Football Gossip column: Lambert, De Bruyne, Di Maria, Jovetic, Toure

Posted: 2015-05-18T11:18:08Z

Former Southampton striker Rickie Lambert is being lined up for a return to the south coast with Premier League new boys Bournemouth after the 33-year-old struggled for game time at Liverpool this year. (Daily Mirror) 


Former captain Gary Neville has backed winger Angel Di Maria to come good for Manchester United following an inconsistent first season in the Premier League for the 27-year-old Argentina international. (Sky Sports) 


Manchester City have been warned off a move for £40m-rated Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne by the German club's chief executive, who called the 23-year-old playmaker "unsellable". (Daily Mail) 


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has criticised greedy parents and agents who demand too much for their children too early in their career. (Daily Star) 


Mourinho has also said the rise of 19-year-old midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek will give more inspiration to youngsters in the club's junior side than the FA Youth Cup and Uefa Youth League titles. (Guardian) 


Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel believes his boss Nigel Pearson should be manager of the year for helping guide his side clear of the Premier League relegation zone. (Guardian) 


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to sign Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic, 25, who has failed to establish himself as a regular at Etihad Stadium. (Daily Mirror) 


Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, has been offered £8m to finish his career with Al Gharafa in Qatar. (Sun - subscription) 


City manager Manuel Pellegrini says the club will sit down with Toure at the end of the season to discuss his future. (Talksport) 


Meanwhile, Pellegrini has told out-of-contract midfielder James Milner, 29, that staying with City would be best for his career. (Daily Express) 


Jordan Henderson feels Liverpool's players let fellow midfielder Steven Gerrard down in his final game at Anfield on Saturday which ended in defeat. (Daily Star) 


Dick Advocaat will quit as Sunderland manager at the end of the season - even if he saves the club from Premier League relegation. (Sun - subscription) 


Manager Steve Bruce wants to explore the possibility of weekly in-house drugs testing at Hull City after midfielder Jake Livermore was suspended following his positive test for cocaine. (Daily Mail) 


Birmingham City are interested in former Arsenal striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, 24, who has been released by Bristol City, but face competition from Leeds, Nottingham Forest and Wigan. (Birmingham Mail) 


Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says there is no need to sell their most important players this summer, despite interest in 25-year-old midfielder Yannick Bolasie and defender Scott Dann, 28. (Times - subscription) 


Everton manager Roberto Martinez has dismissed suggestions that handing 19-year-old Brendan Galloway his Blues debut against West Ham puts the future of left-back Luke Garbutt, 21, in doubt. (Liverpool Echo)