Gossip column: Sagna, Robben, Kroos, Benatia, Dzeko

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City are poised to complete the signing of Bacary Sagna, 31, after the France international rejected an improved offer to stay with Arsenal.

Full story: Evening Standard

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants to sign Dutch winger Arjen Robben, 30, to play alongside his Bayern Munich team-mate Toni Kroos, 24, at Old Trafford with a £20m deal for the midfielder already done.

Full story: Daily Mail

Bacary Sagna
Bacary Sagna helped Arsenal win the FA Cup in what looks like being his last game for the Gunners

Roma defender Mehdi Benatia, 27, has gone back to the top of Manchester City's shopping list as Porto's Eliaquim Mangala, 23, stalls on a possible move to the Premier League champions.

Full story: Sun (subscription only)

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is a £20m target for Valencia. The 28-year-old is entering the final year of his contract and has yet to be offered a new deal.

Full story: Daily Star

Liverpool are considering bidding for Barcelona's World Cup-winning striker Pedro, 26, with the Spanish club willing to sell.

Full story: Daily Mirror

But Liverpool's hopes of signing England midfielder Adam Lallana, 26, before the World Cup have hit a stumbling block because of Southampton's £25m valuation.

Full story: Daily Star

Tottenham midfielder Sandro, 25, wants to move to Italy this summer, according to his agent.

Full story: Daily Express

Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben will play under new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal at the World Cup

Newcastle must offer Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis £100,000 per week if they want to sign him this summer. The 28-year-old becomes a free agent next month.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Swansea boss Garry Monk has warned Arsenal and Liverpool that Spanish striker Michu, 28, is not for sale.

Full story: Daily Express

Arsenal are considering Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier, 22, as a potential replacement for Sagna.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Liverpool's former Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to return to Wales to recruit Swans goalkeeper Michael Vorm, 30, and Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker, 22.

Full story: South Wales Echo

Wolves' out-of-contract defender Richard Stearman, 26, is in demand, but not by Middlesbrough.

Full story: Evening Gazette

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United coach and former defender Phil Neville is still waiting to hear what role he may have under Van Gaal in the Dutchman's management team at Old Trafford.

Full story: Daily Express

Manchester City are likely to be allowed to use a smaller number of home-grown players in the Champions League next season after being forced to operate with a small squad under financial fair play sanctions.

Full story: Times (subscription only)

City will hold talks with unsettled midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, after the World Cup.

Full story: Sun (subscription only)

But England international James Milner, 28, is still intent on leaving the Etihad this summer after rejecting a new contract.

Full story: Independent

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, 29, believes manager Brendan Rodgers does not think he is good enough to play in the Reds' first team.

Full story: Daily Mail

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade, 53, insists he is happy at the League One play-off finalists despite being linked to the vacancy at Premier League West Bromwich Albion.

Full story: Independent

AND FINALLY

Former England striker Alan Smith, 33, has signed for Notts County - even though he does not know how much he will be paid.

Full story: Daily Mail

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