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Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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BREAKING GOSSIP

Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan is ready to sign a new contract at the club - and he has urged fellow midfielder Joey Barton to follow suit. (Press Association)

QPR majority shareholder Bernie Ecclestone insists Neil Warnock will remain as manager, following the side's promotion. "He's staying - 100%," he said. "He's absolutely taking the club into the Premier League." (Press Association)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is reportedly considering pulling out of the England squad for next month's European Under-21 Championship. Liverpool striker Andy Carroll may also miss the competition. (Press Association)

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is lining up a double swoop for Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas and Tottenham's Luka Modric.
Full story: Sunday People

Arsenal are prepared to sell captain Cesc Fabregas back to his former club Barcelona for £50m.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Chelsea are ready to fight Manchester United to sign Spurs playmaker Luka Modric. (News of the World)

Arsenal want 19-year-old Germany international midfielder Mario Gotze, who would cost about £25m from Borussia Dortmund, as a replacement for contract rebel Samir Nasri. Blackburn duo Phil Jones and Christopher Samba are also on the Gunners' radar.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Arsene Wenger has vowed to splash out to bring the best players to the Emirates next season, with Samba, Bolton defender Gary Cahill and West ham midfielder Scott Parker all on his radar.
Full story: Sunday Express

Roberto Mancini will begin Manchester City's summer spending this week by confirming the signing of Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen. (News of the World)

Manchester United have called time on Owen Hargreaves' injury-hit career at Old Trafford and will not offer him a new contract.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel says the club may have to cash in on Ashley Young this summer.
Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham will attempt to lure former striker Dimitar Berbatov back to White Hart Lane from Manchester United.
Full story: Caughtoffside.com

Manchester United are preparing a £12m bid to lure Ajax's Dutch international right-back Gregory van der Wiel to Old Trafford. (News of the World)

QPR are on red alert after defender Sebastien Bassong revealed he wants to quit Tottenham.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Bolton captain Kevin Davies fears in-demand central defender Gary Cahill could leave the Reebok Stadium in the summer.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Manchester United expect to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea for £17.5m within two weeks.
Full story: Goal.com

Tottenham are lining up a move for Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given as boss Harry Redknapp steps up his search for a replacement for Heurelho Gomes.
Full story: Metro

Liverpool are ready to battle Newcastle and Sunderland for Wigan's Charles N'Zogbia. (News of the World)

Roberto Mancini wants Patrick Vieira to stay at Manchester City despite his contract expiring this summer.
Full story: Sunday People

Manchester United have emerged as front-runners to sign 18-year-old Lens defender Raphael Varane.
Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Sir Alex Ferguson is prepared to let striker Michael Owen leave Old Trafford, but wants Danny Welbeck to return from his loan spell at Sunderland.
Full story: Sunday People

OTHER GOSSIP

Aston Villa's owner Randy Lerner will reluctantly sack Gerard Houllier for the sake of the manager's health, with Everton's David Moyes being lined up as a replacement.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Carlo Ancelotti insists he will not beg to keep his job as Chelsea manager.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Ancelotti would be prepared to take on the challenge of managing relegated West Ham just to stay in English football. (News of the World)

Guus Hiddink, the man wanted by Roman Abramovich to replace Ancelotti, is already on the Stamford Bridge payroll.
Full story: Sunday Express

Former Liverpool and Inter Milan boss Rafa Benitez is in line to replace Steve Kean as manager of Blackburn if the club survive the drop. (News of the World)

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that win or lose, he will not consider retiring after Saturday's Champions League final.
Full story: The Observer

Indian billionaire Lakshmi Mittal will table a buyout bid for QPR on Monday that could spark a multi-million pound war with Manchester City for the Premier League title.
Full story: Sunday Express

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is set for showdown talks with owner Ellis Short this week that could determine his future at the club.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Birmingham City are facing an uncertain financial future if they lose their Premier League status at Tottenham on Sunday.
Full story: Sunday Telegraph

England manager Fabio Capello will select Fulham striker Bobby Zamora for his provisional squad for their Euro 2012 qualifier with Switzerland on 4 June.
Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Capello is desperate to talk Robert Green out of quitting international football to avoid a goalkeeping crisis.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Aston Villa's unsettled forward Ashley Young says he his hurt at accusations of being a "diver".
Full story: Independent on Sunday

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez says January's transfer window is largely responsible for his club's relegation plight, saying the disruption of agents affected his team's concentration and possibly cost them points.
Full story: Observer

AND FINALLY

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley says he will share around a £500k bonus for the staff at St James's Park if the Magpies beat West Brom on Sunday.
Full story: The Sunday Mirror



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