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Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is wanted by newly promoted Monaco after they were turned down in a bid to lure Vincent Kompany from Manchester City. The 29-year-old has been recommended by coach Claudio Ranieri to Russian owner Dmitry Rybolovlev.

Full story: Daily Mail

The French club are also prepared to pay £51m to sign Atletico Madrid's 27-year-old Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, who had been linked with Chelsea and Manchester City.

Full story: Daily Star

Liverpool are determined to fight off a £40m bid for Luis Suarez from Real Madrid. The 26-year-old tops the Spanish club's shortlist of strikers because he is cheaper than Napoli star Edinson Cavani, who has a £52m get-out clause.

Full story: The Sun

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy's determination to hold on to midfielder Gareth Bale, 23, is set to be tested by a £65m bid from Real Madrid.

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale's future is still surrounded by speculation

Full story: Daily Mail

Swansea City are leading the race to sign Real Betis starlet Alejandro Pozuelo. The 21-year-old attacking midfielder, who has made 11 senior appearances this season is being mentioned as a star of the future.

Full story; South Wales Evening Post

Midfielder Michael Essien is set to follow Jose Mourinho back to Chelsea. The 30-year-old is on a season-long loan at Real but has one more year to run on his Chelsea contract.

Full story: The Sun

Newcastle have made enquiries about signing Sporting Braga's Portuguese striker Eder, 25.

Full story: Daily Mail

Bayern Munich are trying to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, 24. The Poland international played for Dortmund in their Champions League final defeat against Bayern at Wembley on Saturday.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Malaga playmaker Isco, 21, says he may leave the Spanish club. He is a transfer target for Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Full story: Metro

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted his interest in signing Lyon's 22-year-old midfielder Clement Grenier.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea winger Florent Malouda, 32, is a target for French side Lyon. Malouda did not make a single appearance for the London club this season and his contract expires next month.

Full story: The Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Roberto Martinez
Will Roberto Martinez leave Wigan for Everton?

Everton will have to pay up to £5m to get Wigan boss Roberto Martinez to replace David Moyes as the Toffees' manager.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Martinez is set to tell Wigan chairman Dave Whelan he wants to leave the Latics and take over at Goodison Park.

Full story: The Sun

Ex-Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle is set to return to football by taking over at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Wolves sacked former boss Dean Saunders following the club's relegation to League One.

Full story: Daily Star

Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell, 22, says the club's fans will see the best of him next season after he played only 15 times for the club in an injury-hit campaign after his move from Everton.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Watford chairman Sir Elton John is set to take his son Zachary to his first match on Monday to see the Hornets face Crystal Palace at Wembley.

Full story: Daily Mirror

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Manchester City could offer Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, 27, in part-exchange for Napoli forward Edinson Cavani, 26. Real Madrid are also said to be interested in the Uruguayan.

Full story: Corriere Dello Sport (Italian)

Juventus are interested in signing Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez, 29, and Fiorentina attacker Stevan Jovetic, 23.

Full story: Tuttosport (Italian)

Bayern Munich's outgoing boss Jupp Heynckes would "love to go back" and manage Real Madrid, according to his agent Enrique Reyes.

Full sport: Marca (Spanish)

AND FINALLY

Bayern Munich players celebrated their Champions League triumph by cutting up bits of the Wembley goal nets to take away as souvenirs of their victory.

Full story: Metro

David Beckham has bought his mother and mother-in-law £30,000 Audi Q3 cars to say thanks for their support during his career.

Full story: The Sun