Gossip column: Wenger, Valbuena, Suarez, Bale
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Manchester United and Chelsea sent scouts to Benfica's Stadium of Light on Thursday night to watch defender Ezequiel Garay, 27, as he scored the opening goal in their 2-2 draw against Tottenham.
Liverpool have been put on alert by reports that Marseille are planning to offload 29-year-old France international Mathieu Valbuena this summer.
Manchester City are preparing a summer move for Liverpool's Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 27.
Benfica boss Jorge Jesus has confirmed Liverpool's interest in £25m-rated striker Rodrigo, 23.
Inter Milan are favourites to sign Portuguese midfielder William Carvalho, 21, unless Liverpool or Manchester United can get in first.
The agent of Bayern Munich's Mario Mandzukic, 27, has flown into London for talks with Arsenal and Chelsea about the Croatian striker.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to reward left-back Jon Flanagan, 21, with a new contract.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, 52, has revealed he is making plans to overhaul his squad in the summer.
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, 24, is burdened by his £86m world-record transfer fee, according to the club's former president Ramon Calderon.
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says Manchester United can beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals. The former United striker has also backed the club's manager David Moyes.
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has hit back at disparaging comments made by the club's former striker Gary Lineker about current front man Roberto Soldado, 28.
Meanwhile, the club's former goalkeeper Paul Robinson has urged supporters to get behind Sherwood and feels the Spurs boss has endured unfair criticism.
Chelsea have opened contract talks with defender John Terry. The Blues' captain, 33, is out of contract in the summer but wants more than a one-year extension.
Prime Minister David Cameron and US president Barack Obama have been urged to take financial action against Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, 47, for his close links with Russian president Vladimir Putin following the annexation of Crimea.
Losing Arsene Wenger as manager will be a "nightmare" according the former Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood. Wenger takes charge of his 1,000th game when his side face Chelsea on Saturday.
Liverpool's Joe Allen, 24, is becoming one of the Premier League's top midfielders, says Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers.
Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24, has told French media that one day he would like to play for a "great club".
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 24, has revealed he expects Manchester City to win the Premier League title, he feels no pressure over his £86.9m price tag and that he is hopeful Wales can reach a major tournament.
Brazilian security services have staged a mock hostage incident at a World Cup stadium in Brasilia as part of a training exercise.
An investigation has been opened into the 2010 transfer of David Villa from Valencia to Barcelona due to the "suspicion of embezzlement". The Catalan club were recently accused of tax fraud by the Spanish authorities over the transfer of Neymar.
Real Madrid will bring a "spirit of revenge" to El Clasico when they meet Barcelona on Sunday to atone for the "humiliations" of previous seasons.
In a special footballers' edition of Celebrity Mastermind, Jack Wilshere, 22, Scott Parker, 33, and Michael Dawson, 30, will field questions from comedian David Walliams to raise money for Sport Relief.
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