#PaperTalk: All The Latest Football News Headlines This Morning

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Lars Bender, 25, is now a transfer target for Manchester United after Roma’s Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman suffers a new injury setback. (Sunday People)

Jack Wilshere and Angel Di Maria could be on the move, according to the Daily Star Sunday

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Italian side Roma are prepared to hand Manchester City midfielder James Milner, 29, a £18.1m package – including wages of £100,000 a week for three years – to quit the Etihad Stadium club on a free transfer. (Daily Star Sunday)

But the Premier League champions are concerned about their quota of home-produced players and are considering moves for midfielders Jack Wilshere, 23, from Arsenal and Everton’s Ross Barkley, 21 as well as West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell. (Daily Star Sunday)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers faces a struggle to keep midfielder Jordan Henderson, 24, at Anfield with no sign of an agreement over a new contract after an £80,000-a-week deal was rejected last year. (Sunday Mirror)
Newcastle will watch Senegal international Moussa Konate, 21, in action on Sunday as they consider a move for the FC Sion striker. (Mail on Sunday)

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OTHER GOSSIP

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone will have to break promises made to his players that he would remain at the club until summer 2016 if he is to succeed Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City manager this summer. (Sunday Mirror)

The pitch invasion at Villa Park dominates the Sunday Telegraph’s sports section
Premier League football clubs could face legal action to force improvements in their facilities for disabled supporters. (Observer)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed he was spat at while he was playing in France. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says qualifying for the Champions League is more important than winning the FA Cup this season. (ESPN FC)

Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno, 22, wants to win the FA Cup to give captain and “megastar” Steven Gerrard the perfect 35th birthday present – and leaving gift. (Sunday Telegraph)

Steve Bruce has been offered another three-year contract to manage Hull when his current deal runs out in the summer, with club owner Assem Allam keen to reward Bruce for the great job he has done since arriving at the KC Stadium in 2012. (Sunday People)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was among the spectators at the DW Stadium on Saturday for Wigan’s 1-0 loss to Leeds so he could check out the progress of on-loan winger Sheyi Ojo, 17. Ojo joined the Latics during the winter transfer window. (Liverpool Echo)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

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Bafetimbi Gomis goes for dinner
Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis posted a photo on Instagram of himself  visiting his favourite restaurant as he recovered back home in France after collapsing on the pitch during Wednesday’s Premier League match at Tottenham.

OTHERS

Former Liverpool owner Tom Hicks has put up for sale his mansion in Dallas, which comes complete with a full-size cinema and wine cellar – and has even had to knock down the $135m (£90m) asking price. (Liverpool Echo)

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