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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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) external-link

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

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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)external-link

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

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome has tweetedexternal-link 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)external-link

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)external-link

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