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Today’s football gossip - Sunday August 30
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Real Madrid are set to complete their £29m deal for Manchester United’s David de Gea on Sunday.

But United have failed to get Gareth Bale to Old Trafford as part of the deal.

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Meanwhile, the Red Devils are still hopeful of completing a deal for Ajax keeper Jasper Cillessen to replace De Gea

Chelsea want Ezequiel Garay as their new centre-back after giving up on John Stones and missing out on Aymen Abdennour.


Barcelona forward Neymar has ruled out a move to Manchester United.

Manchester City’s attempts to sign Kevin De Bruyne have taken a step closer after the midfielder completed his medical on Saturday.

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West Ham want to sign Hull’s Nikica Jelavic to boost their strike options.

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is closing in on a move to German side Bayer Leverkusen.

Manchester United are unlikely to sign Bayern Munich defender Dante, 31, due to concerns over his fitness.

Chelsea’s chances of bringing Aymen Abdennour to Stamford Bridge have ended after La Liga side Valencia announced they had agreed to sign the Monaco defender.

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Inter Milan are ready to secure a £6m deal to take 24-year-old striker Fabio Borini from Liverpool.

Newcastle remain interested in signing Wolves striker Benik Afobe.


Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is ready to snub Chelsea and wait for a mega-move at the end of the season.

Manuel Pellegrini was humiliated again after admitting he did not know Kevin De Bruyne was having his Manchester City medical.

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Barcelona’s Cameroon midfielder Alex Song, 27, is a target for Tottenham.

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini has snubbed a move to Sunderland in order to force a switch to Italian side Inter Milan.


Leicester are close to securing a deal for 31-year-old Bayern Munich and Brazil defender Dante.


West Brom forward Saido Berahino could still join Tottenham, who are contemplating another bid before the deadline.

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Spurs are also interested in Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel.

Arsenal are ready to go for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain after missing out on Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema.

Manchester United have set their sights on signing Schalke’s Julian Draxler.

Meanwhile, United boss Louis van Gaal has told 27-year-old Mexico striker Javier Hernandez he can leave Old Trafford.


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Manchester United are refusing to lower their £30m valuation of Real Madrid target David De Gea.

The keeper fears Louis van Gaal will destroy his Euro 2016 dream if he stays at Old Trafford.

Leicester are eyeing a swoop for Bayern Munich and Brazil star Dante.

Paris Saint-Germain have offered Dutch international Gregory Van der Wiel to Everton in a £20m part-exchange deal for Seamus Coleman.

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Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk is set to join Southampton in an £11.5m deal.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge set for Liverpool return at the start of November following hip surgery.

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is employing a former Bayern Munich medic in an effort to get fit enough for the Premier League.


Manchester United have knocked back Tottenham’s approach for striker Javier Hernandez.

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Chelsea have made an enquiry into the availability of Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos.

Bayern Munich have joined Paris St-Germain in trying to sign Everton’s Republic of Ireland full-back Seamus Coleman.

Arsenal are keen on Leicester City’s 24-year-old Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez.


Liverpool have told Portugal Under-21 defender Tiago Ilori, 22, that he will not be sent out on loan for a third consecutive season.