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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United will refuse to sell Javier Hernandez, 24, despite interest in the 16-goal striker from Real Madrid.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Liverpool will offer captain Steven Gerrard a two-year contract extension and plan to reunite him with former midfield partner Xabi Alonso by offering Real Madrid £8.5m for the 31-year-old.

Full story: Sunday People

Arsenal are planning to spend £70m on Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, 24, and playmaker Mario Goetze, 20, as well as Bayer Leverkusen defensive midfielder Lars Bender, 23.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Liverpool intend to make up to five signings in the summer, with Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm under consideration.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Manchester City hope to sign winger Alexis Sanchez, 24, two years after the winger snubbed them for Barcelona.

Full story: Sunday People

Stoke City are closing in on £5m Denmark international Andreas Cornelius as a replacement for Peter Crouch. The 20-year-old Copenhagen striker scored one of his country's goals in their 3-0 World Cup qualifying win against the Czech Republic last weekend.

Full story: Sunday Express

OTHER GOSSIP

Ajax manager Frank de Boer, 42, is the favourite to replace Roberto Mancini as Manchester City manager.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Jose Mourinho is set to return as Chelsea manager and he wants to being Cristiano Ronaldo with him from Real Madrid.

Full story: Sunday Express

Manchester United will offer 34-year-old centre-back Rio Ferdinand a one-year contract extension next month.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Frank de Boer
Former Barcelona defender De Boer won the Dutch league title last season with Ajax

Roberto Di Matteo, Steve McClaren and Mark Hughes are the early contenders to replace Martin O'Neill as Sunderland boss.

Full story: The Shields Gazette

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger fears for Abou Diaby's career after the 26-year-old midfielder was ruled out this week for nine months with a ruptured cruciate ligament — his 36th injury in seven years.

Full story: The Sun

Everton's David Moyes and Jose Mourinho top the shortlist of names Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has compiled to replace interim manager Rafael Benitez.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Chris Coleman has hinted he is ready to commit his future to Wales and attempt to lead them into Euro 2016.

Full story: The Sun

AND FINALLY

A Blackpool fan was ejected from Ewood Park after he turned up to Friday's Championship game wearing a chicken suit in a bid to taunt Blackburn's owners Venky's.

Full story: Metro