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Manchester City are ready to make a world-record £164m bid for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Aston Villa and Hull City will compete this summer to sign German Under-21 midfielder Kevin Vogt from Augsburg.

Full story: Independentexternal-link

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has told forward Thomas Muller, 24, that he needs to ask if he wants to leave for Manchester United this summer, with the price tag put at £37m.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

The Germany star has dismissed rumours that he is about to leave the Bundesliga champions but added that he cannot guarantee that forever.

Full story: Goal.comexternal-link

Lionel Messi
Messi has scored 41 goals for Barcelona this season

Louis van Gaal will have £200m to spend when he becomes Manchester United boss and wants to use some of that cash to lure Barcelona's former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 27.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Liverpool are tracking Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo. The 24-year-old Argentina international, who can player at left-back or centre-back, has a reported £25m release clause in his contract.

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Borussia Dortmund are lining up a summer transfer bid for 25-year-old Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Chelsea defenders John Terry and Ashley Cole, both 33, fear they may have already played their last match at Stamford Bridge. The pair are out of contract at the end of this season and are yet to receive assurances over their future at the club.

Fulll story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

But other reports say Terry will stay at Chelsea after agreeing to halve his £160,000-a-week wage.

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The Blues are facing a battle to keep Cole, with clubs such as Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain and LA Galaxy said to be interested in the England international left-back.

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Valencia will reject any offers from Everton for midfielder Carles Gil, 21, who is approaching the end of his second season-long loan at Elche.

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Barcelona's 22-year-old forward Cristian Tello could be set to spark a transfer scramble between Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal after telling his club he will not stay if Gerardo Martino remains in charge.

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Arsenal will not sign 31-year-old Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom when his loan from Spartak Moscow expires at the end of the season.

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Sunderland midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng, 25, is sweating on his fitness for South Korea at this summer's World Cup after a knee tendinitis problem brought his season-long loan from Swansea to a premature end.

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Skipper Fabricio Coloccini, 32, has moved to end speculation over his future by insisting he will remain a Newcastle player next season.

Full story: Independentexternal-link

West Brom boss Pepe Mel believes he is the people's choice to be manager next season.

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Louis van Gaal will offer 40-year-old Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs a senior coaching role if he is named as new United boss.

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Tottenham want Everton boss Roberto Martinez to replace Tim Sherwood.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Everton boss Roberto Martinez
Martinez has led Everton to fifth in the Premier League

Nemanja Vidic will bid a special farewell to Manchester United fans at Tuesday's home match against Hull City. The 32-year-old centre-back will join Inter Milan on a free transfer at the end of this season.

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Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany, 28, has admitted he has been forced to play in pain in a bid to drive the club towards the Premier League title.

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Manchester United interim boss Ryan Giggs is set to name himself in the squad for Tuesday night's Premier League game at home to Hull City in what is likely to be his last playing appearance.

Full story: The Irish Timesexternal-link

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 22, is set to start in Arsenal's final game of the season in a bid to prove his World Cup fitness after two months out with a broken foot.

Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere suffered a hairline fracture of his left foot in early March

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Manchester City have rejected sanctions proposed by Uefa in relation to the club's breaching of Financial Fair Play regulations.

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Hull City manager Steve Bruce says 32-year-old goalkeeper Allan McGregor has made a "remarkable" recovery from a serious kidney injury and could be fit for the FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley on 17 May.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Uefa has urged Spanish football authorities to tackle the problem of racism in the country after Levante midfielder Pape Diop was abused by Atletico Madrid fans on Sunday.

Full story: Guardianexternal-link

Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale, 28, says his experience of helping Hull secure promotion to the Premier League in 2012 can help the Cottagers make a swift return from the Championship next season.

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is contemplating bringing back on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 21, from Atletico Madrid as a buffer for the injured Peter Cech.

Full story: AS (in Spanish)external-link

Louis van Gaal will look to sign 30-year-old Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben for Manchester United if he is appointed as manager.

Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben has made 73 appearances for Netherlands, scoring 22 goals

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez flew to Italy to initiate negotiations with Juventus for the transfer of their 21-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba.

Full story: AS (in Spanish)external-link

Palermo's owner Maurizio Zamparini says striker Abel Hernandez, 23, wants to leave the Serie A club at the end of the season.

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Chile and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal is in danger of missing the World Cup in Brazil because of a knee injury.

Full story: Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish)external-link

Spain Under-21 manager Julen Lopetegui is the favourite to replace Luis Castro as the head coach of FC Porto from next season.

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Former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu has made a fleeting return to the limelight by starring in Snoop Dogg's new music video.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

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