Tom Sweetman TOP STORY: Real back in for De Gea Manchester United might want to be on their guard -- Real Madrid are lining up another attempt to lure David De Gea to the Bernabeu, says The Sun. Madrid tried and failed to sign De Gea two years ago -- reportedly due to a dodgy fax machine -- but are hoping to be more successful this time around. With Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane having decided he does not need a new outfield signing after the club's failure to land Monaco's Kylian Mbappe, goalkeeper De Gea has become his No. 1 target. The La Liga champions are preparing an offer of around £46 million and are hopeful that will be enough to secure the Spain international's signature two years down
Tomorrow is 19 August, and Aston Villa are running head-first into what sure feels like a must-win match against Norwich City. It will be interesting to see how Steve Bruce sets Villa up now that they’re finally back on home ground after three consecutive away matches. Will he actually let his team attack and get on the front foot, like they did so well in the first half against Hull City, or will he revert back to boring, negative football to try and grind out the result Villa so desperately need? Bruce has a lot of options for his XI, and those have been strengthened with three men striving to make the squad: Ahmed Elmohamady has ruled himself fit, Scott Hogan could bounce straight back in after tweaking his ankle at Reading, and most importantly, Mile Jedinak could be fit for this one.