A select round-up of transfer news relating to Manchester United…
The press is today awash with reports linking Manchester United with a move for Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin. While some papers claim David Moyes is hoping to do a deal for as little as £10million, the Express reports that the Colombian is likely to cost in the region of £17million.
The paper claims it is now a straight fight between United and Tottenham for Guarin, with Chelsea said to have dropped out of the race.
Having previously worked with Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas at FC Porto, the Portuguese may have the advantage if it really is a straight fight between him and Moyes. But we expect other clubs to be interested in a player who has had a very impressive season to date in Serie A.
In Wayne Rooney news – and expect there to be plenty of that in the weeks ahead – the Mirror reports that Chelsea’s reported renewed interest will not push the the champions into a new round of negotiations.
That is in stark contrast to the claims earlier this week that Rooney himself had rejected the chance to sit down with the United hierarchy to discuss an extension to a deal that has just 18 months to run.
United are said to be in no rush to finalise a new deal, in part because the striker now appears happy at Old Trafford, easily being the best-performing player so far this season.
But surely that is exactly the reason to sit him down and negotiate…
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