Roberto Martinez warns Manchester United against James McCarthy bid

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Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their alleged pursuit of James McCarthy after Everton manager Roberto Martinez warned the midfielder's suitors he won't be sold. (Daily Express)

The 23-year-old Republic of Ireland international has emerged as one of the Toffees most influential players following a £13m move from Wigan Athletic last summer, and has been heralded by his current boss as one of the "best in the league".

Louis van Gaal has been credited with an interest in bringing McCarthy to Old Trafford, but Martinez is adamant that the player's future remains at Goodison Park.

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The Red Devils have already negotiated the transfer of Spanish star Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao, but are eager to further strengthen their midfield ranks before the transfer window closes.

Deals for Juventus playmaker Arturo Vidal and Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado have been mooted, but just two days away from Saturday's season opener against Swansea City and Manchester United are no closer to getting either deal over the line.

Manchester United gossip:

Ajax defender Daley Blind has been spotted house-hunting in north-west England ahead of his proposed £15 million transfer to Manchester United. (London Evening Standard)

The Netherlands international is expected to join the Red Devils in the coming days, becoming Louis van Gaal's third Old Trafford signing of the summer.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is now desperate to push through a move for Sporting Lisbon full-back Marcos Rojo, after it was revealed that Luke Shaw could be out of action for up to a month. (Daily Express)

News of the England international's injury - which is thought to be a hamstring complaint - has left Van Gaal worried that he may be caught short for the opening four weeks of the Premier League campaign beginning Saturday.

Manchester United's chances of finally landing Angel di Maria in a blockbuster £50m deal have been rocked by fresh reports that Real Madrid are back in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over the Argentina wing wizard. (Daily Express)

PSG publicly ruled themselves out of the race to sign Di Maria just last week, but it's now believed the Ligue 1 giants are still hoping to offload high wage earners to make room for the 26-year-old before the transfer window closes.

Manchester United's deal to bring Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal to Old Trafford could be close after Javier Hernandez's agent revealed that there will be news soon regarding a potential swap deal with his client. (Metro)

The Red Devils have reportedly offered a huge £36 million plus the Mexican ace for the services of the Chilean World Cup star.

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