Gossip column: Vardy, Bailly, Schweinsteiger, Aubameyang, Wanyama

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Jamie Vardy gossip

Leicester's England striker Jamie Vardy, 29, will have a medical at Arsenal on Sunday after his £20m release clause was activated by the Gunners. (ESPN)external-link

Arsenal fear the move could fall through if they do not complete the deal before the European Championship begins on Friday. (Sunday Express)external-link

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has told an Italian newspaper the reports about Vardy are "all true". (La Gazzetta dello Sport)external-link

Vardy has had face-to-face talks with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger over his move to the Emirates. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

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Other gossip

Manchester United are close to agreeing a £31m deal for Villarreal's 22-year-old Ivory Coast central defender Eric Bailly. (AS)external-link

The Red Devils will also battle Manchester City for Gabon and Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 26. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Leicester are interested in signing Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, from Southampton. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Manchester United are ready to ditch Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 31, after just one season at Old Trafford. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Sweden will allow striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, to leave their Euro 2016 training camp to sign for Manchester United. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Ibrahimovic, who rejected an approach from Champions League-bound Tottenham, has agreed personal terms at Old Trafford and the move now hinges on personal talks with new manager Jose Mourinho. (Guardian)external-link

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Chelsea will battle Stoke for former Potters midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, after the 27-year-old's impressive performances for Sevilla. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Everton will have to pay £3.5m in compensation to Southampton for manager Ronald Koeman and the Dutchman will be given £100m for transfers. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Koeman will earn £7m a year at Goodison Park. (Sunday Express)external-link

Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is a shock contender to succeed Koeman at Southampton. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

The Saints are considering either Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe or Sevilla manager Unai Emery as their new manager. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Tottenham are interested in Palermo's Italy playmaker Franco Vazquez, 27. (Sunday People)external-link

Manchester City will have to wait until after Euro 2016 to try to pursue a deal for Everton's England defender John Stones, 22. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Roma's 28-year-old Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan has confirmed Chelsea are keen to sign him. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Leicester have opened contract talks with English defender Danny Simpson, 29, over a new deal. (ESPN)external-link

Crystal Palace are set to meet Newcastle's £8m release clause for England winger Andros Townsend, 24. (Sunday People)external-link

Sampdoria are interested in Sunderland's Italy midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini. Fiorentina and Torino are also interested in the 31-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Bologna. (Chronicle)external-link

Swansea City have been linked with a move for Tottenham's England Under-21 midfielder Alex Pritchard. (South Wales Evening Post)external-link

The best of social media

Hollywood actor Vin Diesel has confirmed on Instagram,external-link that Brazil and Barcelona forward Neymar will star in the new XXX film, the Return of Xander Cage.

Vin Diesel

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul has posted a videoexternal-link of himself in training, as he steps up his comeback from a knee injury, which forced him to miss most of last season. "Can't wait to get back playing #NearlyThere" wrote the Dutch international.

Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham proposed to his girlfriend on a romantic trip to the Maldives - and she said yes. (Instagram)external-link

Gareth Bale tweetedexternal-link a picture from Wales' plane as the team headed to Euro 2016.

Gareth Bale

And finally

Wales' training base in France for Euro 2016 includes a barber for Gareth Bale and British TV. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

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