Manchester United latest transfer news, rumours roundup
There’s a general consensus today among the big media players that the incompetence of the English national side is deserving of the back pages, but fear not, Manchester United are in the news too, and it’s transfer talk yet again for Fergie.
First off, Sir Alex has travelled north for his first early Christmas present, Celtic’s Victor Wanyama is top of the wish list, despite the SPL side making an improved contract offer for the 21-year-old Kenyan.
Manchester United have been linked with the midfield star for some time now and with an ageing Paul Scholes winding down his involvement in this year’s Premiership campaign, the Wanyama transfer may come to fruition during the summer.
Fergie knows that his target won’t come cheap and expects to fork out a sum of £10m or more, which is quite a step up for the youngster who joined Celtic from Belgian club Beershcot AC.
Fergie’s second item in the shopping cart in Desportivo Brasil’s youngster Bruno Gomes who is being strongly linked in his homeland with a switch to United in the future.
Gomes is just 16 years of age but has already caught the eye of Manchester United scouts and has spoken to Gazeta Esportiva about the prospect of a move, the transfer is said to be in the “evaluation phase”.
Federico Macheda’s ears must be burning for he, the former next big thing, is set to quit the club to secure a regular starting place next season.
The Sun report that the Manchester United forgotten forward has thrown a tantrum and called time on his career at Old Trafford.
Sir Alex will have showdown talks with winger Nani in the coming weeks to negotiate a better deal for the Portugal international or face seeing him leave for a sunnier climate, the less-than-happy tricky attacker is considering moving abroad.
Juventus are first in the queue should Nani, 25, force a move away from Manchester United, with the Premiership side hanging a £10m for sale sign above his head.