Football gossip: Hernandez, Depay, Pellegrini, Allardyce

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has rubbished reports linking him with the Sunderland job. (Mirror) 

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The Sun's back page leads on Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho's swipe at Arsenal after their 0-0 draw

Southampton's hopes of signing Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 26, have taken a step forward after manager Louis van Gaal suggested he still wishes to sell the Mexican this summer, following the conclusion of his loan at Real Madrid. (Metro) 

Tottenham are planning a summer bid for 22-year-old Marseille midfielder Florian Thauvin. (Mirror) 

Brendan Rodgers has conceded that Liverpool's failure to qualify for the Champions League could mean they miss out on transfer targets. (Guardian) 

Meanwhile, Rodgers also refused to confirm or deny Liverpool's interest in 21-year-old PSV Eindhoven forward Memphis Depay. (Liverpool Echo) 

And Dutchman Depay has played down talk of a £25m move to Manchester United. (Daily Express) 

Nigel Pearson has refused to rule out playing a weakened side against Chelsea, with his Leicester City team yet to play fellow strugglers Newcastle, QPR and Sunderland. (Daily Mail) 

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal claims he knew something was wrong with his players as they warmed up before their 3-0 defeat by Everton. (Manchester Evening News) 

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claims there is no shame in finishing second in the Premier League. (Daily Mail) 

Former striker Thierry Henry says Arsenal need to strengthen their squad with four "quality" players to stand any chance of winning the Premier League. (Sky Sports) 


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Piers Morgan spoke about Aaron Ramsey's snub in a series of tweets on Sunday

TV presenter, journalist and Arsenal fan Piers Morgan claimed on Twitter  that Aaron Ramsey refused to shake his hand after Morgan previously called the Gunners midfielder an "utter liability". Morgan continuously referred to Ramsey as 'whatshisname' in a series of tweets.

Tottenham and England midfielder Andros Townsend had the honour of sounding the hooter for the mini London Marathon on Sunday, and tweeted pictures from the starting line. 

Andros Townsend at the mini London Marathon

Andros Townsend tweeted pictures of himself from the starting block of the mini London Marathon

Bayern Munich and ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina tweeted  his reaction after his side won the Bundesliga title: "Perhaps not the most meritorious for me but my first one and I'm delighted for being Bundesliga Champions! Thanks boys!"


Australia international Tarak Elrich emulated Ryan Giggs' famous FA Cup goal when he dribbled the ball from his own half, passed multiple defenders and slotted home for Adelaide against Melbourne City in the A-League. (Metro)