Gossip column: Jamie Vardy set to miss out, Troy Deeney wants Leicester move

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Striker Jamie Vardy, 29, is set to be dropped from England's starting line-up for their Euro 2016 opener against Russia on Saturday, with midfielder Adam Lallana, 28, and winger Raheem Sterling, 21, expected to start. (Daily Mail, The Times, Telegraph, Sun, Mirror)external-link

Vardy, meanwhile, is 80% likely to turn down a move to Arsenal from Premier League champions Leicester. (Evening Standard)external-link

Watford captain Troy Deeney wants to join Leicester, but the Hornets have rejected a £20m bid for the 27-year-old striker. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid are ready to offer 24-year-old midfielder Isco to Juventus as they try to sign France midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, from the Italian champions. (Daily Mail)external-link

But Manchester United will offer Italy defender Matteo Darmian, 26, to the Serie A side in a bid to buy Pogba back. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has not ruled out the possibility of managing France in the future. (Bein Sports, via Daily Mirror)external-link

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The Daily Mirror leads on Roy Hodgson's side to face Russia on Saturday

Manchester United have made enquiries about Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 27. The £25m-rated Armenian also interests Arsenal. (Daily Mail)external-link

New United boss Jose Mourinho wants to take 29-year-old Portugal international Nani back to Old Trafford. The Fenerbahce winger has a £6.3m release clause. (DHA, via Talksport)external-link

Real Madrid are no longer interested in Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 25. (Marca) external-link

West Brom want striker Saido Berahino, 22, to stay despite interest from Tottenham and Stoke. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants striker Mario Balotelli to attend the club's pre-season training after AC Milan decided not to sign the 25-year-old. (Gazzetta dello Sport)external-link

Inter Milan will bid for 33-year-old Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure after being bought by Chinese investors. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

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England players will be disturbed by partying fans in Marseille, says the Daily Star

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins says the club are interested in re-signing Wales midfielder Joe Allen, 26, from Liverpool. (South Wales Evening Post)external-link

Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly, 24, says "big clubs" want to sign him after his contract talks with Napoli stalled. (L'Equipe, via Metro)external-link

Norwich have appointed two football agencies to help them handle player sales. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta, 26, is a target for Barcelona following the departure of 33-year-old Dani Alves. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United have hired John Peacock, England's most successful youth coach, as they restructure their academy. (Sun)external-link

Liverpool have opened talks with versatile Germany international Emre Can, 22, over a long-term contract. (Guardian)external-link

England face the prospect of a sleepless night before their Euro 2016 opener against Russia after being put in a hotel close to the Marseille fan zone. (Daily Star)external-link

West Brom could move for Brighton centre-half Lewis Dunk, 24, if 27-year-old Wales international James Chester, 27 leaves this summer. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, has been told by Sweden boss Erik Hamren to delay confirmation of his move to Manchester United until after Euro 2016. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Martin O'Neill is backing Roy Keane to succeed him as Republic of Ireland manager after the pair agreed new two-year contracts. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

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Former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger posted this message on Twitter external-linkafter announcing his retirement, along with a picture of his former kits: "Thank you for your support. A great experience. It's sad, but it is the right decision to stop. I'm proud of my career."

Daniel Agger Twitter

Belgium and Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has shared hisexternal-link "essentials for the Euros".

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And finally

Football legends Pele and Diego Maradona spent time discussing current great Lionel Messi, 28, prompting former Argentina international Maradona to say the Barcelona forward "has no personality". (Daily Mail)external-link

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