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Today's newspaper gossip: England FA to speak to Steve Bruce; Villarreal want Mata

Published on: 12 July 2016
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Hull City manager Steve Bruce will be spoken to by the Football Association as they step up their efforts to find the next England manager. (Daily Telegraph)

Sam Allardyce's chances of becoming the next England boss have been enhanced by the Sunderland manager's willingness to help the FA mentor a young assistant. (Guardian)

Graziano Pelle's move from Southampton to Chinese side Shandong Luneng has made the 30-year-old striker the sixth highest-paid player in the world on £260,000 a week. (Sun)

Midfielders Juan Mata, 28, and Bastian Schweinsteiger, 31, and 26-year-old defenders Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind have been deemed surplus to requirements by new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. (Daily Record)

Villarreal will rival Everton for the signing of Mata. (Super Deporte - in Spanish)

Mourinho, meanwhile, will send scouts to watch West Ham midfielder Reece Oxford, 17, play for England Under-19s against the Netherlands in the European Championship on Friday. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants to sign Atletico Madrid's 20-year-old defender Lucas Hernandez for £20m. (Sun)

Colombian forward Marlos Moreno, 19, will join City from Atletico Nacional on a five-year deal, but will spend next season on loan at Deportivo La Coruna.(Daily Mirror)

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West Ham chairman David Gold told the Monday Night Club the club "won't listen to offers of less than £50m" for France midfielder Dimitri Payet, 29. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Lazio are willing to let Felipe Anderson leave at the right price, with Chelsea understood to be interested in the 23-year-old Brazilian midfielder. (Gazzetta World)

The Blues are keen to sign Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan, 29, who is also wanted by Arsenal. (Sport)

The Stamford Bridge club are also preparing a £34m bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario, 23. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

And they are looking to open talks with Premier League champions Leicester for midfielder N'Golo Kante, 25, who has a £20m release clause.(Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool will not sign Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze, leaving Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund to compete for the 24-year-old.(Liverpool Echo)

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Manninger, 39, is training with Liverpool. He last played a Premier League game 14 years ago. (Sun)

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Guardian back page on Tuesday
Everton have made an offer of £25.5m for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, 21. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)

The Toffees are keen to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 25, with the Serie A side wanting more than £42m. (Liverpool Echo)

Crystal Palace target Christian Benteke, 25, is not on the brink of leaving Liverpool, according to the striker's agent. (Evening Standard)

Inter Milan want £43m for 23-year-old forward Mauro Icardi, who is a target for Tottenham. (AS - in Spanish)

Newcastle United will only consider selling France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 26, for £35m. (Independent)

Celtic are considering a £3m bid for Scott Sinclair, 27, with Aston Villa boss Roberto di Matteo ready to offload the winger. (Daily Telegraph)

Villa are interested in Bristol City striker Jonathan Kodjia, 26, who scored 20 goals in 48 appearances last season. (Birmingham Mail)

Marseille are in talks to sign Villa midfielder Idrissa Gueye, 26, after meeting his £7.1m release clause. (Sky Sports)

Best of social media

The Euro 2016 celebrations continue for winners Portugal, with captain Cristiano Ronaldo sharing this photo of the squad with the trophy on the plane taking them home.

Portugal squad with the European Championship trophy

Portugal beat France 1-0 to win Euro 2016 on Sunday
There were plenty of fans waiting to carry on the party.

Cristiano Ronaldo (left) and team-mates pose for a photo in front of Portugal fans

Thousands of fans greeted the Portugal squad in Lisbon
Spain and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos described Stiliyan Petrov as a "true sportsman and a fighter" after the 37-year-old midfielder made his comeback during Aston Villa's pre-season tour of Austria, just over four years after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

Sergio Ramos tweet

Sergio Ramos captained Spain at Euro 2016
England and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford posted a picture on Twitter of a shirt signed by David Beckham. The message from the ex-United and England player reads: "To Marcus, good luck and continue working hard and playing with joy and passion. Love, David."

Marcus Rashford tweet

Marcus Rashford scored eight goals in his debut season for Man Utd in 2015-16
It appears Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier is not one for relaxing with a book during a beach holiday. He has posted a picture of him trying out a flyboard during a holiday before of the new season.

Eric Dier on a flyboard

Eric Dier represented England at Euro 2016
It might be a bit nippy but the Stoke players seem pretty happy as they enjoy a dip in an Austrian river during pre-season training.

Bojan Krkic on Twitter

Stoke start their Premier League campaign at newly promoted Middlesbrough
West Ham posted a picture on Twitter of their seating design for the Olympic Stadium, where they will start playing their home games this season.

West Ham tweet

West Ham will pay £2.5m a year to rent the 60,000-seater Olympic Stadium

And finally...

Not content with sending players on loan to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, Chelsea are sending under-21 assistant coach Andy Myers to the Dutch side to be their assistant coach for next season. (Daily Mail)

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