Gossip column: Mourinho, Van Gaal, Giggs, Hart, Lukaku

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Man Utd gossip

Louis van Gaal was told by successor Jose Mourinho his time as Manchester United manager was coming to an end. (Daily Mirror)

Van Gaal has been given a £5m pay-off by the Premier League club. (Daily Express)

The Dutchman would have walked away for nothing had he not been so unhappy about the way his departure was handled. (Times - subscription required)

Mourinho wants to sign Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 27, after being given £200m to spend. (Daily Mail)

Former United players Gary Neville and Brian Kidd could return to Old Trafford as part of Mourinho's coaching staff. (Sun)

Tuesday's back page of the Daily Star
The back page of the Daily Star's Tuesday edition

Ryan Giggs, who worked as Van Gaal's assistant, is considering ending his 28-year stay at Old Trafford after being overlooked for the manager's job. (Daily Telegraph)

United are ready to offer a new contract to midfielder Michael Carrick, 34, once Mourinho is appointed. (Times - subscription required)

More gossip

Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, is a £40m target for Everton this summer. (Sun)

England manager Roy Hodgson has told Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, 18, he will start Friday's friendly against Australia. (Guardian)

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, wants to return to Chelsea in a £65m deal this summer. The Belgian left the Blues in 2014 after making just one Premier League start in three years. (London Evening Standard)

Former Toffees manager David Moyes, who has pulled out of the running to become the new Aston Villa manager, could return to Goodison Park. The Scot is on a nine-man shortlist that also includes Manuel Pellegrini and Frank de Boer. (Daily Mirror)

Leicester City would have to pay 30m euros (£23.25m) for 27-year-old Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani, who also interests Arsenal and Tottenham. (SIC Noticias via Leicester Mercury)

German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 22, will become a Liverpool player this week, after arriving on Merseyside to finalise his £4.7m transfer from Mainz. (Liverpool Echo)

West Bromwich Albion could move for 26-year-old Republic of Ireland defender Ciaran Clark following Aston Villa's relegation.(Express and Star)

Liverpool hope a tribunal will order Watford to pay more than £4m for 19-year-old striker Jerome Sinclair, who has signed a four-year contract with the Hornets. (Liverpool Echo)

Espanyol have turned down the opportunity to buy Watford goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis, 28, following his loan spell with the Spanish club. (Watford Observer)

Former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson may reject the chance to take over at Aston Villa following approaches to potential other new managers. (Daily Express)

England striker Jamie Vardy, 29, could leave Premier League champions Leicester City for £20m to join another club in the Champions League, thanks to a clause in his contract.(Daily Mail)

Best of social media

While the world waited for Manchester United to publically confirm manager Louis van Gaal's departure, Red Devils midfielder Juan Mata looked in relaxed mood. "Best way to celebrate the good end of the season? Spanish food!" tweeted the Spain international.

Juan Mata
Mata enjoyed sampling the menu of a Spanish restaurant in Manchester city centre on Monday

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez's love for his pet dogs is sky high. The Chile international proved it by posting a picture on his Instagram page of his two Labradors sitting alongside him on a recent flight.

Arsenal midfielder Alexis Sanchez
Sanchez and his dogs on cloud nine

And finally

Stoke City skipper Ryan Shawcross was back with England for the 2-1 win over Turkey on Sunday. The defender, capped once in 2012, was pictured watching from the stands - just yards from the England bench. (Stoke Sentinel)

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