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Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has accepted his Old Trafford career is over after suffering cruciate knee-ligament damage and the former Sweden international, 35, is planning to return to action in Major League Soccer. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants to sign Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli, 21, for a world record fee this summer - according to Barcelona legend Xavi. (Sun)external-link

City have been put off in their attempts to bring in Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe after the Ligue 1 club valued the 18-year-old at £110m. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, is open to a move to China for next season as he prepares for talks with boss Arsene Wenger about his future with the Gunners. (Daily Star)external-link

Zinedine Zidane's future as Real Madrid boss could be in danger if the club fail to win a trophy this season, and Germany boss Joachim Low is a favourite to replace him. (AS)external-link

Marseille want to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 30, and could also be interested in deals for two other England-based France internationals - midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 31, and their 32-year-old former goalkeeper Steve Mandanda from Crystal Palace. (France Football - in French)external-link

England right-back Kyle Walker, 26, will consider his future at Tottenham at the end of the season, amid interest from Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Manchester City. (Telegraph)external-link

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 27, could have played his last game for the club as he is out for the rest of the season with a hip injury. (Daily Express)external-link

Boss Jose Mourinho has called former club Real Madrid to discuss a move for Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 24, this summer. (Don Balon - in Spanish)external-link

And Mourinho is also confident of landing Valencia's 20-year-old Spanish midfielder Carlos Soler, who has a £25m buyout clause. (Daily Star)external-link

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The back page of Tuesday's Sun focuses on Newcastle's promotion and Guardiola's interest in Alli

Crystal Palace value 24-year-old winger Wilfried Zaha, who was subject of a £12m bid from Tottenham last summer, at £40m.(Times - subscription required)external-link

Bournemouth will offer Chelsea £25m for Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 29, and Netherlands Under-21 centre-back Nathan Ake, 22, who spent the first part of this season on loan with the Cherries.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Watford are interested in signing Bournemouth defender Steve Cook, 26. (Daily Mail)external-link

Newcastle have joined West Brom in showing interest in Southampton's England forward Jay Rodriguez, 27, as the Magpies hope to build a squad ready for the Premier League.(Daily Mail)external-link

Magpies boss Rafael Benitez told a radio station in his native Spain that "in England they value their professionals much more" which is why he works in the country. (Onda Cero via Marca)external-link

Paris St-Germain and Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier, 24, is prepared to turn down a move to Barcelona in favour of Manchester United. (SportMania, via Daily Express)external-link

Liverpool will not be signing 23-year-old Bosnia defender Sead Kolasinac and Germany midfielders Max Meyer, 21, and Leon Goretzka, 22, from Schalke - according to the Bundesliga club's sporting director Christian Heidel, who worked with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp at Mainz.(RevierSport - in German)external-link

Reds midfielder Emre Can, 23, says the side need to win their remaining four league games to finish in the top four after their "stupid" defeat by Crystal Palace.(Liverpool Echo)external-link

West Brom boss Tony Pulis was in Portugal on Saturday to scout Sporting Lisbon's £25m-rated midfielder William Carvalho. The Baggies had a bid for the 25-year-old Portugal international rejected last summer. (Telegraph)external-link

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The back page of Tuesday's Daily Star also goes with Newcastle's Premier League return and Wilshere's possible move to China

Lyon will "go mad" in their efforts to retain striker Alexandre Lacazette, amid interest in the 25-year-old France international from Liverpool and Arsenal, says club president Jean-Michel Aulas. (Telefoot, via ESPN)external-link

Real Madrid will appeal against Sergio Ramos' red card for a tackle on Lionel Messi during Sunday's El Clasico defeat by Barcelona.(AS)external-link

Former Grimsby boss Marcus Bignot is keen on taking over at Hartlepool, after the relegation-threatened League Two side sacked Dave Jones on Monday.(Sun)external-link

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Former Manchester United player Quinton Fortune was helped to the finish line of the London Marathon on Sunday by another runner who spotted he was struggling a mile from the end of the race. (Coventry Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso fell asleep on the team bus in the Old Trafford car park during his side's recent Premier League defeat by Manchester United, having pulled out in the warm-up due to illness. (Sun)external-link

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