Gossip column: Guardiola, Cavani, Ronaldo, Pirlo, Berbatov, Koke

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Pep Guardiola
Confusion reigns over Pep to Man City rumours

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, 44, has reportedly agreed to become Manchester City's new manager in the summer. (BeIn Sports via Manchester Evening News)external-link

City, however, have dismissed the speculation as "nonsense". (Star on Sunday)external-link

Italian side AC Milan also want Guardiola and have offered the Spaniard their manager's job. (Sunday Times, subscription required)external-link

Newly promoted Bournemouth want to sign former Tottenham and Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov, 34, from Monaco. (Sunday Express)external-link

Chelsea are favourites to sign £40m-rated Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, 23. (Sun on Sunday - subscription required)external-link

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini expects midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, to still be at the club next season. (Star on Sunday)external-link

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo, 35, is wanted by Chelsea and Liverpool. (Tuttosport via Independent)external-link

Manchester United have made an increased offer worth £18m for Southampton and England right-back Nathaniel Clyne, 24. (Sunday Times, subscription required)external-link

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Wolfsburg want £45m for former Chelsea forward and Manchester City target Kevin De Bruyne, 23. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid coach Paul Clement or Brentford boss Mark Warburton may replace Chris Ramsey as QPR manager for next season .(Mail on Sunday)external-link

Liverpool are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 25. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Tottenham and Hull are watching Guingamp striker Claudio Beauvue, with the French club willing to accept bids of £6m for the 27-year-old, who has scored 21 goals this season.(Mail on Sunday)external-link

Liverpool want Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen and are prepared to pay £6m for him. The 19-year-old, who can play in the middle or at right-back, has only started two cup games for Jose Mourinho's side. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United are likely to be disappointed in their pursuit of Paris St-Germain forward Edinson Cavani, 28, with the Uruguayan poised for a move to Juventus. (Gazzetta dello Sport, in Italian)external-link

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, 30, says he wants to stay at the club despite failing to agree a new contract. German side Wolfsburg and Italian Serie A pair Napoli and Inter Milan are interested in signing him. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood wants to sign Tom Cleverley on a permanent deal. The 25-year-old midfielder is on loan from Manchester United. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Manchester United's owners will reject the idea of selling the naming rights to Old Trafford. The Glazer family will forego a potential income of £20m a year, acknowledging that changing the stadium's name is off-limits for United fans. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says it will be impossible to emulate the one-club longevity of Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will take Sam Grimshaw, a 21-year-old left-back or left-winger playing for non-league side Glossop, on the club's pre-season tour to America after a successful trial. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Anthony Joshua
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with Anthony Joshua (right)

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 21, was enthused by another swift knockout victoryexternal-link by British heavyweight Anthony Joshua, who beat Raphael Zumbano Love within two rounds on Saturday.

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, 19, tweeted his delight at his first man-of-the-match award.external-link - in the 1-0 win over West Ham.

Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez wrote on Twitterexternal-link after the 1-1 draw with West Brom: "Thanks for the support during all the season and especially today Newcastle fans, proud to wear the black and white shirt. We are still fighting."

And finally

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal sorts out the evening's libations

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, has made a £5m donation to Save the Children to help survivors of the Nepalese earthquake. (So Foot via Independent)external-link

Sir Alex Ferguson famously likes a nice drop of red, but current Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal revealed an unexpected facet of his footballing philosophy when a gust of wind revealed a wine list among his notes on the bench at Crystal Palace. (Metro)external-link

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