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The future of England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 28, at Manchester City could be in doubt, with incoming manager Pep Guardiola keen to bring Germany international Manuel Neuer, 29, with him from Bayern Munich. (Mirror)external-link

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Real Madrid will let 10 players leave in a summer clearout, including Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, Colombia forward James Rodriguez, 24, Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 26, and Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 29. (Sport, via Sun)external-link

Chelsea sent scouts to watch Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, in the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final against Inter Milan. (Corriere dello Sport, via Express) external-link

Arsenal, Barcelona and Juventus are interested in Borussia Dortmund's Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, but the 25-year-old is keen to move to Manchester City to work with Pep Guardiola. (Mail)external-link

Russian club Zenit St Petersburg want Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, 62, to replace 38-year-old Andre Villas-Boas in the summer. (Sun)external-link

Italy are considering approaching Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri, 64, to take over after Euro 2016. (Express)external-link

Newcastle's senior players expect manager Steve McClaren, 54, to be sacked if they lose at home to Bournemouth on Saturday. (Mail)external-link

Liverpool and Manchester United are both interested in signing Valencia's out-of-contract Algerian midfielder Sofiane Feghouli, 26, in the summer. (Don Balon - in Spanish)external-link

Inter Milan will sell 23-year-old captain Mauro Icardi, alerting Manchester United and Chelsea, but only if they fail to qualify for the Champions League. (Corriere dello Sport, via Star)external-link

Sunderland will sign former Arsenal right-back Emmanuel Eboue, now a free agent, until the end of the season following the 32-year-old Ivorian's trial at the club. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

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Galatasaray have denied they have received an offer from Tottenham for 29-year-old Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.(Galatasaray FC on Twitter)external-link

The Premier League's 'big five' clubs have discussed playing Champions League matches in the United States and the Far East. (Telegraph)external-link

The American sports executive who spoke to the 'big five' says they would make more money if they were guaranteed qualification for a revamped Champions League - a concept that could exclude clubs such as Premier League leaders Leicester. (Sirius XM Radio, via Times - subscription required)external-link

Relegation-bound Aston Villa's senior players have questioned manager Remi Garde's reluctance to blame players following defeats. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United's Uruguayan defender Guillermo Varela says he asked to leave in January, but the 22-year-old was asked to stay by manager Louis van Gaal. (Urugol, via Metro)external-link

Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan, 23, says his uncompromising challenge on former Reds team-mate Raheem Sterling, 21, during the win over Manchester City on Wednesday "was something I had to do to get the crowd up".(Liverpool Echo)external-link

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino's two sons, both directors of the Championship club, were involved in a foul-mouthed exchange with Whites fans on social media.(Times)external-link

Championship side Blackburn are keen to sign versatile Scotland international Charlie Mulgrew, 29, when his Celtic contract expires in the summer. (Daily Record)external-link

Best of social media

After West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet won the Premier League player of the year award at the London Football Awards on Thursday, the Hammers could not resist a cheeky dig at Arsenal. The Upton Park club tweeted:external-link "So it's official, @dimpayet17 is better than @MesutOzil1088."

Dimitri Payet
Is Dimitri Payet better than Arsenal rival Mesut Ozil?

And finally

Everton hope to have bedrooms built at their Finch Farm training complex by the start of next season as they provide facilities for the players to rest and recuperate. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

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