Football Gossip column: Pogba, Toure, Sterling, Allardyce

Posted: 2015-05-12T10:53:22Z

Manchester City are willing to offer Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri, Stevan Jovetic, Aleksandar Kolarov or Edin Dzeko in a deal for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22. (Guardian) 


Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, 20, is putting his Merseyside house on the market and looking for property in London, provoking talk of a move to either Arsenal or Chelsea. (Mail) 


Inter Milan will bid £10m in an attempt to sign Manchester City's 31-year-old midfielder Yaya Toure. Inter are managed by former City boss Roberto Mancini. (Star) 


City are keen to sign 21-year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino. (Mirror) 


West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will turn down any offer to stay on at Upton Park beyond this season and has already dismissed the opportunity to open talks with the club's board. (Telegraph) 


QPR midfielder Joey Barton, 32, said this week that there were "bad eggs" in the club's dressing room, with those players believed to be Adel Taarabt, Armand Traore, Mauro Zarate, Mauricio Isla and Eduardo Vargas. (Mirror) 


Manchester United are convinced goalkeeper David De Gea's future will not be decided by money, but rather where the 24-year-old wants to play next season. (Manchester Evening News) 


United boss Louis van Gaal is considering selling Robin van Persie, 31, as the striker enters the final year of his contract. (Guardian) 


And Dutchman Van Persie is unhappy at Van Gaal's decision to not play him against Crystal Palace. (Sun, subscription required) 


Chelsea are confident of beating Manchester United and Inter Milan to the signing of Brazil Under-20 international Robert Kenedy from Fluminense for £5m. But the Blues would then have to loan the 19-year-old striker to a European club in order for him to become eligible for a work permit. (Telegraph) 


Manchester City have made an approach for former Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. The 23-year-old, valued at £35m by Wolfsburg, is also a target for Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain. (Talksport) 


Liverpool are preparing a move for Burnley striker Danny Ings, 22, following the Clarets' relegation from the Premier League. (Liverpool Echo) 


Serie A side Lazio are considering a move for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini. The Reds wanted £12m for the 24-year-old but may accept less. (Mail) 


Liverpool have been scouting Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez, 23, and are prepared to pay his £21.7m release clause. (Star) 


Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is convinced he will still be the club's manager next season. (Sun, subscription required) 


Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat says the job will be his last in football, but does not know if he will be in charge of the Black Cats next season. (Sunderland Echo) 


Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 26, says cutting out red meat, sugar and pasta in favour of fish and yoga means he spends less time out injured. (Times, subscription required) 


West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says the club will not adopt a softer style of play to avoid players being booked in their final two games. The Hammers are in contention to qualify for next season's Europa League via the Fair Play League. (London Evening Standard) 


A takeover of Aston Villa could be completed by July. Randy Lerner, the American tycoon who bought the club for just over £60m, is keen to sell his stake. (Sky Sports) 


Germany striker Max Kruse has rejected a move to the Premier League. The 27-year-old, a target for Tottenham, Southampton and Newcastle, has instead opted to move to Wolfsburg from Borussia Monchengladbach. (Express) 


Former Manchester United and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez will be offered a one-year contract extension to stay at Juventus. The 31-year-old Argentina international has been linked with a move to Boca Juniors. (Football Italia)