Gossip: Transfer and rumour - 10 February, 2014

Manchester City will beat Manchester United and Liverpool to the signing of Porto defensive midfielder Fernando, 26, in the summer on a free transfer.
Porto midfielder Fernando has won three caps for Brazil Under-20s
Porto midfielder Fernando has won three caps for Brazil Under-20s
Full story: Daily Star 
Fulham will make a £2m move for Schalke's Austria left-back Christian Fuchs, 27, in the summer.
Full story: Mirror 
Dinamo Zagreb have rejected a bid from Barcelona for 17-year-old Croatian midfielder Alen Halilovic, who is also a target for Tottenham and Manchester United.
Full story: Sky Sports 
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has held secret talks with the agent of Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 22, ahead of a summer move.
Full story: caughtoffside 
Hull have contacted Bolton about a £3m deal to sign 25-year-old South Korea midfielder Chung Yong Lee for next season.
Full story: Mirror 
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 31, has indicated he will not be returning to Anfield at the end of his season-long loan with Italian side Napoli.
Full story: Daily Mail 
Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna, 30, and Gunners keeper Lukasz Fabianski, whose contracts are up at the end of the season, have rejected new deals.
Full story: Daily Star  


Tottenham are lining up Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal to take over from Tim Sherwood at the end of the season if Spurs fail to make the Champions League.
Dutchman Louis van Gaal managed Ajax to Champions League glory in 1995
Dutchman Louis van Gaal managed Ajax to Champions League glory in 1995
Full story: Daily Express 
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta says he had not seen Gunners boss Arsene Wenger as angry as he was at half-time of the 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool on Saturday.
Full story: Guardian 
Manchester City have secured a commercial interest in two Portuguese clubs that will give them a competitive advantage in the recruitment of Brazilian players and may boost future attempts to pass Uefa's Financial Fair Play test.
Full story: Independent 
England boss Roy Hodgson has decided to call up in-form Liverpool pair Raheem Sterling, 19, and Jordan Henderson, 23, for next month's friendly against Denmark.
Full story: Mirror 

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Fulham midfielder Lewis Holtby says his departure from Tottenham Hotspur was because of "personal reasons" and had nothing to do with his performance. The 23-year-old was also chased by Schalke and Borussia Dortmund.
Full story: Bild (in German) 
Manchester United are willing to pay 14 million euros (around £10m) for Italian side Roma's 25-year-old Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatar.
Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian) 
Bayern Munich's Tony Kroos is high up on the transfer list of Juventus manager Antonio Conte but the competition to recruit the 24-year-old German midfielder will be "fierce" as he is also being courted by Manchester United.
Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian) 
Barcelona manager Tata Martino says his team needs to "isolate and think only about football" after reviewing the club's recent performances.
Full story: Marca (in Spanish) 
Welshman Gareth Bale says it is "good to put pressure on rivals" after the 24-year old hit the opening goal in Real Madrid's 4-2 win over Villarreal.
Full story: AS.com (in Spanish) 
Spanish club Real Valladolid's Patrick Ebert, 26, will replace Kim Kallstrom at Russian side Spartak Moscow after the 31-year-old Swedish midfielder moved to Arsenal in the January transfer window.
Full story: L'Equipe (in French) 


Chelsea forward Eden Hazard might only be 5ft 8in but, according to Belgium national team chef Wim Casteleyn, he eats more than Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke.
Full story: Daily Mail 
Research by a dating company has found that the perfect girlfriend would be a Manchester United fan who has a healthy obsession with the club.
Full story: Metro 

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