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Transfer Rumour Gossip: Arsenal Plot £70m Spending Spree, Chelsea Make Rooney Enquiry, Radamel Falcao Fee Agreed

by Mark Brus

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A round-up of Sunday’s biggest transfer stories and gossip.

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Chelsea have approached Manchester United for Wayne Rooney, telling the Red Devils to name their price for the want-away England striker.

Full story: Sunday Mirror.

Manchester City look set to win the race for Atletico Madrid star Radamel Falcao after agreeing a £54million fee with the club.

Full story: Sunday Mirror.

Arsenal plot £70m spending spree regardless of whether the Gunners secure Champions League qualification.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Tottenham are unlikely to be able to keep Real Madrid target Gareth Bale if they fail to secure Champions League qualification today.

Full story: Mail on Sunday.

Christian Eriksen

Liverpool target Christian Eriksen will sign a new contract with current club Ajax if the Reds do not make an offer for him within the next month.

Full story: Sunday Mirror.

Big-spending French outfit Monaco have been linked with a surprise move for Andy Carroll when he returns to Liverpool from West Ham this summer.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph.

However, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is determined to keep Carroll on a permanent deal for next season.

Full story: The Metro.

West Ham also look set to bring in Shakhtar Donetsk left-back Razvan Rat on a free transfer this summer.

Full story: Sky Sports.

Chelsea are prepared to sell Spanish striker Fernando Torres this summer after a difficult few years at the club. He has previously been linked with a return to his old club Atletico Madrid.

Full story: The Sun.

However, Torres himself says he finally feels happy and important at the club, and that he won’t be forced out by big-name signings this summer.

Full story: Sunday Mirror.

Darren Bent

Fulham have been linked again with out-of-favour Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, but are keen to lower Villa’s asking price of £12million.

Full story: Daily Star.

Manchester City left-back Gael Clichy has signed a new four-year contract with the club.

Full story: Mail on Sunday.

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has his eye on two defenders, Lazio’s Modibo Diakite, and Maritimo defender Valentin Roberge.

Full story: Daily Star.

Phil Neville has met with Everton chairman Bill Kenwright and could be a surprise appointment to replace David Moyes as manager next season.

Full story: Daily Star.

Arsenal star Santi Cazorla has praised incoming Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, with whom he worked at Malaga and Villareal.

Full story: The Sun.

Jose Mourinho’s departure as Real Madrid manager is expected to be confirmed next week, as he nears a return to Chelsea.

Full story: Mail on Sunday.

Former Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers boss Mark Hughes could return to management with Championship side Leicester City.

Full story: Mail on Sunday.

Patrick Vieira 2 COS

Manchester City are apparently fast-tracking former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira to be their manager in the long term.

Full story: Sunday Mirror.

Stoke Pig

Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones has apologised for smashing up team-mate Glen Whelan’s car after finding a pig’s head in his locker!

Full story: Mail on Sunday.

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