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Arsenal have offered Mesut Ozil a £280,000-a-week contract to stay at the club, but fellow midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks increasingly likely to leave in the summer - with Manchester City and Manchester United interested. (Daily Mirror)

Ozil, 28, has reportedly not responded to the latest contract offer from Arsenal of £200,000 a week. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester City will target Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27, if Sergio Aguero leaves the Etihad at the end of the season. (Sun)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, 67, must prove he can reinvent himself with a squad revamp and tactical tweaks before being given a new contract after his current deal expires at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)

The Arsenal hierarchy remain supportive of Wenger, despite the 10-2 aggregate Champions League humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich and believe he can prove he deserves to stay on beyond the end of the season. (Guardian)

Gunners forward Theo Walcott, 27, made a 'call to arms' to his team-mates after admitting to training ground bust-ups, dressing room moles and a lack of control by staff. (Daily Express)

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has backed Wenger to continue at the helm next season, insisting the Frenchman still has the "intelligence and fire" to lead the club to success. (Talksport)

Monaco want £52m for 22-year-old midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is a reported target for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United. (France Football, via Sun)

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, thought to earn around £11m a year at Old Trafford, is wanted by several clubs in the USA, with LA Galaxy seeking to make the Swede the highest paid player in MLS history. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea are confident manager Antonio Conte will sign an improved deal extending his contract past 2019 - but the Blues will delay an announcement until after this season's Premier League title is secured. (Daily Telegraph)

Conte is expected to be offered an £8m-a-year contract in an attempt to avert interest from Inter Milan. (Daily Mail)

'Unspeakable' reads the back page of Thursday's L'Equipe

Manchester United and Real Madrid target Paulo Dybala, 23, is frustrated with ongoing contract talks at Juventus and the Argentine is said to be disgusted at boss Massimiliano Allegri's recent decisions. (TuttoSport, via Sun)

However, Allegri will bring Dybala with him to Arsenal if the Italian takes over from Arsene Wenger next season. (TransferMarketWeb)

Allegri has set out a series of contract demands Juventus must meet to keep him at the club. (Il Tempo, via Metro)

West Ham are expecting to fight off bids for striker Andy Carroll, 28, this summer but could be close to solving their problems at right-back with a £5m move for Saint-Etienne's Kevin Malcuit, 25. (Daily Mirror)

The agent of Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly has cast doubt on whether the 25-year-old Senegalese defender will remain at Napoli much longer. (Sun)

The back page of Thursday's Sun focuses on the crisis at Arsenal

Gareth Bale has told Real Madrid to sign Tottenham star Dele Alli, 20, if they decide to sell Cristiano Ronaldo - but Barcelona and Manchester City are also keen on the England midfielder. (Don Balon, via Sun)

Serbia international Alexsandar Mitrovic, 22, who has scored only four league goals this season, looks set to leave Newcastle in the summer - after being dropped from their last two squads. (Sun)

Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that 19-year-old Renato Sanches will not be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season despite failing to make an impact so far. (Sport Bild, via Daily Mail)

Rangers 'manager-elect' Pedro Caixinha finally looks set to arrive in Glasgow before Sunday's Old Firm match at Celtic, with stand-in boss Graeme Murty expected to remain in charge this weekend. Rangers officials are thought to have spoken with the players at the training ground on Wednesday about the ongoing search for a new boss and a director of football. (Daily Record)

Barcelona are scouting Chelsea trio Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta and Nemanja Matic, as well as Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, in preparation for a summer overhaul when current boss Luis Enrique departs. (Marca)

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And finally

Chelsea defender Alonso has joked that team-mate Diego Costa is a 'traitor' after the striker played for the Brazilian team in an inter-club match in training. Costa was born in Brazil but represents Spain in international football. His latest switch did not pay off as Chelsea's Spaniards won. (Daily Star)

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