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All the top stories and transfer rumours from Friday’s newspapers

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Manchester United fear they will fail to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane this summer, with Spurs determined to keep the 29-year-old England captain even though he will soon have just one year left on his contract.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag will make signing Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford a summer priority if the club is unable to secure a new deal for David de Gea.

La Liga president Javier Tebas says the departure of Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets from Barcelona is the “beginning of the path” for the Spanish club to re-sign 35-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi, whose contract with Paris St-Germain runs out in the summer.

Chelsea’s owners are looking to ease the crisis at Stamford Bridge by recruiting a new chief executive from within their own business empire, current Clearlake Capital operating executive Chris Jurasek.

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, will return to Chelsea from his loan at Inter Milan in the summer and hold talks with prospective new Blues boss boss Mauricio Pochettino as well as taking part in pre-season training before a decision is taken on his future.

Pochettino wants Chelsea to restart contract talks with 24-year-old England midfielder Mason Mount, whose deal with the Blues runs out at the end of next season.

Chelsea will request between £30-40m for Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, with Manchester City interested in the 29-year-old.

Aston Villa are in talks to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Manuel Ugarte, with the 22-year-old Uruguay international having also been linked with Chelsea and Liverpool.

Ugarte’s agent says there are a number of clubs interested in the player, who he expects to leave Sporting Lisbon in the summer.

Manchester United are getting ready to make a move for Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 29, if Spain keeper David de Gea, 32, leaves the club.

Manchester United are interested in 20-year-old Anderlecht and Netherlands keeper Bart Verbruggen, with De Gea’s number one status at the Old Trafford club in doubt.

NewcastleManchester United and Liverpool scouts have been watching Nice’s French centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo, 23.

Argentina keeper Emiliano Martinez is set to leave Aston Villa in the summer, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham targeting the 30-year-old.

Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta says he thinks manager Simone Inzaghi will stay at the club and added that 27-year-old Cameroon keeper Andre Onana, who has been linked to Manchester United, wants to stay at the Serie A side.

Aston Villa want to bring in Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio, 27, on a free transfer when the Spain international’s contract runs out in the summer.

Newcastle United will face competition from Paris St-Germain for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby, with the German club wanting at least 60m euros for the France international, 23.

Arsenal looked at Diaby in January and have also identified him as a possible target in the summer.

Bayern Munich would like to keep hold of on-loan Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo, while Arsenal and Barcelona are also interested in the 28-year-old Portugal international.

Brentford want £40m for in-demand Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 27.

Everton have a strong interest in signing Southampton’s Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu, 24, this summer.

Nottingham Forest will refuse offers for Brennan Johnson if they stay up this season, with Aston Villa and Newcastle among the clubs to have registered an interest in the Wales forward, 21.

Norwich City are set to sign English striker Ashley Barnes when the 33-year-old’s contract with Burnley expires in the summer.

Chelsea’s English defender Dujon Sterling, 23, is expected to move to Scottish club Rangers on a free transfer in the coming weeks.

Written by Ibrahim Oladamola

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