Gossip column: Marquinhos, Gundogan, Rooney, De Bruyne, Rashford

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Manchester United and Chelsea have both expressed interest in signing Paris St-Germain defender Marquinhos, who is valued at about £40m, though the French champions would prefer a swap deal if they decided to allow the 21-year-old Brazil international to leave. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea are also interested in PSG midfielder Javier Pastore, 26. (Express)external-link

Manchester City are closing in on the £30m signing of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 25. (Sun)external-link

Wayne Rooney is facing a three-way fight for a place on England's right wing at Euro 2016, while Arsenal wingers Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are set to miss out on the squad. (Mirror)external-link

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan admits that the Premier League title is "in our hands" and also reveals he was told to lose two stone during a trial at Nottingham Forest. (Daily Mail) external-link

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Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has described his treatment by Jose Mourinho during his time at Chelsea as "just not fair". (Daily Telegraph)external-link

And Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has admitted he "hardly knew" who De Bruyne was until this season. (Evening Standard)external-link

Manchester United have agreed a deal for 16-year-old FC Zurich striker Nishan Burkart. (Blick - in German)external-link

Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal are all vying for the signature of 19-year-old Roma striker Umar Sadiq. (Star)external-link

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady says of the club's Olympic Stadium move: "The fact we have struck a good deal for West Ham, the taxpayer and the community should be a cause for congratulations." (The Sun)external-link

But Hammers manager Slaven Bilic has been blocked from discussing the club's controversial deal to take over the stadium. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal and Liverpool are set to do battle for the signature of 15-year-old Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon. (Mirror)external-link

Manchester United's 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford is not in consideration for Euro 2016, but could be elevated to the England Under-21 set-up soon. (ESPN FC)external-link

West Ham chairman David Sullivan says he doesn't want any of the club's players to be selected by England. (Talksport)external-link

Paris St-Germain are targeting Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, and Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus, 26, in preparation for the departure of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (TF1 - in French) external-link

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says striker Romelu Lukaku could play in the Merseyside derby on Wednesday and the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United next Saturday, despite struggling with a groin injury. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

West Brom boss Tony Pulis says he wants to freshen up the Baggies squad with some young signings this summer in a bid to reduce the average age. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Leicester midfielder Matty James will have to wait until next season to make his comeback from a cruciate ligament injury, manager Claudio Ranieri has confirmed. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Best of social media

Rory McIlroy and Sergio Aguero
World number three golfer Rory McIlroy had a special welcome from Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero when he went on a tour of the club's Etihad Stadium

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel received a video message on Twitterexternal-link from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, praising the Foxes for "kicking butt" in the Premier League.

Stoke playmaker Bojan Krkic is keeping it real with daily chores, posting a picture of his food shop and tweeting:external-link "Supermarket trip for me on our day off! Healthy food!"

And finally...

Liverpool's 4-3 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League was confirmed as the UK's most tweeted-about moment of 2016 so far, beating Adele's Global Success Award at the Brit Awards. (Twitter UK)external-link

A Liverpool fan lost his phone on the Anfield pitch during the post-match celebrations - and got it back complete with a selfie of Reds defender Mamadou Sakho. (Mirror)external-link

Watford defender Nathan Ake has revealed that Chelsea's army of loan players across Europe keep in touch via a mutual WhatsApp group. (Guardian)external-link

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