Gossip column: Lambert, De Bruyne, Di Maria, Jovetic, Toure

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Former Southampton striker Rickie Lambert is being lined up for a return to the south coast with Premier League new boys Bournemouth after the 33-year-old struggled for game time at Liverpool this year. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Former captain Gary Neville has backed winger Angel Di Maria to come good for Manchester United following an inconsistent first season in the Premier League for the 27-year-old Argentina international. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester City have been warned off a move for £40m-rated Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne by the German club's chief executive, who called the 23-year-old playmaker "unsellable". (Daily Mail)external-link

Monday's Daily Mail back page
Monday's Daily Mail says Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea will be returning to Spain at the end of the season

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has criticised greedy parents and agents who demand too much for their children too early in their career. (Daily Star)external-link

Mourinho has also said the rise of 19-year-old midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek will give more inspiration to youngsters in the club's junior side than the FA Youth Cup and Uefa Youth League titles. (Guardian)external-link

Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel believes his boss Nigel Pearson should be manager of the year for helping guide his side clear of the Premier League relegation zone.(Guardian)external-link

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to sign Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic, 25, who has failed to establish himself as a regular at Etihad Stadium. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, has been offered £8m to finish his career with Al Gharafa in Qatar. (Sun - subscription)external-link

City manager Manuel Pellegrini says the club will sit down with Toure at the end of the season to discuss his future. (Talksport)external-link

Meanwhile, Pellegrini has told out-of-contract midfielder James Milner, 29, that staying with City would be best for his career. (Daily Express)external-link

Jordan Henderson feels Liverpool's players let fellow midfielder Steven Gerrard down in his final game at Anfield on Saturday which ended in defeat. (Daily Star)external-link

Mirror back page
The Mirror also leads on De Gea's future as well as Liverpool's interest in Stevan Jovetic.

Dick Advocaat will quit as Sunderland manager at the end of the season - even if he saves the club from Premier League relegation. (Sun - subscription)external-link

Manager Steve Bruce wants to explore the possibility of weekly in-house drugs testing at Hull City after midfielder Jake Livermore was suspended following his positive test for cocaine. (Daily Mail)external-link

Birmingham City are interested in former Arsenal striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, 24, who has been released by Bristol City, but face competition from Leeds, Nottingham Forest and Wigan. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says there is no need to sell their most important players this summer, despite interest in 25-year-old midfielder Yannick Bolasie and defender Scott Dann, 28. (Times - subscription)external-link

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has dismissed suggestions that handing 19-year-old Brendan Galloway his Blues debut against West Ham puts the future of left-back Luke Garbutt, 21, in doubt. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Best of social media

The London Evening Standard reports that former Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro paid tribute on Facebookexternal-link to Liverpool's Steven Gerrard after he played his final match at Anfield on Saturday. But Cannavaro posted a picture from the 2002 Italy v England game of him challenging for the ball with Frank Lampard, rather than Gerrard.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones's most notable contribution to his side's 1-1 draw against Arsenal was arguably his strange low header which got the Twittersphereexternal-link chatting.

After going off injured during that game amid speculation about his future and a possible return to Spain, Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea tweeted:external-link "Thank you very much indeed for your support. You're unbelievable. I hope the injury is not too serious."

And finally

Wayne Rooney and son Klay
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and son Klay have some fun on the Old Trafford pitch

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse will have to pay for his Bentley car to be released after it was seized by police following alleged motoring offences. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Wayne Rooney's youngest son Klay, who turns two next week, showed he could be a Manchester United star of the future after joining his father and big brother Kai on the Old Trafford pitch after Sunday's draw against Arsenal and scoring a goal at the Stretford End. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

A Brazilian newspaper has said their national football team has been picked by its commercial partners since 2006, with only players who are "marketable" enough called up. (Daily Mail)external-link

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