Gossip column: Pogba, Aubameyang, Stones, Lewandowski, Ferdinand, Higuain

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New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is considering a bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, who has informally been placed on the transfer market. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Mourinho wants Rio Ferdinand to return to the club in his backroom staff but the former defender is yet to make a decision. (Sun)external-link

The Portuguese boss has told the Old Trafford club to spend £54m on Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, 21. (Daily Star)external-link

Midfielder Michael Carrick says United team-mate Marcus Rashford, 18, should be in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2016 England squad. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Red Devils scouts have been present at the Under-21 Toulon tournament as they continue to scout Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 22. (Chronicle)external-link

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Guardian sports page

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke says reports that striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 26, is set to leave this summer are nothing more than "total nonsense". (Bild - in German)external-link

Striker Gonzalo Higuain, 28, is interested in joining Liverpool as he tries to force an exit from Napoli. The Argentina international is not deterred by the Reds' failure to qualify for Europe next season. (Mirror)external-link

Chelsea are looking to sign River Plate defender Emanuel Mammana, 20, for £8m but face competition from Italian sides Inter Milan and Fiorentina. (Goal.com)external-link

Former England defender Sol Campbell feels Roy Hodgson cannot afford to start centre-back John Stones, 22, at Euro 2016 as he makes too many mistakes. (Evening Standard)external-link

Swansea's proposed takeover by an American investment group is edging closer to completion and could be finalised soon. (South Wales Evening Post)external-link

West Ham have bid £11.4m for Juventus playmaker Roberto Pereyra, 25, but the Serie A champions want £13m. (Tuttosport)external-link

Daily Star
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Sunderland are tracking QPR defender Steven Caulker, 24, who is available for £4.5m and Borussia Dortmund centre-back Nevan Subotic, 27, who could be available on a season-long loan deal. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

Turkish champions Besiktas are looking to sign Arsenal's second-choice goalkeeper David Ospina, 27, in a £3m deal. (Mirror)external-link

German champions Bayern Munich are refusing to sell striker Robert Lewandowski, 27, despite the Poland international's agent holding talks with Champions League winners Real Madrid. (Sky Sports)external-link

West Brom and Middlesbrough are in the running to sign Lyon defender Henri Bedimo, 31, who is out of contract next month. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Aitor Karanka's newly promoted Boro side have been linked with a move for Sporting Gijon defender Bernardo Espinosa, 26, who will be a free agent next month. (Gazette)external-link

Fulham striker Ross McCormack could leave Craven Cottage this summer, with Newcastle, Norwich and Aston Villa favourites to sign the 29-year-old. (Croydon Advertiser)external-link

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says "only the jealous" would not acknowledge his achievements of being the only Portuguese to win three Champions Leagues. (Daily Mail)external-link

Crewe are resigning themselves to life without 24-year-old midfielder Brad Inman as Championship and League One sides are set for a battle over his signature. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

England striker Daniel Sturridge, 26, has two more training sessions to prove his fitness for Euro 2016. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Scottish champions Celtic are unlikely to spend big money to bring 26-year-old Liverpool and Wales midfielder Joe Allen to the club. (Daily Record)external-link

The best of social media

Stoke striker Bojan Krkic attended the wedding of team-mate Joselu on Saturday, along with Potters defender Marc Muniesa and Everton's Gerard Deulofeu. "So happy to have shared in your big day," he said on Twitter.external-link

Joselu wedding
Marc Muniesa (left), Joselu (middle), Bojan (third right) and Gerard Deulofeu (right)

Former Everton manager David Moyes was back at Goodison Park to watch Tony Bellew win the WBC cruiserweight title against Ilunga Makabu. Ex-Toffees keeper Neville Southall, 57, could not resist having a dig.

Neville Southall

And finally

A video of Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce dancing to a Rihanna song in Marbella - dressed in a suit - has gone viral on social media. (Twitter)external-link

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