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Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, is ready to give the club one more year, as long as they prove their ambition in this summer's transfer market. (Daily Mirror)

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, 26, is reconsidering a planned £89m move to Manchester United because he wants to play Champions League football. (Sun)

France international Griezmann says he is "tired" of speculation over his future. Asked where he will be next season he replied: "I certainly see myself at Atletico." (AS)

Friday's Daily Mirror back page
Friday's Daily Mirror back page - Alexis Sanchez's Arsenal future is in the spotlight again

Tottenham are confident of keeping hold of 20-year-old England midfielder Dele Alli despite interest from Real Madrid and Manchester City. (Daily Mail)

West Ham are considering sacking manager Slaven Bilic if they lose to Swansea on Saturday. Defeat would be their sixth in a row in the Premier League. (Daily Telegraph)

Bilic has urged his Hammers players to "forget about egos" as they look to steer clear of the relegation zone. (Guardian)

Alvaro Morata will leave Real Madrid this summer if the club do not sell France striker Karim Benzema. The Spain forward, 24, is a target for Premier League leaders Chelsea. (Diario Gol, via Daily Star)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has insisted he is committed to the Blues despite interest in the Italian from Inter Milan. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are preparing a £51m bid for Inter Milan and Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 28, who is also wanted by Chelsea. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Daily Star)

Arsenal could make a summer bid for Schalke's 22-year-old Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka, who is stalling on a new deal with the Bundesliga club. (Sun)

Scouts from Manchester United, Arsenal and West Brom were all at Benfica's Portuguese Cup tie against Estoril, with United believed to be watching Sweden centre-back Victor Lindelof, 22. (Sun)

The United States, Canada and Mexico are set to submit a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup. (Guardian)

Marseille are planning to spend £85m on three England-based France internationals this summer - striker Olivier Giroud and defender Laurent Koscielny from Arsenal and midfielder Moussa Sissoko from Tottenham. (L'Equipe, via the Daily Express)

Friday's Daily Star back page
Friday's Daily Star back page - can Spurs still catch Chelsea?

Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 20, would be prepared to put in a transfer request to force a move to Manchester United, according to sources close to the Nigeria international's agent. (Own Goal Nigeria, via Daily Star)

Arsenal are considering a move for Deportes Santa Cruz's 17-year-old forward Marcelo Allende, who has had three trials with the Gunners. (Daily Mail)

Former England and Middlesbrough manager Steve McClaren is being touted as a surprise candidate to replace Stuart Webber as Huddersfield Town's head of football operations. (Huddersfield Examiner)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has described captain Vincent Kompany as one of the best centre-backs in the world - but the 30-year-old Belgium international will not be guaranteed his place even if he can prove his long-term fitness. (Manchester Evening News)

Serie A side Napoli are interested in signing Sunderland's Jeremain Lens, but the 29-year-old Netherlands winger is only interested in making his season-long loan at Turkish club Fenerbahce permanent. (Chronicle)

Everton striker Ademola Lookman, 19, is keen to play for England despite rival interest from Nigeria - for whom he is eligible through his parents. (Times - subscription required)

Stoke's chairman is taking legal action against Liverpool over their illegal approach to a 12-year-old academy player last year. The Reds have already been fined £100,000 by the Premier League and banned from signing academy players for two years. (Daily Telegraph)

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And finally

Torino have come up with a novel way of thanking striker Andrea Belotti for the 23 goals he has scored this season - presenting him with a crystal rooster in honour of his nickname. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal fans were forced to cancel a march calling for manager Arsene Wenger to leave the club before Wednesday's game against West Ham after fewer than 10 people turned up. (Daily Mirror)

Juventus and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, 32, has graduated from the University of Turin, receiving top marks in a Masters degree for Business Administration. (Juventus official website)

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