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European giants in battle to sign Arsenal defender Koscielny

Arsenal must fight off interest from Paris St-Germain, Monaco and Bayern Munich to convince defender Laurent Koscielny to sign a new contract.

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is reportedly a target for Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Monaco.

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Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining...

Chelsea are ready to pull out of the fight for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw - and leave the field open for Manchester United.

West Ham will try to sign Joleon Lescott in the summer when the 31-year-old Manchester City defender's contract expires.

Bayern Munich forward Mario Gotze says his friend and former Borussia Dortmund teammate Marco Reus wants to join Manchester United.

The agent of Croatia U21 international Mario Pasalic has confirmed that the Hajduk Split midfielder will undergo a medical in May ahead of signing a permanent deal with Chelsea.

Crystal Palace will move for Hull striker Sone Aluko in the summer.

Fulham winger Damien Duff will move on at the end of the season and is interested in experiencing Australia's A-League or MLS in North America.

Javi Garcia's agent has rejected reports that the midfielder will leave Manchester City to join Inter Milan.

Manchester United has suffered a transfer blow after Toni Kroos' agent claimed the midfielder would stay at Bayern Munich until at least next year.

Paul Lambert could send an SOS to compatriot Billy Stark, the Scotland U21 manager, to help stop Aston Villa's worrying slide after the club suspended his long-time assistants Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa following allegations of bullying at the training ground.

Chris Hughton, sacked as Norwich manager less than two weeks ago, is ready to step in at West Brom if Pepe Mel's Hawthorns reign comes to an early end.

Manchester City defender Karim Rekik will refuse to return from loan at PSV Eindhoven unless he gets to play at least 20 games a season.

Toni Kroos will not leave Bayern Munich until the summer of 2015, according to his agent.

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner admits the club's 'bullying' storm threatened to wreck their season and has thrown his weight behind boss Paul Lambert.

Chelsea have furiously denied Spanish claims they will not extend Thibaut Courtois' loan spell at Atletico Madrid if he plays against them.

Manuel Pellegrini admitted that his Manchester City players were mentally shattered by Sunday's defeat at Liverpool after their title hopes were dealt another devastating blow by bottom-of the-table Sunderland.

Manchester United manager David Moyes has flown to Portugal to check on the form of three transfer targets - Eliaquim Mangala, Jackson Martinez and Guilherme Siqueira.

Juventus are among several Serie A clubs who are interested in Sheffield United striker Diego de Girolamo.

Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus wants to move to Manchester United, according to the midfielder's former team-mate Mario Gotze.

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner feared his club could be seriously de-stabilised by the bust-up between manager Paul Lambert and his staff.

Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina is being lined up as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois at Atletico Madrid.

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has warned Manchester United and Chelsea they don't need to sell.

The agent of Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler has played down the possibility of his client joining Arsenal, despite talk of a move to the north London club in the last transfer window.

Danish defender Simon Kjaer has admitted he is flattered to be linked with Manchester United but claims he is solely focused on qualifying for next season's Champions League with Lille.

Arsenal must fight off interest from Paris St-Germain, Monaco and Bayern Munich to convince defender Laurent Koscielny to sign a new contract.

Tottenham coach Tim Sherwood is under pressure from senior figures at the club to play Erik Lamela despite the striker's struggles since joining the club from Roma in 2013.


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