Aug 19 2014

United agree deal for defender

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 7:30 pm

PANews_P-358c6879-f2bd-4fc5-8d92-e097bf752815_I1Marcos Rojo is set to complete his €20m – £16m – transfer from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United, with Nani heading the other way, initially on a season-long loan.

Sporting Lisbon confirmed the deal via their official Twitter account and the defender, who becomes the fourth Argentine to play for United after Juan Sebastian Veron, Gabriel Heinze and Carlos Tevez, confirmed he’ll join Louis van Gaal’s side in an interview with Argentinian radio Continental.“It feels like a dream, to be a Manchester United player. Leaving Sporting wasn’t easy,” he said.

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Aug 19 2014

United close in on third signing

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 7:12 am

marcos rojoManchester United are closing in on Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo, as Louis Van Gaal looks to have finally moved closer to clinch one of the signings he so desperately wants.

The Argentine defender emerged as a surprise target for United last week, after the club missed out on Thomas Vermaelen, who left Arsenal to join Barcelona, and were told to forget about signing Mats Hummels, who will remain at Borussia Dortmund for another season at least.

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Aug 18 2014

United to invest £100m on World Cup star?

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 7:41 am

Angel-Di-MariaWith two less than two weeks left in the transfer window and United in desperate need of reinforcements, after their opening game of the season ended in a dismal 2-1 defeat against Swansea at home, the rumour mill has kicked into overdrive, as Louis Van Gaal has allegedly told Edward Woodward he must deliver before the window shuts.

United have been linked with over a dozen footballers this summer and, alongside Arturo Vidal, Angel Di Maria’s name has been a recurrent theme this summer.

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Aug 14 2014

Another £30m defender on United’s radar

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 10:22 am

68623.2Manchester United are targeting AS Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia, as Louis Van Gaal looks to bolster his defensive options, after missing out on Thomas Vermaelen and Mats Hummels.

ESPN claims that sources within the club are adamant the United manager is determined to bring in two players between Benatia, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo before the end of the transfer window, as Van Gaal currently has only three centre-backs at his disposal and the injury to Luke Shaw complicates things even further.

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Aug 14 2014

Striker on his way out while bookies suspend betting

WelbeckSteve Bruce is apparently preparing an audacious £14m bid for Manchester United striker, Danny Welbeck.

Welbeck, who came through the ranks of United’s Academy, divides opinion amongst United fans and is reportedly interested in the switch if his chances are like likely to be limited this season as he plays second fiddle tomWayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

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Aug 12 2014

United close in on £16m defender

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 7:55 pm

marcos rojoManchester United are hopeful to sign Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, as Louis Van Gaal seeks to address his shortage of options in defence.

The Sporting Lisbon defender could cost United around £16m and United don’t consider his contract to be too much of a problem, even though, as it’s common practice in Portuguese football, it might involve third parties.

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Aug 11 2014

Van Gaal’s axe list

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 7:40 am

1407695115660_Image_galleryImage_Manchester_United_s_JavieLouis Van Gaal is ready to axe seven players of the current United squad ahead of the new season but Shinji Kagawa will remain at Old Trafford, according to reports that emerged last night.

The United manager had been expected to individually tell the players he considers to be surplus to requirements that they were free to find themselves a new club after evaluating them throughout United’s summer tour and, according to the Daily Mail, seven players have been told they’ve no future at Old Trafford.

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Aug 08 2014

United miss out on target

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 11:28 am

thomas-vermaelenManchester United are set to miss out on Thomas Vermaelen, after the Belgian’s move to Old Trafford was believed to be off, as Arsenal blocked the deal for their captain.

The Belgian had been linked with a switch to United this summer, after falling behind Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker in the pecking order at the Emirates and Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, had admitted the 28-year-old could leave North London between now and the end of the transfer window.

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