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Chelsea are planning a shock move for Manchester City’s 29-year-old striker Edin Dzeko, with City ready to listen to offers. (Sunday Mirror)

Meanwhile, the Stamford Bridge club’s manager Jose Mourinho is also interested in Manchester City’s unsettled midfielder Yaya Toure, 32. (Sunday Express)

Everton and Southampton are favourites to sign £10m-rated Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk, 23. (Mail on Sunday)

The Saints are also looking at Burnley defender Kieran Trippier, 24, as a replacement for their Manchester United-bound England international Nathaniel Clyne, 24. (Mail on Sunday)

Former West Ham defender Slaven Bilic is on their managerial shortlist alongside favourite Rafael Benitez in anticipation of Sam Allardyce’s expected departure at the end of the season. (Mail on Sunday)

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, 25, and Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32 have emerged as transfer targets for Manchester United. (London Evening Standard)

Manchester United’s 24-year-old goalkeeper David de Gea will hold a family meeting at the end of the season to decide his future. (Daily Star Sunday)

However, United will struggle to get their money back on De Gea after being warned that Real Madrid are ready to play hardball over the Spanish keeper who they signed for nearly £18m from Atletico Madrid in 2011. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United are also looking at Lazio’s Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson, 22.(Sunday People)

Portuguese midfielder Nani is reportedly returning to Manchester United after Sporting Lisbon refused to meet the 28-year-old’s £15m price tag following a season-long loan in Portugal. (the Sun -subscription required)

Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has cast doubt on whether £60m record signing Angel Di Maria can turn his form around after a disappointing first season for the winger, 27, at Old Trafford. (Mail on Sunday)

Louis van Gaal wants to bring back Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba to Old Trafford. The France international, 22, left Manchester United to join the Serie A club in 2012 after failing to secure a regular first-team place under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. (Observer)

Manchester City hope to scupper United’s hopes of signing Gareth Bale, 25, from Real Madrid by tabling an £80m bid for the Welshman. (the Sun – subscription required)

Welshman Bale wants to leave Real Madrid after two seasons in Spain, and the European champions will allow him to depart if they receive a bid of more than £85m. (Sunday Times – subscription required)

Liverpool are stepping up their pursuit of Asier Illarramendi after Real Madrid officially put the 25-year-old midfielder up for sale. (Sunday People)

Aston Villa have yet to offer defender Ron Vlaar, 30, a new deal, even though the Dutch international is out of contract at the end of the season. (Birmingham Mail)

Aston Villa midfielder Tom Cleverley, 25, is set to return to the England squad for the upcoming games against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia. (Sunday Telegraph)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he does not know how he will fill his time after retirement and has spent time wondering how former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has occupied his time since leaving Old Trafford. (ESPN)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has hailed the influence of Romelu Lukaku after the 22-year-old Belgian striker became only the second Blues player, after Nigerian striker Yakubu, to score 20 goals in a season during the Premier League era. (Liverpool Echo)

Retired defender Jamie Carragher believes his former Liverpool and England team-mate Steven Gerrard, who played his last game at Anfield on Saturday, should savour his memories and not return to the club on loan. (Sky Sports)



Swansea manager Garry Monk hopes to add “five or six quality players” to his squad during the summer transfer window. (Observer)

Tottenham defender Danny Rose is suffering the wrath of his club’s fans after appearing in his side’s last home match of the season against Hull on Saturday with his hair dyed red – the colour of bitter rivals Arsenal. (Metro)

Newcastle manager John Carver will ban his players from reading papers or watching the television in the build-up to the home game with West Ham United next Sunday with relegation still a prospect for his side. (Evening Chronicle)



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