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Today's newspaper gossip: Giggs to leave Man United; Spurs eye Wanyama

Published on: 20 June 2016
Today's newspaper gossip: Giggs to leave Man United; Spurs eye Wanyama

Manchester City have made a £16.7m bid for Palmeiras forward Gabriel Jesus. Barcelona and Juventus have also made offers for the 19-year-old, one of Brazil's most promising youngsters. (One World Sports)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent says the Sweden striker is yet to decide whether to join Manchester United. The 34-year-old's contract with Paris St-Germain expires at the end of June. (TF1 - in French)

Guardian back page

Senior figures at United expect Ryan Giggs to announce he will be leaving the club in the next few days. (Mirror)

Juventus have told their 23-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba that he can leave so long as their valuation is met. But Real Madrid are a more likely destination than Manchester City or Manchester United. (Marca)

Leicester City's 25-year-old France midfielder N'Golo Kante is also a target for Champions League winners Real Madrid. (AS)

The Foxes are confident of seeing off rival interest from West Ham to sign 23-year-old Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy after having a £10m bid accepted.(Leicester Mercury)

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Tottenham will hold further talks with Southampton as they move closer to signing midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24. (Daily Mail)

Southampton want former Italy goalkeeper and ex-Sampdoria boss Walter Zenga, 56, as their next manager. (Sun)

New Aston Villa manager Roberto di Matteo is in charge of signing new players for the time being, but the club are still working to get a new structure in place that will include a technical director. (Birmingham Mail)

Di Matteo wants to sign Watford goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, 29, but there may be a problem over the Romanian's wages. (Mirror)

West Brom midfielder James Morrison, 30, is on the verge of signing a new contract with the Baggies. (Express & Star)

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 26, is expected to return to the club this summer. He spent last season on loan at Roma but negotiations over extending that deal are not progressing well. (Guardian)

England manager Roy Hodgson will make six changes to his side for Monday's Euro 2016 match against Slovakia. (Mirror)

Captain Wayne Rooney, 30, will be rested, with Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, 26, his replacement. (Guardian)

Daily Star back page

Wales forward Gareth Bale has a surprise free-kick to unleash in Monday's Euro 2016 match against Russia after scoring from dead balls in their first two group games. (The Times - subscription required)

The Irish FA is expecting interest in 46-year-old Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill to grow following the team's performances at Euro 2016.(Guardian)

Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori, 25, remains a target for Barcelona but the Catalan club will not make a move for him this summer. (Liverpool Echo)

Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright remains committed to bringing in a director of football to work with new manager Ronald Koeman despite missing out on Sevilla's Ramon Rodriguez. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle midfielders Moussa Sissoko, 26, and Georginio Wijnaldum, 25, will only be allowed to leave St James' Park if manager Rafael Benitez decides they can depart. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Real Madrid have told United they are not looking to sign goalkeeper David de Gea, 25. (Express)

United are also targeting Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, although Chelsea's new boss Antonio Conte would like to sign the 29-year-old as well. (Star)

Birmingham are preparing a bid for Charlton's 22-year-old striker Jordan Cousins. (News Shopper)

The best of social media

If you're reading this on Monday morning and forgot to get a card, Sunday was Father's Day...

Angel Rangel is buried in sand by his three children

"As you wish kids, bury me on my day," tweeted Swansea's Spanish right-back Angel Rangel

Troy Deeney in a swimming pool with his son

"Swim and jacuzzi done, now we are off to enjoy Father's Day," tweeted Watford striker Troy Deeney

Andy Carroll

West Ham striker Andy Carroll posted a selfie with his dad on Instagram: "Happy Father's Day to the greatest! #FathersDay #BigTC #LearntFromTheBest," he wrote

Sergio Aguero

Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero seemingly spent the day in the gym with Lionel Messi. "Happy Father's Day," he tweeted

Elsewhere, Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama was on safari in his native Kenya. And this is what he saw:

A rhinoceros

"View Today #Nairobi National Park! Saw a beast," Wanyama posted on his Twitter account

There is no chance Gareth Bale will lose his cool in the heat of the battle for Wales against Russia on Monday - especially as the Real Madrid spent part of Sunday in a special frozen recovery tank at a temperature of -161C.

Gareth Bale

Wales forward Gareth Bale tweeted a picture of himself in a cryotherapy tank ahead as he prepares for their clash with Russia

And finally

A Football Association official had to tell England winger Raheem Sterling, 21, and defender Kyle Walker, 26, to quickly remove their baseball caps for their pre-match walk around Saint-Etienne's Stade Geoffroy-Guichard pitch because they contravened Uefa marketing regulations.(Daily Mail)

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, said rumours of a move to Chelsea prompted by a Youtube clip of a him viewing the Premier League club's squad on a football management computer game are incorrect as he is in fact 'managing' French club Lyon. (Independent)

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