Paper round-up: Fulham and West Ham eyeing United defenders

Manchester United defenders Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian are wanted by West Ham and Fulham respectively, according to reports.

The Sun say right-back Valencia is being lined up as a potential summer signing by Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini.

And the Daily Mail have picked up on reports linking new Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri with a move for Darmian.

Reports suggest the Whites would like to take him to Craven Cottage but that the player would prefer a return to Italy, with Inter Milan and Lazio interested.

Meanwhile, The Sun say Manchester United are willing to fork out £40m in order to make Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino their new manager.

The Sun say United want to install Pochettino in the summer and that he is the only contender to replace the under-pressure Jose Mourinho.

The story also claims United are confident they can see off interest in Real Madrid, who have also been linked with Pochettino.

Pochettino signed a five-year contract only last summer and has made it clear he is determined to lead Spurs into their new stadium in the new year.

And Chelsea are hopeful that they can persuade Ruben Loftus-Cheek that his future lies at the club, the Daily Telegraph reports.

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