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Today's football rumours: Leicester's manager hunt, Newcastle's transfer smash and more

What the papers say

Leicester are keen on bringing in BrendanRodgers from Celtic as a replacement for Claude Puel, the Telegraph says. Puel was sacked as Foxes manager after a 4-1 defeat to Crystal Palace, and the former champions may have to wait until the summer. The Guardian reports that RafaBenitez may also be an option.

Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes is also interested in taking over at the King Power, according to the Liverpool Echo.

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Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka is wanted by Arsenal (Paul Harding/PA)

Arsenal have had their heads turned by Aaron Wan-Bissaka and are reportedly leading the chase for the £40million-rated Crystal Palace defender, according to the Sun.

Former Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart could be leaving Burnley for the United States, reports the same paper. Hart, 31, is in a three-way battle for the gloves at Turf Moor with Tom Heaton and Nick Pope.

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Ivan Rakitic could be on the move, with Manchester United and Bayern Munich interested in the Barcelona midfielder, says the Metro.

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Players to watch

Joelinton: Newcastle are set to sign the Brazilian striker from Hoffenheim in the summer for £51m, reports Sport1 (yes, you read that right).

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Salomon Rondon: The Venezuelan forward, currently on loan at St. James’ Park from West Brom, is happy to stay at Newcastle next season, the Newcastle Chronicle reports.

Saul Niguez: The Atletico Madrid midfielder, who has been linked with Chelsea, is also a target for Barcelona, according to AS.