Could De Gea and Benzema be involved in a transfer swap?
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De Gea's Real Madrid move depends on Benzema's switch to Man United
Manchester United have been at the beck and call of Real Madrid in transfer windows gone by, and it seems they are to be disappointed once again, with Gareth Bale determined to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Mail reported new Real coach Rafa Benitez wants to play Cristiano Ronaldo as a central striker, with Bale switching between flanks, which could see United instead making a £30 million move for Karim Benzema.
The France international would find it nearly impossible to displace a fit Ronaldo from Benitez's starting XI, while AS reported Real might be willing to cash in on the forward to appease United and fast-track a move for David De Gea. The rumours of Benzema's moving to Old Trafford are steadily gathering pace, while talkSPORT reported United have joined the race for Chelsea No.2 Petr Cech, as they are set to admit defeat in trying to convince De Gea of staying in Manchester.
Old Trafford looks a busy place to be this summer
City line up Pogba insurance policy?
Manuel Pellegrini's desire for James Milner to stay at Manchester City was made clear by declaring the midfielder had "big balls" in March, but that didn't stop the England international from agreeing to a summer switch to Liverpool.
In a bid to replace Milner's ... presence, the Mirror reported City will make a move for Bayer Leverkusen holding midfielder Lars Bender, should a bid for Juventus star Paul Pogba end in defeat.
The 26-year-old Germany international has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United in the past but would be a solid acquisition for City at the £25 million mark if the £70 million-rated Pogba is out of reach.
United to swap Van Persie for another Anderson?
Felipe Anderson will be hot property this summer, according to the Star. Chelsea have been heavily linked with the 22-year-old midfielder in recent months, but the paper reported Manchester United's scouts have been "hugely impressed" with his form at Lazio and could launch a £30 million bid to beat Jose Mourinho's side to the Brazilian's signature.
With the Rome club reportedly after Robin van Persie, a potential cash-plus-player deal is not out of the question.
Speaking of the flying Dutchman, the Mirror reported the striker is set for "crunch talks" with Louis van Gaal as an exit looms, while the Mail suggested Champions League finalists will deal with the pain of losing to Barcelona by stumping up £5million to take the Netherlands international to Turin.
No matter for United, though, as Goal reported Van Gaal is ready to test Tottenham's resolve with an official bid for Harry Kane -- the package is understood to be worth around £50 million, including Nani, Javier Hernandez and Adnan Januzaj for good measure. Yikes.
Magpies' revolution gathers pace
Although Steve McClaren has yet to be appointed the next Newcastle coach, the Star reported Micah Richards -- out of contract at Manchester City this summer -- will be his first signing at St James' Park.
The next move, according to the Newcastle Chronicle, will be for QPR's £10 million-rated star, Charlie Austin. With the West London club deservedly relegated this term, the forward will be desperate for top-flight football, having won his first call-up to the England squad.
Now it's just a new defence that the Magpies require, and they could be on course for a top-10 finish next term.
Pardew daring with Eagles additions
McClaren is not the only coach planning a revolution next season, with the Express reporting Alan Pardew is looking to overhaul his Crystal Palace squad with some expensive new additions.
The paper suggested the Eagles coach is keen on adding PSG's Yohan Cabaye and Chelsea's Loic Remy to his squad, and he is confident, given that both played for him previously at St James' Park. It might take some to convince the duo to make the move to Selhurst Park, but if there's one man who can do it, it's surely Alan.
Palace might need to watch themselves, though, according to the Star, as newly promoted Norwich City are determined to make their stay in the Premier League last beyond one season, with a £7million move for Eagles midfielder James McArthur.
The 27-year-old Scotland international proved himself time and again after joining the Eagles from Wigan for £7million the past summer, so the Canaries might well have to shell out more than the Star's reported fee to land their target.
Scott Dann, meanwhile, is increasingly keen on a move to Everton. The Mirror suggested Palace are losing the battle to keep the centre-back, with the Toffees ready to steal in and land the dependable defender.
- Another treat from the Star. This time, the paper reported Southampton are keen on Sampdoria striker Eder. Reportedly, the club is prepared to spend the best part of £5 million to bring the 28-year-old Italy international to St Mary's.
The Saints are also keen to offload Dani Osvaldo and Gaston Ramirez to make way for Europe League signings, according to the Express, with the paper describing Koeman as ready to offload his side's two "ugly sisters" in search of a European Cinderella. Odd, but they have a point.
The Saints might have to pay £8 million for Barcelona's Alex Song, though the Mirror reported the Saints will have to stump up the cash for the holding midfielder, should they lose Morgan Schneiderlin this summer.
- David Moyes is after Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, according to the Mail. The paper reported the ex-Manchester United boss is convinced of the 22-year-old's talents and will try to bring the Costa Rican to Real Sociedad this summer, having missed out on him in January.
- West Brom are after the "Peruvian Ronaldinho," according to the Mail. The Premier League club reportedly want to sign 21-year-old midfielder Cristian Benavente from none other than Real Madrid. From the Bernabeu to the Baggies.