All of Tuesday’s biggest Man United news and transfer rumour gossip.
The outcast midfielder spent last season on loan with Sporting Lisbon, and reports in Portugal had claimed that he was keen on a switch to their cross city rivals.
Manchester United have told Real Madrid they will not consider offers under £25m for 24-year-old Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, The Sun reports.
The deal for the Spanish international is threatening to verge into the realm of being a saga.
Striker Harry Kane, 21, has been advised by former Bolton and England Under-21 midfielder Fabrice Muamba in the Daily Express to ignore interest from Manchester United and stay at Tottenham.
United have been linked with making a £40m bid for the England international following his brilliant breakthrough campaign in the capital.
The agent of Roberto Firmino, the Hoffenheim and Brazil forward who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, has confirmed the 23-year-old is “moving to England”, but any deal will only be completed after the Copa America, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Roger Wittmann, who represents the 23-year-old, would not confirm where the striker’s exact destination was – although he has recently been linked with a move to Manchester United.
United must meet a £35m release clause if they want to sign Valencia’s 27-year-old Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi. The Old Trafford club had valued the player at closer to £25m, the Daily Mirror reports.
The news could now prompt Louis van Gaal to find a more cost effective alternative.