10 of the best football stories of the day:
1. Ashley Cole could be poised to join Real Madrid on a two-year deal worth ten million pounds.
2. English police have warned Brazil bound fans about potential Argentinian gangs who may target English fans.
3. Tom Ince may follow in his father’s footsteps and sign for Inter Milan, the youngster is out of contract this summer.
4. Luis Figo has said he doesn’t believe that Spain can successfully defend the world cup this summer.
5. Diego Costa has visited a placenta doctor in a last ditch effort to be for the Champions League final on Saturday evening.
6. All Premier League clubs could be handed a share of Manchester City’s 50 million pound financial fair play fine. (Telegraph)
7. Former Fulham player Jimmy Bullard has hit out at Fabio Capello by saying that he received better coaching at a non league level than at international level. (Daily Mail)
8. The Yaya Toure birthday saga has continued as Yeovil Town wished the midfielder a happy birthday with a cake. (Twitter)
9. Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal believes only four players of the current squad are good enough to be certain of their place in the side. (Daily Star)
10. Roy Hodgson has claimed he could organise a pub football team which could stop Manchester United within six months. (Daily Mail)
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