Gossip column: Mourinho, Simeone, Icardi, Gaitan, Remy

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Jose Mourinho will earn £15m a season if he becomes Manchester United manager in the summer, £6m less than Manchester City will pay Pep Guardiola. (El Confidencial via The Sun)external-link

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The Sun's Thursday back page

Mourinho, 53, will be given up to £300m to spend on new signings when he takes charge at Old Trafford. (Daily Star)external-link

The Portuguese has told United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to sell midfielders Juan Mata, 27, and Marouane Fellaini, 28. (Daily Mail)external-link

Listen: Man Utd 'will put aside' their style for Mourinho

Manchester United's squad is split over the prospect of Jose Mourinho taking over as there is fear among players over where the popular Ryan Giggs may fit into Mourinho's new regime. (Sun)external-link

But the former Chelsea boss would consider working outside of the Premier League in his next job, with the Portuguese yet to be contacted by Manchester United. (Guardian)external-link

Chelsea are unlikely to let striker Loic Remy, 29, move to China until after they play Paris St-Germain and Manchester City next week. (Evening Standard)external-link

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, 45, is on the shortlist for the Chelsea job, but Blues owner Roman Abramovich has serious misgivings about his playing style. (Daily Mail)external-link

Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini wants to be reunited with Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, and defender Pablo Zabaleta, 31. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Inter will accept a £35m offer from Manchester United for striker Mauro Icardi, 22, if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. (Tuttosport - in Italian)external-link

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, 68, has questioned the aura surrounding Pep Guardiola, insisting that appointing him as their next manager will not solve Manchester City's problems. (Daily Express) external-link

Manchester United had a £23m bid for Argentine winger Nicolas Gaitan, 27, rejected by Benfica in January. (Talksport)external-link

The Red Devils are set to offer midfielder Ever Banega, 27, a £3.5m-a-year contract in the summer to tempt him away from Sevilla. (ITA Sport Press - in Italian)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants to sign Bayer Leverkusen's former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 27, in the summer. (ITA Sport Press via Metro)external-link

Daily Star
The Daily Star's back page on Thursday

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen, 36, has called on his old club to announce the exact nature of Daniel Sturridge's injuries to stop the whispering campaign. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Everton defender Phil Jagielka, 33, will be offered the chance to move to the lucrative Chinese Super League. (Sun)external-link

Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike, who is on loan at West Ham, remains a target for Shanghai Shenhua. The Chinese club are understood to have offered the 28-year-old a £5.5m-a-year contract before he chose to join the Hammers last month. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick, 34, has had no indication from the club whether his contract will be extended beyond the summer. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Chelsea midfielder Willian rates defender John Terry, 35, as the Blues' greatest ever player, but expects him to leave the club this summer. (Squawka.com)external-link

Liverpool are set to move for Cameroon midfielder Joel Matip after the 24-year-old turned down a new contract offer from Schalke. (Daily Star)external-link

Former Sheffield United, QPR and Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock, 67, is set to become Rotherham manager until the end of the season. (Guardian)external-link

Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater is in line for a call-up to the England squad thanks to his performances for the league leaders this season. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Best of social media

Treble Maki, double Nigiri? Darts players Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen enjoyed a boatful of sushi with Newcastle players Tim Krul and Siem de Jong at the City's HanaHana restaurant. The perfect way to warm up for the Premier League darts on Thursday?

Raymond van Barneveld on Twitter

If at first you don't succeed... Arsenal defender Calum Chambers managed to flip a pancake at the third time of asking in a video he posted on Twitter.external-link

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey enjoyed a trip to Colchester Zoo on Thursday, posting a picture of him feeding some lemurs.external-link He wrote: "Had a fun afternoon at @ColchesterZoo. Great, knowledgeable staff, thank you for all your help today!"

Aaron Ramsey tweet

It looks as though Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been in the wars in training. He posted a picture - alongside three angry emoticons -external-link as he lay with his ankle bandaged.

Jack Grealish tweet
Jack Grealish's last Premier League appearance for Aston Villa was at the start of January

And finally

American actor Will Ferrell says he feels "horribly guilty" about the sacking of Jose Mourinho after making a joke at an awards ceremony about Chelsea's defensive tactics. (NBC Sports)external-link

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