You can have De Gea, but we want £35m! Man United play hardball with Real Madrid (to make him more expensive than Buffon)

Manchester United want world-record £35m for David de Gea from Real Madrid... and are

Manchester United will demand a world record fee for a goalkeeper from Real Madrid for David de Gea. Old Trafford officials are not concerned by the fact the Spaniard, 24, only has a year left on his contract and can leave for nothing next summer. They believe the value of keeping De Gea for another year far outweighs any bid below the £32.6m Juventus paid Parma for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001. 

Pogba is Premier League bound! Manchester City confident Juve ace will choose them over Barcelona

Manchester City confident Paul Pogba will sign... and are weighing up third Raheem

Manchester City are increasingly confident they will win the race to sign Paul Pogba. On Friday morning it was claimed City believed they had beaten Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid in the race to secure the services of the dynamic 22-year-old for a British-record fee.

LIVE: Transfer news... find out which moves are close to completion

Brendan Rodgers, football manager of Liverpool looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England.  

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With the domestic season having concluded, managers are now focusing on improving their squads for the forthcoming campaign in August.

Cech undergoes Arsenal medical to put finishing touches to £11m switch

MOCK UP: Petr Cech mocked up in Arsenal  shirt

Petr Cech will undergo his medical at Arsenal as the final touches to the £11million move across London from rivals Chelsea are completed. Sportsmail revealed the deal on Monday.

'Saturdays used to be our day off!' Keane takes swipe at United's rivals


Roy Keane has taken a swipe at Manchester United's Premier League rivals during the 1990s and early 2000s by saying training was more competitive than matches.

I've NOT resigned: Blatter claims U-turn over FIFA presidency

FIFA President Sepp Blatter (2R) poses with workers during an event for workers building the planned FIFA museum in Zurich June 25, 2015. Blatter has told a Swiss newspaper he has not quit as FIFA president, leaving the door open to stay on as head of world soccer's governing body that is gripped by a corruption scandal. Picture taken June 25, 2015. REUTERS/Kurt Schorrer

Sepp Blatter has fuelled speculation about his future by insisting he has not resigned as FIFA president but will lay down his mandate at a special congress.

Bacca has written a list of club he'd like to join and Liverpool are on it, claims Colombian striker's agent

WARSAW, POLAND - MAY 27:  Carlos Bacca of Sevilla celebrates victory after the UEFA Europa League Final match between FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and FC Sevilla on May 27, 2015 in Warsaw, Poland.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Before Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca joined up with Colombia, he wrote down a list of clubs he'd like to join.  According to his agent, one of the clubs on Bacca's list was Liverpool.

Clyne set for Liverpool move after Southampton accept £12.5m bid

FILE PHOTO: Liverpool will make an improved offer for Southampton's England right-back Nathaniel Clyne, according to reports.
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Liverpool have seen a £12.5million bid to sign England defender Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton accepted as their recruitment drive continues apace.

'The prod was bad, but the threatrics were worse' Mainz spitting feathers and ready to sell Jara after scandal

Mainz are so enraged with the behaviour of Gonzalo Jara this week that they are willing to cut their losses and get rid this summer. He poked Edinson Cavani in the bum on Wednesday.

REVEALED: The numbers to prove Johnson out, Clyne in is a Liverpool masterstroke

Nathaniel Clyne vs Glen Johnson: Can Liverpool fill the void with Southampton defender?

MIKE KEEGAN: Nathaniel Clyne is set to become the latest arrival at Anfield this summer as Brendan Rodgers continues to do more early business than a milkman with insomnia. Few on the Kop would tell you the Southampton full back is not an upgrade on Glen Johnson, still waiting out on the front step after being released on a free transfer. It is a tale of two trajectories.

Barca ready to challenge Chelsea for Atletico maestro Turan's signature

Barcelona join race for Chelsea target Arda Turan... and all the rest of transfer news

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: Barcelona have joined Premier League champions Chelsea in the race to sign Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan, according to reports in Spain.  Mundo Deportivo led with their exclusive story 'Arda the Bomb' which suggests the Catalan giants have lined up the Turkey captain as a summer arrival.  The 28-year-old has two years left on his contract with the Spanish outfit and has been strongly linked with a move away from the Vicente Calderon this summer.

Liverpool should retire No 8 in honour of Gerrard... you can see why Ings, Firmino and Co want other numbers

DOMINIC KING: Steven Gerrard striding authoritatively around Anfield provided a safety blanket and it is most unlikely that anyone will be asked to wear the No 8 in the new campaign.

Real Madrid REJECT Man United's £35m bid for Ramos

File photo dated 12-08-2014 of Sergio Ramos. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday June 25, 2015. Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos wants to leave and has asked his club to listen to offers for him, according to the Spanish media. See PA story SOCCER Ramos. Photo credit should read Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Real Madrid have rejected Manchester United's opening offer of £35million for Sergio Ramos. The centre back is upset at being undervalued and has indicated he is willing to leave for Old Trafford.

Aston Villa make ambitious £10m for Stoke keeper Begovic

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Asmir Begovic of Stoke City during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns on March 14, 2015 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Aston Villa have made an ambitious early play to sign Asmir Begovic before bigger clubs make a move by lodging an official bid with Stoke.

Payet scouting report: What is West Ham's £10.7m winger like?

West Ham are close to signing Dimitri Payet from Marseille after the player flew into London to undergo a medical.
So what kind of a player will the Hammers be getting?

Dempsey given TWO-YEAR cup ban after ripping up referee's notebook

In this photo taken Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Seattle Sounders FC's forward Clint Dempsey (2) appears to rip up referee Daniel Radford's notebook after Radford issued a red card to teammate Michael Ariza while playing the Portland Timbers in a U.S. Open Cup soccer match at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash. Dempsey was issued a red card his actions. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times via AP) SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey has been banned from the US Open Cup for at least two years after an incident in which he was sent off for ripping up a referee's notebook.

Inside De Gea's luxury house as it goes on sale for £2.75m with Real closing in on signing want-away Man United keeper

Manchester United ace David de Gea adds fuel to Real Madrid rumours as the £2.75m Cheshire

MIKE KEEGAN: The house rented by David de Gea has been put up for sale by its owner - ahead of the Manchester United goalkeeper's expected move to Real Madrid. Listed on Wednesday, the six-bedroom pad in leafy Bowdon is up for grabs at a mere £2.75m. De Gea has lived at the stunning 'arts and crafts style' property for a number of years.

Van Persie mulling over United future as he admits 'I want regular football' while sunning himself in Miami

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie reiterates desire for regular football as he

Robin van Persie has reiterated his desire for regular first-team football as he considers his Manchester United future. The 31-year-old, who is on holiday, has one year left on contract and needs to play to be in contention for the Dutch national side at next year's European Championships. Talking to ELF Voetbal, he said: 'When I signed for United, I knew these kind of (reports) would appear. Next year is the European Championship. That tournament is going to play a big role in the choice I will make.

Ghana 'ball boy' earned $100,000 per game at the World Cup... the same as the players who almost went on strike

Asamoah Gyan of Ghana celebrates scoring his team's second goal with teammates during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana (2-2) at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Ghana players almost boycotted their final group game of the 2014 World Cup over appearance fees, and it has now emerged that even the 'ball boy' was earning the same per game.

Bayern appoint Dortmund doctor to replace man who quit in April

DORTMUND, GERMANY - JANUARY 6:  Athletic coach Dr. Andreas Schlumberger of Borussia Dortmund during the club's lactate testing at Helmut-Koernig-Halle on JANUARY 6, 2015 in Dortmund, Germany.  (Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty Images)

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have swooped to hire rivals Borussia Dortmund's club doctor Andreas Schlumberger to replace Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt who quit in April.

REVEALED: Ramos and Casillas are paying the price for taking on Perez

If Sergio Ramos does join Manchester United's battle to win the Premier League title back from Chelsea it will not be the first time he has taken on Jose Mourinho.

This time it can be us! Welbeck certain Arsenal will challenge for title

Arsenal star Danny Welbeck is confident the club can challenge for the Premier League trophy next season as long as they begin the campaign the same way they ended the previous one.

TRANSFER COLUMN: Barcelona must stump up over £85m for Di Maria

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford in Manchester, Britain, 14 September 2014.  
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SIMON JONES: Barcelona's hopes of signing Angel di Maria will be hindered by a clause placed in his deal that means he can't return to Spain for less than £85.5million.

It's time English football woke up... but mass changes aren't the answer

Football - England Under 21 squad leave their hotel following their exit from the tournament - Olomouc, Czech Republic - 25/6/15
 England's Harry Kane leaves the team hotel
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MARTIN KEOWN: That's two tournaments in a row where England have been dumped out at the group stage. Gareth Southgate's Under 21s followed the seniors. It's time English football woke up.

Hat-trick hero Guerrero shows why he is called the Predator as Peru ease past Bolivia to reach Copa America semi finals

Bolivia 1-3 Peru: Paolo Guerrero scores hat-trick to secure spot in Copa America last four

BOLIVIA 1-3 PERU - RIK SHARMA: Paolo Guerrero scored a brilliant hat-trick to guide Peru into the Copa America semi-finals, setting a date with hosts Chile in Santiago on Monday night. The former Bayern Munich forward scored twice in three first-half minutes to put the Peruvians in control of a hard-fought clash in Temuco before netting a third with 16 minutes left to seal the victory. Marcelo Moreno pulled back a consolation goal from the penalty spot for Bolivia but it was not enough as they were eliminated.

Messi and Co have eyes on the prize as Argentina stars get ready for last eight clash with Colombia

Argentina stars Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and co train ahead of Copa America

Argentina players were put through their paces in training as they put the finishing touches to their preparations for the Copa America quarter-final against Colombia on Friday. Gerardo Martino's side progressed to the knockout stages as winners of Group B.

Bayern Munich agree £25m fee for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Costa

Bayern Munich are closing in on a £25million deal to bring Skakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Douglas Costa to the Allianz Arena. The Brazilian is currently at the Copa America.

Tottenham flop Paulinho on verge of shock £15m move to China

Tottenham midfielder Paulinho is close to joining Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande for a £15million fee. He failed to make an impact in the Spurs first-team and will be offloaded this summer.  

Deulofeu can be our talisman, says Jagielka after £4m Barca swoop

File Photo: Gerard Deulofeu set to join Everton
Everton's Gerard Deulofeu (left) and Hull City's Maynor Figueroa battle for the ball ... Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Hull City v Everton - KC Stadium ... 11-05-2014 ... Hull ... United Kingdom ... Photo credit should read: David Howarth/EMPICS Sport. Unique Reference No. 19792032 ...

Everton's capture of Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu provides the side with a genuine match-winner, according to captain Phil Jagielka.

Firmino picks Liverpool No 11 shirt as Milner opts for iconic No 7 at Anfield

SANTIAGO, CHILE - JUNE 21: Roberto Firmino of Brazil celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during the 2015 Copa America Chile Group C match between Brazil and Venezuela at Monumental David Arellano Stadium on June 21, 2015 in Santiago, Chile. (Photo by Claudio Santana/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Roberto Firmino has become the second biggest signing in Liverpool's history - but James Milner will wear the club's most iconic shirt next season.

Kompany continues to push himself to limit ahead of pre-season... but City captain still has some way to go on his bicycle kicks

Vincent Kompany begins training THREE WEEKS before Manchester City team return for

Vincent Kompany is in training three weeks before his team mates are due back from their summer holidays. The Manchester City captain did not start their last six matches of last season through injury and is determined to be in peak shape ahead of the coming campaign. In an often-deserted gym Kompany has putting in the hard yards under the guidance of the club's head physio Lee Nobes while others lap up the sunshine abroad.

Firmino vs Sterling: How does the £29m new boy's stats stack up against the wantaway winger in past three years?

Roberto Firmino vs Raheem Sterling: How does Liverpool's £29m new boy fare against

Liverpool fans will be hoping Roberto Firmino has been signed to play alongside Raheem Sterling rather than to replace him. However it seems more likely that the Brazil international's £29million move to Anfield will hasten the departure of the club's wantaway winger. Sterling, Firmino and Philippe Coutinho would form a formidable trio behind a main striker such as a fully fit Daniel Sturridge or Liverpool target Carlos Bacca, however Manchester City want to dash Brendan Rodgers' plans.

Southgate admits: 'I should have picked Barkley' after U21 shambles

DUBLIN, IRELAND - JUNE 07: Ross Barkley of England shoots under pressure from Paul McShane and Seamus Coleman during the international friendly match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium on June 7, 2015 in Dublin, .  (Photo by Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

DOMINIC KING: Gareth Southgate has expressed regret at not selecting Ross Barkley for Euro 2015 as he recognised England may be promoting young players too quickly.

We are destined to fail because culture is 'rotten from top to bottom' - Barton

Joey Barton has branded the culture within English football 'rotten from top to bottom'. The former QPR midfielder said the national team was destined to fail at major championships.

Firmino escapes FA's new work-permit crackdown on players from outside EU

Liverpool´s new £29million signing Roberto Firmino need have no fear of the FA's new work-permit crackdown on foreign players from outside the European Union.

Man United will challenge for Premier League title next season, roars Rooney

Man Utd's Wayne Rooney scores 3-0
PIcture by Ian Hodgson/Daily Mail

Wayne Rooney is confident Manchester United will challenge for the Premier League title next season, particularly with a couple of new signings.

Southgate got tactics wrong... but he can't rely on fringe players any more

Ben Gibson of England ,John Stones of England ,Danny Ings of England and Nathaniel Chalobah of England wait for the corner kick

DOMINIC KING: England's Under 21s were bounced out in the first round of a competition they had grand designs on winning. The dream of conquering Europe remains as far away as ever.

Loaned out to Real Madrid last season, now Varela is ready to break through at United

Guillermo Varela ready to make Manchester United breakthrough after season on loan at Real

He was the first signing of the David Moyes era and - like the Scot - many Manchester United fans may have forgotten about him after he left for Spain. But Guillermo Varela could be about to make the breakthrough at Old Trafford following a stint honing his skills abroad at none other than Real Madrid.

Fran Escriba named new Getafe head coach as Spaniard agrees three-year deal 

Louis van Gaal and Ronald Koeman's feud still very much alive after BOTH managers snubbed a glass of wine last season

'England are not going to change for anybody and Aidy Boothroyd manages U20 side because his best mate is heading up everything,'...

Geoffrey Kondogbia tipped to reach similar heights to Paul Pogba by former France manager Raymond Domenech    

Premier League to blame for England U21s failure... money makes young players less hungry, says former striker Alan Shearer

Manchester City confident Paul Pogba will opt for Etihad Stadium ahead of rivals... and are weighing up third Raheem Sterling bid

Samir Nasri shows off his skydiving prowess in Dubai ahead of pre-season

Nathaniel Clyne's Liverpool arrival takes spending on Southampton stars to £61.5m in a year... but will they be remembered as yet...

Vincent Kompany begins training THREE WEEKS before his Manchester City team-mates are due to return for pre-season

Barcelona star Jordi Alba reveals desire to retire at the Champions League winners

Liverpool should retire No 8 shirt in honour of Steven Gerrard... you can see why Danny Ings, Roberto Firmino and Co have decided...

Hulk sends goalkeeper 'flying through the net' as Zenit Petersburg striker shows off rocket shot 

Dimitri Payet scouting report: All you need to know about the talented £10.7million winger set for West Ham United

Bayern Munich appoint Borussia Dortmund doctor to replace Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt who quit in April

Petr Cech set for Arsenal medical as £11m move from Chelsea nears completion

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo and Real Madrid defender Marcelo chill out in Miami as stars enjoy summer break   

Lionel Messi is 'quite simply the best player in the world' according to Colombia's Argentine manager Jose Pekerman

Arsenal star Danny Welbeck admits club must start season strongly but is confident they can challenge for Premier League title

Gerard Deulofeu is a fantastic player and a real menace, says captain Phil Jagielka

Former Liverpool defender Glen Johnson steps up efforts to find new club by showing off his fitness in series of videos......



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