Gossip column: Cazorla, Dybala, Cech, Kone, Foster, Van Gaal

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Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla, 30, has played down talk of a summer move to Atletico Madrid. (El Mundo) 

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The Daily Mirror back page leads on Andros Townsend's goal for England against Italy

Palermo's prolific striker Paulo Dybala, 21, has made Arsenal his "first choice" should he leave the Serie A club for the Premier League. (Radio Marte) 

The Gunners are also awaiting clarification regarding Petr Cech's future at Chelsea before moving for the Czech goalkeeper, 32. (Daily Mail) 

Cologne defender Kevin Wimmer, 22, says he is ready to make his "dream" move to Tottenham, but a fee has yet to be agreed with the Bundesliga club. (Daily Mirror) 

Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao, 27, says it would be "an honour" to join Manchester United. (Daily Telegraph) 

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will renew his efforts to sign Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa, 24, with a £20million bid. (Daily Mirror) 


Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn claims the club has "sold its soul", but still believes the future of the club is bright, pointing to the success of emerging young players at Elland Road. (Guardian) 

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby, 28, made his first appearance for the club's reserve team on his way back from serious injury. (Daily Telegraph) 

Aston Villa's American owner Randy Lerner has flown to England for talks with a view to selling the club. (Daily Mail) 

Gary Locke, 39, has been offered the Kilmarnock manager's job, but wants several clauses taken out, including a 'sack clause' before he accepts it. (Daily Express) 

In an interview with MUTV, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says being a "slow player" has made him a better manager. (Independent) 

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Tottenham forward Townsend scored as England drew 1-1 in an international friendly with Italy

Everton striker Arouna Kone, 31, wants to put his injury-ravaged first two seasons at Goodison Park behind him. (Liverpool Echo) 

West Brom's injured goalkeeper Ben Foster, 31, says his side will be in good hands with understudy Boaz Myhill, 32. (Birmingham Mail) 

Gareth Southgate is reluctant to include players not involved in the qualifying campaign in his Euro 2015 England Under-21 squad. (Talksport) 


Tottenham forward Harry Kane, who started in England's 1-1 draw in Italy on Tuesday, tweeted:  "Proud night making my first start for England! Great experience for me and one I can only learn from! Hopefully more to come!"

Southampton's 20-year-old midfielder James Ward-Prowse, who scored the winner in England Under-21's 3-2 victory over Germany on Monday, said on Instagram:  "Thanks for all the support guys! Been a great week, now looking forward to being back with the Saints!"


A Twitter user has provided compelling evidence that a picture of himself aged 12 is the inspiration behind a tattoo on England and Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason's arm. (Metro)