Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United:
The Red Devils are hoping that they will be able to convince Everton to let John Stones move to Old Trafford by offering a swap deal, according to the Metro.
Louis van Gaal is willing to let Phil Jones head to Goodison Park in exchange for the 21-year-old.
Van Gaal’s hopes of landing a new striker have received a major boost, after the Metro reported that the United hierarchy are willing to provide £73.4m to get a new goalscorer before Tuesday’s deadline.
Currently, the Dutchman has just Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez to choose from.
One of the forwards that van Gaal has reportedly been keeping an eye on is West Brom’s Saido Berahino, according to the Daily Express.
Tottenham are also pursuing the striker, but are prepared to back out of the race, potentially leaving the path clear for United.
Real Madrid are set to make one final attempt to bring an end to the David de Gea saga, according to the Daily Mail.
Los Blancos are to make a bid for the goalkeeper, but the Mail suggest that they believe that United’s £33m valuation is way off the mark given his contract situation.
Finally, reported Man United target Kevin De Bruyne is set to complete a Premier League return, after the Daily Express reported that Man City had agreed a £58m deal with Wolfsburg.
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