Arsenal ready to make £80m offer for Juve midfielder

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A round up of sporting headlines including news from Arsenal, Burnley, Chelsea, Liverpool, Southampton, Sunderland, Manchester City and Barcelona.

DAILY EXPRESS: Arsenal are ready to make an £80m offer for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 21.

DAILY MAIL: Burnley boss Sean Dyche has jumped to the defence of Ashley Barnes following an outspoken attack on the striker by Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho. Meanwhile: Luis Enrique has brushed aside Gerard Pique and Lionel Messi’s trip to a casino hours before Barcelona’s crucial Champions League date with Manchester City and insists it is not an issue.

METRO: Reports in Spain claim Liverpool want to sign Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, 22, to boost their forward options for next season.

DAILY MIRROR: Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says his fellow Dutchman is not a man manager like himself and the United players are too scared to play for Red Devils.

DAILY STAR: Liverpool and England winger Raheem Sterling says he is close to signing a new deal at Anfield.

THE SCOTSMAN: Former Celtic, Hibernian and Scotland forward Derek Riordan, 32, is set to make a comeback with Scottish League two side East Stirlingshire.

SUNDERLAND ECHO: Former Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore, 25, says he was not forced out of the club in the deal that saw Jermain Defoe arrive from Toronto in the January transfer window.

THE SUN: Match delegate Steve Greaves reported that referee Martin Atkinson got all his decisions right in Chelsea’s controversial match against Burnley.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: The use of video technology to overturn refereeing decisions during a game could move closer this weekend when the game’s rule-makers decide whether it can be used in an official match.