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Former England manager Roy Hodgson has held talks with Leicester City over their vacant managerial position. (Daily Mail)external-link

Caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare will meet Leicester's owners on Wednesday, with the Foxes players backing Claudio Ranieri's former assistant for the job full-time. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Full-back Danny Simpson, 30, has praised Shakespeare, describing him as a "top coach". (Talksport)external-link

Everton are ready to offer Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney, 31, the chance to return to the club, says manager Ronald Koeman.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

Wednesday's Sun back page focuses on Roy Hodgson's link with the vacant Leicester job
Wednesday's Sun back page focuses on Roy Hodgson's link with the vacant Leicester job

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will decide on 27-year-old striker Daniel Sturridge's future in the summer.(Guardian) external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said his job is on the line if his side do not improve their form. The Reds have lost five of their past seven matches. (Independent)external-link

Klopp will send scouts to watch 19-year-old Juventus striker Francesco Cassata with a view to an £8.5m move. (Il Bianco Nero - in Italian)external-link

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, will leave in the summer and return to Spain. The Chile international has been left frustrated by the Gunners' lack of progress this season.(Daily Star)external-link

Chelsea have made a £34m bid for Real Madrid and Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 24.(Diario Gol - in Spanish)external-link

The Blues are preparing to sell Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, 23, in the summer. Batshuayi joined Chelsea last summer for £33m from Marseille.(Daily Mirror)external-link

And manager Antonio Conte may struggle to keep Spain striker Diego Costa amid interest from China which could see the 28-year-old earn £38m a year.(Sun)external-link

Daily Telegraph
Wednesday's Daily Telegraph back page leads on Newcastle's win at Brighton and also references Hodgson

Manchester City full-back Gael Clichy, 31, wants to continue playing in the Premier League after his contract ends in June. The Blues are not planning to extend the Frenchman's deal. (Sun)external-link

Juventus have turned down a £25m bid from Arsenal for Italy centre-back Daniele Rugani, 22. (Calciomercato)external-link

Manchester City are interested in Benfica and Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 22. Manchester United are planning to bid for him in July. (Talksport)external-link

City expect Europe's big teams to start bidding for Sergio Aguero this summer. But any prospective buyer would have to come up with a near world-record fee for the 28-year-old Argentina striker. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

West Ham gave an agent the authority to try to sell striker Andy Carroll, 28, to a Chinese Super League club before Tuesday's transfer deadline in the country. (Times)external-link

The Irons have turned down three bids from China for Carroll. (Evening Standard)external-link

Meanwhile, the Hammers are expecting to sign Saint-Etienne right-back Kevin Malcuit, 25, for £10m in the summer. (Sky Sports)external-link

Daily Mirror
The Daily Mirror focuses on potential moves for Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Joe Hart

Leicester are monitoring Norway and FC Basel winger Mohamed Elyounoussi, 22, as they prepare to lose several key players in the summer. (ESPN)external-link

Southampton are preparing a bid for Leeds and Sweden defender Pontus Jansson, 26.(Daily Express)external-link

Romelu Lukaku's agent is in talks with Everton about extending the Belgium striker's deal. Lukaku, 23, is under contract until 2019.(Liverpool Echo)external-link

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Manchester United will pay for their fans' visas when the side travel to Russia to play FC Rostov in the Europa League. The club have said they will refund the £118.20 processing fee for 500 travelling supporters. (Daily Mail)external-link

West Ham have had some problems with the London Stadium, but the former Olympic venue has been placed on the shortlist for Stadium of the Year. (Independent)external-link

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