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Pep Guardiola has made Barcelona’s ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 29, his main target when he takes over at Manchester City.

Barcelona striker Neymar, 24, and midfielder Sergio Busquets, 27, are both targets for Guardiola as he plans a £150m double swoop.

Guardiola’s dad has branded the Premier League as “boring” and 84-year-old Valenti Guardiola added that it was little more than constant “long balls and running”.

Guardiola has not even begun his Manchester City reign yet, but the club are already planning for life without the Spaniard. Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain are hoping former youth coach Patrick Vieira will take over in three years’ time.

Jose Mourinho is “confident” he will be Manchester United manager by the start of next season.

Newcastle are planning a summer move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will consider selling the injury-prone 26-year-old for £30m.

However, former Manchester City and Chelsea striker Sturridge is considering his future at Liverpool and wants a move back to London.

Tottenham will have first refusal on signing West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, in the summer following talks between Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and Baggies owner Jeremy Peace.

Inter Milan have turned down a £23m bid from Manchester United for 22-year-old striker Mauro Icardi.

A downturn in the global stock markets, along with Manchester United’s poor form, has seen £345m wiped off the club’s value.

Paris St-Germain midfielder Ezequiel Lavezzi, 30, is set to turn down Chelsea and join Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.

Chelsea striker Loic Remy, 29, is a target for Chinese Super League side Hebei Fortune.

Crystal Palace co-owner Steve Parish has revealed that the club did consider a deal for Remy in the January transfer window.

Meanwhile, Remy’s Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard, 25, has said he would like to play under new Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane at some stage of his career.

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle, 30, has rejected several offers to move to China.

Manchester United are planning a lucrative summer trip to China against the wishes of manager Louis van Gaal, who believes the climate and travelling will negatively affect his players.

United U21 striker Will Keane could be set for a switch to Hull City in the summer transfer window.

Manchester City have joined rivals Manchester United in the race to sign Southampton striker Sadio Mane, 23.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has emerged as the frontrunner to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper and Liverpool target Bernd Leno, 23, has hinted that he might be willing to move to the Premier League.

Under-fire Valencia coach Gary Neville has denied that the last few days have been the worst experience of his football career and says he is confident he can turn things around at the La Liga club.

Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross, 28, has told England rugby union coach Eddie Jones to “stick to what you know” after he made disparaging remarks about the “old Stoke City”.

Leicester City have joined Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Southampton in the race to sign 18-year-old Rennes winger Ousmane Dembele, tipped to be France’s next top talent.

United are said to be preparing a bid to lure 16-year-old Chelsea midfielder Domingos Quina to the Red Devils’ youth ranks.

Michael Carrick is set to be offered a one-year extension with Manchester United, included in which will be an option to take on a coaching role at the Old Trafford club.

West Ham are said to be impressed enough with Slaven Bilic’s results since taking over that they are preparing a contract that would keep the Croatian at the club until 2021.

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen is set to be awarded for his performances with a three-year contract extension with the White Hart Lane club.

Jamie Vardy has signed a contract extension with the club until 2019, the club have confirmed.

Leicester-born Keval Nakeshree was smiling after the Foxes beat Manchester City on Saturday. He is on course to win £33,000 from a £5 bet he placed on them to win the Premier League.

Leicester City defender Danny Simpson paid tribute to team-mates Christian Fuchs, Robert Huth and Wes Morgan after an impressive 3-1 win at title rivals Manchester City. A photograph posted on Twitter was accompanied by the simple message: “These boys!”

Simpson’s team-mate Riyad Mahrez was speechless after the win that took Leicester six points clear at the top of the Premier League. He wrote on Instagram:”I have no words.”

Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink has said Kurt Zouma’s knee injury looks “bad.”
But Hiddink said he would not speculate on how long the France international might be out for until he had undergone scans.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher joined Reds supporters in a mass walkout protest at Anfield over an increase in ticket prices.

Premier League table-toppers Leicester are leading the race to sign Dutch midfield prodigy Tonny Vilhenna.


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