Football transfer gossip (March 24): Manchester City, Spurs, Crystal Palace

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Check out latest football transfer gossip around the leagues. Is your favourite player tipped for a move?

Real Madrid have made Arsenal striker Robin van Persie their number one summer target and are prepared to pay £25m to snap up the Dutchman.

Full story: Daily Express

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has rubbished rumours he is set for a summer switch to Real Madrid and says he wants to stay with his current club for a “long time”.

Full story: the Sun

Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as strong favourites to clinch the signature of Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi at the end of the season.

Full story: Talksport

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish wants £5million-rated Heerenveen and Holland Under-21 star Bas Dost, who is the top scorer in the Dutch League with 22 goals so far this season. But they face competition from Valencia, who see him as a probable replacement for £20m-rated Roberto Soldado. Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City have joined rivals Manchester United in the race to snap up Crystal Palace right-back Nathaniel Clyne.

Full story: Daily Mail

Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, a target for Arsenal and Newcastle, has refused to sign a new contract at the Stade de la Mosson and admitted he could leave in the summer.

Full story: insidefutbol

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