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Man United Plan Ambitious £60m Double Bid, Liverpool & Arsenal Fight Over Barcelona Star, Chelsea to Sign £27m Starlet Striker, Tottenham Close In On Diego Forlan, West Ham to Lose Four Stars, Sunderland to Sign Eight and West Brom Want Fulham Striker

Transfer Rumour Round-Up. The run-down on the latest rumours and speculation.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is preparing a double swoop on Tottenham for midfield duo Gareth Bale and Rafael van der Vaart.

Full story: CaughtOffside

Chelsea are ready to swoop for £27m-rated Belgian teenager Romelu Lukaku next month but a move for the Anderlecht striker depends on the exit of two forwards. Manchester City, Tottenham and Everton are also interested in the 17-year-old.

Full story: Goal.com

Arsene Wenger admits Cesc Fabregas is feeling the strain of Arsenal’s crumbling season and fears the club’s failure on the pitch will fuel his desire to return to Barcelona this summer.

Full story: Daily Mail

Everton boss David Moyes has told Liverpool to keep their hands off their £10m-rated 26-year-old full-back Leighton Baines.

Source: the Sun

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will make signing a high-profile striker his priority in the summer transfer market but it will not be Atletico Madrid’s Uruguayan forward Diego Forlan.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Redknapp has admitted he is “chasing around the world” to find a goal-scorer and his latest target is Espanyol’s £12m-rated 25-year-old Argentine Dani Osvaldo.

Full story: Daily Mail

Sporting Lisbon are remaining tight-lipped about Manchester United’s reported interest in Rui Patricio. The goalkeeper is reportedly a target for United as they seek a replacement for Edwin van der Sar, who is retiring
at the end of the season.

Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham are ready to enter the £8m race for Lazio defender Stephan Lichtsteiner. The 27-year-old right-back is also being followed by Juventus, Napoli and Bayern Munich, according to reports in the German press.

Full story: talkSPORT

West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan has admitted the club face a massive firesale in the summer should they be relegated. Inspirational midfielder Scott Parker would certainly leave if that happened, possibly to Tottenham, while goalkeeper Robert Green, centre-half Matthew Upson, whose contract expires in June, and
striker Carlton Cole would head the exodus of high-profile players.

Full story: CaughtOffside

Blackburn manager Steve Kean has warned Liverpool and Manchester United they will have to cough up a “massive fee” to land 19-year-old defender Phil Jones.

Source: the Sun

Didier Drogba will snub a summer move and remain at Chelsea for next season. The striker has been linked with a £15m transfer to Real Madrid, where he would link up again with former Blues boss Jose Mourinho.

Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal are being linked with a summer move for Cologne’s German international striker Lukas Podolski.

Full story: CaughtOffside

Liverpool are set to sign French international Sylvain Marveaux on a free transfer from Rennes, the first of several new faces expected at Anfield this summer.

Full story: Daily Mail

AC Milan are ready to meet Liverpool’s £15m asking price for want-away midfielder Alberto Aquilani, according to Italian reports. The player has impressed while on loan at Juventus this season.

Full story: CaughtOffside

Arsenal and Liverpool are chasing Barcelona striker Bojan Krkic, according to reports in Spain.

Full story: talkSPORT

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is hoping to sign eight players to boost his squad for next season, including making defender Nedum Onuoha’s loan move from Manchester City permanent.

Source: the Sun

Fulham striker Andrew Johnson will become Roy Hodgson’s first major signing at West Brom this summer. The 30-year-old will be reunited with his former manager in a £3.5m deal.

Full story: Daily Mail

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