Liverpool want Manchester star while Premier League new boys target Reds ace

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STEVEN Gerrard made his last Anfield appearance for Liverpool on Saturday in the 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.

And it appears the Reds are already planning for life without their captain, as they have today been linked with a swoop for a player currently at one of their Premier League rivals.

That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, with Manchester City, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace among the other clubs to feature.

Liverpool are lining up a move for Man City forward Stevan Jovetic. (Daily Mirror)

Newly-promoted Bournemouth would like to sign striker Rickie Lambert from Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)

Man City have been warned off a move for Wolfsburg’s former Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who is valued at £40m, after the German club’s chief executive called the Belgian “unsellable”. (Daily Mail)

Yaya Toure has been offered £8m to leave Man City and finish his career in Qatar with Al Gharafa. (The Sun)

Manuel Pellegrini has told out-of-contract James Milner staying at the Etihad Stadium would be best for his career. (Daily Express)

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says there is no need for the club to sell players in the summer, despite reported interest in Yannick Bolasie and Scott Dann. (The Times)

Birmingham City could face competition from Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Wigan Athletic for the free signing of Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, who has been released by Bristol City. (Birmingham Mail)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United and Sunderland.