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Man United boss Van Gaal turns attention to Barca defender Alba

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has turned his attention to Barcelona defender Jordi Alba.

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba is reportedly on Manchester United's wanted list. 

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Southampton starlet Luke Shaw told his club on the final day of last season that he wanted to join Manchester United. 

Aurelio De Laurentiis has told Arsenal that they will have to pay Napoli a staggering £56m if they want to secure the services of Lorenzo Insigne.

Karim Benzema insists he does not fear the arrival of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez at Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho is not interested in selling midfielder Ramires and will reject the advances of Real Madrid to keep the Brazil star at Chelsea.

Manchester City will receive a £2.5million bonus if AC Milan sell Italy striker Mario Balotelli.



Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will reject any opening offer from Real Madrid for Ramires but the European champions are determined to sign the Brazilian.

Mario Mandzukic has said he will leave German champions Bayern Munich after the World Cup because coach Pep Guardiola's style of play does not work to his strengths - putting a host of Premier League clubs on red alert.

QPR have made a contract offer to free agent Rio Ferdinand who was released by Manchester United at the end of last season.

Real Sociedad want Arsenal to sell their £3.5million buy-back option on striker Carlos Vela.

Newcastle are hopeful of closing a deal for France international striker Bafetimbi Gomis.



Newcastle are ready to clinch the signing of French striker Bafetimbi Gomis with a £4million-a-year contract.

Jermaine Pennant could be set for a remarkable move to Napoli.



Manchester United's move for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw is in doubt. Louis van Gaal is looking at a move for Barcelona defender Jordi Alba

Luke Shaw told Southampton of his desire on the final day of the Premier League season to join Manchester United - not Chelsea. 

Arsenal have stepped up their interest in Southampton defender Calum Chambers as they look to replace Manchester City-bound Bacary Sagna.

Barcelona are close to signing Atletico Madrid winger Arda Turan which would deal a blow to Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool's transfer plans.



Juventus want to take Southampton flop Dani Osvaldo on loan for the whole of next season.



Queens Park Rangers are considering making Rio Ferdinand the highest paid player at the club with a salary of up to £80,000 a week.



Chelsea are trying to structure a deal to sign Cesc Fabregas that would lead to Arsenal missing out on any payment for their former midfielder.



Manchester United will listen to offers for Marouane Fellaini this summer, little more than nine months since the club made the Belgium midfielder the fourth most expensive signing in their history.