Friday’s news and transfer rumour roundup.
Manchester City are keen to sign Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld, who is currently on a season-long loan at Southampton from Atletico Madrid, but Saints have a £6.8m option on the 25-year-old – (Daily Mail)
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is preparing to spend in excess of £150m on five new players – a right-back, centre-back, midfielder, winger and striker – in the summer – (Daily Express)
Liverpool are preparing a bid for Borussia Dortmund’s 24-year-old striker Ciro Immobile in the summer and reports suggest the German side will let him go – (Daily Star)
Chelsea stars Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois agreed deals to join Tottenham before signing at Stamford Bridge, according to former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp – (talkSPORT)
Barcelona have emerged as favourites to sign Arsenal target Lars Bender, 25, from Bayer Leverkusen – (Daily Mirror)