Manchester United are worried assistant manager Ryan Giggs will end his 28-year association with the club if he is overlooked as boss Louis van Gaal’s successor. (Daily Mirror) 

Van Gaal will not step aside for his friend Jose Mourinho or anyone else, says his Dutch biographer Maarten Meijer. (Manchester Evening News) 

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, 36, is in “serious talks” with Colorado Rapids and is “highly likely” to end his 10-year stay with the Goodison Park club and move to Major League Soccer in May. (NBC Sports) 

Chelsea will demand at least £80m before selling 25-year-old midfielder Eden Hazard this summer.(Sun) 

The Blues could face a transfer embargo after midfielder Bertrand Traore played for their under-18 side when aged 16, in an apparent breach of Fifa regulations. (London Evening Standard) 

Chelsea are weighing up a move for Fenerbahce and former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 32, to solve their goalscoring problems. (Daily Express) 

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Sunderland are to increase their bid for Swansea striker Andre Ayew, 26, to £10m, plus Italy striker Fabio Borini, 24. (Talksport) 

Leicester City have increased their offer for Sampdoria striker Eder, 29, from £7.95m to £10m, but could face competition from Inter Milan. (Daily Mail) 

But Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is chasing CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa, 23. (Daily Mirror) 

Liverpool have been given encouragement in their pursuit of midfielder Alex Teixeira, 26, following the comments of the Shakhtar Donetsk coach. (Daily Express)  

Arsenal have had a bid rejected for Napoli’s 24-year-old midfielder Jorginho, but might return with a further offer in the summer.(TuttoMercatoWeb – in Italian) 

Middlesbrough have offered £9m for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes, 25, with a further £2m based on appearances. (Sun) 

Newcastle have been told by Chelsea that it will cost £12m to sign striker Loic Remy, 29. (Daily Mail) 

The Blues are set to sign Corinthians midfielder Alexandre Pato, 26, on a six-month loan deal with the option of making the move permanent in the summer. The Brazilian club had initially wanted to sell him outright for an £8m fee. (London Evening Standard) 

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Liverpool beat Stoke City on penalties to reach the Capital One Cup final at Wembley

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren posted  an image on Instagram from inside a happy Reds dressing room after their Capital One Cup semi-final victory over Stoke City on Tuesday. He commented: “Wembley we cominggggg…..what a fantastic game!! Well done everyone.”

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie was excited by the signing of Emmanuel Adebayor, suggesting a change of pre-match tunes. Hetweeted:  “Changing room music has gone from hip hop straight to afrobeats and aZonto ayyyy.”

Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa posted a photo on Instagram  of Brazilian compatriot and friend Pato, apparently congratulating him on signing for Chelsea. The post reads: “[Pato] I am sure it will be very good for you my bro! Congrats [Chelsea].

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Williams driver Felipe Massa has given a strong indication that Pato is Chelsea bound

Winger Mesut Ozil is a big favourite with Arsenal fans and it seems his popularity is just as strong overseas after Egyptian footballer Ahmed Nabil Manga named his newborn son after the German international. (Metro) 

Striker Charlie Austin was made to sing his Southampton initiation song Stand By Me live on radio. (Talksport)  

St Johnstone Under-20s had to wear Rangers away strips after their kitman’s vehicle broke down en route from Perth to play the Glasgow club at their Murray Park training complex. (Inside Futbol) 

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