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Malaga star Isco is the subject of interest from Manchester City.
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Branislav Ivanovic handed Rafa Benitez the perfect farewell gift in Amsterdam with the winning goal as Chelsea beat Benfica to win the Europa League.

Wayne Rooney is at the centre of a bizarre transfer saga linking with him a move to Newcastle. A website backed by Magpies owner Mike Ashley has claimed that the club have enquired over the Manchester United striker.

Roberto Martinez is on Malaga's shortlist to replace Manuel Pellegrini.

Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund have joined Arsenal and AC Milan by showing an interest in Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

Paolo Di Canio has cancelled Sunderland players' early summer holidays after fining seven stars in just five days.

Christian Benteke wants Aston Villa to honour their promise of a bumper new contract - for keeping them in the Premier League.

Steve Bruce wants Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel to be Hull's number-one goalkeeper as they had back to the Premier League.

Liverpool have bid £4million for 20-year-old Sporting Lisbon centre-back Tiago Ilori.

Bolton left-back Marcos Alonso is set to sign for Fiorentina for free, despite a late move from Stoke.

Wolves are making an ambitious move to talk former England boss Steve McClaren back into management. They also have Owen Coyle and Kenny Jackett in mind.

Chelsea were last night crowned Europa League champions.

Roy Hodgson is totally behind Rio Ferdinand's decision to quit England.

Manchester City will make a double raid on Spanish side Malaga for coach Manuel Pellegrini and midfielder Isco.

Striker Christian Benteke is chasing a bumper new contract at Aston Villa after helping to keep them in the Premier League.

Newly-promoted Hull City are favourites to land Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel, 26, with West Ham and Swansea also in the hunt.

German side Schalke are chasing Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin, 22, who has made just three Premier League starts this season.

Meanwhile, Gunners right-back Bacary Sagna, 30, could make a surprise summer switch to Monaco.

Branislav Ivanovic headed Chelsea to Europa League glory in Amsterdam last night.

Manuel Pellegrini has handed Manchester City a five-man shortlist of transfer targets after agreeing a two-year deal, with Malaga midfielder Isco top of his shopping list.

Fulham are poised to sign midfielder Derek Boateng, 30, from Ukraine side Dnipro after he snubbed a late offer from Aston Villa.

Defender Ian Harte, 35, is considering a return to former club Leeds United after being released by Reading.

Norwich will battle it out with Aston Villa and Fulham for Brighton's 24-year-old Scotland international midfielder Liam Bridcutt.

Rafa Benitez will sign off at Chelsea with silverware after Branislav Ivanovic's stunning injury-time winner took the Europa League trophy to Stamford Bridge.

Swansea are close to signing Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, on loan and have also reached an agreement with 25-year-old Real Betis midfielder Jose Canas who is out of contract this summer.

Tottenham have made a £5m offer for RNK Split's Croatia U21 striker Ante Rebic, 19, with Italian side Parma also interested.

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, 32, will be invited to captain England against the Republic of Ireland on May 29 in honour of his 100th cap.

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Check out the best shots of the Europa League final from Amsterdam.

Chelsea won the Europa League in dramatic fashion in Amsterdam last night as Branislav Ivanovic headed a winner in stoppage time.

Rio Ferdinand's decision to call time on his international career will not lead to a recall for John Terry.

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho, 28, wants the Ukrainian club to allow him to join Manchester City for less than his £40.5m release clause.

Swansea are set to revive their interest in Sevilla striker Manu del Moral, 29, who is rated at around £4m.

Chelsea's Belgian attacker Eden Hazard says he would welcome the chance to work with Jose Mourinho, who has been linked with the manager's job.

They just never give up. Chelsea just keep on fighting. Just as thoughts were turning to extra time last night, Branislav Ivanovic, who missed last year's Champions League final suspended, settled this Europa League final with a glorious header that looped through the air.

Manchester City are aiming to complete a £17m deal for Malaga star Isco, 21, after moving closer to appointing Manuel Pellegrini as coach. They will announce plans to increase capacity at the Etihad Stadium by 6,000 - taking it up to 53,805.

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan remains confident that he can persuade Roberto Martinez to remain as manager despite the club's relegation from the Premier League.

Newcastle United utility player Ryan Taylor, 28, is heading to the United States for career-saving knee surgery.

Chelsea made history last night by becoming the first club to hold the Champions League and Europa League concurrently as they stunned Benfica with a dramatic stoppage-time winner from Branislav Ivanovic.

Manuel Pellegrini is expected to sign a two-year deal as Manchester City head coach early next month.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night as Wigan were relegated to watch Latics winger Callum McManaman and midfielder James McCarthy.

The huge clocks at either end of the stadium had just ticked past 92 minutes when Branislav Ivanovic made the run that will immortalise him in Chelsea history.

Frank Lampard lifted the Europa League for victorious Chelsea last night after a stunning late victory and is set for further reward with a new one-year contract extension to stay at Stamford Bridge set to be confirmed.

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