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West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic, 48, is fighting to save his job after five successive league defeats which have left the Hammers five points above the relegation zone. (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale and some of his team-mates want out-of-form Cristiano Ronaldo dropped for the side's game against Atletico Madrid on Saturday. (Don Balon, in Spanish)

The back page of Saturday's Daily Mirror features Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says his first season as a Premier League manager has not been in a success, according to Saturday's Daily Mirror

Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina, 28, wants to leave Arsenal and could join Fenerbahce for £6m, according to reports in Turkey. (Sun)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte does not expect Andrea Pirlo, 37, to join his coaching staff in the summer after indicating the Italy legend, currently with New York City, wants to continue playing. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, Conte had a visitor at the club's Cobham training ground before Saturday's trip to Bournemouth, with ex-Leicester and Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri meeting his fellow Italian. (Daily Mirror)

Ranieri changed the menu in his time at Leicester from chicken burgers and potato wedges to sweet potato and pasta but Foxes defender Danny Simpson, 30, said: "I understand his point but the lads liked what we were used to." (Times - subscription required)

Boss Eddie Howe admits Bournemouth have "missed" on-loan Chelsea defender Nathan Ake, 22, who was recalled by the Blues in January, but insists he has "no problem" over the defender's return to his parent club. (Daily Echo)

Sunderland boss David Moyes, 53, wants the chance to rebuild the club if the Premier League's bottom team is relegated.(Daily Telegraph)

Saturday's Times sport section
Arsenal feature in the Times' sport section, which is dominated by golf's Masters

After Liverpool were banned from signing academy players after approaching a 12-year-old registered with Stoke, the player in question could now join their Merseyside rivals Everton.(Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, Stoke will have to pay Liverpool £500,000 if they finish in the Premier League top 10 as part of the deal which saw the Potters sign midfielder Joe Allen, 27, from the Reds last July.(Daily Telegraph)

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Chinese owners want promotion to the Premier League in the next two years. (Express & Star)

Watford have no interest in replacing head coach Walter Mazzarri, 55, in the summer, despite reports that the Italian's position is in doubt. (Watford Observer)

Tottenham's Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 28, says Spurs have not given up on winning the Premier League title - and believes they can do "something special". (Talksport)

Hull City's Portuguese boss Marco Silva, 39, says there has been no talks regarding his long-term future with the club. The Tigers have won five out of his 11 Premier League games in charge. (Hull Daily Mail)

Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens, 27, who was wanted by Burnley last year and is out of contract this summer, will wait until the end of the season to decide his future. (The Argus)

Birmingham City boss Gianfranco Zola hopes to re-sign Arsenal's Polish defender Krystian Bielik next season after the 19-year-old's impressive form since joining on loan in January. (Birmingham Mail)

The back page of Saturday's Daily Star features Tottenham striker Harry Kane
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is being hurried back to join his side's title charge, says Saturday's Daily Star

Former West Brom boss Alan Irvine, 58, is to remain interim boss of Norwich City until the end of the season. (Norwich Evening News)

Fans of League One Coventry City and Charlton Athletic are set to stage a joint protest against the owners of their respective clubs when the two teams meet on 14 April.(Coventry Telegraph)

Leyton Orient's club doctor has resigned after allegedly not being paid by League Two's bottom club. (London Evening Standard)

Arsenal players will miss out on bonuses worth £5m if they fail to qualify for the Champions League. (Times - subscription required)

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Boss Jurgen Klopp has picked out 'The Last Samuri' in Liverpool's sweepstake for Saturday's Grand National horse race. (Liverpool Echo)

Around 200 Ipswich Town fans, including former midfielders Jason Dozzell and Adam Tanner, will arrive for their team's Championship game at Fulham on Saturday on board a boat. (East Anglian Daily Times)

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