Andre Gomes to move to Manchester

Andre Gomes
Word has it that Valencia’s £30m-rated midfielder Andre Gomes, 22, says he will be moving to Manchester United next season. (Superdeporte via Daily Express)
Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, could choose to join his former club Malmo ahead of United this summer. (Sun)
Long-serving midfielder Michael Carrick, 34, has been offered a year extension to his contract by new United manager Jose Mourinho. (Guardian)
Southampton want to re-sign defender Calum Chambers, 21, on loan two years after selling him to Arsenal for £16m. (Daily Mirror)
Outgoing Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, 62, says he will retire if he does not get an “interesting” offer. Former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola will take over at City when Pellegrini officially leaves on 30 June. (Guardian)
Crystal Palace midfielder Joe Ledley, 29, will be named in Wales’ 23-man squad for Euro 2016 on Tuesday – despite breaking his leg three weeks ago. (Sun)
England boss Roy Hodgson wants Everton defender John Stones, 22, to put his club future on hold until after Euro 2016. (Daily Mirror)
Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante, 25, says he is happy to stay at the Premier League champions “for now”. (L’Equipe)
West Ham United will not entertain the idea of selling defender Reece Oxford, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool all interested in the 17-year-old. (Times)
Former Brighton and Watford boss Oscar Garcia, 43, is favourite to be named the new Nottingham Forest manager. (Nottingham Post)
Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 26, is ready to move to the Premier League, according to his former Gabon international team-mate Daniel Cousin. (BBC World Service)
Juventus will announce the signing of Barcelona defender and three-time Champions League winner Dani Alves, 33, on a two-year contract this week. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Espana)
Sunderland have no plans to sell England Under-21 goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 22, despite interest from Manchester United.
(Sunderland Echo)
Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 25, says he is still hurting after the club’s relegation from the Premier League and cannot say whether he will be staying. (Chronicle)
Former Olympiakos left-back Kostas Giannoulis, 28, has had a trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers. (Express & Star)
Brighton and Hove Albion have sold around 23,000 season tickets for next season – despite missing out on promotion to the Premier League.
Premier League champions Leicester City will wear a new all-red away kit when they defend their title next season. (Leicester Mercury)
Former Reading striker Simon Cox, 29, is concerned about the club in the wake of Brian McDermott’s sacking as manager. (Reading Chronicle)
The best of social media
Brazil legend Pele tweeted a selfie with Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney at a charity event. Rooney responded on Twitter by saying it had been a “huge honour” to meet the three-time World Cup winner.
Former West Bromwich Albion forward Brown Ideye, 27, expressed his relief after learning his Olympiakos team-mate Alan Pulido had been rescued in Mexico hours after he was kidnapped. “Thank God Alan Pulido is safe,” tweeted Ideye, who joined West Brom for a fee of around £10m in 2014.
What’s new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho been buying at the club’s megastore? A 2015-16 season review DVD? A United travel mug for those long journeys next season? A Red Devils duvet set to stay warm next winter? The former Chelsea manager’s wife, Matilde, shared an image on her Twitter account on Monday of Mourinho outside the club’s training ground holding a United-branded bag. Mourinho met club legend Sir Bobby Charlton.
And finally
Atletico Madrid’s women’s goalkeeper has been pictured celebrating Real Madrid’s Champions League final win over Atletico. (Marca)
Hull City fan Fred Cox-Johnson, 21, broke his arm at Wembley after leaping out of his seat to celebrate Mohamed Diame’s winner against Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship play-off final. (Hull Daily Mail)
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