Today's newspaper gossip: Real and Bayern target Kane, Juventus eyeing Kante

Published on: 19 April 2016
Today's newspaper gossip: Real and Bayern target Kane, Juventus eyeing Kante

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are interested in Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 22, and have asked to be kept informed of his plans. (London Evening Standard)

Manchester City are set to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 25, with the German club refusing to deny a deal is imminent. (Bild, via Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea are ready to offer 25-year-old Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann a lucrative deal to join the club. (Mirror)

Should Jose Mourinho become Manchester United manager, he will sign 34-year-old Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches, 18, and Everton defender John Stones, 21. (Sun)

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Liverpool are the target of a £700m takeover move by an anonymous member of the Abu Dhabi royal family. (Star)

Tottenham have dropped their interest in 19-year-old Fulham striker Moussa Dembele, who was invited by Chelsea to watch their home game against Manchester City at the weekend. (Mail)

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, has been urged to join Bayern Munich - by his Chile team-mate Arturo Vidal. (Metro)

The Gunners have postponed contract talks with Sanchez and midfielder Mesut Ozil, 27, until the end of the season. Both players need convincing the team will be able to compete for honours. (Times)

Arsenal's players and staff are "baffled" by some of manager Arsene Wenger's decisions, including giving the squad the day off after their draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday with just a four-day turnaround before they play West Brom. (Telegraph)

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Chelsea will move for Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 28, should Belgium international Thibaut Courtois, 23, leave. (Mirror)

Leicester City's N'Golo Kante, 25, could be an option for Serie A champions Juventus after midfielder Claudio Marchisio injured a knee.(Gazzetta dello Sport)

Liverpool and Arsenal have an "80% chance" of signing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, 23. (Bild - in German)

Manchester United have told Michael Carrick, 34, they want to give him a new deal, but the midfielder will have to wait until the position of the club's manager is clarified. (Sun)

Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 27, also faces an uncertain future at United - whoever the manager will be next season. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta, 34, could join north London rivals Tottenham next season - as part of Mauricio Pochettino's coaching staff.(Star)

Former England manager Fabio Capello has urged successor Roy Hodgson to pick Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 30, for Euro 2016. (Express)

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Leeds United manager Steve Evans says he continues to have the support of club owner Massimo Cellino, despite the Italian appearing to suggest otherwise in a recent interview.(Yorkshire Evening Post)

Swansea could turn to Paul Clement, the former Derby County manager and Real Madrid assistant, in their search for a new boss.(South Wales Evening Post)

Former Argentina international Juan Sebastian Veron, 41, says he should never have left Manchester United for Premier League rivals Chelsea in 2004.(Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal will not host the Emirates Cup this summer, a tournament the hosts have won four times since its introduction in 2007, due to Euro 2016.(

Former England international David Beckham says the FA Cup semi-finals should not be played at Wembley as the stadium should be saved for the competition's showpiece.(Sky Sports)

Referee Jon Moss had drinks thrown at him by Leicester fans as he left the King Power Stadium pitch after the Foxes' 2-2 draw with West Ham at the weekend. (Times)

Manchester United appeared to have offered all fans free coach travel to Wembley on Saturday - but it soon emerged only a fraction of those would get a spot. (Irish Independent)

Best of social media

Liverpool striker Divock Origi celebrated his 21st birthday with a cake sporting the Anfield club's colours, posting this picture on Twitter.

Divock Origi Twitter

Divock Origi celebrated his 21st with this cake, tweeting "thank you all for the birthday wishes"

Manchester United fans have been getting excited on social media sites following a cryptic tweet from the brother of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.

Manchester United fans excited by Griezmann tweet

Theo Griezmann, the brother of the 25-year-old France forward, has sparked rumours of a summer move to Old Trafford with this tweet on Sunday

Former Leicester and England striker Gary Lineker was not impressed by the Football Association's decision to charge Foxes striker Jamie Vardy with improper conduct. The Match of the Day presenter shared his thoughts on his Twitter account.

Gary Lineker not impressed by Jamie Vardy decision by the FA

Vardy was sent off against West Ham for two yellow cards

And finally...

Crystal Palace accidentally named Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema in their matchday squad at Arsenal on Sunday - the Frenchman's name appearing on their team news graphic. (Surrey Mirror)

FA officials will be allowed to take their partners to Euro 2016 while the players will only be allowed to see their loved ones briefly after games. (Mail)

A match was abandoned in the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League Division One on Saturday after five players were sent off from one team.(Gloucestershire Echo)