Football transfer gossip (May 8): Aston Villa, Spurs, Arsenal

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Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is considering using Brazil star Kaka as bait to lure Chelsea’s Frank Lampard to the Bernabeu.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Mourinho wants to make a £10m bid for Blues striker Didier Drogba - but the Ivory Coast hitman is unsure whether to leave Stamford Bridge.

Full story: Daily Star

Chelsea are in talks with Ajax over Dutch full-back Gregory van der Wiel and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, who starred against England in February.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp may sell Rafael Van der Vaart in the summer because the Dutchman’s lack of mobility places restrictions on the team’s formation.

Full story: the People

Aston Villa assistant manager Gary McAllister says the club must work hard to keep hold of England winger Stewart Downing, amid rumoured interest from Manchester United and Liverpool.

Full story: Metro

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson continues to target Inter Milan’s £30m Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder - and has urged his club’s owners, the Glazer family, to bankroll the deal.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Italian striker Federico Macheda may be allowed to leave Old Trafford in the summer, with Sampdoria keen to make his loan deal permanent.

Full story: News of the World (subscription requried)

Arsenal remain interested in Everton left-back Leighton Baines, who could be a replacement for one or both of Gael Clichy and Kieran Gibbs if contract talks with the pair are not settled.

Full story: Metro

The Gunners are chasing £15m-rated German wonderkid Mario Goetze after rave reviews from Arsene Wenger’s German scout. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder could be a replacement for Samir Nasri if the Frenchman fails to agree terms on a new deal.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Spurs are lining up a new bid for Newcastle midfielder Cheik Tiote - but hope to fare better than they did with their January approach by offering Wilson Palacios in part-exchange.

Full story: Metro

Aston Villa keeper Brad Friedel could be a target for Midlands rivals West Brom after Baggies’ stopper Scott Carson and understudy Boaz Myhill failed to impress new manager Roy Hodgson.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Villa boss Gerard Houllier has been given the green light to plan for next season, with former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise among his top targets.

Full story: News of the World (subscription requried)

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