Manchester United transfer news: £50m deal tipped for next year and Moyes talks money

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A select round-up of transfer news relating to Manchester United

While doubts remain over Wayne Rooney’s long-term future, the Mail on Sunday reports that talks over a new contract at Manchester United are set to start in due course.

The report claims Rooney’s agent has been contacted a number of time by United’s chief executive Ed Woodward, and that the champions are confident a new deal will be agreed that suits all parties.

The contract mooted in the press is a four-year, £50million deal, part-funded by the departure of a number of players from Old Trafford.

The usual suspects of Nani, Anderson and Ashley Young are among those tipped to leave; although we are not sure why Antonio Valencia continues to be mentioned as a potential departure.

From potential outgoings to possible incomings now, with David Moyes insisting money is available for a top-class signing.

Speaking to the Observer, Moyes said, “We can definitely find the money for a big deal, 100%. I know that because the money was available this summer. We were very close to a major, major signing, and if it had gone through it would have definitely shown what the club is worth.”

And yet it did not go through, and nor did much else, apart from the final day panic buy of Marouane Fellaini. So United fans would be forgiven for waiting to see what happens in the next two transfer windows before taking any kind of heart from a deal that almost happened, but ultimately did not.

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