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Chelsea could beat Manchester United to the signing of Torino striker Andrea Belotti because the 23-year-old, who has an £84m release clause, wants to play in the Champions League. (Sky Sport Italia, via Daily Star)external-link

Meanwhile, United are the latest Premier League team to enquire about Fulham's 16-year-old full-back Ryan Sessegnon. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is prepared to offer Kelechi Iheanacho to Borussia Dortmund as he tries to sign the 20-year-old's fellow striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27. (Sun)external-link

Claude Puel may not be Southampton manager next season, with the club having failed to match last season's sixth-place finish. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Monday's Daily Star back page
Monday's Daily Star back page

Everton are trying to close a £7m deal for 19-year-old Nigerian winger Henry Onyekuru, who plays for Belgian side KAS Eupen. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United goalkeeper and Real Madrid target David de Gea, 26, has left the Spanish side furious by sending a message to his former Atletico Madrid team-mates saying they will beat their city rivals in the Champions League semi-finals. (Diario Gol, in Spanish)external-link

Atletico Madrid defender Theo Hernandez, 19, Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin, 22, Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho, 24, and Paris St-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, also 24, will be summer targets for Barcelona, but the club must sell before they can buy. (AS)external-link

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba, 28, has expressed his frustration at his lack of playing time this season, amid interest from Manchester United. (Metro)external-link

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny, 31, is a target for the Gunners' Premier League rivals Manchester City, and Ligue 1 side Marseille. (Telefoot, via Sun)external-link

Monday's Guardian back page
Monday's Guardian back page

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all want 21-year-old Sampdoria striker Patrik Schick - but so do Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)external-link

Chelsea have offered Kenneth Omeruo, 23, to Napoli as part of their bid to sign his fellow defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 25. (Own Goal Nigeria)external-link

AC Milan have agreed personal terms with Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie, 20, who is a target for Chelsea. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)external-link

Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been linked with a surprise move to Newcastle United, but the 23-year-old has insisted he will never sign for the Black Cats' fierce rivals as midfielder Jack Colback did in 2014. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 30, is being targeted by two clubs, and Chinese club Zhang Jindong have offered him a two-year deal should he choose to leave Old Trafford.(Tutto Mercato Web, in Spanish)external-link

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Daley Blind's girlfriend has found a new way to show her support for the 27-year-old Manchester United defender - she attended Sunday's game against Swansea with a group of friends, all of whom were sporting "Team Blind" caps. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Stoke's 23-year-old striker Saido Berahino has blamed his family genes for his weight issues. (Daily Mail)external-link

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