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Chelsea have told Manchester United to name their price for striker Wayne Rooney, 27, who is also wanted by Paris St-Germain.

Radamel Falcao
Manchester City have reportedly agreed a fee for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, 27, will become Manchester City's first signing of the Manuel Pellegrini era after the Etihad club agreed a British record transfer fee £50m for him.

Full story: Sunday People

Spurs face a battle to keep hold of their £60m-rated star midfielder Gareth Bale, 23, if their bid to reach the Champions League fails on Sunday.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Monaco have made a surprise enquiry for West Ham's on-loan Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, 24.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

But Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has revealed he is hopeful the London club can tie up a permanent deal for Carroll "as quickly as possible".

Full story: Metro

Shakhtar Donetsk's Romanian left-back Razvan Rat, 31, looks set to complete a free transfer to West Ham.

Full story: Sky Sports

Chelsea are set to get rid of their £50m record buy Fernando Torres this summer despite the 29-year-old Spanish striker scoring 22 goals this season.

Full story: The Sun

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says he was right to leave Darren Bent, 29, out in the cold — otherwise Christian Benteke, 22, would not have had his chance to shine.

Full story: The Sun

Bent, who is set to be told he can leave the Villa Park club this summer, is attracting the interest of Fulham but Villa will have to lower the £12m valuation they placed on him in the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Star Sunday

Liverpool target Christian Eriksen, 21, will turn down Anfield and sign a new contract at Ajax if Brendan Rodgers does not make a £15m offer in the next month.

Full story: Sunday People

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio is ready to raid former club Lazio for defender Modibo Diakite, 26, and also wants Maritimo defender and fellow Frenchman Valentin Roberge, 25.

Full story: Daily Star Sunday

OTHER GOSSIP

Phil Neville, 36, whose playing career at Everton comes to an end on Sunday, has met club chairman Bill Kenwright to discuss succeeding David Moyes as manager at Goodison Park.

Full story: Daily Star Sunday

Former Blackburn manager Michael Appleton has emerged as the ­leading candidate to ­replace England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce if he ­decides to step down after the European ­Championships in June.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Sir Alex Ferguson plans to spend his retirement fulfilling one of his long-term ambitions and going to watch some of the world's top sporting events. The 71-year-old plans to go to the Melbourne Cup and the Kentucky Derby as well as Boca Juniors against River Plate.

Full story: The Sun

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla has told Manchester City to expect the spectacular if Manuel Pellegrini is installed as the club's new manager. Cazorla played under Pellegrini twice — first at Villarreal before following his mentor to Malaga.

Full story: The Sun

Patrick Vieira
Former France midfielder Patrick Vieira is being lined up as a future Manchester City manager

Former Manchester City and QPR manager Mark Hughes and Celtic's Neil Lennon are the frontrunners to take over at Leicester City as the club's Thai owners ponder the future of current boss Nigel Pearson.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Manchester City are fast-tracking former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira, 36, to become their manager in the future.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will share out £1m between the club's non-football staff if the Magpies beat Arsenal in their final game of the season on Sunday.

Full story: Sky Sports

AND FINALLY

An Australian newsreader was the victim of a prank while reporting on Chelsea's Europa League final victory over Benfica when a colleague tampered with her autocue.

Full story: Metro