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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, and Chelsea counterpart Thibaut Courtois, 24, are vying to be Real Madrid's number one, with both tempted by the chance to return to the Spanish capital. (Sun)

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has refused to rule out taking over from Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss in the summer. (Daily Express)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will discuss a 12-month extension to his three-year deal at the end of the season. (Sun)

Arsenal are interested in Manchester City's England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, as they consider replacements for 34-year-old Petr Cech. (Daily Mail)

Wenger is planning to drop Cech for Saturday's Premier League visit of Hull. (Daily Star)

Thursday's Sun
The potential goalkeeping battle at Real Madrid features in Thursday's Sun

Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij, 25, has not ruled out staying at Lazio beyond the summer, despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United. (Talksport)

Jack Wilshere faces an uncertain future, with Bournemouth unlikely to bid to sign the 25-year-old midfielder permanently at the end of the season and Arsenal not planning to offer him any playing guarantees on his return. (Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, may be better off leaving the club and joining Bayern Munich if he wants to win major titles, according to former Germany midfielder Michael Ballack. (Daily Mail)

England midfielder Adam Lallana, 28, will become the latest Liverpool player to commit his future to the club by signing a new four-year contract worth £150,000 a week. (Telegraph)

Atletico Madrid's president has dismissed reports linking 25-year-old striker Antoine Griezmann with Manchester United, calling the 20-time English champions a "small team". (Sky Sports)

French champions Paris St-Germain remain confident they will be able to tempt Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, 28, to the French capital this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, is ready to turn down Manchester City and Liverpool and stay at St Mary's beyond the end of the season. (Daily Star)

Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 28, says Manchester United was not his dream club. (Bild via Daily Express)

Thursday's Daily Telegraph
Thursday's Daily Telegraph focuses on Leicester's FA Cup replay victory

Spurs winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, 21, who has failed to make an impact at White Hart Lane, is a summer target for former club Nantes. (Daily Mirror)

Hull striker Abel Hernandez, 26, is attracting interest from Everton, West Brom and three Chinese Super League clubs, his agent claims. (Tuttosport via Hull Daily Mail)

Arsenal have seen off competition from Chelsea and Liverpool to sign 13-year-old Nigerian prospect Lateef Omidiji Jr, who is at Sparta Rotterdam's academy. (All Nigeria Soccer)

Crystal Palace are still waiting for 25-year-old midfielder Luka Milivojevic to finalise a visa - one week after his move from Olympiakos. (Evening Standard)

Borussia Monchengladbach want to keep Chelsea's Danish centre-back Andreas Christensen, 20, who has been on loan at the German club for 18 months. Monchengladbach are also poised to make a summer bid for English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 21. (Daily Express)

Liverpool are lining up a move for Middlesbrough's Uruguay midfielder Gaston Ramirez, 26. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Rafael Benitez is still interested in taking England and Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend back to Newcastle United, 25, in the summer. (Northern Echo)

Spain midfielder Ander Herrera, 27, insists he wants to stay at Manchester United - but he has revealed he is yet to open negotiations with the club over a new contract. (Manchester Evening News)

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And finally

Manchester United pair Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic met their match when they were asked to cut a giant block of cheese during a sponsor event at Old Trafford. (Daily Star)

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and one of the world's richest men, was offered the chance to buy Liverpool - but he did not respond. (Sky Sports)

Five-weight boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather has asked to meet Premier League champions Leicester City when he visits England in March. (Goal)

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