Gossip column: Smalling, Welbeck, Fabregas, Barry, Suarez

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Midfielder Gareth Barry, 33, is keen to remain at Everton next season after impressing there on loan from Manchester City.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Arsenal will make a shock £13m move for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, 24, this summer.

Chris Smalling
Smalling joined Manchester United in 2010

Full story: Daily Star

Tottenham are keen on Man Utd striker Danny Welbeck, 23, as Daniel Levy looks for a top-class striker.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

But Spurs are unlikely to be the only team after Welbeck's services after the England striker has hinted he is ready to quit Old Trafford in order to get more playing time.

Full story: Sun (subscription required)

Real Madrid are plotting a record-breaking £90m bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 27, in the summer.

Full story: caughtoffside.com

Manchester United's proposed deal for former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas could be back on after Barcelona reportedly told the 26-year-old midfielder they will listen to offers for him.

Full story: Metro

Barcelona winger Pedro, 26, is close to quitting the Catalan club after losing his regular starting place - particularly in the Champions League - and Manchester City and Manchester United are interested.

Full story: Daily Star

Manchester City are also keen to sign Spain winger Iker Muniain - dubbed the Spanish Messi - and hope to seal a deal for just £15m because the 21-year-old has just over a year left on his deal with Athletic Bilbao.

Full story: Sun (subscription required)


Roy Hodgson is urging Premier League clubs not to ruin England's World Cup chances by picking players for end-of-season friendlies.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, 32, has voted for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 27, as his PFA Player of the Year, despite the ugly race row between the two in October 2011.

Full story: Sunday Mirror


A Brazilian football manager is in trouble after allegedly calling a lineswoman "a hot chick" as she ran the line in front of him at a Brazilian third division game, although he denies saying it.

Full story: Metro

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