Gossip column: Ibrahimovic, Mourinho, Stones, Higuain, Gundogan, Benatia

Gossip logo

For a list of all the completed deals, check out the transfers page.

Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, will join Manchester United this summer as assistant manager to Jose Mourinho. (Sportsbladet, via Daily Express)

Current assistant manager Ryan Giggs is set to reject a job offer from Mourinho and end his 29-year stay at Manchester United. (Sun)

Mourinho was paid £4m by Manchester United not to take a job elsewhere but has not accepted a 'behaviour clause' in a five-year contract at Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)

United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will give Mourinho £200m to spend and the Portuguese coach has already lined up Ibrahimovic as his first major signing. (Daily Star)

Mourinho's targets include Everton's John Stones, 21, Portugal midfielders Andre Gomes, 22, and Joao Mario, 23, strikers Alvaro Morata and Mauro Icardi, both 23, and 29-year-old Argentina international Ezequiel Garay. (Guardian)

Guardian
The Guardian says Jose Mourinho will spend £150m on transfers this summer

Everton have spoken to former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini about the possibility of becoming their new manager.(Daily Mail)

Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund have agreed a deal for 25-year-old Germany international Ilkay Gundogan. (Goal.com)

City will pay an initial £20.1m for the midfielder, with £1.5m in add-ons set aside should Gundogan impress for Pep Guardiola's side. (Daily Telegraph)

Both Manchester United and Premier League rivals Chelsea will miss out on Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, with the 28-year-old in talks over a move to Paris St-Germain. (Sun)

Manchester United will miss out on Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan, 28, who will instead join Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid. (Daily Express)

The Old Trafford club also faces competition from Barcelona for 22-year-old Paris St-Germain defender Marquinhos. (Telefoot, via Sun)

Arsenal have entered talks with Bayern Munich over the signing of Morocco defender Medhi Benatia, 29. (Foot Mercato, via Daily Star)

Former Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes is in talks with Aston Villa and is considering a return to management in the Championship. (Daily Telegraph)

More from BBC Sport
Vardy and Kane score as England beat Turkey
Van Gaal not told Mourinho set to replace him
What has gone wrong for Van Gaal at Man Utd?

Juventus are favourites to sign Chelsea target Miralem Pjanic, but the 26-year-old Roma midfielder could leave Serie A for Barcelona or Bayern Munich. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Interim manager Guus Hiddink will remain at Chelsea next season as a consultant. (Fox Sports)

Swansea City striker Andre Ayew, 26, is aware of interest in him from other clubs after being linked with a move to Sunderland. (Telefoot, via Newcastle Chronicle)

Inter Milan intend to sell 23-year-old Croatia international Marcelo Brozovic to a Premier League club this summer. (Sky Sports Italia, via Gazzetta dello Sport)

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, 29, would be happy to see Harry Kane taking penalties for England, despite the 22-year-old Tottenham striker missing the target against Turkey on Sunday. (Evening Standard)

West Ham may need to borrow a ground for the Europa League qualifying stages with the Olympic Stadium curtain-raiser due to take place after they enter the competition. (Guardian)

The club's joint-chairman David Gold believes the Hammers are good enough to win the competition and qualify for the Champions League. (whufc.com)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revived his interest in Argentinian striker Maxi Romero, 17, but still has Juventus forward Alvaro Morata, 23, as his top target. (Daily Mirror)

Best of social media

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea was pleased to get his hands on the FA Cup, tweeting: "You're finally mine!! I'm taking it home with me!"

David De Gea
Safe hands - David De Gea clutches the FA Cup

Southampton forward Charlie Austin was impressed with Rory McIlroy's performance at the Irish Open, especially the Northern Irishman's eagle on the 18th.

Charlie Austin Twitter

Tottenham forward Harry Kane scored the opener before missing a penalty in England's 2-1 win over Turkey, he tweeted: "Good win from the lads today! Still plenty to work on but it's a positive start! Recover now for Friday!"

And finally

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has had a 500-seater stadium named after him in a French village and "deserves one in every village in France". (Metro)

Have you added the new Top Story alerts in the BBC Sport app? Simply head to the menu in the app - and don't forget you can also add score alerts your football team and more.

Top Stories