Monday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Liverpool have offered midfielder Steven Gerrard a new contract but the 34-year-old is in no rush to accept what would be a one-year deal with a pay-cut – (Daily Mirror)
Roma will match Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson’s £120,000-a-week wages to sign the 30-year-old, who says he will not go “crawling” to the Reds for a new deal with his current contract expiring next summer – (Daily Telegraph)
Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal have been made aware that Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is prepared to listen to offers for his coveted French international Karim Benzema, 26 – (Daily Express)
Frank Lampard, 36, wants to delay his move to parent club New York City and extend his loan period at Manchester City beyond next month, with the midfielder keen to help Manuel Pellegrini’s side fight former club Chelsea for the Premier League title – (Daily Mail)
But Lampard says he has not spoken to the Manchester City hierarchy about staying on at the club – (Daily Star)