Gossip column: Van Gaal, Rashford, Pogba, Kroos, Bartra, Giggs, Caulker, Bony, Hazard

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Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal feels he was "stabbed in the back" by the club's new boss Jose Mourinho. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Mourinho has told his new bosses that he wants to make Everton central defender John Stones, 22, a priority signing. (Sunday Express)external-link

But the Portuguese faces competition from Barcelona, who are about to make an opening offer of £25m for the England defender. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United's England striker Marcus Rashford, 18, has signed a long-term contract with his basic salary being £20,000 per week, plus bonuses. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is keen to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, with the Blues in constant contact with representatives from the Italian champions. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

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Roy Hodgson's England selection for Euro 2016 and Hull City's promotion dominate the Sunday Express back page

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has made Real Madrid's Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 26, his number one transfer target. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Everton's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, is a target for Paris St-Germain as the French champions search for a replacement for Manchester United-bound Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Sunday Express)external-link

Meanwhile, the Merseyside club are doing further reference checks on former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini after he impressed during talks last week. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Premier League champions Leicester, along with Liverpool, are interested in signing Arsenal and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 22. (Sunday Express)external-link

Arsenal want to buy Colombia striker Duvan Zapata. The 25-year-old is on a two-year loan deal at Udinese from parent club Napoli. (Radio Kiss Kiss, via London Evening Standard)external-link

Tottenham could bid for 25-year-old Barcelona defender Marc Bartra, who would be available for £6.4m because of a release clause in his contract. (Sport, via Daily Express Online)external-link

Swansea want to re-sign former striker Wilfried Bony, 27, from Manchester City, the club they sold him to. The fee would be £16m, the outstanding balance that City still need to pay from the original transfer. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Manchester United should have considered former club captain and Hull City manager Steve Bruce to be their boss instead of Mourinho, says former Blackpool manager Ian Holloway. (Sky Sports)external-link

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Rayn Giggs' Manchester United future is the Daily Star Sunday's lead story

Manchester United players are desperate for Ryan Giggs to remain at Old Trafford. He was assistant manager of the club before Mourinho's arrival. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Watford defender Miguel Layun, 27, has completed a permanent move to Porto after a season on loan with the Portuguese club. (Watford Observer)external-link

West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet, 29, says it is "very likely" he will still stay with the Hammers next season .(Four Four Two)external-link

Leicester have had an £18m bid rejected for former Stoke midfielder Steven N'Zonzi. The 27-year-old helped Sevilla win this season's Europa League. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

England boss Roy Hodgson says mental fitness will determine whether Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 26, goes to this summer's European Champiosnhip. (Observer)external-link

The best of social media

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, had a simple message to accompany an image on Twitterexternal-link of him kissing the Champions League trophy after scoring the winner in the penalty shootout against Atletico Madrid: "Love you."

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Cristiano Ronaldo has now won the Champions League three times in his career

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson writes on Instagramexternal-link that he is "over the moon" that his former Sunderland team-mate David Meyler and ex-Sunderland boss Steve Bruce have gained promotion with Hull City winning the Championship play-off to return to the Premier League.

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Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique was hedging his bets ahead of the Champions League final in this picture via his Instagram account

England midfielder Jack Wilshere, reflecting on Friday's 2-1 win over Australia, writes on Twitter:external-link "Another win yesterday. Happy to get some more minutes but the main thing is the team keep the winning feeling."

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Newcastle and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Rob Elliot has not played since 29 March

And finally

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick was pictured with One Direction's Louis Tomlinson and New Zealand rugby union star Dan Carter during the qualifying session at the Monaco Grand Prix. (Daily Mail Online)external-link

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