Somewhat bizarrely, Manchester United have been linked with a move for Gareth Bale over the past few weeks, and once again today, Louis van Gaal’s men are linked with a significant move for the Welshman for next summer. Bale cost Real madrid a huge £80+million just last summer, but the Madrid board are believed to be willing to cash in on the 25-year old.
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Louis van Gaal has identified Ezequiel Garay as the man to sure up Manchester United’s struggling defence, according to the Daily Mirror. United sent two scouts to watch him play for Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League on Wednesday night, with a view to making a bid for the Argentine as early as January.
Yesterday we learnt that ex-Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes would be training with the Manchester United first-team after his rehabilitation is complete, and today the Spanish goalkeeper has been spotted in and around Manchester City centre. Valdes, 32, is currently without a club, despite being one of the best keepers in the world not too long ago.
Victor Valdes was one of the best keepers in the world just a couple of years ago, but last season saw a dip in form and a cruciate ligament injury which ruled him out of the World Cup. Yesterday, Manchester United confirmed that Valdes was going to train at the club after completing his rehabilitation in Manchester, too.
Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Fredy Guarin. According to the Daily Star, Inter Milan are preparing to sell the Columbian, as Manchester United plan a move for another midfielder in January. Arturo Vidal and Kevin Strootman seem to be the preferred targets for Louis van Gaal, with Guarin as a backup option.
Manchester United were thought to be interested on bringing Dani Alves to Old Trafford last week, however today, the Daily Mail have quashed those rumours. Alves cost Barcelona a huge £25million from Sevilla in 2008, and since then the buccaneering Brazilian has won all there is in Spanish football.
Manchester United are hopeful of securing a deal for World Cup winner Sami Khedira, beating the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea to his signature. The 27-year old is desperate to leave Real Madrid due to his lack of playing time, and according to the Daily Star, Manchester United are in pole position at the current time.
Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj set the world alight with his superb ability last season, but this year his progress seems to have slowed up. Thats probably due to the big-name arrivals such as Ander Herrera, Daley Blind and Angel Di Maria, but Adnan Januzaj still remains hot property across Europe.
In his time at Barcelona, Dani Alves emerged as one of the best right-backs in the world. The Brazilian-born wingback has won it all in his time at the Nou Camp, and many expected him to leave in the summer. However that didn’t happen, but it is expected that Alves will be available on a free transfer next summer, with many clubs interested in signing him.
Manchester United’s lack of experienced centre-backs is startling considering the amount of money spent bolstering our attacking line in the summer. Yesterday night, we were linked with Aston Villa’s captain Ron Vlaar, and today its the turn of a former Manchester United youth graduate who is know playing his football at Stoke City – Ryan Shawcross.