A select round-up of the latest news relating to Manchester United…
Earlier reports had suggested that the Portuguese international’s move was all-but-complete before Louis van Gaal allegedly put a halt on proceedings. But now it is being suggested that if the Italian side fail to get the Barcelona man they will push ahead with a deal for Nani.
The German powerhouse becomes the latest Bayern Munich player to be linked with United, following the likes of Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos.
Considering he only signed in January – and shone in the final weeks of the season – this could possibly be the most bizarre transfer rumour we have heard so far this summer.
But it is out there, with van Gaal reportedly prepared to accept £40million for the Spaniard as he is said to favour one up front and one behind – with Wayne Rooney reportedly ear-marked for that role.