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Transfer rumours and paper review

Here’s all the top stories and gossip from Monday’s newspapers…

Leicester City have earmarked Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner as their next manager, with the club expected to part company with Claude Puel this month. (The Times)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has approved Anthony Martial’s potential move to Juventus in the summer. (Daily Express)

Crystal Palace are preparing to listen to offers for mis-firing Christian Benteke this summer. But the Premier League club are reluctant to sell star performer Wilfried Zaha unless they get an irresistible offer. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City are set to launch a sensational £50million bid for Ajax wonderkid Matthijs de Ligt this summer. Pep Guardiola’s side are not short of central defenders but with captain Vincent Kompany now 32 years of age, Guardiola has identified De Ligt as the long-term replacement for the Belgian. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea are leading the race to sign Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore, who has been a revelation since Tony Pulis took charge at the Riverside. Traore has been an integral part of Boro’s push for the play-offs and a potential deal for him looks set to cost £30million. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea target Maurizio Sarri has told Napoli’s president to fire him if he is not happy with his work.  Aurelio Di Laurentiis has blamed his coach for not rotating the squad enough at the end of this season — and named the Blues’ Antonio Conte and unattached Carlo Ancelotti as potential replacements. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is suffering the injury heartbreak of missing out on both the World Cup and Champions League final, could still have some involvement in Russia. The midfielder has both the BBC and ITV interested in using him as a World Cup pundit. (Daily Mail)


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