Gossip column: Ibrahimovic, Bonucci, Kante, Kompany, Rooney

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Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been offered to Arsenal, with the 34-year-old Swede eyeing a move to the Premier League this summer and London believed to be his preferred destination. (Mirror)external-link

Chelsea's manager-in-waiting Antonio Conte would like to sign Juventus centre-half Leonardo Bonucci, 28, as a long-term replacement for John Terry, 35. (Telegraph)external-link

But Conte will not have total control of signings if he takes over at Chelsea, as the club's board will continue to have the final say. (Express)external-link

The Stamford Bridge club have failed with a £26m bid for Roma defender Kostas Manolas, 24, but a deal could be done if the Blues pay £35m for the Greece international. (Sun)external-link

Chelsea are also set to move for Leicester midfielder N'Golo Kante, 24, this summer. (Mirror)external-link

Incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has instructed sporting director Txiki Begiristain to bring an end to captain Vincent Kompany's Etihad career by placing the 29-year-old Belgian on the transfer market. (Sun)external-link

Friday's Daily Mirror
Friday's Daily Mirror shows the contrasting fortunes for Jurgen Klopp and Louis van Gaal

Liverpool are in advanced talks with defender Jon Flanagan, 23, over a new contract. (Talksport)external-link

Manchester United are ready to bid this summer for Santos midfielder Thiago Maia, 18. (Sport Witness via Express)external-link

Valencia coach Gary Neville hinted he will leave the club this summer, after he was sent to the stand during their Europa League exit to Athletic Bilbao. (Mail)external-link

Arsenal are monitoring Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain, 28, as they target a world-class striker this summer. (Football Insider)external-link.

David Alaba is in talks about signing a new deal with Bayern Munich. The versatile 23-year-old has been linked with Manchester City. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Former Newcastle striker Patrick Kluivert would be interested in joining Rafa Benitez's coaching team to help the Magpies' struggling strikers. (Chronicle)external-link

Benitez has scrapped days off and has introduced double training sessions as he tries to save the club from relegation from the Premier League. (Mail)external-link

Friday's Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph features Liverpool's Europa League win against Manchester United

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says the Hammers are interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Havard Nordtveit, 25. (Sky Sports)external-link

Francesco Guidolin says he would be happy if he is on the shortlist for the Italy job, but insists he is only thinking about Swansea. (Wales Online)external-link

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores believes the current season is one of the most important in the club's history - and they need to model themselves on Stoke City, who they face in the Premier League this weekend. (Watford Observer)external-link

Best of social media

Who would have thought taking public transport could be so much fun? West Ham's Enner Valencia posted a video on Twitterexternal-link of him and a female companion waiting for the Tube in London.

Goalkeeper Shay Given has sent his congratulations to fellow Donegal man and netminder Paul Durcan after he was part of the winning team at Croke Park in the biggest match in the Gaelic Football club calendar on St Patrick's Day.

Shay Given on Twitter

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet posted a message on Instagramexternal-link after Thursday's Europa League aggregate win over Manchester United, which saw them reach the last eight of the competition. "Deserved winners over the two legs! Great team performance tonight. Looking forward to the draw tomorrow," he said.

Mignolet instagram

And finally

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was left red-faced on St Patrick's Day as, instead of posting the green, white and orange flag of Ireland, he posted the Ivory Coast flag, which is orange, white and green. (Evening Standard)external-link

Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi paid tribute to former Italy kitman Pietro Lombardi, who has died aged 92, by placing his 2006 World Cup winners' medal in his coffin. (Squawka)external-link

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