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Tuesday's papers: Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Jan Oblak

Tuesday's papers: Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Jan Oblak
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Frank Lampard has a succession plan at the back for Chelsea.

What the papers say

Jan Oblak will be the top goalkeeper target for Chelsea this summer, according to the Daily Mirror. Blues boss Frank Lampard is looking to change things at the back after Kepa Arrizabalaga's struggles this season and Atletico Madrid's Oblak, 27, has a  £120m buy-out condition in his contract. The Mirror says the Blues value Oblak at less than £100m so could use Kepa to sweeten any deal between Stamford Bridge and Atletico.

Manchester City are looking to rebuild their squad and The Daily Telegraph reports Kalidou Koulibaly could be the man they need. The highly-regarded Senegal centre-half, 29, has three years left at Napoli but is needed in Manchester for his height, speed and experience.

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Tanguy Ndombele could be a shock signing for Bayern Munich (John Walton/PA)

The Daily Mail says Bayern Munich are preparing to make an unexpected move for Tottenham's Tanguy Ndombele. The paper cites France's Le10Sport as saying the Bundesliga club is looking for midfield talent and may snap up the 23-year-old, who has fallen out of favour since signing with Spurs from Lyon last summer.

Championship club Brentford want to sign Portsmouth winger Ronan Curtis, reports Portsmouth's The News. The Bees fear they will lose Algeria international Said Benrahma, which has prompted them to investigate a replacement in Curtis. The Republic of Ireland international, 24, scored 14 goals last season and may now end up at Griffin Park after interest from Blackburn and Reading in January faded away.

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Kylian Mbappe: The France striker, 21, is going to Real Madrid from Paris St-Germain next summer, reports Spain's Marca.

Lionel Messi File
Rumours persist but Barcelona insists Messi is staying put (Nick Potts/PA)

Lionel Messi: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is "sure" the 33-year-old Argentine forward will be staying at Camp Nou after next year, according to Spain's Mundo Deportivo which cites TV3.

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2Manchester CityMan City382639102356781
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd401814868383068
4Chelsea382061269541566
5Leicester CityLeicester381881267412662
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs3917111164481662
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves381514951401159
8Arsenal381414105648856
9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd381412123939054
10Burnley38159144350-754
11Southampton39158165261-953
12Everton381310154456-1249
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle391111173960-2144
14Crystal Palace381110173150-1943
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914153954-1541
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham391010195063-1340
RWatford39910203865-2737
18Aston Villa3998224270-2835
RBournemouth3897224065-2534
RNorwich CityNorwich3856272675-4921

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