Gossip column: Bale, Rodriguez, Walcott, Hazard. Taylor, Wilson

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Manchester United are moving closer to a deal for the £60m-rated Real Madrid striker James Rodriguez, 24. (Express)external-link

United's value has fallen by £412m since the start of the season because of poor performances on the pitch. The club started the season with a market capitalisation of £2bn, which has now dropped to £1.58bn. (Sky Sports)external-link

Tottenham have opened talks to sign Rennes striker Ousmane Dembele, 18, in the summer. (France Football, via Metro) external-link

Meanwhile, Spurs and West Ham are leading the chase for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, 24, after his eight-month injury lay-off. (Sun)external-link

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Manchester City's Champions League quarter-final victory dominates the back pages

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, 25, will join Real Madrid in the summer for a £32m fee, with Paris St-Germain set to miss out on his signature. (OK Diario, via Express)external-link

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, 26, is set to turn down a new Real Madrid contract in favour of a move to Manchester United or Manchester City.(Tuttomercatoweb - Italian)external-link

West Ham will target forward Theo Walcott, 27, if they are unsuccessful in their pursuit of his Arsenal team-mate, 22-year-old midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. (Bleacher Report)external-link

But Southampton are ready to make Oxlade-Chamberlain their highest-paid player this summer. (Mirror)external-link

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has admitted he faces a "terrible" last five games in the attempt to win the Premier League title and has promised he will congratulate Tottenham if they pip the Foxes.(Gazzetta dello Sport - Italian)external-link

The psychologist at Premier League leaders Leicester says the side are so composed he was able to take a short mid-season holiday.(The Times - subscription required)external-link

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Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne features on the back of the Daily Mail after scoring the winner against Paris St-Germain

Former Chelsea and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres, 32, has given a strong hint that he wants to end his career at Atletico Madrid. (Cadena Ser via Talksport)external-link

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, 27, has admitted that he would "love" to return to former club Ajax at some point in the future. (De Telegraaf via London Evening Standard)external-link

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce admits the "writing is on the wall" for 32-year-old defender Emmanuel Eboue's future after revealing the club has not heard from him. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins says "all options are open" as the club look to sort out manager Francesco Guidolin's future. (South Wales Evening Post)external-link

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor could be set to leave in the summer with the 30-year-old former academy player not yet being offered a new deal. (Daily Mail)external-link

But midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 24, has vowed to stay at Newcastle if they are relegated to the Championship. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Borussia Dortmund supporters will pay tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster before Thursday's Europa League match against Liverpool at Anfield by holding up a mosaic before kick-off spelling out '96' in black and yellow. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has signed 41-year-old fitness coach Andreas Kornmayer after coach Ryland Morgans announced he would be leaving the club. (Mirror)external-link

Ghana boss Avram Grant will fly to England to try to persuade Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah to represent the country where both his parents were born, despite the 18-year-old having played for the Netherlands at all youth levels. (Daily Star)external-link

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, 24, "never doubted" he would return from his serious knee injury suffered in September as his family had kept up his spirits during his recovery. (Bournemouth Echo)external-link

Best of social media

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Alberto Moreno has played 42 times for Liverpool this season

Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno has posted a picture on Instagramexternal-link of his latest tattoo of a monkey on his leg. The monkey is carrying a gun, wearing a suit and glasses, while listening to his headphones.

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Russian side Zenit St Petersburg have responded on Twitterexternal-link to an article in the Daily Mail online version including the club in their list of the top 10 worst crests by listing their own worst top 10 that features just one crest - Mail Online.

Stoke City striker Bojan Krkic told his followers on Twitterexternal-link how much he was enjoying his trip to the Etihad as Manchester City beat Paris St-Germain to progress to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time.

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Bojan Krkic cost Stoke £3m from Barcelona in July 2014

Manchester City midfielder David Silva posted on Twitterexternal-link soon after the game to show his delight at reaching the Champions League semis.

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Silva was in the Valencia side knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals in 2006-07

And finally...

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has revealed he had to give up playing Fifa 16 as the video game was effecting his intensive training regime. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane had a moment to forget as he ripped his trousers during the side's comeback against Wolfsburg. (Metro)external-link

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