Today’s fresh stories say that Manchester United will step up their interest in England international Luke Shaw this week, with Luke allegedly pleading with Southampton to grant him a dream move to Old Trafford. Manchester United will step up their pursuit of Luke Shaw after England’s last game in the World Cup before the players travel home, claims The Daily Mail.
Additionally, the same report states that Southampton are in a position where they aren’t desperate to sell with a healthy financial status. However, if the club receive a bid within the region of £30m, they will accept.
The Daily Mail also report that Manchester United will bid £9m for Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, but will stall the deal until after the World Cup. The Belgian international has been second choice in almost every Arsenal game for the past two years, behind Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscienly in the pecking order. The 28 year-old only has one year left on his contract, so Arsenal may consider selling their former captain.
The Daily Star have reported that Barcelona have pulled out of the race for United target, Eliaquim Mangala and it is now a two horse race between Manchester United and Chelsea. City pulled out of the race for the talented 23-year-old defender after it emerged that he is not keen on a move to Manchester City.
In other news, The Daily Star have reported that the race for Eliaquim Mangala is a two horse race between Chelsea and Manchester United, after the highly-rated central defender doesn’t want to play for then front runners Manchester City.
Paris Saint German star Edinson Cavani has said he doesn’t know where is future lies; The Uruguayan striker told reporters : “In football, you never know. One day you’re playing for one club, the next day it could be someone else.”
Alexander Buttner is close to sealing his move to Dynamo Moscow this week. Dynamo Moscow’s Vice-President has reportedly said: “I saw him yesterday. Basically, Buttner will play for the Dinamo. Contract period? Three years.”
Finally, The Daily Star have revealed that Manchester United could miss out on Bruno Martins-Indi, who is in the verge of a move to Porto. The Dutch defender, who Louis van Gaal is very keen on, is available for around £6.5m.