Man United line up £55m swoop for Southampton duo as Barca target Arsenal’s Ozil

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MANCHESTER United may be managerless at the minute, but that hasn’t stopped them from stepping up their transfer activity.

The Red Devils are without a permanent boss since sacking David Moyes, but have been linked with a massive double swoop today.

The Daily Mail reports that United are going ahead with plans to make a £55m bid for Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana, 25, and defender Luke Shaw, 18.

Other transfer stories today:

Barcelona are set to make a £30m bid for Mesut Ozil, 25, this summer, a year after Arsenal paid Real Madrid £42m for the German midfielder. Full story: Talksport

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is looking to bring in Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley, 24, as an eventual replacement for 32-year-old Leon Osman. Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna, 31, will leave the Gunners when his contract expires this summer and is seeking a move to either Manchester United or Manchester City. Full story: Daily Star

Midfielder Frank Lampard, 35, is set to sign a new one-year deal with Chelsea in the next 10 days. Full story: Daily Express

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 21, has been told to return to Chelsea this summer from his loan spell at Atletico Madrid — and could begin next season as their number one. Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24, says he would never force a transfer away from the club following rumoured interest from Manchester United and Arsenal. Full story: Daily Mirror

Napoli defender Pablo Armero, 27, is hoping that his performances on loan at West Ham since January will have persuaded manager Sam Allardyce to sign him on a permanent basis this summer. Full story: Talksport

Forward Gerard Deulofeu, 20, could be set to extend his loan stay at Everton from Barcelona for another season following an impressive spell at Goodison Park. Full story: Metro

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is weighing up a £5m bid for 24-year-old Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere. Full story: Daily Express

Chelsea are set to reward Cesar Azpilicueta, 24, for a good season with a new £70,000-a-week contract, despite the club’s interest in signing fellow left-back Shaw, 18, from Southampton as a possible replacement for Ashley Cole. Full story: Daily Mail

However, the Blues are also said to be looking at Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno, 21, as a successor to Cole. Full story: Daily Express