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Swansea's Dutch goalkeeper Michel Vorm, 29, is a surprise target for Spanish giants Barcelona.

Turkish international striker Burak Yilmaz, 27, could leave Galatasaray for £10m this summer and has been linked with Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Burak Yilmaz
Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz could leave this summer for £10m

Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 32, will follow his example and end his career at Anfield by signing a new contract.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is keen to sign Lille's £12m-rated Cameroon defender Aurelien Chedjou, 27, but Spanish club Valencia are also interested.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Southampton are trying to sign Senegal defender Lamine Sane, 26, from Bordeaux.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

Bolton winger Gregg Wylde is wanted by Celtic just a year after quitting Rangers for the Wanderers.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Martin O'Neill could be offered the Leeds job in the wake of Neil Warnock's Elland Road exit.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link


Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, 27, will be fit for the derby against neighbours Manchester City on Monday after missing the Easter programme with a groin injury.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, 25, rejects claims by his manager Roberto Mancini, 48, that he is only playing at half his ability.

Full story: The Times (subscription required)external-link

Steven Gerrard, 33, describes Liverpool's campaign as "inconsistent" and states they only have themselves to blame if they miss out on Europe.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Spurs winger Gareth Bale, 23, who scored in the 2-1 win at Swansea City on Saturday, has backed Michael Laudrup's men to finish in the top half of the Premier League.

Full story: South Wales Echoexternal-link

Newcastle's slide down the Premier League will not stop the Magpies going for victory in the Europa League against Benfica in Portugal on Thursday, says manager Alan Pardew.

Brad Guzan of Aston Villa
Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan believes his side will avoid relegation to the Championship

Full story: Newcastle Journalexternal-link

American goalkeeper Brad Guzan, 28, says Aston Villa will climb out of the relegation zone before the end of the season.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

Gareth Bale, 23, is convinced Tottenham's team spirit will carry them through on two fronts this season in challenging for Champions League qualification and Europa League success.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

A Kidderminster Harriers fan was stabbed and another taken to hospital after their coach was attacked following their game at Luton in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Spanish side Real Valladolid are considering legal action against Atletico Madrid for allegedly approaching their German midfielder Patrick Ebert, 26, while he still has more than a year on his contract.

Full story: El Mundoexternal-link

Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says the Ballon d'Or should be renamed in honour of his former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi, who has won the award - given to the world's best player - for the past four years.

Full story: El Paisexternal-link


Argentine goalkeeper Pablo Migliore, 31, of San Lorenzo has been arrested in a homicide investigation.

Full story: The Guardianexternal-link

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, 22, has been pictured sleeping in the luggage rack of a train.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

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