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Chelsea rejected a £90m offer from Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian for striker Diego Costa in January. The bid would have made Costa, 28, the second most expensive player in the world behind Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 23. (SFR Sport, via Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero wants to join Spanish side Real Madrid, but the 28-year-old would cost more than £60m. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, 21, will reject a move to Barcelona in favour of joining Manchester City. (Don Balon, via Daily Star)external-link

AC Milan will revive their interest in Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas, 29, this summer. The midfielder was strongly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in January. (Calciomercato, via Metro)external-link

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The Times leads with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and how he has proved his doubters wrong since joining Manchester United

Former Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink is willing to consider taking the Leicester City job, with further talks planned between his representative and the Premier League champions. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Or, Hiddink is reluctant about taking the Leicester job, which could mean caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare gets it on a permanent basis. (Guardian)external-link

Nantes manager Sergio Conceicao has turned down the opportunity to become Leicester manager. (Goal)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says player power is not to blame for Claudio Ranieri's sacking by the Foxes. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Jose Mourinho wants to bring in two or three players in the summer summer to take the 'next step' with Manchester United. (Irish Independent)external-link

Everton are set to make a £28m bid for Burnley defender Michael Keane. The 24-year-old, who is also a target for Chelsea, scored in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Hull City. (Sun)external-link

Southampton manager Claude Puel called for the introduction of video technology after a Manolo Gabbiadini goal was disallowed for offside during Sunday's EFL Cup final against Manchester United. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Saints legend Matt le Tissier said the decision to disallow Gabbiadini's effort was "disgusting". (Sky Sports)external-link

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin says Great Britain could struggle to host showpiece European games if Brexit makes it harder for players and fans to enter the country. (New York Times)external-link

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Sasa Curcic believes the Eagles' new signing Luka Milivojevic is the Premier League's next Luka Modric. (Croydon Advertiser)external-link

Daily Star
The Daily Star says Jose Mourinho wants to give Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract after his heroics in Sunday's EFL Cup final

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Roberto Mancini, one of the favourites to replace Claudio Ranieri as Leicester manager, seemed unfazed by the speculation as he appeared on the Italian equivalent of Strictly Come Dancing. (Daily Mail)external-link

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas told his team-mates to stop talking to him when he was struggling for first-team football earlier this season. (Daily Express)external-link

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been praised for his "great human gesture" in writing to a former Bundesliga referee who was struggling with depression. Babak Rafati said the then Bayern Munich player wrote to him following a suicide attempt which led to him quitting the game. (Swiss magazine Blick - in German)external-link

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