Chelsea’s Fernando Torres to Manchester United? No we’re not mad, read on…

Let’s have a bit of fun, if United sell Dimitar Berbatov as predicted and Sir Alex asked you to present him with five transfer options who would you suggest? Here’s ours…


Edison Cavani

The Napoli striker is without doubt one of the best strikers in the world game at present.

Top scorer in Serie A last season, he endeared himself to the Old Trafford faithful by scoring goals for Napoli which sent Manchester City crashing out of the Champions League.

With United defender Patrice Evra currently public enemy number one in Uruguay after Suarez-gate, Cavani may however be advised against such a move.

It would still be worth bidding for the coveted forward if United can magic £30 million from their coffers.


Demba Ba

Want a cheap option? Ba fits the bill.

Scorer of 15 goals already this season, the Newcastle forward could be available for as little as £7 million because of a clause in his contract.

Allowing United to spend so little would mean there is more money available to put towards new midfielders, where there is far greater need.


Karim Benzema

Benzema almost signed for United once before, in fact he was very close. Unfortunately it was that summer where Real Madrid went crazy and spent the best part of £170 million on him, Ronaldo and Kaka.

Benzema has been consistent even though he is not Mourinho’s favourite option, and he remains France’s number one striker.

In a side like United’s with Nani, Young and Valencia supplying the crosses the Frenchman could flourish.


Leandro Damiao

The Brazilian striker was strongly linked with Spurs last summer but the move never happened.

We saw him net in a pre-season game for Internacional against Barcelona and he did not look out of place.

A full international and only 22 Arsenal are also looking at him and so are PSG. He would be a great asset to the United team.


Fernando Torres

Hear us out on this one, even if you are desperate to shout ‘What the hell is Torres doing on this list are you mad?’.

One, United signing Torres would make rivals Liverpool so mad their heads might just explode with anger. Or laughter perhaps.

Two, Torres is still in his mid-twenties, and without a league winners medal.

He has much to prove and plenty of time still to do it.

Three, Liverpool again, but just imagine Torres netting the winner at Anfield in a United shirt.

New club, new start, United could be just the fit for him. He clearly needs to get away from Chelsea, and as Liverpool fans would point out, he has a great scoring record at Old Trafford.

Not convinced? We tried…

– United fans which strikers would YOU sign?

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