The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online:
NIGEL PEARSON is Aston Villa's number one choice to replace REMI GARDE, who is expected to be sacked. The Daily Mail report that Villa will turn to the former Leicester boss as they prepare for life in the Championship.
Liverpool are lining up a summer swoop for Bayern Munich's MARIO GOTZE, says the Sun. The forward has fallen out of favour with the German champions and Jurgen Klopp hopes to bring his compatriot to Anfield in a cut-price deal.
The Daily Express are reporting that Pep Guardiola wants to bring ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI to Manchester City next season. Guardiola will splash the cash for the Bayern Munich striker as he wants to pair him with Sergio Aguero.
The Football Association is desperate to stop Arsenal's ALEX IWOBI committing his international future to Nigeria. The 19-year-old is set to feature in some Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next week, but the FA is ready to persuade him to change allegiance says the Daily Mirror.
OLIVIER GIROUD has emerged as a Juventus target this summer, according to the Daily Express. The Arsenal striker is in demand with the Serie A club, who are also chasing PSG's Edinson Cavani.