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Manchester United's Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, will be offered £5m a season to become the face of new Major League Soccer club Los Angeles FC, with the option of an immediate loan back to United - or another European club - for the first half of next season. (Daily Mail)external-link

Paris St-Germain's Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier, 24, has told Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho he wants to play for the Old Trafford club. (L'Equipe, in French)external-link

Real Madrid will bid £60m - nearly double the world record fee for a goalkeeper - to sign Manchester United's Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, 26, this summer. (Sun)external-link

Meanwhile, Real Madrid and Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 24, has alerted Chelsea by reportedly growing frustrated at a lack of game time in Spain. (Diario Gol, in Spanish)external-link

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reportedly turned down the chance to sign midfielders N'Golo Kante, 26, who is now with league leaders Chelsea, and Thomas Lemar, 21, now with Monaco, for a combined £12.6m only two years ago. (Sun)external-link

Chelsea fear that a fresh £650,000-a-week offer from China has turned the head of 28-year-old Spain striker Diego Costa. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Liverpool are prepared to play midfielder Emre Can, 23, until the end of his contract, regardless of whether the Germany international commits to a new deal this summer. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Captain Troy Deeney says he has been "linked with everyone" but could leave Watford this summer "if they want to get rid of me", with West Brom eyeing a £20m move for the 28-year-old English striker. (Daily Star)external-link

Claudio Ranieri says he is ready to return to management, two months after he was sacked by Leicester. (BT Sport)external-link

Up to 16 players could leave Sunderland this summer, with the Black Cats looking destined for relegation to the Championship. (Daily Star)external-link

Everton's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku has told friends he wants to rejoin Chelsea this summer, with the Toffees having put a £100m price tag on the 23-year-old. (Sun)external-link

Having been been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, Lukaku has now revealed he subscribes to their clubs' TV channels.(Sport via Manchester Evening News)external-link

Fit-again goalkeeper Jack Butland, 24, is targeting an imminent comeback with England as well as Stoke City.(Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Tottenham are interested in a £30m move for Bayern Munich's Brazil winger Douglas Costa, 26.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Spurs are ready to enter the bidding for Burnley's 24-year-old England defender Michael Keane, which could boost Manchester United's hopes of landing Tottenham's England midfielder Eric Dier, 23.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

Fulham's English left-back Ryan Sessegnon will sign a professional contract with the Championship club when he turns 17 next month.(Daily Mail)external-link

Southampton want to sign Iceland playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, from Swansea and Leeds' Sweden defender Pontus Jansson, 26.(NBC) external-link

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US President Donald Trump's 11-year-old son Barron appears to be an Arsenal fan. (Evening Standard)external-link

Burnley defender James Tarkowski has spent two days, one hour and 32 minutes on the bench this season - the most in the Premier League. In fact nobody has sat on the bench for longer than him in Europe's top five leagues this season, (Bwin)external-link

Stoke striker Peter Crouch, 36, partied at a Kasabian gig on Tuesday night, but he had to wait for the band - who are Leicester supporters - to take to the stage as they did not start the show until after the Foxes' Champions League tie.(Daily Mail)external-link

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