Manchester City lead Pogba race with €100m bid
Manchester City will break the British transfer record and sign Paul Pogba for €100 million, beating off interest from Barcelona, who have bid €80m. City hope to tie up the deal before flying to Australia on their pre-season tour.
Clyne wanted Manchester United move
Nathaniel Clyne wanted to move to Manchester United this summer but had to choose Liverpool after the Red Devils failed to follow up on their interest.
Newcastle line up £15m Austin bid
Newcastle United will make a £15 million move for QPR striker Charlie Austin this week. Magpies boss Steve McClaren hopes his relationship with the striker from his short time as a coach at Loftus Road will prove decisive.
Van Gaal lines up double sessions for Manchester United stars
Louis van Gaal will put his Manchester United players through double sessions when they return to pre-season training on Monday. During their tour of the US, however, he wants club ambassadors rather than players to attend sponsor events.
Newcastle close in on Wijnaldum
Newcastle United are closing in on the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum after the PSV man turned down a switch to Sunderland.
Van Persie wants €17m pay-off from United
Manchester United are willing to sell Robin van Persie for just €7 million in order to get him off the wage bill but the Dutchman wants the final year of his big-money contract paid off in full.
Shaw loses 3kg thanks to Van Gaal fitness programme
Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has lost 3kg in weight already this summer after being put on a fitness programme by Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal. The club have not resumed pre-season training yet but Shaw has returned in great shape.
Rooney pays for England staff’s Vegas trip
After overhearing England’s masseurs planning a post-season trip to Las Vegas, Wayne Rooney insisted on contributing £15,000. Rooney also paid for a United masseur, formerly of the England set-up, join them on the holiday.