Today's newspaper gossip: Chelsea chase Kante; PSG offer Ibrahimovic to Arsenal

Published on: 18 March 2016
Today's newspaper gossip: Chelsea chase Kante; PSG offer Ibrahimovic to Arsenal
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Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been offered to Arsenal with the 34-year-old Swedish superstar eyeing a move to the Premier League this summer and London believed to be his preferred destination.(Mirror)

Chelsea's manager-in-waiting Antonio Conte would like to sign Juventus centre-half Leonardo Bonucci, 28, as a long-term replacement for John Terry.(Telegraph)

The Stamford Bridge club have failed with a £26m bid for Roma defender Kostas Manolas, 24, but a deal could be done if the Blues pay £35m for the Greek international. (Sun)

Chelsea are also set to launch an attempt to sign Leicester midfielder N'Golo Kante, 24, this summer. (Mirror)

Incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has instructed sporting director Txiki Begiristain to bring an end to captain Vincent Kompany's Etihad career by placing the 29-year-old Belgian on the transfer market. (Sun)

Friday's Daily Mirror

Friday's Daily Mirror shows the contrasting fortunes for Jurgen Klopp and Louis van Gaal

Liverpool are in advanced talks with defender Jon Flanagan, 23, over a new contract with his current deal due to expire at the end of the season.(Talksport)

Manchester United are reportedly ready to make a bid this summer for Brazilian teenage midfielder Thiago Maia, 18, who plays with Santos.(Daily Express via Sport Witness)

Arsenal are keeping close tabs on Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain, 28, as they target a world-class striker this summer (Football Insider).

David Alaba has revealed he is in talks about signing a new deal with Bayern Munich with the 23-year-old Austrian midfielder/defender tipped for a switch to Manchester City. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Newcastle striker Patrick Kluivert would be interested in joining Rafa Benitez's coaching team to help the Toon Army's struggling strikers.(Chronicle)

Friday's Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph features Liverpool's Europa League win against Manchester United

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed that the Hammers are interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Havard Nordtveit, 25. (Sky Sports)

Francesco Guidolin says he would be happy if he is on the shortlist for the Italy job but insists he is only thinking about his current job at Swansea City until the end of the season. (Wales Online)

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores believes the current season is one of the most important in the club's history after they reached the FA Cup semi-finals - and they need to model themselves on Stoke City, who they face in the Premier League this weekend. (Watford Observer)

Best of social media

Who would have thought taking public transport could be so much fun? West Ham's Enner Valencia has

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— (@EnnerValencia14)

">posted a video on Twitter of him and a female companion waiting for the Tube in London.

Goalkeeper Shay Given has sent his congratulations to fellow Donegal man and netminder Paul Durcan after he was part of the winning team at Croke Park in the biggest match in the Gaelic Football club calendar on St Patrick's Day.

Shay Given on Twitter

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet posted a message on Instagramafter Thursday night's Europa League aggregate win over Manchester United which saw them reach the last eight of the competition. ">https://www.instagram.com/p/BDElb7zxlE-/">posted a message on Instagramafter Thursday night's Europa League aggregate win over Manchester United which saw them reach the last eight of the competition.

"Deserved winners over the two legs! Great team performance tonight. Looking forward to the draw tomorrow," he said.

Mignolet instagram

And finally

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was left red-faced after he took to Instagram to celebrate St Patrick's Day but instead of posting the green, white and orange flag of Ireland, he posted the Ivory Coast flag, which is orange, white and green. (Evening Standard)

John Terry was presented with a signed shirt by his Chelsea team-mates after he reached 700 appearances for the club last weekend in the FA Cup defeat by Everton. (Daily Mail)

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi paid tribute to Italy's former kitman Pietro Lombardi, who has died aged 92, by placing his 2006 World Cup winners medal in his coffin. (Squawka)

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