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RUMOUR MILL: Man United ready to break world transfer record for Neymar | Henry wants to replace Wenger at Arsenal | Chelsea in pole position to sign Virgil van Dijk | Lamela set for Inter Milan

Jose Mourinho has reportedly held talks with Barcelona superstar Neymar about a move to Manchester United. The Red Devils are willing to activate the Brazilian’s £200m buyout clause. (Various)

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Eden Hazard.

RUMOUR MILL: Hazard has ‘agreed deal to join Madrid’ | Liverpool and Manchester United to do battle for James | Arsenal and Atletico vie for Lacazette | Morata wanted by Chelsea | Schmeichel lined up to replace veteran Cech

Manchester United and Liverpool are among the big European clubs looking at Real Madrid star James Rodriguez. The Colombian, however, wants Champions League football next season. (The Sun)

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RUMOUR MILL: Neymar drops Man City hint | Wenger will stay to help Arsenal re-build | Ozil and Sanchez to be shown the door at Arsenal | Chelsea not fazed by Costa claim

Arsene Wenger has agreed to stay on and help build the structure to replace himself as a trade-off for being offered a new two-year contract extension at Arsenal. (Daily Express)

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Europa League success for Louth junior footballers

Louth Old Boys Under 8s Reds capped a fantastic campaign in style by winning an end-of-season tournament.

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RUMOUR MILL: Rooney set for sensational return to Everton | Madrid plot stunning swap deal with Man City to sign Aguero | Bellerin to snub Barca if Wenger remains at Arsenal | Chinese to make £190m bid for Southampton

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is set to snub West Ham to make a sensational return to boyhood club Everton on a free transfer. (Daily Mirror)

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Photo: Shutterstock.

RUMOUR MILL: Ibrahimovic ready to commit to Man United | Wenger wants to remain at Arsenal | Barca eye Liverpool star | Bale feels Ronaldo is holding him back at Real Madrid

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ready to commit himself to a second year at Manchester United - because he wants to win the Premier League before retiring. (The Sun)

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RUMOUR MILL: Chelsea ready cash in on Costa | Conte wants more control over transfers | Man United join race for Dembele | Hart loving life at Torino | Zidane keen for Madrid to avoid Leicester in Champions League draw

Chelsea are ready to sell star striker Diego Costa this summer as they target a sensational double swoop for Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. (The Sun)

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Jose Mourinho. Photo: Shutterstock.

RUMOUR MILL: Chelsea and Manchester United fight for Lukaku | Mourinho fuming after flight gaffe | West Ham sights on ‘Super Mario’ | Sevilla coach wants Sanchez | Costa fears Real Madrid could tempt Chelsea stars away

Chelsea and Manchester United will lead the chase for Romelu Lukaku after he told Everton he will not sign a new deal. (Various)

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Marco Verratti. Photo: Shutterstock.

Rumour Mill: Sanchez and Ozil demanding £300,000-a-week to stay at Arsenal | Verratti puts Manchester United on alert | Spurs hope Kane is able to return | Hammers eye Lucas Perez

Arsenal could yet hold on to star men Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez but the pair are demanding wages of nearly £300,000-a-week in order to rival Paul Pogba as the Premier League’s highest-paid player. (The Independent)

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Louth Town edge out Sleaford for semi-final spot

Louth Town edge out Sleaford for semi-final spot

Louth Town kept their silverware hopes alive as they moved into the semi-finals of the Supplementary Cup on Saturday.

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Mesut Ozil. Photo: Shutterstock.

RUMOUR MILL: Ozil could remain at Arsenal even if Wenger quits this summer | Bayern set sights on Xhaka | Conte hints Terry may have played last game for Chelsea

Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil has handed Arsenal a timely boost by suggesting he could still remain in north London even if Arsene Wenger decides to end his two-decade reign at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)

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Eric Cantona.

RUMOUR MILL: Cantona brands Leicester City players ‘online brats’ | Guardiola confident of landing Real Madrid star Isco | Mourinho says he may prioritise Euro glory over Premier League

Eric Cantona has hit out at Leicester City for treating Claudio Ranieri like a “flea-infested dog”, describing the players as “traitors” and “online brats.” (Daily Mirror)

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Antoine Griezmann. Photo: Shutterstock

RUMOUR MILL: United go cold on Griezmann | Madrid set sights on Hazard | Fabregas to quit Chelsea if Conte stays | No club fine for Ibrahimovic | Allegri says no to Gunners

Manchester United have cooled their interest in Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann - and are now looking at Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski and Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe. (The Sun)

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Take two for Louth Town in quarter-finals

Louth Town must try again this weekend after Saturday’s cup quarter-final tie was postponed.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Photo: Shutterstock.

RUMOUR MILL: Ibrahimovic to remain at Old Trafford | Koeman in the frame for Barca job | Rooney could make Everton return | City want world record fee for Aguero

Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants two more years at Manchester United, which will please boss Jose Mourinho, who is desperate for the Swedish striker to remain at Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)

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Louth Old Boys juniors give Foxes the bursh-off

Louth Old Boys Under 15s team have found it tough going following promotion to the Mid-Lincs A League this season, but they enjoyed a welcome win on Sunday.

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Sports Editor’s blog: The day a backwater finally made the headlines

Growing up in Lincolnshire, I was acutely aware that few people had any idea where the county of my birth actually was. Even those who lived there in some cases.

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Alexis Sanchez. Photo: Shutterstock.

RUMOUR MILL: Sanchez wants La Liga return | Sturridge set for showdown talks with Klopp | Chelsea target Real Madrid’s Morata

Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez has decided to quit Arsenal this summer and return to La Liga, with Sevilla favourites to land the former Barcelona man and Atletico Madrid also interested. (Daily Star)

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