Managerial pair United at Old Trafford?

Jose Mourinho has been linked with a job alongside Louis van Gaal at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has been linked with a job alongside Louis van Gaal at Manchester United

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Friday’s transfer and managerial stories from the newspapers and web

The Sun: Manchester United want Louis van Gaal to become director of football, allowing Jose Mourinho to work alongside him.

Daily Mirror: West Ham United are considering a move for Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy.

The Guardian: Aston Villa’s new owner, Tony Xia, has vowed to make them one of the world’s top three clubs within 10 years.

Daily Express: Christian Benteke will talk with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to establish if he has a future at Anfield.

The Guardian: Klopp is close to completing the £4.7m signing of Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius.

The Sun: Arsenal are closing in on a £34m move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.

Daily Telegraph: The Gunners are also ready to hand Jack Wilshere a contract extension.

Daily Mail: Everton are considering the signing of Bologna goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini as a replacement for Tim Howard.