The latest news, gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online:
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has emerged as a summer target for Manchester United, according to the Daily Mirror. The 26-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker is set to cost United a whopping £60million.
One player that could be heading out of Old Trafford is Juan Mata. The Express are reporting that the Spanish midfielder is a target for Atletico Madrid, and talks between the two clubs are due to begin.
In today's Blackpool Gazette former Premier League hotshot Shola Ameobi says he is ready to become a mentor to Fleetwood’s young strikeforce saying: "As a senior player I’m going to have to help the squad and support them."
According to the Daily Mail Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 26, has been "hurt" by questions about his commitment during his injury nightmare, according to Reds skipper Jordan Henderson.
A Champions League spot and city rivalry is not the only thing Manchester United and Manchester City are fighting out for as the Mirror reports the two clubs will do battle for Southampton's Sadio Mane in the summer. The 23-year-old could cost £30million.
In the Lancashire Evening Post today Preston North End winger Adam Reach has been compared to Real Madrid ‘Galactico’ Gareth Bale by fellow PNE team-mate Paul Gallagher, who was hugely impressed with the 23-year-old’s performance at Molineux.
Eden Hazard's time at Chelsea looks set to be ending as he spoke of his desire for a move to Paris St Germain (various). The 25-year-old has been a shadow of the player that swept the board in last season's awards, but has been warned by boss Guus Hiddink to knuckle down at Stamford Bridge.
Former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko could be heading to Besiktas in the summer. The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the Roma man will head to Turkey in the summer as a replacement for Mario Gomez.
On the pages of the Burnley Express Burnley FC have confirmed the signing of former Watford winger Lloyd Dyer on a deal to the end of the season.
The Sun has reported that FA Cup replays could be scrapped with ties played in midweek, while League Cup semi-finals might be reduced to one leg in plans to reduce the number of games for top-flight clubs.