Liverpool plan double bid while Man United could lose star man

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LIVERPOOL endured a tough start to the season as they struggled after the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.

However, they have improved in recent weeks, and now look on course to challenge for the Champions League spots.

Today, they have been linked with two summer deals, but they are far from the only club to make the headlines, with Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United among the others to feature.

Liverpool are plotting a double raid on Hannover in the summer for midfield pair Lars Stindl and Leonardo Bittencourt. (Daily Star)

Real Madrid are planning to land David de Gea on a free transfer from Man United when his contract expires in 18 months. (Daily Telegraph)

Paris Saint-Germain have held talks over a loan move for Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor. (Daily Telegraph)

West Ham have made an £8m bid for Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis. (The Sun)

Swansea are considering entering the race for Blackburn Rovers striker Rudy Gestede, but no club has yet matched the Championship outfit’s £6m valuation of the player. (Daily Mail)

The agent of Porto striker Jackson Martinez says he is set for a move to Serie A rather than a switch to the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool or Everton. (Daily Express)

Aston Villa are back in talks over a deal for Manchester City forward Scott Sinclair. (Birmingham Mail)

Hull City are ready to hand a chance to Man United midfielder Nick Powell. (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace are close to signing Jordon Mutch from Queens Park Rangers for £4.75m and Lille defender Pape Souare for £3.4m. (The Guardian)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United and Sunderland.