Football gossip: De Gea, Pickford, Demirbay, Bailly, Ramsey, De Jong, De Ligt

Football gossip

Manchester United will bid £60m for Everton's 24-year-old England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford if Spain international David de Gea, 28, refuses to commit to a contract extension. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Manchester City have beaten Barcelona to the £61m signing of Ajax and 21-year-old Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Liverpool are set to sign Hoffenheim's Germany midfielder Kerem Demirbay, 25, in the January transfer window. (Sunday Express)external-link

But Liverpool's hopes of signing £60m-rated Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt look to be over, with the 19-year-old Netherlands international now bound for Barcelona. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Daniel Sturridge's cousin put a £10,000 bet on him quitting Liverpool in January, which now forms a key part in the FA's investigation into whether the 29-year-old England striker broke strict betting rules. (Sun on Sunday) external-link

Paris St-Germain have joined Arsenal and Tottenham in expressing an interest in Manchester United's 24-year-old Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 27, will earn £10.4m a year if he moves to Juventus. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City are tracking 18-year-old Brazilian attacking midfielder Bruno Roberto, who has just broken into the Atletico Mineiro first team. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United and England defender Ashley Young, 33, is prepared to take a pay cut to remain at Old Trafford. His current deal expires in the summer. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Defender Antonio Valencia is keen to join another Premier League club if he does not agree new terms with Manchester United. The 33-year-old Ecuador international is out of contract in the summer. (Metro)external-link

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to bring West Ham and Republic of Ireland centre-back Declan Rice, 19, to Old Trafford. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Mourinho is also keen on 27-year-old Brighton defender Lewis Dunk, who made his England debut against the United States on Thursday. (Sunday Express)external-link

Chelsea will not stand in Ruben Loftus-Cheek's way if the 22-year-old England midfielder wants to leave. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Liverpool are prepared to sell Brazil midfielder Fabinho, 25, to fund a £70m move for 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund and United States winger Christian Pulisic, who is also a target for Chelsea. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Venezuela forward Salomon Rondon, 29, aims to secure a permanent move from West Brom to loan club Newcastle by scoring regularly over the winter. (Chronicle)external-link

Former France left-back Patrice Evra is set to return to Manchester United in an ambassadorial role. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United are still suffering from legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, says Argentine former Red Devils midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron. (Marca)external-link

Manchester City are planning to increase the capacity of Etihad Stadium to 63,000 and have met fans to discuss the future development. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Reading defender Chris Gunter will ask to borrow team-mate Gareth Bale's private jet to fly his family to Albania to see him win a record 93rd Wales cap. (Telegraph)external-link

Leeds look set to face bitter rivals Manchester United for the first time in more than eight years during a pre-season tour of Australia next summer. (SBS)external-link

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