Monday Football Gossip: Paul Pogba,Antoine Griezmann,Harry Kane, Van Dijk Dijk, Romelu Lukaku,Benjamin Mendy,Henry Onyekuru,Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has identified Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, as his summer transfer priorities. (Mirror)
Manchester City have the upper hand over Manchester United in the race to sign Monaco’s 22-year-old left-back Benjamin Mendy. (Daily Star)
Manchester United fear midfielder Paul Pogba, 24, will miss Thursday’s league match at Manchester City after he hobbled off injured at the end of Sunday’s 2-0 win over Burnley. (Daily Mail)
Antoine Griezmann’s adviser says Manchester United have shown the most concrete interest in Atletico Madrid’s 24-year-old forward. (TF1 – in French)
Former Chelsea assistant manager Henk ten Cate is the Dutch FA’s favoured candidate for the Netherlands job. (De Telegraaf – in Dutch)
Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 23, believes his side will remain mentally strong in the Premier League title race, despite losing to leaders Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday.(London Evening Standard)
Hartlepool boss Dave Jones has been sacked, a day after TV presenter and Hartlepool president Jeff Stelling called on him to “quit now” in an impassioned on-air message.(Northern Echo)
Newcastle want to sign Fulham’s 26-year-old attacking midfielder Tom Cairney, whom the club value at £10m.(Mirror)
Wolves plan to take up an option to sign on-loan striker Andreas Weimann, 25, from Derby for £1.5m. (Mirror)
Southampton, Bournemouth and Liverpool sent scouts to watch Henry Onyekuru play for Belgian side Eupen on Saturday. The coveted 19-year-old striker is a contender for Belgium’s player of the year award.(Daily Mail)
And finally
After Gabriel Agbonlahor, 30, scored his first goal in 14 months as Aston Villa beat Birmingham City 1-0, new Blues boss Harry Redknapp said: “That’ll keep him happy for another year, won’t it. Fantastic.” (Daily Mail)
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