According to Graham Hunter, Sergio Ramos has told Real Madrid in no uncertain terms he wants to leave and join Manchester United. Look, we still believe this will end with him signing a new contract at the Bernabeu, but we are a little excited now.
Petr Cech’s confirmed transfer to Arsenal yesterday probably helped strengthen United’s resolve too – with each top goalkeeper that leaves, or signs a new deal to stay, surely our chances of holding firm and keeping David De Gea rise? Maybe, maybe not. Just a theory. De Gea has been told to report back to pre-season training (professional told to do job – headline?) so that will apparently piss him right off.
Bastian Schweinsteiger said that a fourth league title in a row is the aim for Bayern Munich next season and so that is being translated as him saying he doesn’t want to join United. Fair do’s. It’s also being translated that our move for Morgan Schneiderlin of Southampton is now as a consequence of that ‘rejection’. So much for those who said we wanted both. And Southampton say they have received no serious bid for their midfielder. Maybe we won’t get either. Gulp.
Turkish outlet trtspor claim that United have agreed a deal for Arda Turan, who made that always classy move by declaring he was set to leave over Twitter. Nice little player, but surely a ‘B’ category kind of player. For a team with a ‘D’ midfield (although we’re improving) it’s not a bad plan.
You do get the feeling something’s about to happen, but as for when it hits, that’s anyone’s guess. Probably five minutes after you’ve read this.
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, Arda Turan, Jordi Alba, Seamus Coleman, Edinson Cavani