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TRANSFER GOSSIP
Chelsea will pay Gareth Bale’s £75m release clause to sign the 25-year-old Real Madrid forward in the summer. (Metro)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will try and sign Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling in the summer as the 20-year-old continues to delay signing a new contract at Anfield. (Daily Mirror)

Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, 29, could be heading back to the Premier League with Manchester City. The former Tottenham star may be forced out of the Bernabeu to make room for 22-year-old Paul Pogba. (Daily Star)

And City are also lining up a summer move for Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, 22, who is currently on loan at Juventus from Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

Borussia Dortmund’s 26-year-old defender Mats Hummels, a Manchester United target, says he is “open to the idea of playing abroad”. (Kicker – in German)

Columbian striker Radamel Falcao has said he is “100% with Manchester United” as the 29-year-old plays down interest from Juventus. (Caracol Radio – in Spanish)

Barcelona want to sign a “tall striker” and are targeting Juventus’s Fernando Llorente. If they fail to sign the Spanish international then they will consider Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko, 29, Fiorentina’s Mario Gomez, 29, or Southampton’s Graziano Pelle, 29. (Sport – in Spanish)

Juventus sent their scouts to watch Chelsea midfielder Oscar, 23, play for Brazil against France in Paris on Thursday. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool are preparing a £15m bid for Derby’s 19-year-old midfielder Will Hughes. (Metro)

OTHER GOSSIP

England forward Raheem Sterling, 20, will turn down a £180,00-a-week new deal at Liverpool.(Daily Mail)

Manchester United winger Ashley Young, 29, will have to take a pay-cut to secure a new three-year deal at Old Trafford.(Daily Star)

Defender Phil Jones, 23, says United manager Louis van Gaal will help him fulfil his potential. (Manchester Evening News)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Suarez captioned the picture:

“Unbelievable to be back at Anfield and surrounded by great players… Here a picture with the greatest one!”
Barcelona’s Luis Suarez posted on Twitter (external) his enjoyment at being back at Anfield for an all-star charity game. The former Liverpool striker paid tribute to departing captain Steven Gerrard calling him “the greatest one.”

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AND FINALLY….

Gareth Bale is the fastest player in the world running with the ball, according to a study by Mexican Premier League club Pachuca which has been backed by Fifa. The Welshman reaches a speed of 36.9 kph. Second is 22-year-old Mexican Jurgen Damm who plays for Pachuca. (Marca – English version)

Radamel Falcao started following Real Madrid on Twitter, but the Manchester United striker has since unfollowed the European champions. (Manchester Evening News)

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