Gossip column: Aubameyang, Ibrahimovic, Mahrez, Vardy, Stones

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Manchester City are in talks to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 26, for a club record £58m. (Times)external-link

Manchester United are prepared to delay signing Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic until after 30 June so the 34-year-old can pick up a lucrative loyalty bonus for seeing out his Paris St-Germain contract. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Midfielder Nemanja Matic, 27, has told incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte he wants to join former Blues manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. (Sun)external-link

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Arsenal have made a £25m bid for Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez, 25, after several meetings with his representatives. (Tancredi Palmeri, via Daily Express)external-link

The Gunners are not interested in signing Algeria international Mahrez. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Leicester trio Wes Morgan, Kasper Schmeichel and Robert Huth have told striker Jamie Vardy, 29, to turn down a move to Arsenal. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Former striker Alan Smith, who played for Leicester and Arsenal, says Vardy should follow his lead and join the Gunners. (Talksport)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is preparing a £30m offer for 24-year-old Southampton forward Sadio Mane. (Sun)external-link

Klopp's presence at Argentina's Copa America game against Chile on Monday was not part of an attempt to sign 28-year-old Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Leicester have made an £8m offer for Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy, 23, as they prepare for the possible departure of 25-year-old N'Golo Kante. (Daily Mail)external-link

Tottenham hope to complete the £12m signing of 21-year-old AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen, the top scorer in the Dutch Eredivisie last season. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Everton will tell centre-back John Stones they will not sell him, despite the 22-year-old being ready to push for a move. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 28, says he is happy at the club but an offer from Chelsea is a "big deal" and has to be considered. (Gazzetta dello Sport)external-link

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Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 26, wants to leave following their relegation to the Championship and says Arsenal are "the club of my heart". (Foot Mercato via Evening Standard)external-link

Paris St-Germain will appoint Sevilla boss Unai Emery as their new manager, with the 44-year-old set to replace Laurent Blanc. (Marca)external-link

PSG defender Marquinhos, 22, who has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, says he is in talks about his future at the French champions. (Daily Express) external-link

Leeds have not received any bids for highly rated 22-year-old left-back Charlie Taylor despite reported interest from Liverpool and Stoke.(Yorkshire Evening Post) external-link

Crystal Palace hope to sell 24-year-old midfielder Jordon Mutch to Norwich. (Sun)external-link

Bristol City want to sign 27-year-old Bournemouth midfielder Lee Tomlin, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Ashton Gate, on a £3m permanent deal. (Bristol Post)external-link

Sheffield Wednesday are keen to bring in Watford defender Daniel Pudil, 30, on a permanent deal after a successful loan spell.(Sheffield Star)external-link

Premier League newcomers Middlesbrough have turned down the chance to sign 31-year-old Liverpool centre-back Martin Skrtel, who is now set to join Besiktas. (Northern Echo)external-link

Aston Villa boss Roberto di Matteo wants to sign a striker and may move for Dwight Gayle if Crystal Palace make the 25-year-old available. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

The best of social media

Wales forward Gareth Bale tweeted a picture as he enjoyed a few holes of golf with team-mates James Collins and Aaron Ramsey in the build-up to Euro 2016.

Gareth Bale on Twitter
Bale (left) along with Collins (second left) and Aaron Ramsey (far right) in picturesque surroundings

And finally

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford's England call-up came as such a surprise he was the only player in the squad without the Three Lions crest on the breast pocket of his official suit. (Sun)external-link

Striker Daniel Sturridge insists he meant no disrespect to his England team-mates by texting during last week's friendly against Australia, saying he was in contact with officials at an event for his charity. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

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