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Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 27, will be targeted by Manchester City if the Premier League leaders fail to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland this summer. (The Times)external-link

Manchester City and Chelsea have both identified Inter Milan’s 27-year-old Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku as their back-up choice if they fail to sign 20-year-old Haaland. (Eurosport)external-link

However, City are confident of signing Norway international Haaland this summer as Sergio Aguero’s replacement. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, 25, could miss out on a move to Pep Guardiola’s side, with City put off by a £100m valuation of the England midfielder. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United have made an offer for Argentine forward Aguero, 32, who will leave Manchester City in the summer, with Chelsea, Inter Milan and Paris St-Germain also among the clubs to table their interest. (Foot Mercato, via Star)external-link

Barcelona, seen as favourites to to land Aguero, do not see him as a priority signing and rate Lyon’s 27-year-old Netherlands striker Memphis Depay, Dortmund’s Haaland and Inter’s Lukaku as younger, better options. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)external-link

Forward Lionel Messi, 33, however, has told Barcelona to sign Aguero, with his fellow Argentine’s signature a key demand in his own negotiations to extend his stay with the Catalan club. (Football Insider)external-link

RB Leipzig’s France Under-21 defender Ibrahima Konate, 21, has already undergone and passed some medical tests before a potential move to Liverpool. (RMC Sport – in French)external-link

Leeds United’s record signing Rodrigo, 30, is unhappy at Elland Road and keen to return to La Liga in a bid to try re-establish himself with the Spain squad. Both Real Betis and Sevilla have been linked with the striker. (Fichajes – in Spanish)external-link

Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 26, continues to favour a move to Leeds United if he leaves Italian side Udinese this summer, despite interest from Champions League last-16 side Atalanta. (Tutto Atalanta via Teamtalk)external-link

World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, 22, has told French selectors that he will not be available to play at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, with the Paris St-Germain striker instead keen to focus on deciding his club future. He has a new contract with PSG to consider, while Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid are all interested in his signature. (Le Parisien, via Mirror)external-link

Burnley will turn to former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder, 53, if Clarets boss Sean Dyche, 49 – a target for Crystal Palace and Newcastle – decides to leave Turf Moor this summer. (Daily Mail)external-link

Crystal Palace, West Ham and Wolves are all monitoring Stoke City’s and Australia defender Harry Souttar, 22. (Express)external-link

Sassuolo and Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 23, who has attracted interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid in recent months, is expected to join Juventus next season. (Tuttosport – in Italian)external-link

Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris St-Germain remain in the race to sign Rennes 18-year-old midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, with the France Under-21 international hesitant about a move to Real Madrid if compatriot Zinedine Zidane does not remain in charge at the Bernabeu. (AS – in Spanish)external-link

Arsenal, Leicester City and Strasbourg are interested in Valenciennes’ 17-year-old French defender Ismael Doukoure. (Foot Mercato – in French)external-link

Juventus will look to fund a move for 22-year-old Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar by offloading fellow Frenchman Adrien Rabiot, 25, and Wales international Aaron Ramsey, 30. (Calcio Mercato)external-link

Peterborough United have set a price tag of at least £5m for League One leading scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris, 26, who has been linked with Bournemouth and Sheffield United. (Bristol Post)external-link

Preston North End and Derby County are interested in Luton Town striker James Collins, 30, with the Republic of Ireland international also in demand in the United States. (Telegraph)external-link

The Daily Express' back page on Wednesday
The Daily Express’ back page on Wednesday



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