Good morning loyal Manchester United followers, we hope you’re ready to have the latest and greatest rumours thrust at you by the spoonful.
We’re well aware that keeping up with what’s hot and what’s not as the summer transfer window approaches is difficult at the best of times. Compound that by the fact that United are one of the most talked about clubs in world football and you have a right old impasse.
Never fear though, we’ll continue to do the legwork so you don’t have to do anything more than sit back, give us a sweet old click as payment, and enjoy what we have to detail.
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De Gea cheap
David de Gea could well leave United this summer but it appears that it won’t be on the cheap. Following reports yesterday that Real Madrid had offered a frankly insulting £13 million to sign the Spaniard, updates today infer that the Red Devils have flatly refused and warned Los Blancos that they won’t be getting their man for anything less than he’s worth.
It’s believed United are after at least £25m for their star performer, whose contract is due to expire next summer, and let’s face it, Real aren’t known for being short on cash.
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The result is that the Spanish giants have to play ball or risk losing their top target. We don’t think there’s a chance they’ll try and gamble again.
If they do then it could dramatically change the outcome of De Gea’s future, though it can be assumed at this point that in his heart of hearts he’s already made up his mind with regards to where he wants to be playing come the 2015/16 campaign.
Meanwhile United have registered an interest in Belgium international Axel Witsel, currently plying his trade for Zenit St. Petersburg. Formal enquiries for the midfielder have been offered, it’s reported, as Van Gaal looks to improve his midfield.
Chelsea and Juventus are both also monitoring the situation, with the latter said to be sitting in pole position - as per Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport - but if United’s desire to take Witsel to England is genuine then there appears to be very little in the way of Van Gaal striking a deal.
Di Maria incident
Last but not least Angel Di Maria may have landed himself in hot water whilst on international duty after being filmed mocking Argentina boss Gerardo Martino with Lionel Messi.
The footage in question has a very tongue-in-cheek feel to it, but if Martino was going to come down on someone you can bet your bottom dollar it wouldn’t be Messi.
United fans, what do you think to today’s stories? Let us know in the comments box below your thoughts and feelings.