Chelsea want Liverpool star while Arsenal or Spurs to sign Saints ace

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CHELSEA are already making plans for next season after securing the Premier League title on Sunday.

Manager Jose Mourinho will expect his side to retain the championship next term, as well as mount a serious challenge for the Champions League.

According to a report in one of today’s newspapers, the Blues want to sign a Liverpool striker in the summer, while Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are among the other clubs to have made the headlines.

Chelsea want Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert to replace Didier Drogba, should the Ivorian leave Stamford Bridge. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton expect midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin to join Arsenal or Tottenham in the summer, and want to sign Legia Warsaw’s Ondrej Duda as a replacement. (The Sun)

Man United are set to award winger Ashley Young a new contract. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea are willing to make a bid of £30m plus Filipe Luis for Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke. (Daily Express)

Now Ilkay Gundogan has decided to leave Borussia Dortmund, Man United are fearful the German club will put a block on their move for defender Mats Hummels. (Manchester Evening News)

Sunderland could swoop for out-of-contract Manchester City defender Micah Richards, who has spent this season on loan at Fiorentina. (Daily Mirror)

West Bromwich Albion want to sign Benik Afobe from rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers, but are set to be priced out of a move for Bakary Sako. (Daily Mail)

Asmir Begovic could look for a departure from Stoke City in the summer, with Liverpool among the clubs interested in the goalkeeper. (Daily Express)

Crystal Palace have made a £5.8m bid for Sampdoria striker Eder, while another player from the Italian club, Stefano Okaka, is wanted by Stoke and Southampton. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United.