Gossip column: Guardiola, Ronaldo, Suarez, Barkley, Lacazette, Cavani

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Incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes he can persuade Barcelona's former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 29, to join him next season - with the help of his football agent brother Pere. (Express)external-link

Guardiola also wants to sign Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, even though the 21-year-old Frenchman has a broken ankle which is expected to keep him on the sidelines for four months. (People)external-link

Bayern Munich's Dutch winger Arjen Robben believes Guardiola's arrival in Manchester will improve the Premier League club. (Mail)external-link

Manchester United are set to put in a £45m bid for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley and have made the 22-year-old their top summer target. (Star)external-link

Manchester United remain committed to manager Louis van Gaal spending the final year of his contract at Old Trafford, despite another inconsistent campaign. (Mirror)external-link

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The Star on Sunday features a frustrated-looking Mauricio Pochettino and news of a big bid from Manchester United

Van Gaal has warned teenage star Marcus Rashford, 18, that he now has to live with the expectations he has created through the exciting start to his career. (Star)external-link

Jose Mourinho's protracted move to Manchester United this summer is being held up by the club's owners, the Glazer family. (Metro via Cadena Cope)external-link

Chelsea are to be offered £72.1m to sell Diego Costa, 27, to the Chinese Super League this summer. (Sunday Times - subscription required)external-link

Chelsea will target Southampton's England international keeper Fraser Forster, 28, if Thibaut Courtois wants to leave Stamford Bridge. (Sun)external-link

Everton and Liverpool will lead the chase for Lyon's French international striker Alexandre Lacazette, 24, this summer. (Mirror)external-link

Striker Edinson Cavani, 29, has put Manchester United and Chelsea on alert by admitting he will seek talks with Paris St-Germain about his future. (Mirror via Telefoot)external-link

Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer says he cannot imagine PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, joining the Bundesliga leaders in the summer. (Goal)external-link

Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 27, has moved a step closer to joining Arsenal by beginning house hunting in London. (Sun)external-link

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According to the Mail on Sunday, England manager Roy Hodgson insists Wayne Rooney still has an important part to play for his country

Arsene Wenger is confident that both Mesut Ozil, 27, and Alexis Sanchez, 27, will extend their Arsenal contracts during the summer. (Standard)external-link

Leicester plan to offer 25-year-olds Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante £80,000-a-week contracts this summer in a bid to keep them at the King Power Stadium.(Mail)external-link

Burnley hope to find out the compensation fee they will receive for Danny Ings, 23, this month after the striker moved to Liverpool at the end of his Turf Moor contract last summer. (Lancashire Telegraph)external-link

Cruzeiro forward Alisson, 22, admits he would jump at the chance to join Manchester United this summer. (Metro via Goal Brazil)external-link

Newcastle defender Massadio Haidara, 23, is set to miss the rest of the campaign after a recurrence of the knee injury that has plagued his season. (Chronicle)external-link

The Football Association will this week publish the names of the agents paid on each individual transfer completed by Premier League clubs in the last two transfer windows, as well as each club's total spend on agents, under new Fifa regulations. (Telegraph)external-link

Best of social media

Cristiano Ronaldo posted on Twitter after he scored the winner in Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Barcelona in El Clasico. In his native Portuguese, the 31-year-old wrote: "Great game for the whole team. We win together, we celebrate together."

Cristiano Ronaldo tweet

Everton might have a big game on Sunday when they travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United, but their Spanish star Gerard Deulofeu and his team-mates had more important things on their mind on Saturday evening.

Gerard Deulofeu and his team-mates have their television viewing planned for Saturday night

Kevin de Bruyne recovered from ankle ligament damage to start in the Manchester City first team for the first time since late January and the Belgian was a key figure in their 4-0 win at Bournemouth. "What a feeling," he tweeted afterwards.external-link "Great to be back!"

Days after US President Barack Obama said during his visit to Argentina that his daughters, Malia and Sasha, wanted to meet Lionel Messi, the Barcelona star has been photographed sending them personalised signed Argentina jerseys.

Lionel Messi on Twitter

And finally

Some Everton fans will be paying more to watch their team in the Merseyside derby later this month than to watch them in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley three days later. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

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