Just as we thought the Gareth Bale saga was coming to an end, the press have found a new way to write an old story.
The latest comes from the Independent, which claims Manchester United may turn to the Tottenham player as they become increasingly frustrated in their lack of transfer activity.
How they expect to sign possibly the most sought-after man in European football when they have failed in far less complex transfer negotiations remains to be seen. But the story claims Spurs may be more willing to speak to United having grown tired of Real Madrid’s negotiations.
We can’t see it happening either. Tottenham look increasingly likely to keep Bale, and with him they could be yet another challenge to United’s chances of retaining the title.
From one saga to another: with Wayne Rooney being encouraged to stay at Old Trafford by teammate Nemanja Vidic.
Having helped his team to yesterday’s Community Shield, the Serbian defender spoke about the speculation surrounding the striker.
“I believe Man United is the biggest club in the world,” Vidic said, “and I think there’s no point to go anywhere.”
The subject of plenty of speculation in his own time at the club, the centre-back added, “I’m still here and I’m enjoying playing for this club. Nothing has changed.”
Will Rooney be able to say the same in the years ahead?
His long-time suitors Chelsea may be considering alternatives…just in case. The Express report that the Blues are considering a move for Samuel Eto’o should they fail to sign Rooney.
And finally, the man many tout as a replacement for Vidic could be on his way to Italy, with Napoli reportedly interested in Ezequiel Garay.
Tuttosport claims he and teammate Oscar Cardozo are being lined-up by Rafa Benitez. This comes after reports yesterday that United were unwilling to pay Benfica’s asking price for Garay.
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