SPORTS: Gossips and Rumours

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By Samuel Ekun

Steven Gerrard, who is set to leave Liverpool at the end of the season, is wanted by LA Galaxy and two other MLS teams. (Daily Mirror) (external)

Gerrard’s exact destination has yet to be confirmed, but the 34-year-old midfielder is likely to head to the US. (Liverpool Echo) (external)
The prospect of being a substitute for much of next season has persuaded Gerrard to leave Liverpool at the end of the season and move abroad to a new club. (Daily Express) (external)
The situation over Gerrard’s future has become awkward and Liverpool hope that by announcing his departure it will enable the club to focus on the rest of the season without it hanging over them. (Independent) (external)

Former Liverpool and England striker Peter Crouch, 33, says Gerrard is “easily the best player I have played with”. (Liverpool Echo) (external
Manchester United have earmarked Juventus’ former United midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, as their main transfer target after being snubbed by Real Madrid’s forward pair Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, and Gareth Bale, 25. (Daily Star) (external)
Friday’s Daily Mirror back page
Liverpool are leading the chase to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 23, after making a permanent offer, while their rivals for the Switzerland star’s signature, Inter Milan and Juventus, have only offered loan deals. (Metro) (external)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that he wants Yaya Sanogo, 21, to join a Premier League club on loan, with Aston Villa, Crystal Palace or Sunderland the most likely destination. (Daily Star) (external)