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Everton are rumoured to be mulling over a move for Barcelona’s Brazilian winger Malcolm in Friday’s edition of the Daily Express.
The national paper also suggests that both Arsenal and Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande are keen on the former Bordeaux ace.
Elsewhere, two Blues strikers are linked with moves away. The Liverpool Echo believes Crystal Palace have made a bid for Oumar Niasse, while both the Belfast Telegraph and the Falkirk Herald propose that Under-23s frontman Shayne Lavery is set for a loan move to Scottish Championship club Falkirk.
West Brom manager Darren Moore offers his thoughts on why he signed Everton defender Mason Holgate on loan in the Birmingham Mail, while the Lincolnshire Echo includes quotes from Danny Cowley – boss of Saturday’s FA Cup opponents Lincoln – on his admiration for Marco Silva.
And finally, Lucas Digne has been included in the Daily Mirror’s top 10 full-backs of the season so far.