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Real Madrid will make a bid of up to £85m for 18-year-old Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe in order to beat Barcelona and Manchester United to the teenager's signature. (L'Equipe - in French)

Chelsea will bid for 24-year-old Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata in the summer. (El Confidencial, via Daily Star)

Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez, 25, wants to join Manchester United after falling out of favour under Zinedine Zidane. (Don Balon, via Daily Star)

But United will not be offered Morata or Rodriguez as part of any bid from the Spanish giants for goalkeeper David de Gea, 26. (OK Diario, via Daily Express)

De Gea has been told he can leave Old Trafford this summer by manager Jose Mourinho. (Marca)

Meanwhile, the Red Devils will target Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, 26, and Torino striker Andrea Belotti, 23, in a £170m double deal this summer. (Independent)

Belotti, who is also a target for Chelsea, says he is not worth his £84m release clause. (Mediaset, via Metro)

Liverpool are prepared to break their transfer record to buy Southampton's £50m-rated defender Virgil van Dijk, 25. (Liverpool Echo)

Crystal Palace are set to double Wilfried Zaha's £60,000-a-week wages in order to stave off interest from Tottenham in the 24-year-old Ivory Coast winger.(Sun)

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Wednesday's back page of the Sun

Arsenal are ready to offer 23-year-old midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a £100,000-a-week contract. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 25, is ready to step up and play for Barcelona, according to the Dane's former Ajax boss Frank de Boer. (Ekstra Bladet, via Daily Express)

Liverpool now want more than £25m for France centre-back Mamadou Sakho, 27, after a string of impressive performances on loan at Crystal Palace this season. (Daily Mail)

Lyon want to take 21-year-old Manchester United forward Anthony Martial on loan next season. (France Football, via Talksport)

Barcelona have ruled out selling Brazil forward Neymar, 25, who said last month he would like to play in the Premier League. (RAC1 - in Spanish)

Elsewhere, the Barcelona board are ready to appoint Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde, 53, to replace the outgoing Luis Enrique - but the players would prefer to see current assistant manager Juan Carlos Unzue, 50, promoted. (Independent)

Newcastle United have an option to sign on-loan Chelsea midfielder Christian Atsu, 25, on a permanent deal for £6.5m, but must take up that option within one week of the season ending. (ESPN)

Magpies boss Rafael Benitez wants £100m to revamp his squad as they return to the Premier League and could quit if owner Mike Ashley does not deliver the funds. (Sun)

The Daily Star's back page on Wednesday

Former Sunderland left-back Michael Gray has urged the Magpies to move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 27, upon their return to the Premier League. (Talksport)

Manchester United target Gianluigi Donnarumma is struggling to agree a new contract with AC Milan - the 18-year-old goalkeeper has just over a year left on his current deal. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Metro)

Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32, says Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, should join him in Major League Soccer. (Sport1 - in German)

Chelsea have been given permission to take 19-year-old AFC Wimbledon winger Toyosi Olusanya on trial. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham target Isco is close to agreeing a new deal with Real Madrid, despite the 25-year-old midfielder's lack of starts for the La Liga side. (Marca)

Leicester City have given a trial to 20-year-old Kidderminster Harriers striker Andre Brown. (Daily Mail)

Paul Pogba's brother Florentin, 26, would like to test himself in the Premier League. The defender has a year left on his Saint-Etienne contract. (L'Equipe, via ESPN)

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Who would Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero like to sign from rivals Manchester United? Not one single player, he says. (Daily Mail)

The EFL are sending Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Anthony Knockaert a new Championship Player of the Year trophy, because his name was incorrectly spelled 'Knockeart' on the original. (Daily Mail)

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