Gossip column: Pogba, Lloris, Ings, Jovetic, Bruce, Van Gaal

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City want to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, as a replacement for Yaya Toure, 31, who is considering one final move before he retires. (Sunday Express)

Daily Star Sunday back page
Stevan Jovetic is wanted by Juventus, reports the Daily Star Sunday

And Juventus want to sign Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic, seven years after they failed to buy the Montenegro international, 25, from Partizan Belgrade. (Daily Star Sunday)

Manchester United will move for Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 28, if they lose David De Gea, 24, to Real Madrid. (Sunday Mirror)

United could secure Barcelona full-back Dani Alves for free if they offer the 31-year-old a three-year deal. (The Sun -subscription required)

And the Red Devils are ready to renew their efforts to sign PSG's Brazil international defender Marquinos, 20, in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool have suffered a setback in their pursuit of striker Danny Ings, 22, after it emerged that Burnley will seek a record tribunal fee of more than £6.5m. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Midfielder Alex Song, 27, says he would love to stay at West Ham when his season's loan from Barcelona expires - because he and his family like living in London. (Observer)

Tottenham are planning a summer move for FC Koln's Austria Under-21 centre-back Kevin Wimmer as head coach Mauricio Pochettino sets about rebuilding his defence. (People)

OTHER GOSSIP

Hull boss Steve Bruce will be offered £15m by Fulham to get them back into the Premier League, and owner Shahid Khan has West Ham's Sam Allardyce in mind should he fail to lure Bruce. (The Sun - subscription required)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says that every single member of his squad is playing for his future. (Sunday Mirror)

Van Gaal has convinced England captain Wayne Rooney, 29, that his future lies in midfield rather than in an attacking role. (Independent on Sunday)

Independent on Sunday
Harry Kane dominates the Independent on Sunday's sports section

Manchester City are close to agreeing a link-up with French Ligue 1 side St-Etienne.(People)

Glenn Hoddle says he had no choice but to leave his coaching role at QPR when Harry Redknapp resigned, but believes they would have kept the club in the Premier League. (Mail on Sunday)

QPR striker Charlie Austin, 25, and centre-back Richard Dunne, 35, could miss the rest of the season with injuries suffered during Saturday's 1-0 defeat at home to Southampton. (Fulham Chronicle)

West Ham are set to offer a new contract to striker Diafra Sakho - days after being fined £71,000 by Fifa for fielding the 25-year-old in an FA Cup tie at Bristol City. (People)

Stoke striker Peter Crouch, who celebrated his 34th birthday on 30 January, believes he can continue scoring goals in the Premier League for the rest of a contract that runs until 2017. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher, 31, says that a desire to prove to his twin sons that he could still play regularly in the Premier League was a factor in his move to West Brom from Manchester United. (Mail on Sunday)

Burnley captain Jason Shackell, 31, insists that he trusts striker Danny Ings to continue giving his all for the team despite Liverpool's interest in the 22-year-old. (Daily Star Sunday)

York City manager Russ Wilcox says his team are fighting for both their own livelihoods and those of the club's staff after they dropped into the League Two relegation zone by losing 2-0 at home to Dagenham and Redbridge. (York Press)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

A frustrated Southampton fan paid £38 to see his side's game at QPR on Saturday - only to have his view of the pitch obstructed by a television studio. "£38 ticket in away end at Loftus Road! #Robbery," the fan tweeted as he posted a photo of the view from his seat.

An obstructed view at Loftus Road
"I could see he was offside from here, linesman..."

Sunday Times journalist Jonathan Northcroft was unconvinced by Everton manager Roberto Martinez's attempts to talk up Saturday's goalless Merseyside derby: "Roberto said something about 'asymmetric shapes' that drew sage nods from around the press room but nobody understood."

Former Nottingham Forest midfielder Jermaine Jenas was thrilled as their new manager Dougie Freedman won his first game in charge, 3-2 at Brighton, tweeting: "Super Dougie doing the job today! Come on Forest."

AND FINALLY...

Aston Villa fans
"The goal's this way, chaps..."

Aston Villa fans held up signs with arrows pointing towards the goal in a bid to get their players scoring again - and it worked as they ended a 659-minute drought against Chelsea. (Birmingham Mail)

Gillingham chairman Paul Scally consulted his players before appointing Justin Edinburgh as manager - by asking them to fill in a questionnaire. (Mail on Sunday)

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