Manchester United transfer news including Memphis Depay and Radamel Falcao

by Phil Shearer

Here is the latest Manchester United transfer news and gossip.

Manchester United are stepping up their pursuit of PSV’s Memphis Depay (The Telegraph). Louis van Gaal is keen on bringing the impressive 21-year-old to Old Trafford and boost United’s attacking options. United will intensify their pursuit of Depay and send scouts to watch him as Holland face Spain on Tuesday night. It is reported that United will bring at least four new players to Old Trafford in this summer’s transfer window, with a number of departures also taking place. The departures will likely include Javier Hernandez who has been speaking of his struggles whilst on loan at Real Madrid.

Radamel Falcao ‘has faith’ that he can stay at United beyond the end of this season (Manchester Evening News). The Colombian hit-man was speaking after equaling the national side’s all-time goal scoring record with a penalty against Kuwait.

Mats Hummels has revealed his desire to play outside of the Bundesliga (Kicker). Speculation surrounding Hummels’ future has been rife over the past few months, fueled further by Dortmund’s likely absence from next season’s Champions League. The talented German stopper has now revealed he would relish the opportunity to play for a club outside the Bundesliga.

United could announce the signing of Dani Alves as soon as this week (The Mirror). The Brazilian right-back has been linked with a move away from Barcelona this summer as he continues to stall on a new contract at the club. It suggested United could announce a deal bringing Alves to Old Trafford as early as the end of this week. He has been linked with a move to a host of top European clubs including PSG.

Nathaniel Clyne has shelved contract talks with Southampton until the summer (ESPN). Clyne has told Southampton that he will not consider any new contract offers until the summer, following on from reports earlier in the month that the right-back had rejected a new deal at the club. United are thought to be in pole-position to sign Clyne and this latest development indicates he could be heading for the Southampton exit door.

Real Madrid are pursuing Bernd Leno as an alternative to David de Gea (Marca). De Gea’s future has been the subject of constant speculation this season and talk of a move to Real Madrid has refused to go away. However, it is now reported Madrid may be changing their attention to Bernd Leno who is seen as just as capable as De Gea whilst also being easier to sign.

Bolton Wanderers could look to sign Ben Amos on a permanent deal (Manchester Evening News). Amos has drawn praise from Bolton boss Neil Lennon, who has confessed that the club could be interested in signing the keeper on a permanent deal if the opportunity presented itself.

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