In one of those no news is new news days with regards David De Gea, we did notice something a little different in the Daily Star’s regurgitation of the Sergio Ramos rumours from yesterday.
Star Sports writer Jeremy Cross claims to understand that Manchester United are quite prepared to let De Gea’s contract run down if Real don’t play ball and this is music to our ears if true. He claims that United feel they can afford to miss out on the £20m fee Real are likely to go up to and we’re quite happy with that. We stand by our suggestion a few weeks back, that we’d be content to see De Gea waste a year of his career on the bench, ruining his chances of getting to be Spain’s number one for the Euros next year.
Spanish newspaper Sport went big with a story about Angel Di Maria talking to Barcelona about a possible move. This story contradicted two major points – one, Barcelona’s still existing transfer ban, and two, the simple matter of the truth. This was denied by Di Maria’s agent overnight but it hasn’t stopped the Star reporting on it as a possible January transfer. I can imagine that, Barcelona wanting to wait until January to buy a player who will possibly be cup tied for the Champions League. Ah, the Star, we were getting on so well.
And we’re thoroughly devastated by the news that Liverpool have swooped to sign a player that we probably weren’t interested in. This isn’t a case of ‘I didn’t fancy her anyway’ – more a continuation of Liverpool’s careful transfer policy of observing which names are linked with United and then making their move. Maybe they’re reading our collection of names.
German outlet SportBild interestingly report a story that we tend to believe. It says Bayern are interested in Di Maria but can’t afford the fee or wages.
Let’s go to our trusty friend Google Translate.
After SPORT BILD information FC Bayern and Manchester United are considering a swap deal: Angel Di Maria could change in return for Bastian Schweinsteiger (30) plus a multi-million dollar transfer fee to the Säbener road.
The sign for a stay of Schweinsteiger to contract the end of 2016 have recently changed abruptly. Both the club and the player. “We would consider only a change when Bastian would come to us with a specific request,” board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had let know the SPORT BILD interview. Want Schweinsteiger fulfill his contract in Munich until 2016, the club is the earned pro fulfill this wish also.
But Schweinsteiger has announced plans to continue his career until 2018 at a top European club. In Schweinsteiger aged 31 years and soon a Topgehalt of over ten million euros annually since Bayern has apparently with no longer.
The Bayern bosses should therefore have signaled their vice-captain Schweinsteiger that the club will make him an offer about renewals. After 17 years at Bayern Schweinsteiger said to have been disappointed since then deals with the idea of a change.
Schweinsteiger’s market value is 25 million euros (according transfermarkt.de ), Di Maria, however, is worth 65 million euros. The 27-year-old Argentinian has scored three goals in his first year in Manchester in 27 league games and prepare eleven goals. However, the right-winger had put seven scorer in the first six games a dream start – and was then often fallen short of expectations. Since a second yellow card early March against Newcastle he had come under coach Louis van Gaal to last only as a substitute for use.
So, well, there you go.
Today’s names :
Players linked to United : Dani Alves, Hugo Lloris, Mats Hummels, Nathaniel Clyne, Gareth Bale, Morgan Schneiderlin, Nicolas Otamendi, Felipe Anderson, Petr Cech, Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Gaitan, Ilkay Gundogan, Lorenzo Gonzalez, Bastian Schweinstiger, Harry Kane, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Muslera, Asmir Begovic, David Alaba, Carlos Bacca, Arturo Vidal, Joseph Colley, Gonzalo Higuain, Radja Nainggolan, Gregory van der Wiel, Mario Mandzukic, Christian Eriksen ’89, Roberto Dourado, Roberto Firmino, Memphis Depay, Jasper Cillessen, John Stones, Paul Pogba, Thomas Muller, Axel Witsel, Freddy Guarin, Seamus Coleman, Fabinho, Romelu Lukaku, Raphael Varane, Stefan De Vrij, Jerome Boateng, Dayot Upamecano, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Dani Carvajal