Gossip column: Di Maria, Bale, De Gea, Depay, De Bruyne, Miranda

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Paris St-Germain are preparing a bid for Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria that could see the Red Devils recoup the British-record £59.7m they paid for the 27-year-old Argentine last summer. (Daily Mirror)external-link

The Sun's backpage on Tuesday
The Sun's backpage on Tuesday

PSV Eindhoven and Netherlands winger Memphis Depay, 21, could arrive at Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal plans to sign four new players in the summer. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Atletico Madrid are ready to consider selling 30-year-old central defender Miranda for less than his £21.9m release clause if Manchester United renew their interest in the Brazil international. (AS)external-link

Real Madrid are exploring cheaper options than Manchester United's David De Gea, 24, as they hunt for a long-term successor to legendary goalkeeper Iker Casillas. Bayer Leverkusen's Bernd Leno, 23, is interesting the European champions. (Marca)external-link

West Ham are considering moving for 21-year-old Senegal striker Moussa Konate, who has scored 11 goals in 17 games for FC Sion this season. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester City are ready to challenge Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain for Wolfsburg's 23-year-old winger Kevin De Bruyne, with a bid of £40m possibly required to sign the former Chelsea player. (Daily Mail)external-link

But City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov, 29, could leave after the former Lazio player admitted he would be keen on a return to Italy's Serie A. (Daily Express)external-link

Aston Villa defender Jores Okore, 22, has been targeted by Italian side Inter Milan. (Sun)external-link

Sunderland are watching Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori, 22, as they prepare a summer move for the centre-half, who is currently on loan at French side Bordeaux. (Sunderland Echo)external-link


Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he will "never listen to any offers" for world-record signing Gareth Bale. The 25-year-old Welsh forward has been linked with a return to the Premier League. (Marca)external-link

Daily Express
The Daily Express back page on Tuesday

Liverpool will not sell England international Raheem Sterling this summer - even if the 20-year-old refuses to sign a new contract. (Daily Star)external-link

Brazil captain Neymar says he has no plans to leave Barcelona and play in the English Premier League. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Radamel Falcao has "faith" he will stay at Manchester United beyond his season-long loan from French Ligue 1 club Monaco. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Newcastle would have to pay £2m in compensation to Derby if they take boss Steve McClaren from the iPro Stadium this summer. (Daily Mail)external-link

Liverpool are pushing striker Daniel Sturridge, who pulled out of the England squad with a hip injury, to declare himself fit for Saturday's Premier League match at Arsenal. (Daily Express)external-link

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle says his fellow Italian players are "not brave enough" to make the move to the English Premier League. (Sun)external-link

Former England striker David Nugent, 29, says helping Leicester City stay in the Premier League would be the greatest achievement in his career. (Leicester Mercury)external-link


Frank Lampard has been taking in the sights on his trip to New York,external-link strolling by the Hudson River with fiancee Christine Bleakley.

After captaining a team in a charity match at Anfield at the weekend, Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard let his hair down with team-mates past and present, posting pictures with Pepe Reina, Dirk Kuyt and Philippe Coutinhoexternal-link from the night out that followed.


Real Madrid star Gareth Bale fulfilled a Twitter promise to take on the NBA's 'half-court challenge', attempting to sink a long-range basket in front of the league's cameras. A teaser trailer has been released showing the Welshman dressed in a Miami Heat vest, but keeping his success or failure a secret. (NBA Europe on YouTube)external-link

The referee in a testimonial match for former Brazil captain Alex got creative by spelling out the former Fenerbahce attacker's name on the pitch in vanishing spray. (ESPN FC)external-link

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