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Arsenal are monitoring Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's situation, with the club ready to alter their wage structure to bring in a big name. The 27-year-old is also being linked with Paris St-Germain, Monaco and Chelsea.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Marouane Fellaini
Marouane Fellaini: Belgian midfielder was signed by David Moyes from Standard Liege in 2008

Incoming Manchester United boss David Moyes wants to bring Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, with him to Old Trafford.

Full story: The Guardian

Jose Mourinho, who is leaving Real Madrid, wants Luka Modric, 27, to follow him to Stamford Bridge if the Portuguese is appointed manager of Chelsea. Mourinho's first job back at the Blues will be to make a £30m offer for former Tottenham playmaker Modric.

Full story: The Sun

Santos have accepted two bids for Brazil forward Neymar, 21, widely assumed to be Barcelona and Real Madrid. Neymar's contract expires at the end of next season and some reports had suggested an agreement with Barcelona was as good as signed.

Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool have made a £3m offer for Porto's 21-year-old Ghana international left winger Christian Atsu.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Real Madrid are poised to test Liverpool's resolve over striker Luis Suarez, 26, with a bid for the Uruguayan, who is also said to be a target for Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City are in a £60m battle with Real Madrid for the signature of 26-year-old Napoli striker Edinson Cavani.

Full story: The Sun

Sergio Aguero, who is attracting interest from Real Madrid, says he has no reason to leave Manchester City this summer. "I've got four more years on my contract, I'm going to work hard for City and everything else is just rumours," the 24-year-old forward said.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Fulham are preparing to make a £4m move for Aston Villa's 29-year-old striker Darren Bent, while the Cottagers next week expect to complete the signing of Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, 30, in a £2m deal.

Full story: Daily Express

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has urged striker Christian Benteke, 22, to ignore interest from Tottenham and Arsenal and further his football education with his current club.

Full story: talkSPORT

West Ham are pondering a move for Liverpool's 21-year-old midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

Ashley Williams
Ashley Williams: Swansea captain is said to be of interest to Arsenal

Full story: talkSPORT

Swansea City insist they have had no contact from Arsenal over a possible move by the Gunners for 28-year-old defender Ashley Williams.

Full story: Metro

Stoke City have rubbished reports linking goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 25, with a move to Liverpool.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez, 24, has said he wants to stay at the Nou Camp following reports of interest from Manchester City and Juventus.

Full story: Sky Sports

OTHER GOSSIP

Rafael Benitez, who is about to end his time as Chelsea's interim manager, will join Serie A runners-up Napoli on a two-year contract next week.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Roberto Martinez has flown to Spain to consider his future, with Everton believed to be considering an approach for the Wigan manager.

Full story: Daily Mail

Uefa president Michel Platini has warned of the threat from mafia-type organisations involved in alleged match-fixing.

Full story: London Standard

AND FINALLY

Jurgen Klopp
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp, 45, sealed the club's first domestic double in 2011-12

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp's status as a cult figure has been underlined with a music video celebrating his popularity ahead of the Champions League final.

Full story: 606 newsletter

German tennis great and Bayern Munich fan Boris Becker, 45, says the Champions League final is "a wonderful chance to show the world what the German game is about, what the country is like."

Full story: The Times