Oct 17 2014

United consider £12m move for centre-back

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:43 am

Ron-Vlaar-523646Manchester United might have to pay as much as £12m to sign Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar in January.

According to ESPN, Villa will accept the probability of losing their centre-half but Paul Lambert will only allow his club captain to leave if Villa’s financial demands are met.

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Oct 14 2014

United missed out on Real Madrid defender because of Phil Jones

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 11:22 am

1387309070_extras_noticia_foton_7_0Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane said he turned down a move to Manchester United because the club had just signed Phil Jones and the Frenchman feared that might limit his first team opportunities.

The French defender was one of European football’s most promising prospect when he left Lens in the summer of 2011, with Real Madrid beating PSG and United in the race to the then 18-year-old.

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Oct 14 2014

United star set for new five-year deal

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:21 am

1203791-25145109-2560-1440David De Gea is set to have his wages doubled as Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer the Spanish keeper a new five-year deal worth £120,000-a-week.

News of the new deal, which according to the Daily Mirror will be offered to the Spaniard before Christmas, comes as speculation linking Real Madrid with a move for the 23-year-old intensified over the last couple of days.

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Oct 13 2014

Goodbye Mata, hello Vidal?

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 8:52 am

Arturo-Vidal-Juventus-Champions-League_2890955Manchester United have again been linked with a move for Arturo Vidal, with Juan Mata considered to be the man holding the key to a possible deal for the Chilean midfielder.

According to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Juventus will allow the 27-year-old in January and United look to be in pole position to land the Chilean as they could offer Mata to the Serie A champions. With the arrival of Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria, Mata’s opportunities have been limited this season, even though the Spaniard has netted twice this season and will start games against West Brom and Chelsea given Wayne Rooney’s suspension.

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Oct 09 2014

Ronaldo’s return is “impossible”

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:12 am

1412815270699_wps_20_Real_Madrid_s_Cristiano_RCristiano Ronaldo will not return to Manchester United, according to his agent. Jorge Mendes, the same agent who looks after the interest of Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria, has insisted that there’s absolutely no chance of the Portuguese returning to United and that Ronaldo will finish his career with Real Madrid.

Mendes admitted that United hold a special place in Ronaldo’s heart but said it was “impossible” for him to return to Old Trafford.

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Oct 09 2014

United’s target “not for sale”

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 8:57 am

Kevin-Strootman-Manchester-United-517596Roma owner James Pallotta has told Manchester United that Kevin Strootman is not for sale at any price and that Louis Van Gaal will have to look elsewhere to strengthen his midfield options in January.

United have been linked with a move for the Dutchman in the winter transfer window, with many suggesting that Van Gaal sees Strootman as the missing piece of his midfield jigsaw, but Pallotta said that once Strootman returns to full fitness following his cruciate ligament injury, he will do so in the Eternal City.

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Oct 07 2014

Monaco want Roo?

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 10:11 am

Rooney-2Wayne Rooney is a target for Monaco, according to Vadim Vasilyev, the club’s vice-president and the closest adviser to the Russian billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev.

Monaco have monitored Rooney for over 18 months and, according to the Daily Telegraph, they were close to sign the United captain in the 2013 summer’s transfer window, with the prospect of offering him a tax-free deal, before Rooney eventually decided to commit his future to United by signing a new five-year deal worth £300,000-a-week in February.

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Oct 02 2014

United handed boost in midfielder’s pursuit

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:02 am

Kevin-Strootman-Manchester-United-517596Manchester United’s pursuit of Kevin Strootman has received an unexpected boost, after Roma manager Rudi Garcia admitted he wouldn’t have the final say on the Dutchman’s future in the event of an offer.

Garcia has repeatedly ruled the possibility of selling the Dutchman, who impressed in his first campaign in Serie A before suffering an anterior cruciate ligament which forced him to miss the World Cup, stating that the Giallorossi had no intention of parting way with the former PSV midfielder.

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