Gossip column: Moyes, Van Gaal, Pogba, Sandro, Rodgers

Gossip column second edition

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MANCHESTER UNITED GOSSIP

Manchester United risk losing defenders Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand after deciding not to renew their contracts before a new manager is appointed.

Full story: ESPNexternal-link

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal started his second spell as Netherlands coach in July 2012

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal, who has emerged as the front-runner for the Manchester United job, is believed to be attracting interest from Arsenal.

Full story: Independentexternal-link

Former Nottingham Forest and Netherlands international Bryan Roy believes his old Ajax boss Louis van Gaal has always dreamed about managing Manchester United and would be a "revelation" in the job.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Sir Alex Ferguson is said to have been among a group of Manchester United directors who sealed the fate of manager David Moyes at a secret hotel meeting on Sunday night.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

The Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) believes it was wrong for the story to leak nearly 24 hours before an official announcement was made, branding the situation as lacking both dignity and class.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

David Moyes will receive no more than £5m in compensation because of a clause in his contract.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

A severance package for David Moyes could take two weeks to finalise as talks continue.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Moyes will not be short of offers, but might next consider a job abroad.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Barcelona are closing in on the signing of Chelsea defender David Luiz, 27, after having their transfer ban lifted pending an appeal.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

North east rivals Newcastle United and Sunderland are interested in signing Spanish winger Diego Capel, 26, this summer.

Full story: Talksportexternal-link

Juventus hope to raise £60m in order to fund moves for Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 30, and winger Nani, 27, by selling midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, to Paris St-Germain in the summer.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 27, has responded to talk linking him with a move away from the club this summer by insisting he wants to stay at the Emirates.

Full story: Inside Futbolexternal-link

Sandro
Sandro has made 23 appearances for Spurs this season, scoring one goal

Tottenham midfielder Sandro, 25, has been forced to play down speculation that he could join Arsenal in the summer after a spat with Spurs boss Tim Sherwood over his non-selection against Fulham.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, 26, is considering his future at St James' Park, with Premier League rivals Tottenham interested.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Liverpool target Cristian Tello, 22, will be allowed to leave Barcelona this summer if they are offered about £8m, with Serie A giants AC Milan among those interested in signing the Spanish winger.

Full story: Talksportexternal-link

Arsenal and Manchester United are on the verge of missing out on Freiburg Matthias Ginter, 20, with Borussia Dortmund closing in on the talented defender.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Southampton midfielder Jack Cork, 23, rated at £3m, is a target for Everton.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia has praised manager Brendan Rodgers for the way he has transformed the Anfield team into a title-winning side.

Full story: Liverpool Football Clubexternal-link

Gareth Bale is a major doubt for Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final with German champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday as the 24-year-old winger is suffering from flu.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke says Sao Paulo's delayed stadium would be ready "at the last minute" for the World Cup opening match on 12 June - with a full capacity test scheduled for May.

Full story: ESPNexternal-link

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson admits he had not foreseen the Championship title winners experiencing such a dominant season.

Full story: Sky Sportsexternal-link

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Juventus and Arsenal are interested in Sheffield United's 18-year-old striker Diego De Girolamo.

Full story: Tuttosportexternal-link

Inter Milan's 21-year-old forward Mauro Icardi has dismissed transfer rumours linking him to Madrid rivals Real or Atletico, saying he wants to continue his career at the Italian side.

Full story: Tuttosportexternal-link

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says his side are "neither favourites nor victims" in their Champions League semi-final clash against Bayern Munich.

Ciro Immobile
Immobile made his international debut against Spain in March

Full story: L'Equipe (in French)external-link

FC Torino's Ciro Immobile, 24, has emerged as the preferred candidate for Borussia Dortmund to replace Bayern Munich-bound striker Robert Lewandowski.

Full story: Sueddeutsche (in German)external-link

Former Argentina defender Marcelo Biesla has rejected an offer to train the Paraguay national team, according to the vice-president of the country's football association.

Full story: As.com (in Spanish)external-link

Swiss clubs FC Zurich and FC Sion are keeping an eye on Lazio's Miroslav Klose, despite the 35-year-old striker having already extended his contract with the Italian side.

Full story: Bild (in German)external-link

AND FINALLY

The David Moyes 'Chosen One' banner is apparently being sold on eBay, with the highest bid currently standing at £153,900. It has the description: "One previous owner, well used, highly sought after and will soon be a relic."

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Football spectators have been spooked by a ghostly figure that appears to run through fans during a match in Bolivia.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

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