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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has identified Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, as his summer transfer priorities. (Mirror)external-link

And the Blues boss has been handed a huge transfer boost as Napoli's Club president says £60m-rated defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 25, can join the London club in the summer. (Express)external-link

Manchester City have the upper hand over Manchester United in the race to sign Monaco's 22-year-old left-back Benjamin Mendy. (Daily Star)external-link

Aaron Ramsey says Arsenal want to win the FA Cup for Arsene Wenger after admitting that he and his team-mates let their manager down in the Premier League this season. (Evening Standard)external-link

And Gunners boss Wenger has insisted that striker Alexis Sanchez, 28, will be at the club next season. (Sun)external-link

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Manchester United fear midfielder Paul Pogba, 24, will miss Thursday's league match at Manchester City after he hobbled off injured at the end of Sunday's 2-0 win over Burnley. (Daily Mail)external-link

Antoine Griezmann's adviser says Manchester United have shown the most concrete interest in Atletico Madrid's 26-year-old forward. (TF1 - in French)external-link

Former Chelsea assistant manager Henk ten Cate is the Dutch FA's favoured candidate for the Netherlands job. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)external-link

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 23, believes his side will remain mentally strong in the Premier League title race, despite losing to leaders Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Hartlepool boss Dave Jones has been sacked, a day after TV presenter and Hartlepool president Jeff Stelling called on him to "quit now" in an impassioned on-air message. (Northern Echo)external-link

Newcastle want to sign Fulham's 26-year-old attacking midfielder Tom Cairney, whom the club value at £10m. (Mirror)external-link

Everton are having to explore alternatives to Burnley defender Michael Keane, 24, after Manchester United entered the race to sign him. (Liverpool Echo)external-link


Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has revealed that changing the colour of his side's nets to white played a role in their thumping of Middlesbrough on Saturday.(Daily Mail)external-link

Wolves plan to take up an option to sign on-loan striker Andreas Weimann, 25, from Derby for £1.5m. (Mirror)external-link

Southampton, Bournemouth and Liverpool sent scouts to watch Henry Onyekuru play for Belgian side Eupen on Saturday. The coveted 19-year-old striker is a contender for Belgium's player of the year award.(Daily Mail)external-link

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic will delay his hip surgery in order to get his side over the 40-point mark. (Telegraph)external-link

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After Gabriel Agbonlahor, 30, scored his first goal in 14 months as Aston Villa beat Birmingham City 1-0, new Blues boss Harry Redknapp said: "That'll keep him happy for another year, won't it. Fantastic." (Daily Mail)external-link

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