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Liverpool's 24-year-old attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho is Barcelona's number one summer transfer target. (Sport - in Spanish)

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe, 34, is set to start for England against Lithuania in Sunday's World Cup qualifier at Wembley. Defoe, who has not played for England since November 2013, is likely to replace Jamie Vardy, who picked up a knock against Germany. (Daily Mail)

England manager Gareth Southgate says Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 31, has "every chance" of regaining his place in his squad.(Times - subscription required)

Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand, 27, says rugby coach Eddie Jones' appearance at England training was "massively inspirational".(London Evening Standard)

Chelsea are prepared to offer 26-year-old forward Eden Hazard, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, a new deal. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United are willing to spend £60m on 25-year-old Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez. The Colombian has struggled for minutes under Zinedine Zidane and is said to be keen on a move away from the Bernabeu this summer.(Don Balon via Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is confident of signing Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, 26, for £50m this summer, with Manchester United's Luke Shaw, 21, likely to replace him. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, is open to a move to Serie A side AC Milan in the summer. Wilshere, who is nearing the end of his one-year Bournemouth loan spell, says David Beckham recommended the move to Italy. (Daily Mail)

AC Milan and rivals Inter Milan are interested in signing 33-year-old midfielder Yaya Toure, whose contract with Manchester City expires in the summer. (Sun)

Galatasaray are keen to sign Tottenham's 22-year-old forward Vincent Janssen, who has scored just one goal from open play since joining Spurs last summer. (Daily Mail)

Monaco have put a £130m price tag on 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe. Manchester United are favourites to sign the French teenager, who has scored 19 goals in 32 games this season. (Daily Express)

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil trained with Germany on Saturday, but the 28-year-old is a doubt for Sunday's World Cup qualifier in Azerbaijan. (Reuters)

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The Mail on Sunday say Wayne Rooney is not giving up on his England career and is determined to play for the Three Lions again

Liverpool have no intention of selling 21-year-old forward Divock Origi this summer. (Liverpool Echo)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman will demand £100m to rebuild Everton if striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, and midfielder Ross Barkley, 23, leave the club this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Koeman is one of the front runners to sign Burnley defender Michael Keane, 24, and Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford, 23, for a combined £40m. (Sun)

Juventus and Napoli are interested in signing Southampton's 28-year-old attacking midfielder Dusan Tadic, who has a release clause of £13m. (TuttoMercatoWeb - in Italian)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he didn't go to watch Croatia's match with Ukraine to scout players but to "visit friends and enjoy the weather". (Sportske Novisti - in Croatian)

Manchester United and Chelsea target Simon Kjaer says he has no interest in leaving Turkey. The 27-year-old Danish centre-back says he is happy to stay at Fenerbahce. (Daily Star)

Former Arsenal forward John Hartson says the club needs to spend a large amount of money on a star player like French international Antoine Griezmann. (BBC World Service)

The Football Association is considering extending the punishment for an elbowing offence beyond the current three-match suspension for violent conduct. (Times - subscription required)

Some of the Premier League's leading clubs want a review of parachute payments given to relegated sides as they believe some owners are not using the system properly. (Times - subscription required)

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Hoffenheim's 21-year-old Germany international defender Niklas Sule says he was asked to play for Turkey's youth teams, because he had a Turkish-sounding name. He explains his surname is actually Hungarian. (Express - in German)

Napoli and Belgium forward Dries Mertens was shown a yellow card for pinching a Greece defender's nose - twice - in their World Cup qualifier on Saturday. (Metro)

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