Monday's gossip column

Gossip logo

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool want Sunderland's Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 25, to replace Pepe Reina, should the Spaniard depart this summer.

Full story: Guardian

Mario Gomez
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez scored twice in Saturday's German Cup final win over Stuttgart

Italian side Napoli have agreed a deal for Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez, 27.

Full story: Bild (in German)

Jose Mourinho's first job as Chelsea boss will be to confirm the sale of Brazil defender David Luiz, 26, to Barcelona for £30m.

Full story: Daily Star

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is considering a move for £10m-rated Benfica and Spain Olympic striker Rodrigo, 22.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool will consider bidding for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 22, should Reds striker Luis Suarez, 26, force through his move to either Real or Atletico Madrid.

Full story: Daily Mail

Real Madrid are readying a world record £85m bid for Wales international Gareth Bale, 23, but Tottenham are insisting they will not sell their star man at any price.

Full story: Metro

Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, 25, has admitted he wants to move this summer and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been tracking the Argentina forward, while Juventus are also interested.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Jesus Navas, 25, has edged closer to joining Manchester City in a £25m deal, with his club Sevilla accepting he will move this summer.

Full story: The Sun

West Ham will sign Real Betis goalkeeper Adrian, 26, on Monday, with the Spaniard set to arrive in London for a medical at the club.

Full story: Daily Mail

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis has put a price tag of £54m on striker Edinson Cavani, 26. Both Chelsea and Manchester City are said to be interested in the Uruguayan.

Full story: Marca (in Spanish)

Japan international Keisuke Honda, 26, will leave Russian league and cup champions CSKA Moscow in the summer.

Full story: Sport Express (in Russian)

Fiorentina will not accept any offer less than £25m from Juventus for Montenegro striker Stevan Jovetic, 23.

Full story: Corriere Dello Sport (in Italian)

OTHER GOSSIP

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho is reportedly in England ready to be appointed as Chelsea manager

Former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, 50, has arrived in England ahead of being appointed as the new Chelsea manager this week.

Full story: Guardian

Jose Mourinho is expected to be announced by Wednesday as new Chelsea boss after agreeing his return and arriving in England on Sunday night.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Chelsea and Brazil defender David Luiz, 26, moved a step closer to a Chelsea exit after refusing to speak about his future.

Full story: The Sun

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy says his old Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini will change the culture at the Etihad Stadium.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool are already facing a striker crisis at the start of next season as Daniel Sturridge, 23, is unlikely to recover from injury in time for the August kick-off.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Graham Arnold, 49, who won the A-League in Australia with Central Coast Mariners, has claimed that he turned down an offer to manage Sheffield United, calling the League One club's approach "prehistoric".

Full story: The Times (subscription only)

AND FINALLY

Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaeus says he will make a playing comeback, aged, 52, if he gets one million likes on his Facebook page.

Full story: Metro