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It's a story that just won't go away (presumably largely due to the fact that the player's agent is Jorge Mendes), and it now seems even more likely that the future of Manchester United's central midfield will be Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho.

Carvalho has still amazingly played just 24 times in the Portuguese league for Sporting, after being on loan at Cercle Brugge in Belgium for the last two years, but the Mirror today report that a fee of £37million has been agreed between the two clubs. That seems mightily high if you ask us.

The paper claim that Carvalho was given a tour of the club's Carrington training ground last week, and will join before the World Cup.

Right, let's play a game. Write down the list of five Liverpool players that you thought Real Madrid may be interested in this summer. Suarez? No. Sturridge? No. Sterling? No. Coutinho? No. Henderson? Look, we'll just tell you, it's Glen Johnson.

That's the big scoop in the Telegraph today, who claim that the Spanish giants will offer £5million for Johnson, who will enter the last year of his contract this summer. With Alvaro Arbeloa not thought to be quite up to standards, Carlo Ancelotti will instead target a 30-year-old that often gets caught out defensively.

Whilst Johnson has impressed in recent weeks, there are fans at Anfield that would be prepared to see Jon Flanagan take his place should the club by a top left back in the summer.

It is a move that we were quite surprise Arsenal didn't pursue further last summer given their evident need of a striker, but the Mirror this morning claim that Loic Remy would rather join Arsenal this summer rather than make his loan move at Newcastle permanent. Which we can rather understand.

Unfortunately, the only quotes that the paper have are from a 'source' close to the player, who 'says': 'If Arsenal want him that's where he will go. Where else would a big fan of Thierry Henry want to go?'

It is a move that makes sense, so we'll put our cynicism to one side (for now). However, the Times have gone big with their suggestion that Spurs are actually the closest club to Remy, and will make a move in the summer, so who knows what to think?

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