Gossip column: Pogba, Coutinho, Kroos, Laporte, Guardiola, Koeman, Mourinho

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Manchester City's signing of 25-year-old Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is the start of a summer spree in which new manager Pep Guardiola could spend £250m. (Daily Mirror)external-link

City are ready to pay a £39m release clause to sign 22-year-old French defender Aymeric Laporte from Spanish club Athletic Bilbao. (Guardian)external-link

Guardiola wants to sign another six players, with Real Madrid's 26-year-old midfielder Toni Kroos and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, also among his targets. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

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Manchester United have made a British transfer record bid of £60m for French midfielder Pogba, who left Old Trafford for Juve in 2012. (Sun)external-link

French champions Paris St-Germain are prepared to pay £46m for Liverpool's 23-year-old attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho. (Le10 Sport via Daily Star)external-link

The French champions have spoken to Coutinho's representatives but Liverpool have not received a firm offer. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Everton want the Southampton boss Ronald Koeman as their new manager and are prepared to make him one of the highest paid in the Premier League. (Daily Mail)external-link

The Toffees could partner Dutchman Koeman with Sevilla's sporting director Monchi at Goodison Park. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Dani Alves' agent has been spotted in Paris, sparking rumours that the 33-year-old defender will join Paris St-Germain after it was announced he will leave Barcelona this summer. (Daily Express)external-link

However, full-back Alves is said to be joining Juventus.(Marca)external-link

Tottenham have offered 22-year-old striker Harry Kane a new £100,000-a-week contract that would make him the highest-paid player at White Hart Lane, amid interest from new Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho. (Squawka)external-link

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, has donated his entire bonus for winning the Champions League - about £500,000 - to charity. (Sun)external-link

Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah, 27, is keen on a move to Chelsea. (Bleacher Report)external-link

Besiktas sporting director Gokhan Keskin has confirmed the Turkish club are targeting Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, 27.(Daily Express)external-link

Premier League champions Leicester City have begun negotiations with their 29-year-old goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel over a new five-year contract. (Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal striker target Alvaro Morata, 23, has asked Real Madrid and interested clubs to resolve his future. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan says the country has produced a nation of scared footballers. (Daily Record)external-link

Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 21, says he is "happy" at Newcastle United after reported interest from Sporting Lisbon. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Chelsea want Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, 25, if they fail to bring Everton's Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge this summer. (The Times)external-link

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New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was at Wembley to see England beat his native Portugal in a friendly on Thursday, and used Instagramexternal-link to show followers his position at the national stadium.

Jose Mourinho at Wembley
Jose Mourinho watched on from the stands in Wembley as England and Portugal warmed up for Euro 2016

Defender Dani Alves has written a heartfelt letter to Barcelona fansexternal-link after it was announced he would leave the club he joined in 2008. He said: "I am going, but I will be back, because I am not just another player."

BBC Match of the Day commentator Conor McNamara tweeted this impressive stat abut England and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere:

Conor McNamara tweet

And finally

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will provide the voice of Pope Francis in a film due out in 2017. (Daily Mirror).external-link

United defender Phil Jones has followed in the footsteps of Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey by bleaching his hair blond for summer. (Daily Star)external-link

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