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Manchester United are planning to spend around £120 million in the summer rather than make January signings, though they realise top targets Gareth Bale and Thomas Muller are unlikely to be available.

Real Madrid still want to buy Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 25, in the summer despite their transfer ban.

Real want United to sign midfielder Toni Kroos, 26, to help them fund a bid for Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, 28.

David De Gea has cooled reports of a move to Real Madrid and insists he wants to win trophies at Manchester United and become a legend for the club.

Former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, 74, would be willing to help Ryan Giggs if Louis van Gaal loses his job.

Jose Mourinho believes he will succeed Van Gaal, 64, as United manager within six months, and has sounded out some of his former assistants about joining him at Old Trafford.

Mourinho, 52, turned down the chance to return to Real Madrid in order to resume his Premier League career.

Barcelona sent a scout to watch 21-year-old Everton defender John Stones at Chelsea on Saturday.

Barca are confident of taking Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey to the Nou Camp, and have made signing the 25-year-old one of their summer priorities, with a fee of up to £60million being reported.

Liverpool are prepared to pay £25m for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, 29, this summer.

Chelsea are looking at Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann, 28, as a replacement for captain John Terry, 35.

The Stamford Bridge side are also looking at Leicester playmaker Riyad Mahrez, 24.

West Ham are set to bid £10m for Liverpool’s Italian striker Mario Balotelli, 25, who is on loan at AC Milan.

West Brom are demanding £7m for Callum McManaman, 24, after QPR and Middlesbrough became the latest clubs to register an interest in the winger.

Swansea are prepared to sack head coach Alan Curtis after the club slipped into Premier League relegation zone less than two weeks after appointing the 61-year-old as full-time successor to Garry Monk.

Newcastle are looking to take Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 30, to St James’ Park.

The Toons have made a £25 million bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette as they look to take advantage of the Ligue 1 outfti’s financial situation.

If Lacazette cannot be convinced to join the heavy French foreign legion at St James’
Park, it’s claimed Newcastle will turn their attention to Stoke’s Senegalese frontman Mame Biram Diouf.

Chelsea are weighing up making a £20 million bid for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, who is seen as a potential replacement for Eden Hazard.

John Terry praised his Chelsea teammates for their fighting spirit to earn a 3-3 draw against Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but “doesn’t really care” if his controversial late goal was offside.

Manchester City have put contract talks with teenage striker Kelechi Iheanacho on hold after a row broke out over which group of agents is representing the youngster.

Having already had a £11 million bid for Swansea City’s Andre Ayew rejected, the Black Cats are now set to offer £14m for the Ghana international.

Roma has settled their contract issues with Ashley Cole and paved the way for LA Galaxy to sign the left back, with an announcement possibly coming Tuesday.

Various reports both in the USA and Italy on Sunday suggest Cole is set to sign a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy, where he will link up with his former England team-mate Steven Gerrard.

Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning are set to offer Yaya Toure a £230,000 per week contract and Manchester City £10 million to buy the midfielder.

Louis van Gaal has refused to allow Victor Valdes join Newcastle on loan, with the Spain international not allowed to join another Premier League club.

Leicester City want to take Manchester United youngster Andreas Pereira on loan, with the midfielder having been told he can leave for “the right club”.

The Foxes are hopeful of sealing a deal for FC Copenhagen’s Daniel Amartey by the end of the week.

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has revealed that he will quit the club in January as he wants to play for France at Euro 2016.

Arsene Wenger says he faces even more hostility from Stoke City fans these days than from Tottenham supporters.

Louis van Gaal says he has learned to control himself on the touchline, but that he used to be like new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Klopp has become something of a cult figure in the Premier League for his animated antics in the dugout, but as Man United prepare to face Liverpool, Van Gaal insists that officials are not bothered by anything the managers do.

Luis Enrique says that Neymar’s style of play is not “offensive” and has warned Sunday’s opponents Athletic Bilbao that any retribution for the Brazilian’s flick over Unai Bustinza’s head in the closing stages of the 2014-15 Copa del Rey final won’t be tolerated.

At Monday’s Ballon d’Or awards, Paul Pogba said to Lionel Messi: ”I love to play with you at the club”.

Everton are planning a £10 million bid for Derby County midfielder Will Hughes, who has previously been linked to Liverpool.

QPR are keen to take Everton full-back Bryan Oviedo on loan while Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers want Toffees midfielder Darron Gibson.

Watford have joined the battle to sign QPR winger Matt Phillips with West Brom and Bournemouth also interested.

Posters of former manager Jose Mourinho are on sale in Chelsea’s club shop for £1 each, a month after the Portuguese left.

Real Madrid director general Jose Angel Sanchez has claimed that FIFA is looking into Premier League clubs over breaches of the same regulations that saw Atletico and Real Madrid given transfer window bans last week.

A potential return to Bologna for Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez, 25, has hit a snag over the length of contract on offer.

Norwich manager Alex Neil says his club are interested in signing 27-year-old defender Timm Klose from Wolfsburg.

Singer Ed Sheeran may be taking a self-imposed break from social media,but that didn’t stop Newcastle legend and BBC pundit Alan Shearer tweeting a photo of the two of themat Newcastle’s 2-1 win over West Ham on Saturday.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley gave away £2.5m of winter jackets from his Sports Direct firm after his side beat West Ham on Saturday.


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