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Santos striker Neymar, 21, will move to England following next summer's World Cup with Chelsea ready to bid.

Neymar
Neymar made his international debut aged 18

Full story: Daily Star

Liverpool will consider a move for Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa, 25, in the summer.

Full story: Guardian

Arsenal will face competition from Atletico Madrid in the summer for 31-year-old Barcelona striker David Villa.

Full story: Metro

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is making plans for life without on-loan striker Andy Carroll by lining up a £12m move for Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Bony, 24.

Full story: The Sun

Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 25, has said he expects to be sold in the summer but insists he has not agreed to join Manchester United.

Full story: Daily Star

Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini, 31, has revealed he came within hours of quitting the Magpies in January.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Wolves are set to make a summer bid of around £1m for Blackpool defender Alex Baptiste, despite having a bid rejected in January for the 27-year-old.

Full story: Express & Star

OTHER GOSSIP

Jurgen Klopp
Klopp signed a new contract with Dortmund last summer to 2016

Chelsea are considering a fresh move for Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp, 45, as they continue their search for a manager.

Full Story: The Telegraph

Manchester City are confident they will not be punished by Uefa over the new Financial Fair Play rules following a warning from a member of European football's governing body.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, 32, believes he will never be loved by supporters ahead of his 100th cap for England.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Brazil forward Neymar believes England rely too much on 27-year-old striker Wayne Rooney.

Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal's head of youth development and former midfielder Liam Brady believes Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere, 21, will become a renowned England player similar to Paul Gascoigne and Glenn Hoddle.

Full story: talkSPORT

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, has given the Toffees an injury worry ahead of Sunday's meeting with Manchester United after he missed training with Belgium on Tuesday.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

AND FINALLY

England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney passed time on the train journey down to London to face Brazil by interviewing Everton midfielder Leon Osman, 31, and defender Leighton Baines, 28.

Full story: theFA.com

Coventry defender Cyrus Christie, 20, was booked for trying to trip up a pitch invader during the Sky Blues' Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat by Crewe at the Ricoh Arena.

Full story: Daily Mail