Football gossip: Arteta, Iniesta, Hart, Evans, Moyes, Rooney

Football gossip

Ex-Arsenal and Spain midfielder Mikel Arteta has agreed to become the club's new manager. (

Should Manchester City assistant Arteta leave Etihad Stadium to move to the Gunners, City boss Pep Guardiola's preference is to bring in 34-year-old Spain and former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta as player-coach. (Yahoo)

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, left out of England's World Cup squad, will have offers from Southampton and Wolves for next season after West Ham opted not to pursue a permanent move for the 31-year-old, who had been on loan with the club. (Mirror)

Leicester want to sign Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 30, from West Brom, but a £4m agent's fee could prove a sticking point. (Mail)

Stoke want former Hammers boss David Moyes as their manager after Paul Lambert left the club following relegation to the Championship. (Sun)

Former Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy has told the Potters he would be interested in taking over at the Bet 365 Stadium. (Telegraph)

Former Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer and Ostersund manager Graham Potter are the leading candidates to replace Carlos Carvalhal at Swansea.(Guardian)

Everton's 32-year-old forward Wayne Rooney is thought to be deciding whether to accept an offer from DC United in Major League Soccer. The former England captain has an open-ended invitation to return to the Toffees after any spell in the United States. (Mail)

Southampton are planning a £20m bid for Middlesbrough's English defender Ben Gibson, 25. (Sun)

Aston Villa have been scouting Porto's 27-year-old Mali striker Moussa Marega as they prepare for a potential return to the Premier League. (Mirror)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has acknowledged he could be sacked even if his side beat Manchester United in the FA Cup final on Saturday. (Mirror)

Blues and Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 31, says he wants to win the FA Cup to replace the medal he lost after victory with Arsenal in 2005. (Guardian)

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri insists he never had any doubts over staying with the Italian champions despite interest from Arsenal and Chelsea. (London Evening Standard)

Arsene Wenger, who is leaving Arsenal after nearly 22 years as manager, could move away from coaching and become general manager of French giants Paris St-Germain. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says the England and Eagles midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 22, is one of the best players he has worked with. (Times - subscription required)

Former Newcastle midfielder Kenedy, who has returned to Chelsea after a loan spell at St James' Park, has suggested he is open to a return to the Magpies. The 22-year-old Brazilian said: "Maybe one day I will be back." (Newcastle Chronicle)

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers says he would still have been sacked by former club Liverpool even if they had won the Premier League. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool supporters have been warned by the club against purchasing tickets for the Champions League final on 26 May from unofficial sources. (Liverpool Echo)

Stoke's Spanish forward Bojan Krkic says he has suffered from anxiety issues but "no-one wants to talk about that". (Guardian)

Manager Chris Wilder is expected to sign a new contract at Sheffield United early next week after being given assurances by the club's owners. (Yorkshire Post)

In the iPaper, Mikel Arteta is close to be confirmed as the new Arsenal manager

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