Gossip column: Mahrez, Mourinho, Lukaku, Ronaldo, Sanchez, Layun

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is making Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez, 25, his top summer target in a major overhaul. (Sun)external-link

Paris St-Germain have contacted former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, reportedly a target for Manchester United, about him becoming their next manager. (Independent)external-link

Tottenham are concerned Mauricio Pochettino will now become United's favoured managerial target. (Sun)external-link

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 22, believes he has 'unfinished business' with former club Chelsea. (Mirror)external-link

Wednesday's Daily Mail back page
Wednesday's Daily Mail back page

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho advised against inserting a buy-back clause in the deal that took Lukaku to Everton, so the Blues would have to pay about £65m to sign the Belgian. (Telegraph)external-link

Eight of Swansea City's nine shareholders are set to sell to American investors for about £100m, 100 times more than the club was worth in 2002. But the supporters' trust - which owns 21.1% - is angry about being kept in the dark. (Guardian)external-link

Quique Sanchez Flores is in danger of being sacked as Watford manager, despite leading the club to 12th place in the Premier League and reaching the FA Cup semi-finals.(Mail)external-link

Porto are not interested in taking up an option to sign Watford defender Miguel Layun at the end of the season. The 27-year-old Mexican is on loan at the Portuguese club. (A Bola - in Portuguese)external-link

Layun could join Real Madrid instead, with the Spanish club looking to add cover for 27-year-old Brazilian left-back Marcelo. (AS - in Spanish)external-link

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, has met Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi five times to discuss a summer move to the French capital. (France Football, via Mirror)external-link

Borussia Monchengladbach will try to secure the permanent signing of 20-year-old Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen this summer. (Talksport)external-link

Manchester City will make no decision until the end of the season on the futures of goalkeeper Willy Caballero, 34, defenders Pablo Zabaleta, 31, and Bacary Sagna, 33, midfielders Yaya Toure, 32, and Fernandinho, 30 and winger Jesus Navas, 30. (Guardian)external-link

Wednesday's Daily Mirror back page
Wednesday's Daily Mirror back page

Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem, 19, is open to returning to Rangers - where he is on loan - next season. (Evening Standard)external-link

Aston Villa players will be required to take a 50% pay cut if they remain at the club next season following their relegation from the Premier League. (Mail)external-link

Manchester United scouts watched 18-year-old Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara during their 1-0 loss to Torino on Saturday. (Goal Italia, via Express)external-link

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane dismissed Wales forward Gareth Bale, 26, suffered the injury that will keep him out of Wednesday's game against Villarreal while playing golf on Sunday. (Marca)external-link

Napoli winger Dries Mertens, 28, is a target for Liverpool, but the Belgium international is reportedly close to extending his contract with the Italian club. (Tuttomercatoweb, via Express)external-link

A delegation from Manchester-based Fletcher Moss Rangers met counterparts from north-east outfit Wallsend Boys Club as they try to get Premier League clubs to pay back into grassroots football. (Star)external-link

Best of social media

Chris Smalling's pet dog Miley accompanied the Manchester United defender to training on Tuesday, with the 26-year-old posting this picture on Twitter:external-link

Chris Smalling tweet
Chris Smalling is likely to be in the Manchester United line-up to face Crystal Palace on Wednesday

On Monday, Harry Kane scored twice for Tottenham in their 4-0 win at Stoke. On Tuesday, Leyton Orient were happy to remind people the striker had a four-month loan spell with the club that included an appearance against Plymouth:

Leyton Orient tweet
Harry Kane scored five goals in 18 appearances on loan at Leyton Orient

Former Swansea manager Garry Monk seems to be enjoying his time away from the game. He tweeted pictures of himself skiing,external-link along with the message: "One life ambition achieved... #skiing"

Garry Monk tweet
Garry Monk was sacked by Swansea in December 2015

And finally...

When a call to a journalist's mobile interrupted a news conference, the Toulouse manager, Pascal Dupraz, let everyone know it was "my princess" who was phoning for him.(L'Equipe - in French)external-link

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