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Liverpool are favourites to sign Swansea defender Ashley Williams this summer, while Aston Villa and Southampton want Mathieu Flamini.

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Ashley Williams: Liverpool tipped to sign him this summer

Ashley Williams: Liverpool tipped to sign him this summer

DAILY MIRROR

Gary Neville fears England's chances of winning a trophy are being ruined by too many foreign players in the Premier League.

Liverpool are favourites to sign Swansea defender Ashley Williams, 28, this summer despite interest from Arsenal.

Aston Villa and Southampton are both keen to sign former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, 29, who will be out of contract with AC Milan in the summer.

Brian McDermott will be named as the new manager of Championship side Leeds United today.

THE SUN

England boss Roy Hodgson has slammed clubs who allow their players to use international breaks as sunshine holidays.

Liverpool are confident they can beat Arsenal in the race to sign £12m-rated Swansea defender Ashley Williams as a replacement for Jamie Carragher.

Manchester City are leading the chase for 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Mario Gotze who has a £35m release clause.

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis is chasing FC Copenhagen striker Andreas Cornelius.

DAILY STAR

Antonio Valencia admits Manchester United are scared of blowing their title lead again this season.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has slapped a £25m price tag on striker Christian Benteke after his goalscoring exploits this season.

DAILY MAIL

West Ham are set to offer Liverpool £10m for striker Andy Carroll, 24, who is currently on loan at Upton Park - but is valued at £17m by the Reds.

Manchester City have joined Arsenal and Manchester United in expressing an interest in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze.

St Etienne's 23-year-old striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, valued at £13m, is attracting interest from Newcastle, Arsenal and Spurs.

Sunderland are looking at Basle defender Aleksandar Dragovic, 22, with West Ham and Arsenal also interested.

Manchester United are reviving their interest in 16-year-old Anderlecht forward David Henen who is valued at around £3.5m.

Stoke are considering a bid for Denmark and FC Copenhagen striker Andreas Cornelius, 20, to replace Michael Owen, with Everton also interested.

DAILY EXPRESS

England manager Roy Hodgson has launched a thinly veiled attack on Rio Ferdinand for pulling out of England's last two World Cup qualifiers.

Newcastle's brave run in the Europa League came to a halt last night as they went out to Benfica despite drawing the second leg of their quarter-final tie 1-1, losing 4-2 on aggregate.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Liverpool must decide whether to pay a minimum of £12m if they are to beat Arsenal to the signature of Swansea defender Ashley Williams this summer.

THE TIMES

England manager Roy Hodgson has released his frustration over the club-versus-country issues that he believes are undermining the national team.

THE GUARDIAN

Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez said he had no problems with the squabble that erupted between David Luiz and Frank Lampard as the teams departed at half-time, pointing to the tete-a-tete as recognition of a need to improve.

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