Gossip column: Messi, Nocerino, Gerrard, Rami, Tello, Toure, Cole
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Manchester City are said to be working on a remarkable £250m deal to sign Lionel Messi, 26, from Barcelona this summer.
The agent of Jackson Martinez insists Porto have not entered talks with Roma over the sale of the 27-year-old Colombia international, a target for Chelsea.
Valencia have offered Manchester United the chance to sign French 28-year-old centre-back Adil Rami for £10m after a proposed move to AC Milan stalled.
Liverpool and Manchester City target Keita Balde Diao, Lazio's 19-year-old Spanish-born Senegalese forward, will pen a new contract at the Italian club next week, according to his agent.
Manchester City are set to miss out on the signing of San Lorenzo's Angel Correa, with Spanish league leaders Atletico Madrid believed to be a likely destination for the 19-year-old Argentine striker.
West Ham United's 29-year-old loanee midfielder Antonio Nocerino says he wants to make his stay at Upton Park permanent by moving from Serie A club AC Milan at the end of this season.
Roma are reportedly plotting a loan move for Tottenham midfielder Paulinho, 25, with a view to a permanent deal at the end of next season, according to reports in Italy.
Liverpool are hopeful they can complete the £12m signing of Barcelona's 22-year-old forward Cristian Tello if the Catalan club are successful in their appeal against a Fifa-imposed transfer ban.
Bayern Munich are on the trail of Arsenal target Aymeric Laporte, 19, ahead of the summer transfer window.
Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, 27, insists he has no intention of leaving the Spanish club, despite reported interest from Arsenal and Manchester United.
Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu, 22, says he is happy to make his loan stay at Spanish outfit Valencia permanent, but insists the final decision rests with his parent club.
Ligue 1 champions Paris St-Germain will move for Manchester City's 30-year-old midfielder Yaya Toure if they fail in a bid to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, this summer.
Arsenal's France international defender Laurent Koscielny, 28, has promised to give the Gunners an answer on his future before the World Cup finals begin, amid reports of interest from Paris St-Germain.
Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, 33, could be once again overlooked as manager Jose Mourinho considers a replacement for the suspended Branislav Ivanovic ahead of Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg away to Atletico Madrid.
Manchester United's 25-year-old Spanish attacking midfielder Juan Mata says manager David Moyes has the full support of senior players at the club, despite enduring a disappointing debut season in the Old Trafford dugout.
Some Arsenal players will be forced to take a 25% pay cut if the club fail to qualify for next season's Champions League.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says 33-year-old club captain Steven Gerrard is the best controlling midfielder player in Europe.
Manchester City's owners will continue to support manager Manuel Pellegrini, despite speculation suggesting the Chilean will be fired if the club fail to win the title this season.
100m and 200m Olympic champion Usain Bolt was amazed by the pace shown by Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 24, who scored the winning goal in Wednesday's Copa del Rey final victory over Barcelona.
A 16-year-old from an impoverished area of India is on the brink of becoming a real-life Slumdog Millionaire - after winning a dream trial at Manchester United.
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