Paper Talk: Mourinho's £100m warchest

Jose Mourinho will be given a £100m transfer kitty to rebuild Chelsea & the Blues and Liverpool are chasing Partizan Belgrade's Lazar Markovic.

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DAILY MIRROR

Zinedine Zidane has warned Spurs that even a £60m price tag will not prevent Real Madrid bidding for frontman Gareth Bale in the summer.

Jose Mourinho crashed out of the Champions League last night but will be given a £100m transfer kitty to rebuild Chelsea this summer.

QPR striker Djibril Cisse, goalkeeper Julio Cesar and striker Loic Remy are all plotting their moves away from the club following their relegation to the Championship.

Spanish side Malaga could approach Wigan manager Roberto Martinez if Manuel Pellegrini moves to Manchester City or Chelsea this summer.

Sunderland could move for non-league Carshalton star James Ashton - although Norwich have already offered him a trial.

THE SUN

Paris Saint-Germain have given up hope of luring Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to the French capital this summer.

Meanwhile, Newcastle's French winger Hatem Ben Arfa has riled suffering Toon fans by wearing a PSG kit in a local gym - just two days after Saturday's 6-0 thumping at the hands of Liverpool.

QPR have slapped a £15m price tag on Adel Taarabt in a bid to keep their biggest star at the club.

Chelsea are closing in on Partizan Belgrade striker Lazar Markovic, 19, with Liverpool and Inter Milan also interested.

Liverpool and Inter could also battle it out for Barcelona defender Martin Montoya, 22.

Swansea are set to battle it out with Reading and QPR for Granada central defender Inigo Lopez.

Everton are on red alert after Serbian midfielder Adem Ljajic's contract talks with Fiorentina broke down.

Reading want to sell Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak, 29, following their relegation to the Championship.

DAILY STAR

Defender Branislav Ivanovic has urged Jose Mourinho to come back to Chelsea and make them champions again.

Snooker ace Ronnie O'Sullivan has told Liverpool striker Luis Suarez: 'My mind guru will save your career like he did mine'.

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has dismissed claims manager Arsene Wenger will be leaving the club this summer.

Julio Cesar and Loic Remy are set to lead a QPR exodus following their relegation from the Premier League.

West Ham will sign Shakhtar Donetsk's Romanian defender Razvan Rat, 31, on a free transfer in the summer.

Ipswich are in talks to sign Notts County midfielder Alan Judge, 24, who will be a free agent at the end of the season.

DAILY MAIL

Wayne Rooney wants assurances over his role from manager Sir Alex Ferguson before signing a new deal at Manchester United.

Real Madrid director of football Zinedine Zidane believes Tottenham could command a fee of £60m for forward Gareth Bale, 23, this summer.

Juventus are stepping up their interest in Liverpool striker Luis Suarez after his 10-match ban.

Manchester City are considering a deal for Toluca defender Diego Novaretti, 27, who is available on a free transfer.

DAILY EXPRESS

Sir Alex Ferguson admits Manchester United will struggle to match neighbours City and Chelsea in the transfer market this summer.

THE INDEPENDENT

Frank Lampard's Chelsea career looks set to extend beyond next month and into another season as there is a willingness from the club to offer him a one-year extension, once the new manager is in place this summer.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Aston Villa will resist any bids for Belgium international striker Christian Benteke and will instead offer the 22-year-old a new contract.

Manchester United have spent the last four months planning their summer signings, with midfielders Anderson and Nani set to be sold and 38-year-old Paul Scholes likely to retire.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has identified Reading defender Alex Pearce as the man to replace the retiring Jamie Carragher.

THE TIMES

Zenit St Petersburg want to sign striker Dimitar Berbatov, 32, who is halfway through a two-year contract at Fulham.

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