Manchester United transfer news: Douglas Costa, Anderson, Nani, Scholes, Fletcher
Manchester United FC transfer news brings in reports about the end of Rio Ferdinand’s international career as the centre-back pulled out of the English squad for World Cup qualifiers. The Red Devils are looking to bring Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder, Douglas Costa during the summer transfer window.
The Old Trafford side was strongly linked to the Brazilian last year without the production of a desired result. Costa’s role at the Ukrainian club has been reduced to less appearances on the field and more on the bench, which might be the reason for the player looking to move out from Shakhtar, however the Brazilian has a contract until 2017 and is shielded by a €45 million buyout clause.
Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly looking to refurbish the squad, (Is that necessary?) which might result in at least four players leaving the Old Trafford side this summer. Anderson, Nani, Darren Fletcher and Paul Scholes might just be the top four to read the exit sign behind their back according to the transfer rumours pertaining to Manchester United FC.
Anderson’s stay at Old Trafford might be ticking away as Sir Alex looks to ship-off the Brazilian during the summer transfer window due to two seasons of injuries and poor form. The midfielder is reportedly on the radar of Benfica. Nani has been constantly linked with a move away from the Red Devils and was associated with Zenit, but the deal fell apart due to the wage demands of the Portuguese player.
Paul Scholes has been struggling with a knee injury and his contract is set to expire at the end of this season. Darren Fletcher has been battling with a long spell of sickness and might be on his way out.