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A look at the football transfer gossip in Sunday's national newspapers, with Didier Drogba linked with a return to Chelsea.

Last Updated: 08/06/14 at 09:43 Post Comment

Pepe: Linked with a £25m move to Manchester City

Pepe: Linked with a £25m move to Manchester City

DAILY STAR

Manchester City are willing to pay £25m for 31-year-old Real Madrid defender Pepe to partner captain Vincent Kompany

QPR and Stoke are ready to battle Everton for midfielder Gareth Barry, 33, who is available after being released by Manchester City.

Manchester United have been quoted a 'staggering' £60million by Juventus if they want to re-sign Paul Pogba.

Former England international Joe Cole is wanted in the MLS after leaving West Ham United.

Cardiff are considering a move to bring Danny Gabbidon back to the club after the defender was released by Crystal Palace.

Queens Park Rangers are trying to beat Arsenal to the signing of Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier.

Everton have made an enquiry for Real Sociedad midfielder Ruben Pardo and are also interested in Nancy's Jeff Louis.

Arsenal have offered £1million for Paris St Germain's teenage winger Kingsley Coman.

New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is interested in Napoli midfielder Blerim Dzemaili.

Crystal Palace, Leicester, Stoke and Swansea are all keen to sign Manchester City youngster Emyr Huws on loan.

Manager Paul Lambert will name Roy Keane, 42, as his Aston Villa assistant coach later this week.

SUNDAY MIRROR

Didier Drogba is being lined up to return to Chelsea after the World Cup, initially as a player and then in a coaching role.

Newcastle have joined the chase to sign Hull City captain Curtis Davies, with Sunderland and Everton both ready to pay £8m for the defender.

Michel Platini is outraged by PSG's £50m bid for Chelsea's David Luiz and sees it as an attack on UEFA's financial fair play regulations.

Steve Bould, Arsenal's former central defender and now Arsene Wenger's assistant, is being prepared to take over the top job.

Meanwhile, the Gunners could make a move for 25-year-old Nice goalkeeper David Ospina, depending on his World Cup displays with Colombia.

Manchester United believe they can prise attacking midfielder Thomas Muller from Bayern Munich.

Keeper Hugo Lloris will keep Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino waiting until after the World Cup before deciding whether to commit to stay at Spurs.

THE PEOPLE

Liverpool are ready to drop their bid to sign England World Cup star Adam Lallana and will instead set their sights on Benfica's Lazar Markovic.

Everton will take England international winger Adam Johnson, 26, from Sunderland - but only on a season's loan

Striker Jermain Defoe will return to the Premier League next season from Toronto FC - joining up once more with Harry Redknapp at QPR.

Tottenham want £6.5m from Hull for midfielder Jake Livermore who was on loan at the Tigers last season.

Tottenham are chasing Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld, but any deal could hinge on the future of the Belgian's team-mate Miranda.

Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia is ready to sign a lucrative new contract.

Norwich City are set to make a move for Leeds captain Ross McCormack if they fail to sign Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes.

Southampton right-back Calum Chambers has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Bacary Sagna at Arsenal.

THE SUN

PSG face a Champions League ban after angering UEFA by ignoring Financial Fair Play rules in their £50m bid for Chelsea's David Luiz.

Arsenal hope to re-sign winger Carlos Vela, 25, from Real Sociedad in a £3.25m deal.

Stoke are interested in signing 32-year-old Norweigan central defender Brede Hangeland, who was released last week by relegated Fulham.

West Ham have made a £6.8million bid for Red Bull Salzburg winger Sadio Mane.

Newcastle are in talks to sign Sevilla winger Diego Perotti, who is available for £3.5m.

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Wayne Rooney has no problem playing on the left-wing for England, and is so desperate to be in Roy Hodgson's World Cup starting 11 that he'd even play in goal.

Manchester United want to re-sign former midfielder Paul Pogba who is now valued at £60m by Italian champions Juventus.

Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood, 45, has emerged as a strong contender for the West Brom managerial job.

MAIL ON SUNDAY

Incoming Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has spoken of his admiration for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.

Southampton will hold more talks with Ronald Koeman as the Dutchman emerges as the favourite to replace Mauricio Pochettino as manager.

Sven Goran Eriksson claims English players get bored too easily, and would rather go shopping than interact with teammates like in other nations such as Italy or the Ivory Coast.

THE TIMES

David Beckham has sounded out David Moyes to manage his new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami, where the former Manchester United boss owns a home.


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