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- NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE: Hatem Ben Arfa is expected to hold further talks on his Newcastle United future.
- THE STAR: Nigel Clough, the Sheffield United manager, has confirmed he will approach Liverpool for permission to retain Conor Coady's services next season.
Rangers boss Ally McCoist admits he has yet to be told how much he will be allowed to spend on his playing squad next season. McCoist is desperate to add to his current party with the League One champions certain to face tougher opposition against full-time clubs in the Championship.
Reports in today's papers suggested that Chelsea were set to offer John Terry a new deal but that he would have to take a pay cut. Assistant boss Steve Holland has now revealed at a pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow's clash with Sunderland that Chelsea are determined to keep hold of their captain.
Oriol Romeu would be open to making a permanent move to Valencia, but concedes the final decision rests with Chelsea. The Spanish midfielder returned to his homeland last summer on a season-long loan agreement.
The latest we know is that Valencia are happy with me and they would like me to stay. I'm very comfortable here, but we'll have to wait until the end of the season.
Portuguese publication O Jogo is reporting that Manchester United are ready to step up their efforts to land Argentina international Enzo Perez. David Moyes is said to have been in attendance on Thursday as the Benfica midfielder netted in a 3-1 victory over Porto to book a place in the Portuguese Cup final.
Another player who says he would rather stay in Scotland than head to the Premier League is Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni, although he says team-mate Lee Wallace would fit in at Arsenal.I'd prefer to be at Ibrox 100 times more than playing for a club in the lower half of the English Premier League.
Kris Commons insists he has unfinished business at Celtic, and has no plans to secure a move to England. The 30-year-old has reportedly attracted much interest from the Premier League, with newly-promoted Leicester understood to be keen on luring the midfielder south.
Centre-back John Heitinga has revealed he is willing to discuss a new deal with Fulham, should they retain their Premier League status. The former Everton defender joined the Cottagers on a free transfer during the January transfer window, but is out of contract at the end of the season.
Manchester United are keeping an eye on young Marseille defender Benjamin Mendy, according to reports in France. The 19-year-old full-back only joined Marseille from Le Havre last season but is rated as an exciting prospect for the future and L'Equipe says scouts have been sent to have watched him in action.
Alan Pardew is already lining up a number of summer additions at Newcastle United, with loanee Loic Remy still a top target.
Some fans may fear we are not going to move forward, but I think we will. We have got ourselves in a good position in terms of transfer preparation. We must make sure we strengthen well in the summer.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has revealed that he plans to bring in a number of new players this summer to help push the club up the Premier League next season.Everybody knows in this division you've got to spend to get yourself up there.
Juan Mata is predicting a bright future at Manchester United and fully expects David Moyes to bring in the right players this summer to make sure the club will challenge for trophies again next season.They know, and I know, we're in a transitional moment, but in the summer they're going to try to sign a few players and I have the faith they are going to bring top players in.
Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk has dismissed rumours linking him with a move to England and says he is relishing the prospect of a Champions League campaign with the Scottish champions. Last month, the 22-year-old's agent was quoted as saying some "absolute top clubs" in England had shown interest in his client and that a summer move south of the border was a possibility.
First of all I have a contract until 2017 I think, so I don't have to move, and I think the Champions League is always a big thing for every player. I want to play Champions League.
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