Gossip column: De Gea, Cillessen, De Bruyne, Berbatov

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has told Real Madrid to match his £35m valuation of goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, as the Spanish giants prepare to make a £25m bid this week. (Mail on Sunday)

With De Gea's future uncertain, Van Gaal has lined up a bid for 26-year-old Ajax and Netherlands keeper Jasper Cillessen. (Sun on Sunday - subscription required)

But Ajax have warned United that Cillessen's price tag will go up this week, with the Old Trafford club prepared to offer £25m for the keeper. (Sunday Mirror)

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United will sign Barcelona forward Pedro, 28, after meeting the European champions' £21.2m release clause. (Marca)

Manchester City expect former Chelsea attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 24, to complete his £45m move from Wolfsburg this week and have already booked his medical. (Star)

QPR are willing to drop their asking price for Newcastle and Tottenham target Charlie Austin, 26, from £15m to £13m - but only if the fee is paid up front. (Sunday Mirror)

Augsburg have rejected Chelsea's £17.6m bid for left-back Baba Rahman, 21, with the German side wanting £21.2m for the Ghana international. (Observer)

Tottenham are considering a move for Real Betis winger Alvaro Vadillo, after the 20-year-old's contract talks with the La Liga club broke down. (Sun on Sunday - subscription required)

Southampton have bid £8m for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk, 24, but Everton will make a rival offer if their centre-back John Stones, 21, leaves Goodison Park this summer. (People)

Newcastle United have had an £11m bid for Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan turned down, but manager Steve McClaren is considering increasing his offer for the 22-year-old Uruguay international. (Sunday Express)

And Magpies boss McClaren says he still needs three more players before the transfer window closes to fill gaps at centre-back and up front. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 24, has turned down interest from Arsenal and Liverpool and signed a new contract with his French club. (Sunday Mirror)

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Barcelona winger Adama Traore, 19, is on the verge of a move to Liverpool despite rival interest from Everton and Aston Villa in the Spain Under-19 international. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Former Tottenham and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 34, has been offered to West Ham after being released by French league side Monaco. (People)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says they do not need a new striker and is urging his current squad to chip in with more goals. (Observer)

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman will miss the trip to Newcastle on Sunday with a hamstring injury, but will be replaced in the dugout by his brother and assistant Erwin. (Sunday Express)

Bournemouth have had a £1m bid for Barnsley right-back Mason Holgate accepted and the Cherries now have permission to speak to the 18-year-old. (Mail on Sunday)

West Ham have opened talks with Sporting Lisbon over the transfer of Algeria centre-forward Islam Slimani, 27, who is valued at £10.5m. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

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Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome has tweeted that referees should be more accountable after his acrobatic volley in the 3-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace was ruled out for a high boot. The 28-year-old wrote: "I still think refs should be able to come out and explain decisions after the game! Take nothing away from #CPFC - great counter-attack team."

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Bastian Schweinsteiger was happy to make his Manchester United debut in the 1-0 win over Tottenham

And finally...

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal celebrated his 64th birthday on Saturday by threatening to burst into a chorus of Beatles hit 'When I'm 64' at his post-match news conference. (Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he is not a fan of selfies, saying before his side's opening game against West Ham: "I'm a victim more than a fan." However, Wenger said he does not mind his players taking pictures of themselves. (Sunday Telegraph)

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