Gossip column: Lambert, Vidal, Jokanovic, Benteke, Bilic, Klopp

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Liverpool are ready to offer striker Rickie Lambert, 33, to Aston Villa in their bid to sign Belgium international Christian Benteke, 24. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Arsenal are reportedly biding their time to finalise the signing of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and will announce the deal for the 28-year-old Chilean after next month's Copa America. (Daily Star)external-link

Watford are considering replacing manager Slavisa Jokanovic, despite the 46-year-old Serb leading them to the Premier League, with former Atletico Madrid and Getafe coach Quique Sanchez Flores sounded out about taking over. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will be looking for a new holding midfielder this summer. (Daily Express)external-link

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Newcastle's Jonas Gutierrez features on the Sun's back page

Everton are looking at a summer move for Wolves' Mali international winger Bakary Sako, 27. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Chelsea are considering a £20m deal for Ghana international defender Baba Rahman, 20, currently with German side Augsburg, who are managed by former Blues boss Avram Grant. (Daily Star)external-link

The odds-on favourite to replace Sam Allardyce at West Ham is former Hammers defender Slaven Bilic, 46. (London Evening Standard)external-link

However, the London club are reportedly plotting an ambitious move for outgoing Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

The vast majority of the Real Madrid dressing room want Carlo Ancelotti to remain as manager. (Marca)external-link

The odds on Jurgen Klopp, 47, replacing Brendan Rodgers at Anfield have been cut substantially in the aftermath of Liverpool's final-day thrashing at Stoke. (Metro)external-link

Manager John Carver hopes to keep the Newcastle United job and the 50-year-old believes that owner Mike Ashley's rare public statement on Sunday means he will invest in the transfer market.(Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Leicester are planning a summer move for Manchester United defender Tom Thorpe, with the 22-year-old out of contract in the summer and expected to find a new club in search of first-team football. (Daily Express)external-link

After guiding his side to a 10th-place finish in the Premier League, Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is looking for four first-team signings for next season. (Daily Mail)external-link

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said his side did not perform in their 1-0 defeat against Spurs on Sunday. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given, 39, could miss Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal with a groin injury. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

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Chelsea's celebrations and Steve Bruce's future feature on the back page of the Daily Star

Didier Drogba was carried off in the 28th minute of Chelsea's win over Sunderland, but the 37-year-old striker had pre-planned the substitution. (Independent)external-link

Brentford are close to naming former Dunfermline striker Marinus Dijkhuizen, manager of the Eredivisie side Excelsior, as their first-team coach. (Guardian)external-link

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson says he will be aiming higher than just surviving in the Premier League next season after the Foxes finished the campaign in 14th place.(Guardian)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has accused midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 27, of being "unbelievably stupid" after he was sent off in his side's 0-0 draw against Hull City. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Manager Aitor Karanka has ordered Middlesbrough to forget about the £130m at stake in Monday's Championship play-off and win for pride.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, insists he could have played on in the Premier League for another two years, but is determined to make a name for himself in America. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Youssouf Mulumbu's West Brom career is at an end after the 28-year-old midfielder failed to get a one year contract extension activated by Tony Pulis. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Best of social media

Preston North End striker Kevin Davies, 38, celebrated promotion to the Championship by tweetingexternal-link a shot of him holding the League One play-off trophy in the Wembley changing rooms.

Midfielder Tom Huddlestone, 28, was understandably upset after Hull City were relegated from the Premier League, tweeting:external-link "Worse day in my football career today. Absolutely gutted."

Kevin Davies
Kevin Davies's Preston are back in the Championship next season

After his goal against West Ham United helped Newcastle United beat the drop, Jonas Gutierrez, 31, posted:external-link "The fans, the club, the city deserved the three points. This club deserves to always be in the Premier League."

Outgoing Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 37, sent a message to former team-mate Frank Lampard, 36, who is leaving the Premier League to play for New York City FC in the USA. "Good luck on this special day my best all time partner in crimes," he posted on Instagram.external-link

Glen Johnson, 30, looks set to leave Liverpool when his contract expires this summer after telling followers he will start a "new chapter". The defender said:external-link "A big thank you to all the people out there who have genuinely supported me through the last six years."

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero, 26, was a happy man after scoring 26 Premier League goals this season. "I have no words to express my gratitude for all the kind words and encouragement for having won the Golden Boot. I'm very happy," he said on Twitter.external-link

Tottenham Hotspur's 21-year-old striker Harry Kane tweeted:external-link "Buzzing to finish the season with a goal and a win! Fifth place it is! We use this as a building block for next year! Thanks to all the fans!"

And finally

An Australian footballer has received one of the strangest red cards of all time - after being given his marching orders for a late tackle on a BBQ sauce bottle. (Metro)external-link

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho gave his Premier League winners' medal to his daughter Matilde following the Blues' victory over Sunderland. (Daily Mail)external-link

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