Spanish star rules out United move but two midfielders could seal summer switch

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He may have regularly been linked with a whole host of clubs in England – most regularly Manchester United and Manchester City – but Spanish international Xavi has no intention of testing himself in the Premier League.

Speaking to the Sun, the Barcelona midfielder said, “There was always talk United or Chelsea or City and Arsenal wanted to sign me but never anything concrete.

My thinking was always clear. I am such a Barcelona fan, so my first, second and third option is always Barca. I want to be here forever.”

So any United fans dreaming of a Xavi swansong at Old Trafford should seemingly forget about it.

But they could soon be seeing Cheick Tiote in a United shirt, with the Daily Star reporting that the Newcastle United man is on David Moyes’ radar.

The report claims United are planning a summer raid for the midfielder, along with Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho.

Would both defensive-minded players fit into United’s starting XI? If Moyes is seeking the strength and protection in that area to allow his forwards to wreak havoc then they just might.

And finally, Talk Sport claims Juventus are ready to try again for Nani next summer, after seeing a January move fail to materialise.

The Italian club's manager Antonio Conte reportedly remains optimistic that Moyes can be persuaded to sell at the end of the current campaign.

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