Football gossip: McClaren, De Gea, Coloccini, Rosicky, Drogba

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, is set to sign a new two-year contract worth about £20m. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

United are ready to send winger Adnan Januzaj, 20, on a year-long loan in their bid to land PSV Eindhoven's 21-year-old winger Memphis Depay. (Talksport)external-link

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea features on the back page of Monday's Sun

Newcastle will try to tempt Derby's former England manager Steve McClaren to take over as boss for the final three games of the Premier League season. (Daily Mail)external-link

But 54-year-old McClaren is unsure about moving before the end of the season with the Magpies still not safe from relegation. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

And Newcastle's temporary boss John Carver, 50, is expected to continue in the post despite eight straight defeats. (Independent)external-link

Defender Fabricio Coloccini, 33, could be stripped of the Newcastle captaincy for the last three games of the season after a row with goalkeeper Tim Krul, 27, following Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Leicester. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will hold talks with midfielders Tomas Rosicky, 34, and Mathieu Flamini, 31, over their futures at Emirates Stadium. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Wenger also believes player-turned-pundit Thierry Henry is wrong to criticise Gunners striker Olivier Giroud, 28. (Guardian)external-link

Chris Ramsey, 53, who has been given the QPR manager's job until the end of the season, is set to take the role on a permanent basis even if the Hoops are relegated. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 37, may have played in his last season at Stamford Bridge, with the Ivorian failing to confirm if his future lies with the champions. (Evening Standard)external-link

Aston Villa midfielder Leandro Bacuna believes it will be hard for the club to keep striker Christian Benteke, 24, because of interest from clubs such as Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Villa boss Tim Sherwood has urged Benteke to follow midfielder Fabian Delph's lead and commit to the Midlands club. (Sky Sports)external-link

Monday's Daily Mirror back page
Chelsea skipper John Terry features on the back page of Monday's Daily Mirror

Sherwood is eyeing a move for 21-year-old Hull City full-back Andrew Robertson. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Watford's Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, 34, says the club's owners are targeting Champions League football following promotion to the Premier League. (Daily Telegraph) external-link

Newcastle United are unable to recall defender Jamaal Lascelles, 21, from Nottingham Forest for the final three games of the season, despite their injury problems. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Manager Sean Dyche, 43, insists he still has the energy to take Burnley forward should they be relegated from the Premier League this week. (Guardian)external-link

Dyche says if he could rerun Burnley's season he would "get the chequebook out". (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 28, says his side's failure to retain their title is painful but a fair reflection of the season. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Hull manager Steve Bruce, 54, says his players need only look at the relegation suffered by Wigan and Blackpool from the Championship as their motivation for remaining in the Premier League. (Daily Express)external-link

Liverpool will form a guard of honour for newly-crowned champions Chelsea next week - despite the reservations of Jose Mourinho.(Liverpool Echo)external-link

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, 27, is set to be fit for his side's Champions League semi-final first leg against Juventus on Tuesday after injury.(Marca)external-link

Everton defender Phil Jagielka, 32, says the Toffees were given "a reality check" in Saturday's defeat at Aston Villa.(Liverpool Echo)external-link

Best of social media

Chelsea's Premier League title was met with a broad smile from striker Diego Costa, 26. "Proud of this blue triumph!" he tweeted.external-link "We're Premier League champions."

Chelsea celebrate the Premier League title
Chelsea celebrate victory at Stamford Bridge and another Premier League title

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 22, posted a picture of the celebrations on his Instagram page:external-link "Champions of the Premier League! Great season from everybody! What a day for all the club and supporters! Such a great feeling of being champion again!".

His fellow keeper Petr Cech, 32, also recorded a memorable momentexternal-link from the celebrations, simply saying: "It doesn't need any comment".

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 29, took time out to congratulate the champions via Twitter. "Next season we'll be coming for that crown," he said.external-link "But for now, congrats to @hazardeden10 and @thibautcourtois. Guys were brilliant. Well deserved."

And finally

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong, who now plays for Russian side FC Ufa, claims he bet £50,000 that American boxer Floyd Mayweather would beat Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. The 23-year-old won £78,600. (Metro)external-link

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson revealed his players ate ostrich burgers before beating Newcastle on Saturday after the furore which followed him likening a journalist to the bird last week. (Daily Mirror)external-link

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