Football rumours from the UK media
The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online:
Chelsea hope to beat Manchester United to the signing of the Blues' former striker ROMELU LUKAKU, and hope to get the Everton star on a cut-price deal, says the Daily Mail.
Following reports in Italy that GARETH BALE has set his sights on a return to England, the Sun writes the Wales star will join either Manchester City or Manchester United.
Arsenal winger ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN could make a return to Southampton, with the England international's former club willing to give him the regular first-team football he craves, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Daily Telegraph adds that KIERAN GIBBS could also leave Arsenal this summer.
The Daily Mail reports Liverpool are desperately seeking a buyer for MARIO BALOTELLI, who is currently on loan with AC Milan.