Tuesday's gossip column - Lukaku, Cisse and Borini

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Roy Keane says his struggling former club Manchester United need "five or six new players" to make up for having "cut corners" in the transfer market.

Full story: itv.com

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse, 28, risks being sold by the club if his form does not improve during the remainder of the season.

Full story: Daily Express

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, who is on loan at Everton, says he wants to be playing in the Champions League next season but whether that is with the Stamford Bridge club depends on manager Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is on loan at Everton
Lukaku has scored nine league goals while on loan at Everton so far this season

Full story: London Evening Standard

Manchester United striker Federico Macheda's contract at the club comes to an end in May but the 22-year-old says he is concentrating more on playing well while on loan at Birmingham than his future.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini is on loan at Sunderland, whose manager Gus Poyet says the 22-year-old is "a very special character that would be in any XI in any team".

Full story: Sunderland Echo

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 27, would be interested in leaving Spurs to join Arsenal at the end of the season, according to Gunners striker Olivier Giroud.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Spurs and Arsenal are considering making summer bids for 23-year-old Udinese midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, a Ghana international.

Full story: Inside Futbol

Manchester City will turn their attentions to France midfielder Blaise Matuidi, 26, following reports that Brazilian target Fernando has penned a new deal at Porto.

Full story: Talksport

Manchester City's pursuit of 12-year-old Kevin Ackermann has left IFK Gothenburg academy director Roger Gustafsson concerned. He said: 'We certainly think it's scary here. It's not a trend we want to see."

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United boss David Moyes will be dealt a blow in his attempts to bring Paul Pogba back to the club with the 20-year-old France midfielder set to sign a new deal with Italian club Juventus.

Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Luis Suarez & Edinson Cavani
Uruguay internationals Suarez and Cavani

Luis Suarez is "loving life" at Liverpool and believes the club can achieve something special under Brendan Rodgers, according to his Uruguay strike partner Edinson Cavani.

Full story: Daily Express

Brendan Rodgers must maintain his team's rate of improvement if he is to be offered a new deal by the club's owners. The 41-year-old has 18 months remaining on the contract he signed in 2012.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson's impressive form for the club this season will see the 23-year-old offered an extension to his current contract, which has two years left to run.

Full story: Daily Star

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho labelled West Brom a "Mickey Mouse club" after a controversial penalty awarded by Andre Marriner saved the Blues from defeat in a 2-2 draw earlier this season. Baggies boss Pepe Mel believes his players will use the jibe as motivation when the two teams play on Tuesday.

Full story: Daily Express

Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, 28, has rejected a new contract with the club and will leave at the end of the season.

Full story: Metro

Sam Allardyce said West Ham's record signing Andy Carroll might not get back into the Hammers' starting 11 if Carlton Cole and Marco Borriello do well in his absence.

Full story: Daily Star

Former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva says footballers in Brazil are considering going on strike because of "bad pitches, shabby dressing rooms, and as we have seen lately, security issues".

Full story: Guardian

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Bayern Munich's 35-year-old striker Claudio Pizarro says he is keeping his options open regarding his future. The Peruvian has been linked with a move to Turkish club Besiktas.

Full story: Bild (in German)

German prodigy Max Meyer, 18, says he is aware of interest from international clubs but has no reason to leave Schalke.

Full story: Welt (in German)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says now is not the right time to discuss the renewal of manager Tata Marino's contract.

Full story: AS.com (in Spanish)

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 26, says he watches videos of team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo before matches to get inspired.

Full story: AS.com (in Spanish)

Monaco defender Eric Abidal, 34, says the "objective is to play in the Champions League" next year, after the club held rivals Paris St-Germain to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

Full story: L'Equipe (in French)

AND FINALLY

British illusionist Dynamo provided the entertainment at Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo's 29th birthday party.

Full story: Daily Mail

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