Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Afternoon

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LIVERPOOL ECHO

Liverpool will face competition from Tottenham for Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic, according to reports in Italy.

The Reds will off-load Mario Balotelli as they embark on a clearout this summer, with Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert are also expected to leave Anfield as the Reds overhaul their attacking options after a disastrous season which was undermined by a lack of goals.

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Tottenham want Danny Ings to sign for them next month, with the Burnley striker a free agent from Monday.

Harry Kane has dismissed talk of a summer departure from White Hart Lane, insisting that the ‘future is bright’ for Tottenham.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Ilker Casillas has said he will be happy to fight it out for a first-team spot with David de Gea.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Mike Ashley has handed full responsibility to managing director Lee Charnley and Newcastle United’s “football board” ahead of what many at the club feel will be the busiest summer of the Toon tycoon’s ownership.

John Carver says Newcastle United’s near brush with relegation has not dented his enthusiasm to take on the head coach role on a full-time basis.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Dick Advocaat is open to working in a consultancy role for Sunderland IF he opts against extending his tenure as head coach.

Advocaat admits he is shocked by some of the money that has been squandered by Sunderland in the transfer market over recent seasons.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Randy Lerner has revealed potential buyers from across the globe have expressed an interesting in buying Aston Villa.

West Bromwich Albion have fought off fierce interest from the top four to secure the immediate futures in hot teenage prospects Tyler Roberts and Jonathan Leko.

England Under-20s boss Aidy Boothroyd believes the biggest challenge facing Blues flier Demarai Gray is complacency, rather than a lack of talent.

EXPRESS & STAR

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner says he will quit as chairman in the summer if he fails to sell the club.

West Brom wonderkid Tyler Roberts has revealed his surprise and delight after winning a call-up to train with the Wales senior squad next month.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke are poised to do business with Leicester City over the sale of £3m defender Robert Huth.

THE DAILY ECHO

Southampton winger Eljero Elia is confident that Arsenal will win the FA Cup and send Ronald Koeman’s side into the Europa League.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Liam Rosenior has become the first victim of Hull City’s relegation from the Premier League, with the futures of Paul McShane, Stephen Quinn, Alex Bruce, Steve Harper and Maynor Figueroa, to be announced in the coming days.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers have received no approach from Watford for striker Rudy Gestede – and they would push for a fee greater than £5m if the striker was to leave Ewood Park this summer.

Danny Ings admits he will be sad to quit the Clarets, after crediting the club for making him “a man” in four years at Turf Moor.

Ashley Barnes is thought to be Burnley’s fourth cruciate knee ligament injury victim in just over a year, and third since January 1.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

QPR boss Chris Ramsey says the R’s will aim to recruit might and muscle to withstand the rigours of the Championship.

EVENING GAZETTE

On-loan striker Jelle Vossen has opened the door to a permanent Boro move this summer after admitting he’d “love to come back”.

Dean Whitehead looks set to leave Boro this summer despite revealing he would have loved to extend his stay at the club.

WALES ONLINE

Bruno Ribeiro, the Portuguese manager heavily linked with Cardiff City earlier this year, has walked out on club Vitoria Setubal claiming he is ready for a new challenge.

THE BOLTON NEWS

Bolton remain tight-lipped on reports linking the club with a move for Aberdeen striker Niall McGinn.

READING POST

Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici’s free transfer to Bournemouth is expected to be confirmed today.

THE STAR

Sheffield United have been told that Bradford City will fight tooth and nail to keep Phil Parkinson at Valley Parade.

Caolan Lavery, the Owls striker, dreams of playing a leading role in Northern Ireland’s attempts to qualify for the 2016 European Championships.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

Eddie Howe has been named League Managers’ Association manager of the year – making him only the second manager since 1992 to do so while working outside the Premier League.

EVENING TIMES

John Hartson insists Celtic should not be put off attempting to sign Dundee United striker Nadir Ciftci if he is found guilty of biting in Sunday’s Tayside derby.

Stefan Johansen believes Celtic will have an easier season next year as they go for five-in-a-row.

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