Gossip column: Kaboul, Lukaku, Wenger, Van Gaal, Candreva

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Younes Kaboul
Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul is out of contract in the summer

Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul, 28, is ready to follow in the footsteps of Sol Campbell by quitting Spurs to join bitter rivals Arsenal on a free transfer.

Full story: Daily Star

Kaboul has used Twitter to insist that rumours about a move to Arsenal are "100 per cent not true".

Full story: Goal.com

Everton loanee Romelu Lukaku, 20, will be allowed to join Tottenham this summer but only if the Belgium international's parent club Chelsea land £31.5million target striker Diego Costa, 25, from Atletico Madrid.

Full story: Daily Mail

Hugo Lloris is at the centre of a three-way transfer tussle, with Paris St-Germain and Atletico Madrid aiming to lure the 27-year-old Tottenham goalkeeper away from White Hart Lane this summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham are targeting "three to five" summer signings as they start planning for next season following Monday night's 2-1 win at Sunderland.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham winger Erik Lamela, 22, will not be quitting Spurs at the end of the season, says his brother.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Real Madrid defender Marcelo, 25, a transfer target for Liverpool, has played down the chances of him leaving the Bernabeu in the summer.

Full story: Talksport

Aston Villa and Newcastle will join Arsenal in the race to sign Toulouse defender Serge Aurier, 21, this summer.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Liverpool and Manchester United are among a quartet of clubs looking to scupper Lazio's bid to keep winger Antonio Candreva, 27, at the Stadio Olimpico.

Full story: Talksport


Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, 32, believes United can "hurt" Bayern Munich in the Champions League second leg after Tuesday's 1-1 draw.

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger has been Arsenal boss since 1996

Full story: Daily Express

Arsenal players want Arsene Wenger as their manager for years to come, says defender Thomas Vermaelen, 28.

Full story: Daily Mirror

West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 20, faces an uncertain future after being blamed for conceding a late equaliser in Saturday's 3-3 draw with relegation rivals Cardiff and then coming to blows with midfielder James Morrison in the dressing room.

Full story: Daily Star

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 25, will not risk his World Cup dream with Argentina by hurrying back from a hamstring injury to help his club win the Premier League.

Full story: Daily Express

Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal is said to be willing to work with the current Tottenham squad should he be appointed Spurs boss in the summer.

Full story: Independent

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse, 28, has put thoughts on his future on hold until the end of the season as he concentrates his efforts in gaining a regular first-team berth.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle

Fulham boss Felix Magath will face a 30% pay cut if the club are relegated this season.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni, 34, is desperate to stay at the club but admits the future is unclear.

Full story: London Evening Standard

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola says he wants 24-year-old midfielder Toni Kroos - a Manchester United target - to extend his contract beyond 2015.

Full story: L'Equipe (in French)

Chelsea face tough competition from Italian sides Juventus and Roma in the battle to recruit Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 18.

Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian)

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 21, who has been linked with a summer move to Real Madrid, says he will make a decision about his future next week.

Luis Suarez has scored 29 goals in 31 appearances for Liverpool this season
Luis Suarez has scored 29 goals in 31 appearances for Liverpool this season

Full story: AS (in Spanish)

Real Madrid want to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 27, but the £100m price tag makes it an "uneasy deal" for the Spanish giants.

Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian)

Paris St-Germain are willing to offer £45m to Chelsea for their Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard, 23.

Full story: L'Equipe (in French)


Daily Telegraph journalist Chris Bascombe has revealed that he was the reporter caught on Twitter searching online for photos of dogs during last night's Champions League match between Manchester United and Bayern Munich - and has explained why.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

West Ham striker Andy Carroll, 25, admitted he is likely to have upset his mother after scoring in Monday's win over Sunderland.

Full story: Daily Star

The Football Association has withdrawn plans for players' wives, girlfriends and families to join the England squad at their pre-World Cup training camp in Miami.

Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 26, had such a poor performance against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday that he was not even given a rating in the Spanish newspaper AS.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

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