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football gossip news for today Pogba, Aubameyang, Stones, Lewandowski, Ferdinand, Higuain

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is considering a bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, who has informally been placed on the transfer market. (Times – subscription required)

Portuguese boss Mourinho wants Rio Ferdinand to return to the club in his backroom staff but the former defender is yet to make a decision. (The Sun)

Mourinho has told the Old Trafford club to spend £54m on Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, 21. (Daily Star)

Midfielder Michael Carrick says United team-mate, Marcus Rashford, 18, should be in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 England squad. (BBC 5 live in short)

Red Devils scouts have been present at the under-21 Toulon tournament as they continue to scout Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 22.(Chronicle)

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke says reports that striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 26, is set to leave this summer are nothing more than “total nonsense”. (Bild – in German)

Striker Gonzalo Higuain, 28, is interested in joining Liverpool as he tries to force an exit from Napoli. The Argentine is not deterred by the Reds’ failure to qualify for Europe next season. (Mirror)

Chelsea are looking to sign River Plate defender Emanuel Mammana, 20, for £8m but face competition from Italian sides Inter Milan and Fiorentina.(

Former England defender Sol Campbell feels Roy Hodgson cannot afford to start centre-back John Stones, 22, at Euro 2016 as he makes too many mistakes. (Evening Standard)

Swansea’s proposed takeover by an American investment group is edging closer to completion and could be finalised soon. (South Wales Evening Post)

West Ham have made a £11.4m bid for Juventus playmaker Roberto Pereyra, 25, but the Serie A champions want £13m. (Tuttosport)

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Sunderland are tracking QPR defender Steven Caulker, 24, who is available for £4.5m and Borussia Dortmund Nevan Subotic, 27, who could be available on a season-long loan deal. (Sunderland Echo)

Turkish champions Besiktas are looking to sign Arsenal’s second-choice goalkeeper David Ospina, 27, in a £3m deal. (Mirror)

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich refusing to sell striker Robert Lewandowski, 27, despite his agent holding talks with newly-crowned Champions League winners Real Madrid. (Sky Sports)

West Brom and Middlesbrough are both in the running for the signing of Lyon defender Henri Bedimo, 31, who is out of contract next month.(Birmingham Mail)

Aitor Karanka’s newly promoted side have been linked with a move for Sporting Gijon defender Bernardo Espinosa, 26, who will be a free agent next month.(Gazette)

Fulham striker Ross McCormack could leave Craven Cottage this summer, with Newcastle, Norwich and Aston Villa favourites to land the 29-year-old. (Croydon Advertiser)

The best of social media

Stoke striker Bojan Krkic attended the wedding of team-mate Joselu on Saturday, along with Potters defender Marc Muniesa and Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu. “So happy to have shared in your big day,” he said on Twitter.

Joselu wedding
Marc Muniesa (left), Joselu (middle), Bojan (third right) and Gerard Deulofeu (right)

And finally

A video of Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce dancing to a Rihanna song in Marbella – dressed in a suit – has gone viral on social media. (Twitter)


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