Today's newspaper gossip: Real ready to pay £60m for Lukaku, Neville set to leave Valencia

Published on: 22 March 2016
Today's newspaper gossip: Real ready to pay  £60m for Lukaku, Neville set to leave Valencia
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Real Madrid will offer Everton £60m in the summer for 22-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku, who has 18 Premier League goals this season. (Sun)

Manchester United are preparing a £31m summer move for Atletico Madrid's 21-year-old midfielder Saul Niguez. (Don Balon via Manchester Evening News)

Pep Guardiola wants to make Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 24, one of his first major signings when he takes over at Manchester City in the summer. (Guardian)

Guardiola is planning a huge summer rebuild at the Etihad Stadium - but skipper Vincent Kompany, 29, will not be sold. (Daily Mirror)

The back page of Tuesday's Daily Mail

The back page of Tuesday's Daily Mail says Pep Guardiola will still take charge of Manchester City this summer - even if they miss out on a Champions League place.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, 31, will be sold in the summer to help finance new signings. (Daily Star)

Real Madrid plan to increase Gareth Bale's £300,000-a-week wages and extend the 26-year-old Wales forward's contract by a further two years even though he has three years remaining on his current deal. (Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal's 19-year-old forward Alex Iwobi is committed to Nigeria despite attempts by the Football Association to persuade him to play for England.(Daily Mirror)

Meanwhile, Iwobi is set to be rewarded with an improved contract worth more than £10,000 a week after making full Champions League and Premier League debuts. (London Evening Standard)

Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick, 34, says he faces a battle to win a place in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2016 squad after being overlooked for the forthcoming friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands. (Independent)

Gary Neville, 41, is set to leave his position as boss of Valencia at the end of the season when his five-month deal expires. Valencia have won three out of 16 La Liga games under his charge. (Guardian)

The front page of Tuesday's Daily Telegraph Sport

The front page of Tuesday's Daily Telegraph Sport says referees are being "hounded" out of English football because of an increase in abuse and violent attacks.

Newcastle need to be relegated from the Premier League to "start from scratch" and build a better team for the future, former Magpies forward David Ginola says. (Talksport)

Former Hearts boss Csaba Laszlo, 52, has applied for the manager's job at Nottingham Forest. The Championship club sacked Dougie Freedman earlier this month. (Nottingham Post)

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 35, says he is thinking of a reunion with ex-Reds team-mate Jamie Carragher at Anfield. (Mr Porter)

Leicester City head of recruitment Steve Walsh and coach Craig Shakespeare are set to sign new contracts with the Premier League leaders until 2018.(Daily Mail)

Bournemouth midfielder Shaun MacDonald, 27, is wanted by Bristol City before Thursday's deadline for emergency loan signings. (Bristol Post)

Derby County midfielder Will Hughes, 20, is poised to return for the last eight games as the Rams chase promotion to the Premier League. Hughes suffered a serious knee injury on the opening day of the season. (Derby Telegraph)

Hull City's KC Stadium is to be renamed the KCOM Stadium from 4 April.(Hull Daily Mail)

Best of social media

Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane posed for a picture with the club's oldest season-ticket holder after Sunday's 3-0 home win over Bournemouth. Irene McBride, aged 101, first set foot in White Hart Lane in 1927. She received a standing ovation from the White Hart Lane crowd when she was introduced at half-time.

Nicolas Otamendi

Manchester City's Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi, 28, posted a picture of himself on Instagram as he recovers from a leg injury which forced him to miss Sunday's derby defeat by Manchester United. Otamendi is using compression boots to aid his recovery after suffering the injury during theChampions League match with Dynamo Kiev last week. The equipment uses an inflatable sleeve to apply pressure, stimulating blood flow. ">https://www.instagram.com/p/BDNvo0-u-67/?taken-by=nicolasotamendi30">posted a picture of himself on Instagram as he recovers from a leg injury which forced him to miss Sunday's derby defeat by Manchester United. Otamendi is using compression boots to aid his recovery after suffering the injury during theChampions League match with Dynamo Kiev last week. The equipment uses an inflatable sleeve to apply pressure, stimulating blood flow.

Goalkeeper Tim Howard

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard poses in front the White House with a Colorado Rapids shirt 24 hours after it was revealed the 37-year-old United States international will join the Rapids this summer

Edwin van der Sar

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar was quick to pass on his congratulations to Kasper Schmeichel after the Leicester City stopper was voted Player of the Year in Denmark. Van der Sar, who won four league titles with United, hopes there is more silverware coming Schmeichel's way in the shape of the Premier League crown, with the Foxes five points clear at the top of the table.

And finally

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen, 26, features on the front cover of Chicken & Egg - a welfare and food publication - and tells the magazine he has 14 hens and two cockerels at home. (Sun)

Former Crystal Palace, QPR and Coventry manager Iain Dowie has been appointed regional sales manager for a company which "undertakes homebuyers reports, building surveys and valuations". (Coventry Telegraph)

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