Gossip column: Van Gaal, Mourinho, Carrick, Rashford

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The Mirror combine the drama of Liverpool's Europa League victory over Dortmund with uncertainty over the managerial situation at Man Utd

Manchester United are planning to replace Louis van Gaal with Jose Mourinho even if they win the FA Cup this season. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Mourinho would reportedly reject the chance of taking over at Paris St-Germain if Laurent Blanc gets the sack. (Daily Star)external-link

Everton are interested in signing Michael Carrick if he leaves Manchester United in the summer. The 34-year-old has yet to be offered a new contract even though his present deal expires in just over a month. (Daily Express)external-link

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri, 64, wants to sign a seven-year contract with the Premier League leaders. (The Sun) external-link

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stepped up his interest in Ajax teenager Riechedly Bazoer. Chief scout Steve Rowley has made another check on the 19-year-old midfielder, who is one of the most sought-after prospects in Europe. Barcelona, Chelsea and Tottenham are also in the hunt. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Premier League leaders Leicester have agreed to sign Sporting Gijon defender Luis Hernandez, 27, on a free transfer. (Marca via Leicester Mercury)external-link

Manchester United's 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford is being kept waiting over a new contract - he currently earns a basic wage of £1,500 a week, plus a £5,000 bonus each time he appears for the first team. (The Sun)external-link

Rashford spurned Liverpool to join Manchester United when he was seven. (Daily Mail)external-link

England manager Roy Hodgson will resist calls to take Rashford to Euro 2016. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Tottenham's quest to keep head coach Mauricio Pochettino out of the clutches of his growing list of suitors could be helped by former American sports agent Jeff Moorad's attempt to secure finance to invest in the club. Moorad is a former minority owner of both the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres Major League Baseball clubs. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Everton and Newcastle are vying to sign 18-year-old striker Bassala Sambou, who has scored 25 goals for Coventry's youth teams this season but has rejected chances to sign professional terms with the League One side. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic believes he will persuade Tottenham target Moussa Dembele, 19, to stay one more season at Craven Cottage. (GetWestLondon)external-link

Manchester United and Everton fans are upset at the timing of their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley next week. The 23 April tie kick-off at 17:15 BST, leaving many supporters struggling to return by train. (Daily Telegraph) external-link

Newcastle United have enough quality to survive in the Premier League, but have to start performing well as a team, according to midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 25. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says his side will look to exploit the negativity at Goodison Park when they meet Everton on Saturday. (Southern Daily Echo)external-link

'Crazy scenes' - Reaction to Liverpool's win over Dortmund

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After their dramatic Europa League defeat at Liverpool, German newspaper Bild summed up the feelings of the Borussia Dortmund supporters feelings with a single word: 'Why?'external-link

Meanwhile, Kicker magazine hailed a "magic night" for Liverpool's former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp.external-link

French sportspaper L'Equipeexternal-link revels in the "crazy scenes" at Anfield and praises the home fans who never stopped "pushing, singing or believing".

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Dirk Krampe, sports editor of Dortmund newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten, experienced a memorable Anfield night

Marca in Spainexternal-link believes that Jurgen Klopp "already has his own place in the Anfield museum. His bust is next to Rafa Benitez after Liverpool chiselled out of an epic comeback".

Guardian reporter Andy Hunter described Anfield as "a scene of delirium, disbelief and, in the Borussia Dortmund corner, utter despair",external-link while the Times' Henry Winter says Dejan Lovren's winner was one of the "moments in life that stay with people forever" (subscription required).external-link

Best of social media

Liverpool celebrate their victory
Celebrations begin in the Anfield dressing room

Liverpool's remarkable Europa League match against Borussia Dortmund understandably received considerable attention and even before the start Swansea midfielder Wayne Routledge tweeted:external-link"#YNWA being sang by both supporters at Anfield... #Goosebumps."

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker tweeted:external-link "Got home late, missed the first 10 minutes of Liverpool game and it looks like it's all over."

After the match the former England striker amended his earlier view and wrote:external-link "Wow! Just Wow! Liverpool have come back from the dead. Brilliant stuff!"

Borussia Dortmund
Disbelief from Dortmund

Ex-Liverpool striker Peter Crouch wrote:external-link "Wow #LFCBVB had a feeling."

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Ray Clemence tweeted:external-link"What a night rivals any of the great European nights fantastic comeback #YNWA #great belief."

West Brom striker Saido Berahino wrote:external-link "Unbelievable game lost for words."

Former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli tweeted:external-link"Wow Liverpool what a game. So happy for my brothers Lovren and @mamadousakho."

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann wrote:external-link "What a game. Special night at Anfield, one to remember ... Well done lads, now go on and win it."

Liverpool tweeted:external-link"No words!!!" to which Dortmund sportingly replied:external-link"True. Except: Congratulations and all the best on your #RoadToBasel, @LFC! #lfcbvb."

Harry Kane
On the tee from Tottenham, Harry Kane

Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane showed himself honing his golf skillsexternal-link on a virtual course. The computer reveals that his shot, with what looks like a mid-iron, travelled 203 yards straight down the middle.

Pony-tailed West Ham striker Andy Carroll posted an Instagram pictureexternal-link of his young son Arlo and writes: "Think it's time for Ace Ventura to get his 1st hair cut!!"

Arlo Carroll
No pony tail yet for Carroll junior

And finally...

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, asked to choose between retiring or playing for Arsenal, quips: "I'm hanging my boots up." (Copa90 via London Evening Standard)external-link

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