THE RUMOUR MILL: Football transfer rumours from around the country
According to the Evening Gazette, Stoke City have hijacked Middlesbrough's move for 39-year-old Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given.
Southampton are expected to make Manchester United pay £27m for French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25. (Independent)
Roberto Soldado is eager to leave Tottenham this summer in his search for regular first team football and there has been interest from teams in Spain according to The Guradian.
Former Leeds United winger Max Gradel (currently with St-Etienne) is a £6m target for Premier LEague newcomers Bournemouth. (Daily Mirror)