Gossip: De Gea, Sturridge, Depay, Cech, Koeman, Adebayor

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Manchester United have offered goalkeeper David De Gea a new contract worth £200,000 a week, to keep him from moving to Real Madrid. (Daily Star) 

United are close to securing a £20.5m deal to sign Borussia Dortmund's 24-year-old midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. (Daily Mail) 

A deal involving United has previously failed to materialise for Gundogan as he spent a year away from the pitch with a back injury. But Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is not concerned by his past fitness problems and will look to finalise the switch this summer. (Daily Mirror) 

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PSV Eindhoven striker Memphis Depay flew into Manchester Airport for secret talks with Liverpool on Thursday after the Reds were given permission to speak to the 21-year-old Netherlands international. Manchester United have also contacted PSV about Depay. (Daily Mirror) 

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has placed some doubt over 25-year-old Daniel Sturridge's status as Liverpool's first-choice striker by saying the club must sign a consistent goalscorer this summer who can perform "at a top level every week". (Guardian) 

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, 52, says not even Barcelona, the club he won four La Liga titles with as a player, could entice him away from St Mary's. (Daily Telegraph) 

Tottenham will have to pay at least £2.5m to get forward Emmanuel Adebayor off the payroll this summer. Adebayor, 31, is free to leave White Hart Lane this summer, but still has a year remaining on his £100,000-a-week contract. (Daily Telegraph) 

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is wanted by Paris St-Germain, with the defending French champions ready to make a move for the 32-year-old Czech Republic international this summer. (Daily Mirror) 


The Independent focuses on the Championship promotion race on its sports pages

Former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher, 37, says Arsenal must make some big additions this summer that will stop them being nearly-men. (Daily Mail) 

Brentford's 52-year-old manager Mark Warburton, who is leaving the club at the end of the season even if the Bees secure promotion to the Premier League, says he has yet to receive any job offers. (Talksport) 

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has advised 21-year-old team-mate Ross Barkley to resist any overtures from Manchester City this summer. (Guardian) 


Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker, 30, has sent a message of support to his Germany team-mate Holger Badstuber, who may miss the start of next season after suffering another thigh injury. "Get well soon Badstuber, you are strong!!!" wrote Mertesacker on Twitter. 

QPR forward Charlie Austin has tweeted  a good luck message to leaders Poole Town, one of his former clubs, who entertain second placed Corby Town in the Southern League Premier on Saturday. "Good luck Poole Town FC, tomorrow hope you can get the point you need to get promoted," wrote the 25-year-old.


Manchester United winger Ashley Young, 29, is known for being the resident DJ in the Red Devils' dressing room, but he says he has to adhere to strict orders from manager Louis van Gaal to play only house and funky house music. (Daily Mail) 

Chris Lynch, a player at non-League Salford City, has hit back at 11-time Manchester United Premier League title winner Paul Scholes on Twitter over claims he also works as a nurse. (Daily Mirror)