Rodriguez, Blind, Schneiderlin, Agger!

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is planning moves for Feyenoord defender Stefan de Vrij, 22, and Ajax defensive midfielder Daley Blind, 24, both of whom played under him for Netherlands.

Manchester Evening News Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and forward Jay Rodriguez, both 24, from former club Southampton.

Evening Standard Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is prepared to offload defender Matija Nastasic, 21, and 27-year-old midfielder Javi Garcia. Manchester Evening News Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger, 29, has not ruled out leaving this summer.

Liverpool Echo Manchester City defender Micah Richards, 26, wants to leave on loan after Tottenham, Newcastle and Liverpool were put off by his £7m valuation. Daily Express West Ham are interested in making a loan move for Inter Milan midfielder Saphir Taider, 22, and Malaga’s Portuguese full-back Vitorino Antunes, 27.

Daily Star Arsenal will have to pay at least £24m up front to sign 22-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho. Daily Telegraph QPR remain confident of signing Cardiff City captain Steven Caulker, 22, despite a late move for the defender from Southampton. Sky Sports Southampton defender Dejan Lovren, 25, is on course to complete a £20m move to Liverpool this week.

Times (subscription only) Leicester are chasing Sporting Lisbon’s Algeria striker Islam Slimani, 26. Daily Mail Everton are close to signing 18-year-old midfielder Brendan Galloway from MK Dons, while the League One club’s fellow midfielder Dele Alli, also 18, is being linked with Liverpool. Daily Express Celtic are one of three clubs trying to sign Villarreal winger Javier Aquino on loan, according to the Mexico World Cup player’s agent.