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Arsenal, Man City to battle for Real star di Maria; Mascherano return?

Premier League sides Arsenal and Manchester City both want Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria, while Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano could make a surprise return to former club Liverpool

Angel di Maria: May have to choose between Arsenal and Manchester City if he leaves Madrid

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The Premier League managerial merry-go-round gathered pace yesterday as Tim Sherwood was thrown out of the Tottenham hotseat - and Sam Allardyce was left clinging on at West Ham.

Terry Venables has finally broken his silence over his bitter battle with Alan Sugar - and admitted: "It was the worst time of my life."

John Terry has signed a new one-year deal at Chelsea.

Lee Cattermole is set to be offered a bumper new four-year deal to stop interest from Stoke and West Ham.

Roy Keane has blamed Manchester United's awful season on their spineless midfield and defence.

Louis van Gaal could bring Feyenoord and Holland defender Bruno Martins Indi with him to Manchester United as he looks to replace departing centre-back duo Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.

West Ham have made a $12million bid for Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger - despite uncertainty over their own manager Sam Allardyce's future.

Barcelona's Javier Mascherano has opened the door on a sensational return to Liverpool, four years after he left Anfield for the Nou Camp.

Arsene Wenger remains interested in bringing Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria to Arsenal.

Manchester City defender Micah Richards has hinted that he will leave the club this summer, declaring "you have to do what's best for your career."

Tim Sherwood was sacked as Tottenham boss after top stars told chairman Daniel Levy: "Either he goes - or we do."

Ryan Giggs wants to carry on playing for Manchester United and join new manager Louis Van Gaal's coaching team.

Paul Lambert will not walk out on Aston Villa, despite the club being in limbo after owner Randy Lerner's decision to sell up.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon is ready to take charge at Norwich as they prepare for the Championship.

Arsenal are weighing up a summer move for Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria - but Manchester City are also interested.

Ryan Giggs will hold face-to-face talks with Louis Van Gaal today to discuss his Manchester United future.

Mauricio Pochettino is Tottenham's number one choice to replace axed Tim Sherwood.

Roy Keane has launched a scathing attack on Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, claiming the defensive duo have gone backwards at Manchester United.

Liverpool fans have pleaded with Ross Barkley to ditch Everton and make a stunning move to Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers has backed Raheem Sterling to take the World Cup by storm this summer.

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will meet with Ryan Giggs to thrash out the Old Trafford legend's future at the club.

Nemanja Vidic has insisted that the Manchester United players did not fall out with David Moyes, instead falling out among each other.

Steve Bruce has left the door open for Rio Ferdinand to extend his Premier League career with FA Cup finalists Hull.

Samir Nasri's girlfriend has launched an extraordinary outburst after the Manchester City midfielder was left out of the France World Cup squad.

Chelsea will turn their attention to securing the future of Frank Lampard after confirming John Terry has signed a new 12-month contract. 

Tottenham want Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager after Tim Sherwood was sacked yesterday.

Ryan Giggs is set for showdown talks with Manchester United manager-to-be Louis Van Gaal today.

Bruno Martins Indi and Matts Hummels have been identified by Manchester United as potential replacements for veteran pair Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.

Liverpool are hopeful of pushing through a deal for England's Adam Lallana before the World Cup.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert will be given the go-ahead this week to offer new deals to Ron Vlaar and Fabian Delph.

Mauricio Pochettino would consider an approach from Tottenham to become their manager after the sacking of Tim Sherwood on Tuesday, but Southampton have opened talks with the Argentinian aimed at persuading him to stay at St Mary's.

Adam Lallana's hopes of joining Liverpool before the World Cup may rest on informing Southampton he is determined to leave St Mary's, with the two clubs yet to agree a deal for the England midfielder.

Tottenham sacked Tim Sherwood as head coach yesterday because they feared losing some of their best players if he remained in charge.

Everton have indicated that Romelu Lukaku will not return to the club next season by making the first move to sign Loic Remy, the QPR striker who spent the past season on loan at Newcastle.

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