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Chelsea are confident of beating Manchester City to the £50m signing of 25-year-old Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United will trigger the £85m release clause in Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann's contract at the end of the season. (Daily Telegraph)

Atletico Madrid will challenge Chelsea for the signing of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, this summer. (AS)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has told owner Roman Abramovich he does not want midfielder Eden Hazard, 26, to be sold, as Real Madrid are said to be planning a world-record £100m bid for the Belgian. (Daily Express)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, says he could never manage Barcelona or Arsenal. The 45-year-old was pictured with Nou Camp president Josep Maria Bartomeu, but insists it was nothing more than two old friends meeting for a drink. (Daily Star)

The Football Association has committed a six-figure sum into a major new study into the link between football and dementia. (Daily Telegraph)

Premier League chairmen have urged the government to allow footballers from the European Union exemption from post-Brexit immigration controls. (The Times - subscription needed)

Real Madrid will have to pay £66m if they want to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea this summer as the 26-year-old does not have a release clause in his contract. (Daily Mail)

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is ready to sell 25-year-old playmaker James Rodriguez this summer, with the club hoping to recoup most of the £68m they paid for the Colombia international. Chelsea and Liverpool have both been linked with Rodriguez. (AS)

Chelsea have extra motivation not to sell Eden Hazard this summer because they do not want anything to put contract talks with coach Antonio Conte at risk. (London Evening Standard)

Tottenham are preparing to step up their bid to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 24, with Moussa Sissoko, 27, and Erik Lamela, 25, potentially making way. (Bleacher Report)

David Moyes has insisted sacking him will not solve struggling Sunderland's problems as they fight for Premier League survival. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City and Manchester United have both made approaches to sign Bayern Munich's 22-year-old midfielder Joshua Kimmich. (Kicker, via Metro)

And United will offer Napoli forward Dries Mertens, 29, a deal that will double his wages. (La Repubblica, via Sun)

Everton are considering a move for Hull City's 24-year-old defender Harry Maguire as they look to make three summer signings to boost their backline. (Daily Mail)

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has met Billy Gilmour's parents as he tries to prevent the highly rated 15-year-old from joining Chelsea. (Independent)

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has told bosses to get tough on Arsene Wenger according to the Sun

Crystal Palace and France midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 31, is keen to join Marseille this summer. (Bein Sports, via Evening Standard)

West Ham, Stoke, Everton and Sunderland want Dynamo Kiev and Croatia defender Domagoj Vida, 27. (Daily Mirror)

Atletico Madrid are prepared to part with Manchester United target Jose Maria Gimenez - but the 22-year-old Uruguay defender has a £56m release clause. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool are in danger of being given a transfer ban over claims they tapped up a 12-year-old Stoke City schoolboy player. (The Times - subscription needed)

Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 20, will return to Chelsea this summer when his two-year loan spell ends. (Sun)

Roma could sell Leandro Paredes this summer, with Liverpool interested, despite the 22-year-old Argentine midfielder being set to replace the injured Daniele de Rossi in the starting XI. (Calciomercato)

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A retired 79-year-old schoolteacher has won a competition to be recognised as "the biggest Premier League fan in China". 'Gunner Granny Liu' beat more than 600 rivals and will now watch the Gunners face Manchester City at the Emirates on Sunday. (London Evening Standard)

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