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Today's newspaper gossip: Mata close to Everton move; Costa could leave Chelsea

Published on: 04 July 2016
Today's newspaper gossip: Mata close to Everton move; Costa could leave Chelsea

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, 28, is close to joining Everton after suggestions that new United signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, has been handed the Spaniard's squad number. (Liverpool Echo)

On the way in to Old Trafford, meanwhile, is Mexican forward Hirving Lozano, 20, who will move to Manchester United from Pachuca after representing his country at the Rio Olympics. (Manchester Evening News via Futbol Entre Lineas)

Crystal Palace could sell Yannick Bolasie, 27, this summer with West Ham favourites to sign the winger. (Mirror)

Liverpool target Marko Pjaca, 21, who impressed on the wing for Croatia at Euro 2016, is most likely to move to the Premier League this summer, according to the sporting director of his current club Dinamo Zagreb. (Express via FC InterNews)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to bring Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves, 31, to Goodison Park this summer, despite the recent addition of Maarten Stekelenburg. ( via Deporte Valenciano)

Southampton boss Claude Puel is considering a £12.5m move for Lille defender Djibril Sidibe, 23. (Mirror)

Manchester City are poised to sign goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli, 24, from Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado for £7.5m to provide competition for Joe Hart. (Express)

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Chris Coleman rules himself out of contention for the England manager's job - permanently

Liverpool have valued midfielder Joe Allen, 26, at £14m following his performances for Wales at Euro 2016. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, 21, will not walk out on England despite being made a 'scapegoat' for the team's early exit from Euro 2016.(Mirror)

The European commission is expected to deliver its verdict on Monday on whether Spain wrongfully handed out tens of millions of euros in state aid to some of the country's top football clubs. (Guardian)

Chelsea's signing of Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi, 22, could force Diego Costa, 27, out of the club. (Telegraph)

Former Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa, 33, has emerged as a reported target for Championship side Newcastle United. (Sportsmole via Football Espana)

Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj, 21, will tell boss Jose Mourinho he wants to leave the club permanently if he is not in the manager's first-team plans. (Sun)

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 19, accepts he will not be going to the Olympics this summer after the club blocked Nigeria's attempts to call him up for the Rio Games. (ESPN)

West Ham co-owner David Gold says it would be difficult to keep hold of French attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet, 29, if a top European club came in with a sufficient bid. (Express)

Liverpool are prepared to let Hungarian goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, 28, leave to join Wigan Athletic. (Daily Star)

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