Big Man United target scared off move while Liverpool fail with transfer bid and Newcastle target deals

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Speculation about the future of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has intensified in recent days since Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton in the Premier League.

And the uncertainty at Old Trafford may cost the Red Devils in the transfer market, according to a report in one of today’s newspapers.

That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, with Liverpool, Newcastle United and West Ham United among the other clubs to feature.

Gareth Bale has been scared off a possible £100million move to Man United from Real Madrid by the uncertainty surrounding van Gaal. (The Independent)

Newcastle are set to complete a deal for Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend. (The Guardian)

The Magpies will also renew their efforts to sign Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette after he became more open to the idea of joining the club. (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool have failed with a £28million bid to sign Shakhtar Donetsk forward Alex Teixeira. (Daily Mail)

West Ham have agreed terms with striker Emmanuel Emenike, but have yet to agree a deal with his parent club Fenerbahce or loan side Al Ain. (London Evening Standard)

West Bromwich Albion are not interested in a deal to sign Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, who AC Milan are keen to release from a loan spell. (Express and Star)

Watford are closing in on the signing of Fiorentina midfielder Mario Suarez. (Watford Observer)

Meanwhile, the Gazette revealed that Sunderland have again been linked with a move for Roma striker Seydou Doumbia.