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Arsenal are set to make a £30m bid for Karim Benzema – who has one year of his contract remaining at Real Madrid – having failed to sign him on two previous occasions.
Arsenal have tried to sign Benzema during the last two summer transfer windows
Full story: Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/arsenal/10832032/Arsenal-to-launch-30m-move-for-Real-Madrid-striker-Karim-Benzema.html
One player who could be returning to the Emirates is Carlos Vela, 25, after the Gunners reportedly activated a buy-back option in his Real Sociedad contract.
Full story: Metro http://metro.co.uk/2014/05/14/arsenal-agree-3million-transfer-to-re-sign-carlos-vela-4727725/
Liverpool are reportedly planning a club-record £60m move for Edinson Cavani, 27, if his Uruguay team-mate Luis Suarez does leave Anfield.
Full story: Caught Offside http://www.caughtoffside.com/2014/05/14/exclusive-liverpool-line-up-60m-bid-for-psg-striker-edinson-cavani-as-luis-suarez-replacement/
The Reds fear they could miss out on England international Adam Lallana, 26, this summer if Tottenham are successful in their attempts to poach Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Full story: Daily Star http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/378843/Liverpool-fear-LOSING-Adam-Lallana-to-Tottenham-if-they-poach-Southampton-s-Pochettino
German champions Bayern Munich are poised to launch a £25m bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz, 27.
Full story: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2628526/David-Luiz-set-offered-25million-Bayern-Munich.html#ixzz31jL5Gd1o
The Blues will consider allowing goalkeeper Petr Cech, 31, to leave if the Czech international does not want to be understudy to Belgium international Thibaut Courtois, 21, who is expected to return from his loan at Atletico Madrid to become first choice.
Full story: Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/chelsea/10831871/Petr-Cech-may-leave-Chelsea-as-Thibaut-Courtois-emerges-as-Jose-Mourinhos-first-choice-keeper-at-Stamford-Bridge.html
Tottenham are set to make an £8m offer for Real Betis winger Alvaro Vadillo, 19, after chairman Daniel Levy gave the green light to the transfer.
Full story: Metro http://metro.co.uk/2014/05/14/tottenham-prepare-8million-bid-for-real-betis-star-alvaro-vadillo-4728130/
Chelsea have joined Liverpool and Arsenal in the chase for MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli, 18, who has been dubbed the ‘new Steven Gerrard’.
Full story: Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/475968/Chelsea-join-Liverpool-and-Arsenal-in-chase-for-new-Steven-Gerrard-Dele-Alli?
Former England midfielder Joe Cole, 32, is being eyed by Major League Soccer chiefs after leaving boyhood club West Ham for a second time.
Full story: Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/joe-cole-transfer-west-ham-3542754
Everton are keen on Hannover striker Didier Ya Konan, 29, as a replacement for Belgian Romelu Lukaku, 21, who has returned to Chelsea after a season-long loan at Goodison Park.
Full story: Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/475870/Romelu-Lukaku-set-for-Chelsea-stay-as-Everton-turn-attention-to-Didier-Ya-Konan
Chelsea are set to offer striker Lukaku a new contract.
Full story: Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/chelsea-offer-romelu-lukaku-a-new-deal–with-loan-option-attached-9373109.html
Alberto Moreno was part of the Sevilla side that beat Benfica on penalties in the Europa League final
Billy Jones, 27, is set to leave West Brom on a free transfer after rejecting a new contract at The Hawthorns.
Full story: Birmingham Mail http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/west-brom-billy-jones-set-7122224?
Liverpool hope to sign Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno, 21, this summer for a fee in excess of £15m.
Full story: Liverpool Echo http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/liverpool-fc-target-sevilla-left-7122348? OTHER GOSSIP
Ryan Giggs, 40, has been offered the chance to become Louis van Gaal’s assistant manager at Manchester United after talks with the Dutchman.
Full story: Manchester Evening News http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/manchester-united-manager-ryan-giggs-7122401?
Southampton boss Pochettino, 42, will have to personally pay £2m if he wants a move to Tottenham because of a clause in his contract at St Mary’s, which has one year remaining.
Full story: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2628078/Mauricio-Pochettino-need-pay-2m-wants-Tottenham-job.html
Hull owner Assem Allam insists he will continue with his attempt to change the club’s name to Hull Tigers.
Full story: Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/hull-city/10826327/Hull-City-owner-Assem-Allam-still-defiant-over-rebrand-ahead-of-Tigers-FA-Cup-final-with-Arsenal-at-Wembley.html
Steven Gerrard will be 34 when he captains England at the World Cup in Brazil this summer
Fulham boss Felix Magath ordered his players back in for training, at least until the end of the week, following their relegation to the Championship.
Full story: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2628242/Felix-Magath-orders-Fulham-flops-training-following-relegation-Premier-League.html
Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar, 29, says the squad are unsure what is happening over manager Paul Lambert’s future at the club.
Full story: Birmingham Mail http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/aston-villa-ron-vlaar-says-7121891?
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, 26, is considering international retirement after being overlooked for France’s World Cup squad.
Full story: Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/may/14/samir-nasri-france-manchester-city-retirement
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes England captain Steven Gerrard, 33, faces a club-versus-country decision after the World Cup because of the “big demands” of next season.
Full story: Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup-2014/liverpools-steven-gerrard-faces-club-3542625?
Manchester City’s head of elite development Patrick Vieira says English football must embrace Greg Dyke’s Football Association commission’s B-team plans.
Full story: Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/england-must-embrace-bteam-plans-claims-manchester-citys-patrick-vieira-9373121.html
FA Cup finalists Hull will offer manager Steve Bruce a new £2.5m-a-year contract this summer.
Full story: Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/arsenal-v-hull-fa-cup-3542217? AND FINALLY
France midfielder Yoann Gourcuff, 29, has suffered another setback in his hopes of returning to fitness, after he injured himself while taking his dog for a walk.
Full story: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2628511/Yoann-Gourcuff-damages-ankle-taking-dog-walk-footballs-greatest-freakish-injuries.html#ixzz31jQFtJjG
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