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Burnley are said to be eyeing up a Bristol City player, while Manchester United reportedly have a top replacement for Luke Shaw in mind.

Burnley are lining up a £6million bid for Bristol City’s Joe Bryan, according to the Telegraph. The paper says the 24-year-old is a top target for Burnley this summer due to his versatility in playing left-back or in midfield.

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Manchester United have prioritised signing Juventus left-back Alex Sandro to replace Luke Shaw next season, the Manchester Evening News reports. Matteo Darmian’s potential move to Juventus could enable United to negotiate a deal for 27-year-old Sandro, the paper adds.

Celtic's Tom Rogic could be snapped up by Southampton (Jeff Holmes/PA)

Southampton are considering a summer bid for Celtic’s Tom Rogic, according to the Daily Record. The paper says the Australian’s performances for Celtic have caught Saints’ attention, with club officials watching him last Sunday in Celtic’s 5-0 win over Rangers.

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante wants to stay at the club even if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, the Daily Mail reports. The 27-year-old midfielder is being eyed up by Paris St Germain, the paper says, but is seen by the Blues as intrinsic to their future plans.

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante reportedly wants to stay in London (Richard Sellers/Empics/PA)

West Brom are reportedly looking to approach Dean Smith and Michael Appleton as they step up their search for a head coach. According to the Daily Mail, Smith has attracted attention for his work at Walsall and Brentford, while Leicester number two Appleton is highly regarded at the Hawthorns. West Brom are said to be keen to appoint a new manager in the next fortnight.

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Thibaut Courtois: The Chelsea goalkeeper is reportedly keen to force through a move to Real Madrid. The Mirror says reports in Spain suggest Courtois is pushing to return to Madrid, where some of his family are based, on a free transfer. Real are said to be looking for a new shot-stopper.

Anthony Martial: The Frenchman has grown unhappy with his diminishing role at Manchester United this season, according to the Daily Mail. But manager Jose Mourinho is planning to use the former Monaco forward in a more central role next term if he remains at Old Trafford.

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