Football gossip: Hernandez, Depay, Imbula, Hazard, Kane

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Chelsea's Belgian forward and the PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard, 24, who is a target for Real Madrid, has insisted he is happy at Stamford Bridge. (Sky Sports)external-link

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is to embark on a substantial rebuilding job this summer with PSV Eindhoven's Dutch winger Memphis Depay, 21, Aston Villa's Belgian forward Christian Benteke, 24, and Burnley's English striker Danny Ings, 22 all believed to be targets. (Telegraph)external-link

But Rodgers has conceded that Liverpool's failure to qualify for the Champions League could mean they miss out on transfer targets. (Guardian)external-link

Meanwhile Rodgers also refused to confirm or deny Liverpool's interest in Depay. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

And Dutchman Depay has played down talk of a £25m move to Manchester United. (Daily Express)external-link

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The Sun's back page leads on Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho's swipe at Arsenal after their 0-0 draw

Chelsea are interested in a £20m deal for Marseille's French midfielder Giannelli Imbula, 22, and have been linked with Southampton's French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Arsene Wenger admits his Arsenal side are suffering from a mental block when it comes to playing against Chelsea. (Times - subscription required)external-link

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has rubbished reports linking him with the Sunderland job. (Mirror)external-link

Southampton's hopes of signing Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 26, have taken a step forward after manager Louis van Gaal suggested he still wishes to sell the Mexican this summer, following the conclusion of his loan at Real Madrid. (Metro)external-link

Tottenham are planning a summer bid for 22-year-old Marseille midfielder Florian Thauvin. (Mirror)external-link

Nigel Pearson has refused to rule out playing a weakened side against Chelsea, with his Leicester City team yet to play fellow strugglers Newcastle, QPR and Sunderland. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal claims he knew something was wrong with his players as they warmed up before their 3-0 defeat by Everton. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claims there is no shame in finishing second in the Premier League. (Daily Mail)external-link

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry says the Gunners need to strengthen their squad with four "quality" players to stand any chance of winning the Premier League. (Sky Sports)external-link

Newly-promoted Watford face losing manager Slavisa Jokanovic despite their Premier League promotion and the Serbian has been linked with the Sunderland job. (Sun - subscription required)external-link


Harry Kane
Kane has scored 20 Premier League goals this season

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has tweetedexternal-link after receiving the PFA Young Player of the Year award and wrote: "So proud to be named @PFA young player of the year! So many people I could thank! A special night I won't forget!

While QPR's Joey Barton agreed with Kane winning the award, tweeting:external-link "Eden Hazard PFA Player of the Year and Harry Kane PFA Young Player. Seems about right..."

And Didier Drogba has posted a picture on Instagramexternal-link of his Chelsea team-mates celebrating with Hazard at the awards and wrote: "Leaving the venue with the best player of the @premierleague @hazardeden_10 Well done mate !!!!"

TV presenter, journalist and Arsenal fan Piers Morgan claimed on Twitterexternal-link that Aaron Ramsey refused to shake his hand after Morgan previously called the Gunners midfielder an "utter liability". Morgan continuously referred to Ramsey as 'whatshisname' in a series of tweets.

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Piers Morgan spoke about Aaron Ramsey's snub in a series of tweets on Sunday

Tottenham and England midfielder Andros Townsend had the honour of sounding the hooter for the mini London Marathon on Sunday, and tweeted pictures from the starting line.external-link

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is remaining optimistic after his side's 3-0 defeat to Everton, tweeting:external-link "No time for feeling down, there are 4 finals left to fight for top 4."

Bayern Munich and ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina tweetedexternal-link his reaction after his side won the Bundesliga title: "Perhaps not the most meritorious for me but my first one and I'm delighted for being Bundesliga Champions! Thanks boys!"


Australia international Tarek Elrich emulated Ryan Giggs's famous FA Cup goal when he dribbled the ball from his own half, passed multiple defenders and slotted home for Adelaide against Melbourne City in the A-League. (Metro)external-link

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