Paper Chase: Real interest in Richards

Each day we’ll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they’re always entertaining…

THE SUN

Spurs are trying to persuade Luka Modric to sign a new contract that will keep him out of the clutches of Chelsea and Manchester City.

Arsene Wenger has given Arsenal a four-day window in May to seal Robin van Persie’s future.

Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel is a target for Spurs and Schalke.

Roberto Mancini will be Manchester City manager next season – whatever the outcome of the title race.

DAILY STAR

Tony Pulis feels Newcastle could struggle to hang onto top scorer Demba Ba.

There are serious concerns about Steven N’Zonzi’s long-term future at Blackburn after a bust-up with boss Steve Kean.

DAILY EXPRESS

Arsene Wenger has set Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis a four-day window to sort out the future of Robin van Persie at the end of the season.

DAILY MIRROR

Arsene Wenger has given Robin van Persie a 72-hour deadline to resolve his Arsenal future.

Roberto Di Matteo has urged Chelsea chiefs to consider giving Didier Drogba the deal he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge.

Leeds boss Neil Warnock last night dumped Republic of Ireland international Darren O’Dea.

DAILY MAIL

Danny Simpson is preparing to quit Newcastle this summer.

Mark Hughes has told Gareth Bale to ignore the advances of Barcelona and stay at Spurs until he is more mature.

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is resurrecting his interest in Manchester City defender Micah Richards.

Paul Pogba will have the final say on his future after Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed Manchester United have agreed terms on a new deal with his agent. Juventus are also chasing the midfielder.

DAILY RECORD

Northern Ireland international keeper Alan Mannus is set to sign on for another 12 months at St Johnstone.

James Fowler insists it’s far more important for Kilmarnock to tie down manager Kenny Shiels than it is to sort out his own future.

Danny Lennon believes Kenny McLean can earn St Mirren their biggest windfall since the sale of Ian Ferguson.