Gossip column: Schneiderlin, Benteke, Dante, Vieira, Falcao

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Manchester United are hoping to beat Arsenal to the signing of Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Meanwhile, United boss Louis van Gaal wants to sign Bayern Munich's Brazil defender Dante, 31. (Bild - in German)external-link

France World Cup winner Patrick Vieira, 38, is to be interviewed for the Newcastle manager's job.(Sun - subscription required)external-link

The back page of Monday's Daily Express features stories on Arsenal, Manchester United and Leicester
The back page of Monday's Daily Express features stories on Arsenal, Manchester United and Leicester

Vieira is competing with former Derby County boss Steve McClaren for the job, with Newcastle hoping to "complete the process" of making an appointment by the end of the week. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Former Manchester United loan signing Radamel Falcao, 29, is having talks with Chelsea about a move from Monaco and is willing to take a pay cut to make the switch happen.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Meanwhile, Chelsea captain John Terry, 34, plans to extend his Blues career beyond next season. (Daily Star)external-link

Chelsea are keen to sign Belgium centre-back Toby Alderweireld, 26, following his successful spell on loan at Southampton from Atletico Madrid.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Meanwhile, Chelsea lead the race to sign £11m-rated left-back Abdul Rahman Baba, 20, from German club Augsburg. (Goal.com)external-link

Liverpool will have talks with Burnley forward Danny Ings, 23, this week.(Independent)external-link

And the Reds are being linked with a shock move for 30-year-old Cardiff City goalkeeper David Marshall. (Wales Online)external-link

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner will fly into Merseyside on Tuesday to conduct the club's end-of-season review. (Daily Express)external-link

The imminent arrival of Rafael Benitez as manager of Real Madrid has once again put Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, 20, in the transfer spotlight (Marca)external-link

Daily Star back page
Jack Wilshere, Christian Benteke and John Terry all feature on Monday's Daily Star back page

Winger Theo Walcott, 26, is confident his Arsenal future will be resolved but says "it will take time". (Independent)external-link

Manager Arsene Wenger denies that Arsenal will make a summer move for 28-year-old Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 28, does not want to move from Tottenham, says his manager Mauricio Pochettino.(Daily Star)external-link

Crystal Palace want to sign Paris St-Germain's former Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 29. (Daily Mail)external-link

Everton are planning to sign 28-year-old Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann. (Shoot)external-link

Aston Villa are prepared to break the current ceiling on wages at the club and offer striker Christian Benteke, 24, a new contract worth £75,000-a-week. (Daily Mail)external-link

Meanwhile, Villa manager Tim Sherwood says some players have no future at the club. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Dundee offer Hibernian loanee Martin Boyle a one-year extension to his contract at Dens Park, although Hibs are interested in making the 22-year-old striker a permanent member of their squad.(Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan, 30, has been recalled to the USA squad for friendlies against the Netherlands and World champions Germany.(NBC)external-link

Bury deny any interest in signing 26-year-old out-of-contract Plymouth Argyle striker Lewis Alessandra.(Western Morning News)external-link

Best of social media

Marouane Fellaini

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellainiexternal-link claims he was misquoted by French media, who reported that he said Angel Di Maria would be a good signing for Paris St-Germain.

Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski's dog wears an Inter Milan top

Inter Milan on-loan forward Lukas Podolski:external-link #dogolski ready for last game today... #love #mydog #inter #poldi #support #fan

Inter beat Empoli 4-3, while The Times have stated the Arsenal striker might be heading to Galatasaray.

Jose Mourinho

Premier League champions Chelsea have posted a string of photographsexternal-link during the club's post-season tour of Australia, including one with manager Jose Mourinho stroking a koala bear (left).

And finally

Robin van Persieexternal-link and Darren Fletcher spent their Sunday watching their sons play football... for Manchester City. The Manchester United striker and former Old Trafford midfielder were watching their offspring play in a youth tournament in the Netherlands organised by Van Persie.

Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie enjoys the day with the Manchester City Under-9s