Gossip column: Man City want Benatia, Sagna to quit Arsenal – more...

Gossip column: Man City want Benatia, Sagna to quit Arsenal – more on Negredo, Di Maria, Bale

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  WORLD CUP FINAL 1966 GOSSIP
BBC Sport will be showing the 1966 World Cup final live from 12:00 BST on Friday.

The match will be available to watch across four screens – PC, tablet, mobile and connected TV – from

bbc.co.uk/worldcup
or through the BBC Sport apps for mobiles, tablets and connected TVs.

The Sun
front page leads on ‘England wives barred’ reporting that the player’s wives have not been invited to tonight’s 400-person win-or-lose celebration in a London hotel. It also carries an image of Tina Moore, wife of Bobby, wearing her ‘victory’ dress.

The
Financial Times
reports Wembley will be ‘full to near-capacity for the first time since the competition opened’ and that gross income from the competition was expected to be about £2m, including £200,000 for television rights in Europe.

The
Guardian
reports if the scores this afternoon are level after 90 minutes, half an hour’s extra time will be played and if the game is still a draw, the final will be replayed at Wembley on Tuesday. If drawn then, after extra time, lots will be drawn to decide the winner.

England wound up their preparations with light training, a tactical talk and a film, says the

Daily Telegraph.
The
Times
does not mention the World Cup final on its front page, although it does carry news that doctors have carried out an hour-long operation on Sir Stanley Matthews to repair a rupture of his small intestine after a car crash in Leek yesterday.

The
Sueddeutsche Zeitung
of Munich writes: ‘We shall win but we shall have to watch the solid English defence and an attack, which in spite of being old fashioned, is effective’. TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna, 31, has confirmed he is leaving the club when his contract expires, with Manchester City his likely destination.

Full story: L’Equipe  
But Atletico Madrid have rejected a £9m bid from Arsenal for right-back Juanfran, 29, who the Gunners have been lining up as Sagna’s replacement.

Full story: Daily Mirror  
Morocco international Mehdi Benatia is being chased by Manchester City and Chelsea.

Chelsea have hijacked Manchester City’s move for Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia, 27, after offering the Italian club £18m plus 21-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku.

Full story: Daily Express  
Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 28, is a summer target for Atletico Madrid. They want him as a replacement for Diego Costa, 25, who is expected to join Chelsea.

Full story: Daily Mirror  
Winger Angel Di Maria, 26, admits he could leave Real Madrid this summer with Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United ready to bid for him.

Full story: Daily Star  
West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame, 26, wants to move to a club in the Premier League’s top six.

Full story: Daily Mail  
Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 23, will keep Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea waiting until after the World Cup before he decides on his future.

Full story: Daily Star  
Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, 24, who was on the verge of joining Liverpool in the summer, is now a £12m target for Manchester United.

Full story: Talksport  
Atletico Madrid want to sign striker Roberto Soldado, 29, from Tottenham to replace Chelsea target Diego Costa.

Full story: The Independent   OTHER GOSSIP
Tottenham’s Erik Lamela failed to score in the Premier League in the 2013-14 season

Forward Erik Lamela, 22, is to train with River Plate before returning early for pre-season work at Tottenham Hotspur in a bid to start justifying his £30m price tag.

Full story: Daily Telegraph  
Gareth Bale, 24, is to appear in a video teaser for Real Madrid’s kit launch that hints about a new pink shirt.

Full story: Daily Mail  
England manager Roy Hodgson says he would not be afraid to drop Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 28, if he fails to perform at the World Cup.

Full story: Daily Telegraph  
Kazakh-born property mogul Tevfik Arif, founder of New York-based property firm Bayrock Group and a business associate of US billionaire Donald Trump, has emerged as the ‘front-runner’ to buy Aston Villa, who were put up for sale by American owner Randy Lerner and are expected to fetch at least £250m.

Full story: The Independent  
David De Gea has turned his hand to transfer dealing in Spain’s World Cup camp with the goalkeeper, 23, admitting he is trying to convince midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 27, to leave Barcelona and join him at Manchester United.

Full story: Metro  
Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud is in talks about a contract extension despite suggestions that the striker, 27, who is already committed to the club until 2016, may be sold this summer.

Full story: ESPN  
Yaya Toure has defended his stance regarding his Manchester City future, with the 31-year-old midfielder stating that his recent comments over a move to Paris Saint-Germain were taken ‘out of context’ by the media.

Full story: The Guardian  
Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta says none of the club’s key players will leave this summer – dealing Manchester United and Chelsea’s hopes of signing midfielders Arturo Vidal, 27, or Paul Pogba, 21, a huge blow.

Full story: Talksport   AND FINALLY
Arsenal have said farewell to reserve goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, 29, who has joined Swansea on a free transfer, but statistics prove he was their least reliable stopper since 2003.

Full story: Metro  
Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal celebration after scoring Real Madrid’s fourth and final goal in their Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday night involving him ripping his shirt off and flexing his muscles was staged by the 29-year-old forward for Ronaldo: The Movie.

Full story: The Independent  
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