Gossip column: Koeman, Mourinho, Benitez, Gotze, Kante, Ozil, Lewandowski

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Everton have made Southampton's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman their number one target to replace sacked boss Roberto Martinez. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

The Toffees hope to persuade Koeman, 53, by promising him the biggest transfer budget in their history. (Guardian)external-link

Frank de Boer, another former Netherlands defender, could be an alternative after the 45-year-old quit as Ajax manager on Thursday. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United want to make two big signings this summer - Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 23, and Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario, 23. (Daily Star)external-link

The Old Trafford club have already missed out on two targets, with 18-year-old midfielder Renato Sanches and defender Mats Hummels, 27, joining Bayern Munich, while a third, Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 27, is being lined up by Real Madrid. (Daily Express)external-link

Newcastle have held a productive first round of talks with Rafael Benitez as the relegated Premier League side try to persuade the 56-year-old Spaniard to stay as manager. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Benitez could be the "perfect" candidate to be the next Everton manager despite his previous stint at Liverpool, according to former England defender Danny Mills.(BBC Radio 5 live)

Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United to appoint him by 30 June or he will go elsewhere. Valencia and Paris St-Germain have been linked with the former Chelsea manager.(Daily Express) external-link

West Ham and Tottenham will bid for £31m-rated striker Michy Batshuayi after Marseille confirmed the 22-year-old will leave.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Arsenal hope to beat Liverpool to the signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze, 23, and could land the World Cup winner for £16m.(Suddeutsche Zeitung, via Daily Star)external-link

But Carlo Ancelotti has told Chelsea they can have Gotze for £35m when he takes over as Bayern Munich manager in the summer.(Sun)external-link

Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl says Arsenal are yet to make an offer for 23-year-old midfielder Granit Xhaka.(Kicker, via Daily Express)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also wants to add Leicester City midfielder N'Golo Kante, 25, to his squad for next season.(France Football - in French)external-link

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The Times says Arsenal will offer manager Arsene Wenger a new contract

The Gunners are looking at Juventus forward Alvaro Morata, 23, Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain, 28, and 23-year-old Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi as possible replacements for the injured Danny Welbeck.(Evening Standard)external-link

John Terry could be set to remain at Chelsea for another season after club officials cancelled a 'tribute' to the 35-year-old central defender at the end-of-season awards presentation.(Sun)external-link

Leicester City look set to miss out on Gianluca Lapadula, with the Pescara striker joining Lazio instead. The 26-year-old has scored 24 goals for the Serie B side this season.(Gazzetta dello Sport)external-link

Manager Arsene Wenger is ready to make 27-year-old midfielder Mesut Ozil Arsenal's first £200,000-a-week player.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Tottenham will hand manager Mauricio Pochettino a £60m summer budget after the Argentine agreed a new contract at White Hart Lane.(Daily Mail)external-link

Sun backpage
The Sun leads on Sunderland and Newcastle's manager hopes

Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin is keen to sign on-loan QPR midfielder Leroy Fer, 26, on a permanent deal.(South Wales Evening Post)external-link

Chelsea academy forward Tammy Abraham, 18, says he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge next season rather than be loaned out.(Evening Standard)external-link

Injured Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany, 30, will not be offered a non-playing role with Belgium at Euro 2016 - allowing the defender to concentrate on regaining fitness.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Best of social media

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil gave fans a glimpse into his childhood with this #ThrowbackThursday moment, tweeting:external-link "There's no buddy like a brother!"

Mesut Ozil

Tottenham striker Harry Kane had a kickabout with some of the club's young fans, tweeting:external-link "Great to meet some young heroes after training today!"

And finally

French club Caen have signed the new Yaya Toure - literally. The Manchester City star's namesake will join the club's youth development squad from French fourth-tier outfit AC Amiens. (Goal.com)external-link

A Danish football fan has travelled to Leicester to find out what exactly is in the water at the King Power. (Daily Star)external-link

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