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Manchester United negotiate deals with Real Madrid for David de Gea and Sergio Ramos

Manchester United and Real Madrid are negotiating acceptable fees for David de Gea and Sergio Ramos as the two seem likely to swap clubs this summer. Morgan Schneiderlin's transfer is not yet completed from Southampton.

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First, let's get the depressing news out of the way. In the Manchester Evening News they believe that Ashley Young will sign a new contract after his displays last season. Now, Young was indeed one of the better performers last season, but the objective level of those performances should not be enough to guarantee you a future at Manchester United. This is how far standards have fallen.

In the Daily Mail, it seems there's a change in summer tour plans as United have switched to a closer, smaller stadium, about 45,000 seats smaller. Is it really to save time, or is it because United have failed to sell out the original ground. It isn't clear, but it's a very odd last-minute change to be making. You can read about it here.

In the Daily Post, Andy Mitten has the background of the Morgan Schneiderlin move to United, but most usefully he illustrates why the signing has been held up for now. There is no reason to panic. Yet.

And in the Mirror, there's a story that says that United have told Real Madrid that they will only increase their bid for Sergio Ramos if they do the same for David de Gea. That's clever, and something that is usually beyond United in transfer negotiations. You can read more on that here. Bye.