Monday's gossip column

LUIS SUAREZ GOSSIP

Liverpool are under mounting pressure to sell Luis Suarez, 26, after the striker bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during Sunday's 2-2 Premier League draw at Anfield.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Manager Brendan Rodgers has warned the Uruguay international that no player at Anfield is irreplaceable.

Full story: the Guardian 

Former referee Graham Poll has called on Suarez to be banned over the incident.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez was banned for biting PSV Eindhoven's Otman Bakkal while at Ajax

Steven Howard, the Sun's chief sports writer, believes that Liverpool should sell Suarez, writing: "Now Liverpool must wash their hands of him after yesterday's events at Anfield."

Full story: the Sun 

Oliver Kay, chief football correspondent of the Times, described the biting incident as "disturbing", writing: "Just like when he bit Otman Bakkal on the shoulder when playing for Ajax against PSV Eindhoven in November 2010, it looked like instinct - and that, whether you are one of the best footballers in the world or a two-year-old in a nursery, is a disturbing instinct to have."

Full story: the Times (subscription required) 

Daily Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter has called Suarez a "liability", adding: "Liverpool will survive if the shamed Suarez is sold."

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

But Tony Evans, football editor of the Times, agrees that Suarez should be banned for up to eight matches. "Yet those who call for Suarez to be thrown out of the game have succumbed to hysteria," he adds.

Full story: the Times (subscription required) 

Boxer Mike Tyson is now following Luis Suarez on Twitter after the Liverpool striker bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during Sunday's match between the two clubs.

Full story: Metro 

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski, 24, will wait to discover whether Manchester United keep Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez before deciding whether to move to Old Trafford.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Tottenham are keen to sign former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, 25, who has struggled to get into the team at Barcelona this season.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Everton boss David Moyes wants to improve his attacking options for next season with a £5m deal for FC Copenhagen striker Andreas Cornelius, 20.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Real Madrid are keen to agree a new deal with winger Christiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid are keen to agree a new deal with winger Christiano Ronaldo

Fulham have opened talks about a £5.1m summer deal for Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, 30.

Full story: Goal.com 

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has vowed to extend 28-year-old winger Cristiano Ronaldo's contract with the club beyond 2015.

Full story: El Mundo (in Spanish) 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola has encouraged Juventus to make an offer for the 31-year-old Paris St-Germain striker.

Full story: tuttosport.com (in Italian) 

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has called on his board to do all they can to keep top scorer Gary Hooper, 25.

Full story: Irish Examiner 

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes patience is required if the club are to bring back the glory days - or, failing that, a huge transfer fund.

Full story: the Sun 

Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has emerged as a leading candidate for the Everton job should David Moyes leave Goodison Park this summer.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Manchester City have added Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone and PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti to their four-man shortlist to succeed Roberto Mancini this summer, alongside Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini and Borussia Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp.

Full story: Daily Star 

Mancini says that the attitude of his players has effectively handed Manchester United the Premier League title.

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay is being linked with Everton

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay is being linked with Everton

Full story: the Guardian 

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has backed his players to set a new Premier League record of 96 points by winning their final five matches.

Full story: the Times (subscription required) 

And Ferguson is confident that centre-back Rio Ferdinand, 34, will sign a new deal to stay at United.

Full story: Daily Star 

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert believes a party-like atmosphere at Old Trafford could help his side spoil Manchester United's hopes of clinching the Premier League title tonight.

Full story: the Independent 

Southampton striker Rickie Lambert, 31, says the PFA Player of the Year snub for Swansea's Michu, 27, proves there is a bias against "smaller" clubs.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Rafael Benitez has earned some rare praise at Chelsea, with Blues defender David Luiz, 25, revealing he loves the way the Spaniard encourages his team to play.

Full story: Daily Express 

GLOBAL GOSSIP (from BBC Monitoring)

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, 61, says he will not resign despite facing an investigation for alleged tax evasion.

Full story: Die Welt (in German) 

Pep Guardiola plans to conduct his first media conference as Bayern Munich boss in German when he joins the club.

Full story: El Mundo (in Spanish) 

AND FINALLY

Sunderland chairman Ellis Short celebrated his side's victory over Everton with Black Cats fans in a bar and Indian restaurant, where the Texan left a £1,800 tip.

Full story: Sunderland Echo 

And defender Carlos Cuellar, 31, says new Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio motivated him before Saturday's 1-0 win over Everton by giving him a cuddle.

Full story: the Independent