Newcastle and Liverpool linked with swoop for Man United winger

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Newcastle are in the market for a new winger – and have been linked with a shock move for Manchester United star Ashley Young.

Steve McClaren is understood to want a wide player to supply the ammunition for new boy Aleksandar Mitrovic, and the Magpies are keeping a close eye on Marseille youngster Florian Thauvin.

But the Daily Star today reports that Newcastle are also monitoring Young’s situation at Old Trafford.

They say that the England international could leave the Red Devils if they don’t renew his contract.

Tottenham and Liverpool are also interested in Young, according to the paper, but it would be a huge surprise if Newcastle were keen on him given he’s 30 years old, with club policy not to sign anyone over the age of 27.

Elsewhere, Chelsea’s pursuit of Everton defender John Stones is threatening to become a summer-long transfer saga, and today they have been linked with a renewed bid for the Englishman.

The reported offer for Stones is far from the only story to have made today’s headlines. Here’s a pick of the best:

Chelsea are set to increase their bid for Stones to £30million, but Everton are hoping reported interest from Man United will push the price up to £34million. (London Evening Standard)

Man United will offer Jonny Evans as part of a deal to sign Stones. (Daily Mirror) (Daily Star)

Sunderland striker Connor Wickham is set to join Crystal Palace, the Gazette today reported.

Man United target Sergio Ramos is expected to sign a new deal at Real Madrid. (Marca)

Barcelona will let forward Pedro move to Man United – but only after the UEFA Super Cup final on August 11. (Marca)

Angel Di Maria is set to depart Old Trafford for Paris Saint-Germain for £44million in the next 48 hours. (Daily Express)

Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future at Liverpool. (The Independent)

Head coach Mauricio Pochettino has denied Tottenham are in the running to sign Man United striker Javier Hernandez. (ESPN)

West Ham United are set to sign Atletico Madrid striker Raul Jimenez for £10million. (The Sun)

Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray is expected to join Bournemouth. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa are in talks over the £7million signing of Blackburn Rovers striker Rudy Gestede. (Birmingham Mail)

Nantes midfielder Jordan Veretout will have a medical today ahead of a move to Aston Villa. (Sky Sports)

Palermo want to sign Arsenal striker Joel Campbell, but do not want to match the £7million valuation, while Real Sociedad and Trabzonspor are also interested. (Daily Star)