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5 April 2013Last updated at 23:58

Manchester United are ready to cut their losses on 26-year-old Portuguese winger Nani after his poor performance in the FA Cup defeat by Chelsea.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Nani Nani has scored only three goals in 24 appearances for Manchester United this season

England striker Andy Carroll, 24, will not be allowed to leave Liverpool on the cheap with manager Brendan Rodgers undecided whether the £35m striker is part of his plans.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Lille’s Cameroon international defenderAurelien Chedjou,  27, has opened the door on a possible £12m switch to Newcastle.

Full story: Daily Express 

Arsenal are considering a £8.5m move for for Atletico Madrid’s Adrian Lopez,  25, although Southampton manager Maurico Pochettino is also an admirer of the striker, who played under him at Espanyol.

Full story: Daily Express 


Chelsea have been told that Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho wants £12m a year to return as boss – while the Portuguese wants midfielder Frank Lampard, 34, to remain at Stamford Bridge.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Fernando Torres, 29, has vowed to “never, ever give up” in his effort to recapture the goal touch which once made him the world’s deadliest striker.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Fernando TorresSpain striker Fernando Torres joined Chelsea for £50m from Liverpool in January 2011

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 25, insists the Blues are still the side to beat ahead of Monday’s derby with Manchester United.

Full story: the Guardian 

Former France winger David Ginola says two English midfielders – Marseille’s Joey Barton, 30, and Paris St-Germain’s David Beckham, 37 – have impressed and should remain in Ligue 1.

Full story: the Sun 

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 30, says he is a better goalkeeper than he was five years ago and would not have been able to make his wonder save from Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez in last week’s FA Cup tie then.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Former England and Aston Villa boss Graham Taylor says Paul Lambert faces a tough task to keep the club in the Premier League.

Full story: talkSPORT 

Meanwhile, Lambert fears his side is falling foul of some referees who view his young players as an “easy target”.

Full story: Birmingham Mail 


Manchester United have drafted in an acoustic engineer to improve the atmosphere at Old Trafford after complaints from supporters.

Full story: Manchester Evening News 

Some Chelsea players have been completely covered in blue paint to promote the launch of their new home kit.

Full story: the Sun