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All the news, views and transfer talk from the morning newspapers.
SUNDAY TIMES
Louis van Gaal has revealed that he is prepared to let Angel Di Maria leave Old Trafford if the player is unhappy in his personal life after an attempted burglary on his home.
In his first interview since the infamous challenge from Burnley’s Ashley Barnes last month, Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic has said that he is ‘a happy man because he can walk’
Graeme Souness has continued his war of words with Jose Mourinho claiming in his column that when Mourinho analyses what went wrong against PSG ‘I hope – yet doubt – that that will include the obsession with gamesmanship.
THE SUN ON SUNDAY
Alex Ferguson is trying to convince Cristiano Ronaldo to come back to Manchester United; the pair had dinner in Madrid last Tuesday.
Wayne Rooney was knocked unconscious in his own home by ‘pal Phil Bardsley as friends filmed the wild lads’ night in’.
Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is ready to leave QPR as he looks to secure first-team action.
Thierry Henry does not believe that Manchester United have got what it takes to make it in to the top four this season. He said: ‘People keep telling me that this Manchester United team is about to click. After 28 Premier League games, I’m still waiting. And time is now running out for everything to fall into place for Louis van Gaal.’
Douglas Costa is set to start Chelsea’s rebuilding spree following their Champions League flop. The Brazilian midfielder has agreed in principle to sign for the Premier League leaders at the end of the season in an £18m deal.
Chelsea are also plotting a shock summer swoop for Swiss international left-back Ricardo Rodriguez who is starring for high-flying German club Wolfsburg.
Tottenham are lining up a swoop for Argentine hitman Ezequiel Lavezzi. But Mauricio Pochettino faces strong competition from Atletico Madrid for the £15m-rated Paris St Germain star.
Louis van Gaal says he cannot explain why Radamel Falcao has flopped in the Premier League.
SUNDAY MIRROR
Cristian Gamboa is set to quit West Bromwich Albion – because he’s sure at 5′ 9″ he doesn’t measure up to Tony Pulis’ ideas about football.
Robert Huth is set to become a summer transfer target for Fulham.
SUNDAY PEOPLE
Celtic are preparing to make LA Galaxy-bound Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard an offer to join them on loan in early 2016 during Major League Soccer’s off-season.

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