Gossip column: Mourinho, Van Gaal, Matic, Toure, Ronaldo

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Gossip Column: Nemanja Matic, Raphael Varane, Ademola Lookman

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Jose Mourinho will not wait for Manchester United if they decide to postpone bringing him in to replace manager Louis van Gaal beyond this summer. (Daily Mail)

Dutchman Van Gaal has an £8m-a-year contract at Old Trafford, of which only £3.3m is basic salary. The club would have to pay £5m if they sacked him. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea's Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 27, will leave the club this summer after a £20m move to Italian champions Juventus was agreed. (Daily Star)

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 23, is also on his way of Stamford Bridge club after the Belgium international fell out with the goalkeeping coach. (Sun)

The Times
The Times back page

The Blues are monitoring Josh McEachran, 23, with a view to re-signing the midfielder after selling him to Championship side Brentford last summer for £750,000. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea are threatening to relegate striker Dominic Solanke, 18, to their development squad next season unless he lowers his £50,000-a-week wage demands. (Times - subscription required)

Midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, thought he was being approached by Manchester United, not Manchester City, when his agent told him of the interest during his time at Barcelona in 2010. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 23. The France international has been dropped to the bench for key Champions League games this season. (Le 10 Sport, via TalkSport)

The Red Devils are on the verge of signing 17-year-old Polish goalkeeper Kacper Chorazka, who had trials at Rangers earlier this season. (Manchester Evening News)

West Ham United have offered Marseille £31m for Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, 22, but face competition from European clubs including Juventus. (Guardian)

Liverpool have joined the race to sign Charlton's highly rated forward Ademola Lookman, 18, who would cost around £6m.(Mirror)

The Sun back page
The Sun back page

Former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson remains the first choice to take over as relegated Aston Villa's manager and the club plan an appointment before the end of the month. (Birmingham Mail)

Lyon will block Tottenham and West Ham's attempts to sign France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 24, as the club's president says they have no plans to let him leave. (Mirror)

Swansea have been linked with a move for QPR winger Junior Hoilett, 25, who is out of contract at the Championship club this summer.(South Wales Evening Post)

Former Newcastle player Rob Lee says midfielder Moussa Sissoko did not deserve the captaincy but manager Rafael Benitez saw something everyone else didn't. (Chronicle)

Best of social media

Some of the Arsenal players enjoyed a team meal together as midfielder Mesut Ozil posted a picture on Twitter.

Arsenal team-mates Francis Coquelin, Serge Gnabry, Olivier Girioud, Laurent Koscielny, Mathieu Flamini and Mesut Ozil
Left to right: Francis Coquelin, Serge Gnabry, Olivier Girioud, Laurent Koscielny, Mathieu Flamini and Mesut Ozil

England cricketers Stuart Broad and Moeen Ali enjoyed a day at the Tottenham training ground with striker Harry Kane and midfielder Tom Carroll.

England cricketers
England all-rounder Moeen Ali (left) alongside Harry Kane, Tom Carroll and Stuart Broad

And finally

Netherlands winger Eljero Elia had a nightmare with his latest tattoo. In an effort to celebrate Feyenoord's Dutch Cup victory last month, Elia managed to spell the club name incorrectly and get the wrong date of the final. (Daily Mail)

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