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ARSENAL WANT JUNG'UN
According to the Metro, Arsenal are keeping tabs on Frankfurt's Sebastian Jung as Arsene Wenger weighs up a £7m move for the defender.

Jung, who usually plays at right-back, has chipped in with six assists in Frankfurt's Bundesliga campaign, although the club have suffered a mixed season and could look to cash in on the 23-year-old in the summer.

'Arsene Wenger is on the lookout for a new right-back, with Bacary Sagna looking increasingly likely to depart the Emirates Stadium when his contract expires,' report the Metro.

'And despite links with the likes of Lukasz Piszczek and Daryl Janmaat, Arsenal seem to have made 23-year-old Jung a key target.'

According to Jung's agent Mino Grillo: "In England we know Arsenal are very strongly on his trail for the summer.

"They have had scouts watching him in the Bundesliga. There is was interest in the past from Inter, Roma and Milan, but no recent contact."


PARDEW HOPEFUL ON REMY
Despite Loic Remy previously stating that he wants to join a "great European club" in the summer, Alan Pardew remains hopeful that he can convince the striker to make a permanent switch to Newcastle.

Remy has scored 13 goals in 23 Premier League appearances for the Magpies during his loan spell and seems certain to leave QPR at the end of the season.

"I think we've got a good chance of keeping Loïc," said Pardew. "Sometimes you can be a good fit at a club and he fits in well here."

Meanwhile, the under-fire manager has also reassured supporters that Newcastle will be active in the transfer market.

"There's uncertainty among the supporters about our intentions," Pardew continued. "Perhaps I can feel a little more confident. I know a little bit more than them.

"Some fans fear we're not going to move forward but I think we will. We've got ourselves in a good position in terms of transfer preparation. We're certainly going to be active. Our targets buoy me."


TERRY MUST ACCEPT PAY CUT TO SIGN NEW DEAL
According to the Daily Mirror, Chelsea have told John Terry he will have to halve his wages if he wants to sign a new contract.

The Blues have reportedly offered Terry a one-year deal, but the terms involved have caused the defender to reconsider his future along with Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard, who both look set to depart Stamford Bridge.

'Skipper Terry's current £150,000-a-week deal expires this summer and his wages could be HALVED if he decides to remain at Stamford Bridge next season,' report the Mirror.

'The former England centre-back is enjoying an outstanding season for the Blues, but the offer has thrown the 33-year-old's future into doubt.

'Chelsea are standing firm on their policy that outfield players over 30 are only offered one-year extensions - and on reduced terms.'

If Terry decides to leave, Galatasaray are thought to be leading the race for his signature.


UNITED EYE DUTCH YOUNGSTER
The latest name to be added to David Moyes' long list of summer targets is Holland Under-21 midfielder Tonny Vilhena.

The 19-year-old has played a crucial role in Feyenoord's Eredivisie title challenge this season, playing 30 matches and contributing four goals and six assists.

'Dutch under-21 midfielder Vilhena, 19, has also been watched by Juventus and both Premier League champions United and their Italian counterparts are interested in a £5m deal,' claim the Mirror.

'Vilhena has already won two European U17 titles as part of the Dutch squad that bagged back-to-back Euros silverware in 2011 and 2012.'


AND THE REST
Juventus are trying to buy on-loan Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo for £7million, despite the terms of his move giving them an option to buy him for double that amount...Everton are keen on a £2million deal for Montpellier's Benjamin Stambouli, who can play as a defender or defensive midfielder. Newcastle are also linked with him...Bayern Munich are interested in signing Aston Villa and England U-17 defender Easah Suliman...Pepe Mel has ruled out a return to Real Betis - despite his own West Brom future hanging in the balance...West Ham United hope to take advantage of Sunderland's likely relegation with a move for Lee Cattermole...Cardiff keeper David Marshall is also on Sam Allardyce's shortlist...Aston Villa are set for a £200million takeover if they manage to stay in the Premier League.

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