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Football gossip: United and Arsenal to do battle for defender

SoccerBy Sunday World
Ricardo Rodriguez
Ricardo Rodriguez

The Euros might be just around the corner but the rumour mill continues to rumble.

Top of the list, as we suspect they will be for much of the summer, are Manchester United and they are being linked with Wolfsberg defender RICARDO RODRIGUEZ.

The 23-year-old left back has been a virtual ever present for the Bundesliga club for four seasons now and we will see him in action at the Euros for Switzerland.

However, the Daily Express claims Arsenal are also interested in the Wolfsburg defender and the Metro have ramped up that rumour with a picture of newly signed Gunner Granit Xhaka posing for a picture with his international team-mate.

In further United news, Mourinho is also eyeing up a move for Bordeaux's attacking midfielder ADAM OUNAS, according to the Daily Mirror.

And finally for United, they also are battling to keep one of their star men from leaving.

According to the Sun, Real Madrid are preparing yet another attempt to prise keeper David de Gea away from Old Trafford.

Elsewhere, the Daily Star says that Chelsea are ready to make a £20million bid for Roma defender ANTONIO RUDIGER, with a five-year contract being prepared.

And Liverpool are believed to be in discussions over a £4million move for Anderlecht teenager SAMUEL BASTIEN, according to the Daily Mail.

Finally, Brendan Rodgers may return to Anfield and ask very nicely if he can borrow young defender Joe Gomez for a season at Celtic.