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Serie A champions Juventus are preparing a £10m offer for 31-year-old Manchester United forward Robin van Persie. (Daily Star)

Chelsea are lining up a £30m offer for Napoli's Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 27. (Sun - subscription required)

West Ham United hope to appoint their former defender and ex-Croatia manager, Slaven Bilic, 46, as their new boss this week. (London Evening Standard).

Tuesday's Daily Mirror back page
The back page of Tuesday's Daily Mirror focuses on Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will move for Porto's Colombia forward Jackson Martinez, 28, if he can offload Lukas Podolski, among others. (Daily Mirror)

Wenger is also keen on Sevilla and Poland midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, 25, who has a £21m buyout clause in his contract. (Times - subscription)

The Gunners have been denied a £2.9m bonus payment from Champions League winners Barcelona because Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen, 29, who they sold to the Spanish club last August, did not play a single minute in the competition. (London Evening Standard)

Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, 27, wants to revive his career at Manchester United after failing to secure a permanent transfer to Real Madrid. (Marca - in Spanish)

But United's hopes of signing Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, 27, have faded. (Sun - subscription required)

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 33, has given Arsenal encouragement of signing him after stating he is keen to stay in London if he leaves Stamford Bridge this summer. (Daily Telegraph)

The agent of Liverpool's England forward Raheem Sterling, 20 has been criticised by former Reds striker John Aldridge. (Daily Mirror)

Tuesday's Sun back page
The Sun's back page lead is about Chelsea and Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy, 38, says his old club need a top-class striker for next season - despite signing 22-year-old Burnley forward Danny Ings.(Talksport)

Aston Villa's 30-year-old defender Ron Vlaar, who has been offered a new contract by the club, says he thinks he "can go a step higher". (Daily Mirror)

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has ruled out signing a new keeper after reiterating his faith in USA international Tim Howard, 36, and Spaniard Joel Robles, 24.(Liverpool Echo)

There is "no chance" of New York City FC striker David Villa, 33, joining Manchester City on loan next season.(NBC)

Newcastle United want Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel, 22, on loan and are interested in Blues striker Patrick Bamford, 21. (Daily Mail)

But Chelsea will want £10m for Bamford, who spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough.(Express)

Sunderland forward Steven Fletcher, 28, says he is facing an uncertain future at the club as he prepares to enter the final 12 months of his contract. (Sunderland Echo)

Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia, 41, says he would like to return to Anfield to work on Brendan Rodgers' coaching staff. (Express)

And the ex-Fulham boss and former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen, 51, is being considered to become Rodgers' assistant at Liverpool. (Telegraph)

West Bromwich Albion are pondering a move for Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, 28. (Birmingham Mail)

Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne has described England's goalless friendly draw with the Republic of Ireland on Sunday as "horrific". (Daily Mail)

Neil McDonald has completed his first player deal as Blackpool manager - agreeing an extended contract with 17-year-old winger Henry Cameron. (Blackpool Gazette)

Best of social media

Former West Ham United, Tottenham and QPR manager Harry Redknapp joined Twitter on Monday, with his first message: "Let's see what this is all about then."

Liverpool forward Fabio Borini
Liverpool forward Fabio Borini posted a picture of himself with his mum on his wedding day

Liverpool's Italian striker Fabio Borini, 24, has posted a picture on Instagram from his wedding at the weekend, including one with his mother accompanied by the message: "My mum walking me down the aisle! Beautiful day! Thanks to all the guests to make it such a special weekend!"

Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has urged QPR forward Charlie Austin, 25, to join the Magpies in a tweet.

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, 31, has sent a farewell message to the club's fans on Instagram after joining Derby County permanently. "Thank you to the fans who have stuck by me through hard times. It has been a pleasure to play for you," it reads.

And finally

Dublin-based club Cabinteely FC have mocked Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, 24, while tweeting their support of their goal-shy players.(Daily Telegraph)

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 27, has been given a £63m price tag - not by his club, but by a group of Swiss sport mathematicians. (Manchester Evening News)

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