Real Madrid striker wanted by Manchester United and Arsenal while Rodwell could return to Everton

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MANCHESTER United and Arsenal could be set to lock horn in the race to sign Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata

United are looking to rival the Gunners’ bid for Real striker Morata, 21, who is out of contract in 2015 – Full story: Daily Star

Speculation linking Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, 29, and Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez, 25, with Inter Milan has been rubbished by Inter’s president – Full story: Metro Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has decided against signing Valencia loanee defender Aly Cissokho, 26, on a permanent deal in the summer – Full story: Daily Star

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 31, currently on loan at Serie A side Napoli, can leave the club for as little as £4m at the end of the season due to a clause in his contract – Full story: Daily Mail

Everton manager Roberto Martínez intends to offer Jack Rodwell, 23 today, a summer return to Goodison Park following the midfielder’s struggle to make an impact at Manchester City – Full story: Guardian

Manchester United boss David Moyes has opened talks with Sporting Lisbon over a £30m move for midfielder William Carvalho, 21 – Full story: Sun (subscription required)

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes wants to sign Burnley striker Danny Ings, 21, for next season – Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United are keen on signing Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 24, after he admitted he was open to a move from Bayern Munich to the Premier League – Full story: Daily Telegraph

Ajax will beat Manchester City and Liverpool to the the signing of Dutch forward Richairo Zivkovic, 17, from Groningen – Full story: Talksport

Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song says he will to return to the Premier League after his two-year stint at Barcelona. The 26-year-old is a target for Manchester United – Full story: Sun (subscription required)

OTHER GOSSIP

Tottenham insist manager Tim Sherwood’s job is safe, despite his claim that the “silence is deafening” over his long-term prospects – Full story: Daily Mirror

Tim Sherwood, 45, could be offered a route back into management – if he if he parts company with Spurs – at League One side Swindon Town – Full story: Daily Star

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino is in advanced talks over a new contract as the South Coast club attempt to kill off potential interest from Tottenham – Full story: Daily Telegraph