Thomas Vermaelen latest: Manchester United target 'could be swapped' for Tom Cleverley

Arsene Wenger could look for a part-exchange, according to reports

Thomas Vermaelen believes Arsenal need to focus on their Premier Leagu campaign despite the FA Cup final distraction

Thomas Vermaelen transfer: Arsenal captain 'verbally agrees' shock move to join Louis van Gaal at Manchester United

Belgian defender, 28, is no longer first-choice at the Emirates

Louis Van Gaal and Robin van Persie celebrate

Spain 1 Netherlands 5 analysis: Louis van Gaal's calm authority gives Manchester United fans something to be excited about

United striker Robin van Persie scores twice during emphatic win over the reigning champions

Bastian Schweinsteiger could be on his way to Old Trafford
Danny Welbeck

England v Italy: Danny Welbeck provides huge boost by shrugging off injury concerns to train with squad

The Manchester United forward looks set to be available to play in Manaus

Blanc’s side have taken control of Ligue 1 again this season and are 13 points clear with seven games to play. That surely won’t be overhauled, meaning Blanc’s side can make European success their main focus now. Chelsea, meanwhile, are very much still in the Premier League title race, despite what their manager may say, and their game against Stoke at the weekend carries more importance than PSG’s fixture against Reims.

Manchester United transfer news: United reportedly make giant bid for Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani

Uruguay striker could be on his way to Old Trafford according to reports

World Cup 2014: Wayne Rooney claims Paul Scholes comments will have angered Manchester United

Former midfielder said striker was past his peak

Wayne Rooney admitted that he was unhappy at the last World Cup but said he will enjoy this one

World Cup 2014: Wayne Rooney death stare replaced by positive outlook for the Manchester United striker

The striker is in a happy place – but still has a dig at former team-mate Paul Scholes

Manchester United transfer news: Atletico Madrid defender Miranda says he has 'several' offers on the table

Brazilian defender also announces international retirement after Scolari snub

Thomas Muller has agreed a two-year contract extension with Bayern Munich

Manchester United transfer news: Thomas Muller move quashed as forward signs new Bayern Munich contract along with Philipp Lahm

Muller has been linked with a move to Manchester United but has ended any talk of a transfer away from Bayern after agreeing a new deal

Toni Kroos: Manchester United target offered £4m a year before tax to join Real Madrid

German star offered huge deal be newly crowned European Champions

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata transfer latest: Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham alerted to possible loan deal

Real Madrid prepared to let Spanish youngster leave

Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman

Kevin Strootman to Manchester United? Dutchman could be on his way to Old Trafford after Roma soften stance

Italian media reports club have privately decided to sell

Mario Mandzukic transfer latest: Bayern Munich striker puts Premier League clubs on alert after announcing he wants exit

Croatian hitman does not believe Pep's tiki-taka plays to his strengths

elsewhere in football
Here is Tim Sherwood's team of the World Cup 2014
WORLD CUPOPINIONA keeper with no histrionics, defenders who can defend and forwards who are clever running off the ball
Alan Hansen
OPINIONAlan Hansen will make one last appearance on Match of the Day after 22 years
Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini of Arsenal launch the new Puma Arsenal kits at the Puma Store on Carnaby Street
kit launchMassive deal is worth £150m over the next five years
Manchester United Marouane Fellaini allegedly cut his hair
PREMIER LEAGUEImage of the Manchester United without his long locks has gone viral
Pablo Zabaleta celebrates Argentina's World Cup semi-final victory
WORLD CUP Argentinian right-back left bloodied and bruised after accidental clash with Dirk Kuyt
Two Brazilian fans embrace in a bar on Copacabana beach as their country’s humiliating 7-1 defeat by Germany sinks in
COMMENTThey were silent and sad, but no one was crying, writes Alex Bellos in Rio de Janeiro
Fans burn a Neymar shirt on the streets of Brazil following the 7-1 defeat to Germany
REACTION He wasn't even playing!
PLAYER RATINGSAnd who was the worst of the lot for Brazil?
Brazil's head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari leads player Oscar off the pitch after the FIFA World Cup 2014 semi final match between Brazil and Germany at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
REACTIONOne newspaper didn't even bother to write a headline
David Luiz pictured during the 7-1 defeat to Germany
ANALYSISHas any team been so humiliated as Brazil are right now?

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