Gossip column: Mourinho, Stones, Rose, Neymar, Sanchez, Gundogan, Walcott, Morata

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Manchester United are set to appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager after Saturday's FA Cup final against Crystal Palace at Wembley. (as.com)external-link

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, 27, Everton's John Stones, 21 and Tottenham's Danny Rose, 25, top incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's transfer list.(Sun)external-link

Guardiola is also still hopeful of bringing Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan to the Etihad after the 24-year-old midfielder underwent knee surgery. (Bild, via Manchester Evening News)external-link

The father of Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar says Manchester United made a £145m offer for the 24-year-old.(COPE, via Daily Express)external-link

Leicester City want to sign Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, but the 27-year-old England international is keen to stay in north London.(Daily Star)external-link

Mauricio Pochettino is prepared to sell Son Heung-Min, 23, less than a year after the South Korean joined Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen for £22m and will also listen to offers for Nabil Bentaleb, 21, and Ryan Mason, 24. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Arsenal will offer Juventus forward Alvaro Morata a five-year-contract worth £155,000-a-week in order to beat Chelsea to the 23-year-old's signature. (Sun)external-link

Chelsea remain hopeful of signing Radja Nainggolan, despite the 28-year-old midfielder's public claims that he does not want to leave Roma.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

Everton want more than £23m for Ramiro Funes Mori following interest from Lazio in the 25-year-old, who the Toffees signed for £9.5m last summer. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has opened talks with Everton duo John Stones, 21, and Romelu Lukaku, 23.(HLN, via Daily Star)external-link

Belgium international Lukaku can speak for himself regarding his future and his dad should keep quiet, according to former Toffees midfielder Barry Horne. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Stoke City have made fresh enquiries for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, with manager Mark Hughes targeting British recruits this summer.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

France forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, is ready to sign a long-term contract at Atletico Madrid, despite interest from Manchester United.(Sun)external-link

Midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 26, is being targeted by Arsenal and could be the first Newcastle player to leave following the club's relegation from the Premier League. (Daily Mirror)external-link

The Gunners are poised to make their first signing of the summer with the acquisition of 23-year-old midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach for a fee in the region of £35m.(Daily Mail)external-link

Former Chelsea player and manager Gianluca Vialli believes the club made a mistake in sacking Jose Mourinho.(Goal.com)external-link

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Nottingham Forest will battle Blackburn Rovers for manager Neil Warnock, who has three promotions from the Championship on his CV. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Liverpool transfer target Mario Gotze, 23, needs "a coach who wants him", according to Germany boss Joachim Low. (Kicker, via Liverpool Echo)external-link

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is keen to keep 32-year-old striker Emmanuel Adebayor at the club next season. (Metro)external-link

Real Betis hope to sign Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda on a permanent basis, but believe the 19-year-old's transfer fee is "laughable".(Goal - in Spanish)external-link

Leicester City will attempt to convince 19-year-old defender Ben Chilwell his future lies with the Premier League champions after he was linked with a move to Arsenal or Liverpool. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Everton are expected to hand 17-year-old midfielder Tom Davies a new long-term contract after his first-team breakthrough this season.(Liverpool Echo)external-link

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Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm is confident Manchester City have a coach in Pep Guardiola who is about "more than winning trophies".(Daily Mail)external-link

Walter Mazzarri is meeting Watford's board to finalise his contract, though the club are not expected to announce their new boss until next week.(Watford Observer)external-link

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has been appointed a Grand Officer of the Italian Order of Merit, one of his home country's highest honours.(Guardian)external-link

Foxes defender Robert Huth says people can call Ranieri the "Tinkerman or Thinkerman", but to him the boss is like "your favourite teacher at school".(BeIn Sports, via Leicester Mercury)external-link

Bradford co-chairman Mark Lawn says the Bantams cannot afford the Football League proposals made this week to create four divisions of 20 teams in the Football League - reducing the number of home games each club play by four - and the plans "will be the straw that breaks the camel's back."(The Times)external-link

Tottenham and Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele, 28, says his intention was not "to do something bad" to Chelsea's Diego Costa, 27, in an altercation that cost him a six-game ban. (World Soccer)external-link

The Olympic Stadium may not be ready for West Ham's first game of next season if the club qualify for the Europa League. (Daily Mail)external-link

Harry Kane, one of five Spurs players in the England squad, insisted Tottenham's disappointing end to the season will not have a negative effect on preparations for Euro 2016.(The Times)external-link

Former England striker Teddy Sheringham wants to see captain Wayne Rooney, 30, take Euro 2016 "by the scruff of the neck and start ripping people apart".(Paddy Power)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal's love for the FA Cup started with Jimmy Greaves' goal for Tottenham in the 1962 final against Burnley.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright believes the Eagles' current squad can go one better than his 1990 team-mates and make history by winning the FA Cup against Manchester United.(BT Sport)external-link

Best of social media

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera says he came to England to win trophies, tweeting:external-link "It's time for the FA Cup Final. It'll be tough, but we want to win this trophy for our fans."

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil tweeted this pictureexternal-link after joining up with Jordan's Under-17s women's team, adding: "Saw great potential in the Jordan U17 women's team. I wish them the best of luck in the World Cup."

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Scotland international and Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam is a fan of Celtic's new managerial appointment, the former Rangers man posted on Twitter:external-link "Big statement from Celtic with the appointment of Brendan Rodgers. Can't wait for next season."

Defender Adam Smith has signed a new deal at Bournemouth. But was not so impressed with the video the club tweetedexternal-link alongside the announcement. "Stitched me up here," he said.external-link

And finally

A Leicester City fan endured a seven-hour process to get Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri's face tattooed on his back. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

A Croydon hospital has warned fans "not to get too drunk" if Crystal Palace win the FA Cup on Saturday. (Croydon Advertiser)external-link

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