Gossip column: Mourinho, Van Gaal, Matic, Courtois, Toure, Mahrez

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Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will not wait for Manchester United if they decide to postpone bringing him in to replace manager Louis van Gaal beyond this summer. (Daily Mail)external-link

Dutchman Van Gaal has an £8m-a-year contract at Old Trafford, of which £3.3m is basic salary. The club would have to pay £5m if they sacked him. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 27, will leave Chelsea this summer, with a £20m move to Italian champions Juventus agreed. (Daily Star)external-link

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 23, is also on his way out of Stamford Bridge club after falling out with the club's goalkeeping coach. (Sun)external-link

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri is "99% certain" winger Riyad Mahrez, 25, will not leave the Premier League champions this summer. (Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, 32, could join Greek side Panathinaikos after being told he will not get a new contract at Emirates Stadium. (London Evening Standard)external-link

The Gunners are considering a summer move for AZ Alkmaar forward Vincent Janssen, 21, who has scored 26 goals in 33 games for the Eredivisie club. (Daily Mirror)external-link

The Times
The Times back page

Chelsea are monitoring Josh McEachran, 23, with a view to re-signing the midfielder, who they sold to Championship side Brentford last summer for £750,000. (London Evening Standard)external-link

The Blues are threatening to demote striker Dominic Solanke, 18, to their development squad next season unless he lowers his £50,000-a-week wage demands. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, thought he was being approached by Manchester United, not Manchester City, when his agent told him of the interest during his time at Barcelona in 2010. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 23. The France international has been dropped to the bench for key Champions League games this season. (Le 10 Sport, via TalkSport)external-link

The Red Devils are on the verge of signing 17-year-old Polish goalkeeper Kacper Chorazka, who had a trial at Rangers earlier this season. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

West Ham United have offered Marseille £31m for Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, 22, but face competition from European clubs including Juventus. (Guardian)external-link

Liverpool stand-in skipper James Milner, 30, hopes club captain Jordan Henderson, 25, will be fit to to lead the side in the Europa League final against Sevilla on 18 May. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

The Sun back page
The Sun back page

Former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson remains the first choice to take over as manager of relegated Aston Villa, and the club plan to make an appointment before the end of the month. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Former Newcastle player Rob Lee did not think midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 26, deserved the captaincy, but says manager Rafael Benitez saw something in him that everyone else did not. (Chronicle)external-link

Best of social media

Some of the Arsenal players enjoyed a team meal together, with midfielder Mesut Ozil posting a picture of it on Twitter.external-link

Arsenal team-mates Francis Coquelin, Serge Gnabry, Olivier Girioud, Laurent Koscielny, Mathieu Flamini and Mesut Ozil
Left to right: Francis Coquelin, Serge Gnabry, Olivier Girioud, Laurent Koscielny, Mathieu Flamini and Mesut Ozil

England cricketers Stuart Broad and Moeen Ali enjoyed a day at the Tottenham training groundexternal-link with striker Harry Kane and midfielder Tom Carroll.

England cricketers
England all-rounder Moeen Ali (left) alongside Harry Kane, Tom Carroll and Stuart Broad

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez congratulated his former Liverpool team-mates on Twitterexternal-link after Jurgen Klopp's side beat Villarreal to progress to the Europa League final.

Luis Suarez on Twitter
Luis Suarez wrote: "Congratulations to all at LFC for moving into the final!! Congratulations friends!!

And finally

Netherlands winger Eljero Elia had a nightmare with his latest tattoo, which marks Feyenoord's Dutch Cup victory on 24 April. The original tattoo read "Fenenoord" and had the final date as "24-05-2016", before Elia had it corrected. (Daily Mail)external-link

Brighton defender Bruno says he is avoiding doing the school run because the other parents only want to talk about the club's chances of promotion to the Premier League. (Daily Express)external-link

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