Sunday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours
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Wayne Rooney set up two goals in Manchester United's win over Swansea but the 27-year-old still wants to leave the Old Trafford club, with Chelsea his preferred destination and Arsenal his contingency plan.
Chelsea will offer United £40m for Rooney and hand the England international a four-year deal worth £300,000 a week in their latest attempts to sign him. However, if their latest bid fails, the Blues will switch their attentions to Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski, 24.
Rooney has conceded he will not be allowed to leave Manchester United and that he will spend the 2013-14 season with the Premier League champions.
Manchester United are about to launch an ambitious move for Real Madrid midfield duo Mesut Ozil, 24, and Kaka, 31.
Manchester United boss David Moyes will return to former club Everton to make an £18m bid for 25-year-old midfielder Marouane Fellaini, whose £24m buyout clause recently expired.
Manchester City could be tempted to move for striker Radamel Falcao, 27, as Monaco may have to sell their prize asset because of French tax laws.
Real Madrid have hinted they expect Gareth Bale to join them this summer by leaving the club's number 11 shirt free for the Welshman should he arrive from Tottenham.
Chelsea face a battle with Inter Milan and Napoli if they want to bring Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o, 32, to Stamford Bridge.
Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino has dismissed speculation that the Catalan club will try to sign either Chelsea defender David Luiz, 26, or Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger, 28, after claiming he is happy with his defensive options.
England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 35, hopes the London club will sign Rooney from Manchester United.
Atletico Madrid's 26-year-old playmaker Arda Turan's possible move to either Liverpool or Arsenal has moved a step closer. His agent has been quoted as saying that Turan's transfer to the Premier League this summer is "probable".
Liverpool will make a move for Brazil and Internacional striker Leandro Damiao if Manchester United or Tottenham beat them to the signing of Anzhi Makhachkala forward Willian, 25.
Arsenal will have to pay £25m if they want to sign 27-year-old Swansea striker Michu, while the Gunners are also interested in Manchester City right-back Micah Richards.
Manager Andre Villas-Boas has revealed he turned down offers to leave Tottenham this summer.
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be out for up to three months with a knee injury suffered in his side's 3-1 defeat by Aston Villa on the opening day of the Premier League season.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon says he is no closer to signing a striker despite making a second bid for Schalke's 23-year-old Finnish forward Teemu Pukki as the German club are refusing to sell.
Swansea defender Ashley Williams, 28, admits he is flattered by reports linking him with a switch to Arsenal, but insists he is still fully committed to his current role.
Former Friends actress Jennifer Aniston has become Watford's second celebrity signing of the year after she was presented with a Hornets shirt. Actress Mila Kunis was also presented with a Watford shirt recently.