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Manchester United are tracking Athletic Bilbao’s Spanish international striker Fernando Llorente. The highly-rated forward has a buy-out clause of £34m and United will face competition from Real Madrid. (The Sun)

Meanwhile another player his heading for the Old Trafford exit after United decided against offering injury-plagued England midfielder Owen Hargreaves a new contract. (Goal.com)

Arsenal are hoping to swoop for 24-year-old Barcelona winger Victor Vazquez when his contract expires in June. (The Sun)

Liverpool are making contingency plans in case they lose current stopper Pepe Reina to Manchester United or Arsenal this summer. If the Spaniard leaves, the Reds will turn to Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea face a battle to prize Brazilian playmaker Paulo Ganso away from his club Santos after they promised to double his wages if he signs a new deal with them. Lyon, AC Milan and Inter are also keen on the 21-year-old. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier is set to axe 11 players this summer to help cut the wage bill. Among those set to leave are Brad Friedel, John Carew, Nigel Reo-Coker, Robert Pires, Stephen Ireland and Stephen Warnock. (The Sun)

Barcelona are set to battle Arsenal in the chase for Southampton’s highly-rated 17-year-old starlet Alex Chamberlain. (Daily Star)

Marseille midfielder Stephane Mbia says he’s keen on joining Manchester United. “The club of my dreams is Manchester United,” he said. (L’Equipe)

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