Transfer rumours and paper review

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday's newspapers...
Manchester United are chasing Bordeaux’s teen sensation Adam Ounas. They have already made contact over the 19-year-old attacking midfielder and are trying to set up a summer move as they prepare for a new era under recently-appointed manager Jose Mourinho.
But Jose Mourinho won't get the chance to reunite with Karim Benzema. The pair enjoyed a good relationship during their time together at Real Madrid, but Benzema has no interest in leaving ‘the club of his dreams’ to join Mourinho at Manchester United.
Hugo Lloris has turned down Tottenham’s new contract offer. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has opened negotiations about a new five-year deal with France keeper Lloris. They are hopeful he will sign and commit himself long term but their opening gambit has been knocked back by the 29-year-old.
Manchester City are interested in signing PSG defender Marquinhos. Central defence looks like being a key area to strengthen for new coach Pep Guardiola, with Martin Demichelis expected to move on, Eliaquim Mangala told he can and doubts over whether Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi can hold down a regular place in the starting XI.

Liverpool are in discussions over a £4million move for Anderlecht teenager Samuel Bastien. The 19-year-old Belgian has been on loan at Avellino in Serie B in Italy who had an option to make his deal permanent but now believe Liverpool are in pole position. Bastien is a high-energy, skilful midfielder who has been capped at U21 level by Belgium.
West Brom defender James Chester has opened the door for a move to Swansea. The Swans were knocked-back in January by West Brom for the £8million centre-back. But Chester is eager to resurrect his Premier League form alongside Wales team-mate Ashley Williams at the Liberty Stadium.
Hull City will offer new contracts to both Tom Huddlestone and Ahmed Elmohamady before their current deals expiring next month, but Sone Aluko has been told he is free to leave the KC Stadium.
Leicester City are close to making their first signings of the summer – with the double arrival of Germany goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler and Spanish defender Luis Hernandez.
Roberto Di Matteo will officially be confirmed as Aston Villa’s new manager, having agreed an initial two-year deal that includes a £2m bonus if he gets Villa back into the Premier League.

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