Gossip column: Diego Costa, Mario Mandzukic, Jan Vertonghen

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea are preparing a £27m summer offer for Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa, 25, after making him their top transfer target.

Full story: Metro

Tottenham, West Ham, Fulham, Barcelona and Inter Milan are all keen on signing Charlton midfielder Diego Poyet, the 18-year-old son of Sunderland boss Gus Poyet.

Full story: Daily Express

Francisco Alcacer
Francisco Alcacer has scored six goals in 13 league appearances for Valencia after coming through the club's academy

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, 26, has two years remaining on his contract but the Belgium defender is thought to be considering his options for next season.

Full story: Evening Standard

Chelsea are set to reprise their interest in Bosnia international Senad Lulic, 28, who may leave Serie A side Lazio this summer.

Full story: Talksport

Bundesliga side Wolfsburg say a summer bid for Mario Mandzukic, 27, is 'unlikely', improving Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea's chances of signing the Bayern Munich forward.

Full story: Daily Express

Liverpool, Roma, Inter and Juventus are among clubs showing interest in Porto's Argentine winger Juan Iturbe, 20.

Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle will launch a second bid to sign Remy Cabella, 24, from French side Montpellier this summer.

Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal may make a summer move for Valencia striker Francisco Alcacer, 20, as a replacement for out-of-favour Nicklas Bendtner, 26.

Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle could face a fight to keep hold of Mathieu Debuchy, 28, this summer as Roma want to sign the France full-back.

Full story: Talksport

OTHER GOSSIP

Everton boss Roberto Martinez, 40, has emerged as the leading candidate to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

Full story: Daily Star

Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez
Liverpool's Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge have scored 24 and 21 goals respectively in all competitions this season

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admits he will seek professional help to cure anger problems, following his headbutt on Hull's David Meyler that led to a seven-match ban.

Full story: Newcastle Journal

Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, 28, has turned down a last-ditch attempt by Arsenal to convince him to sign a new contract.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Jermain Defoe, 31 remains hopeful he can secure a place in England's World Cup squad after his move to FC Toronto in the MLS.

Full story: Daily Mail

Former Tottenham coach Andre Villas-Boas could lose out to ex-Rangers boss Dick Advocaat, 66, for the managerial vacancy at Russian club Zenit St Petersburg.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 24, says his occasional on-field friction with Luis Suarez, 27, helps improve the side.

Full story: Guardian

Manchester City's Yaya Toure, 30, has accused Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho of talking too much and not showing other clubs enough respect.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Pepe Mel admits he could be sacked if his West Brom side fail to win away to Swansea this weekend.

Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge reveals he has nicknamed his club and England captain Steven Gerrard 'James Bond' because the 33-year-old can do everything, football-wise.

Full story: Daily Mirror

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