Man United can spend £150m while Arsenal given transfer boost

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MANCHESTER United have been the Premier League’s biggest spenders over recent transfer windows, but still do not appear to be in shape to launch a serious title challenge.

According to a report in one of today’s newspapers, the Red Devils are ready to splash out big again as they look to close the gap at the top.

That is just one of the stories to have made today’s headlines, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Celtic among the other clubs to feature.

Man United could spend as much as £150m after Louis van Gaal was given the green light to make more signings. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk has welcomed reports linking him with a move to Arsenal. (Metro)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has ruled out a January departure for midfielder Lucas. (The Times)

Real Sociedad boss David Moyes has made Burnley striker Danny Ings one of his top summer transfer targets. (The Independent)

Man United loanee Radamel Falcao’s future is uncertain, with Juventus and Roma interested in signing him. (Daily Star)

Everton midfielder Kevin Mirallas has stopped contract talks with the club, alerting a number of clubs in England and overseas. (Daily Mirror)

Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain’s brother and agent says he is happy at Napoli, and has held no talks with Liverpool. (Daily Mail)

Krystian Bielik, 17, has travelled to England for a medical with Arsenal, his current club Legia Warsaw has confirmed. (London Evening Standard)

Roma president James Pallotta says only a “stupid” offer would tempt them to sell Man United target Kevin Strootman. (talkSPORT)

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has not ruled out moves for Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique and Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis. (Daily Star)

Hull City’s top priority is the loan market, meaning they are not about to make a £4m offer for Blackburn Rovers striker Rudy Gestede. (Hull Daily Mail)

Manchester City’s £3m asking price for Scott Sinclair has stalled the forward’s switch to Aston Villa. (Birmingham Mail)

Brighton and Hove Albion are monitoring Tranmere Rovers midfielder Max Power. (The Argus)

Meanwhile, Sunderland are expected to complete the signing of Jermain Defoe today, with Jozy Altidore set to go in the opposite direction to Toronto FC.

It is all quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United, though.