Football rumours from the UK media
The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online:
Manchester United want LOUIS VAN GAAL to become director of football, clearing the path for JOSE MOURINHO to take over as manager, according to The Sun.
Crystal Palace manager ALAN PARDEW will sign a new four-year contract ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final, the Daily Express reports.
According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham are planning a shock move for Leicester striker JAMIE VARDY.
Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder GRANIT XHAKA is poised to complete his move to Arsenal, The Sun reports.
Everton are eyeing a move for former Manchester United youngster PIERLUIGI GOLLINI, now at Bologna, as they seek a new goalkeeper, according to the Daily Mail.