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Paper Chase: Real set to pay De Gea to see out United contract
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Paper Chase: Real set to pay De Gea to see out United contract

Published Aug. 17, 2015 5:09 a.m. ET

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining...

Keeper David de Gea will be offered a £12m signing fee by Real Madrid next summer if he sits out the final year of his Manchester United contract and joins them on a free.


Tottenham's Christian Eriksen is on Juventus' radar following Arturo Vidal's departure.

Manchester City are weighing up £25m move for Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi.

Everton are monitoring Alex Song, who will consider a move to Goodison Park if West Ham do not sign him.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis expects players to leave The Hawthorns before the end of the transfer window, opening the way for a £25m bid from Spurs for striker Saido Berahino.

Brendan Rodgers says there is no change in Mario Balotelli's squad status at Liverpool, and he will continue to train with their young players after being told to find a new club.

Roberto Martinez has urged Everton fans to get behind owner Bill Kenwright after protests during the clash with Southampton on Saturday.

Brentford will offer striker Andre Gray, 24, a new deal in a bid to fend off interest from Sky Bet Championship rivals Hull City.

Manchester City will up their bid for Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne to £50m.

Meanwhile, Spanish side Valencia are offering Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi as they have not paid for Alvaro Negredo.

Slaven Bilic will step up his bid to sign QPR keeper Robert Green with first choice Adrian to serve a three-match ban.

Chelsea have made their first major signing of the summer after splashing out £21.7million on Abdul Baba Rahman from Augsburg.

Nicolas Otamendi will become a Manchester City player on Monday with Eliaquim Mangala heading to Valencia on loan as part of the deal.

Liverpool are reportedly set to complete the £16m signing of Asier Illarramendi from Real Madrid, according to sources in Spain.

Everton will make a move for Swansea defender Ashley Williams should the Toffees lose John Stones to Chelsea or Manchester United.

Chelsea have had a £5m bid for Galatasaray defender Alex Telles rejected.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is plotting a move for QPR keeper Robert Green, who had six years at Upton Park earlier in his career.

Dick Advocaat admits he was frightened by the way Sunderland lost against Norwich on Saturday and has already held a crisis meeting with his players.

Manchester City are close to completing the £28.5m signing of Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi, with City defender Eliaquim Mangala, set to join the Spanish club on loan.

Chelsea have agreed a deal for 21-year old Augsburg left back Baba Rahman for an initial fee of £14m.

Real Madrid are set to sign Inter Milan's Mateo Kovacic, leading to question marks over the future of Isco and Arsenal target Karim Benzema.

Midfielder Mario Gotze is unhappy at Bayern Munich and could join Arsenal this summer.

Meanwhile, the Gunners are preparing a bid for Olympiakos goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez Gago.

Newcastle United and Everton are interested in 23-year-old Werder Bremen defender Jannik Vestergaard.

New Spurs striker Clinton N'Jie, 22, says he made the right decision to turn down a move to Arsenal.

Manchester City appear close to strengthening their defense with the £28m transfer of Nicolas Otamendi in a deal that is expected to result in Eliaquim Mangala moving in the opposite direction on loan to Valencia.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his side could have beaten Chelsea by more than 3-0 as he laughed off Blues boss Jose Mourinho's claims that the win was a 'fake' result.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will keep faith with Dejan Lovren as he challenges the defender to earn a regular starting spot.

Tottenham are ready to make a £15m bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, while Joleon Lescott, Stephane Sessegnon, Brown Ideye and Victor Anichebe will all be allowed to leave by the Baggies.

The future of Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat is uncertain unless the club strengthen their squad following heavy defeats in their two opening Premier League games of the season to Leicester and Norwich.


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