Football transfer gossip (May 19): Manchester City, Everton, West Ham United

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The excessive wage demands of Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, 28, could put off even the likes of big-spending Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City are rumoured to be investigating a £28m release clause in the contract of Athletic Bilbao’s 27-year-old striker Fernando Llorente, who has scored 29 goals in 51 appearances this term.

Full story: Metro

Manchester United target Kevin Strootman, PSV’s 22-year-old midfielder, is set for talks with AC Milan.

Full story: talkSPORT

Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett says that Barcelona would have to pay “a lot more” than the £36m being quoted to sign the 22-year-old.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Lille are to hold contract talks with £35m-rated playmaker Eden Hazard, 21, who is wanted by both Manchester United and Manchester City.

Full story: Daily Mail

QPR are likely to bid for West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green, 32, if the Hammers fail to secure their return to the Premier League in Saturday’s Championship play-off final.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton are believed to be among the clubs interested in signing Norwich striker Grant Holt, 31, who dropped a bombshell by submitting a transfer request on Friday.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Manchester City winger Adam Johnson, 24, is thought to be considering his future with the new Premier League champions after failing to win a place in England’s Euro 2012 squad.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Le Havre’s 16-year-old prodigy Jules Olivier Ntcham, who was thought to have signed a pre-contract deal with Manchester City, has now apparently come to an agreement with Inter Milan instead.

Full story: Footy Latest

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