Gossip column: Paul Pogba, Asmir Begovic, Davy Klaassen

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, has rejected the chance to rejoin Manchester United in a £35m transfer, opting instead to stay with Juventus.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Paul Pogba made three appearances for Manchester United before he left for Juventus in July 2012
Paul Pogba made three appearances for Manchester United before he left for Juventus in July 2012.

Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes will leave the club when his contract expires in the summer and Manchester City remain interested in signing the 32-year-old.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

LA Galaxy have targeted the signing of Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard in a £4m-a-year deal, with the 35-year-old out of contract during the summer.

Full story: Sun on Sunday (subscription required)

West Ham midfielder Joe Cole, 32, is not keen on a move to the MLS and could instead opt to join Championship club Brighton.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Stoke City have not received any approaches from Real Madrid for 26-year-old goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

Full story: Metro

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to sign promising 22-year-old defender Joel Veltman and attacking midfielder Davy Klaassen, 21, from Ajax at the end of the season.

Full story: Caughtoffside

Chelsea want to tie 21-year-old goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, on loan at Atletico Madrid, to a new contract, with his current deal expiring in 2016.

Full story: Sunday Express

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud's future at the Emirates has been brought into question after the 27-year-old held secret talks with an influential football agent.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

OTHER GOSSIP

Tottenham defender Kyle Walker, 23, is facing a battle to be fit to take his place in England's World Cup squad for Brazil because of an ongoing pelvic injury.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker has won 10 caps for England.
Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker has won 10 caps for England.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez, 27, may be a striker but he is also a "hard man" and the "toughest player mentally" he has worked with.

Full story: Observer

Meanwhile, Rodgers - who will have a year left on his contract in the summer - says the club should not be distracted by sorting out a new deal for him until the end of the season.

Full story: Sunday Express

Barcelona are keeping an eye on those contract talks between Liverpool and Rodgers, with their current coach Gerardo Martino likely to leave in the summer.

Full story: The People

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has dropped the biggest hint yet he will sign a new contract with the club.

Full story: Star on Sunday

Former Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is set to be named the new boss of Russian club Zenit St Petersburg on Monday.

Full story: Metro

AND FINALLY

Paris St-Germain have sacked their two head chefs after Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticised the quality of the food at the French club's training ground.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Tottenham players decided to celebrate midfielder Sandro's birthday by covering the Brazilian in cake.

Full story: Metro

Hull City's KC Stadium will host polo matches in the summer before its planned reconstruction.

Full story: Hull Daily Mail

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