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Chelsea are planning to make a £100m bid for Everton's 23-year-old forward Romelu Lukaku and attacking midfielder Ross Barkley, 23. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea will sell 26-year-old striker Diego Costa to fund their bid for Lukaku and Real Madrid's 24-year-old striker Alvaro Morata. (Sun)

Romelu Lukaku said "instead of living in the past, you have to think ahead" as he revealed some of the frustrations behind his decision to reject a new contract with Everton. (Liverpool Echo)

Everton's majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is confident Romelu Lukaku will commit to a new contract at the club. (Talksport)

Everton have told Chelsea they will have to pay more than £65m if they want to sign Belgium international Romelu Lukaku. (Evening Standard)

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The Times' back page on Thursday leads on Manchester City's European exit

Manchester United have joined Chelsea in closely monitoring Celtic's 20-year-old forward Moussa Dembele, valued at £30m by the Scottish champions. (Independent)

Manchester United and local rivals Manchester City will play a friendly in San Diego in the United States before the start of next season. (Times - subscription required)

Barcelona are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund's 19-year-old French forward Ousmane Dembele this summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Napoli forward Dries Mertens, 29, will not sign a new deal with the Italian club and has set his sights on a move to the Premier League. (Het Laatste Nieuws - in Dutch)

Netherlands defender Bruno Martins Indi, 25, wants to stay at Stoke and talks have begun over making his loan move from Porto permanent in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent has been in the United States for negotiations with LA Galaxy, as the 36-year-old Manchester United striker considers his future. (Marca)

Former England boss Roy Hodgson is set to turn down an offer to become Norwich's next manager. (Eastern Daily Press)

Bayern Munich are keen to sign Bayer Leverkusen's 20-year-old winger Julian Brandt. (Bild - in German)

However Liverpool are also interested in signing Brandt, with manager Jurgen Klopp prepared to pay £20m. (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, 31, has denied reports he has agreed a return to Marseille this summer. (Facebook - in French)

Arsenal are one of a number of clubs tracking Stuttgart's 19-year-old midfielder Berkay Ozcan. (Football.london)

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Pep Guardiola's agony also features prominently on the Daily Mirror back page on Thursday

Wales boss Chris Coleman will hand a first senior international call-up to Liverpool's 17-year-old forward Ben Woodburn on Thursday. (Sun)

Liverpool are interested in signing RB Leipzig's 21-year-old striker Timo Werner. (Daily Mail)

West Ham are considering a move for Sampdoria's 25-year-old forward Luis Muriel as the club continue their search for a new striker. (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle have already begun the hunt for a new striker but have no plans to sell 22-year-old forward Aleksandar Mitrovic. (Evening Chronicle)

Real Madrid are closing in on the signing of Porto's 27-year-old Brazilian defender Felipe Monteiro. (AS)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had an argument with his fitness specialist Carlos Lalin before the side's training session on Wednesday. (Sun)

Chelsea have revived their interest in Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, 30. Blues number two Asmir Begovic, 29, is expected to join Bournemouth in the summer for £10m. (Daily Mail)

However Blues manager Antonio Conte wants more control over the club's transfer policy before he commits to a new contract in the summer. (Times - subscription required)

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Stoke City players travelled in style to the Cheltenham Festival on their day off on Wednesday, arriving via helicopter for a day at the races. (Stoke Sentinel)

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