Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Diego Simeone is stalling on a new contract at Atletico Madrid – in the hope of getting the Manchester City job. Manuel Pellegrini’s position at the Etihad has come under scrutiny in recent weeks. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United target Dani Alves is close to sealing his Barcelona exit. The Brazil right-back, 31, will be a free agent when his contract runs out at the end of the season. (The Sun)Lille want to keep Manchester City attacking midfielder Marcos Lopes on loan for another season. (Daily Mail)Arsene Wenger is preparing to bring the curtain down on Abou Diaby’s injury-plagued Arsenal career. (The Sun)Chelsea are maintaining a watching brief on Anderlecht teenagers Youri Tielemans and Leander Dendoncker. (Daily Mail)Liverpool have entered the race to sign £12million Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto. (The Sun)Porto defender Danilo, who has been linked with Liverpool, Man United and Arsenal, will snub the Premier League big boys and join Real Madrid this summer. (Daily Mirror)Radamel Falcao will have to wait until May to discover if Manchester United are to make his move from Monaco permanent as Louis van Gaal will not make any decision until then. (The Guardian)Liverpool are weighing up a move for Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho – after a setback in their attempts to land Roma star Miralem Pjanic. (Daily Mirror)Matija Nastasic is likely to make his loan move from Manchester City to Schlake permanent in the summer, the German club’s general manager has revealed. (Manchester Evening News)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Exclusive – Former Sunderland star issues Poyet with relegation warningExclusive – Van Gaal warning! Man United boss told he is wasting Di MariaManchester United have NOT made decision on Falcao’s futureMan United transfer report: Van Gaal says ‘no’ to permanent Falcao dealMan United and Liverpool join La Liga giants in race for Argentinean starLiverpool face battle for Italian starletCould Carlos Tevez return to the Premier League? Juventus striker stalling over new dealManchester City target in ‘advanced talks’ about Barcelona departure, confirms agentDutch giants to fight Celtic for Man City strikerSouthampton keep tabs on Rayo Vallecano hotshotReports – Barcelona star nears New York City switchInter join Arsenal and Man United in transfer race for midfield starPremier League quartet to be handed transfer blow?