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11 May 2013Last updated at 07:30

Saturday’s gossip column


Manchester United are considering a £30m bid for Real Madrid’s French international forward Karim Benzema, 25, and could let Wayne Rooney leave for £25m.

Full story: The Sun 

Turkish side Galatasaray want to sign Chelsea defender John Terry, 32, and Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov, 32.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

John TerryJohn Terry has made 574 appearances for Chelsea

Arsenal have made Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic, 23, their top summer target and are confident of landing him for a bargain price.

Full story: Metro 

Manchester City are lining up a £25m bid for Sevilla’s 27-year-old winger Jesus Navas.

Full story: talkSPORT 

Ajax’s 24-year-old defender Toby Alderweireld has indicated his interest in a move to Liverpool but does not want to sign for Manchester City.

Full story: Inside Futbol 

Loic Remy will leave Queens Park Rangers this summer, with Inter Milan and Napoli interested in the 26-year-old striker.

Full story: talkSPORT 

Stoke have agreed terms with English-born Australian defender Alex Grant, 19, who came through the youth ranks at Portsmouth.

Full story: Sky Sports 

Middlesbrough are pondering a summer move for Blackburn’s Norwegian international winger Josh King, 21.

Full story: Lancashire Telegraph 


On the eve of the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Wigan, reports from Spain claim City manager Roberto Mancini is set to be replaced by Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

It will be a double Manchester United retirement on Sunday, as midfielder Paul Scholes will quit playing – for the second time – to become a coach at Old Trafford.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay, 41, has been approached by Everton as a potential replacement for Manchester United-bound David Moyes.

Full story: talkSPORT 

Former England coach Terry Venables says Tottenham maestro Gareth Bale, 23, is the “calibre of player” new boss Moyes should sign at Manchester United.

Full story: The Sun 

Another Ex-England coach, Fabio Capello, says Sir Alex Ferguson chose to retire as United boss because of “excess stress”.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Meanwhile, United have promised Moyes he will have the final say on whether to sell forward Wayne Rooney at the end of the season.

Full story: Metro 

Newcastle have put their transfer plans on hold until their Premier League safety is assured.

Full story: Newcastle Journal 

And Magpies boss Alan Pardew says he is keen to hold “clear the air” talks with owner Mike Ashley.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle 


A “psychic” llama from Sussex predicted that Brighton would win the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final against Crystal Palace. (The game was drawn 0-0)

Full story: 606 Newsletter

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan agreed to buy Manchester United for £11.5m in the 1980s – until his wife persuaded him it would be bad business.