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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manuel Pellegrini will take Malaga midfielder Isco, 21, with him to Manchester City if he gets the job vacated by Roberto Mancini.

Full story: Metro

But Pellegrini could face a battle to keep striker Sergio Aguero, 24, who has told team-mates he wants to leave Etihad Stadium.

Full story: Daily Mail

Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer insist the Bundesliga champions have no interest in signing Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 27.

Full story: the Guardian

Alvaro Negredo
Alvaro Negredo joined Sevilla from Almeria in 2009

However, Rooney is set to perform another dramatic U-turn by committing his future to the Premier League champions under new manager David Moyes.

Full story: the Times [subscription required]

Chelsea are ready to fight Manchester City for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, who has a £52m buyout clause in his contract with the Italian club.

Full story: the Sun

Inter Milan sporting director Marco Branca has hinted that he wants to beat Tottenham to the signing of Spain forward Alvaro Negredo, 27, from Sevilla.

Full story: talkSPORT

Liverpool want Spain Under-21 international striker Cristian Tello, 21, from Barcelona as part of any exchange deal involving keeper Pepe Reina, 30.

Full story: Daily Mirror

West Bromwich Albion are chasing Anderlecht striker Dieumerci Mbokani, 27, as a replacement for on-loan Chelsea frontman Romelu Lukaku next season.

Full story: Daily Mail

Aston Villa are ready to make a £4m move to sign former Essex League striker Dwight Gayle, 22, from Peterborough, who are understood to want a bigger offer.

Full story: Peterborough Telegraph

Fulham have agreed a deal to sign Ghana international midfielder Derek Boateng, 29, from Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

Full story: Goal.com

Tottenham and Fulham are on standby to battle it out for Udinese-owned striker Matej Vydra, 21, if Watford fail to win promotion from the Championship.

Full story: London Evening Standard

OTHER GOSSIP

Injured Chelsea captain John Terry will not be fit enough to be named as a substitute in Wednesday's Europa League final - despite trying to convince boss Rafael Benitez otherwise.

Full story: Daily Mail

But Terry, who injured his ankle at Aston Villa on Saturday, will lift the trophy if the Blues beat Benfica in Amsterdam.

Full story: the Sun

Midfielder Frank Lampard has revealed that Chelsea have not practised penalties ahead of the final.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City's new manager will not be given the same powers as predecessor Roberto Mancini, who held command of the Blues' medical department.

Full story: the Independent

Gus Poyet
Gus Poyet's play-off bid was ended by Crystal Palace on Monday

Former City kit man Stephen Aziz accused Mancini of being "arrogant, vain and self-centred" on social networking site Twitter following the Italian's sacking.

Full story: Daily Express

Paris St-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti - and not David Moyes - was Sir Alex Ferguson's first choice to take over at Manchester United, a French journalist has claimed on Twitter.

Full story: Metro

Midfield veteran Ryan Giggs, 39, will be offered a coaching role at Manchester United by new boss David Moyes.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Fulham are considering a bid to bring in Gus Poyet from Championship side Brighton as a replacement for boss Martin Jol.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan insists he has had no approach from Everton for boss Roberto Martinez.

Full story: SkySports.com

Out-of-favour Aston Villa striker Darren Bent admits he gets angry at being unable to force his way into Paul Lambert's side.

Full story: Daily Express

QPR owner Tony Fernandes is prepared for the club to spend two seasons in the Championship to correct mistakes after relegation from the Premier League.

Full story: Fulham Chronicle

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Recently promoted French league side Monaco will aim to tempt striker Carlos Tevez, 29, away from Manchester City over the summer.

Full story: Sport 24 (in French)

Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Porto's Colombian forward Jackson, 26.

Full story: Bild (in German)

Interim Chelsea coach Rafael Benitez would consider a move to Napoli next season to replace Walter Mazzarri.

Full story: Corriere della Sera (in Italian)

Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery, 30, was left fuming after team-mate Jerome Boateng showered him with beer following Saturday's match against Augsburg. Ribery's Muslim beliefs forbid him from any contact with alcohol.

Full story: Marca

AND FINALLY

A group of Everton players heading to Phil Neville's leaving do were left red-faced - when they turned up at Manchester United's end-of-season squad party instead.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has told striker Connor Wickham, 20, to stop acting like "a Playboy model" and has threatened to slap him to ensure he realises his potential.

Full story: Daily Mail