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Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 29, will not be leaving Barcelona, according to his father, with talks under way over a new contract. (Sun)

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 24, is already planning his summer move to Real Madrid.(Sun)

The Blues want £12m from Bournemouth for another goalkeeper, 29-year-old Asmir Begovic.(Daily Mirror)

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Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has opened the door for Antoine Griezmann, 25, to leave the club in the summer. Manchester United are one of the few clubs able and prepared to meet the France forward's release clause of 100m euros (£86m).(Daily Telegraph)

Manchester City have set a record transfer fee for a 13-year-old by paying Southend United £175,000 for defender Finley Burns. (Times - subscription required)

Midfielder Lucas Leiva has cast doubt over his future at Liverpool, with Inter Milan one of the clubs linked with the 30-year-old. (Daily Express)

The Reds could face competition from Barcelona for 21-year-old Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, who has been a long-term target of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. (Daily Star)

Crystal Palace have failed to agree personal terms with Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson, 24, following lengthy talks with the player and his representative. (Guardian)

Manager Slaven Bilic says West Ham will not sell 29-year-old French midfielder Dimitri Payet to Marseille on the cheap. (Times - subscription required)

Payet's departure seems inevitable. His car was vandalised outside his home, and he has been deleted from the WhatsApp group of senior players. (Daily Mail)

The Hammers have agreed an £8m fee with Southampton for unsettled 33-year-old defender Jose Fonte. (ESPN)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is unsure if 34-year-old defender Phil Jagielka, who has been linked with Sunderland, will be at the club beyond this month. (Daily Express)

Koeman, meanwhile, has ended his interest in Algeria and Standard Liege striker Ishak Belfodil, 25. (Guardian)

Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa, 30, has asked for a transfer. (Sky Sports)

Foxes defender Luis Hernandez, 27, is expected to join Malaga on loan. (eldesmarque.com)

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The Daily Mirror says Manchester City's new signing Gabriel Jesus wants to "put the heat" on Sergio Aguero and David Silva

Manchester United winger Ashley Young, 31, is considering a move to the Chinese Super League, with Shandong Luneng willing to offer him £16m net in salary. (Daily Mirror)

Vincent Janssen's agent says the 22-year-old forward turned down interest from Galatasaray to fight for his place at Tottenham. (Omroep Brabant)

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has welcomed rumours of Chelsea's interest in 20-year-old Spanish winger Adama Traore. (Evening Standard)

Newcastle United are interested in re-signing Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend, 25, on loan. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola has confirmed 30-year-old defender Jonathan Spector is leaving the club. (Birmingham Mail)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes India will follow China in trying to lure stars from European football. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is not sure Manchester City are out of the Premier League title race, despite City boss Pep Guardiola indicating they are. (Daily Star)

Pochettino is also "concerned" over the hip injury that has kept 24-year-old playmaker Erik Lamela out for the past three months. (Daily Telegraph)

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