Rumours: Manchester United put Jose Mourinho agreement in place?

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Rumours: Manchester United put Jose Mourinho agreement in place?

Monday's paper talk sees rumours of a gentleman's agreement between Jose Mourinho and Manchester United for the Portuguese to become the club's next manager.

Jose Mourinho has a gentleman's agreement with Manchester United to become their new boss, according to the Manchester Evening News. However, the Guardian reports that the former Chelsea boss will walk away unless he is offered the job before the end of the season.

The Daily Star, meanwhile, claims that Louis van Gaal will be axed as Red Devils boss should his side be defeated by 21st-placed League One side Shrewsbury Town in tonight's FA Cup fifth-round tie.

Whoever is in charge at Old Trafford next season, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be a transfer target. The Gabon striker, who plays for Borussia Dortmund, will be the subject of a £60million raid by United says the Independent.

The Sun suggests that star forward Wayne Rooney, who has been strongly linked with a move to the Chinese Super League, will not consider a switch from United until 2018 at the earliest.

United, along with Real Madrid and PSG, are also monitoring 22-year-old Fiorentina forward Federico Bernardeschi according to the Sun. The Italian, who netted against Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League in last Thursday's 1-1 draw, has scored four times in the competition as well as once in Serie A this season.

Sergio Aguero has told Manchester City he wants to stay at the club for the rest of his career, reports ESPN. The 27-year-old is due to sign a four-year deal in the summer but is willing to stay beyond 2020.

The Mirror reports Spurs are in pole position to sign Gent striker Laurent Depoitre. The 27-year-old has impressed for the Belgian club this season, scoring 11 league goals in 26 appearances and one Champions League effort. He will reportedly cost the White Hart Lane side £12million.

Chelsea midfielder Oscar rejected a move to the Chinese Super League, according to the Daily Express. The Brazilian could have earned big money in the Far East but was not prepared to turn his back on the Premier League.