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Eden Hazard's representatives have held "positive talks" over a potential switch to Real Madrid, but Chelsea want playmaker James Rodriguez, 25, in exchange for the 26-year-old forward. (Marca, via Daily Mail)

Liverpool are interested in bringing Colombia international Rodriguez to Anfield, but the Real Madrid midfielder wants to play Champions League football next season. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea forward Diego Costa, 28, says he would be open to a move to France in the future and has praised Marseille, Monaco and Paris St-Germain. (Telefoot - in French)

Blues boss Antonio Conte has told owner Roman Abramovich he wants to sign 24-year-old Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata. (AS)

Barcelona will offer midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 29, to Liverpool as part of a deal for 24-year-old Reds midfielder Philippe Coutinho. (Don Balon, via Liverpool Echo)

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The back page of Monday's Daily Express

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hopes to sign midfielder Marcelo Brozovic from Inter Milan and will pay up to £43m for the 24-year-old. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

United and Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann, 26, says he is happy at Atletico Madrid, with the France striker adding there is "no need to change". (Telefoot, via Daily Mirror)

Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22, has agreed personal terms before a £35m move to Chelsea in the summer. (Tuttomercato, via Metro)

Arsenal will rival Atletico Madrid for the signing of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 25. (Marca, via Daily Star)

The Gunners are also interested in signing Southampton winger Dusan Tadic, 28, for £13m. (Tuttomercato, via Daily Express)

Italy forward Andrea Belotti, 23, will reject a move to Arsenal or Chelsea this summer to stay at Torino. (Tuttosport, via Goal)

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants to sign Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, for around £15m in the summer to spearhead what is looking likely to be their first season back in the Premier League. (Sun)

Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson, 24, will be a target for the Premier League's top six this summer, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City having regularly sent scouts to watch the England player. (Daily Mirror)

Nathaniel Chalobah, 22, says he has never considered leaving Chelsea despite spending much of his time at the club out on loan. (Daily Star)

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Jermain Defoe also makes the back page of Monday's Daily Star

Gunners midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, says he will "talk soon" to the club regarding a new contract. (Die Welt, via Sun)

Barcelona are no longer interested in signing Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, with the Gunners wanting at least £45m for the 22-year-old. (Marca, via Metro)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 29, is keen to stop team-mate Jordi Alba joining Manchester United. The 28-year-old defender has a £130m buy-out clause. (Diario Gol, via Daily Star)

Manchester City winger Jesus Navas, 31, wants to return to former club Sevilla after enrolling his five-year-old son in a school in the Spanish city. (AS, via Manchester Evening News)

Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim says he is focused on his current club, rather than thinking about replacing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. (O Jogo, via Daily Express)

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And finally

Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long used breathing techniques from his wife's pregnancy to comfort captain Seamus Coleman after his horrific leg break against Wales. (Irish Independent)

Former Tottenham, Wolves and Fulham midfielder Jamie O'Hara, 30, missed his best friend's wedding in Las Vegas on Saturday to make his debut for Ryman League Premier Division side Billericay Town. (Independent)

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