Football transfer gossip: Rooney, Mourinho, Belotti, Barkley, Griezmann

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Stoke are preparing a £45m package to sign striker Wayne Rooney, 31, from Manchester United. (Sunday People)

Rooney is looking at moves to China or the United States after Everton cooled their interest in the England captain. (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham are prepared to meet the £140,000-per-week wage demands of Everton's England midfielder Ross Barkley, 23. (Star Sunday)

Manchester United are poised to offer manager Jose Mourinho a new five-year contract. (Sunday Express)

With speculation continuing over their pursuit of 26-year-old Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, United could also move for another striker - Torino's Andrea Belotti, 23. (IBT, via Manchester Evening News)

Mourinho says the club's hopes of signing Griezmann this summer rest on executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. (Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea and Arsenal are also interested in Italy international Belotti, who could cost £85m. (Sun on Sunday)

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Manchester City are planning to open talks with manager Pep Guardiola over a long-term deal beyond the three-year contract he signed on his arrival last summer. (Sunday Mirror)

Meanwhile, Guardiola is facing pressure from City's owners to bring back Joe Hart after the 30-year-old's season-long loan at Torino. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, 20, but face competition from AC Milan. (Sunday Express)

Injured out-of-contract Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, has several offers from other clubs and will definitely stay in Europe, according to his agent. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham and Everton both want Hull City defender Harry Maguire, 24. (Sunday People)

Valencia have given up on keeping Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, 26, with City not willing to accept an offer of below the £15.7m option in his loan contract. (Marca)

Liverpool are ready to challenge Manchester clubs City and United for the signature of Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy, 22. (RMC Sport, via Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United face competition from Roma for Benfica and Sweden central defender Victor Lindelof, 22, who is valued at £35m. (Sunday Mirror)

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Newcastle target Michy Batshuayi, 23, has refused to rule out a loan move next season - insisting he is prepared to "go wherever Chelsea" send him. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Kelechi Iheanacho looks set to leave Manchester City as part of Pep Guardiola's summer overhaul, and West Ham are thought to be interested in the 20-year-old Nigeria forward. (Manchester Evening News)

Burnley are considering a move for Everton striker Oumar Niasse, 27, who has hardly played for the Toffees since a £13m move last year, but scored five goals while on loan at Hull for the second half of this season. (Sunday People)

Newly promoted Brighton are hopeful of signing Chelsea's 19-year-old striker Tammy Abraham, who scored 23 goals in 41 games on loan at Championship strugglers Bristol City. (Argus)

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner will be offered a new £2.5m-a-year contract if his side beat Reading in Monday's Championship play-off final. (Sunday Telegraph)

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Manchester United defender Guillermo Varela is considering legal action against Eintracht Frakfurt, who fined and suspended him for getting a tattoo before the German Cup final. (Suddeutsche Zeitung, via Daily Mail)

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