Gossip column: Guardiola to Man City, Toure, Austin, Sterling, Ibe

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Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola will become Manchester City manager. (London Evening Standard)

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley wants to strengthen his squad by signing Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin, 25. Ashley hopes the move for Austin will show the club's ambition and encourage Derby manager Steve McClaren to take charge.(Daily Mirror)

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, is determined not to be forced out, with the Premier League champions said to be willing to listen to offers for him. (Daily Mail)

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The Sun back page carries a warning for Manuel Pellegrini from former Man City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson

Manchester's United's owners feared striker Wayne Rooney would move to derby rivals Manchester City before the 29-year-old agreed a new contract at Old Trafford in 2010. (Independent)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned forward Raheem Sterling, 20, and winger Jordon Ibe, 19, of the conduct he expects after the pair were pictured with a shisha pipe. (Guardian)

Former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert could be a target for Sunderland and Fulham if he does not return to former club Borussia Dortmund. (Sun - subscription required)

Valencia's planned move for 29-year-old Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, who is on loan at Manchester United, looks set to be scuppered because the Spanish club must complete a permanent deal for Manchester City forward Alvaro Negredo, also 29. (Daily Telegraph)

PSV Eindhoven midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 24, has prompted speculation over a move to Manchester United by revealing he is keen to work with Louis van Gaal again. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United have revived their interest in Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic, with the 25-year-old set to have talks with his employers about his future next week.(Metro)

Newcastle United manager John Carver will "review" the club's captaincy this summer and could take the armband away from defender Fabricio Coloccini, 33, to give it to 25-year-old right-back Daryl Janmaat.(Guardian)

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, 26, believes his performances for the club have not lived up to his £24m fee. (Liverpool Echo)

The agent of Netherlands international Marco van Ginkel, 22, says the midfielder wants to return from his loan at AC Milan to play for Chelsea next season. (Daily Express)

Striker Alexandre Lacazette, 23, a transfer target for Arsenal, Manchester United, and Newcastle has confirmed he wants to sign a new contract with Lyon.(Daily Star)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Tottenham striker Harry Kane tweeted his thanks for support after he was nominated for both the PFA Players' Player of the Year award and the Young Player award, saying he was "very happy" to be on the shortlist.

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Didier Drogba, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane will be playing in the Match Against Poverty on 20 April

Chelsea forward Didier Drogba tweeted an image of what would once have been a fantastic front three as he prepares to take part in a fundraising fixture. "Honoured to join the Match Against Poverty," tweeted the Ivorian. The fixture takes place on 20 April and will aim to boost Ebola recover efforts.

AND FINALLY

The mother of Paris St-Germain centre-back David Luiz defended her son after he was nutmegged twice by Luis Suarez in Barcelona's Champions League success in the French capital. "Who are we to judge you! I will always love you after the good games, and even more after those that don't go well," she wrote on Instagram. (Independent)

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