Today newspaper gossip: Blanc in contention for Man United job, Moyes for Everton return

Published on: 26 April 2016
Today newspaper gossip: Blanc in contention for Man United job, Moyes for Everton return

Paris St-Germain manager Laurent Blanc is a contender to take over at Manchester United this summer - and would keep Ryan Giggs as his assistant. (Sun)

United are closing in on the £40m signing of Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches, 18. (Manchester Evening News)

The Red Devils are also keen to sign Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 22. (Bleacher Report)

Former Everton manager David Moyes is desperate to return to Goodison Park if Roberto Martinez is sacked in the summer.(Sun)

Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, 22, favours a move to Tottenham over West Ham and Juventus this summer. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham are also keen to do summer deals for two Lyon players - striker Alexandre Lacazette, 24, and defender Samuel Umtiti, 22. (Evening Standard)

Tuesday's Daily star back page

Goalkeeper Timo Horn has admitted he could leave Cologne this summer. The 22-year-old is a reported target for Liverpool. (The Set Pieces)

Interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has played down speculation linking 25-year-old winger Eden Hazard with a move this summer. (Express)

Blues forward Dominic Solanke, 18, is holding out for £50,000 a week to stay at Stamford Bridge - despite never having started a first-team game.(Mail)

Bournemouth are interested in signing 25-year-old Reading midfielder Oliver Norwood this summer. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea will let striker Radamel Falcao, 30, return to Monaco in the summer, when Roma will try to sign him. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman, 19, says the Premier League is the "most interesting league in the world" but he can see himself staying at the German champions for the next three years. (Guardian)

Barcelona midfielder Alen Halilovic, 19, is determined to fight for his future at the Nou Camp and will not consider a move to the Premier League. (Marca)

Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, 25, says he is "harder on myself than any critic". (Telegraph)

Anfield legend Jamie Carragher says defender Mamadou Sakho, 26, "has let himself and Liverpool down badly" over an alleged anti-doping violation. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is set to start Fernando, 28, and Fernandinho, 30, in central midfield for the Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid. (Times - subscription required)

Tuesday's The Sun back page

Best of social media

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure

— (@YayaToure)

">tweeted his congratulations to Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez on being named PFA Player of the Year, saying: "Great to see my African brother win it!"

Former Foxes striker Gary Lineker add his congratulations, describing Mahrez

— (@GaryLineker)

">on Twitteras "a magnificent footballer and an absolute joy to watch".

Crystal Palace forward Yannick Bolasie, meanwhile, praised Young Player of the Year Dele Alli of Spurs,

— (@YannickBolasie)

">tweeting: "Your hard work and resilience has been rewarded!"

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata paid tribute to the late musician Prince on his Kicca account, writing: "He was a nonconformist, someone who certainly left his mark and who will always be remembered thanks to his music."

And finally

Manchester United's dressing-room DJ Ashley Young has been given strict orders to play funky house music to please boss Louis van Gaal.(Sun)

Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham got the train home with fans after scoring the winner in the FA Cup semi-final against Watford on Sunday.(Croydon Advertiser)

Leicester crest on dirty car

A Kazakhstani Leicester fan made novel use of a dirty car windscreen...