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Chelsea are losing patience with Diego Costa and could sell the Spain striker in the summer as he wants a significant increase on his £150,000-a-week salary. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Costa remains a £620,000-a-week net target for Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian, who tried to sign the 28-year-old in January. (Daily Mail)external-link

Jack Wilshere will be offered a new Arsenal contract despite the 25-year-old midfielder suffering a fractured leg on loan at Bournemouth. The England international's current deal runs out at the end of next season. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United should try to include Wales forward Gareth Bale, 27, in a deal if La Liga leaders Real Madrid attempt to sign their 26-year-old Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, says former United assistant boss Rene Meulensteen. (Talksport)external-link

Real Madrid have rejected a £50m bid from Liverpool for 21-year-old Spain attacking midfielder Marcos Asensio. (AS)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident the Gunners will win the race to sign Schalke's Bosnia-Herzegovina left-back Sead Kolasinac, 23. (Daily Mirror)external-link

However, Wenger is upset at the lack of public support he has received from the club during the Gunners' struggles this season. (Times - subscription required)external-link

A mystery illness has put Chelsea defender Gary Cahill in hospital for two days, according to Friday's Daily Telegraph
A mystery illness has put Chelsea defender Gary Cahill in hospital for two days, according to Friday's Daily Telegraph

Manchester City may have to pay a world record fee for a defender if they are to succeed in their efforts to sign Juventus and Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, 29.(Telegraph)external-link

Everton are ready to match Burnley's £25m asking price for 24-year-old England centre-back Michael Keane. (Daily Express)external-link

Alternatively, the Toffees will sign Keane for £20m, despite interest in the Clarets defender from Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Manchester City's 19-year-old Turkish striker Enes Unal is wanted by Italian club Lazio after scoring 17 goals on loan at FC Twente. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson, 25, is wanted by newly promoted Brighton - as well as Newcastle United - in the summer. Jenkinson has been told he can leave the Gunners after six years with the club. (Daily Mirror)external-link

West Brom fans do not think the club should sign 36-year-old former England defender John Terry when he leaves Chelsea. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Meanwhile, West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is not ruling out a move for former Hammers youth player Terry. (Daily Star)external-link

Chelsea's preparations for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham have been severely disrupted by their England defender Gary Cahill, 31, spending two nights in hospital with a mystery illness. (Telegraph)external-link

Cahill's absence could pave the way for club captain Terry to make a rare start at Wembley just days after it was announced he was leaving the Blues. (Sun)external-link

Manchester City and Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus, 20, could return for Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal at Wembley after recovering from a broken foot quicker than expected. (Daily Star)external-link

Meanwhile, City boss Pep Guardiola wants the club to improve the atmosphere at Etihad Stadium as he misses the pressure of managing in Spain and Germany. (Daily Mail)external-link

Barcelona forward Neymar will have to present his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in his last chance to appear in Sunday's El Clasico against Real Madrid after the Spanish Appeals Committee rejected his bid to overturn his three-game ban. (Marca)external-link

Reading must keep hold of boss Jaap Stam, says defender Chris Gunter. Former Manchester United defender Stam, 44, has yet to be offered an extension to his contract despite the Championship club's promotion push. (Reading Chronicle) external-link

Ipswich Town will lose a "few players" in the summer and rebuild, says boss Mick McCarthy. The Tractor Boys have failed to mount a play-off challenge in the Championship this season. (East Anglian Daily Times)external-link

Coventry City fans want chairman Tim Fisher to resign following the club's relegation to League Two.(Coventry Telegraph)external-link

Best of social media

Midfielder David Meyler puts on a brave face as he faces up to missing Hull City's battle for Premier League survival with a knee injury. "Back up to Hull now to begin my rehab," he wrote on Twitter. external-link

Hull's David Meyler on Twitter
Beware the wounded Tiger. Hull's David Meyler posted this picture on Twitter.

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright posted the picture below on Twitter from a charity golf day hosted by Watford striker Troy Deeney.

Thumbs up from strikers past and present - Ian Wright and Troy Deeney
Thumbs up from strikers past and present - Ian Wright and Troy Deeney

Southampton's ex-Hungerford Town and Poole Town forward Charlie Austin is disappointed the two non-League clubs have been told they cannot win promotion because of ground gradings. "Honestly got to feel sorry for both my old clubs @PooleTownFC @HungerfordTown but I'm sure you'll be back next season having a right go," wrote Austin on Twitter.external-link

And finally

Anderlecht prepared for Thursday's Europa League quarter-final against Manchester United at Old Trafford by training in a city centre park. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

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