Tuesday’s Man United news and gossip.
Links between the two clubs have been consistent already this summer, but so far no concrete moves have been made either way.
News of Iker Casillas’s possible departure from Real Madrid has increased fears at Manchester United that the Spaniards will move to replace him with his 24-year-old compatriot David De Gea, The Sun reports.
Casillas is reported to have agreed a move to Portuguese giants Porto.
United are refusing to drop their asking price for De Gea and remain determined to sign Real’s Spain defender Sergio Ramos, the Manchester Evening News reports.
The chase for Ramos is still ongoing but the clubs are still at a stalemate over his future.
Manchester United are ready to listen to offers for Brazilian right-back Rafael da Silva, 24, who may move to a club in Italy, Sky Sports reports.
The former youth product made just a handful of appearances for the club last term.
Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has been handed the inauspicious No.26 shirt by manager Louis van Gaal.
Depay trained with his United teammates for the first time on Monday and pictures show the Dutchman’s shorts feature the number, reports the Manchester Evening News.