Rumours: Vermaelen agrees United move, Amalfitano targeted by three Prem clubs

Thomas Vermaelen
Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen reportedly wants to line up alongside Wayne Rooney in a United shirt next season. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Archive

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has agreed a deal "in principle" to join Manchester United with the clubs set to negotiate a fee for the 28-year-old defender, who has a year left on his Gunners contract. (Daily Telegraph)

And Man City newboy Bacary Sagna won't be the only Arsenal full-back leaving the Emirates this summer if Arsene Wenger allows Nacho Monreal to move "for a bargain price or on loan" to Athletic Bilbao. (Daily Express)

Sagna's new employers are lining up free agent Kieren Westwood to put pressure on England keeper Joe Hart's place in the City goal as Costel Pantilimon departs. (Daily Mirror)

Morgan Amalfitano is being pursued by Crystal Palace, Sunderland and Aston Villa after the £2.5m-rated Marseille midfielder, 29, impressed on loan at West Brom last season. (Daily Mail)

And in the Championship, manager-less Leeds have rejected a £5m bid from Fulham for striker Ross McCormack as they anticipate a bidding war for the 27-year-old. (Daily Mail)