Gossip column: Chelsea wants Diego Costa – more on Lallana, Morata, Aguero

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New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is hoping his special relationship with Adam Lallana, 26, could help him beat Liverpool in the race to sign the midfielder from former club Southampton.

Full story: Daily Mirror  
Arsenal have reopened talks with Champions League winners Real Madrid over signing striker Alvaro Morata, 21.

Full story: Daily Telegraph  
Chelsea are closing in on a £50m-plus triple deal with Atletico Madrid for left-back Filipe Luis, striker Diego Costa and former midfielder Tiago.

Full story: Times (subscription required)  
Liverpool’s pursuit of Emre Can is being hampered by the 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder’s wage demands.

Full story: Liverpool Echo  
Ex-Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o, 33, wants to join Arsenal this summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror  
Manchester City are bracing themselves for a £60m bid from Real Madrid for Sergio Aguero, 25, after the Spanish side gave up on Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.

Full story: Daily Star  
Bafetimbi Gomis will be in London on Thursday as Premier League trio West Ham, Sunderland and Swansea’s interest grows in the France striker, 28.

Gomis is a free agent this summer after failing to agree a new deal at Lyon

Full story: Daily Mail  
Chelsea are set to join the bidding for Toni Kroos, 24, if the Bayern Munich midfielder becomes a free agent next year.

Full story: Daily Mail  
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal remains keen on Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, 25, and Feyenoord’s Bruno Martins Indi, 22, despite reports in Spain claiming the Red Devils had agreed a £24m deal for Atletico Madrid centre-back Miranda, 29.

Full story: Manchester Evening News  
QPR manager Harry Redknapp hopes to sign Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, 22, and defender Michael Dawson, 30, this summer.

Full story: Daily Express   OTHER GOSSIP
Tottenham are looking to replace their technical director Franco Baldini, with chairman Daniel Levy actively scouting for a replacement for the 53-year-old Italian.

Full story: Times (subscription only)  
Hull City captain Curtis Davies still has another two years remaining on his contract at the KC Stadium

Tottenham have assured new manager Mauricio Pochettino that he will not be sacked if the club fails to earn a Champions League spot next season.

Full story: Sun (subscription only)  
England and Liverpool defender Glen Johnson, 29, has undergone DNA testing to help improve his performance and reduce the risk of injury during the World Cup.

Full story: Daily Mail  
Argentine striker Mauro Zarate, 27, was so keen to join West Ham he bought himself out of his contract with Velez Sarsfield.

Full story: Sun (subscription only)  
Hull City captain Curtis Davies, 29, is ready to extend his contract with the Tigers over the summer.

Full story: Hull Daily Mail AND FINALLY
Arsenal’s club-record £42.5m arrival Mesut Ozil has been named the signing of the season on the official Premier League website – after cheeky Gunners fans hijacked the vote.

Full story: Metro  
Former Newcastle striker Mirandinha says he used the ‘f-word’ in one of his first conversations with then-manager Willie McFaul because of Paul Gascoigne.

Full story: Guardian  
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