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Today's transfer gossip: Mourinho agrees three-year United deal, Chelsea closing in Pogba

Published on: 25 February 2016
Today's transfer gossip: Mourinho agrees three-year United deal, Chelsea closing in Pogba

Jose Mourinho has agreed a three-year deal worth £16m to become the next Manchester United manager. (Diaria de Noticias via Daily Express)

Former Portugal and Chelsea midfielder Deco says Mourinho can bring the feel-good factor back to Old Trafford if he is appointed. (Squawka)

Meanwhile, Sunday Times football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft says taking the England job could be Mourinho's 'only option'. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will hand the next manager a £130m transfer fund - with Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, 28, and 21-year-old Everton defender John Stones top of their list. (Sun)

The Blues are also closing in on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, who could cost £85m. (Tuttosport via Metro)

And the man to take over as manager at Stamford Bridge next season looks likely to be Italy coach Antonio Conte. (Guardian)

West Ham are set to launch an audacious £15m bid for Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 22.(Brentwood Gazette)

Manchester United's £31m winger Memphis Depay, 22, says his Old Trafford career so far has been a failure.(Times - subscription required)

Thursday's Mirror back page

Thursday's Mirror back page

United have reached a deal with Benfica for highly-rated central midfielder Renato Sanches, 18. (Record via AS)

The Red Devils' underperforming players have been summoned to one-on-one meetings with Louis van Gaal as the Old Trafford boss seeks to solve the club's current crisis. (Mail)

Valencia manager Gary Neville is set to be offered a new two-year deal at the Mestalla - throwing his future as England's assistant manager into doubt.(Mirror)

Former Brazil defender Cafu believes Barcelona forward Neymar, 24, is already playing better than team-mate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.(

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo, 29, will reject Manchester United this summer, according to his agent.(Manchester Evening News)

Striker Radamel Falcao, 30, currently on loan at Chelsea, could be given the chance to resurrect his career at parent club Monaco.(Evening Standard)

Liverpool legend Alan Hansen says the Reds must spend £200m on five major signings to be title contenders again.(Independent)

Thursday's Sun back page

Thursday's Sun back page

Chelsea flop Marko Marin, 26, currently on loan at Turkish side Trabzonspor, is a possible summer target for Liverpool.(

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says midfielder Dele Alli must learn to behave better on the field after his clash with Fiorentina defender Nenad Tomovic last week.(Evening Standard)

Joey Barton says Arsenal midfielder Alexis Sanchez cannot be considered an "elite-level match-winner" after he failed to shine against Barcelona in the Champions League. (Talksport)

Brentford head coach Dean Smith has urged the club to talk to 27-year-old midfielder Alan Judge about a new contract.(Sky Sports)

Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone, 27, says his rival Jordan Pickford, 21, has a "big future". (Newcastle Chronicle)

Hull City head the list of likely suitors for out-of-favour West Brom striker Rickie Lambert if the 34-year-old leaves the Hawthorns in the summer.(Birmingham Mail)

Best of social media

West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, is determined to get on the scoresheet in Saturday's crucial Premier League game against Crystal Palace. He wrote on Twitter: "Looking forward to the game Saturday. Focusing on getting fitter and pushing forward."

Saido Berahino twitter

Berahino has scored six goals in 25 appearances for the Baggies this season

England and Liverpool goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain posted some pictures of herself on pre-season tour in South Africa on Twitter, with the following message. "Days don't get much better than today! Nelson Mandela House. Safari. Massive win."

Siobhan Chamberlain

England goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain joined Liverpool in December

And finally

Chelsea defender John Terry rushed to a girl's aid after she was hit by a car near his Surrey home. (Sun)

Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, 19, turned up to training in a Volvo - driven by his mum. (Mirror)

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