Man United and Chelsea prepared to spend big on Neymar and Pogba

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Manchester United are willing to spend £240m on a deal for Barcelona’s Brazil forward Neymar, according to today’s Sun.

And title rivals Chelsea will continue to pursue Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba until the transfer window closes despite the France international’s £70m price tag - because manager Jose Mourinho has concerns over Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal are considering a move for Paris St-Germain’s Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani after France international Karim Benzema closed the door on any prospect of him leaving Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

Former United defender and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville says Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is “either naive or arrogant” for failing to sign a replacement for former captain Patrick Vieira. (

Manchester City face new competition from Bayern Munich in the race to sign Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. German champions Bayern are happy to agree a transfer for next year - which could swing the deal in their favour. (Telegraph)

Chelsea winger Victor Moses, Tottenham’s Aaron Lennon and Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj are all on West Ham boss Slaven Bilic’s wanted list as he looks to add width to his squad before the end of the transfer window. (Evening Standard)

Closer to home, Dick Advocaat’s future as Sunderland boss is said to be in doubt after he criticised owner Ellis Short and revealed he is not happy at the Stadium of Light. (Daily Mail)

Dutchman Advocaat has demanded the club buy “two or three more players” if they want to avoid relegation from the Premier League. (Guardian)

Bournemouth and Sunderland are competing to sign former Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman from Italian club Napoli. (Sky Sports)

Everton defender John Stones is considering handing in a transfer request to force through a move to Chelsea. (Times)

Pedro says he turned down offers from Manchester City and Manchester United to sign for Chelsea and confirmed he joined the Premier League champions from Barcelona because they showed more interest in him. (Telegraph)

West Brom are targeting Manchester United’s Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans in their sights as defender Joleon Lescott is told he can leave The Hawthorns. (Talksport)

West Ham’s loan move for Emmanuel Adebayor is back on, with Tottenham ready to subsidise the Togo striker’s £100,000-a-week wages. (Daily Mirror)

Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has ruled out replacing David De Gea at Manchester United. (Talksport)

Real Madrid have told Manchester United that Wales winger Gareth Bale is not for sale for any price. (EPSN)