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Barcelona are ready to battle Real Madrid for Tottenham's 20-year-old England midfielder Dele Alli. (Mirror)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is in line to replace Luis Enrique at Barcelona. (Star)

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is keen on bringing Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere to Goodison Park in the summer but faces competition from Manchester City for the 25-year-old. (People)

Manchester City's 28-year-old Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony - on loan at Stoke City - has been offered £210,000 a week tax free to move to China. (Star)

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has two games to save his job following the 5-0 home defeat by Manchester City in the FA Cup third round on Friday. (Sun)

Watford boss Walter Mazzarri is under pressure unless he can turn the Hornets' fortunes around, while some of his players have started to question the Italian's training methods. (Express)

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Manchester United are clear to sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, 22, after his former club in Sweden renegotiated their sell-on clause. (Sunday Mirror)West Ham have had a second bid for 24-year-old striker Scott Hogan rejected by Brentford. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he intends to retire from management after 10 years. (Telegraph)

Manchester City will make a new bid for Athletic Bilbao's French centre-back Aymeric Laporte in the summer, despite being turned down by the 22-year-old last year. (Mirror)

Liverpool will press ahead with the signing of Spartak Moscow's Netherlands forward Quincy Promes, 25, this month. (People)

Patrice Evra, 35, has been left out of Juventus' squad for Sunday's meeting with Bologna after speculation linking the France full-back with a return to Manchester United or a move to Valencia. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Manchester United's Italy full-back Matteo Darmian, 27, is one of a number of replacements Juventus are looking at if Evra leaves. (Goal)

Juventus are interested in Chelsea's Serbia defender Branislav Ivanovic, 32, and Manchester City's 31-year-old France full-back Gael Clichy. Both players are free agents at the end of the season. (Calcio Mercato)

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Manchester City and Chelsea target Steven N'Zonzi, 28, has rejected a new deal with Sevilla. The France midfielder has a buy-out clause worth £25m. (Sun)

The agent of Mexico striker Javier Hernandez has dismissed reports claiming that Bayer Leverkusen are ready to sell the 28-year-old former Manchester United player for £21m. (Metro)

Newcastle are targeting 22-year-old Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn. (Express)

Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion have made enquiries about Everton's Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy, 26. (Mail)

Pep Guardiola has admitted making mistakes since arriving at Manchester City and being forced to adapt his style to suit English football. (Observer)

West Bromwich Albion have made a move for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini but face competition for the 25-year-old Italy international from Premier League rivals Southampton, Everton and Stoke, and German side Wolfsburg. (Mail)

Watford have enquired about Everton's England midfielder Tom Cleverley. But Newcastle United, Burnley and Aston Villa also want the 27-year-old. (Mail)

Liverpool have offered England midfielder Adam Lallana, 28, a new deal to fend off interest from Tottenham. (Express)

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has joined the race to sign Sunderland's England striker Jermain Defoe, 34. (Sun)

Fifa want to introduce penalty shoot-outs at the end of drawn group games in the 2026 World Cup. The tournament could also expand to include 48 teams. (Sunday Telegraph)

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And finally

Mike Dean is a Premier League referee. He also shares his name with a music producer, who has worked with Jay Z and Kayne West. The latter has been inundated with tweets from football fans, who have confused him with his namesake. (NME)

Former Arsenal and England winger Paul Merson spectacularly failed with his FA Cup third-round predictions. (Joe.co.uk)

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