Today's newspaper gossip: Bayern Munich want to sign Sanchez, Chelsea eye Mkhitaryan

Published on: 27 April 2016
Today's newspaper gossip: Bayern Munich want to sign Sanchez, Chelsea eye Mkhitaryan

Bayern Munich want to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and have enquired about the availability of the 27-year-old Chile international.(Mirror)

Chelsea are interested in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 27, and Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, 28. (Mirror)

Manchester City want 25-year-old Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and are prepared to pay £18m for him. (Times - subscription required)

The German club could also lose centre-back Mats Hummels, 27, who is set to snub interest from Manchester United to join Bayern Munich. (Guardian)

Liverpool have been given the go-ahead to sign Cologne's 25-year-old Germany international defender Jonas Hector. (Metro)

Wednesday's Daily Mirror back page

Paris St-Germain defender Marquinhos, 21, is in talks over a summer move away from the Parc des Princes, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all interested. (Canal+ via Star)

Arsenal want to sign 18-year-old forward Dominic Solanke from Chelsea.(Sun)

Former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is set for a second round of talks with Aston Villa over their managerial position, but is also wanted by Middlesbrough.(Mail)

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 26, wants to leave Arsenal and move to Roma in the summer after a successful loan spell. (Il Messagero via London Evening Standard)

Roma are keen to sign Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 28, for £15m. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Middlesbrough have joined Aston Villa and West Brom in expressing an interest in Gent's Belgium international striker Laurent Depoitre, 27. (Het Laatste Nieuws via Talksport)

Napoli legend Diego Maradona believes the club will sell striker Gonzalo Higuain, 28, in the summer - and has urged them to replace him with 22-year-old Spurs forward Harry Kane. (Marca)

Tottenham are looking at Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti, 22, to reinforce their defensive line ahead of next season's Champions League campaign.(Mirror)

Livingston striker Matthew Knox, a 16-year-old who had a trial at Manchester United in January, is being monitored by "a lot of clubs", according to the club's manager David Hopkin. (Star)

Everton's board will meet this week to decide the fate of manager Roberto Martinez. (Guardian)

Joel Robles, 25, wants to be the Toffees' number one goalkeeper next season - and believes Martinez should stay in charge. (Liverpool Echo)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he would "one day" like to return to Paris St-Germain as manager. (RMC via Express)

Sweden manager Erik Hamren says 34-year-old PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not too old to thrive in the Premier League. (Sky Sports)

Former Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli is being lined up for a surprise return to English football at Aston Villa. (Telegraph)

Porto manager Julen Lopetegui and Borussia Monchengladbach boss Andre Schubert could be candidates for the Swansea manager's job in the summer.(Wales Online)

Bookmakers have Leicester City, who need one victory to claim the Premier League title, at 25-1 to finish first next season and 50-1 to be relegated. (Racing Post)

Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis, 30, sees similarities between the Champions League semi-finalists and league leaders Leicester. (Express)

Wednesday's Sun back page

Best of social media

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero told his

— (@aguerosergiokun)

">Twitter followers he believes his team's chances are "as good as ever" after they drew 0-0 against Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final first leg.

Stoke striker Bojan

— (@BoKrkic)

">tweeted a picture of himself brushing up on his English at home.

Bojan working on his English

Bojan was born in Spain and has a Serbian father

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was caught looking at a picture of himself while watching his side's 0-0 draw at Manchester City on Tuesday night. The picture was part of Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker's Instagram feed.

— (@GaryLineker)

">Lineker tweeted: "Haha hello @Cristiano."

And finally

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane caused widespread hilarity by ripping his trousers during the Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City. (Mail)