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  • Last Updated: May 8 2014, 8:32 BST

DAILY MAIL

Pepe Mel: West Brom manager's future is in the balance
Pepe Mel: West Brom manager's future is in the balance

Arsene Wenger has sought clarification on Javi Martinez's future at Bayern Munich before pressing ahead with a £20m move for Lars Bender.

Manuel Pellegrini paid tribute to the entertaining way his Manchester City players have moved to the brink of winning the title after a 4-0 win against Aston Villa.

Louis van Gaal last night revealed he would love to be the next manager of Manchester United.

Steve McClaren has told his Derby players to to change the attacking mentality they have shown all season in tonight's Championship play-off semi-final, first-leg at Brighton.

Manchester United striker Will Keane could follow Paul Pogba to Juventus after failing to agree a new contract.

West Brom manager Pepe Mel will return to Spain to take up the reins at Malaga.

THE INDEPENDENT

Manchester City's desperate bid to assemble a Champions League squad in the aftermath of their Financial Fair Play problems has been laid bare by them offering a new deal to home-grown Belgian Dedryck Boyata, who has only started five games this season.

FA chairman Greg Dyke will outline plans for far-reaching changes to the loan system and the award of work permits for overseas footballers in England.

DAILY EXPRESS

Shinji Kagawa will ignore interest from Napoli and stay with Manchester United.

Sunderland made sure they completed the "miracle" with victory over West Brom which sent Norwich down to the Championship.

Liverpool duo Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Leiva have joined Ronaldinho, Kaka and Robinho on the list of superstars left out of Brazil's World Cup squad.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is backing Garry Monk to restore the club's principles which he feared were being eroded under Michael Laudrup.

DAILY MIRROR

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is a summer target for Inter Milan.

Adam Lallana has hinted he will stay at Southampton this summer.

Arsenal have suffered another transfer blow after target Josip Drmic reportedly agreed a move from Nurnberg to Bayer Leverkusen.

James Wilson is determined to kick on at Manchester United after scoring twice on his debut.

Helena Costa's appointment as coach of French Ligue 2 side Clermont will feel "weird", admits one of the club's players.

David Meyler is clear to play in the FA Cup final after escaping punishment for standing on Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj.

Garry Monk intends to "stamp his authority" on Swansea and "play attractive, attacking football."

Phil Neville revealed Manchester United's lap of apology at Old Trafford was the emptiest feeling of his career.

Tony Pulis will earn a £2m bonus for keeping Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

THE SUN

Lionel Messi has pleaded with Barcelona to sign Manchester City ace Sergio Aguero.

Crystal Palace will open contract talks with Yannick Bolasie to kill off growing interest from the continent.

Petr Cech is out for up to two-and-a-half-months after having surgery to fix his dislocated shoulder.

Robin van Persie insists Manchester United will bounce back under his fellow Dutchman Louis van Gaal.

Phil Jones is facing up to a month out after damaging shoulder ligaments and is likely to miss the World Cup.

Gary Medel is poised to leave Cardiff for Besiktas.

DAILY STAR

Chelsea will test Real Madrid's determination to hold on to Sami Khedira.

Louis van Gaal will offer Ryan Giggs the chance to become his No 2 at Manchester United.

Jay Rodriguez is set to snub interest from Arsenal and sign a new contract at Southampton.

Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo is a target for Lille.

Steven Gerrard has urged Liverpool to sign the right players this summer to keep pace with the Premier League big boys.

Roberto Martinez is happy to play a waiting game to seal a deal for striker Romelu Lukaku.

New Leeds owner Massimo Cellino is poised to axe more than 70 staff at Elland Road.