Football gossip: United in star swap

Saints ace Sadio Mane

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A round-up of today’s newspaper and web transfer gossip.

Daily Express: Manchester United are planning a swap deal with Southampton which would involve Sadio Mane moving to Old Trafford with Memphis Depay heading in the opposite direction.

Daily Mirror: Chelsea have been put on red alert in their pursuit of Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, who has refused to commit his future to the Serie A champions; Chelsea are also reportedly interested in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Sun: Atletico Madrid’s in-demand striker, Antoine Griezmann, is apparently ready to listen to offers with Chelsea and Manchester United keen on bringing him to England from La Liga.

Daily Express: Celtic could be about to hijack Aston Villa’s pursuit of Nigel Pearson as they seek a replacement for Ronny Deila who leaves Glasgow at the end of the season.

Daily Mail: Alternatively, it’s reported that Middlesbrough are interested in Pearson despite being on the verge of a Premier League return under Aitor Karanka.

The Guardian: Bayern Munich could be making another high-profile signing with former Manchester United target Mats Hummels ready to leave Borussia Dortmund.

The Times: Hummels’ Dortmund team-mate, Ilkay Gundogan, is ready to tie up an £18m move to Manchester City.

Daily Mirror: Bayern Munich are thought to be lining up a bid for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez ahead of Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival as manager in the summer.

Sport: Stories in Spain suggest Paris St Germain defender Marquinhos is keen on a move to Barcelona but Chelsea and Manchester City are also interested in signing the Brazilian.

Marca: Also in Spain, Diego Maradona has urged Napoli to sign Spurs’ striker Harry Kane should they sell Gonzalo Higuain this summer.

Gazzetta dello Sport: Reports in Italy claim Roma want to sign Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini for a fee of around £15m.