Gossip column: Olic, Cavani, Man Utd, Moyes, Luiz, Wenger

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Edinson Cavani's brother has enlisted a new agent for the Paris St-Germain striker in a bid to discuss potential transfers, with Manchester United keen to sign the 27-year-old Uruguay international.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Ivica Olic

Olic joined Wolfsburg in 2012 after three years with Bayern Munich and has also played for Hamburg

Croatia international striker Ivica Olic, 34, has finalised a new contract with Wolfsburg after deciding against a move to Stoke.

Full story: Sky Sports 

Former Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas, now in charge of Russian club Zenit St Petersburg, is seeking to capture Fiorentina's 25-year-old winger Juan Cuadrado, who has also reportedly been a target for Manchester United and Arsenal.

Full story: Inside Futbol 

Manchester United are convinced they will sign Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, 18, in a £30m deal that was planned before David Moyes's sacking earlier this week.

Full story: Guardian 

Barcelona will look to push through a move for Chelsea midfielder David Luiz, 27, after their transfer ban was temporarily lifted.

Full story: Talksport 

Jose Mourinho's interest in Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, 25, could be ended because Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is thought to be keen on bringing Cavani to Stamford Bridge instead.

Full story: Daily Express 

Barcelona have joined the pursuit of Tottenham's Belgium international defender Jan Vertonghen, 27, who is also wanted by Roma.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is thought to be considering a move for Manchester United and England midfielder Tom Cleverley, 23, as a long-term replacement for 33-year-old Leon Osman.

Full story: Daily Mail  

The Toffees are also considering a move for another Manchester United England international, 23-year-old striker Danny Welbeck.

Full story: Daily Express 

Crystal Palace are likely to make another bid for Sochaux striker Cedric Bakambu, 23, after a failed attempt to land him in January

Full story: Daily Mirror 

With uncertainty over the future of 26-year-old Netherlands international goalkeeper Tim Krul at Newcastle, the Magpies are looking at Jeroen Zoet, 23, of PSV Eindhoven, and Celtic's Fraser Forster, 26, as possible replacements.

Full story: Newcastle Journal 

Newcastle have been offered Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere for about £4.5m, but are likely to reject the chance to sign the 24-year-old, who has scored 13 goals in 33 games this season.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle 

Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, now the Napoli boss, is keen to sign Reds defender Daniel Agger, 29, this summer.

Full story: Daily Express 

Newcastle will make a renewed bid to sign Benfica's Serbia midfielder Filip Djuricic, 22, after meeting the player's representative last week.

Full story: Talksport 

Southampton's Calum Chambers, 19, is being scouted by Arsenal as a possible replacement for Bacary Sagna, 31.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Newcastle and Sunderland face a tussle to sign Sporting Lisbon winger Diego Capel, 26.

Full story: Talksport 

Promoted Brentford have re-opened talks with striker Clayton Donaldson, 30, who has scored 18 goals in 46 games but is out of contract in the summer.

Full story: GetWestLondon 

MANCHESTER UNITED GOSSIP

David Moyes

Moyes spent 11 years as Everton manager but was dismissed at Manchester United after 10 months

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has emerged as a candidate to become Tottenham boss.

Full story: London Evening Standard 

Moyes accused his Manchester United stars of playing like girls during his ill-fated reign at Old Trafford - and claimed they were trying to get him the sack.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required) 

Current Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is one of the favourites for the United manager's job, and he would like the club's former midfielder Roy Keane to become his assistant.

Full story: Manchester Evening News 

Ryan Giggs told United's players "we will go back to playing like Manchester United" during his first team talk following his appointment as the club's interim manager.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Manchester United co-chairmen Joel and Avram Glazer, plus director brother Bryan, are flying to England to consult with chief executive Ed Woodward over the recruitment of the club's next manager.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Eric Harrison, United's former youth-team coach who guided the famous 'Class of 92', which included Giggs and Paul Scholes, says the spirit has been missing from the side this season and hopes it can return under the guidance of players he knows well.

Full story: Manchester Evening News 

OTHER GOSSIP

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, 64, is planning to sign a new contract at the club this summer - and then go on a £70m spending spree to improve the Gunners squad.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 27, says his team need to show more character and admitted it would be "difficult to do worse" against the big clubs next season.

Full story: Daily Star 

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will be asked to explain the club's end-of-season slump at a pre-arranged summer summit with owner Mike Ashley - with David Moyes' sudden availability putting his role under further pressure.

Full story: Newcastle Journal 

Swansea are concerned that striker Michu, 28, will not play again this season because of a troublesome ankle injury.

Full story: South Wales Evening Post 

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini, 32, has admitted his team's performances in 2014 have "not been good enough".

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle 

Chelsea's board have approved Jose Mourinho's controversial plans to field a weakened team in Sunday's Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield.

Full story: the Times (subscription required) 

A takeover of Birmingham has moved a step closer after proposals from at least five interested parties were discussed at a board meeting of the Blues' parent company, Birmingham International Holdings Ltd.

Full story: Birmingham Mail 

QPR boss Harry Redknapp admits he has been inundated with offers of players for next season - but has told agents he will not make any decisions until he knows what division the club will be in.

Full story: GetWestLondon 

Former defender Sol Campbell believes Arsenal can become genuine challengers once again next season if they buy a couple more players who can "frighten" the opposition.

Full story: The Independent 

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

In addition to David Luiz, Barcelona are looking at Paris St-Germain's Thiago Silva, 29, Athletic Bilbao's Aymeric Laporte, 19, Villarreal's Mateo Musacchio, 23, Real Sociedad's Inigo Martinez, 22, and FC Basel's Fabian Schar, 22, as possible transfer targets to strengthen their defence.

Full story: Marca (in Spanish) 

Inter Milan president Erick Thohir is waiting to receive offers for goalkeeper Samir Handanovic. AS Monaco, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City and Real Madrid have shown an interest in the 29-year-old Slovenia international.

Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian) 

Bayer Leverkusen have begun making enquiries for Hamburg's 20-year-old Turkey international midfielder and Liverpool-target Hakan Calhanoglu.

Full story: Bild (in German) 

Juventus are still unsure about extending the contract of Mauricio Isla, despite strong praise from compatriot Arturo Vidal for the 25-year-old Chilean midfielder.

Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian) 

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is the only viable option for AC Milan if they decide to sack current coach Clarence Seedorf at the end of the season.

Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian) 

AND FINALLY

The David Moyes "Chosen One" banner has been removed from the Stretford End at Old Trafford. It was thought to have appeared on internet auction site ebay, but The Stretford End Flags group - who paid £840 for it - have confirmed that the listing is a spoof and that, despite 142 bids taking the current price to £154,100, the banner is not for sale yet.

Full story: The Independent 

A Liverpool fan in Kosovo who vowed not to have his hair cut until Liverpool won the Premier League is so confident the Reds will win the title that he has booked himself into the hairdressers for the first time in 11 years.

Full story: Metro 

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