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A look at the football transfer gossip in Friday's national newspapers, with Manchester United linked with Angel Di Maria.

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Angel Di Maria: Linked with a move to Manchester United

Angel Di Maria: Linked with a move to Manchester United

DAILY STAR

Manchester United are planning a £40m raid on Real Madrid to sign winger Angel di Maria.

Eliaquim Mangala is set to turn down a move to Manchester City as he is holding out for Chelsea to come in and sign him.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has warned off potential suitors for star men Ron Vlaar and Fabian Delph.

Tottenham, West Ham and Swansea are chasing Bosnia and Herzegovina's young star Muhamed Besic.

Sunderland will not give up their chase to sign Swansea captain Ashley Williams and will up their offer.

THE SUN

Dejan Lovren could go on strike in a bid to force through a move from Southampton - he is angry after two bids from Liverpool were turned down.

Chelsea keeper Petr Cech is subject of a tug of war between Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain.

Arsenal are in talks to sign Newcastle defender Mathieu Debuchy.

Barcelona will hire a psychologist to ensure Luis Suarez's demons are kept at bay if they can seal a move for the troubled Liverpool striker.

QPR will sign Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker to act as their defensive anchors on their return to the Premier League.

Toronto FC are trying to hijack New York City's move for free agent Frank Lampard.

Germany coach Joachim Low has written off England's chances of ever winning the World Cup again, saying the number of foreign players in the Premier League will always hurt their bid.

DAILY MAIL

Barcelona expect to finalise their deal for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in the next 48 hours.

Manchester City are waiting on a decision from Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala after agreeing a £31m fee with his club.

Zenit St Petersburg are hoping to sign Tottenham midfielder Sandro for a fee of around £5m, with Spurs keen on Nottingham Forest defender Jamal Lascelles.

Newcastle are hopeful of concluding a deal for Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca.

Stoke have shown an interest in former Arsenal striker Eduardo, who is available on a free transfer.

Former Premier League referee David Elleray has been censured by the FA for making a racist comment at an officials' summit.

DAILY MIRROR

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident of landing Barcelona and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez and Newcastle and France right-back Mathieu Debuchy for a combined £35m.

Southampton defender Dejan Lovren could snub pre-season to force a move away from the club. The Croatia international has been a long-term target for Liverpool and Tottenham.

Manchester City are waiting for a decision from Eliaquim Mangala before making their big signing of the summer. City have a £32m deal in place with Porto for the defender, and if he turns them down there's also a £30m agreement with Roma over centre-back Mehdi Benatia.

Petr Cech's agent claims the Chelsea keeper is ready to quit for the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona if Jose Mourinho now wants Thibaut Courtois to be the Blues' No1.

Fulham have slashed 30 jobs as part of a cost-cutting move in the wake of their relegation from the Premier League.

Bournemouth are closing on the signing of Coventry striker Callum Wilson.

Manager Luis Felipe Scolari is considering not selecting a specialist striker in Brazil's starting XI for the World Cup quarter-final against Colombia.

DAILY EXPRESS

Arsenal will bid £20m for Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin, 24, after Napoli joined the race for the France midfielder's signature.

Bayern Munich are looking to beat Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal to the signing of 26-year-old Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado.

THE INDEPENDENT

Sporting Lisbon's deal with Ryan Gauld includes a remarkable £48m buyout clause.

THE GUARDIAN

World governing body Fifa says Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 27 will be allowed to train during his four-month ban from "all football-related activity".

THE TIMES

Swansea have told Ashley Williams to forget any thoughts he had of leaving the club this summer.

Everton and West Ham are competing to sign Dundee United left-back Andrew Robertson.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Arsenal have agreed a deal with Barcelona to sign Chile striker Alexis Sanchez but they might have to wait and see whether Liverpool insist on signing him as part of any Luis Suarez transfer.

Phil Neville faces an uncertain future on Manchester United's coaching staff with Louis Van Gaal not making him part of his first-team backroom staff.

Newcastle are keen to push through a deal for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazzete.

DAILY RECORD

Ryan Gauld says he will handle the hype that comes with his big-money move to Sporting Lisbon from Dundee United.

Former Celtic target Alfred Finnbogason has sealed a £6.5m move from Heerenveen to Spanish club Real Sociedad.


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