Manchester United, Sunderland, Newcastle, Liverpool and Spurs made today’s transfer headlines

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Manchester United, Sunderland, Newcastle, Liverpool and Spurs made today’s headlines on another busy day of transfer talk.

Newcastle and Sunderland are both being linked with players – in particular the Black Cats, who look like bolstering their midfield ranks.

For the Magpies, Charlie Austin’s future continues to be a topic of discussion – as does Fabricio Coloccini’s.

But it’s not just the North East duo, with the Premier League big boys also linked with moves in today’s papers.

here’s a selection of what made the headlines today:

Manchester United will not give up on their pursuit of Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, 26, despite the Spanish side wanting a world-record fee of £86m for the player. (Sunday Express)

United goalkeeper David De Gea’s move to Real could be on after Old Trafford manager Louis van Gaal said he wants to “unlock” negotiations following the 24-year-old’s poor display against Paris St-Germain. (

Meanwhile, Ligue 1 side Lyon are close to signing Red Devils full-back Rafael, 25, for £7m. (Daily Star Sunday via Le Parisien)

Tottenham are close to selling Spanish striker Roberto Soldado to La Liga side Villarreal. Spurs want £12m for the 30-year-old who they bought from Valencia for £26m in 2013. (Mail on Sunday)

Newcastle have joined Tottenham in targeting West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 21, who is likely to cost about £20m. (Sunday Express)

West Ham will step up attempts to sign QPR striker Charlie Austin, 26, who is valued at £15m, following the injury to current Hammers striker Enner Valencia. (Sunday Mirror)

Crystal Palace want to sign Newcastle centre-back Fabricio Coloccini, 33, who has one year remaining on his deal at St James’ Park. (Mail on Sunday)

Southampton are looking to beat Liverpool to a deal for Barcelona winger Adama Traore, 19. (Metro)

Leicester City are discussing personal terms with Chile international midfielder Charles Aranguiz, 26, after agreeing a club-record £10.5m fee. (Sky Sports)

Sunderland are in talks to sign Rubin Kazan midfielder Yann M’Vila, 25, as manager Dick Advocaat looks to add to his four summer signings. (Sunderland Echo)

The Black Cats are also closing in on a season-long loan deal for QPR midfielder Leroy Fer, 25. (Sun on Sunday - subscription required)

Crystal Palace and Stoke are both interested in signing Juventus striker Fernando Llorente, 30, who is valued at £8.5m by the Serie A champions. (Tuttosport - in Italian)