Gossip column: Toure, Hazard, Ibrahimovic, Carroll, Morata

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Incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has stepped up his attempt to replace midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, with Borussia Dortmund's Germany international Ilkay Gundogan, 25. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Ivory Coast captain Toure will become the first big-name player to buy himself out of his contract if Manchester City try to keep him for the final year of his current deal. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Chelsea will have to reduce their £80m asking price if they want to sell Belgium forward Eden Hazard this summer. (Sunday Express)external-link

Louis van Gaal has no intention of signing Paris St-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the summer if he remains Manchester United manager due to the 34-year-old Sweden striker's age. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Premier League leaders Leicester City hope to sign Stade Rennais' highly rated France Under 21 midfielder Ousmane Dembele, 19, who has been given a £16m price tag. (Sunday Times - subscription required)external-link

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Andy Carroll's goal celebrations and Eden Hazard's possible exit from Chelsea feature on the back page of the Sunday Express

Manchester United and Arsenal are set to compete for PSG defender Marquinhos after the 21-year-old Brazilian was unhappy about being left on the bench for the midweek Champions League draw against Manchester City.(Sunday Mirror)external-link

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez wants the club to sign Juventus' Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 23, with Real Madrid ready to activate a £23.7m buy-back clause and sell him to the highest bidder. (Don Balon, via Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United forward Teddy Sheringham says Spurs striker Harry Kane, 22, should consider a move to Old Trafford should the opportunity arise. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Brazil legend Pele believes Kane and Tottenham team-mate Dele Alli, 19, represent a new guard who can lead England into a golden future. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is unsure whether he will be at the club next season, with the 34-year-old's contract running out in June. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has sent his top scout to watch Dinamo Zagreb's 17-year-old Croatian striker Josip Brekalo.(Sunday People)external-link

Jose Mourinho has insisted he does not want to leave England in order to return to work, increasing speculation that the former Chelsea boss will take over at Manchester United. (Squawka)external-link

Leicester have held secret talks with council chiefs about a title-winning open-top bus parade but they are refusing to set a date as they do not want to jinx their bid for Premier League glory. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Newcastle winger Andros Townsend, 24, will be able to leave the club for just £8m in the summer if they are relegated to the Championship. (Sunday People)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp remains hopeful that captain Jordan Henderson's season may not be over. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Roma's Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 27, could be closer to a move to Chelsea after his Italian home was burgled on Friday night with thieves stealing cash, as well as 15 luxury watches. (Football Italia)external-link

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Unsurprisingly, West Ham striker Andy Carroll had a smile on his face after he scored a hat-trick in his side's 3-3 draw against Arsenal at Upton Park. And afterwards he posted a picture on Twitterexternal-link of himself and his son Arlo posing with his man-of-the-match honours.

Andy Carroll and son Arlo

West Brom's James McClean paid tribute to his club's supporters after Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Manchester City. "Luck wasn't on our side today it's safe to say," he tweeted.external-link "Credit to the Baggies fans great noise throughout in awful weather."

Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer and former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson posed together for a photo ahead of a day watching the Masters at Augusta. Shearer, who famously turned down two chances to move to Old Trafford during his playing career, tweeted "He FINALLY managed to get me in a red shirt."

Sir Alex Ferguson and Alan Shearer

And finally

Everton fans unfurled a banner before their Premier League game at Watford declaring "Baines is one of us" after defender Leighton Baines had to apologise for claiming the players "lacked chemistry". (Liverpool Echo)external-link

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