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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is considering a summer move for Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, 22, who is also wanted by Manchester United.(Daily Mirror)

West Ham have rejected a third offer from Marseille, worth about £22.5m, for their France attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet, 29. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool have opened contract talks with Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 24, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to reward Coutinho, who signed a five-year contract in February 2015. (Times - subscription required)

England captain Wayne Rooney, 31, has no intention of leaving Manchester United to earn more money in China. (Daily Star)

Paris St-Germain are set to sign Benfica's 20-year-old winger Goncalo Guedes, who has also been linked with Manchester United. (Bein Sports - in French)

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Crystal Palace are close to agreeing a £12m deal to sign Sunderland's 26-year-old Netherlands left-back Patrick van Aanholt. (Guardian)

The Black Cats have offered former Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott a short-team deal after the 34-year-old was released by AEK Athens. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea players have told manager Antonio Conte to sign Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, should their 24-year-old Belgium international Thibaut Courtois leave this summer. Hart is on a season-long loan at Italian side Torino.(Sun)

The Blues will not sell 29-year-old back-up goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth unless a suitable replacement can be found. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea have rejected an opening offer of £10m from Bournemouth for Begovic, but the Premier League leaders are sympathetic to his desire to feature more. (Guardian)

Middlesbrough have rejected a bid from a Chinese consortium to buy a 50% stake in the club worth about £50m. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham are considering making a bid for Inter Milan's 28-year-old Italy defender Andrea Ranocchia. (Evening Standard)

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Aston Villa want to sell 30-year-old Scotland striker Ross McCormack, who has been ordered to train with the Championship club's under-23s as punishment for repeatedly missing training. (Daily Telegraph)

Villa are close to completing a £6m double deal for Barnsley's 25-year-old midfielder Conor Hourihane and 19-year-old full-back James Bree. (Daily Star)

Sheffield Wednesday will bid £8m for Middlesbrough's 25-year-old Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes, also a target for Villa, but Boro are holding out for £12m. (Sun)

Newcastle are keen to sign Swansea's Gambia winger Modou Barrow, 24, on loan for the rest of the season. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Birmingham's USA defender Jonathan Spector, 30, is close to agreeing a move to Major League Soccer, with Orlando City his most likely destination. (Birmingham Mail)

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Spain's Supreme Court has rejected a 6m euro (£5.1m) compensation claim brought by Real Madrid after a Catalan TV documentary depicted defender Pepe as Dr Hannibal Lecter and other Real players as wild animals. (AS)

Tottenham forward Erik Lamela, 24, is struggling to get over the death of his dog, Simba. Lamela shared pictures of himself with his pet on social media and spoke fondly of his dog on Spurs' official website. (Daily Telegraph)

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