Gossip column: Guardiola, Di Maria, Lacazette, De Bruyne

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Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has agreed to become the coach of Manchester City from next season, according to Qatari-based sports channel beIN Sports.external-link

Pep Guardiola
Is Guardiola on his way to Manchester City?

Manchester United have agreed to sell Angel Di Maria to French champions Paris St-Germain. The 27-year-old Argentina midfielder will move for a fee of around £46.5m.(L'Equipe)external-link

PSG boss Laurent Blanc has said there is a "good possibility" Di Maria will join the French club, who won four domestic trophies last season.(Sun on Sunday - subscription required)external-link

Meanwhile, United have rejected approaches from Newcastle and Inter Milan for 33-year-old England midfielder Michael Carrick. (Sunday People)external-link

Tottenham will sign West Brom's England Under-21 striker Saido Berahino for £15m in the next 48 hours. (Sunday Express)external-link

Spurs have not made an offer for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, which could prompt Liverpool to move for the 25-year-old France international. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Chelsea's 24-year-old Belgium forward Eden Hazard says he routinely has to take painkillers after matches as a result of being persistently fouled, and has called for more protection from referees. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is hopeful of adding his former Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini, 33, to his squad at Selhurst Park. (Sunday People)external-link

Ghana striker Jordan Ayew, 23, has accused his club Lorient of pricing him out of a move to Aston Villa. (Observer)external-link

Swansea are favourites to sign out-of-favour Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher and will make a £4m bid for the 28-year-old Scotland international. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

England forward Theo Walcott has agreed a new four-year deal at Arsenal - making the 26-year-old one of the club's highest-paid players. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

But Arsenal's hopes of signing Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 24, have been reduced after his coach confirmed the France international is expected to remain at the club. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Manchester City are preparing to sell strikers Edin Dzeko, 29, and Stevan Jovetic, 25, with Napoli's 27-year-old striker Gonzalo Higuain among the targets to replace them. (Sun on Sunday - subscription required)external-link

Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking insists the Bundesliga runners-up have received no bids from City for Belgium winger Kevin De Bruyne, 24. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Leicester City are the latest club to join the race to sign Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert, 33. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Daily Star
The Daily Star Sunday leads on Manchester City making a move for Kevin De Bruyne

Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 30, can be the difference between Manchester United winning the Premier League and being also-rans, according to captain Wayne Rooney, 29. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Newcastle United contacted Bordeaux about the availability of 22-year-old Uruguay forward Diego Rolan, club president Jean-Louis Triaud has revealed. (Goal.com)external-link

Chelsea's on-loan Colombia striker Radamel Falcao has backed his compatriot Juan Cuadrado to succeed at Stamford Bridge next season despite speculation over the winger's future. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Roma have expressed "disappointment" after five players were denied entry into Indonesia during their pre-season tour. The Italian club did not specify why the five were not allowed into the South-East Asian country. (Observer)external-link

Best of social media

Fabio Cannavaro, Samuel Eto'o, Diego Forlan and Ronaldo
Eto'o posted this selfie on his Twitter account before Saturday's World Cup qualificiation draw in Russia

Former Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o was joined by ex-Brazil forward Ronaldo, former Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro and ex-Uruguay striker Diego Forlan for the 2018 World Cup qualifying draw in Russia on Saturday. "In #stpetersburg with my friends," Eto'o posted on his Twitter account.external-link

Meanwhile, Stoke City's 34-year-old striker Peter Odemwingie congratulated team-mate Bojan external-linkon returning to action following a cruciate knee-ligament injury.

The Potters lost 2-0 at Brentford in a pre-season friendly and afterwards Spanish forward Bojan, 24, tweeted:external-link "Very happy to be back on the pitch #day164 #ComingBackStronger."

And finally

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, 24, has been offered a return to Italy - but with Serie C side Lupa Castelli. (Metro, via Sky Italia)external-link

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