Gossip column: Kane, De Bruyne, Hernandez, Stones, De Gea – BBC Sport
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Manchester United have made discreet enquiries about signing Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 22, and would make a move if given any encouragement.
Manchester City believe they can secure the signing of Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 24, before they play his former club Chelsea on Sunday.
Chelsea are set to increase their bid to £30m in their attempts to sign England central defender John Stones, 21, from Everton.
West Ham will offer Manchester United £12m for striker Javier Hernandez, 27, after having an initial £8.5m bid rejected.
Manchester United keeper David De Gea declared he was ready to play against Tottenham last Saturday, despite manager Louis Van Gaal’s claim that the 24-year-old was lacking “focus” because of the intense speculation linking him with Real Madrid.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes £49m summer signing Raheem Sterling, 20, could be worth £100m in the future.
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Pellegrini, 61, admits his job will be at risk unless he wins the title this season.
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to blame summer signing Petr Cech, 33, for his role in his side’s 2-0 defeat by West Ham in their Premier League season opener.
Arsenal may have lost to West Ham but former Tottenham and QPR boss Harry Redknapp still believes they can win the Premier League title as long as they sign another leading striker.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis says he is keen to sign more players to bolster his side and has urged Baggies fans to be patient as he tries to bring in reinforcements.
Swansea manager Garry Monk believes midfielder Jonjo Shelvey can earn an England recall after a change of attitude from the 23-year-old.
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Arsenal keeper Petr Cech, 33, had a Premier League debut to forget for the Gunners following their 2-0 defeat by West Ham. He tweeted: “First games like this was not in the script – mistake and no points, but tomorrow is another day to get ready for the next game.”
Schalke striker Franco Di Santo celebrated his side’s 5-0 German Cup win over Duisburg by putting a spider down the back of team-mate Leroy Sane’s back.
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