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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Everton have joined Newcastle in the chase for Tottenham and England winger Andros Townsend. Toffees boss Roberto Martinez tried to take the 22-year-old, ruled out of the World Cup to have ankle surgery, to Goodison on loan last summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Liverpool are willing to meet a £20.4m release clause fee for Valencia midfielder Dani Parejo to bring the 25-year-old to Anfield this summer, according to Spanish newspaper Superdeporte.

Full story: Talksport 

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, 27, remains undecided on his future at the club and is expected to wait to learn the identity of Spurs’ new manager before making his decision.

Full story: Metro 

Everton want Swansea’s record £12m signing Wilfried Bony, 25, to replace on-loan Romelu Lukaku and spearhead their attack next season.

Full story: South Wales Evening Post 

Chelsea are prepared to offer £30m-rated Brazil defender David Luiz, 27, in exchange for Bayern Munich’s Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 27, plus £15m.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Tottenham have been put on alert amid suggestions Napoli will get rid of Macedonia international Goran Pandev, 30, who has scored seven goals in 27 league appearances this season. Napoli are thought to be keen on Spurs midfielders Sandro, 25, and Erik Lamela, 22.

Full story: Talksport 

Manchester United’s apparent manager-in-waiting Louis van Gaal, 62, has given executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a list of potential signings who include Bayern Munich’s Netherlands winger Arjen Robben, 30.

Full story: Guardian 

Liverpool’s 31-goal striker Luis Suarez, 27, is happy at Anfield and will not be asking for a summer move, says manager Brendan Rodgers.

Full story: Liverpool Echo 

Sevilla are confident of keeping midfield star Ivan Rakitic out of the clutches of Liverpool and Chelsea after expressing their intention to tie the 26-year-old down to a new three-year deal in the coming weeks.

Full story: Talksport 

Anderlecht’s Senegalese defender Cheikhou Kouyate, 24, is still interesting Arsenal, who made an enquiry in the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Star 

Anderlecht's  Cheikhou Kouyate

Anderlecht defender Cheikhou Kouyate has made five appearances for Senegal

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been in Belgium to check on the progress of Eden Hazard’s younger brother Thorgen, 21, who is earning rave reviews while playing at Zulte Waregem, on loan from the Stamford Bridge club.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Newly promoted Leicester City are lining up a bid to sign Manchester United’s attacking midfielder Nick Powell, 20, as they prepare for life in the Premier League.

Full story: Daily Express 

Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta, 32, is unsure whether Arsenal will offer him a new contract when his current deal runs out next year.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Manchester City are planning to strengthen their defence with a move for Roma’s Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatia, 27.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Newcastle are ready to make a bid for West Brom’s England Under-21 striker Saido Berahino, 20.

Full story: Sun (subscription required) 

OTHER GOSSIP

Ryan Giggs has left Louis van Gaal in limbo after asking Manchester United for more time to decide his future.

Full story: Daily Star 

Managerless Championship side Brighton are considering bringing former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood to the club.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay has distanced himself from the vacant job at the Amex Stadium.

Full story: Argus 

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 30, has given an interview to former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba in which he says he has never played for a contract and that when he moved out of the way in the Spurs wall for a Stewart Downing free-kick, “it was like something was going to kill me”.

Full story: Daily Express 

Wayne Rooney has criticised England’s training pitch in Portugal as “spongy and a bit small”.

Full story: Sun (subscription required) 

Swansea City manager Garry Monk

Garry Monk played for Swansea between 2004 and 2014

Garry Monk, recently appointed as the permanent manager of Swansea City, has warned his players that every one of them will have to fight for the honour of wearing the club’s shirt.

Full story: Wales Online 

Stoke defender Robert Huth, 29, is on track to end more than six months of cartilage trouble by rejoining his team-mates for pre-season training.

Full story: Stoke Sentinel 

The full cost of David Moyes’s brief reign as Manchester United manager has been revealed to be £50.4m in lost prize money and wages paid to the 51-year-old.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

The Aston Villa Supporters’ Trust has urged American owner Randy Lerner to sell the club to someone who has the club’s claret-and-blue heritage at heart.

Full story: Birmingham Mail 

Newcastle are unlikely to field a B team in any version of a revamped Football League, but the Magpies could be open to the idea of a “feeder club”.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle 

AND FINALLY

Steve Bruce’s face will feature on tiger-striped toilet seats created to celebrate Hull City’s FA Cup final appearance.

Full story: Hull Daily Mail 

A Manchester United fan who lost his £10 bet with a friend after Liverpool finished higher in the table decided to pay out in 50p pieces – one for each of United’s league titles – in a commemorative frame.

Full story: Metro 

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