Reports today suggest that David Moyes has shown an interest in Real Sociedad striker Antoine Griezmann, after watching the 20-year-old make his debut for France on Wednesday night against Holland.
United have already faced Griezmann twice this season and while the Frenchman hadn’t been linked with a move to Old Trafford after both Champions League clashes between United and Real Sociedad, Moyes now seems to have stepped up his interest ahead of what promises to be a huge summer for the club.
Manchester United are closing in on Portuguese youngster William Carvalho, according to reports in today’s papers that claim the Sporting Lisbon’s defensive midfielder could soon be on his way to Old Trafford, after the Portuguese giants have identified his replacement in Estoril’s midfielder Goncalo.
David Moyes and his staff have scouted Carvalho for a while now and the Portuguese has been watched in action eight times by United scouts who have been impressed by the 21-year-old’s qualities and have recommended him to the United manager, who is looking to revamp his squad in the next transfer window.
News emerged today that David Moyes is allegedly tracking two Barcelona midfielders, having seemingly not learn a thing from last summer’s double fiasco when his pursuit of Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas ended with the former choosing Bayern Munich over United, while the latter decided to stay put in Catalonia.
The United manager, however, has his sight set on another pair of Barcelona midfielders this time, with Alex Song and Cristian Tello emerging as the latest names linked with the job nobody seems to want: being a midfielder for Manchester United.
The January transfer window might have closed just a week ago, but the rumour mill ahead of the summer transfer window is already in full swing, even though there are still some four months until the end of the season.
Nobody will have as big a job on his hands in the summer as David Moyes, with the Manchester United manager tasked with carrying out a rebuilding job of absolutely epic proportion, with United facing a possible mini-exodus of senior players, with Nemanja Vidic confirming he’ll leave Old Trafford at the end of the season.
Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola might have just given United fans a reason to remain glued to TV screens and radios tomorrow, after admitting that Toni Kroos could leave the Allianz Arena before tomorrow’s transfer deadline.
The Bayern Munich midfielder has been on David Moyes’ radar for quite some time, after the European champions’ Chief Executive, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, admitted that the club was struggling to come to an agreement with the midfielder over a new contract.
After watching last night’s torture unfolding – and for those who didn’t, just to clarify, it was pure and uninterrupted torture – it can be hard to find any reasons at all to be cheerful this morning, with United dumped out of another competition and increasingly look like a mid-table side – one incapable of taking penalties, at that.
However, there might be a ray of light finally about to shine on David Moyes’ squad as Chelsea have reportedly accepted United’s £37m for Juan Mata, meaning that the Spaniard could be on his way to Old Trafford soon.
After a day of bizarre speculation which saw Reds across the world debate over the wisdom of a possible offer for Juan Mata, United and a major force in Spanish football are linked yet again.
However, today United are the part set to receive an offer, rather than the one submitting it, as Real Madrid are reportedly set to present an offer for Wayne Rooney this summer, having decided that the United number 10 is an infinitely easier target to secure than Sergio Aguero.
According to German newspaper Bild, Manchester United have made an offer for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.
Gundogan, whose contract expires at the end of next season, has long been on the Reds’ radar and is widely considered to be one of the best midfielders in Europe, the sort of player United have been crying out for for the past five-six seasons.