Gossip column: Ramos, De Gea, Llorente, Di Maria, Stones

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The "mystery" signing Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he will be making this summer looks to be Juventus's 30-year-old Spanish striker Fernando Llorente. (Daily Mirror)external-link

The Red Devils want Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, 29, and goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 28 - or £28m in cash - in exchange for goalkeeper David De Gea, 24. (Marca)external-link

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will have talks with Ramos, who has verbally agreed on a salary with United were he to move to Old Trafford. (AS.com)external-link

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has conceded that his club may have to pay extraordinary money for Everton's 21-year-old centre-back John Stones.(Daily Mail)external-link

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm admits striker Thomas Muller, 25, could follow Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United after the Old Trafford club were linked with a move for the Germany international. (Evening Standard)external-link

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The Sun back page leads on Samir Nasri's pledge to support new signing Raheem Sterling

Paris St-Germain have stepped up efforts to sign winger Angel Di Maria, 27, before the Argentine flies to the United States to begin his pre-season preparations. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, 28, has condemned the "stupid" fans who booed new signing Raheem Sterling, 20, on his City debut in a friendly against Roma. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure, 34, believes the £32.5m signing of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 24, will transform the Reds into serious contenders in the Premier League this season. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Meanwhile, Liverpool are waiting for offers for strikers Rickie Lambert, 33, and Fabio Borini, 24, as Benteke prepares to complete his move to Anfield.(Independent)external-link

Manchester United's Danish goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard, 31, will see out the remaining year of his contract, despite the imminent arrival of Argentina international Sergio Romero. (Daily Star)external-link

Chelsea defender Filipe Luis, 29, is ready to take a pay cut to ease his planned move to Atletico Madrid. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Newcastle United have not written off their hopes of signing Marseille winger Florian Thauvin, 22, this summer. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

West Ham are close to signing midfielder Manuel Lanzini, 22, on a season-long loan deal from Argentine side River Plate. (Evening Standard)external-link

The Hammers could also move for veteran midfielder Esteban Cambiasso, 35, who has announced he will not be accepting Leicester City's offer of a new contract. (Mirror)external-link

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The Daily Star back page says Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria is set to sign for Paris St-Germain

Leeds United's pre-season friendly against Eintracht Frankfurt in Austria was marred by crowd trouble. (The Sun - subscription required)external-link

Former Hearts midfielder Jason Holt, 22, is set to complete a move to Rangers. (Daily Record)external-link

Roma are in talks with Arsenal's Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 25, over a one-year loan move, with a view to a permanent deal. (Talksport)external-link

The Gunners look like missing out on forward Julian Draxler, 21, after Juventus made a bid of around £17.5m to Schalke for the German. (Goal.com)external-link

Tottenham have made a bid of £7m for Lyon's 21-year-old forward Clinton N'Jie who scored eight goals for the French side last season. (Daily Star)external-link

Middle East side Al Ahli have offered £6m to Swansea for 29-year-old striker Bafetimbi Gomis and could offer the Frenchman a hefty contract. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Liverpool Ladies midfielder Fara Williams, 31, is determined to help England win the Women's European Championship in 2017. (Express)external-link

Sunderland's recruitment of defender Younes Kaboul, 29, and 27-year-old midfielder Jeremain Lens has given the Black Cats' dressing room a lift, according to midfielder Seb Larsson.(Sunderland Echo)external-link

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini apologised to manager Louis van Gaal for his sending off on the final day of last season which will see the midfielder, 27, miss the first three Premier League games of next season. (Express)external-link

Manager Eddie Howe says he is in the market for further additions to his Bournemouth squad - on top of the seven new faces brought into the club so far this summer. (Bournemouth Echo)external-link

Watford are set to announce the signing of Napoli defender Miguel Britos, 30. (Watford Observer)external-link

Norwich boss Alex Neil says attracting players to his newly promoted side has proved "difficult" this summer. (Norwich Evening News)external-link

Record Newcastle goalscorer Alan Shearer has told new signing Aleksandar Mitrovic, 20, he will become a Tyneside hero if he scores goals. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, 25, is thought to be on the brink of a move to Crystal Palace after being pictured in London with the Eagles' head of sports medicine, Zafar Iqbal.(Croydon Advertiser)external-link

Best of social media

Mario Balotelli

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli felt the wrath of his own fans after supporting former team-mate Raheem Sterling, who scored on his debut for Manchester City. The Italian tweeted:external-link "Liverpool fans are amazing but I hope @sterling31 will play at his best because he deserves it. He is a good guy young and talented. Support him like you always did. He gave everything to this club and respect it so I am sad to see this. YNWA, Liverpool is a family ALWAYS."

Argentine midfielder Esteban Cambiasso posted a thank you message on his official Facebook pageexternal-link after he decided not to stay at Leicester City. He said: "I would like to thank all the fans who last season made me feel proud to be part of a club with an unforgettable spirit and energy.

"And a very special thanks to all my team mates, staff and every people of the club, with whom I have lived one of the most important years of my career, crowned with the remaining Premier League status."

And finally

Lionel Messi

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi received at least £2.4m in cash to lay a stone at a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations stadium in Gabon. (France Football - in French)external-link

Young striker Julio Rey, 20, saw a dream transfer to Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna fall through after the club discovered he abused them on Twitter three years ago. (Metro)external-link

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