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Morning Links: Manchester United close in on Nathaniel Clyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Thomas Muller

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Manchester United have been reported as close to finalising deals with Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne, Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan, and are renewing their interest in Thomas Muller

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Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan.
Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan.
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10 years of the Glazers, and it's been a miserable success. Any near misses or failures, and you know that without the debt it never had to be like that. Any successes, and you know it kept in the people causing the failures. Some surprising news, then, that they've decided against selling the naming rights of Old Trafford. For now. Read about that in The Telegraph. Also here, an amusing story about Louis van Gaal fining 10 players for being one minute late to a club meal.

In The Times there's transfer newsManchester United have not only made progress on a £18 million transfer deal for Nathaniel Clyne, but apparently have a deal in place for Ilkay Gundogan. That fits with a couple of rumours that have already done the rounds about United having some essentially completed transfers a couple of weeks ago. The article also mentions talks with Dani Alves, too.

Over in The Mirror, there's yet more transfer news. The well-sourced, in terms of team news at least, Steve Bates reports United have been quoted £30 million for Hugo Lloris by Spurs. Sounds about right from Daniel Levy. Demarai Gray, the young winger from Birmingham City, is attracting United's interest, and the article also mentions their interest in Saido Berahino, who was spotted at a game at Old Trafford this year. A more fanciful Mirror story, perhaps, is United looking to get hold of Thomas Muller after a touchline row with Pep Guardiola. Right.

And last but not least, tactical expert Michael Cox at ESPNFC has examined United's win against Palace.