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Van Gaal expects David de Gea to stay at Manchester United, Bayern's Schweinsteiger free to join

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Louis van Gaal has said he is convinced that David de Gea will stay at Manchester United, and Pep Guardiola has said that Bastian Schweinsteiger is free to leave Bayern Munich.

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David de Gea ft Mikky Ekko - Stay
David de Gea ft Mikky Ekko - Stay
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Right, football isn't cricket, so we'll have to make the best of a bad job, this morning, and pretend we're not all waiting for the Test to start again.

To The Telegraph, with its audience of colonels, the retired, and retired colonels. They have a story that Louis van Gaal is convinced that David de Gea will stay at Manchester United. It could be bluster, or there could be truth in the reports that De Gea is still torn between leaving Manchester and staying for the foreseeable future. You can read that here.

Some encouraging news on ESPNFC, if you want us to sign Bastian Schweinsteiger. It appears that the interest from United is genuine, and Pep Guardiola has made it clear that should he want to leave, he can. Van Gaal and Schweinsteiger know each other from years back, and United need an experienced midfielder who can take over or play with Michael Carrick. It could happen.

In The Mirror, one of Dortmund's chaps is apparently confident of keeping hold of Mats Hummels. Let's see what happens when or if United throw cash in both of their direction - you can read that here and see how convinced you are by the posturing.

Also in The Mirror, there are mentions of Dani Alves and Thomas Muller, but hardly in the most convincing way. That's here.

Lastly and, because of the paper it is in, certainly least, The Guardian has a story on Van Gaal complaining that the transfer window isn't closed before the season starts. It would fit with his apparent desire to get his business done as soon as possible. You can have a look here.

Just three and a half hours to the cricket. Get ready!