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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 31, is being offered wages of £1m a week to join a Chinese Super League club. (Sun)external-link

Rooney could take the chance to move before the Chinese transfer window closes next week if he is left out of Manchester United's 18-man squad for Sunday's EFL Cup final against Southampton. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Daley Blind, 26, is set to be part of a summer clearout at Manchester United, with manager Jose Mourinho weighing up Benfica's 22-year-old centre back Victor Lindelof as a possible replacement. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, is wanted by AC Milan, with Manchester City star Sergio Aguero, 28, and Real Madrid's 24-year-old striker Alvaro Morata also on the Italian side's radar. (Daily Express)external-link

Former Blackburn midfielder Tim Sherwood could succeed the sacked Owen Coyle at Ewood Park. The current director of football at Swindon Town captained Rovers to the Premier League title in 1994-95. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Arsenal should consider Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim, 42, as a replacement for Arsene Wenger if the Frenchman leaves the Gunners this summer, French football journalist Julien Laurens says. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Liverpool could face competition from Real Madrid for the signature of highly rated Germany and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Julian Brandt, 20. (Daily Mail)external-link

Borussia Dortmund are set to beat Liverpool to the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach defensive midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, 21. (Bild, via Talksport)external-link

Everton and Manchester City are both keen on a summer move for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with the 23-year-old Arsenal midfielder considering his options because of a lack of playing time. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Axed Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw makes the front page of Wednesday's Sun

Chelsea will send a scout to watch Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, 28, before a potential £29.5m signing. (Tutto Mercato, via Daily Star)external-link

Real Madrid playmaker Isco could be back in Tottenham's sights after the 24-year-old suggested that he might not renew his contract at the Bernabeu. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi, 29, could move to Real Madrid according to his agent. (Radio Continental, via the Independent)external-link

West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang, 24, is a target for Liverpool, with the Spaniard impressing Reds boss Jurgen Klopp this season. (Sun)external-link

Meanwhile, Klopp has revealed that he tried to sign Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen while manager of Borussia Dortmund. (Ekstra Bladet, via Daily Star)external-link

Staff at Premier League strugglers Sunderland fear their jobs are at risk as part of cost-cutting measures at the club. (Daily Mail)external-link

Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli, 56, has put Barcelona and Arsenal on alert by delaying contract talks until the summer. (Daily Mirror)external-link

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Wednesday's Daily Mirror leads on the news Wayne Rooney could quit Manchester United for China within a week

Manchester United have been given a boost in their bid to sign Pepe, 33, after Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane suggested the defender might not be given a new contract in the summer. (Daily Express)external-link

And Pepe will also turn down a move to Hebei China Fortune after new rules were introduced limiting the number of foreign stars permitted at Chinese Super League clubs. (Sun)external-link

Barcelona are set to sign Watford right-back Juanfran Moreno, following Aleix Vidal's ankle injury. Juanfran, 28, has never played for the Hornets, having been on loan at Spanish side Deportivo since signing in 2014. (Marca)external-link

Former AC Milan and Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly, 48, is being lined up as the next Ghana manager, following Avram Grant's recent departure. (Sun)external-link

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Argentine legend Diego Maradona once came close to signing for Tottenham but the club opted for Germany's Jurgen Klinsmann instead, according to former Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham. (Stadium Astro)external-link

Arsenal scouts were not able to watch FA Cup quarter-final opponents Lincoln City win away to North Ferriby United on Tuesday as there was no room at the hosts' ground. (Daily Mirror)external-link

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