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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, 64, could quit Old Trafford this summer - one year before his contract expires. (Daily Mirror)

Everton will demand that Manchester United pay £65m if they want to sign their 22-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku. (Sun)

The Mirror reports that Louis van Gaal could leave before the end of his contract

Chelsea are struggling to persuade Shakhtar Donetsk to part with £30m midfield target Alex Teixeira, 26. (Daily Star)

Tottenham want to sign Coventry City midfielder James Maddison and may then loan the 19-year-old back to the League One side. (Independent)

Tottenham have made a £23m bid for Atletico Madrid's 29-year-old Colombia striker Jackson Martinez. (Marca, via Daily Express)

West Ham are set to make an £18m offer for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 26, as Reds boss Jurgen Klopp looks to have decided to cash in on the player. (Brentwood Gazette)

Klopp is considering a bid for Bayer Leverkusen's 27-year-old striker Javier Hernandez. (Calciomercato, via Metro)

The Liverpool boss also says Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 25, has got a future at Anfield. (Daily Star)

Chelsea are monitoring Watford striker Odion Ighalo, 26, for a potential summer move, with Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy, both 29, set to leave. (Daily Mirror)

AC Milan will have to pay £20m if they want to sign Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 28, from Manchester United. (Daily Express)

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Christian Benteke has a future at Liverpool, according to Jurgen Klopp in the Star

West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, and Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, 24, remain Newcastle's top transfer targets, but both deals are proving complicated. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Cheick Tiote's proposed move from Newcastle United to Shanghai Shenhua is on the verge of falling through, with the Chinese club unwilling to meet the 29-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder's £60,000-a-week wage demands. (Guardian)

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, will listen to "every offer" in the summer as he looks set to leave the Etihad. (Sun)

The agent for West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang, 23, says the Spaniard is happy to stay at the Premier League club, despite a lack of games and interest from Serie A side Napoli. (Talksport)

Liverpool have held talks with Italian champions Juventus about signing striker Alvaro Morata, 23, for around £45m. (Gazzetta World).

West Ham are hoping to sign Reading defender Jake Cooper, 20, to follow the capture of Leeds full-back Sam Byram, 22. (The Times - subscription required)

Monaco may look to recall injured striker Radamel Falcao, 29, from his loan spell at Chelsea, who are still considering a move for Brazil forward Pato, 26, from Corinthians or AC Milan's Colombia international Carlos Bacca, 29. (Daily Telegraph)

Aston Villa are interested in a £4.9m move for Hadjuk Split's Croatia goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic, 25. (Daily Mail)

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Balotelli tattoo

Liverpool striker, Mario Balotelli, currently on loan at AC Milan, commented on Instagram after a devoted fan posted an image of his new tattoo that is a tribute to the 26-year-old Italy international. He wrote: "THANK YOU for the support but don't you think is a bit crazy?"

Bognor Regis took a novel approach to dealing with a frozen pitch, opting to have six cars with their engines running on the solid surface in an effort to thaw it out, as this tweet by their opponents Altrincham FC shows. To their credit, it worked.


And finally

Can Lionel Messi, 28, do it on a wet Wednesday night in Stoke? The Barcelona forward apparently thinks he can. (Daily Mail)

Olympic sprinter and Manchester United fan Usain Bolt, 29, has revealed he would be reluctant to play for the Red Devils under current manager Louis van Gaal. (London Evening Standard)

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