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Manchester United line up move for Barcelona's Pedro

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Manchester United are looking to add to their attack with Barcelona's forward Pedro, as Javier Hernandez may be used as the team's second striker this season.

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The Mirror have a story that Manchester United accept that David de Gea will be on his way to Real Madrid, but so far think that because of being denied Sergio Ramos as part of the deal, that De Gea is most likely to be on his way next summer rather than this. When he leaves, Jasper Cillessen is currently in line as his replacement. You can have a look at that here.

In the Manchester Evening News, as well as describing Javier Hernandez as not a definite sale (though the strength of his encouragement to Hernandez has been overplayed - it is almost neutral language regarding him), Louis van Gaal says there may be a surprise signing in attack. With two more players to come, you'd expect one to be a forward and another to be a defender. That's here.

Perhaps that surprise will be Barcelona forward Pedro, which is discussed in the Daily Mail and every other paper with a representative over in America with the United tour. It's almost as if they've been briefed. Pedro has a much reduced release clause of £21 million, and would be an adequate replacement for Angel Di Maria, and capable of adding goals to the attack. Get him in, and read about it here.

The Telegraph has done five things they learned about the friendly last night, which won't be linked to, because the idea that you'd ask your writers to do such a thing is a risible embarrassment.

Right, that's it. Bye.