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Barcelona are in discussions with striker Pedro, 26, over a new contract after reports that the Manchester United and Liverpool target could be tempted with a move away from the Catalan club this summer.

Pedro’s buyout clause will remain at €150m but the Spain international will see an improvement in terms and he is not a player considered for sale this summer.

However, the report adds that if an interested party makes a substantial offer to the Camp Nou hierarchy for Pedro’s services, he could be allowed to leave.

Full story: Talksport 

Manchester United manager David Moyes will bid £30m to sign Southampton pair Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw. Central midfielder Lallana, 25, and left-back Shaw, 18, both played for England last week.

Adam Lallana

Full story: Daily Express 

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says striker Sergio Aguero will not be sold during the summer at any price. The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Spain, with Barcelona and Real Madrid wanting to sign the Argentine.

Full story: Manchester Evening News 

Tottenham will sign France centre-half Jeremy Mathieu, 30, from Spanish side Valencia if Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen, 26, leaves White Hart Lane this summer.

Full story: Daily Star 

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk, 22, will be playing in the Premier League next season, according to his agent Henk-Maarten Chin – with Manchester United and Manchester City believed to be among the clubs scouting him.

Full story: The Scotsman 

Newcastle may be able to sign French striker Loic Remy, 27, on a cheap deal because of QPR’s financial problems.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle 

Manchester United will sign 16-year-old attacking midfielder Dimitri Oberlin Mfomo when his current deal at Swiss side FC Zurich expires at the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Full-back Bacary Sagna, 31, wants to stay at Arsenal – but they will have to double his wages to £120,000 a week, hand him a £6m signing-on fee and a testimonial.

Full story: Daily Star 

Southampton are planning a £2m bid for Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella, 31, to replace Italy team-mate Dani Osvaldo, who went out on loan to the Turin club after head-butting team-mate Jose Fonte in training.

Full story: Daily Mirror  

West Brom boss Pepe Mel says he is still the right man for the job despite taking just four points from seven games in charge.

Full story: Birmingham Mail 

Charlton boss Chris Powell could become the next QPR manager if Harry Redknapp leaves at the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre admits qualifying for the Champions League will help the club become a financial force again after the latest accounts showed losses of nearly £50m.

Full story: Liverpool Echo 

Manchester United are set to be handed a major financial boost with the announcement of a new 10-year world-record kit deal with Nike worth £600m.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Michael Laudrup
Tim Sherwood admits his future as Tottenham manager is in doubt following his side’s 4-0 thrashing at Chelsea. Ex-Swansea boss Michael Laudrup (above), 49, and Dutchman Louis van Gaal, 62, could replace him.

Full story: Daily Express 

Sherwood has ruled out staying on as assistant manager if he is replaced in the summer.

Full story: Independent 

Former Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov scored a penalty as he played for only the second time since being diagnosed with leukaemia in March 2012. The 34-year-old figured in a charity match at the weekend.

Full story: Birmingham Mail 

Ex-Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann says watching runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich is “a little bit boring”.

Full story: London Evening Standard 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Lukasz Fabianski, 28, will keep his place in goal for the FA Cup semi-final meeting with Wigan at Wembley next month. The Pole, who has turned down a new contract, has played throughout this season’s competition.

Full story: Times (subscription required) 

Newcastle United skipper Fabricio Coloccini, 33, is likely to make the trip to Fulham on Saturday after an enforced trip to Argentina to attend a family funeral.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle 

Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are chasing Cagliari’s Italian defender Davide Astori, 27, who is valued at around £9m.

Full story: Bild (in German) 

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 20, is attracting a lot of interest from Europe’s top clubs, but the French international midfielder is only interested in playing for Turin club.

Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian) 

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 21, who is on loan at La Liga side Atletico Madrid, has a verbal agreement to join Real Madrid.

Full story: AS (in Spanish) 

Barcelona have entered a “period of utter bewilderment” after the Catalan club fell four points behind leaders Real Madrid in La Liga after a 1-0 defeat at Real Valladolid on Saturday.

Full story: Marca (in Spanish) 

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez insists the club is close to his heart and and claims his three-year-old daughter Delfina knows all the words to the Kop anthem, You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Full story: Daily Star 

Werder Bremen midfielder Aaron Hunt, 27, owned up to diving and convinced the referee to overturn a penalty decision during his side’s Bundesliga game against Nuremberg. Bremen won the match 2-0.

Full story: Metro 

Leeds players were called “chickens” by the club’s owner-in-waiting Massimo Cellino following their 5-1 defeat at home to Bolton on Saturday.

Full story: Daily Express 

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