Gossip column: Liverpool want Ashley Cole, Toure to leave Man City Hazard, Schneiderlin, Mandzukic
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Liverpool and Inter Milan are interested in signing left-back Ashley Cole, 33, who has announced he will leave Chelsea this summer.
Yaya Toure wants to leave Manchester City and could take a pay-cut to force a move. The Ivory Coast midfielder, 31, was angry that City took time to give him a new deal last year and was upset that no-one from the club wished him happy birthday last week.
Paris St-Germain are ready to shock Chelsea with a £50m bid for 23-year-old playmaker Eden Hazard this summer.
Mario Mandzukic, 27, is set to be Louis van Gaal’s first signing as Manchester United manager, after the Croatia striker had a bust-up with Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City have opened talks with Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna, 31, over a three-year deal worth more than £100,000-a-week.
Arsenal are set to make Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier, 21, their first signing of the summer transfer window to replace Sagna.
Manchester City may stop 28-year-old midfielder James Milner from leaving the club this summer as Uefa’s financial fair play sanctions begin to make an impact on their transfer strategy.
Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle want West Ham’s Senegal midfielder Mohamed Diame, 26.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is considering a move for West Ham midfielder Mark Noble, 27.
Aston Villa are interested in defender Joleon Lescott, 31, who is available as a free agent when his Manchester City contract expires this summer.
Manchester City and Newcastle are both keen on Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross, 26. The Potters may be tempted by bids of around £12m for the centre-back.
Liverpool are closing in on Bayer Leverkusen’s Germany Under-21 international Emre Can, 20, in a deal worth up to £10m.
French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24, wants to leave Southampton and play for a Champions League side.
Derby’s players will double their entire season’s wages and split a bonus of £4.5m if they beat QPR in Sunday’s Championship play-off and win promotion to the Premier League.
Norwich City will name their new manager – expected to be Malky Mackay – within days and also plan to appoint a technical director in a new management structure at Carrow Road.
Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu will not return to Everton for a second season on loan with the 20-year-old set to feature in the plans of new boss Luis Enrique.
QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt, 24, is set to return from his loan spell at AC Milan rather than make his San Siro move permanent after struggling to adapt to life with the Italian outfit.
The faces of England players past and present have been skilfully carved on to Brazil nuts by micro-artist Quentin Devine. Each nut took 96 hours to carve.
Popstar Miley Cyrus has shown her colours as a Red Devil after being spotted wearing a Manchester United shirt while on tour in Birmingham.
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