Manchester United media round-up: Doubt cast over deal for Gundogan

Ilkay Gundogan

A round up of morning news stories related to Manchester United.

The Daily Express has reported that Manchester United are not closing in on a deal for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.

The paper suggests that United were being tipped to sign the German midfielder from the Bundesliga giants, but has cast doubt over a move.

The news comes after Dortmund suggested that he would be leaving the club during the summer.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been quoted by suggesting that his old side can’t afford to lose Argentine Angel Di Maria.

The attacker joined the club for a fee of around £60 million last summer, but has struggled to have a big impact in his first season at the club.

However, Scholes has suggested that United need to do everything possible to keep hold of him.

“The quality is there and I don't think United can afford to lose him. They need that kind of player if they are to compete in the Champions League. Let's see what next season brings,” he said.

The Daily Star has reported that rumour that Liverpool are trying to hijack Manchester United’s plans to sign Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton.

The talented right-back is thought to be a key target for Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, but he may not get the chance to talk to the player.

The paper suggests that Liverpool are opening the bidding with a £9 million offer, which United could certainly be competitive against.

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