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Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is wanted Italian league leaders Juventus who are plotting a £15m move for the 29-year-old. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Chelsea are eyeing a move for Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, to replace Didier Drogba at the end of the season. (Daily Express)external-link

The Sun
The Sun leads on Harry Kane's goal but adds that Premier League clubs will battle Greg's Dyke's home-grown player rule changes

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that the club have begun contract negotiations with Theo Walcott, 26, after the winger stated the opposite on Twitter. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Liverpool face competition from AC Milan if they are to land Borussia Dortmund striker Ciro Immobile and the Italian club are prepared to part with £13m for his services. (Talksport)external-link

Borussia Monchengladbach are the latest European team to express an interest in Burnley's striker Danny Ings, 22, who is out of contract at the end of the season and available to clubs outside England for a minimal compensation payment.(London Evening Standard)external-link

Phil Jones, 23, and Chris Smalling, 25, could be leaving Manchester United as the club are yet to open talks over new deals. (Daily Mail)external-link

Queens Park Rangers talisman Charlie Austin, 25, is wanted by Crystal Palace in a move which could cost up to £8m. (Daily Mirror)external-link

And QPR will demand £2m if Chelsea are to take goalkeeper Rob Green, 35, to act as understudy to Thibaut Courtois. (Daily Express) external-link

Turkish club Besiktas have moved to distance themselves from reports suggesting they have met with the agent of Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32. (Talksport)external-link

Arsenal and Roma are leading the chase to sign Czech Republic international Cech in the summer. (Daily Telegraph)external-link


Wojciech Szczesny, 24, is set for talks over his Arsenal career at the end of the season with the club lining up Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech to replace him. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Daily Express
Harry Kane making the headlines again, this time in the Express

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino agreed to post-season games in Malaysia and Australia after getting a guarantee from chairman Daniel Levy that he will be given complete control of the rest of the club's summer plans. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Stoke City striker Jon Walters has revealed he once had a major bust-up with Republic of Ireland's assistant manager Roy Keane, who was once his boss at Ipswich. (Daily Mail)external-link

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 32, says his former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard can leave the club on a high this summer and should not be overly criticised for his sending off against Manchester United. (Daily Star)external-link

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres is relishing playing up front with Barcelona's Luis Suarez in an all-star charity match with skippers Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher at Anfield on Sunday - but says he is unsure what reception he will receive from Liverpool fans. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is hoping that last week's warm-weather trip to Spain will have the same positive effect on his side as last year when they clinched promotion to the top flight. (Lancashire Telegraph)external-link

The late former West Brom winger Laurie Cunningham's historic first England cap is to be auctioned for charity. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Crystal Palace are hoping to build a new club shop in the Selhurst Park car park in time for next season, chairman Steve Parish has confirmed. (Croydon Advertiser)external-link


Within moments of Harry Kane's debut goal from the bench for England, Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore tweeted the Tottenham striker an image of his face superimposed on the Wolf of Wall Street. (Jake Livermore Twitter)external-link

Harry Kane as the Wolf of Wall Street

Tottenham midfielder Nacer Chadli was also quick to social media when Kane scored, tweeting:external-link "Congrats! He scores when he wants, he scores when wants."

Ex-England striker Gary Lineker referenced Sir Bobby Charlton's record goals tallyexternal-link for the country of 49: "50 more touches and Harry Kane will beat Sir Bobby Charlton's goalscoring record."

And Burnley's Steven Reid told his Twitter followersexternal-link who he is likely to vote for when the PFA awards come around, with Eden Hazard his Player of the Year and Kane his Young Player of the Year.

Steven Reid


Thierry Henry has revealed his fears for his former club Arsenal after saying he doesn't want the Gunners to follow on the same path as Liverpool and fail to win the Premier League in the next 25 years. (Metro)external-link

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