Gossip column: Sterling, De Gea, Ibrahimovic, Messi, Ings

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Forward Raheem Sterling, 20, has told Liverpool he will not go on their pre-season tour of Australia and the Far East, which starts at the weekend. (Daily Mirror) 

Manchester City are ready to increase their bid for England international Sterling to £50m. (Sun - subscription required) 

Manchester United are hopeful of signing Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, before flying to the United States on Monday. (Guardian) 

Roma are in talks over signing Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, 29, from Manchester City for £14.1m. (Guardian) 


The Sun leads on Raheem Sterling's future

West Ham are closing in on an £8m deal for Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna, 27. (Daily Mirror) 

Liverpool have been told they will have to pay £32.5m if they are to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 24. (Daily Star) 

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 34, has agreed to leave Real Madrid for Porto - paving the way for Manchester United's David De Gea to move to the Bernabeu. (Sun - subscription required) 

Real Madrid are interested in signing Paris St-Germain's Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 33. (Sport - in Spanish) 

Manchester United have agreed a £12m fee with Torino for Italy international right-back Matteo Darmian, 25. (Sky Italia via Daily Star) 

Fluminense's Brazil forward Kenedy, 19, was having a medical in London on Tuesday before a proposed £6.3m move to Chelsea. (Daily Mail) 

Tottenham are set to complete an £11.5m deal for Toby Alderweireld. Southampton are likely to get a share of the fee for the 26-year-old Atletico Madrid defender, who spent last season on loan with the Saints. (London Evening Standard) 

Liverpool could move for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 24, this summer. (L'Equipe via Talksport) 

QPR want versatile defender Ryan Taylor, 30, who was released by Newcastle last month. (Get West London) 

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The Daily Star leads on a potential Man Utd signing

Celtic will complete the signings of Dundee United striker Nadir Ciftci, 23, and OH Leuven keeper Logan Bailly, 29, before redoubling their efforts to land Real Madrid's 16-year-old midfielder Martin Odegaard. (Daily Express) 

QPR have reservations over Ravel Morrison's character and have halted a move for the 22-year-old Lazio midfielder. (Daily Mail) 

Captain Vincent Kompany, 29, is confident Manchester City can attract the signings they need to challenge for the Premier League title next season. (Manchester Evening News) 

The fee Burnley will receive for striker Danny Ings is set to be decided by tribunal after the Clarets failed to reach an agreement with Liverpool for the 22-year-old England Under-21 international. (Lancashire Telegraph)  

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 28, is considering taking a sabbatical from playing for Argentina after helping them finish second at the Copa America. (Ole, via AS) 

Best of social media

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Vincent Kompany in training at Manchester City

Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany was back in training on Tuesday and, despite the weather, appeared happy to be back. He tweeted:  "First day of training was a Manchester classic. Lots of running, lots of raining. Nice to be back still!"

It would appear former England striker Alan Shearer has lost none of his accuracy after his son Will tweeted a video  of the 44-year-old chipping a ball into a seat before wheeling away in his trademark celebration.

And finally

Chelsea have offered about £11m a year to use Wembley as a temporary home while Stamford Bridge is rebuilt. (Times) 

The Premier League, its players and clubs paid £2.4bn in tax during the 2013-14 season. (London Evening Standard)