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Premier League trio prepare bidding war for Real Madrid's Di Maria

Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United look set to battle for the signature of Real Madrid ace Angel Di Maria.

Angel Di Maria could be on his way out of Real Madrid this summer.

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Angel Di Maria admits he could leave Real Madrid this summer with Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United ready to bid for him.

Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala will keep Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea waiting until after the World Cup before he decides on his future.

West Brom are eyeing a double deal for Ipswich left-back Aaron Cresswell and Leeds defender Sam Byram.

Atletico Madrid have rejected a £9million bid from Arsenal for right-back Juanfran, who the Gunners have been lining up as Bacary Sagna's replacement.

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo is a summer target for Atletico Madrid. They want him as a replacement for Diego Costa, who is expected to join Chelsea.

Liverpool have tabled a £16.2million offer for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno.

Liverpool are also looking to seal surprise signing of England striker Rickie Lambert for £7million.

Chelsea striker Demba Ba is in talks with Turkish side Besiktas over an £8million deal.


Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing a move for Southampton defender Dejan Lovren.

Chelsea's Frank Lampard has vowed to keep on playing - but admits he doesn't know if he will be playing for the Blues next season.

Hull City captain Curtis Davies could be offered a contract extension to stay at the KC Stadium until 2017.


West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame wants to move to a club in the Premier League's top six.

Liverpool are on the brink of signing Rickie Lambert after they launched a shock £4million bid for the England international.

Martin O'Neill says Roy Keane has had an informal chat with Celtic's majority shareholder Dermot Desmond about the vacant Parkhead job.

Fernando Torres has revealed the pain he caused Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard when he told him he was leaving Anfield for Stamford Bridge.

Bacary Sagna says it 'is now a certainty' that he will be leaving Arsenal. The full-back was offered terms of £80,000-a-week to remain at the Emirates.

Jordi Gomez is bound for the Stadium of Light after Sunderland confirmed a three-year deal has been inked for the Wigan midfielder.

Everton have rekindled interest in Atletico Madrid midfielder Josuha Guilavogui.

Crystal Palace and West Ham are interested in Rennes defender Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik, who is available for £1.8million.

Newcastle are keen on Swansea striker Wilfried Bony and are prepared to sell Sylvain Marveaux for £3million.

Tottenham have identified Celtic keeper Fraser Forster as a possible replacement for Hugo Lloris, and have also watched Tim Krul and David Marshall.

Chelsea are ready to offload defender Sam Hutchinson and midfielder George Saville.


Chelsea have hijacked Manchester City's move for Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia, after offering the Italian club £18m plus 21-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku.

Liverpool have launched a surprise bid to add Rickie Lambert to their growing contingent of England players.

Brendan Rodgers has explained how he will leave no stone unturned in the transfer window as he seeks to strengthen Liverpool in the summer.


Atletico Madrid want to sign striker Roberto Soldado from Tottenham to replace Chelsea target Diego Costa.


Erik Lamela is to train with River Plate before returning early for pre-season work at Tottenham Hotspur in a bid to start justifying his £30m price tag.

England manager Roy Hodgson says he would not be afraid to drop Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney if he fails to perform at the World Cup.


Yaya Toure has defended his stance regarding his Manchester City future, with the 31-year-old midfielder stating that his recent comments over a move to Paris Saint-Germain were taken "out of context" by the media.