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Chelsea are set to sell Brazil's Oscar, 23, with Juventus interested in the midfielder, while West Ham forward Enner Valencia, 25, and Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin, 29, could be brought to Stamford Bridge. (Daily Mirror)external-link

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The back page of Thursday's Daily Express

Arsenal may have to offer a four-year deal to Manchester City midfielder James Milner, 29, if they want to sign the out-of-contract England midfielder in the summer. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Liverpool are preparing to offload Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 24, to finance a move for 29-year-old Manchester United loanee Radamel Falcao from Monaco. (Daily Star)external-link

England right-back Nathaniel Clyne, 24, is set to leave Southampton for Manchester United in a £17m summer deal. (Daily Express)external-link

Manchester United have also joined Liverpool in the race to sign 22-year-old Burnley striker Danny Ings. (Daily Mail)external-link

Swansea City have been linked with a move for Schalke defender Christian Fuchs. The Austria captain, 29, is out of contract in the summer. (Wales Online)external-link

Stoke City are set to sign Barcelona B forward Moha, 19, when his deal expires in the summer. (Sport.es)external-link


West Ham are considering a summer move for Swansea manager Garry Monk, with current boss Sam Allardyce's future still uncertain. (Daily Star)external-link

Manchester City face competition from Italian side Napoli if they are to make Borussia Dortmund's outgoing manager Jurgen Klopp, 47, their new boss. (Daily Mirror)external-link

However, City's Under-21 boss Patrick Vieira, 38, is also a candidate to replace Manuel Pellegrini if the club decide to sack the Chilean at the end of the season. (Times - subscription needed)external-link

Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola, 44, is still Manchester City's number one managerial target, though, should Pellegrini exit. (Guardian) external-link

Former Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert, 45, is in the running to replace Klopp at German giants Borussia Dortmund, with whom he won the 1997 Champions League as a player. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Manchester United's turnaround has been partly down to some inspirational speeches from captain Wayne Rooney. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas, 33, wants to end his career at the Bernabeu. (AS)external-link

QPR striker Charlie Austin, 25, is set to be handed an England call-up by Roy Hodgson for the summer matches against Slovenia and Republic of Ireland. (Daily Mail)external-link


Manchester Thunder netball team received support from England captain Wayne Rooney ahead of their Superleague semi-final. The Manchester United striker has shared their "Is This The Way To Amarillo" promotional video - which features ex-United players Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes - on his Twitter account.

Wayne Rooney

Stoke forward Peter Odemwingie, 33, announces on his Twitter accountexternal-link that he will resume full training on Thursday after nearly eight months out with a knee ligament injury.

Peter Odemwingie


Mario Balotelli is receiving plenty of votes in Liverpool's 'Player of the Year' poll on their official website - after it was hijacked by Manchester United and Arsenal fans. (Daily Mail)external-link

Tottenham wish a happy birthday to winger Aaron Lennon, 27, who is currently on loan at Everton, through their Twitter account - one day too early. (Metro)external-link

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