Man United want Serie A star while Newcastle to tempt manager with £10m ace

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MANCHESTER United’s form has picked up significantly in recent weeks, and they now look highly likely to qualify for the Champions League.

However, the Red Devils still appear to want to strengthen their squad in the summer, and today they have been linked with more names.

They are far from the only club to have made the headlines, though, with Newcastle United, Manchester City and Arsenal among the others to feature.

Man United have revived their interest in Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic. (Metro)

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley hopes to tempt Derby County manager Steve McClaren to St James’s Park by signing £10m-rated striker Charlie Austin from Queens Park Rangers. (Daily Mirror)

Man City are said to be willing to listen to offers for midfielder Yaya Toure, but the Ivorian is determined not to be forced out. (Daily Mail)

Valencia must complete a permanent move for on-loan Man City striker Alvaro Negredo, which looks set to scupper their bid for Monaco’s Radamel Falcao, who has been on loan at Man United this season. (Daily Telegraph)

PSV Eindhoven midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, who has been linked with Man United, says he is keen to work with Louis van Gaal again. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal, Man United and Newcastle target Alexandre Lacazette wants to sign a new contract at Lyon. (Daily Star)

The agent of Marco van Ginkel says the on-loan AC Milan midfielder wants to return to play at parent club Chelsea next season. (Daily Express)

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