Lunchtime Report: May 31

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Paul Lambert is set to become the next Aston Villa manager, with the Birmingham club expected to make a formal approach today.

Reports emerged late last night that Lambert has quit the club after he was refused permission to speak to Villa about succeeding Alex McLeish.

Harry Redknapp is set for talks over his future with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy today - with the club ready to offer him a new contract.

Elsewhere, Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson says the appointment of Brendan Rodgers is 'the biggest gamble the club have taken in a long time'.


In today's transfer news, Moussa Dembele could be about to join his Belgium teammate Eden Hazard at Chelsea, with the Blues ready to bid £10m. (The Sun)

Rafael van der Vaart could join Schalke in a £10m deal, with the Dutchman considering a move for both personal and professional reasons. (Daily Mail)

And finally, in perhaps the most dubious rumour of the day, Paris Saint-Germain are said to be preparing a huge £120m bid for Wayne Rooney. (Sport)

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