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Today's newspaper gossip: Southgate favourite for England job

Published on: 28 June 2016
Today's newspaper gossip: Southgate favourite for England job

England Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate has emerged as the favourite to replace Roy Hodgson as manager of the senior team. (Sun)

Harry Redknapp says he has no faith in the Football Association to pick the right man to succeed Hodgson. (Telegraph)

Chelsea are set to join Everton in the race to sign Roma midfielder Axel Witsel, 27, who is at Euro 2016 duty with Belgium. (Daily Mail)

Barcelona could target Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, 21, after letting Dani Alves join Juventus. (London Evening Standard)

Crystal Palace have agreed a £31.6m fee with Marseille for 22-year-old Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi. (Guardian)

Manchester City are set to beat Manchester United and Benfica to sign winger Marlos Moreno, 19, from Colombian side Atletic Nacional for £8m. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid are planning to send striker Jese, 23, out on loan this season, despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United for a permanent deal. (AS, via Daily Express)

Sun back page

The Sun claimed that the defeat to Iceland is the most embarrassing in England's history

Hull boss Steve Bruce is considering making a move for Augsburg's Paraguay striker Raul Bobadilla, 29, who is valued at over £5m by his German club.(Daily Mirror)

Leicester City are in negotiations to sign midfielder Nampalys Mendy, 24, in a club-record £13m move from Nice. (Leicester Mercury)

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, will undergo a medical with Manchester United next week before signing a one-year deal. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea defender Baba Rahman, 21, is a target for Lazio who are ready to make a £13m bid for the Ghana international, who cost the Blues £21.7m last summer. (Daily Mirror)

Napoli have agreed personal terms with Liverpool target Hector Herrera, but the Italian club have not yet agreed a fee with Porto for the 26-year-old Mexico midfielder. (Tutto Mercatto, via Daily Express)

Daily Mirror

Daily Mirror says that the defeat by Iceland is the biggest sporting upset since England lost to the United States at the 1950 World Cup

Chelsea have had a third bid for Roma's Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 28, turned down. (Sky Italia, via Daily Mirror)

Arsenal have made an offer for striker Gabriel Barbosa, 19, who has a £40m release clause in his contract with Brazilian club Santos. (ESPN Brazil, via Sun)

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is set to sign goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, 33, who spent last season with his fellow Dutchman on loan at Southampton from Fulham. (Liverpool Echo)

Leeds United head coach Garry Monk wants to sign defender Kyle Bartley, 23, on loan from his previous club Swansea City. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Best of social media

Comedian Tim Vine posted on Twitter how he felt after England's Euro 2016 defeat by Iceland.

Tim Vine tweet

Former England defender Rio Ferdinand could not hide his frustration onTwitter after England's loss.

Rio Ferdiand twitter

New Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka was given a tour of Emirates Stadium on Monday and in an image posted on the club's Instagram account, the Switzerland midfielder appears to have put his decisive penalty miss in Saturday's Euro 2016 defeat by Poland behind him. ">">Instagram account, the Switzerland midfielder appears to have put his decisive penalty miss in Saturday's Euro 2016 defeat by Poland behind him.

Granit Xhara

New Tottenham defender Victor Wanyama had trouble blowing out the candles on his Spurs-themed cake as he marked his 25th birthday with family and friends on holiday.

Victor Wanyama twitter

Jamie Vardy's wife, Rebekah, posted an image on Twitter showing her getting on a plane to Nice to watch her husband play for England in their last-16 tie against Iceland. In response to a Twitter user who asked if it was her own plane, she replied: "It belongs to a friend of mine! Means I can get back to my kids tonight."

Rebekah Vardy twitter

Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli could not hide his delight on Twitter as he reacted to Italy beating Spain at Euro 2016. He wrote: "Italy🔵🔵⚽️Wow, I would have loved to be there in France but I got to say that from home as a supporter these guys are giving me real emotions. Forza Italia."

Mario Balotelli twitter

And finally...

An England fan at Euro 2016 described in court as being "astronomically" drunk was given a five-month suspended jail sentence after he forced his way into a French policeman's home after mistaking the property for his rented apartment. (Telegraph)

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