Liverpool are hoping to complete the signing of Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 24, his team-mate and fellow midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 26, and Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao, 19, for a combined fee of more than £75m. (Daily Express)
Former Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra, 29, hopes West Ham will revive their interest in signing him in the summer, after Fifa blocked a move in January. (Daily Mirror)
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Burnley striker Danny Ings, 22, has flown to Spain to open talks with Real Sociedad over a proposed summer move. (Daily Mail)
And the Spanish side, managed by David Moyes, are set to quadruple Ings’ current wages and pay him 60,000-a-week. (Daily Star)
Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla, 32, in the summer. (Spanish radio station Cadena Cope)
The Spanish club are also hoping to take Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, 26, back to La Liga. (The Sun – Subscription required) OTHER GOSSIP
England manager Roy Hodgson wants to see former Manchester United defender Gary Neville replace him when he leaves his role. (Daily Star)
Everton defender Phil Jagielka, 32, says the Toffees, five points clear of the relegation zone, would have swapped their healthy progress in the Europa League for a decent run in the Premier League. (Liverpool Echo)
Arsene Wenger says France striker Olivier Giroud, 28, who scored both goals in the Gunners 2-0 FA Cup win over Middlesbrough, is a transformed player. (Daily Telegraph)
Paris St-Germain defender Thiago Silva, 30, says Chelsea striker Diego Costa does not scare them ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League meeting. (Daily Mirror) BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil was gracious in victory by wishing Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka best wishes after the Gunners had beaten the Teesiders 2-0 in the FA Cup. “Good luck for the rest of the season,” he tweeted.
Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique was singing the praises of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi after the Argentina forward’s performance in the win against Levante. “Three goals and one assist…this guy is from a different planet,” he said on Twitter. AND FINALLY…
At 14 he was dubbed ‘the new Pele’ now at 25 Freddy Adu is a nightclub promoter in America after struggling to find a new club. (Metro)
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