Tuesday's gossip column


Roberto Mancini

Mancini is reportedly wanted by Monaco

Monaco are lining up sacked Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, 48, to take over at the newly-promoted French club.

Full story: Daily Express 

Paris St-Germain and Napoli are also interested in recruiting the Italian.

Full Story: the Times (subscription required) 

Manuel Pellegrini, 59, is expected to take over and his first signing as Manchester City boss could be 27-year-old Sevilla winger Jesus Navas.

Full story: Daily Star 

Manchester City's senior players told the club's hierarchy they no longer wanted Mancini in charge.

Full story: Daily Star 


Striker Wayne Rooney, 27, was booed by Manchester United fans during their victory parade.

Wayne Rooney

Rooney has scored 141 Premier League goals for Manchester United

Full story: Daily Mirror  

Out-going Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, his successor David Moyes and Old Trafford midfielder Ryan Giggs met at a Cheshire hotel to discuss Rooney's future.

Full story: the Sun 

Moyes has called Rooney "one of the best players in the world" and will meet the forward next week to sort out the player's future.

Full story: Guardian 

Rooney is holding peace talks with Manchester United after making a U-turn over his decision to ask for a transfer.

Full story: Daily Express 


Manchester United are interested in signing former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26, from Barcelona for £20m.

Full story: Evening Standard 

David Moyes, who will take over as Manchester united manager on 1 July, wants to take central defender Phil Jagielka, 30, to Old Trafford with him for £10m.

Full story: The Sun  

Both Manchester clubs are keen to sign Udinese wonderkid Piotr Zielinski, 18.

Full story: talkSPORT 

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 22, will be targeted by Borussia Dortmund to replace 24-year-old striker Robert Lewandowski if the Pole quits the Bundesliga side in the summer.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Asmir Begovic

Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is a target for Manchester United.

Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 25, insists he wants to stay at Stoke despite interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.

Full story: Metro 

Italian side Napoli are interested in signing Sunderland's 25-year-old goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Full story: talkSPORT 

Relegated QPR want Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker, 32, to help them win promotion back to the Premier League.

Full story: Daily Mirror 


Newcastle manager Alan Pardew secured his club's Premier League survival with a game to spare and is expected to be allowed to keep his job.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has targeted returning for pre-season following surgery to cure a chronic bowel condition.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Manchester City have offered Bayern Munich around £17m for 29-year-old Dutch winger Arjen Robben.

Full story: Sport 

The parade celebrating Paris St-Germain's victory in the French league was marred by chaos and violence on Monday, forcing the team to cancel a planned cruise down the River Seine.

Full story: Liberation 


Cesc Fabregas earned former club Arsenal £2m by helping Barcelona to the Spanish league title this season. When Fabregas joined the Catalan club, The Gunners inserted a clause into the deal which meant they would earn the windfall if he won a La Liga medal.

Full story: Daily Mail