Gossip column: Mourinho, Vidal, Pogba, Conte, Depay, Neville

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Jose Mourinho has agreed a three-year deal worth £16m to become the next Manchester United manager. (Diaria de Noticias via Daily Express)external-link

Former Portugal and Chelsea midfielder Deco says Mourinho can bring the feel-good factor back to Old Trafford if he is appointed. (Squawka)external-link

Meanwhile, Sunday Times football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft says taking the England job could be Mourinho's 'only option'. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will hand the next manager a £130m transfer fund - with Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, 28, and 21-year-old Everton defender John Stones top of their list. (Sun)external-link

The Blues are also closing in on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, who could cost £85m. (Tuttosport via Metro)external-link

And the man to take over as manager at Stamford Bridge next season looks likely to be Italy coach Antonio Conte. (Guardian)external-link

West Ham are set to launch an audacious £15m bid for Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 22. (Brentwood Gazette)external-link

However, Oxlade-Chamberlain could miss the rest of the season and be short of time to prepare for Euro 2016 because of knee and ankle injuries sustained in the Gunners' Champions League defeat to Barcelona. (Daily Mail)external-link

Thursday's Mirror back page
Thursday's Mirror back page

Newcastle boss Steve McLaren will not let midfielder Cheick Tiote, 29, and striker Papiss Cisse, 30, leave St James' Park to go to China before the end of the season. (The Sun)external-link

Manchester United's £31m winger Memphis Depay, 22, says his Old Trafford career so far has been a failure. (Times - subscription required)external-link

United have reached a deal with Benfica for highly-rated central midfielder Renato Sanches, 18. (Record via AS)external-link

The Red Devils' underperforming players have been summoned to one-on-one meetings with Louis van Gaal as the Old Trafford boss seeks to solve the club's current crisis. (Mail)external-link

Valencia manager Gary Neville is set to be offered a new two-year deal at the Mestalla - throwing his future as England's assistant manager into doubt. (Mirror)external-link

Former Brazil defender Cafu believes Barcelona forward Neymar, 24, is already playing better than team-mate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. (Goal.com)external-link

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo, 29, will reject Manchester United this summer, according to his agent. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Striker Radamel Falcao, 30, currently on loan at Chelsea, could be given the chance to resurrect his career at parent club Monaco. (Evening Standard)external-link

Liverpool legend Alan Hansen says the Reds must spend £200m on five major signings to be title contenders again. (Independent)external-link

Thursday's Sun back page
Thursday's Sun back page

Chelsea flop Marko Marin, 26, currently on loan at Turkish side Trabzonspor, is a possible summer target for Liverpool. (footylatest.com)external-link

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says midfielder Dele Alli must learn to behave better on the field after his clash with Fiorentina defender Nenad Tomovic last week. (Evening Standard)external-link

Joey Barton says Arsenal midfielder Alexis Sanchez cannot be considered an "elite-level match-winner" after he failed to shine against Barcelona in the Champions League. (Talksport)external-link

Brentford head coach Dean Smith has urged the club to talk to 27-year-old midfielder Alan Judge about a new contract. (Sky Sports)external-link

Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone, 27, says his rival Jordan Pickford, 21, has a "big future". (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Hull City head the list of likely suitors for out-of-favour West Brom striker Rickie Lambert if the 34-year-old leaves the Hawthorns in the summer. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has backed the use of artificial pitches in Scotland and is not opposed to having a plastic surface at Parkhead one day. (Daily Record)external-link

A High Court judge is to hold a private hearing into the case involving former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and ex-team doctor Eva Carneiro which could lead to a settlement. (Times - subscription required)external-link

West Bromwich Albion want a new technical director to improve their recruitment policy. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Midfielder Mathieu Flamini, 31, is set leave Arsenal this summer with no new contract offer having been made for the former AC Milan player.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Best of social media

West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, is determined to get on the scoresheet in Saturday's crucial Premier League game against Crystal Palace. He wrote on Twitter:external-link "Looking forward to the game Saturday. Focusing on getting fitter and pushing forward."

Saido Berahino twitter
Berahino has scored six goals in 25 appearances for the Baggies this season

England and Liverpool goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain posted some pictures of herself on pre-season tour in South Africa on Twitter,external-link with the following message. "Days don't get much better than today! Nelson Mandela House. Safari. Massive win."

Siobhan Chamberlain
England goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain joined Liverpool in December

And finally

Chelsea defender John Terry rushed to a girl's aid after she was hit by a car near his Surrey home. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, 19, turned up to training in a Volvo - driven by his mum. (Mirror)external-link

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