From the Back Pages, April 4: Tottenham open talks with Romelu Lukaku over £25m summer move

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The agent of Romelu Lukaku has admitted he has already held talks with Tottenham over a summer move to White Hart Lane. (The Telegraph)

Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke has been ruled out for the rest of the season, including this summer’s World Cup, after suffering a ruptured achilles. (The Guardian)

The agent of Yevhen Konoplyanka sparked rumours that Liverpool were still interested in his client with a cryptic tweet on Thursday. (The Mirror)

Arsenal are evaluating the cost of a deal for Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic. Manager Arsene Wenger is resigned to the fact that Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa is joining Chelsea this summer, while Monaco’s Radamel Falcao, who is still recovering from a knee ligament injury, would be an expensive risk. (Daily Mail)

Football was plunged into fresh controversy after seven further players from Football League clubs based in the North West of England were arrested and questioned in connection with alleged spot-fixing. (The Times)

Jose Mourinho bemoaned his lack of “real strikers” after Chelsea went down 3-1 to Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, leaving the club with a huge task to recover the tie. (The Independent)

SUNDERLAND do not believe they will face any further punishment for playing striker Ji Dong-won in four Premier League games for which he was ineligible. (The Express)