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Real Madrid are prepared to offer Luis Suarez a £140,000-a-week, four-year contract and are confident they will be able to sign the Liverpool forward, 27, for £20m plus Spanish striker Jose Callejon, 26.

Luis Suarez
Suarez has scored 55 goals since joining Liverpool in January 2011.

Full story: Daily Mirror

The Spanish club have already agreed terms on a four-year deal with Suarez but accept they may have to pay as much as £40m to sign the Uruguay international.

Full story: Marca (in Spanish)

David Bentley, William Gallas, Emmanuel Adebayor, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jake Livermore, Tom Huddlestone and Heurelho Gomes could all leave Tottenham this summer as the club look to cut their wage bill to fund a new deal for star player Gareth Bale, 23, who is wanted by Real Madrid.

Full story: Daily Mail

But Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas will make a fresh plea for chairman Daniel Levy to give Bale a new contract.

Full story: the Sun

Carlos Tevez will meet Manchester City bosses next week to discover whether he has a future at the Etihad Stadium. The Argentina striker, 29, has a year remaining on his contract and has been linked with Monaco and Juventus.

Full story: The Times (subscription required)

Incoming Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to make Porto central defender Eliaquim Mangala, 22, the first signing of his second spell at Stamford Bridge - but not at the £30m asking price.

Full story: the Sun

Mourinho, meanwhile, wants to sell Brazilian defender David Luiz, 26, to boost his transfer budget.

Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26, will be staying at Barcelona this summer despite reported interest from Manchester United and Manchester City.

Full story: Sky Sports

Alternatively, Fabregas will make a decision on his future next week and wants to return to former club Arsenal, who he left for the Nou Camp in 2011.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Porto's Ghana international defender Christian Atsu, 21, has rejected a new contract, increasing his chances of a £3m move to Liverpool.

Mario Gomez
Gomez started nine Bundesliga matches this season.

Full story: Metro

Fulham are on the verge of signing Netherlands international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, 30, in a £3m deal from Roma as they move to replace Mark Schwarzer.

Full story: Daily Mail

Sunderland are weighing up a move for Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 25, if current first choice Simon Mignolet, also 25, leaves this summer.

Full story: Daily Record

Manager Paolo Di Canio has agreed a deal to sign Lazio centre-back Modibo Diakite, 26.

Full story: Sunderland Echo

Bayern Munich's Germany striker Mario Gomez, 27, is a target for Italian clubs Napoli and Fiorentina.

Full story: Kicker (in German)

Saint Etienne's French defender Kurt Zouma, 18, is set to move to Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala despite interest from Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea.

Full story: talkSPORT

OTHER GOSSIP

Roberto Martinez is set for a second round of talks with Everton chairman Bill Kenwright on Friday as the Blues search for a replacement for departing manager David Moyes.

Full story: Guardian

Porto coach Vitor Pereira and Red Bull Salzburg sports director Ralf Rangnick are also being considered for the Everton job.

Full story: The Times (subscription required)

German coach Rangnick was interviewed by Kenwright in London on Thursday.

Full story: The Sun

Ralf Rangnick
Rangnick took Schalke to the Champions League semi-finals in 2011.

Jose Mourinho's first job when he returns to Chelsea will be to make a decision over the future of captain John Terry, 32.

Full story: Daily Mail

Bayern Munich's Ukrainian midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, 34, says there is a "99% chance" that outgoing manager Jupp Heynckes will take over at Real Madrid if Carlo Ancelotti stays at Paris St-Germain.

Full story: AS (Spanish)

Kenny Jackett, who left Millwall earlier this month, is set to take over as Wolves manager.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 19, hopes to emulate his dad - former Stoke winger Mark Chamberlain - by helping England beat Brazil in the Maracana stadium on Sunday, despite admitting that he has never seen any footage of that famous 2-0 win in 1984.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the club has no plans to sell forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, even for €1bn (around £856m).

Full story: Marca

Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has offered striker Edinson Cavani, 26, a new contract of €7m (around £6m) per season to stop him from leaving for Chelsea.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real for £80m in 2009

Full story: La Repubblica (in Italian)

New Napoli coach Rafael Benitez wants to sign Liverpool defenders Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger, both 28, plus midfielder Lucas Leiva, 26, along with Barcelona star Javier Mascherano, 28.

Full story: insidefutbol.com

Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski will remain with the club next season, according to coach Jurgen Klopp.

Full story: El Mundo (in Spanish)

AND FINALLY

Oldham manager Lee Johnson will either provide a motivational speech, training session or hand out awards for businesses prepared to sponsor the League One club's training kit.

Full story: Manchester Evening News