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Transfer Rumour Gossip: Chelsea Plan Real Madrid Trio Bid, Gunners Step Up Rooney Interest, Neymar Bids Accepted

by Mark Brus

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A round-up of Saturday’s biggest transfer stories.

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Arsenal are believed to be stepping up their interest in smashing their wage structure to sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Jose Mourinho is plotting a raid on Real Madrid as he leaves the club, with a £30million bid to bring former Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric with him to Chelsea.

Full story: The Sun.

Manchester United will aim to sign Marouane Fellaini from Everton this summer, with David Moyes keen to reunite with the Toffees star at Old Trafford.

Full story: The Guardian.

Real Madrid are said to be lining up a bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, with Bayern Munich also interested in the Uruguayan.

Full story: Daily Mail.

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Santos have accepted two offers from Barcelona and Real Madrid for star player Neymar, with the Brazilian expected to choose a move to the Nou Camp.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Liverpool are keen on a move for Porto left-winger Christian Atsu, who could be available for around £3million this summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Manchester City face competition from Real Madrid for the £60million signing of Napoli striker Edinson Cavani.

Full story: The Sun.

Bent Liverpool Bid

Fulham are lining up a £4million move for out-of-favour Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, and are also close to signing Maarten Stekelenburg from Roma for £2million.

Full story: Daily Express.

Chelsea step-up interest in Real Madrid wing-back Fabio Coentrao as Mourinho exit looks set to spark Bernabeu exodus.

Full story: Daily Express

West Ham are interested in signing young Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, who may be surplus to requirements at Anfield.

Full story: talkSPORT.

Swansea City deny that Arsenal have made any contact over the possible signing of defender Ashley Williams.

Full story: The Metro.

Stoke City have rubbished rumours that goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has agreed a move to join Liverpool.

Full story: Liverpool Echo.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has urged in-demand striker Christian Benteke to reject interest from bigger clubs and stay at Villa Park.

Full story: talkSPORT.

Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez wants to fight for his place at Barcelona, despite interest from Juventus and Manchester City.

Full story: Sky Sports.

Chelsea are reportedly keen on Real Madrid youngster Rapahel Varane

Full story: Daily Express

Real Madrid target Sergio Aguero has pledged his future to Manchester City.

Full story: The Telegraph.

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Departing interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez is expected to take over at Serie A side Napoli next week.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

German Tennis legend Boris Becker says the Champions League final is a great occasion for German football to show the world what it’s about.

Full story: The Times.


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