Gossip column: Pogba, Giggs, Vardy, Sissoko, Van Gaal, Deeney

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Champions League winners Real Madrid have opened talks to sign France midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, from Juventus, according to the player's agent. (Marca)external-link

Premier League champions Leicester are ready to pay £30m for Watford striker and captain Troy Deeney, 27, having had two bids rejected. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United coach Ryan Giggs, who is expected to leave the club, is a contender for the manager's job at Championship side Nottingham Forest. (Mirror)external-link

Giggs may be overlooked for the job at the City Ground with Forest's owners hoping to appoint a foreign coach. They have contacted Spaniard and former Olympiakos boss Michel. (Nottingham Post)external-link

New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is plotting a £57m move for Lazio winger Antonio Candreva, 29, and Italy team-mate and Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, 29. (Sun)external-link

Manager Laurent Blanc will leave Paris St-Germain by the end of the week, says his agent. (Europe 1 via Guardian)external-link

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Tuesday's Daily Star

Liverpool are planning a bid for Newcastle and England winger Andros Townsend, 24. (Mirror)external-link

Manchester City are also interested in Townsend, who has a release clause of around £10.5m. (Telegraph)external-link

Everton have opened talks over a £16m deal for Porto's 24-year-old Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar. (Daily Mail)external-link

Leicester City and France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 25, looks set to leave the Premier League champions with the Foxes targeting an £11.5m deal for Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy, 23. (Daily Star)external-link

West Brom are keen on signing Newcastle United's 26-year-old France midfielder Moussa Sissoko. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, ex-Ajax head coach Frank de Boer and Andre Villas-Boas are in contention for the vacant AC Milan job.(La Gazzetta dello Sport)external-link

AC Milan striker Fernando Torres, 32, will sign a one-year deal with Atletico Madrid, where the Spaniard spent last year on loan from the Serie A side. (Marca)external-link

Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Norwich are keen on 21-year-old Reading midfielder Aaron Tshibola. (GetReading)external-link

Tuesday's Sun

Swansea are ready to offer midfielder Leon Britton and full-back Angel Rangel, both 33, new contracts as they look to retain two of the senior figures in Francesco Guidolin's squad. (South Wales Evening Post)external-link

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal is not in the running for the vacant Southampton job. (Sheffield Star)external-link

Burnley are yet to receive any bids for defender Michael Keane, 23, with Premier League champions Leicester and Everton interested in the player.(Burnley Express)external-link

West Brom have made a £4m bid for QPR winger Matt Phillips, 25, a year after they were unable to agree a fee. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 19, could miss the start of the season if he is called up by Nigeria for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Former Leeds and Rotherham boss Steve Evans, 54, is set to take over at League One Oldham. (Oldham Evening Chronicleexternal-link)

The best of social media

Wales players were in a celebratory mood after their 3-0 win over Russia sealed top spot in Euro 2016 Group B. Gareth Bale postedexternal-link this photo of him with midfielder Joe Ledley and goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey from the dressing room.

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale has scored in all three of Wales' group games

The players were not the only ones who enjoyed Wales' win. Former world champion boxer Joe Calzaghe tweetedexternal-link "Get in Wales!!" while Wayne Rooney's favourite band the Stereophonics were even more effusive in their praise for Chris Coleman's side as they posted:external-link "Wales I love you!!! Top of the table! Love you boys!!"

He was snubbed by Ronaldo after Iceland's historic 1-1 draw with Portugal, but Aron Gunnarsson has finally got his handsexternal-link on the forward's shirt...

Gylfi Sigurdsson
Iceland team-mate Gylfi Sigurdsson posted this picture of Aron Gunnarsson with Ronaldo's Portugal shirt. A social media campaign #shirtsforaron was set up after the game with fans offering to swap their shirts with the Iceland captain

Footballers love an aeroplane selfie from international duty. Argentina's Erik Lamela tweetedexternal-link one with team-mates Gonzalo Higuain from the Copa America, while Bastian Schweinsteiger postedexternal-link one from Germany's private plane alongside goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Injured Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been in the gym before the new season. He posted a picture on Instagramexternal-link of him training on an exercise bike as he recovers from the thigh injury which ruled him out of Euro 2016.

And finally

'Will Grigg's on fire' might be the song of the summer, and England fans have now adapted the lyrics to honour striker Jamie Vardy. (Joe.co.uk)external-link

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