Gossip column: Gotze, Ibrahimovic, Rooney, Wenger, O'Neill, Rodgers

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to sign two Bundesliga players - Bayern Munich's World Cup-winning midfielder Mario Gotze, 23, and Cologne left-back Jonas Hector, 25. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Chelsea will move for AC Milan's 17-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma if Thibaut Courtois, 23, leaves Stamford Bridge this summer. (Daily Mail)external-link

Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move for Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie, 26, in the summer. (Sun)external-link

England striker Wayne Rooney, 30, may have less than a month to prove his fitness to manager Roy Hodgson as he bids to return to Manchester United's starting line-up on 16 April against Aston Villa following a knee injury. (Guardian)external-link

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan says he wants to sign Paris St-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, who is out of contract this summer. (Talksport)external-link

Manchester City and Liverpool are ready to double 23-year-old Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen's wages but will have to pay his £63m release clause. (Sun)external-link

Tuesday's Daily Express
There are reports in many of Tuesday's papers, including the Daily Express, that Liverpool will sign Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, 66, says he has no plans to leave during the summer despite unrest among some Gunners fans. (Bein Sports)external-link

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, 26, plans to return to his native Argentina to play for Estudiantes when his contract expires in 2019. (TyC Sports, via Manchester Evening News)external-link

The Red Devils and Chelsea will have to pay more than £50m if they want to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 22, this summer. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge says watching Dele Alli, 19, perform so well for Tottenham is "hard to take" after the Anfield club missed out on the midfielder's signing. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Swansea City want their former manager Brendan Rodgers, 43, to return to the Liberty Stadium. (Wales Online)external-link

Newcastle winger Andros Townsend, 24, wants the club's players to perform to their potential in the last eight Premier League games of the season in order to keep Rafa Benitez, described as "one of the best managers", at the club. (Chronicle)external-link

Sunderland will demand almost £6m for midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini, 30, this summer. The Italy international - on loan at Bologna - has made just 18 Premier League starts since joining in July 2013. (Northern Echo)external-link

The back page of Tuesday's Daily Mirror focuses on England's friendly with the Netherlands
The back page of Tuesday's Daily Mirror focuses on England's friendly with the Netherlands

Barcelona's famous Nou Camp could be renamed the Johan Cruyff Stadium in honour of the club's former player and manager, who died last week. (Sport via Daily Mail)external-link

West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley, 36, who is out of contract in the summer, is discussing extending his five-year stay. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

American sportswear giant Nike face a backlash when England unveil their new home strip in Tuesday's friendly against the Netherlands, after criticism of their new away strip worn in the win over Germany. (Independent)external-link

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman will be offered a five-year deal to keep him at the club. The Dutchman has just one year left on his current deal at St Mary's. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Sentiment will not be enough to lure former Nottingham Forest player Martin O'Neill, 64, back to the City Ground as manager, according to former Reds star Kenny Burns. (Nottingham Post)external-link

Manchester City's Argentina defender Martin Demichelis, 35, says he may retire from international duty after Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Bolivia. (Guardian)external-link

Goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard, 23, is in line to make his Premier League debut for Stoke City at home to Swansea City on Saturday after Jack Butland fractured his ankle on England duty. (Sentinel)external-link

Bournemouth midfielder Eunan O'Kane, 25, has a promising international career in prospect with the Republic of Ireland after winning his first cap, says Cherries boss Eddie Howe. (Daily Echo)external-link

Former Derby County forward Steve Howard, 39, says the Rams can emulate the unexpected success of Leicester City, the current Premier League leaders. (Derby Telegraph)external-link

Best of social media

Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic

For many, it's the time of year for tucking into Easter eggs but not if you are a footballer. Stoke City's former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic posted this pictureexternal-link on Twitter on Monday of him getting to grips with a delicacy from Catalonia. "Having Catalan 'Calcots': green onions, fire grilled, dipped in romesco sauce. Eaten with bare hands," wrote the Spaniard.

Karren Brady tweet

A crowd of 35,036 turned up at Upton Park for West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble's testimonial on Monday. Hammers vice-chairman Karren Brady tweetedexternal-link she was proud of Noble and what he had done for charity, with all proceeds going to Richard House Children's Hospice, Help for Heroes and the DT38 Foundation.

And finally

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez invited Magpies fan Zoe Ellison to the training ground and presented her with a signed shirt after she tripped and fell at his first match in charge when holding a banner welcoming the former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss to the club. (rafabenitez.com)external-link

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