Manchester United Latest News & Transfer Rumours: Kevin Strootman
Sir Alex Ferguson come away yesterday with a marquee 3-2 win at Stamford Bridge proving that there’s a way to take down Chelsea, despite their multi-million pound talent, and it looks as if Manchester United will now spend a bob or two… here comes today’s transfer rumours.
First up the Metro are keen on Fergie’s rekindled curiosity of PSV Eindhoven’s Kevin Strootman, having last year put in a bid for £10m to no effect.
The London Underground’s omnipresent news source is quick to point out that Fergie will now have to up his offer to £25m if he wants this transfer story to have a happy ending.
Strootman signed with team-mate Dries Mertens from Utrecht for a combined fee of £10.5million and is being tipped as one of the Eredivisie’s biggest assets, hence the interest from Manchester United.
Manchester United scouts have been putting in the air miles of late for Fergie sent his men to watch Genoa full back Mario Sampirisi against AC Milan on the weekend.
Sampirisi, 19, a wing-back, failed to feature in Serie A for Milan and only made his league debut in January during Genoa’s clash with Palermo, reports the Daily Mail.
This morning’s third import rumour is courtesy of CaughtOffside, which claims the leak at Old Trafford’s back line will be plugged by the acquisition of PSG defender Diego Lugano, read in to this one with caution.
Apparently the unhappy Uruguayan is open to a move away from European football’s newest fat cats and may be added to a withering Manchester United defence but at 31 it is debatable whethr Fergie will take a gamble on this move.
Ending on a positive note we bring news that David De Gea has trashed reports that he wants to leave Manchester United, following last week’s speculation that the young Spaniard was considering his options outside of the Premier League.
De Gea is no longer guaranteed a first-team spot, which fuelled gossip that he was off to become Iker Casillas’ understudy at Real Madrid, but the goalkeeper reassures that he has no problems fighting for his position.
“I am happy at United and not thinking about a return to Spain,” De Gea told The Sun.
“I’ve accepted the challenge to learn and improve as a professional. And fighting for my place gives me a bigger incentive to play well.”