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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to offer Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, 24, to Atletico Madrid in a part-exchange deal for 27-year-old Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.

Full story: Daily Mail

However, Atletico coach Diego Simeone has denied speculation linking Falcao with a £45m move to the Premier League leaders.

Full story: talkSPORT

Roma's Pablo Osvaldo
Roma's 12-goal striker Pablo Osvaldo is reported to have attracted attention from Tottenham

Juventus are ready to test Liverpool's resolve with a summer bid for 22-goal star striker Luis Suarez, 26.

Full story: Daily Express

Lucas, 26, has penned a long-term contract keeping him at Liverpool until 2017.

Full story: The Sun

Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo, 27, has increased speculation he could join Tottenham after the Italy international was spotted in London with his girlfriend.

Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester United are considering a summer move for 19-year-old Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

Full story: Daily Star

Derby want to sign Blackpool defender Alex Baptiste, 27.

Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck says he is "open-minded" about the identity of the Blues' next permanent manager - leaving the door open for former boss Jose Mourinho, 50.

Brian McDermott
Brian McDermott was sacked by Reading last month

Full story: Daily Express

Former Reading manager Brian McDermott, 52, is set to be named as the new Leeds United boss.

Full story: the Sun

Ex-Whites boss Neil Warnock, 64, could make an emotional return to former club Sheffield United following the departure of Danny Wilson, 53.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 25, says his new boss Paolo Di Canio has insisted that everybody eats together in the club's canteen in an attempt to improve team spirit.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Marseille have denied Joey Barton's claim that the French club have agreed a deal with QPR to keep the 30-year-old at the Stade Velodrome.

Full story: The Independent

Niall McGinn, 25, tells Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes he is in no rush to quit Pittodrie.

Full story: Daily Record

Talks on extending Everton's 31-year-old midfielder Leon Osman's contract have stalled. The England international has two years left on his current deal.

Full story: Daily Mail

AND FINALLY

Everton fan Gordon McKee was left shocked after Toffees full-back Leighton Baines, 28, arrived at his home to present him with a bunch of flowers and a 2013-14 season ticket following the death of his wife.

Full story: 606 newsletter

Newcastle United welcomed five new players to a recent training session - as chart-topping boyband One Direction visited the Premier League club's training ground.

Full story: Daily Mail