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QPR's striker Charlie Austin, 25, is a £10m target for Southampton. (Daily Express)

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 24, will decide his future in June after playing in Belgium's end-of-season internationals as Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Roma weigh up £30m bids. (Mirror)

Chelsea's Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, has opened talks with Turkish club Besiktas over a summer move, according to his agent. (ESPN)

Arsenal have made Cech their top goalkeeping target this summer but the deal will hinge on the decision of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. (Telegraph)

Should Cech quit Stamford Bridge this summer, manager Jose Mourinho could try to sign 28-year-old Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy. (Daily Star)

Mourinho could offer £2m for QPR's England goalkeeper Robert Green, 35, as a back-up to first-choice Thibaut Courtois, 23. (Daily Express)

Wednesday's Sun back page
Wednesday's Sun back page

Liverpool are expected to beat Manchester United and Real Sociedad to the signing of Burnley striker Danny Ings, 22. (Times - subscription required)

Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to walk out on Real Madrid - and an announcement on the 30-year-old Portuguese forward's future could come as soon as this week. (Sun - subscription required)

QPR's Chilean striker Eduardo Vargas refused to play for the club at Crystal Palace as they battled relegation. The 25-year-old will leave this summer. (Mirror)

Southampton have launched a fresh bid to keep England full-back Nathaniel Clyne, 24, out of Manchester United's reach. (Manchester Evening News)

Atletico Madrid are reluctant to sell Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann as they look to strengthen this summer. The France forward, 24, has a buy-out clause set at £43.5m and super-agent Jorge Mendes is understood to be poised to enter negotiations on Chelsea's behalf. (Daily Mail)

Juventus's Argentine striker Carlos Tevez, 31, could move to the MLS when his contract expires in 2016. (NBC Sports)

Former England midfielder Steven Gerrard, 34, admitted that he lost the "buzz" of playing when he learned he was to have a restricted role at Liverpool. (Times - subscription required)

FC Tokyo and Japan striker Yoshinori Muto, 22, is set to reject a move to Chelsea in favour of a transfer to German club Mainz. (Guardian)

Winger Jordon Ibe, 19, is one of four Liverpool players refusing to sign an improved contract. (Sun - subscription required)

Liverpool have made a tentative approach to AC Milan regarding the availability of 28-year-old French forward Jeremy Menez. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas says he would would give Chelsea's campaign a "seven or eight" out of 10 after the club secured the Premier League title with four games to spare. (London Evening Standard)

Wednesday's Daily Star back page
Wednesday's Daily Star back page

Former Arsenal striker Niall Quinn says his former club must sign a world-class defensive midfielder in the mould of Chelsea's Nemanja Matic if they are to have any chance of winning the Premier League next season. (Talksport)

Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson believes the Reds' failure to qualify for the Champions League will see England forward Raheem Sterling, 20, quit the club. (Liverpool Echo)

Asmir Begovic will leave Stoke City this summer after the 27-year-old goalkeeper failed to reach an agreement over a new deal after he asked to be the club's best paid player. Stoke are ready to trigger an £8m chase for the Bosnian by allowing him to leave in the summer. (Telegraph)

West Ham will decide on manager Sam Allardyce's future at the end of the season with Napoli boss Rafa Benitez, former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup and former player and Besiktas coach Slaven Bilic possible targets. (Guardian)

Hull City's name change saga is set to rumble on through the summer after a Football Association vote on the issue was shelved until at least July. (Hull Daily Mail)

Everton are on the lookout for a new goal threat this summer - but 25-year-old QPR striker Charlie Austin is not among their targets. (Liverpool Echo)

Celtic's Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, 23, a target for Sunderland, admits he would consider leaving the Scottish champions this summer. (Sunderland Echo)

North East rivals Newcastle are also keen on Van Dijk and his Belgian defensive partner Jason Denayer, 19, who is on loan at Celtic from Manchester City. (Daily Star)

Everton defender Phil Jagielka, 32, has labelled 34-year-old John Terry an inspiration after the Chelsea captain's fine season at Stamford Bridge. (Talksport)

Best of social media

Hull City midfielder Robert Snodgrass might be worth a follow on social media if you ever want to have a flutter on the outcome of matches. The Scotland international nailed his prediction for Champions League semi-final second leg between Bayern and Barcelona in a tweet sent before kick-off.

Robert Snodgrass on Twitter

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was full of praise for Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen after the German pulled off a remarkable stop during Tuesday's night's match, tweeting: "What a save! And credit from the commentators too! It must be good! Haha."

Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has not exactly enjoyed a productive season at Manchester City, featuring in just nine league games, so it's good that he has a few sidelines - such as posing for a photoshoot in Paris.

Bacary Sagna

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere had a message for fans of the club after he made his first outing at Emirates Stadium in six months during Monday night's defeat to Swansea: "So happy to be back on the pitch at The Emirates thanks to all the fans for giving me a warm welcome back!!" he wrote.

And finally

Jack Grealish's meteoric rise at Aston Villa is to be immortalised by author Lee Child in a future instalment of his best-selling Jack Reacher novels. The surname of Grealish, 19, will feature in Child's 21st Reacher story, due for release next year. "It's a great name - and he's a great kid," said Villa fan Child, who has weaved the names of 20 past and present Villa players into his books. (Birmingham Mail)

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez played a trick on his team-mate Santi Cazorla by stealing his suitcase. (Metro)

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