Wednesday May 8ths roundup of transfer rumours, Gossip and speculation from today’s newspapers….

Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to make an SOS call for a new assistant – as he prepares for life after his hip operation. (Daily Mirror)

Meanwhile, United striker Wayne Rooney has told team-mates he wants to join Bayern Munich this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Atletico Madrid are lining up a £40m bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez after resigning themselves to losing Radamel Falcao this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal have agreed the biggest kit deal in English football with Puma, said to be worth £170m over five seasons. (Daily Mirror)

Harry Redknapp is determined to keep central defender Chris Samba at relegated QPR next season. (Daily Mirror)

Sir Alex Ferguson’s future was the subject of intense speculation last night as rumours circled Manchester that he is set to announce his retirement. (Daily Express)

Chelsea have dropped plans for a £46m summer move for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao and instead aim to win a three-way battle with Manchester United and Bayern Munich for Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski. (Daily Express)

Midfielder Leon Osman is close to agreeing a new contract with Everton. (Daily Express)

Chelsea have dropped out of the race for £50m Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, leaving Manchester United in pole position. (Daily Star)

Arsene Wenger and his board are at odds over whether Arsenal should launch a summer move for QPR striker Loic Remy or Vitesse Arnhem’s Wilfried Bony. (Daily Star)

Barcelona expect to land Liverpool keeper Jose Reina, 30, for £8m this summer. (Daily Star)

Aston Villa, Fulham and Norwich are set to battle it out for Wolves midfielder Bakary Sako. (Daily Star)

Derby County boss Nigel Clough admits he will be powerless to keep midfielder Will Hughes, 18, at the club when Manchester City launch a £10m summer bid. (Daily Star)

Manchester United were last night engulfed in a frenzy of speculation about Sir Alex Ferguson’s future. (The Sun)

Andre Villas-Boas has finally admitted that Frank Lampard never supported him at Chelsea. (The Sun)