Paper Talk: Merseyside battle for Drmic

Liverpool and Everton will compete with Arsenal for Nurnberg striker Josip Drmic, and the Gunners will have a £100m transfer kitty this summer.

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Josip Drmic: One of Europe's hottest prospects

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DAILY STAR

Liverpool and Everton have joined the race to sign Nurnberg striker Josip Drmic, who has been widely linked with a summer move to Arsenal.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has given Alan Pardew free rein to overhaul his playing squad this summer.

Yossi Benayoun is planning to leave QPR this summer and end his career at home in Israel.

THE SUN

West Brom players were reportedly involved in a dressing room punch-up after the 3-3 draw with Cardiff that left young striker Saido Berahino nursing a head injury.

Massimo Cellino will know by Friday if he has won his fight to buy Leeds United. He is waiting on an appeal against the Football League's decision to block his takeover.

Fernando Torres could be farmed out on loan next season as part of Chelsea's striker purge.

Inter Milan have made Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko their No 1 summer transfer target.

DAILY MIRROR

David Luiz could be expendable at Chelsea this summer with Jose Mourinho looking to improve his forward options.

Everton are plotting a £9m move for Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca who scored twice in their shock win over Real Madrid.

Tottenham face competition from Spartak Moscow in their bid to land Louis van Gaal this summer.

DAILY EXPRESS

England keeper Joe Hart has been reassured by manager Manuel Pellegrini that he has a future at the club.

DAILY MAIL

Carlo Ancelotti has emerged as a shock contender to return to London with Tottenham if under-fire Tim Sherwood fails to keep his job beyond this summer.

Referee Andre Marriner is in line to take charge of one of the FA Cup semi-finals less than two weeks after his high-profile blunder in sending Kieran Gibbs off instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Tottenham's players and staff held a second dressing-room inquest in three weeks after their hiding by Liverpool on Sunday amid disillusionment with Tim Sherwood's chopping and changing of the squad.

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke will give Arsene Wenger £100m to spend on new players this summer in a bid to strengthen a squad that has shown signs of tiredness as this season has gone on.

THE TIMES

Brazil midfielder Paulinho is unhappy with his playing time at Tottenham.

Darren Bent has expressed his frustration at being overlooked by Fulham boss Felix Magath.

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till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

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would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

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ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

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