Today's newspaper gossip: Mourinho does not want Giggs; Lewandoski considering exit

Published on: 17 June 2016
Today's newspaper gossip: Mourinho does not want Giggs; Lewandoski considering exit
Newspaper

Jose Mourinho does not want Ryan Giggs to stay at Manchester United as his assistant manager because he fears the Welshman could become a potential rival. (Times - subscription required)

Bayern Munich's 27-year-old striker Robert Lewandowski is becoming increasingly unsettled in Germany and would consider a move to the Premier League.(Mail)

Daniel Sturridge

West Ham are preparing to make a second bid of £8m for Bournemouth's 26-year-old winger Matt Ritchie. (Telegraph)

Cherries boss Eddie Howe is no longer on Southampton's shortlist of possible future managers, but former Roma coach Rudi Garcia is a strong candidate. (Telegraph)

Chelsea are interested in signing West Ham forward Dimitri Payet, with the Hammers fearing it may be impossible to hold on to the France international.(Mirror)

Liverpool's owners say they have no plans to sell amid reports a Chinese investment group wants to buy the club for £700m, a valuation described as "on the low side". (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is planning on giving Juan Cuadrado a chance at Stamford Bridge next season. The 28-year-old winger was on loan at Juventus during the 2015-16 campaign. (Mail)

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sandro, 27, has failed a medical at Sporting Lisbon after agreeing a three-year deal with the Portuguese club.(Independent)

Sun back page

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is close to a move to Turkish club Besiktas, according to the 25-year-old Italian's agent. (Spox.com - in German)

Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes, 22, has emerged as a possible transfer target for Manchester United. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Leicester City are close to completing the £12m signing of Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy, 23.(Mirror)

Manchester City have moved ahead of rivals Manchester United in the race to sign Schalke and Germany winger Leroy Sane, 20, who is valued at £40m. (Suddeutsche Zeitung - in German)

United are also targeting Basel's 19-year-old Switzerland international striker Breel Embolo. (Bild - in German)

Sunderland defender Santiago Vergini, 27, could be a target for Argentine club Boca Juniors. (Sunderland Echo)

The agent of Newcastle's 25-year-old midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum says there has been "no progress" in negotiations with Roma. (Chronicle)

Swansea will hold talks with winger Nathan Dyer, 28, to see if he has a future at the club, after spending last season on loan at Leicester. (South Wales Evening Post)

French midfielder Clement Chantome, 28, is in advanced talks with two unnamed Premier League clubs over signing on a free transfer, after rejecting the offer of a new contract at Bordeaux. (Sunderland Echo)

West Brom have confirmed their interest in signing Palermo forward Franco Vasquez, 27, but have not yet made an official bid for the Italian, valued at £20m. (Birmingham Mail)

Leicester's 31-year-old midfielder Gokhan Inler in talks over his future at the club, having struggled to make an impact in his first season. (Leicester Mercury)

The best of social media

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is not at the European Championship with France, but has has other business to attend to, like posing for this photo with Keanu Reeves.

Karim Benzema and Keanu Reeves

Daniel Sturridge's late winner for England in their Euro 2016 match against Wales meant for contrasting reactions in the BBC studio, as this short Instagram clip reveals... ">https://www.instagram.com/p/BGuJ58ZIDOc/?taken-by=bbcsport">as this short Instagram clip reveals...

Match of the Day pundits react

Former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage tweeted: "England deserved their win, positive substitutions from Roy, Wales not at their best!

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy got the equaliser in the 2-1 win and

https://twitter.com/vardy7/status/743479320673386496

— (@vardy7)

">tweeted: "The most amazing feeling.....Fans were superb."

While Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli

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— (@Dele_Alli)

">wrote: "What a win!!! Fans were incredible We go again Monday."

And finally...

Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt, 35 and now with Feyenoord, has been scammed out of £159,000 by a hotel butler dealing in stolen diamonds. (De Telegraaf)

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