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Chelsea have made Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, their main summer transfer target. (Guardian)

Arsenal will demand close to £50m for Sanchez if he does not agree a new contract. (London Evening Standard)

The Gunners are not prepared to let Chile international Sanchez join another Premier League club, with Paris St-Germain, Juventus and Inter Milan possible destinations. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United want to sign 23-year-old Tottenham and England midfielder Eric Dier, who is valued at £40m. (Sun)

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The Daily Star's back page on Wednesday

Real Madrid are willing to spend £100m on 26-year-old Chelsea foward Eden Hazard, according to the Spanish club's former president Ramon Calderon. (Talksport)

Spanish football writer Pete Jenson says Real moving for Hazard is a very real possibility. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Chelsea will offer Hazard a new contract worth £300,000 per week. (Sun)

The Blues will offer striker Diego Costa, 28, to Paris St-Germain as part of a swap deal for 27-year-old midfielder Javier Pastore. (Tuttomercato, via Daily Express)

Barcelona are set to beat Chelsea to the signing of PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, 24. (Goal)

Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22, is interested in joining Manchester United, but only if they qualify for the Champions League. (Manchester Evening News)

Bakayoko's brother and agent says the player has "always dreamed of joining Paris St-Germain". (RMC, via London Evening Standard)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha turned his back on England because the Football Association is failing to nurture young talents outside the country's biggest clubs, says club chairman Steve Parish. (The Times)

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Wednesday's back page of the Sun

Liverpool are prepared to spend £43m to sign Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez, 25.(Don Balon, via Daily Star)

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic will not be offered a new contract this summer, when he enters the last 12 months of his three-year deal. (Daily Telegraph)

And the Hammers may look to Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez as they seek Bilic's successor. (Daily Mirror)

Former Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says loyalty to his players cost him his job at Selhurst Park last December. (The Times)

Manchester United are monitoring Celtic's 19-year-old left-back Kieran Tierney. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham midfielders Erik Lamela, 25, and Moussa Sissoko, 27, are both targets for a number of Serie A clubs. (Daily Mirror)

Spurs want 20-year-old Hoffenheim midfielder Nadiem Amiri, but face competition from Atletico Madrid.(Bild, via Talksport)

Barcelona will rival Arsenal for the signature of 22-year-old Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso. (Sport, via Daily Express)

Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City are all interested in Villarreal winger Samuel Castillejo, 22. (Il Mattino, via Daily Star)

Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom, 21, is set to reject England in favour of playing for Nigeria. (Independent)

Former Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate, 37, has rejoined the club as a first-team coach.(Yorkshire Post)

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And finally

Fans vented their feelings about Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger by displaying a 'Wenger Out' banner at a game between New Zealand and Fiji - more than 11,500 miles from Emirates Stadium. (Goal)

Iceland has had a record-breaking baby boom, nine months after the national side beat England at Euro 2016. (Visir, via Independent)

Hull City's under-23 game against Millwall was abandoned after a brawl in the 89th minute. (Hull Daily Mail)

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