Gossip column: Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Coric, Deeney, Mane, Stones, Kante, Vardy

Gossip logo

For a list of all the completed deals, check out the transfers page.

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will make a 'statement signing' during the summer transfer window, with Juventus' France midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, a priority. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Borussia Dortmund say Manchester United target Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 27, is available for £30.6m. The Armenia forward has one year remaining on his contract. (Kicker - in German)external-link

Liverpool have rejected an £8m bid from Swansea for midfielder Joe Allen, 26, who left the Liberty Stadium for Anfield four years ago. (Daily Mirror)external-link

The Reds will step up their efforts to sign Southampton's Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 24, in a £30m deal next week. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Former Nice boss Claude Puel has emerged as the frontrunner for the Southampton manager's job. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger respects Jamie Vardy's decision to stay at Leicester - but says the 29-year-old's team-mate N'Golo Kante, 25, could leave. (Bein Sports via Daily Mirror)external-link

Vardy annoyed the England hierarchy with the timing of the announcement of his new Leicester contract. (Daily Express)external-link

Manchester City are the frontrunners to Dinamo Zagreb's 19-year-old midfielder Ante Coric, who is part of Croatia's Euro 2016 squad, for £6m. (Daily Mail)external-link

France midfielder Samir Nasri, 28, will have talks with new Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola next week as he wants to stay at the club. (The Sun)external-link

Meanwhile, Guardiola has made Everton defender John Stones, 22, his number one transfer target. (Marca)external-link

Mirror back page
Mirror back page

Paris St-Germain have sacked manager Laurent Blanc, with the former France defender receiving a £16.85m pay-off. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Watford have offered a new contract to Troy Deeney, 27, after Leicester had a £25m bid rejected for the striker. (Watford Observer)external-link

Premier League champions Leicester remain interested in Burnley defender Michael Keane, 23, after having an initial £10m bid rejected. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Michy Batshuayi's future could be resolved this week, with West Ham and Juventus keen to sign the Belgium striker from Marseille. Tottenham are also considering whether to make an offer for the 22-year-old.(Guardian)external-link

Sunderland are in negotiations with Russian side Rubin Kazan for the permanent signing of midfielder Yann M'Vila, 25, who spent last season on loan at the Black Cats. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

Telegraph sports page
Daily Telegraph

West Ham remain in negotiations to sign Besiktas winger Gokhan Tore, 24, on a season-long loan with a view to making it a permanent deal next summer. (Sky Sports)external-link

West Brom are not interested in signing Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew, 30, who is out of contract next month. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Celtic have had a £2m bid rejected for Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair, 27. (Daily Express)external-link

New Rangers striker Niko Kranjcar, 31, says he will not be fazed by the fierce Old Firm rivalry, having had flares thrown at him by furious fans when he left Dinamo Zagreb for Hajduk Split. (Daily Record)external-link

Southampton want Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern, 31, who is available on a free transfer after leaving Scottish Premiership side Hamilton Academical. (Sun)external-link

Premier League newcomers Burnley are interested in signing Crystal Palace and Wales midfielder Joe Ledley, 29. (Croydon Advertiser)external-link

Oxford United want £3m for striker Kemar Roofe, 23, who has been linked with a move to Championship side Leeds.(Oxford Mail)external-link

The best of social media

Victor Wanyama's move from Southampton to Tottenham drew congratulations from the highest place in his native Kenya. Wanyama replied: "Thank you sir, I'll work hard and keep flying the flag high."

President of Kenya
The president speaks

South African midfielder Steven Pienaar, released by Everton earlier this month, tweets:external-link "Thanks to Everton Football Club for giving me the opportunity to play in the Premier League and most importantly the supporters. Thanks."

Newcastle and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Rob Elliot posed this question on Twitter: external-link

Rob Elliot

Germany midfielder Mario Gotze spent some of his day off playing beach volleyball, describing it on Twitter asexternal-link "one of my favourite sports".

Mario Gotze

And finally...

Jamie Carragher has been caught on camera. The former Liverpool defender was captured out on a run in the city by a motorist's dashboard camera. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Have you added the new Top Story alerts in the BBC Sport app? Simply head to the menu in the app - and don't forget you can also add score alerts your football team and more.

Top Stories

Elsewhere on the BBC