Gossip column: Sturridge, Gotze, Courtois, Moyes, Mancini

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French champions Paris St-Germain are lining up a £50m move for Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge, 26, as they look to replace out-of-contract Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Sun)external-link

Liverpool and Arsenal are set to compete for the £31m signing of Bayern Munich's Germany midfielder Mario Gotze, 23, in the summer. (Daily Star)external-link

Chelsea hope their £73m valuation of Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois, 23, will scare off Real Madrid's interest. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes, 52, is still interested in taking over at Aston Villa this summer, despite the Birmingham club facing relegation to the Championship. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Uefa is considering a major revamp of the Champions League, with the group stage potentially cut to 16 teams. (Guardian)external-link

Thursday's gossip column
The front page of the Guardian's sport section on Thursday

Manchester United's promotional video for their summer tour to China does not feature manager Louis van Gaal, sparking more speculation the Dutchman will leave the club at the end of the season. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Inter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti has dismissed speculation linking the Serie A club's coach Roberto Mancini with Arsenal. (Gazzetta World)external-link

Arsene Wenger is determined to stay on as Arsenal manager - and has targeted Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, 26, as he plans to rebuild his squad. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta is worried that striker Alvaro Morata, 23, could leave in the summer. (Daily Express) external-link

However, Marotta is confident the Bianconeri will hold on to 23-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba, despite interest from Chelsea. (Evening Standard)external-link

The agent of 29-year-old Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani says the Uruguayan is interested in working with Antonio Conte, who is expected to be the new manager at Chelsea. (Tuttosport via Metro) external-link

Tottenham Hotspur are planning to offer England striker Harry Kane a new contract in the summer that will more than double the 22-year-old's weekly wage. (Daily Express)external-link

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The Daily Mail's back page on Thursday

West Bromwich Albion have joined several Premier League clubs in the chase for Levante's 27-year-old centre-half Zouhair Feddal. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Baggies keeper Ben Foster, 32, told England manager Roy Hodgson that he was not ready for a international recall this month, instead preferring to use the break to continue his recovery from a 10-month lay-off. (Express and Star)external-link

Chelsea will demand more than £10m for Nathan Ake this summer if the club's next permanent manager decides the left-back can leave, and the 21-year-old Dutchman is attracting the attention of Liverpool and West Ham. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Leeds United's Italian owner Massimo Cellino hopes to appoint Fabio Cannavaro, the 42-year-old ex-Real Madrid defender who captained the Azzurri to the 2006 World Cup, as the Championship club's new manager in the summer. (Daily Mail)external-link

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is set to inspect the club's academy with a view to making changes from top to bottom. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew's job is not under threat despite the Eagles' 13-game run without a Premier League win. (Croydon Advertiser)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is interested in goalkeepers Sergio Rico, of Sevilla, and Real Betis' Antonio Adan. (Fichajes via Daily Star)external-link

Southampton are desperate to hold on to manager Ronald Koeman, who hopes to manage a major club in the near future. (Bleacher Report)external-link

Manchester United hope to sign 31-year-old Brazilian defender Joao Miranda, currently on loan at Inter Milan, from Atletico Madrid. (Gianluca Di Marzio via Metro)external-link

Ex-Arsenal and Real Madrid forward Julio Baptista, 34, has joined former Brazil team-mate Kaka at MLS side Orlando City. (FourFourTwo)external-link

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Carlo Ancelotti and former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez worked together at Real Madrid

And finally

England should sign up Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to record their Euro 2016 song, says Arsenal defender Calum Chambers. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Meanwhile, his Gunners team-mate Alexis Sanchez has shown his appreciation after a Chilean musician wrote a song about his achievements. (Squawka)external-link

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