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Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe, 34, has begun talks with Bournemouth over a possible transfer. (Guardian)

Defoe could join the Premier League side on a free transfer after West Ham, who bid £6m for the England forward in the winter, ended their interest. (Daily Telegraph)

Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker, 26, is wanted by Chelsea and Bayern Munich, who have joined Manchester City in the race to sign the England defender. (Sun)

Everton have agreed a £25m deal with Swansea for midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, but the Iceland player wants more than £120,000 a week to sign. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal have opened talks with Belgian club KAS Eupen over signing 19-year-old Nigerian Henry Onyekuru. Everton, Southampton and West Brom are also interested in the striker. (Sky Sports)

Despite resigning, David Moyes will play a role in finding his replacement as manager of relegated Sunderland. (Daily Star)

Chelsea will begin negotiations this week with Monaco over France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22. (Daily Mail)

Blues boss Antonio Conte has made signing Everton and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 24, a priority in the summer, before a move for Spain and Real Madrid player Alvaro Morata, 24. (Evening Standard)

Daily Telegraph
The back page of Tuesday's Daily Telegraph has more on the background to David Moyes' Sunderland departure

Atletico Madrid are monitoring Chelsea striker Diego Costa, despite the 28-year-old being heavily linked with a move to Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian. (Daily Telegraph)

But Conte is pleading with the Chelsea board to offer a deal to keep Spain player at the club. (Sun)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is open to offers for England defender Chris Smalling, 27. (ESPN)

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 24, has told worried fans he sees his long-term future at the club. (Daily Mirror)

Atletico Madrid want to sign Monaco and Brazil player Fabinho. Manchester City are also rumoured to be interested in the 23-year-old, who can play at right-back or in midfield. (Marca)

Watford are targeting former Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt to take over as manager following Walter Mazzarri's exit from the club.(Independent)

Everton have delayed issuing a statement on England midfielder Ross Barkley's future at the club. Manager Ronald Koeman held talks with the club's board about the 23-year-old. (Liverpool Echo)

Meanwhile the Toffees are set to lose out to Atletico Madrid in their bid to sign Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez, 21.(Independent)

Daily Express
The back page of Thursday's Daily Express says David Moyes will help pick his Sunderland successor

Manchester City are leading the race to sign Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez and are reportedly ready to pay around £50m for the 28-year-old. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United have made an offer that "cannot be refused" for Monaco's 22-year-old midfielder Bernardo Silva. (France Football, via Daily Express)

West Ham are lining up a loan move for Chelsea and Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi. The 23-year-old made just one Premier League start for the champions. (ESPN)

But the Hammers could have competition from newly promoted Newcastle as manager Rafael Benitez also wants Batshuayi on loan. (Daily Mirror)

Gael Clichy has said he will leave Manchester City next month. The former Arsenal and France left-back, 31, has been with the club for six years. (Daily Mail)

Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, 33, will stay at Atletico Madrid for another year and could be first choice if the club's transfer ban is not lifted. (AS)

Former Manchester United youth coach Paul McGuiness believes Red Devils midfielder Angel Gomes, 16, has the potential to become a world-class player.(BBC Radio 5 live)

Liverpool midfielder James Milner says those seeking an Anfield move solely because of Champions League football are 'disrespecting' the club. The Merseyside team are planning to spend more than £100m this summer. (Daily Telegraph)

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