There is no Premier League football this weekend so we've had to make do with the lower leagues, and a smattering of internationals.

But if you're missing the cut and thrust of the top flight, then why not feast your eyes on the transfer gossip round-up below.

It appears plenty of clubs will be splashing the cash again this summer in a bid to bolster their squads.

Louis van Gaal continues to make his mark at Old Trafford, Arsenal may eventually add in positions they actually need and the rest of the Premier League big boys are never too far away from a deal.

Here are the latest transfer bits and pieces from the Sunday Mirror, the People and today's newspapers:

Transfer stories from today's Sunday Mirror

Newcastle are planning a £60million summer overhaul ahead of the expected arrival of Steve McClaren as their new manager which will lead to the exit of some big names. It is understood they will be willing to listen to offers for Fabricio Coloccini, Cheick Tiote and Tim Krul. READ MORE

Jamie McDonald

Steve McClaren: Newcastle's next manager?

Burnley striker Danny Ings is being pursued by German side Schalke as he weighs up his options. Manchester United and Liverpool lead the list of premier League clubs interested in Ings, whose contract expires in the summer. READ MORE

Jordan Henderson insists that he WILL sign a new deal at Liverpool despite a contract talks stand-off between the club and his advisors. READ MORE

Transfer stories from today's Sunday People

James Milner will quit Manchester City this summer and sign for Liverpool. And that could see City accelerate a £35million move for another England midfielder – Everton’s Ross Barkley. READ MORE

Manuel Pellegrini will only face the sack by Manchester City this summer if his reigning Premier League champions finish outside the top two. READ MORE

Randy Lerner is set to sell Aston Villa for £150million. The US tycoon is in final discussions with a UK-based group. READ MORE

Getty Randy Lerner

Randy Lerner: Selling up?

Pepe is all set to pen a new deal at Real Madrid – putting Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on red alert over fellow Bernabeu defender Rafael Varane. READ MORE

Chelsea are tracking Genk’s big Senegalese central defender Kara Mbodj. READ MORE

Tony Pulis is planning a major overhaul of West Brom's squad this summer – with Victor Anichebe and Youssouf Mulumbu the chief casualties. READ MORE

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has blocked a request from reserve keeper Jack Butland to go out on loan amid rumours first-choice Asmir Begovic is set to quit the club this summer. Begovic has been linked with Manchester United, Tottenham and Inter Milan. READ MORE

Transfer stories from other newspapers and websites

Manchester City and Chelsea are keen on a swoop for Everton midfield starlet Ross Barkley - but the Toffees are insisting any buyer must find £50million to sign the 21-year-old. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Arsene Wenger is planning a double-raid for Victor Wanyama and Aleksandar Mitrovic. The Arsenal boss is prepared to splash £30million on the duo, with Wanyama costing £20million and Anderlecht striker Mitrovic being valued at £10million. (Sun on Sunday)

PINNACLE PHOTO Goal celebration for Aleksandar Mitrovic Of Anderlecht after he levels the score

Aleksandar Mitrovic: Being linked with a move to Arsenal

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson could leave Anfield in order to sign for Barcelona on a free transfer. The 30-year-old is expected to leave Liverpool at the end of the current season and was linked with a switch to Roma, but a bigger move could be on the cards. (Sport)

Arsenal will allow Carl Jenkinson to join West Ham permanently at the end of the season. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Real Madrid are set to step up their efforts to sign Manchester United keeper David De Gea - by offering current goalkeeper Iker Casillas a £2.5million pay-off. (Sunday Express)

Arsenal will face competition from Atletico Madrid in their pursuit of Ilkay Gundogan. The defender could want to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the current season with the Bundesliga side set to miss out on the Champions League places. (Bild)

Radamel Falcao is poised to sign for Juventus when his loan at Manchester United expires at the end of the season. (Gazzetta TV)

John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images Radamel Falcao plays for Manchester United U21s

Radamel Falcao: Will his unhappy spell at United soon be at an end?

Mateo Kovacic will not join Liverpool from Inter Milan at the end of the season. Kovacic’s representative Nikky Vuksan insists that he will remain at the San Siro at the end of the season, where he has been impressing since breaking into the team. (Mail on Sunday)

Reported Manchester United target Stefan De Vrij says that he does not know about an approach from the Red Devils. The Lazio defender, 23, told Fox Sports that he is not thinking about making a move this summer.

“I do not know anything about Manchester United’s interest in me, but I’m used to the media linking me with other teams. Meanwhile, I’m very happy at Lazio, everything’s going well and I’m just focusing on this." (Fox Sports)

It's like something out of an Ealing comedy, but UEFA’s newest ‘nation’ Gibraltar are not the result of some wacky administrative blooper – they are a REAL team you can bet REAL money against.

Paddy Power offer Scotland ‘win to nil’ at 1/5 - a price so big it’s an insult on a par with using the Stone of Scone to scrape dog egg off your wellie.

Poland look slightly flattered by their position at the top of Group D, but certainly have the tools to exploit a perfect counter-attacking scenario if the Republic of Ireland get carried away.

Surely Martin O'Neill is too canny for that. Punt the DRAW to suit everyone.

The rising star of Kyle Lafferty is the key for Northern Ireland against limited Finland.

The 5/1 (PPower) that Lafferty scores in a home win is the shout. He’s the Enniskillen Ronaldo. Fact.

Six of Portugal’s last seven competitive wins have needed a Ronaldo goal.

Add the 6/4 (PPower) that the queeny winker scores in a Portugal win against low-ebb Serbia.

The four-fold pays nearly 58/1 (PPower)!

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Here are all the latest Gunners stories from today's Sunday Mirror and Sunday People...

Sanchez loves the Premier League

Tottenham fans love a rendition of, ‘Harry Kane, he’s one of our own’, and now Arsenal fans can claim the same about... Chilean Alexis Sanchez, writes Tom Hopkinson in the Sunday People .

The Gunners ' new star has been superb since arriving from Barcelona in a £35million deal last summer, and is loving life in London - and in the Premier League.

He said: “I’m well adapted to the country and the league now. I must keep on learning, though.

“I want to expand my knowledge of English football in general, and Arsenal and my team-mates in particular.

Read the full story right here.

'Terrifying' Walcott is missed by England, says Chiellini

Jason Mitchell/Ips/REX Theo Walcott (Arsenal)

England's best: Walcott is the most feared England player, according to Chiellini

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has revealed his favourite England player is... Theo Walcott, writes Tom Hopkinson in the Sunday People .

And the Italy star reckons it is important for world football that Arsenal speedster Walcott gets back to his best, fast.

Walcott was warned last week that he is no longer a guaranteed starter for England given the emergence of Andros Townsend and Raheem Sterling, and with Danny Welbeck a favourite of boss Roy Hodgson .

Read the full story right here.

Wenger 'hides away' after tough defeats

Arsene Wenger has revealed he does not leave home for days after a tough defeat.

The Gunners boss has been enjoying a great run of domestic form recently – but admits the dark days can hit so hard that he locks himself away.

Wenger, 65, cuts a frustrated figure on the touchline when things are not going his way but has spoken about the way football can impact his home life.

He told the official Arsenal magazine: “I never go out after we lose. I just sit at home miserably and think about why we lost."

Read the full story right here.

Newcastle starlet has Gunners on alert

Action Images Rolando Aarons of Newcastle United

Alert: The hotshot is wanted by both Arsenal and Liverpool

Newcastle have put contract talks on hold with Rolando Aarons as Manchester City plot a transfer swoop for the England Under-20 winger.

Jamaica-born Aarons , aged 19, has only a year left on his contract, but the Magpies are confident he will agree a new deal.

It is understood no further talks are planned until the summer, but that will re-alert City, as well as their top-of-the-table rivals Arsenal and Liverpool .

Read the full story right here.

Welbeck: Joining Arsenal benefited England

Danny Welbeck has described how England have benefited from his £16million move to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal .

The former Manchester United striker, 24, was seen as surplus to requirements by new Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal .

The Dutchman claimed he had an abundance of front-line riches where he could call on the likes of Radamel Falcao, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

Welbeck has flourished at the Emirates – bringing an edge to his game that would have been missing with a peripheral role at Manchester United .

Read the full story right here.

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Sunday's Arsenal stories from other papers & websites

£30million summer double-raid

Arsene Wenger is planning a double-raid for Victor Wanyama and Aleksandar Mitrovic, according to the Sun on Sunday.

The Gunners boss is prepared to splash £30million on the duo, with Wanyama costing £20million and Anderlecht striker Mitrovic being valued at £10million.

It is believed that Wanyama would only leave Southampton for a top four club - or Tottenham - while Mitrovic has been watched by Gunners scouts in the past few weeks.

Mitrovic has been drawing comparisons to Didier Drogba in his style of play.

Jenkinson move permament

Julian Finney

Impressive: Jenkinsin has fast become a fans favourite for the Hammers this season

Arsenal will allow Carl Jenkinson to join West Ham permanently at the end of the season, according to the Daily Star on Sunday.

The full-back has become a fans favourite at Upton Park since making the loan switch across the capital in the summer, with the Hammers determined to confirm him on a permanent basis.

Despite being a lifelong Gunners fan, it is believed that Jenkinson understands that he will struggle to break into the starting XI at the Emirates and has decided to make the move.

Gundogan competition

Lars Baron

Gunning for Gun: Gundogan is wanted by both Arsenal and Atletico Madrid

Arsenal will face competition from Atletico Madrid in their pursuit of Ilkay Gundogan, according to German newspaper Bild.

Gundogan could want to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the current season with the Bundesliga side set to miss out on the Champions League places.

But the Gunners' hunt for his signature will be hampered by the fact that the current La Liga champions are looking to sign him too - with reports suggesting that he even started talking to the club over a move this past week.

Here are all the latest Reds stories from today's Sunday Mirror and Sunday People...

Henderson says he will sign new contract

Jordan Henderson insists that he WILL sign a new contract at Liverpool.

England midfielder Henderson is seen by Brendan Rodgers as the man to take over from Steven Gerrard as Kop skipper.

That succession plan has been thrown into doubt by a contract stand-off first revealed by Sunday Mirror Sport earlier this month, with the player’s advisers and the club not even close to agreeing terms.

But Henderson, who has just over a year left on his current contract, believes his long-term future is at Anfield.

Read the full story right here.

Milner ready to replace Gerrard

Getty Images James Milner (Manchester City)

Midfield general: Milner could leave City for Liverpool on a free at the end of the season

James Milner will quit Manchester City this summer and sign for Liverpool, write Steve Bates and Tom Hopkinson in the Sunday People.

And that could see champions City accelerate a £35million move for another England star – Everton’s Ross Barkley.

England midfielder Milner has made up his mind to call time on his career at the Etihad Stadium for a fresh challenge.

And it’s almost certain he will make the £125,000-a-week switch to Anfield to help plug the gap left by Steven Gerrard’s end-of-season exit to LA Galaxy.

Read the full story right here.

Newcastle starlet has Reds on alert

Newcastle have put contract talks on hold with Rolando Aarons as Manchester City plot a transfer swoop for the England Under-20 winger.

Jamaica-born Aarons, aged 19, has only a year left on his contract, but the Magpies are confident he will agree a new deal.

It is understood no further talks are planned until the summer, but that will re-alert City, as well as their top-of-the-table rivals Arsenal and Liverpool.

Read the full story right here.

Ings wanted in Germany

PA Danny Ings during the warm up

Burnley striker Danny Ings is being pursued by German side Schalke as he weighs up his options.

The Bundesliga outfit, managed by ex-Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion boss Roberto Di Matteo, are currently fifth in their league and want talks with the Burnley striker about a summer switch.

Ings, 23, is available on a free transfer at the end of this season and has already spoken to Real Sociedad boss David Moyes about a move abroad.

Manchester United and Liverpool, their bitter rivals, lead the race among the Premier League clubs interested in Ings.

Read the full story right here.

Torres: Gerrard is 'the best I've played with'

Fernando Torres says Steven Gerrard is the best player he's ever played with, ahead of linking up with his former skipper again on Sunday.

Torres will be part of Gerrard's team for the charity match at Anfield, where theLiverpool captain has picked a lineup to face off against Jamie Carragher's squad.

Thierry Henry, Xabi Alonso and Luis Suarez are among the stars who will descend on Anfield, for the game which will raise money for the Liverpool Foundation.

The Spaniard, who left Liverpool for Chelsea for £50million, went as far to say he had a career before playing alongside Gerrard, then another one after.

Read the full story right here.

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Glen Johnson to... Barcelona?

Liverpool defender Glen Johnson could leave Anfield in order to sign for Barcelona on a free transfer, according to Spanish newspaper Sport.

The 30-year-old is expected to leave Liverpool at the end of the current season and was linked with a switch to Roma, but a bigger move could be on the cards.

It has been reported that Johnson could be brought into the Catalan club as further cover in the right-back position, seeing as he is available on a free transfer at the end of the current season.

It is thought that Dani Alves is going to leave Barcelona at the end of the season and the club are looking for full-back replacements.

Kovacic not heading to Anfield

Valerio Pennicino

Staying put: Kovacic is going nowhere this summer, says his agent

Mateo Kovacic will not join Liverpool from Inter Milan at the end of the season, according to the Mail on Sunday.

Kovacic’s representative Nikky Vuksan insists that he will remain at the San Siro at the end of the season, where he has been impressing since breaking into the team.

Speaking to Croatia newspaper Vecernji list, he said: "It is not going to happen. Mateo extended his contract with Inter in January. Could it be that clubs are negotiating? No, that is not possible without Mateo and me knowing about it.

"Also, I have a player at Liverpool, Dejan Lovren so I would know about it. Both the English and Italian media speculate and find new clubs that want Kovacic every week. He’ll stay at Inter."

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