Football gossip: Ed Woodward wants Pep Guardiola as Manchester United boss

Ed Woodward wants Pep Guardiola (above) as United boss according to the Daily Mail
Ed Woodward wants Pep Guardiola (above) as United boss according to the Daily Mail
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The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online.

Manchester United manager LOUIS VAN GAAL offered to resign after the 1-0 defeat to Southampton but executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward talked him out of it and wants the Dutchman to see out the season, according to the Sun.

The Guardian reports that VAN GAAL talked it over with his family over the weekend and will give his answer to Woodward when he returns to the club for training on Tuesday.

According to the Daily Mail, Woodward has not given up hope of appointing PEP GUARDIOLA after canvassing senior players about their preferred choice of replacement.

Newcastle are closing in on the signing of ANDROS TOWNSEND after agreeing a fee with Tottenham reports the Daily Express. Townsend wants to quit Spurs after struggling to get a game under Mauricio Pochettino and still hopes to play for England this summer.

The Daily Mirror reports Chelsea are ready to let striker LOIC REMY move to Crystal Palace as long as they get Corinthians’ ALEXANDRE PATO.