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Chelsea plan to bring Everton forward Romelu Lukaku, 23, back to Stamford Bridge and to sign Valencia defender Joao Cancelo, 22, in the summer transfer window. (Yahoo)

Liverpool will rival Manchester City for 27-year-old Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. (Sun)

Thibaut Courtois' agent is in contact with Real Madrid every day in a bid to get the Spanish giants to sign the 24-year-old Chelsea goalkeeper. (Okdiario, via Daily Star)

Striker Daniel Sturridge, 27, will leave Liverpool at the end of the season, while the Reds want to replace goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 28, with Manchester City's Joe Hart, 29, currently on loan at Torino. (Talksport)

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero, 28, could be a summer target for Inter Milan.(Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Arsenal and Chelsea are both interested in 23-year-old Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco.(Sun)

Sun
Wednesday's backpage of the Sun leads on the battle to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Barcelona are ready to beat Manchester United to the signing of Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, 22.(O Jogo, via Manchester Evening News)

AC Milan will challenge Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United for the signature of 20-year-old Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie. (Calciomercato)

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann "loves life" at the club, and he regularly gives the 25-year-old forward a hug.(COPE, via Goal)

European football journalist Andy Brassell says Griezmann would want Champions League football if he joined Manchester United. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 31, rejected a move to French club Marseille in January.(Le10Sport, via Calciomercato)

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 23, says anything other than a top-four finish and winning a trophy will mean it has been a disappointing season for Spurs.(Talksport)

England manager Gareth Southgate will watch West Ham striker Andy Carroll in action against West Brom on Saturday as he considers an international recall for the 29-year-old. (Daily Mail)

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The Metro's backpage on Wednesday

Forward Gabriel Jesus, 19, will take time to settle at Manchester City despite his impressive start, says midfielder Fernandinho, 31.(Independent)

Midfielder Cheick Tiote, 30, has signed for second-tier Chinese side Beijing Enterprises from Newcastle. (ESPN)

Reading are in no rush to discuss a new contract with manager Jaap Stam.(Reading Chronicle)

Sunderland midfielder Seb Larsson, 31, says there will be "six or seven teams" worried about facing the Black Cats in a Premier League relegation battle.(Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool will try to sign Nottingham Forest's 17-year-old striker Ben Brereton in the summer after having a bid turned down in January. (Metro)

Bayern Munich have rejected Barcelona's offer for 18-year-old attacking midfielder Timothy Tillman.(Sport Bild, via Metro)

MK Dons' hopes of building a new training ground have been given a boost, with the local council saying the development is key to producing "the next generation of athletes, such as Greg Rutherford and Dele Alli". (MK Citizen)

Presenter and pundit Mina Rzouki told 5 live's European Football Show that she believes Massimiliano Allegri is a better manager than Antonio Conte. (BBC Radio 5 live)

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And finally

Former Tottenham and Portsmouth midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng says Nelson Mandela shook his hand and told him "my daughter wants to marry you". (Guardian)

Watford striker M'Baye Niang - on loan from AC Milan - was videoed jumping off a rooftop into a swimming pool during his time in Italy. (the Sun)

Former teenage sensation Freddie Adu is still without a club after Major League Soccer side Portland Timbers decided not to offer him a contract at the end of his pre-season trial.(ESPN)

With 11 players either holding or studying for a degree, are Exeter City the country's smartest football club? (Daily Telegraph)

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