Paper Talk: United eye £40m Kane bid.



Man Utd are pondering a £40m bid for Spurs striker Harry Kane and Liverpool have put plans in place to bring Steven Gerrard back to Anfield.


  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane is on Manchester United's list of targets this summer and the club are considering a £40million bid.

  • Radamel Falcao will return to Monaco after his season-long loan at Manchester United, while Robin van Persie faces an uncertain future.

  • United are also interested in the soon-to-be out-of-contract Burnley striker Danny Ings, who is also wanted by Liverpool.

  • Liverpool will prepare for Steven Gerrard to return as a coach once his career is over following further talks about his future at Anfield.

  • John Carver expects his future at Newcastle to be resolved within 48 hours of the final game of the season.


  • Tottenham's Harry Kane is top of Manchester United's list of targets and the club would expect to pay upwards of £45million for him.

  • Newcastle have been forced to scrap plans for their end-of-season awards do next Wednesday as they continue to fight relegation.

  • Jose Mourinho will miss the League Managers' Association awards dinner, where he could win the top award, because Chelsea's end-of-season do is on the same night.


  • Massimo Cellino, the Leeds United owner, will sack head coach Neil Redfearn soon.

  • Leicester are set to make an £8million bid for Mainz's Japanese attacker Shinji Okazaki.

  • Atletico Madrid will attempt to ward off interest from Chelsea in their players by offering new contracts to Antoine Griezmann and Koke.


  • Manchester United will fund an audacious bid for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale by selling Robin van Persie and Angel Di Maria - but Bale is keen to stay at the Bernabeu.

  • Gus Poyet is in the frame to succeed Neil Redfearn, once the latter is sacked as Leeds United boss.

  • West Ham have bid £6million for Sampdoria's Spanish holding midfielder Pedro Obiang.


  • Manchester City have joined the race to sign Monaco's Geoffrey Kondogbia for £25million. Real Madrid are also interested.

  • Aston Villa's Darren Bent is on the verge of completing a £4million permanent move to Derby County, where he has been on loan.

  • Arsenal attacker Tomas Rosicky wants to leave the club on a free transfer this summer, despite holding talks over a new 12-month contract.

  • Leicester will give a £300,000 bonus to each of their players if they stay up.

  • Swansea keeper Gerhard Tremmel will leave the club at the end of the season.

  • West Brom want France goalkeeper Steve Mandanda from Marseille.

  • Fulham are prepating a £5million bid for in-demand Birmingham winger Demarai Gray.


  • Atletico Madrid will put £100m release clauses in Antoine Griezmann's and Koke's new deals to deter Chelsea.

  • Sepp Blatter is one of four FIFA presidential candidates who have failed to answer questions on corruption and human rights.


  • Marseille are not plotting a return for QPR midfielder Joey Barton, with Rangers relegated.

  • Aston Villa are considering appealing their £200,000 fine for pitch invasions.


  • Manchester United will step up their pursuit of Gareth Bale after his nightmare night in the Champions League with Real Madrid.


  • Chelsea are refusing to go above a £50million transfer fee for widely-wanted Juventus star Paul Pogba.

  • Sunderland's John O'Shea could miss the rest of his side's relegation fight, with two games left, because of injury.


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