Gossip column: Conte, Mahrez, Neymar, Cavani, Terry

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Italy boss Antonio Conte has held talks with Chelsea and is hopeful that he will conclude a deal to take over at Stamford Bridge in the next 10 days. (Guardian)external-link

Real Madrid and Barcelona are both determined to bring Leicester's Riyad Mahrez to Spain in the summer with a fee of £25m mooted for the 25-year-old Algeria winger. (Sun)external-link

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Friday's Daily Mirror focuses on Marcus Rashford's starring role in Manchester United's Europa League win

Barcelona striker Neymar, who has been linked with a big-money move to Manchester United, has signed a contract extension to stay with the Spanish side until 2021. The 24-year-old's previous deal was due to expire in 2018. (ESPN Brasil - in Portuguese)external-link

Chelsea have contacted Edinson Cavani's agents about ending the 29-year-old Uruguay striker's mixed spell at Paris St-Germain with a move to Stamford Bridge. (Mercato365 - in French)external-link

The Blues are planning for life without captain John Terry with a £30m bid planned for 21-year-old AC Milan centre-back Alessio Romagnoli. (CalcioMercato - in Italian)external-link

Manchester City's incoming manager Pep Guardiola hopes to beat Chelsea to the signing of Ajax's £24m-rated 19-year-old midfielder Riechedly Bazoer. (Daily Mirror)external-link

City also hope to see off competition from Manchester United to buy highly-rated West Ham centre-back Reece Oxford, 17. (Sun)external-link

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, 29, could move to China as Super League teams look for last-minute deals before their transfer deadline day on Friday. (Daily Mail)external-link

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The Times also lead with Rashford's heroics

Arsenal are planning moves for Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, 19, and winger Roland Aarons, 20, who are both out of contract in the summer. (Daily Express)external-link

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick, 34, has rejected the chance to move to the Chinese Super League in the hope of extending his stay at Old Trafford when his contract runs out in the summer. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United have earmarked Barcelona defender Marc Bartra as a possible £10m signing. (Sun)external-link

Tottenham hope to boost their striking options by signing Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne, 24, in the summer for a fee of around £18m. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Notts County chairman Ray Trew wants between £8m and £10m to sell Notts County. (Nottingham Post)external-link

Seattle Sounders have completed the transfer of forward Obafemi Martins to Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League for an undisclosed sum. (ESPN)external-link

Port Vale top scorer Ajay Leitch-Smith, 25, is hopeful of agreeing a new contract over the next couple of months after initial talks with manager Rob Page. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, 22, says Everton wanted to sign him in 2014. (Sport Witness via Liverpool Echo)external-link

Barnsley caretaker boss Paul Heckingbottom is hopeful of making a loan signing before Saturday's match at Crewe. (Sheffield Star)external-link

Best of social media

Rio Ferdinand on Instagram

Former Manchester United, Leeds and West Ham defender Rio Ferdinand is unimpressed that his son wants to play for Arsenal rather than any of his father's former clubs. (Instagram)external-link

West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna
West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna posted a cheeky picture of himself outside a phone box asking Italy boss Antonio Conte to give him a call-up

Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw, who has been out since September after suffering a broken leg against PSV Eindhoven, tweeted thisexternal-link after United's 5-1 win over FC Midtjylland in the Europa League.

Luke Shaw

And finally

A two-year-old Arsenal fan has shown off her extensive repertoire of terrace chants, including a ditty taunting north London rivals Tottenham. (Metro)external-link

A fan has been charged with attempting to punch Crystal Palace's bald eagle mascot Kayla during the Capital One Cup match against Charlton in September. (Evening Standard)external-link

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