A round up of sporting headlines including news from Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.
DAILY MAIL: Manchester City are continuing to monitor Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone amid growing concern over their faltering season. Also: Paul Pogba’s agent has confirmed the 21-year-old France midfielder could leave Juventus this summer, but thinks potential suitors including Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid may have to break the world transfer record to secure his services.
DAILY MIRROR: The Gunners are set to pip Manchester United to the £1m signature of 16-year-old Valenciennes defender Dayot Upomecano.
THE GUARDIAN: Newcastle boss John Carver says predecessor Alan Pardew would make a good England manager.
DAILY EXPRESS: Manchester United will look to sign Tottenham’s 28-year-old goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in a £25m deal if Real Madrid complete a move for their current stopper David De Gea, 24. Also: Liverpool are poised to challenge Arsenal for the signature of out-of-favour Malaga keeper Guillermo Ochoa, 29.
DAILY STAR: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Alexis Sanchez is the Gunners’ new Ian Wright. Also: ngland manager Roy Hodgson is set to hand an international call-up to Burnley striker Danny Ings, 22 .
INDEPENDENT: Liverpool fear Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva, 28, could be out for up to a month with a thigh strain.
SUN: Arsenal are planning a move for Lyon forward Nabil Fekir in the summer, although Paris St-Germain are also interested in the 21-year-old.
TALKSPORT: Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, 20, will not sign the current contract offer from the club, despite Reds boss Brendan Rodgers calling it an “incredible” deal.
THE TIMES: West Brom manager Tony Pulis believes new signing Darren Fletcher, 31, can help to monitor the club’s young players.