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The main football stories and transfer gossip from Thursday’s newspapers.

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DAILY MAIL
Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling insists he is not ‘a money-grabbing 20-year-old’ as his contract wrangle rumbles on. The England international has rejected what manager Brendan Rodgers described as an ‘incredible offer’ – confirmed by the player as £100,000-a-week. Sterling has put talks on hold until the summer.
River Plate are keen to sign Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao but admit a deal is complicated. The forward spent eight years with the Argentine side before joining Porto in 2009.
Inter Milan have proposed an initial loan deal for Stevan Jovetic but Manchester City are unwilling to let him leave on a temporary basis as they look to recoup the £22million they paid.
Wolfsburg are showing an interest in Manchester United misfit Javier Hernandez. Stoke City and West Ham are also interested.
THE SUN
Man Utd winger Angel Di Maria has told Paris Saint-Germain to forget about trying to sign him.
England boss Roy Hodgson has warned Harry Kane, “Top players do not suffer burnout”.
England winger Raheem Sterling has challenged Liverpool to build a trophy-winning team that can keep him at Anfield.
Defender Wes Brown may have played his last game for Sunderland after suffering a knee injury.
Arsenal are eyeing a summer move for Monaco’s Anthony Martial.
Swansea are willing to break the bank to land Marseille winger Andre Ayew, 25, who is out of contract in the summer.
Southampton winger Sadio Mane, 22, is a target for Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon.
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Raheem Sterling says “If Liverpool had offered me a contract last summer I wouldn’t be rejecting £100,000 a week now.” Liverpool forward says his recent postponement of contract negotiations is ‘nothing to do with money’.
Former England manager’s Glenn Hoddle, Kevin Keegan, Sven‑Goran Eriksson, Graham Taylor and Steve McClaren have signed a joint letter to Football Association chairman Greg Dyke stating that England’s chances of winning the World Cup again will be damaged without reforms.
GUARDIAN
Raheem Sterling has confirmed he rejected Liverpool’s offer of a £100,000-a-week contract not as a “money-grabbing 20-year-old” but to assess his prospects of success at the highest level come the end of the season.
Arsenal are expected to make a bid of around £11.8m for Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy in the summer.
Northumbria police have warned Sunderland and Newcastle United supporters that anyone caught provoking trouble during Sunday’s derby at the Stadium of Light can expect to receive firm treatment from its officers.
Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Porto to sign their Brazil right-back Danilo for a fee of £23m.
DAILY MIRROR
Inter Milan ‘willing to pay £43.5million’ for Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure according to reports in Italy.
QPR eye West Ham manager Sam Allardyce for next season if he leaves the Hammers this summer – Big Sam is out of contract at the end of the season and the club will not hold talks over a new deal until then.
Marouane Fellaini set to keep Manchester United place ahead of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao.
The agent of Fiorentina’s Brazilian goalkeeper Neto claims Liverpool are still interested in signing him. The Reds were linked with a cut-price move for the player in the winter window.
Manchester United have held talks with AC Milan’s Dutch World Cup midfielder Nigel de Jong over a move to Old Trafford, according to Italian media reports.
Southampton have joined West Ham, Stoke and German club Wolfsburg in the chase to sign Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who is currently on loan at Real Madrid.
Inter Milan want to sign Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic.
Barcelona are considering Arsenal’s Hector Bellerín and Liverpool’s Atletico Madrid loanee Javi Manquillo as options in their search for a right-back.
West Brom are lining up a swoop on Black Country neighbours Wolves for winger Bakary Sako who will be a free agent in the summer.
Bolton plan a summer move for Manchester United keeper Ben Amos, who is currently on loan at the Sky Bet Championship side.
Roy Hodgson has called for England fans to stop anti-IRA chants to curb fears of crown trouble in Dublin on June 7 when they take on the Republic of Ireland.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has blamed then-manager Andre Villas-Boas and technical director Franco Baldini for blowing the £100million spent on the ‘Magnificent Seven’ after the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in summer 2013.
INDEPENDENT
Arsene Wenger has admitted that he tries exude confidence to his Arsenal team before every game – but that he still gets nervous.
Raheem Sterling says “If Liverpool had offered me a contract last summer I wouldn’t be rejecting £100,000 a week now.” Liverpool forward says his recent postponement of contract negotiations is ‘nothing to do with money’.
Former England manager’s Glenn Hoddle, Kevin Keegan, Sven‑Goran Eriksson, Graham Taylor and Steve McClaren have signed a joint letter to Football Association chairman Greg Dyke stating that England’s chances of winning the World Cup again will be damaged without reforms.
DAILY STAR
Raheem Sterling, 20, has refused to rule out leaving Liverpool in the summer.
Meanwhile, Roberto Mancini hopes he can persuade Manchester City midfielder James Milner to join Inter Milan instead of Liverpool.
England boss Roy Hodgson has dismissed fears about Spurs striker Harry Kane suffering burn-out.
Former Newcastle United star Chris Waddle fears that his old club’s derby clashes with local rivals Sunderland no longer mean as much as they used to.
Paul Merson has told Andros Townsend to “win some medals” following the Spurs winger’s riposte at him on social media in the aftermath of his goal for England against Italy on Tuesday.
DAILY EXPRESS
Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling insists he is motivated by silverware, not money after turning down a new deal.
David Silva has given Manchester City a boost by saying he has no desire to return to Spain.
Arsenal and Manchester United target Patrick Herrmann has snubbed the two Premier League clubs by signing a new contract with Borussia Monchengladbach that will keep the winger at the club until the summer of 2019.
THE TIMES
Former Leeds United striker Allan Clarke will ask fans to raise £10m to secure a stake and have a say in the Sky Bet Championship club’s future.
DAILY RECORD
Celtic and Hearts insist defenders Virgil van Dijk and Danny Wilson are not for sale.

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