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Gossip: Transfer and rumour - June 8, 2014

Manchester United are back on the trail of their former midfielder Paul Pogba - now valued at around £60m by Italian champions Juventus. Pogba, 21, was a United target when David Moyes was in charge, and talks were at an advanced stage at the time the former manager was sacked. Sunday Express 
 
Paul Pogba
Pogba's value has rocketed since he was last a Manchester United player 

Didier Drogba is set to return to Chelsea this summer. The 36-year-old striker is currently with Turkish club Galatasaray, but Blues manager Jose Mourinho has never disguised his desire to re-sign a player who left Stamford Bridge after the Champions League final in 2012. Sunday Mirror 
 
Southampton will hold another round of talks next week with Ronald Koeman, 51, as the Dutchman emerges as the favourite to replace Mauricio Pochettino, 42, as manager. Mail on Sunday 
 
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is interested in signing 32-year-old Norweigan centre-back Brede Hangeland, who was released last week by Fulham. Sunday Sun (subscription required) 
 
Manchester City will pay £25m to land Real Madrid defender Pepe, 31, as a partner for captain Vincent Kompany, 28. Daily Star Sunday 
 
Newcastle United have joined the chase to sign Hull City captain Curtis Davies. The centre-back, 29, is in demand, with Sunderland and Everton both ready to pay £8m to prise him away from Hull. Sunday Mirror 
 
QPR and Stoke are ready to battle Everton for midfielder Gareth Barry, 33, who is available after being released by Premier League champions Manchester City. Daily Star Sunday 
Gareth Barry
Barry has played 53 times for England and spent last season on loan at Everton 

Incoming Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has spoken of his admiration for Arturo Vidal, 27, and admitted the Chile and Juventus midfielder is a player he "always wanted to buy". Vidal is wanted by a number of other clubs, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea. Mail on Sunday 
 
Arsenal hope to re-sign winger Carlos Vela, 25, from Real Sociedad in a £3.25m deal. Sunday Sun (subscription required) 
 
David Ospina, the 25-year-old Nice goalkeeper, may be wanted by Arsenal depending on his World Cup displays with Colombia. Sunday Mirror 

OTHER GOSSIP

David Beckham wants former Manchester United manager David Moyes to manage the Major League Soccer franchise he is establishing in Miami. Former United and England midfielder Beckham is reported to have floated the idea to Moyes via a third party. Sunday Times (subscription required) 
David Moyes
David Moyes could be in line for a return to football by working with David Beckham 

Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood, 45, has emerged as a strong contender for the West Brom managerial job created by the departure of Pepe Mel. Sunday Express  
 
Manager Paul Lambert will name Roy Keane, 42, as his Aston Villa assistant coach later this week. Keane is currently on tour in the USA with the Republic of Ireland as manager Martin O'Neill's assistant manager, but pulled out of his ITV pundit duties at the World Cup. Daily Star Sunday 
 
Bristol Rovers, newly relegated to the Conference, have picked up £500,000 as part of a sell-on clause from the transfer of their former striker, Rickie Lambert, from Southampton to Liverpool for around £4.5m. Rochdale, another of the 32-year-old forward's old clubs, have also benefited by around £100,000. Sunday Express 

source: bbcsport 

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