Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave Real Madrid in the summer, with Manchester United and Paris St-Germain keen to sign the 30-year-old forward. (Telegraph) 

Wales forward Gareth Bale, 26, could join Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Manchester United or Paris St-Germain is he decides to leave Real Madrid. (Sun) 

Manchester United believe Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, 44, will be Manchester City’s next manager. (Manchester Evening News) 

Guardiola wants City to try to sign Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi, 28, and defender Gerard Pique, 28, as well as versatile Bayern Munich player David Alaba, 23, and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22. (Sun) 

Chelsea have told former Barcelona coach Guardiola they will offer him a better contract than City and a big budget to sign players.(London Evening Standard) 

Manchester United have failed in a fresh move for Southampton forward Sadio Mane, 23. (Mail) 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is trying to sign Neven Subotic, 27, from Borussia Dortmund while Inter Milan’s Andrea Ranocchia, 27, is also a target as the Reds try to bring in a central defender. (Mirror) 

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce, who recently called Klopp a “soft German”, says the Reds boss has only himself to blame for the club’s injury problems. (Express) 

Bournemouth have made an enquiry about signing AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy, 23, on loan with a view to a permanent £10m deal. Roma are also interested. (Mail) 

Bayern Munich defender Jan Kirchhoff is close to joining Sunderland, with the 25-year-old already in the north east for a medical. (Guardian) 

Montreal Impact’s former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 37, will retire from playing to join Blues manager Guus Hiddink’s backroom staff.(L’Equipe via Independent) 

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Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are interested in signing 24-year-old Queens Park Rangers centre-back Steven Caulker, who is on a season-long loan at Southampton. (Telegraph) 

Aston Villa boss Remi Garde could return to former club Lyon to sign 27-year-old striker Claudio Beauvue, who is on the transfer list.(Star) 

West Ham are considering a move for 21-year-old Grays striker Dumebi Dumaka. (Express) 

Liverpool will sign 16-year-old goalkeeper Kamil Grabara, who had trials at Manchester City and Manchester United, from Polish club Ruch Chorzow for an initial £250,000.(Guardian) 

Leicester and Liverpool both want Standard Liege goalkeeper Guillaume Hubert, 21. (Star) 

Tottenham are set to reward midfielder Dele Alli, 19, for his impressive form this season with a new contract that is likely to at least double his £10,000-a-week wages. (London Evening Standard) 

Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given, 39, says the Premier League’s bottom club should make signings in preparation for being in the Championship next season. (Talksport) 

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, who supported Everton as a child, does not seem too keen on the Merseyside rivals meeting in the League Cup final. Following Everton’s semi-final first-leg win over Manchester City, he tweeted:  “Only half time but great result & 2nd half performance from EFC. Still a lot to play for but the thought of a LFC/EFC final making me sick!”

Asked to explain his post, he added: “Good sick if LFC win, bad sick if EFC do!!”

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The creator of Football Manager has apologised to Tottenham striker Harry Kane for his low statistics in the computer game, and says Premier League players contact him to try to boost their ratings.(Mirror) 

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney does not make the top 100 in a list of football’s most valuable players put together by football think-tank the CIES Football Observatory. (Independent) 

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