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Football gossip: Jose Mourinho's incredible shopping list for United

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Mourinho will be busy if today's rumours are to be believed
Mourinho will be busy if today's rumours are to be believed

Louis van Gaal is still in the Manchester United job but the newspapers are already publishing details of all the players Jose Mourinho wants at Old Trafford.

The real news of the weekend - United winning a first trophy in the post-Fergie era - has been overshadowed by the widely reported story that the Dutchman is about to be relieved of his duties and that the Special One has agreed to take over.

From the bizarre post-game press conference at Wembley to reports of player unhappiness in all the papers today, Mourinho is now the United manager in all but name.

And the papers today don't waste any time drawing up what they believe is the Portuguese man's shopping list to rejuvenate the United squad.

The Guardian reports that Everton's JOHN STONES, Portugal midfielders ANDRE GOMES and JOAO MARIO, strikers ALVARO MORATA and MAURO ICARDI, plus Argentina international EZEQUIEL GARAY, are all on Jose's shopping list.

It is hard to imagine quite that level of outlay and turnover in the Red Devils squad but it is a very long time until the end of the transfer window.

One player they won't be getting, according to the papers, is Napoli's GONZALO HIGUAIN, who, according to The Sun, is Paris St Germain bound, leaving Manchester United and Chelsea disappointed. 

The same paper also reports that the arrival of Mourinho at Old Trafford will spell the end of Ryan Giggs' 29-year association with United. An assistant under Van Gaal, it is expected that the Welshman will reject an offer from the new boss and leave the club.

Away from United, Manchester City have agreed to pay £20.1million plus £1.5million in add-ons for Borussia Dortmund midfielder ILKAY GUNDOGAN, the Daily Telegraph reports.

And finally former Manchester United and Everton boss DAVID MOYES is in talks with Aston Villa over their manager's position, the Daily Mail reports.