Transfer Rumour Gossip: Arsenal Step Up Rooney Interest, Man United Chase Argentine Playmaker, Bale To Sign New Deal

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

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Arsenal are the latest club to be linked with serious interest in want-away Manchester United star Wayne Rooney.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Tottenham will look to fight off interest from Real Madrid and offer Gareth Bale a massive £170,000 a week contract to stay at the club.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez claims that Jose Mourinho will get £100million to spend on transfers if he joins the club this summer.

Full story: The Sun.

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West Ham are preparing to miss out on a permanent deal for Andy Carroll, and will look into signing Chelsea youngster Romelu Lukaku on loan next season.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Spurs are reportedly close to agreeing a deal to sign Barcelona striker David Villa, beating Arsenal and Liverpool to his signature.

Full story: talkSPORT.

Manchester United will have to compete with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen for highly-rated Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan.

Full story: Daily Express.

Spurs winger Aaron Lennon has emerged as a surprise target for Serie A giants Inter Milan.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

London trio Arsenal, Tottenham and Fulham are all eyeing a move for young Watford striker Matej Vydra.

Full story: Daily Express.

West Brom are plotting a raid on relegated Wigan for their striker Franco Di Santo, as they seek a replacement for on-loan Romelu Lukaku.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Falcao Osasuna

Atletico Madrid star Radamel Falcao denies rumours that he has already agreed a deal to join big-spending French side Monaco for next season.

Full story: AS.

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar confirms he will be leaving the club following their relegation, but has not revealed his next destination.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Stoke City are monitoring Granada left-back Guilherme Siqueira, once a target for Manchester United.

Full story: talkSPORT.

In-demand Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke wants a big pay rise to persuade him to turn down other offers and stay at Villa Park.

Full story: The Metro.

Want-away West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie could be a target for newly-promoted Hull City.

Full story: The Telegraph.

Jol Bent

Fulham say they will keep faith with current manager Martin Jol, despite a poor end to the season at Craven Cottage.

Full story: London Evening Standard.

Former Manchester City eccentric Mario Balotelli will delight many of his fans with the news that he has joined Twitter – @FinallyMario!

Full story: The Metro.

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