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Brazil forward Neymar, 25, believes Manchester United are prepared to activate the 200 million euro (£170m) release clause in his Barcelona contract. (Daily Record)external-link

Jose Mourinho wants Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann, 26, to form a new Manchester United strike partnership with Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata, 24, which offers Real encouragement in their pursuit of goalkeeper David de Gea. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

But Real forward Morata is keen to re-join Juventus, despite interest from both United and Chelsea. (Tuttosport - in Italian) external-link

England forward Wayne Rooney, 31, has refused to confirm if he will still be at Manchester United next season, opening up the possibility of a move to the MLS or China. (Daily Star)external-link

West Ham's Michail Antonio, 27, is looking to leave the London club in the summer and has rejected a new contract offer. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Friday's Daily Telegraph back page
Friday's Daily Telegraph back page

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has hinted that Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 27, is top of his transfer wish list this summer. (Daily Express)external-link

Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez, 25, has reportedly already chosen his shirt number at Manchester United - the number 10 currently worn by Rooney. (Don Balon, via Daily Express)external-link

Forward Jeison Lucumi, 22, wants to secure a move to Manchester United after impressing in Colombia's top tier with America de Cali. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester City believe they can tempt Tottenham into selling Kyle Walker, despite chairman Daniel Levy's preference being a move abroad for the 26-year-old right-back - if manager Mauricio Pochettino gives the green light on a move. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea and Everton will have to break the bank to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and hope the Italian club can identify a replacement for the 25-year-old. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Friday's Daily Mirror back page
Friday's Daily Mirror back page

Everton have set aside £21m in order to tie up a deal for Anderlecht's 19-year-old midfielder Youri Tielemans. (Sport/Voetbal Magazine via Talksport)external-link

Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio, 31, from Juventus in the summer. (Sun)external-link

Liverpool could still make a last-ditch attempt to sign Real Madrid playmaker Isco, 25, who has also been linked with Chelsea. (Don Balon, via Daily Star)external-link

Brighton are eyeing up Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart, 23, as their first signing as a Premier League club, with the Anfield club looking for a fee of £10m. (Sun)external-link

West Brom are closing in on a £100,000 deal for Lincoln's 23-year-old defender Sean Raggett. (Daily Mail)external-link

Rafael Benitez's future as Newcastle United boss will be determined when he sits down for talks with Mike Ashley, the club's owner, in the next 10 days. (Guardian)external-link

Charlie Adam and Danny Mills both agree Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho should look to sign John Terry, who will leave Chelsea this summer. (BBC Radio 5 live)

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An Arsenal fan had his worst nightmare come true recently when he had a huge Tottenham logo secretly tattooed on his chest at the request of his friend, as part of MTV show 'Just Tattoo Of Us'. (Daily Mirror)external-link

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