Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Note how yesterday, the comment made by Morgan Schneiderlin that his future will be resolved swiftly was a footnote in our column.
Today, it’s back page news in the Daily Star, who put 2 and 2 together and get a £24m move to United. They say he’ll earn £120,000 a week.
The Independent say that United’s £30m-plus offer for Sergio Ramos was rejected yesterday. It ought to be said that it’s good to see United spotting these top class players who are unsettled – apparently – and testing the water.
We still think it’s a ploy for a better contract. But anyway.
The latest on David De Gea is from the MEN who say that United will only consider a world record fee for a goalkeeper. So that’s anything above the£32.6m Juventus paid Parma for Buffon way back when.
This comes after it was discovered that the house he was renting has been put up for sale by the owners, which really adds nothing of note to the story, but is being interpreted as ‘he’s definitely going!’ as if as of yesterday morning he was nailed on to stay.
Elsewhere we’re still waiting for the 50th name to be linked to us this summer. A conversion rate of 1 in 49 – not bad?!
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, Carlos Bacca, Arda Turan