Saints return for Celtic stopper as Man United prepare to splash the cash

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NEW Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been told he can smash the British transfer record this summer.

Old Trafford chief executive Ed Woodward says the club can afford a £70m fee, reports The Guardian.

Man United have been made aware that Real Madrid’s 26-year-old midfielder Angel Di Maria is available for transfer after the Spanish club’s signing of 23-year-old attacking midfielder James Rodriguez from Monaco. (Independent)

Arsenal have agreed a £3m fee with Nice for 25-year-old Colombia international goalkeeper David Ospina. (Guardian)

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to sign Arsenal target, right-back Javier Manquillo, 20, on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid. (Sun)

Spanish club Atletico Madrid are targeting two Arsenal players in attacking midfielder Santi Cazorla and left-back Nacho Monreal, both 29. (Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal have rekindled their interest in Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, 22, after talks with Real Madrid’s 27-year-old midfielder Sami Khedira stalled. (Daily Star)

Tottenham and Arsenal are said to be showing interest in 23-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Douglas Costa.

The Brazilian has refused to travel back to Ukraine because of political unrest in the region. (Independent)

Striker Divock Origi, 19, is on his way to the United States to seal a £10m move to Liverpool – but will remain at Lille for another season. (Daily Express)

The potential return of Didier Drogba, 36, to Chelsea could lead to 21-year-old forward Romelu Lukaku leaving the club, with Everton his most likely destination. (Daily Telegraph)

Southampton are set to launch a second bid for former Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 26, after having an initial offer turned down by Celtic. (Daily Echo)

Everton are reported to be closing in on the signing of 18-year-old Belgian striker David Henen from Anderlecht. (Liverpool Echo)