Manchester United are finally closing in on their main man of this transfer window, Arturo Vidal, according to the Daily Mail. The 27-year old Chilean has been hotly linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer, but just when things look dead in the water, all of the sudden it looks like the move could happen again.
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Manchester United have seen their initial £16million offer for Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo, get rejected by the Portuguese side – claim FTBPro. It is believed that Sporting Lisbon are holding out for around £20million for the Argentine defender, but the situation could get complicated due to third party ownership.
Arsenal’s sought-after centre-back Thomas Vermaelen, has a verbal agreement to join Manchester United – according to The Telegraph. The 28-year old is subject to an official £10million bid from Barcelona, but the Belgian is waiting for an official offer from Manchester United.
Roma defender Mehdi Benatia is fast emerging as one of the most sought-after centre-backs in world football after an excellent season in the Serie A. The 27-year old has refused to pen a new deal in Italy, and is set to be at the heart of a three-club bidding war, according to The Express.
Manchester United have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Arsenal centre-back Thomas Vermaelen, as Barcelona have made a £10million bid for the 28-year old, according to Sky Sports News. The Belgian centre-back is looking likely to leave The Emirates this summer, despite being club captain.
Shinji Kagawa’s Manchester United future looks to be in the balance, as Louis van Gaal prepares to offload a few players before bringing in new faces to the Manchester United squad. The Japanese international is yet to hit the dizzy heights he managed at Borussia Dortmund, and Van Gaal looks set to cash in.
Manchester United lost two of the best centre-backs in the clubs history in just a matter of days in May, when Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic both left on free transfers. Since then, the club have been linked with a whole host of central defenders, and the usually reliable Andy Mitten has given us an update on United’s targets.
When Louis van Gaal conducted his first Manchester United press conference on Thursday, the 62-year old suggested that he’ll take the first month of his reign to assess the current squad before bringing in any new players.
In a weird series of events, Patrice Evra could be off to Turin to play his football next season – despite signing a contract extension with Manchester United this summer. The French fullback did agree to stay on for another year, but it looks like Manchester United will lose the influential 33-year old.
Manchester United have received an enquiry from Everton, for midfielder Tom Cleverley, according to freelance journalist Tim Pearson. He goes on to add that Manchester United are holding out for around £10million for the 24-year old, whereas Everton would prefer a one-year loan deal with an option to make the move permanent.