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Manchester United will not compromise over their £35m valuation of goalkeeper David De Gea, despite reports in Spain saying the Old Trafford club had lowered their asking price for the 24-year-old to £25m. (Daily Mirror)external-link

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Spain international De Gea said a move to Real was no closer as he arrived in Madrid on Thursday, saying he was in the city to "relax". (AS - in Spanish)external-link

Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger, 22, is set to join Wolfsburg as the Stuttgart defender would prefer to stay in Germany, according to his agent. (Kicker via London Evening Standard)external-link

Stoke want winger Victor Moses, 24, forward Patrick Bamford, 21, or 19-year-old midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan from Chelsea in addition to the £8m the Blues have bid for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 28. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United will try to tempt Everton to sell them right-back Seamus Coleman, 26, by offering 27-year-old centre-back Jonny Evans as part of any deal. (Daily Star)external-link

Tottenham want Everton midfielder James McCarthy, 24, and could offer the Toffees 28-year-old winger Aaron Lennon or centre-back Younes Kaboul, 29. (Daily Mail)external-link

Atletico Madrid's 28-year-old midfielder Arda Turan, who has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, denied on Twitterexternal-link he is close to joining Barcelona.

Manchester United have made a bid of about £20m for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has played down reports linking Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, 24, with a move to the Tyneside club. (Daily Star) external-link

Monaco and Sevilla, who are both in the Champions League, want 26-year-old Stoke midfielder Steven Nzonzi, who has a year left on his contract with the Potters. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Leicester City are believed to have made a move for Guus Hiddink, who recently resigned as Netherlands coach, to become their new manager. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Celtic's 23-year-old defender Adam Matthews is set for a £1.5m move to Sunderland. (Daily Record)external-link

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Daily Star reports on Manchester United wanting to sign Seamus Coleman from Everton

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola says the club are not interested in signing Argentina winger Angel Di Maria, 27, from Manchester United. (Talksport)external-link

Aston Villa have joined Everton and Southampton in considering a move for highly rated Belgium midfielder Dennis Praet from Anderlecht, with the 21-year-old set to cost in the region of £10m. (Guardian)external-link

Crystal Palace are set to collect £2.5m after former Eagles full-back Nathaniel Clyne, 24, sealed his move from Southampton to Liverpool. (Daily Express)external-link

Former England right-back Glen Johnson, 30, who is available on a free transfer after he was let go by Liverpool, has turned down a move to Turkish outfit Besiktas. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Former Real Madrid assistant coach Paul Clement says 29-year-old defender Sergio Ramos - subject of a £28.6m bid by Manchester United - is one of the best players he has ever worked with. (Sky Sports)external-link

Ex-Cardiff City striker Michael Chopra, 31, admits he had a "big ego" when he played for the Bluebirds and says some team-mates failed to perform in the 2010 Championship play-off final. (Wales Online)external-link

Real Sociedad are preparing an offer for 23-year-old Arsenal forward Joel Campbell. (Times - subscription)external-link

Newcastle are one of three Premier League clubs yet to make a summer signing - and manager Steve McClaren has emailed the club's fans asking for patience.(Daily Mail)external-link

Best of social media

Footballers are among those enjoying Wimbledon - and Southampton's French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlinexternal-link was at SW19 to cheer on compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Leicester defender Robert Huth,external-link American forward Jozy Altidoreexternal-link and free agent Joey Bartonexternal-link tweeted their thoughts as Dustin Brown beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon. QPR striker Charlie Austinexternal-link and Stoke forward Peter Crouch,external-link meanwhile, praised Roger Federer's performance.

Robert Huth on Twitter

Tottenham team-mates Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen have proved their relationship is just as strong off the pitch as on it. Kane tweetedexternal-link a picture of himself and Eriksen with their partners in New York.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema posted a picture on Instagramexternal-link of him with American reality star Kris Jenner at a fashion show.

Karim Benzema

West Ham goalkeeper Adrianexternal-link praised his side's Europa League win over Lusitanos. "Well done boys! Good result. Great atmosphere with 35,000 Hammers on 2 July in Upton Park!"

And finally

Martunis - a survivor of the Indonesian tsunami in 2004 who was found in a Portugal shirt - has signed for Sporting Lisbon, with the 17-year-old joining the club's under-19 team. (Daily Telegraph)external-link