Gossip column: Cavani, Coleman, Hazard, Moyes, Szczesny

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Everton boss Roberto Martinez says there is no truth in reports stating the club have opened talks with Manchester United over the sale of full-back Seamus Coleman, 25.

Full story: Daily Star

Manchester United have been turned down by Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, as they cannot offer the 27-year-old the standard of football he wants.

Full story: Daily Star

Edinson Cavani

Standard Liege striker Michy Batshuayi, 20, says he expects to leave the Belgian club if they fail to qualify for the Champions League and hinted his destination of choice would be Arsenal.

Full story: talkSPORT

Joe Hart, 26, could be on his way out of Manchester City with manager Manuel Pellegrini ready to move for Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 32.

Full story: Talksport

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is planning to sign QPR's highly-rated Canadian winger Michael Petrasso, 18.

Full story: Daily Mail

Charlton Athletic midfielder Diego Poyet is a target for Spanish giants Barcelona. The 18-year-old is the son of Sunderland manager Gus Poyet.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required)

OTHER GOSSIP

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 23, says he would sign a life-long contract at Arsenal and has no fear of competing for his place with Iker Casillas if the Real Madrid stopper moves to the Emirates.

Wojciech Szczesny

Full story: Daily Express

Chelsea are ready to hand attacking midfielder Eden Hazard, 23, a new £200,000-a-week deal this summer to ward off interest from Europe's big spenders.

Full story: Daily Express

Meanwhile, Hazard is dreaming of facing Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo or Barcelona's Lionel Messi in the quarter-finals of the Champions League ahead of Friday's draw in Nyon.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

After their last-16 success against Olympiakos, Manchester United manager David Moyes says his side can win the Champions League.

Full story: Guardian

Former Tottenham director of football Damien Comolli has backed under-fire signings Christan Eriksen and Erik Lamela to succeed if the club give them time.

Full story: Talksport

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson fears playing for a team fighting relegation could harm his England World Cup hopes

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson, 26, fears playing for a team fighting relegation could harm his England World Cup hopes.

Full story: Sunderland Echo

Everton are planning to reward midfielder James McCarthy, 23, signed from Wigan at the start of the season, with a new, improved contract.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

The pitch on which England will begin their World Cup campaign against Italy is undergoing emergency repair work after the overuse of fertiliser killed sections of the turf.

Full story: Independent

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 36, believes the club's experienced players will prove decisive in guiding the Blues to the Premier League title this season.

Full story: Guardian

Everton have agreed an extension to their shirt sponsorship deal with Chang, the Thai brewers, which will earn them up to £16m over the next three years - the club's most lucrative deal ever.

Full story: The Times (subscription required)

David Moyes has labelled 40-year-old midfielder Ryan Giggs "a freak" after he helped Manchester United overturn a two-goal first leg deficit to win 3-2 on aggregate in the Champions League against Olympiakos at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Full story: Daily Express

GLOBAL GOSSIP

Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres has nine goals for Chelsea this season

Real Madrid have made a £15m transfer offer for AC Milan's 21 year-old Italian defender Mattia De Sciglio.

Full story: Tuttosport

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is willing to loan out their 29 year-old striker Fernando Torres and sign AS Monaco's Radamel Falcao, 28, and Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa, 25.

Full story: Tuttosport

Transfer talks for Bayern Munich's 22-year-old Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri will begin in summer with Liverpool, Manchester United and Inter Milan interested.

Full story: Bild

AND FINALLY

A number of Borussia Dortmund's players have criticised the club's supporters for their lack of backing during their Champions League last-16 second-league tie with Zenit st Petersburg.

Full story: Guardian

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