ANDROS Townsend appeared to have the world at his feet when he helped inspire England to World Cup qualification last October.
However, an ankle injury has ruled him out of the tournament in Brazil, and he will instead be a pundit for ITV.
Townsend is still making the headlines, though, with the Tottenham Hotspur winger among many players linked with a summer move.
Everton are ready to join Newcastle United in the race to sign Townsend. (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool are ready to meet Valencia midfielder Dani Parejo’s £20.4m release clause. (talkSPORT)
Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony is wanted by Everton as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who will return to Chelsea after his loan spell. (South Wales Evening Post)
Chelsea are ready to exchange David Luiz for Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic, plus £15m. (Daily Mirror)
Jan Vertonghen is unsure whether to stay at Tottenham this summer. (Metro)
Incoming Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben on his shortlist. (Guardian)
Goran Pandev could join Tottenham, with Napoli reportedly ready to sell the Macedonia international, while Spurs duo Sandro and Erik Lamela could go the other way. (talkSPORT)
Sevilla are confident of keeping Liverpool and Chelsea target Ivan Rakitic. (talkSPORT)
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will not ask for a summer move, according to Brendan Rodgers. (Liverpool Echo)
Arsenal are targeting a move for Anderlecht defender Cheikhou Kouyate. (Daily Star)
Leicester City want to sign Man United midfielder Nick Powell. (Daily Express)
Mikel Arteta is unsure whether Arsenal will offer him a new deal, with his current contract running out next summer. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester City want to sign Roma defender Mehdi Benatia. (Daily Mail)
West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino is on Newcastle’s shortlist. (The Sun)