Gossip column: Lukaku, Suarez, Cole, Giggs, Ancelotti

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, accepts Chelsea will have the "last word" over his future even though he appears to be enjoying life on loan at Everton.

Full story: Daily Express 

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, 35 is wanted by several Championship clubs, with Nottingham Forest one of the teams interested.

Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku has enjoyed good form while on loan at Goodison Park

Full story: Daily Mail 

Liverpool are expecting a £70m bid from Real Madrid for newly crowned PFA Footballer of the Year Luis Suarez, 27.

Full story: Sun (subscription required) 

Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana, 25, is set to become the first piece in Liverpool's Champions League jigsaw next season despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

French giants Paris St-Germain are hoping to lure Manchester United forward Adnan Januzaj, 19, to the French capital with the promise of a huge salary and a guarantee of Champions League football.

Full story: FootyLatest.com 

Chelsea want to open negotiations over a new contract for defender Ashley Cole, 33, after the left-back's impressive first-team comeback.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis wants £30m to take the club to the next level, with Sunderland forward Connor Wickham, 21, and Stoke midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, 25, among his targets.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Palace will make a formal contract offer to goalkeeper Julian Speroni, 34, next month.

Olivier Giroud

Arsenal striker Giroud was a £13m signing from Montpellier in 2012

Full story: Daily Mail 

Everton manager Roberto Martinez claims he will need to sign at least six players in the summer if they are to compete in Europe next season.

Full story: Daily Express 

Spanish side Atletico Madrid have added 27-year-old Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud to their ever-growing list of striker targets.

Full story: Daily Mail 

OTHER GOSSIP

Interim boss Ryan Giggs has not given up hope of being named Manchester United's next permanent manager.

Full story: Manchester Evening News 

Former Tottenham forward Clive Allen says that he expects Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti to become the club's new manager in the summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Carlo Ancelotti

Ancelotti has long been tipped for a return to the Premier League

First-team coach and Aston Villa legend Gordon Cowans says he feels he has a duty to keep the club in the Premier League.

Full story: Birmingham Mail 

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew faces talks at the end of the season with owner Mike Ashley about his future at St James' Park.

Full story: the Guardian 

Swansea City will hold talks with Garry Monk to "reflect on his time in charge" before deciding whether to make him their full-time manager.

Full story: South Wales Evening Post 

Former Everton hero Ian Snodin believes his former club will go all out to claim a victory over Manchester City when the sides meet in the Premier League on Saturday.

Full story: Liverpool Daily Post 

Former Birmingham City owner David Gold says he was right to sell Blues to Carson Yeung but he would be devastated if the club were relegated from the Championship.

Full story: Birmingham Mail 

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has ruled himself out of a return to Old Trafford in a coaching capacity with the 42-year-old insisting he is happy with his current role as assistant to Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill.

Christian Benteke

Benteke is currently sidelined with a ruptured achilles

Full story: Sun (subscription required) 

Strikers Christian Benteke, 23, and Gabriel Agbonlahor, 27, are facing pay cuts if Aston Villa lose their battle to stay in the Premier League.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as Tottenham's number one managerial target.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

West Brom are planning for life without manager Pepe Mel next season - even if he keeps them up.

Full story: Daily Star 

Ryan Giggs's hopes of winning four straight games as Manchester United manager have been boosted by news that striker Robin van Persie is approaching match fitness.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has reached an agreement with Manchester United to become their next manager.

Full story: De Telegraaf (in Dutch) 

United's negotiations with Van Gaal appear to have hit a hitch relating to how Giggs would fit into the substantial entourage of staff the Dutchman may want to bring to Old Trafford.

Full story: Independent 

Brian McDermott is again worried about his future as Leeds manager after Benito Carbone was handed a job at Elland Road.

Full story: Daily Star 

GLOBAL GOSSIP

Turkish club Fenerbahce are in advanced negotiations with Arsenal over the transfer of French defender Bacary Sagna, 31.

Full story : L'Equipe (French) 

French legend Zinedine Zidane has asked Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba to join him at Real Madrid but Paris St-Germain are willing to offer 70m euros (£57m) for the 21-year-old.

Full story: Tuttosport (Italian) 

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola says midfielder Frank Ribery, 31, "needs to be edgy" in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.

Full story: L'Equipe (French) 

AND FINALLY

England's World Cup squad will be invited to the super-middleweight world title rematch at Wembley between Carl Froch and George Groves on 31 May, the day before they fly out to their pre-tournament World Cup warm-up camp in Miami.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required) 

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