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Swansea manager Steve Cooper is seen as a replacement for Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace, reports The Sun. The 73-year-old Hodgson’s contract expires in June, and the Eagles are considering a replacement. Although they have their eye on Sean Dyche, they are likely to sign a new contract with Burnley. In addition to his impressive work with Swansea, the 41-year-old Cooper has complained as a former England Under-17 coach with strong knowledge of the players to come.

Norwich told Bayern Munich that they would need to spend £ 30-35 million to sign their English defender Max Aarons, Sky Sports reports. Bayern’s interest in the 21-year-old has been strong and persistent, and the German club can’t wait to get him for the summer. Norwich, who are currently at the top of the Championship, want to take advantage of all the possible Aarons transfers as they expect another return to the Premier League.

Chelsea have offered a contract to the Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, 90min report. The 28-year-old Austrian’s contract with the Bundesliga giant expires at the end of the season and he is free to talk to other clubs. No other Premier League has yet offered him a deal.

A teenage American striker Matthew Hoppe attracts the attention of some major English clubs, and Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham and Manchester City have said they are monitoring the 19-year-old, reports 90Min. Hoppe stood out among Schalke’s seemingly doomed attempts to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga this season, scoring five goals in just eight league starts. Hoppe was upgraded to his first professional contract only this month, now he is being followed by scouts from the aforementioned Premier League giant.

Southampton want to sign French midfielder Angers from Ligue 1 Angelo Fulgini, Downloads Le10 Sport. The Saints tried to sign the 24-year-old in January, but failed, but reportedly are preparing a revised offer for the summer. Fulgini has been a valuable member of the team in 10th place for Angers this season, scoring four goals and two assists.

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Jamal Musiala: Seventeen-year-old England midfielder under 21 should sign a new five-year contract with Bayern Munich, reports The Guardian.

Ezri Konsa: Liverpool are interested in signing 23-year-old Aston Villa defender, according to Athletic.

Omar Richards: Reading’s 17-year-old defender could join Musiali in Bayern, Kicker reports.

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