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Chelsea are willing to pay £30m and offer defender Filipe Luis, 29 as part of a deal to sign Spain midfielder Koke, 23, from Atletico Madrid. (Daily Express)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is lining up Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert, 33, as a potential replacement for Didier Drogba, 37, when he leaves Stamford Bridge this summer. (Mirror)

Newcastle's players are frightened to play at St James' Park and have told their families to stay away. (Daily Telegraph)

Tuesday's Sun back page
Newcastle's problems on and off the field feature on the back page of Tuesday's Sun

Winger Ashley Young, 29, is to be rewarded with a new contract by Manchester United after an impressive season under manager Louis van Gaal.(Daily Mail)

Southampton want Slovakia midfielder Ondrej Duda, 20, from Legia Warsaw because they expect Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, to join Arsenal or Tottenham. (Sun - subscription needed)

West Bromwich Albion want Wolves striker Benik Afobe, 22, but will be priced out of a move for Molineux team-mate Bakary Sako, 27. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are worried Borussia Dortmund will put a block on their move for defender Mats Hummels, 26, following the decision by midfielder Ilkay Gundogan to leave the Bundesliga club. (Manchester Evening News)

Sunderland could make a move for Micah Richards, who is currently on loan at Fiorentina, when the defender, 26, reaches the end of his contract at Manchester City this summer. (Mirror)

Manchester United could be strengthened for their final three games by the return of Phil Jones after the defender, 23, appeared for the under-21 side following injury. (Daily Star)

Asmir Begovic may look for a summer move from Stoke, with Liverpool among those interested, after being left out of last Saturday's defeat at Swansea. (Express)

Steve McClaren will not be leaving Derby to take over at Newcastle. He will instead stay with the Rams to try and win promotion next season after missing out on a play-off place on the final day of the Championship season.(Derby Telegraph)

Crystal Palace have offered £5.8m for Sampdoria and Italy striker Eder, 28, while Stoke City and Southampton want his team-mate Stefano Okaka, 25. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has criticised the short-term thinking in football and says the Reds are making progress. (Guardian)

Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre, 28, could miss his club's Champions League qualifiers after deciding he wants to play for Honduras in their summer Gold Cup campaign. (Daily Record)

Chelsea captain John Terry, 34, says he has got the "last laugh" on Rafa Benitez, who seemingly tried to wind the defender's career down two years ago. (Daily Star)

Former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 28, claims his manager at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho, is the best coach he has worked under. (Times - subscription required)

Best of social media

Chelsea's players celebrated their Premier League title success with One Direction's Niall Horan
Chelsea's players celebrated their Premier League title success with One Direction's Niall Horan

Chelsea captain Terry shared his Premier League title celebrations with team-mates and One Direction's Niall Horan, reminding Didier Drogba on his Instagram account that the pair have four league wins apiece with the Blues.

Bournemouth also had something to celebrate following their promotion to the Premier League and defender Tommy Elphick makes no secret of his admiration for goalkeeper Artur Boruc via Twitter.

Former England striker Michael Owen was among the millions who watched transfixed as Stuart Bingham won the final of the World Snooker Championship, saying on social media that it took some beating for drama.

And finally

Frank Lampard's new club, New York City FC, is handing out song sheets to supporters to try to get them to generate some atmosphere at home games after a poor start to life in MLS. (Sun - subscription required)

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