United’s double defender swoop?

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane will only join Manchester United if Jose Mourinho is named as manager at Old Trafford
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane will only join Manchester United if Jose Mourinho is named as manager at Old Trafford

Thursday’s transfer and managerial stories from at home and abroad

Daily Star: Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane will only join Manchester United if they appoint Jose Mourinho as manager.

Daily Star: Alternatively, United are among the bookies’ favourites to sign John Terry should he leave Chelsea this summer.

The Times: Roberto Martinez looks set to leave his role as Everton boss in the wake of Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat at Sunderland.

The Guardian: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants to sign Rennes striker Ousmane Dembele in a deal which could reach £28m.

The Sun: Arsenal are interested in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka and Borussia Dortmund forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Daily Mirror: Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger will step up their interest in Juventus striker Alvaro Morata after Danny Welbeck was ruled out for nine months.

Don Balon: Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to stay at Real Madrid – but only if they win the Champions League.

Marca: Manchester City are looking to bring in Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos.

Ruhr Nachrichten: City target Ilkay Gundogan has been told to sign a new contract with Borussia Dortmund or leave the club.