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Manchester United have offered goalkeeper David De Gea a new contract worth £200,000 a week, to keep him from moving to Real Madrid. (Daily Star)external-link

United are close to securing a £20.5m deal to sign Borussia Dortmund's 24-year-old midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. (Daily Mail)external-link

Midfielder Joey Barton, 32, believes team spirit will keep QPR in the Premier League, but has still described them the as "worst team" in the division. (Sky Sports)external-link

Daily Star
Saturday's back page lead story in the Daily Star

PSV Eindhoven striker Memphis Depay flew into Manchester Airport for secret talks with Liverpool on Thursday after the Reds were given permission to speak to the 21-year-old Netherlands international. Manchester United have also contacted PSV about Depay. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has placed some doubt over 25-year-old Daniel Sturridge's status as Liverpool's first-choice striker by saying the club must sign a consistent goalscorer this summer. (Guardian)external-link

Rodgers insists keeping midfielder Adam Lallana fit is key to Liverpool's hopes of success after the 26-year-old England international suffered an injury-plagued first season at Anfield. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Derby manager Steve McClaren has said for the first time that he was approached by Newcastle officials in January to take over as manager. (Independent)external-link

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, 52, says not even Barcelona, the club he won four La Liga titles with as a player, could entice him away from St Mary's.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour says Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, should be first on manager Arsene Wenger's shopping list this summer. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk has become a problem for Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Independent
The Independent focuses on the Championship promotion race on its sports pages

Phil Jagielka believes Wayne Rooney's deep-rooted love of Everton inhibits his game whenever he returns to Goodison Park. (Daily Express)external-link

Blackburn striker Rudy Gestede, 26, has set his sights on a move to the Premier League after Rovers missed out on the Championship play-offs.(Sun - subscription required)external-link

Tottenham will have to pay at least £2.5m to get forward Emmanuel Adebayor off the payroll this summer. Adebayor, 31, is free to leave White Hart Lane this summer, but still has a year remaining on his £100,000-a-week contract. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Brentford's 52-year-old manager Mark Warburton, who is leaving the club at the end of the season even if the Bees secure promotion to the Premier League, says he has yet to receive any job offers. (Talksport)external-link

West Brom manager Tony Pulis says chairman Jeremy Peace is hoping to find a buyer for the club before a certain date, otherwise he will remain committed to Albion. (Birmingham Mail) external-link

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has advised 21-year-old team-mate Ross Barkley to resist any overtures from Manchester City this summer.(Times - subscription required)external-link

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker, 30, has sent a message of support to his Germany team-mate Holger Badstuber, who may miss the start of next season after suffering another thigh injury. "Get well soon Badstuber, you are strong!!!" Mertesacker wrote on Twitter.external-link

QPR forward Charlie Austin has tweetedexternal-link a good luck message to leaders Poole Town, one of his former clubs, who entertain second-placed Corby Town in the Southern League Premier on Saturday. "Good luck Poole Town FC, tomorrow hope you can get the point you need to get promoted," the 25-year-old wrote.

AND FINALLY

Rock legend Sting and actor Jimmy Nail are backing the boycott against Newcastle owner Mike Ashley. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United winger Ashley Young, 29, is known for being the resident DJ in the Red Devils' dressing room, but he says he has to adhere to strict orders from manager Louis van Gaal to play only house and funky house music. (Daily Mail)external-link

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