Transfer Talk: Liverpool tracking Bony again, Arsenal want Hummels, United set for clearout
Marouane Fellaini, Shinji Kagawa, Javier Hernandez and Nani all face the chop at Old Trafford.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants his bosses to open up the funds to bring Wilfried Bony to Anfield.
The Reds hierarchy are not convinced that the Ivorian striker is worth £19m but Rodgers, having failed to find a direct replacement for Luis Suarez so far this summer, feels that the 25-year-old Swansea striker will fit in perfectly with his plans for the new season.
Liverpool have also been consistently linked with Marco Reus this summer, and the fact that Bayern Munich don't want to sign the Borussia Dortmund forward leaves last year's Premier League runners-up, Manchester United and Arsenal to fight it out for the brilliant German.
Reus isn't the only German that Arsenal are after...
Mats Hummels has been linked with Manchester United since 2007, or for most of the summer anyway, but Arsene Wenger now wants to push his way in and sign the defender.
With Thomas Vermaelen having completed his move to Barcelona, Arsene Wenger needs competition for Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker and feels that Hummels will be just the man to provide it.
The Star, incidentally, report that Wenger is also interested in taking French playmaker Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint Germain.
All aboard the train from Manchester to who knows where...
Manchester United may have deep pockets, but the fact that there won't be any European football at Old Trafford means that Louis van Gaal will have to get rid of some deadweight before moves for Hummels, Reus, Angel di Maria, Nigel de Jong, Arturo Vidal and Pele (probably) can be realised.
The list of potential exits is huge, with misfits Marouane Fellaini, Anderson, Wilfried Zaha and the formerly useful Nani top of the pile.
Add to that Shinji Kagawa. We forgot Kagawa, who could return to Borussia Dortmund if Reus goes the other way.