Man United favourites for £25m ace while Pardew wants £10m Newcastle star

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MANCHESTER United look all set to qualify for next season’s Champions League after an impressive run of form in the Premier League.

They are being linked with significant summer transfer buiness, too, with Louis van Gaal attempting to assemble a title-challenging squad at Old Trafford.

Today, they have reportedly moved into pole position in the race to sign one highly-rated player, while Newcastle United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are among the other clubs to have made the transfer headlines.

Man United believe they are favourites to sign £25m PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay, and are ready to offer him a four-year contract worth £135,000-a-week. (Daily Star)

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew wants to be reunited with Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, with a £10m bid possible. (The Sun)

Man City midfielder Yaya Toure says no amount of money will tempt him to stay at a club where he is not wanted. (Footmercato)

Toure’s interview has opened the door to a possible summer transfer. (Manchester Evening News)

Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan could compete for Toure’s signature. (The Times)

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will consider his future if they fail to qualify for the Champions League. (The Guardian)

Man United’s hopes of keeping goalkeeper David de Gea have been boosted after Real Madrid turned their attentions to Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. (Daily Express)

Southampton will demand in excess of £20m for Jay Rodriguez, who is wanted by Man City and Tottenham. (Manchester Evening News)

As many as nine players could be sold by Spurs this summer, among them Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor. (London Evening Standard)

Tottenham want to land Everton’s Kevin Mirallas, with Aaron Lennon set to go the other way on a permanent deal. (Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal are considering handing a new, pay-as-you-play deal to midfielder Abou Diaby. (Daily Telegraph)

Martin Skrtel has ruled out a move away from Liverpool. (Liverpool Echo)

Scott Sinclair, who is on loan at Aston Villa from Man City, wants to make the deal permanent in the summer. (Daily Mail)

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev says Man United have yet to decide whether to make Radamel Falcao’s loan move permanent. (Sky Sports)

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