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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Wayne Rooney, 27, is set to tell incoming Manchester United manager David Moyes that he wants to stay at the club as the striker prepares to hold talks with his new boss this week.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Manchester United are ready to offer Rooney as part of a swap deal to bring back Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, from Real Madrid.

Marco van Ginkel
Chelsea target Marco van Ginkel has earned one senior cap for the Netherlands

Full story: Daily Star Sunday

Arsenal are prepared to make a £20m bid for Rooney and £22m offer to Real Madrid for 25-year-old striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Tottenham are preparing a £20m deal for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 22, and Spurs could offer 29-year-old forward Emmanuel Adebayor as part of any move.

Full story: Daily Star Sunday

Manchester City's attentions could turn to signing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, after City refused to pay £53m for Napoli's 26-year-old forward Edinson Cavani.

Full story: Daily Express

However, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool are in full control of Uruguayan international Luis Suarez's future at the club.

Full story: talkSPORT

Liverpool are fearing that Real Madrid may wait until the end of the summer to make a move for Suarez but are prepared to hold out for £40m.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

The expected arrival of Simon Mignolet, 24, at Anfield could leave Reds goalkeeper Pepe Reina on the bench if the 30-year-old's move to Barcelona fails to materialise.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Wigan striker Arouna Kone says he wants to leave the relegated Latics with Liverpool, Everton and Crystal Palace trying to sign the 29-year-old Ivory Coast forward.

Full story: The Sun

Arsenal and Liverpool are in competition to buy 21-year-old Greece centre-back Kyriakos Papadopoulos, who plays for German side Schalke 04.

Full story: The Sun

Swansea defender Ashley Williams, 28, wants to leave the Welsh club and move to Arsenal.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Chelsea are nearing the completion of a £9m deal for Vitesse Arnhem's Marco van Ginkel, 20, after manager Jose Mourinho assured the Netherlands midfielder of regular football.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Stoke manager Mark Hughes wants to bring Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland, 26, to the Britannia Stadium.

Full story: Sunday People

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway wants to sign striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, 27, who has been released by Wolves and will be out injured until October.

Full story: Daily Express

GLOBAL GOSSIP

Real Madrid are close to signing Manchester City target Isco after agreeing a fee with fellow La Liga club Malaga for the 21-year-old winger.

Full story: Marca

OTHER GOSSIP

Arsenal are ready to offer Arsene Wenger a new contract as they fear French side Paris St-Germain are interested in taking their manager.

Hatem Ben Arfa
Hatem Ben Arfa joined Newcastle in 2011 from Marseille in a £2m deal

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams does not believe the Gunners are contenders for the Premier League crown as he says they are "miles off the title".

Full Story: The Sun

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will bring in suspended Brighton boss Gus Poyet as manager if Alan Pardew decides he cannot work with director of football Joe Kinnear.

Full story: Sunday People

Kinnear has hit back at criticism over his appointment from Alan Shearer by saying the former Newcastle striker "hasn't got a clue about coaching", while he has apologised for comments he made which may have offended the club's fans.

Full story: The Times (subscription required)

Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa, 26, will begin contract talks with the Magpies this week.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle

AND FINALLY

Romania legend Gheorghe Hagi's 15-year-old son Ianis shows he might be a special talent like his father as he displays his skills with a stunning free-kick.

Full story: Metro