Gossip column: De Gea, Stones, Sane, Payet, Berahino, Simeone, Krul

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England boss Roy Hodgson is set to name an unchanged team to play Wales on Thursday, meaning Tottenham striker Harry Kane has another chance to impress up front. (Times, subscription required)external-link

Wales' players will share bonuses worth £3m between them if they beat England in their Euro 2016 match on Thursday. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 25, has told new manager Jose Mourinho that he wants to stay at the club. (Sun)external-link

West Brom are ready to offer 22-year-old striker Saido Berahino to West Ham in a swap deal for Hammers forward Diafra Sakho, 26. (Mirror)external-link

Everton's England defender John Stones, 22, is wanted by both Manchester United and Manchester City. (Daily Star)external-link

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The Daily Star says Manchester's top two clubs will battle for John Stones

City, meanwhile, are set to announce the arrival of their second big summer signing - Schalke winger Leroy Sane, 20. (Marca)external-link

West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet's agent says it would take "ridiculous money" to sign the 29-year-old France international this summer. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris St-Germain are among the clubs interested in signing Hammers midfielder Payet. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United are close to completing the signing of 34-year-old Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with personal terms agreed and a medical to follow Euro 2016. (Sky Sports)external-link

But the Red Devils could face competition from Bayern Munich, whose new boss Carlo Ancelotti coached Ibrahimovic at Paris St-Germain. (Bild via Daily Mirror)external-link

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The Daily Mirror lead with Gareth Bale's mischievous quip that no England players would get in the Wales team

Stoke have opened talks with West Brom about a £5m move for striker Saido Berahino, 22. The Baggies are ready to sell the former England Under-21 international this summer as he can leave for nothing in 12 months' time. (Daily Mail)external-link

Chelsea want to sign 31-year-old France and Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda. If Chelsea sign Mandanda then current back-up goalkeeper Asmir Begovic could leave Stamford Bridge. (Guardian)external-link

French defender Aymeric Laporte decided to stay with Athletic Bilbao as they are "the best option at the moment". The 22-year-old was a target for Manchester City.(Athletic Bilbao website)external-link

New Everton boss Ronald Koeman wants to sign Newcastle and Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul, 28, and is also considering a move for Zenit St Petersburg's 27-year-old Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel. (Daily Express)external-link

Former midfielder Paul Scholes thinks Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge should start for England against Wales instead of Tottenham's Harry Kane.(Oldham Chronicle)external-link

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 26, who spent last season on loan at Roma following the signing of Petr Cech, says he will make a decision on his future after Euro 2016. (Daily Star)external-link

Fulham have offered an improved contract to 19-year-old French forward Moussa Dembele, who has been linked with a move to Galatasaray.(GetWestLondon)external-link

Diego Simeone has extended his stay as Atletico Madrid coach, signing a new contract with the beaten Champions League finalists.(AS - in Spanish)external-link

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Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane evidently enjoys some sharp shooting of a different kind during his down time, catching up with American crime thriller series The Blacklist while at Euro 2016.

Harry Kane

Kane and his team-mates are preparing for the match against Wales in Lens - and captain Wayne Rooney tweeted:external-link "Thanks to all our fans for your support so far, back home and everyone in France. Looking forward to Wales on Thursday."

Even Premier League players can get a touch star-struck, with Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic posting a picture on Instagram of him with former England captain David Beckham. He wrote: "Nothing like running into a legend like this!"

Asmir Begovic with David Beckham
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England striker Jamie Vardy has been wearing nicotine patches during England training sessions at Euro 2016 to stop his craving for cigarettes. (Daily Star)external-link

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