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TRANSFER GOSSIP

David Moyes is minded to keep Wayne Rooney at Manchester United and the new manager is hopeful he can convince the 27-year-old striker to remain at the club.

Full story: The Guardian

Wayne Rooney
Manchester United have refused a transfer request from Wayne Rooney

Gareth Bale, 23, is set to sign a new contract with Tottenham worth £130,000 a week. It is believed the Welshman is likely to be allowed to leave in 12 months' time should a bid in excess of £50m come in for him.

Full story: Evening Standard

Atletico Madrid are ready to let Manchester City target Falcao, 27, leave as a reward for delivering Champions League football to the club.

Full story: The Sun

Spurs are planning a clear-out as they plan to build a team around Gareth Bale. Striker Emmanuel Adebayor and forward Clint Dempsey are likely to make way with the Londoners hoping to bring in Aston Villa's Christian Benteke, 22, and Barcelona's David Villa, 31.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Christian Benteke's Aston Villa future could be decided in the coming days after boss Paul Lambert admitted talks with the Belgium international have been ongoing for several weeks.

Full story: Metro

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, 63, will be able to spend £70m in the summer as a clear-out could knock more than £350,000 a week off the wage bill.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool are close to securing the signature of Manchester City defender Kolo Toure, 32, on a free transfer.

Full story: The Telegraph

Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori, 20, and Schalke's 21-year-old centre-back Kyriako Papadopoulos are also being monitored by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

Full story: The Times

Aston Villa centre-back Richard Dunne, 33, is set to be released on a free transfer by manager Paul Lambert while veteran goalkeeper Shay Given and midfielder Stephen Ireland could also be shown the exit door.

Full story: The Telegraph

Andy Carroll could turn down a permanent move to West Ham in order to play European football elsewhere. West Ham have also failed in a bid to land 27-year-old Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo.

Full story: Daily Star

Fulham are showing interest in Nancy's winger Yohan Mollo and the French club are willing to sell the 23-year-old for £4m.

Full story: Daily Mail

Juventus will join Manchester United in race to sign defender Andrea Ranocchia, 25, from Italian giants Inter Milan.

Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea target Andre Schurrle, 22, has dropped a big hint that he will be on his way to Stamford Bridge this summer after he admitted he has played his last game for Bayer Leverkusen.

Full story: Metro

Wigan want £15million for midfielder James McCarthy, 22, who is being targeted by Tottenham as Scott Parker's long-term replacement.

Full story: Daily Mirror

GLOBAL GOSSIP (SOURCED BY BBC MONITORING)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic was named Ligue 1 Player of the Year

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 31, and Thiago Silva, 28, will remain at Paris St-Germain, even if coach Carlo Ancelotti leaves for Real Madrid, according to the French club's sporting director Leonardo.

Full story: L'Equipe (in French)

Rafael Benitez met officials from Napoli in London on Monday to discuss replacing Walter Mazzarri at the Italian club.

Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian)

Outgoing Montpelier coach Rene Girard has reaffirmed his hope of managing in England.

Full story: Sport 24 (in French)

OTHER GOSSIP

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez, 39, will make a decision about his future after holding talks with chairman Dave Whelan next week.

Full story: Sky Sports

Manchester City will unveil a new first-team kit during their tour of America after agreeing a six-year deal with Nike worth £72m.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Brazil full-back Roberto Carlos is on the brink of becoming coach of Turkish side Sivasspor. The 40-year-old is currently a director at Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.

Full story: Goal.com

AND FINALLY

One fan saw fit to buy 700 copies of West Brom's programme of their match with Manchester United, which included a 40-page tribute to the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson.

Full story: 606 newsletter