RAMOS COULD BE UNITED BOUND
Several of Monday’s papers are reporting that Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is set to play a part in David de Gea’s return to Madrid.
Ramos is reportedly upset that Madrid have allowed his contract to run down into its final two years and is keen on a summer exit, with Manchester United said to be his preferred destination.
This could be a good fit for both sides, with De Gea longing for a return home while United need to add an experienced defender to their ranks.
The fact that Ramos, who would demand a fee of around £45million, can play right-back will also be a big draw for Louis van Gaal.
If the 29-year-old does turn up in the Premier League then get your money on him being the first player cautioned in every match he plays!
PREM CARVE-UP FOR TOBY’S SIGNATURE
The Daily Express is claiming that Tottenham are ready to hijack Chelsea’s move for Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld.
Spurs are looking to strengthen a defence that shipped 53 goals in the Premier League last season and Alderweireld, 26, fits the bill after he impressed while on loan at Southampton.
The Saints are still hopeful of persuading the Belgian international to return to St Mary’s, while Jose Mourinho is clearly looking long-term at an eventual replacement for inspirational skipper John Terry.
Let battle commence!
PALACE BLOCK MOVE FOR £15M MAN AUSTIN
The Daily Mirror is reporting that Crystal Palace’s board are ready to put the block on Alan Pardew’s move for Charlie Austin after QPR put a £15million price tag on the striker.
Liverpool, Newcastle, Southampton and West Ham are all believed to be in the running for Austin’s signature but Pardew was hoping to persuade the 25-year-old to move to Selhurst Park.
One thing is for certain, Austin will not be playing in the Championship next season but it remains to be seen which club’s colours he will be wearing come the start of 2015-16.
AND THE REST
Liverpool are considering Colombia international Carlos Bacca and Venezuelan Salomon Rondon as alternatives to Christian Benteke.
Ronald Koeman is prepared to smash Southampton’s transfer record to capture top target Toby Alderweireld.
Premier League new boys Bournemouth and Watford are battling to sign former Manchester City midfielder Abdisalam Ibrahim.
Watford have had a club record £7million bid accepted for Genoa’s Diego Perotti but the winger would prefer to join Valencia.
Arsenal will head off Manchester City’s interest in Jack Wilshere by offering him a new five-year, double-your-money contract.
Newcastle United target Ladislav Krejci wants a move to Tyneside – and Pavel Srnicek thinks he would be the perfect fit for the Magpies.
Kevin De Bruyne will hold showdown talks with Wolfsburg in the “next two weeks” to determine his future with Manchester City, Manchester United and PSG all interested in signing the Belgian.
Newcastle are ready to hijack Aston Villa’s bid to land Tottenham winger Andros Townsend.
Tony Pulis has urged West Brom chiefs to speed up talks over a new deal for star striker Saido Berahino as he is afraid the player may leave.
Edin Dzeko’s agent says there is “zero chance” of him leaving Manchester City this summer.
Tottenham are racing to do a £12million deal for Lyon’s speedy star Clinton N’Jie – the kid dubbed the next Samuel Eto’o.
Shaun Wright-Phillips is being eyed by New York Red Bulls and Houston Dynamo after being released by QPR.
Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic has arrived in Turin ahead of his move to Juventus.
AC Milan have formally withdrawn from their deal in place with Porto for Jackson Martinez, with the Colombia striker heading to Atletico Madrid.
Liverpool are keen on making Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi their fifth signing of the summer.
Germany defender Benedikt Howedes has rejected a move to Arsenal after committing his future to Bundesliga giants Schalke.
Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen predicts that his club will make things ‘really difficult’ for Manchester United if they firm up their interest in the Dutch international this summer.
Liverpool won’t splash the cash on Christian Benteke and have switched interest to Euro targets Fernando Llorente and Carlos Bacca.
Ashley Cole could be handed an escape route from his Roma hell with a shock switch to Newcastle.
Everton are trying to sign Crystal Palace centre-back Scott Dann and will offer £8m to get him.
Swansea boss Gary Monk is ready to beat off interest from Tottenham, Southampton, Norwich and Sunderland to sign Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk.
Monaco midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is set to undergo a medical at Inter Milan tomorrow ahead of his summer move after a £28.6m fee was agreed.
Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Porto striker Jackson Martinez as AC Milan set their sights elsewhere.
Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is in talks with Schalke over highly rated Cameroon international defender Joel Matip.
Manchester United winger Nani will announce his move to Fenerbahce soon and the Turkish side also want to sign Robin van Persie.
Aston Villa are interested in signing Leicester City’s Ghanaian international Jeffrey Schlupp.
West Ham United have bid £14 million for French international Dimitri Payet in a significant statement of intent from the club.
Tottenham are ready for a huge summer clear-out in the hope that up to 10 first-team players will leave with Aaron Lennon, Paulinho, Younes Kaboul, Etienne Capoue and Benjamin Stambouli all for sale.
Gerard Deulofeu has rejected the opportunity to remain at Barcelona and the offer of superior personal terms at rival clubs and is set to join Everton.
Celtic assistant manager John Collins insists Virgil van Dijk will not be sold until after the qualifying rounds of the Champions League.