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Afternoon Report: April 3

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Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf says Jose Mourinho would be making a mistake if he returns to Stamford Bridge. Mourinho is expected to leave Real Madrid this summer, and Didier Drogba has backed his old boss to head back to west London.

Chris Smalling says Manchester United must use the upcoming derby as motivation to overcome their FA Cup disappointment. The 1-0 defeat to Chelsea ended United's hopes of a double, but Smalling wants a positive response in the Manchester derby on Monday.

Manchester City will have to pull out all the stops to sign Geoffrey Kondogbia after the highly-rated midfielder revealed he's happy to stay at Sevilla. Roberto Mancini has been strongly linked with a move for the £8m French youngster, while Juventus are also thought to be interested.

Paris St Germain salvaged a 2-2 draw from their Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie against Barcelona with a last-second equaliser. Lionel Messi put Barca ahead in the first-half, but limped off at the interval, and faces up to three weeks out with a hamstring injury.

Tottenham midfielder John Bostock admits he may have to leave White Hart Lane this summer for first-team football. The 21-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, and is currently on loan in Canada with FC Toronto.

Arsenal have announced they are set to tour Japan this summer as part of their pre-season preparations. The Gunners will return to Japan for the first time since 1968 and take on Arsene Wenger's old side Nagoya Grampus in a friendly match at Toyota Stadium.

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