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Incoming Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola plans to make a £50m bid for Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, 23.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United midfielder Anderson, 24, says he has tried to leave Old Trafford "many times" but still has three years left on his contract.

Full story: The Sun

Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund will compete with Tottenham to land giant 22-year-old Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool could move for Spartak Moscow striker Emmanuel Emenike, 25, in the summer if they sell Luis Suarez. Emenike recently scored four goals in Nigeria's successful Africa Cup of Nations campaign.

Full story: Izvestia (in Russian)

Portuguese right back Miguel Monteiro, 33, will train at Wigan so the club can decide whether to sign him as a free agent.

Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea have no plans to name former boss Jose Mourinho, 50, as replacement for interim manager Rafael Benitez, and have instead targeted Juventus's Antonio Conte, 43.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Initial enquiries have been made by Chelsea to Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini about whether the 59-year-old Chilean would be interested in taking over at Stamford Bridge next season.

Full story: Emol Deportes (in Spanish)

Chelsea could also move for Everton manager David Moyes, 49, if he does not extend his current deal that expires in the summer.

Pellegrini counts River Plate, Villarreal and Real Madrid among his former clubs
Pellegrini counts River Plate, Villarreal and Real Madrid among his former clubs

Full story: The Independent

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says it could be game over for his number one defensive pairing Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand after some impressive performances from defender Jonny Evans.

Full story: The Sun

Winger Junior Hoilett could return for relegation-threatened QPR in next week's game with Premier League leaders Manchester United as the 22-year-old is recovering well from a hamstring injury.

Full story: London Evening Standard

Stoke manager Tony Pulis will delay contract talks with midfielder Dean Whitehead until the end of the season. The 31-year-old's current deal expires at the end of June.

Full story: Stoke Sentinel

Bayern Munich forward Arjen Robben reckons Arsenal have not won a trophy in eight years because they keep selling all their best players.

Full story: The Daily Telegraph

AND FINALLY

Striker Didier Drogba showed Chelsea what they are missing after he scored five minutes into his debut for latest club Galatasaray. The 34-year-old left Chelsea to join Shanghai Shenhua in the summer but has now swapped China for Turkey.

Full story: Fanatik (in German)

A batch of Real Madrid youngsters will learn from a true master next season as legendary former midfielder Zinedine Zidane looks set to return to coach one of their youth teams.

Full story: El Confidencial (in Spanish)