RUMOUR MILL: Manchester City are set to smash the world transfer record?

Here is all the football news and gossip from around the UK.

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has set his sights on Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, reports The Sun.

Guardiola is ready to smash the world transfer record - set by Paul Pogba's £89million move to Manchester United last year - to sign the two-time PFA young player of the year in the summer.

Alli's Spurs team-mate Kyle Walker is also in the news, with the Daily Mail suggesting the defender will discuss his future with the club in the summer amid interest from both Manchester clubs, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Simon Grayson warned his Preston North End players not to waste away their season after defeat to Premier League-bound Newcastle United.

Manchester United face competition from Liverpool if they want to re-sign former defender Michael Keane, according to The Sun.

Keane, who came up through the youth ranks at the Red Devils, is set to leave Burnley this summer and has been linked with a return to United. However, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is said to have jumped to the front of the queue to sign the 24-year-old England international.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says teenage striker Dan Agyei’s cameo appearances for the Clarets in the Premier League is all part of the learning process.

Jack Wilshire could be tempted by a move to China if talks over a new contract with Arsenal do not bear fruit, reports the Daily Star.

Wilshere has been on loan at Bournemouth this season, and the Cherries are looking to London for further recruits this summer with plans to launch a £25million bid for Chelsea fringe duo Asmir Begovic and Nathan Ake, says the Daily Mirror.

Blackpool's Clark Robertson has admitted that netting his first goal of the season in the win against Cheltenham has lifted a huge weight off his shoulders.

Daniel Sturridge is another injury-plagued England international who could be on the move this summer, with the Guardian reporting that he could have played his final game for the Reds after suffering a recurrence of a hip problem.


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VIRGIL VAN DIJK: The Daily Telegraph say Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton and Manchester City have all expressed an interest in the £50million-rated Southampton centre-half.

Serge Aurier: Barcelona and Manchester United are reportedly going head-to-head over the Paris St Germain defender.

Ched Evans: Sheffield United are looking to bring their former player back to Bramall Lane, with the Chesterfield striker expected to have a medical with the Sky Bet League One champions this week.