Man United mystery target is revealed while Chelsea ready huge bid

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Louis van Gaal talked up the possibility of Manchester United signing a mystery striker earlier this week following intense speculation.

Today, the target has apparently been revealed, as rumours continue to increase ahead of the Premier League season.

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

Man United’s mystery target looks to be Juventus striker Fernando Llorente. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho feels the club may have to pay an extraordinary fee to sign Everton defender John Stones. (Daily Mail)

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller could follow Bastian Schweinsteiger to Man United, captain Philipp Lahm has admitted. (London Evening Standard)

Man United want defender Sergio Ramos and goalkeeper Keylor Navas – or £28million – for David de Gea, if he is to join Real Madrid. (Marca)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is set to hold talks with Ramos, who has already verbally agreed a salary with the Red Devils. (AS)

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is in talks with Roma over a season-long loan move, with a view to a permanent deal. (talkSPORT)

Paris Saint-Germain have stepped up their attempts to land Man United winger Angel Di Maria. (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool are waiting on offers for strikers Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini. (The Independent)

Filipe Luis is ready to take a pay cut to seal a return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea. (The Times)

West Ham are closing in on the season-long loan addition of Argentine midfielder Manuel Lanzini. (London Evening Standard)

Esteban Cambiasso – who officially ended his stay at Leicester City yesterday – could be a target of West Ham. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are expected to miss out on Schalke forward Julian Draxler after Juventus made an offer of about £17.5million for the player. (Goal)

Tottenham Hotspur have bid £7.5million for Lyon forward Clinton N’Jie. (Daily Star)

Middle East side Al Ahli have made a £6million offer to Swansea City for striker Bafetimbi Gomis, and could offer the Frenchman a huge contract. (Daily Mirror)

Watford are set to confirm the signing of Napoli defender Miguel Britos. (Watford Observer)

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says the club remains in the market for further signings. (Bournemouth Echo)

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is set to complete a switch to Crystal Palace. (Croydon Advertiser)

Meanwhile, reports in Belgium suggest Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba is close to completing a move to Newcastle United, while it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Sunderland.