Today's newspaper gossip: Mourinho house huntng in Cheshire, Arsenal want Morata

Published on: 08 April 2016
Today's newspaper gossip: Mourinho house huntng in Cheshire, Arsenal want Morata

Manchester United could miss out on Paris St-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, when his contract expires in the summer - if they keep manager Louis van Gaal. (Telegraph)

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, 53, has started looking for a house in Cheshire as he prepares for life as United manager. (Sun)

But Real Madrid will try to take Mourinho back to the Bernabeu should they be eliminated from the Champions League. (Mirror)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants Juventus' Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 23, and Roma's Greece defender Kostas Manolas, 24. (Mirror)

The Sun

The back page of Friday's Sun features a story about Jose Mourinho looking at houses in Cheshire before a possible move to Manchester United

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 27, is prepared to consider a move to China if Atletico Madrid cannot afford to take him back to Spain this summer.(Telegraph)

New Blues boss Antonio Conte is looking to bring Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, 28, to the Premier League. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

But midfielder Eden Hazard, 25, is set to be the first casualty of the Italian's tenure. (Sun)

Chelsea are confident of signing £30m-rated Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 26, who has scored nine Serie A goals this season. (London Evening Standard)

Tottenham are to offer boss Mauricio Pochettino a club-record £5.5m-a-year deal as they try to keep him at White Hart Lane. (Mail)

The Guardian

Manchester City are set to gamble on Vincent Kompany's fitness despite concerns from Belgium, according to Friday's Guardian

Southampton could offer goalkeeper Fraser Forster a new deal, with other Premier League sides showing interest in the 28-year-old. (Daily Echo)

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis is expected to speak to chairman Jeremy Peace in the summer about a new contract. (Mail)

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 29, could play in his side's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris St-Germain next Tuesday after missing the past three games with a calf injury. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Aston Villa assistant boss Ray Wilkins believes he and ex-manager Tim Sherwood could have secured the club's Premier League status. Sherwood was sacked in October. (Talksport)

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp says he will not rule out another international job after coaching Jordan for two games. (London Evening Standard)

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is under "massive pressure" to win the FA Cup, according to former Blues captain Kevin Ratcliffe. (Liverpool Echo)

Stoke City and Republic of Ireland forward Jon Walters, 32, will play in a testimonial for team-mate Andy Wilkinson on 17 May as part of his Euro 2016 build-up. (Sentinel)

European Cup winner Garry Birtles says former team Nottingham Forest are in a mess on and off the pitch. (Nottingham Evening Post)

Wolves midfielder Kevin McDonald, 27, could be set to leave after falling out of favour and training with the club's under-18 side. (Express & Star)

Best of social media


Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund will meet in the return leg at Anfield on 14 April

Borussia Dortmund tweeted this picture of Liverpool fans in the city before their Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday, which ended 1-1. Liverpool were allocated 3,400 tickets for the match but more supporters are thought to have travelled for Jurgen Klopp's reunion with his former club.

And finally

Klopp turned down a gift - a replica of the famous square where Borussia Dortmund parade their silverware - from his biggest fan before Thursday's match. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea captain John Terry has picked seven players from Premier League leaders Leicester City in his PFA Team of the Year. (Star)