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Today's newspaper gossip: Lukaku tops Chelsea list, Man United to offer Mourinho a £60m deal

Published on: 26 March 2016
Today's newspaper gossip: Lukaku tops Chelsea list, Man United to offer Mourinho a £60m deal

Manchester United are ready to offer Jose Mourinho a £60m deal to take over as manager. (Sun)

The Old Trafford club showed interest in signing Inter Milan's Colombia defender Jeison Murillo, 23, but backed out over the Italian club's demands.(Express via Goal Italia)

West Brom manager Tony Pulis and owner Jeremy Peace will have a crunch end-of-season meeting to determine the manager's future despite him having a year left on his deal. (Mirror)

Everton and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 22, is at the top of Chelsea's summer transfer plans with manager-elect Antonio Conte keen to see their former striker return to the club and lead the attack. (Sun)

Former Spurs and Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has emerged as a contender to become Derby County's head coach next season. (Daily Mail)

Saturday's Independent

Saturday's final print edition of the Independent features Dele Alli ahead of England's game against Germany

Everton are interested in signing Ajax's 26-year-old Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen as a replacement for MLS-bound Tim Howard. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 23, has offered no guarantees over his Blues future next season amid interest from Real Madrid. (Evening Standard)

Spanish side Sevilla are looking to sign Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet, 21, who has been the subject of interest from Liverpool. (Daily Star via Fichajes)

Swansea are in pole position to snap up Reading and Wales winger Hal Robson-Kanu, 26, on a free transfer this summer. (Mirror)

Arsenal and Chelsea made late transfer bids for Barcelona-bound 16-year-old Lucas Patanelli. (Metro via Marca)

Emile Heskey, who is now at Bolton, says he gets stopped all the time by people thanking him for his goal in England's famous 5-1 win over Germany in 2001. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle legend Kevin Keegan has backed new manager Rafa Benitez to save the club from relegation. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Best of social media

Jordi Cruyff has posted a moving tribute on Twitter to his father Johan, who died on Thursday.

Jordi Cruyff's tribute to his father Johan

On a sunny day in London, QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin posted a photo on Instagram of himself relaxing in Richmond Park.

QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin

Faurlin enjoys some moments of relaxation

And finally

Injured Clyde FC midfielder Scott Ferguson, 21, was sent a letter of support and a signed shirt from Borussia Monchengladbach winger Patrick Herrmann, who has just recovered from his own knee problem.(Squawka)

A 100-year-old fan of Turkish club Besiktas was so desperate to see their new stadium that she asked to be taken there on a hospital trolley. (Sun)

An effigy of Gary Neville has been burned in Valencia as part of the city's Las Fallas festival of fire, featuring fireworks and gunpowder explosions.(Mirror)

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