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The top stories and transfer rumours from Sunday’s national newspapers.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY
Jack Wilshere is the shock name on Manchester City’s hitlist of homegrown players. City need to boost their quota of British-born players in the summer and see the £30million-rated England midfielder as a potential target.
Paris Saint-Germain are ready to rescue Angel Di Maria, 27, from his Manchester United agony in the summer.
Manchester United are willing to offer £30m to land Real Madrid and France’s central defender Raphael Varane.
Milan are planning a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick, 33, who is out of contract at the end of the season. The Rossoneri want to replace Nigel de Jong, 30, who is leaving San Siro on a free transfer in the summer. De Jong is on United boss Louis van Gaal’s summer shopping list.
Internazionale boss Roberto Mancini wants to take Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to San Siro.
Arsenal are back in the hunt for Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic.
Liverpool and Tottenham have joined the list of Premier League clubs following Cagliari starlet Godfred Donsah.
Crystal Palace are ready to smash their transfer record to land Celtic’s £10million-rated Virgil van Dijk this summer.
Sheffield Wednesday will launch a £12million summer swoop for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes.
North-east rivals Newcastle and Sunderland have joined Stoke in pursuit of Senegal centre-back Papy Djilobodji. The Nantes defender, 26, was monitored last season by Chelsea, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund.
Tottenham are lining up a summer swoop for Marseille forward Andre Ayew, 25.
Everton are monitoring Lyon’s France Under-21s defender Samuel Umtiti. Goodison Park scouts have been watching Umiti’s team-mates Alexandre Lacazette, 23, and Nabil Fekir, 21 in recent months but now Cameroon-born Umiti has caught the eye. Manchester City have also made enquiries and Arsenal are also reportedly interested.
Liverpool and Tottenham have joined the growing list of Premier League clubs following Cagliari teenager Godfred Donash, 18.
SUNDAY MIRROR
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers faces a major struggle to keep Jordan Henderson at Anfield.
Angel Di Maria will be offered an escape route out of Manchester United by Paris Saint-Germain.
Branislav Ivanovic is to be offered a new contract at Chelsea.
Manchester City are about to strike it rich with a new £80million-a-year sponsorship deal with Etihad.
Diego Simeone will have to break promises made to his Atletico Madrid players if he is to succeed Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City chief this summer.
Tom Cleverley is ready to turn down a permanent move to Aston Villa – and join Everton instead.
Marcelo Bielsa is on West Ham’s radar – if the club do not agree a new contract with manager Sam Allardyce.
THE SUN ON SUNDAY
West Brom’s Callum McManaman was hit by at least two thugs in shocking scenes at Aston Villa last night.
Manchester United have joined the race for Burnley forward Danny Ings, 22.
Roma have joined the race to sign James Milner, 29, and will offer him a huge £17m package to leave Manchester City in the summer.
Celtic want to keep Manchester City’s Jason Denayer, 19, on loan for a second season after the teenager’s impressive displays at the heart of the Bhoys defence.
Hull are keeping a close check on Manchester United striker Will Keane during his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday. Steve Bruce is a huge fan of the 22-year-old and may try and land him in the summer.
Blackburn could let Scotland forward Jordan Rhodes join promotion rivals Derby County on loan if they go out of the FA Cup to Liverpool later today.
Bolton want to keep Swiss speedster Saidy Janko at the end of his loan spell from Manchester United.
Chelsea will let Danish whizzkid centre-half Andreas Christensen go to a Championship club on loan. But they want the 18-year-old’s £22,000-a-week wages to be paid in full before letting him leave.
Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy wants Wigan’s Republic of Ireland attacker James McClean to aid his club’s promotion push.
Alex Mowatt, 20, is on West Ham’s radar as the east Londoners plan a summer raid for the Leeds midfielder.
Manchester City full-back Adam Drury, 19, is set to join Sheffield United on loan with a view to a permanent full-time switch.
THE PEOPLE
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender is now a target for Louis van Gaal after Kevin Strootman’s latest injury setback.
Diego Costa has revealed that he almost moved to Liverpool instead of Chelsea.
Steve Bruce has been offered another three-year contract to manage Hull when his current deal runs out in the summer.
Southampton are considering a summer move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Jean-Christophe Bahebeck.
Manchester City have increased their interest in Monaco’s Layvin Kurzawa.
Crystal Palace are prepared to smash their transfer record to land Celtic’s £10million defender Virgil van Dijk this summer.
Southampton are running checks on AZ Alkmaar right-back Mattias Johansson as Nathaniel Clyne makes them sweat over his future.
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Aston Villa face a major FA inquiry, a substantial fine and the threat of a ground closure after West Brom players appeared to be assaulted as the FA Cup quarter-final at Villa Park descended into chaos with an unrestrained pitch invasion joined by thousands of Villa fans.
Manchester United and Liverpool are set to go head to head this summer to sign William Carvalho.
Italy boss Antonio Conte has suggested that he was Manchester United’s prime target last year before they appointed Louis van Gaal as their new manager.
Newcastle will watch FC Sion striker Moussa Konate in action today as they consider a summer move.
SUNDAY EXPRESS
Manchester United are ready to offload record signing Angel Di Maria to help finance a summer deal for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.
Manchester City have joined the scramble to try to sign Burnley striker Danny Ings.
SUNDAY MAIL
Ronny Deila has scotched reports on-loan Swedish striker John Guidetti wants to return to Feyenoord at the end of the season – and insists he could stay on at Celtic.
New Rangers chief Dave King has invited Ibrox legend John Greig to directors’ box for his first home game in charge against Queen of the South.

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