Gossip column: Messi, Wilshere, De Gea, Koeman, Pjanic, Benteke

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Manchester United are exploring the potential of a sensational move to bring Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 28, to Old Trafford.(Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, is the surprise name at the top of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola's list of summer transfer targets. (Sun)external-link

Everton have agreed a deal with Southampton to make Ronald Koeman their new manager, and will confirm his appointment this weekend.(Daily Mail)external-link

Southampton are facing an exodus of players with midfielder Victor Wanyama and strikers Shane Long and Graziano Pelle set to follow Ronald Koeman out of St Mary's. (Sun)external-link

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, has reached an agreement to join Manchester United following his departure from Paris St-Germain.(Guardian)external-link

Saturday's Sun back page
Saturday's Sun back page

Real Madrid will again make a move to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea this summer, but new manager Jose Mourinho is determined to keep the 25-year-old at Old Trafford.(AS)external-link

Spaniard De Gea has assured Manchester United's supporters that he is staying at the club to work under "winner" Mourinho.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 26, as he sets about reinforcing his team's spine.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Former England striker Emile Heskey insists that Marcus Rashford has already shown his game-changing ability for Manchester United, but it is "too soon" for the striker to start at Euro 2016.(Squawka)external-link

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, 31, is wanted by at least two Turkish clubs this summer, including title-winners Besiktas.(Liverpool Echo)external-link

Chelsea could turn to Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, 25, as a cut-price Plan B if they fail to re-sign Romelu Lukaku, 23, from Everton this summer.(Daily Mail)external-link

Lazio's Italian international winger Antonio Candreva, 29, is also wanted by Chelsea.(Il Tempo - in Italian)external-link

Saturday's Daily Mirror back page
Saturday's Daily Mirror back page

Barcelona have joined Chelsea and Manchester City in the race to sign 21-year-old Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez.(Talksport)external-link

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 30, has been assured of his Manchester City future - despite manager Pep Guardiola targeting central defenders Aymeric Laporte, 22, of Athletic Bilbao and Everton's John Stones, 22. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Stoke have won the race to sign £10m-rated Norwich winger Nathan Redmond, 22, who is refusing to sign a new contract at Carrow Road.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Sunderland have lodged an £11m bid for West Ham striker Diafra Sakho, 26.(Sun)external-link

Wolfsburg left-back Ricardo Rodriguez, 23, has claimed he would be excited to unite with international team-mate Granit Xhaka at club level amid reports he could be bound for Arsenal.(Evening Standard)external-link

Tottenham are considering creating their very own "Wembley" pitch at the club's training ground as boss Mauricio Pochettino prepares for his side's Champions League campaign at the national stadium.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

West Ham are in talks to sign Besiktas' Canada international midfielder Atiba Hutchinson, 33.(Talksport)external-link

The best of social media

Jose Mourinho appears to be living the Hollywood lifestyle. His new Instagram accountexternal-link shows that he has been hanging out with film director Guy Ritchie, sharing this picture with the caption: "Every top performance needs a top coach".

Guy Ritchie and Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho was recently named as Manchester United manager

The new Manchester United boss has also shared photos of himself with singer Robbie Williams and actor Damien Lewis, with whom he has been working as part of his involvement in this year's Soccer Aid. Mourinho is helping with coaching despite pulling out of his role as manager of the England side to face a Rest of the World team...

Jose Mourinho and Damien Lewis
Soccer Aid 2016 takes place at Old Trafford on Sunday 5 June

Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero is currently preparing for the Copa America with his country, but took time out to celebrate his birthday with a trip to the bowling alley.external-link

Sergio Aguero bowling
Argentina are in Group D in the Copa America, along with Chile, Panama and Bolivia

The players at Stoke don't miss leg day. Just ask forward Bojan Krkic, who has posted this picture of himself and some of his team-mates on Twitter...external-link

Bojan Krkic (second from left) tweet
Joselu, Bojan Krkic, Marko Arnautovic and Marc Muniesa

Lord [Alan] Sugar, star of BBC One's The Apprentice and a former Tottenham chairman, is bemused by Jamie Vardy's potential move from Leicester to Arsenal, posting:external-link "I can't see Vardy being as successful playing at Arsenal. Wenger does not play the 'hoof it forward to runner' system."

Match of the Day's resident Leicester fan Gary Lineker has been involved in an extended bout of Twitter joustingexternal-link with Arsenal-supporting television presenter Piers Morgan over Vardy's future.

And finally

Cristiano Ronaldo was photographed doing some cross training exercise in Ibiza, Spain on Friday, shortly after his Portugal side lost to England at Wembley Stadium on Thursday night. (Daily Mail)external-link

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