With four days left until Sunday’s title decider, Fleet Street has taken its eyes off the title race for a day and concentrated them on the transfer gossip. United fans might wish to look away now as the news aren’t exactly exciting.
Let’s start with the Mirror that reveals that Paul Pogba has finally made his mind up and decided to snub United to join newly-crowned Serie A champions Juventus. The young midfielder, says the paper, was to be a “key player in Reds’ future” but has opted for a four-year deal with the Bianconeri which will see him pocket £20,000 a week.
The Telegraph reports the same story along with the news – already reported yesterday by some papers – that United are prepared to go head-to-head with Everton for highly rated teenager Nick Powell.
While Everton might try to hijack United’s bid for Powell, both team’s path might cross again with the Mirror reporting that United are to make an offer for Leighton Baines.
The Everton left-back, 27, is not going to be cheap according to reports, particularly as Champions League finalist Bayern Munich have renewed their interest in the former Wigan man, meaning that Fergie will face a strong competition in the summer.
One player for whom the race is apparently already being lost is Eden Hazard.
The Lille playmaker declared in an interview with French TV Canal + that next year he’ll be not wearing red. “It’s the blue that I’ll be wearing next season. Definitely the blue.”
In other news, the Sun reports that Phil Jones has been delighted with his debut season for the club and that he was left surprised by the number of games he’s played this season.