Gossip column: De Gea, Mourinho, Guardiola, Higuain

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, has agreed to join Real Madrid, according to Spanish television channel La Sexta. (Mirror)

Jose Mourinho, 52, says it is easier to manage Manchester United than Chelsea within the modern confines of Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules. (Daily Mail)

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And Mourinho has revealed Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has reassured him that he is not after the Portuguese's job at Chelsea. (London Evening Standard)

Pep Guardiola, 44, has said the fact that four members of Bayern Munich's medical team walked out on Thursday night changes nothing at the club and that he will remain in charge next season. (Guardian)

Arsenal and Manchester United are tracking Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, 27, who has been linked with a move away from Serie A this summer. (Talksport)

Sunderland are the latest club interested in Swansea manager Garry Monk after the 36-year-old's impressive first full season in management. (Wales online)

Defender Thomas Vermaelen, 29, who has not played a game for Barcelona following his transfer from Arsenal last year, has emerged as a summer target for Everton. (Metro)

England cricketer Moeen Ali has been named an honorary ambassador for Liverpool's official supporters club in Pakistan.(Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool are hoping to land Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, in a £7m loan deal next season.(The Sun - subscription required)

Udinese and Deportivo La Coruna are leading the chase to sign Tottenham's highly rated 20-year-old midfielder Grant Ward.(Talksport)

Southampton, along with Newcastle, are interested in signing striker Charlie Austin, 25, from QPR.(Mirror)

Manchester City want to sign 20-year-old Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte.(Goal)

Sunderland defender Wes Brown, 35, might have played his last game for the club. (Northern Echo)

Manchester United are hoping Burnley forward Danny Ings, 23, rejects a move to Liverpool in favour of one to Old Trafford. (Telegraph)

Before Saturday's FA Cup semi-final, Reading club captain Jem Karacan, 26, reveals his injury torment which sidelined him for 19 months.(Times - subscription required)


Before visiting former club Chelsea with Manchester United, Juan Mata tweeted: "I got back to London a few times, but this one it's different... Big game, lots of memories, great day of football."

And before Arsenal's FA Cup semi-final against Reading on Saturday Mesut Ozil tweeted: "Wembley calling. Hope there will be many Gooners around tomorrow to create a great atmosphere."

While Newcastle United's Jonas Gutierrez tweeted an image of him with his dog stating "my dog is the best."

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PSV Eindhoven fans have taken attempted bribery to new levels - offering 240 bottles of beer to Saturday's opponents Heerenveen if they throw the match. Eindhoven will win their first league title in seven years if they collect three points. (Daily Express)

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