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31 Jul 2015 20:04:47
Sorry about the copy and paste:
Palmeiras have had a €4m bid from Manchester United for the 18-year old João Pedro, according to the Bandeirantes TV station.

João Pedro was a starter for the Brazilian team who were runner-ups of the U-20 World Cup, where he's been a teammate of Man United's starlet Andreas Pereira. The right-back is still 18 years old and is considered to have a great future.

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31 Jul 2015 21:51:26
So that's the pedro they were talking about ;)

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31 Jul 2015 16:50:46
Very new rumours that Bale's agent met MUFC representatives in London.

My question, why London? Why not Manchester?

Anyways, apparently Barca haven't been approached for Pedro. And This Felipe Anderson stuff on the Rumours page has got some steam.

But all in all i don't think anyone has any idea and personally i don't get caught up in it anymore. I will support my team regardless of who we buy, and whoever we buy i will support.

Lets look forward to the season and the unveiling of the kit tomorrow.

MUFC

{Ed004's Note - Manutd offices are located in London tbf I would be over the moon with Bale}

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31 Jul 2015 17:11:26
Ed002 once said that agents and officials meet all the time. But it seems kind of unusual of the timing of this rumor. I wouldn't hold my breath over this though.

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31 Jul 2015 17:12:19
Good post Harry I'm of the same sentiment too

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31 Jul 2015 17:32:40
I'm with ed004, if we get bale Il be over the red moon

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31 Jul 2015 18:26:16
80 million and de gea for bale! Is that fair???

{Ed025's Note - no...far too much pep..

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31 Jul 2015 18:29:56
I did post this morning that the new kit is due it's official unveiling. Maybe Utd will unveil a new player. Maybe someone who we've never considered. LVG did say that. Bale would be top of my shopping list; young, fast, good ball sense. Bale might be homesick, just like De Gea. Who knows? But I can't wait for it all to unravel.

Yn eich blaen y Cochion (come on you reds!)

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31 Jul 2015 19:26:18
Mate. If united unveiled a superstar in the new kit I think I would lose it completely. How big time would that be. ?
Unreal craic if it happened.!
The number 7 shirt is about to be vacated. What better time to introduce the new owner of a very iconic shirt.

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31 Jul 2015 19:50:04
I'd accept not signing a centre back if we got bale. He's in the top 5 in the world!

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31 Jul 2015 07:58:20
Do you think we'll get John Stones? Apparently Jonny Evans plus cash? Cheers Edds!

{Ed004's Note - I would be happy with Stones but don't think he will sign}

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31 Jul 2015 17:53:45
Bale would be beyond amazing. Europe would be nervous about our return if he came in along with our other signings.

Shame really. but the brutal reality is Madrid would not even entertain a bid.

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31 Jul 2015 14:08:47
Pleased to announce the first set of fixtures are now up for this seasons Correct Score Competition which can be found at http://football-rumours.co.uk/correct-score-competition.php.

For those new to it entries must be in before midnight Friday each week,The fixtures and table are usually updated on a Sunday evening (or when I remember :-) ).

Their are small cash prizes each month for 1st,2nd and 3rd places and a small cash prize for the overall winner/s.

Please take any questions or comments regarding this to the competition page and don't reply on this page.

Cheers.

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31 Jul 2015 16:47:52
Thanks Ed

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31 Jul 2015 13:37:55
According to the Barcelona president, no one has approached them about Pedro.

Maybe he isn't a target after all?

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31 Jul 2015 15:56:35
As far as I can gather he has a release clause, so if we offer that then they don't have a choice? I would tend to not believe anything that comes out at this point, so difficult to know the truth.

{Ed002's Note - That is not correct.}

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31 Jul 2015 16:24:14
What's not correct the fact that no one has bid or he has a transfer clause

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31 Jul 2015 16:29:14
This is what Ed002 said about clauses not too long ago, hope it helps:
The "buy out" clause is legally binding between a club and a player. The "buy out" is effectively what it says - a means for the player to buy himself out of the contract. As an example, if a player wishes to buy himself out of a contract, he pays the applicable FA the amount of the "buy out" clause effectively becoming a free agent. The problem is that in most cases a player would need to obtain that money from the buying club - and this is fraught with issues regarding "tapping up" and, of course, taxation as it can be seen as income for the player and would therefore be subject to income tax. There was a test case about the taxation issue in Spain about three years ago. So "bouy out" clauses are very rare.

A "release clause" is far more common in that it gives a figure that the club would accept for the sale of a player to another club - but it is not legally binding except where both parties are in the same country (for the sake of argument I should say that Spain and Portugal count as the same country as do England and Wales). These are normally unreasonably high figures (Messi at Barcelona for example) introduced to act as a deterrent for hostile bids - and even then the club could easily block a move. However, if a club does agree to match a release clause then the selling club would be obliged to ask the player if he is interested - there is no obligation on the player to make a move. Examples are Goetze who decide he wanted to move and Cavani who, regardless of two offers that were made in 2012 that matched or equated to his then "release clause" recognised Napoli did not want to sell and could block a move abroad and he accepted a new package. Since then Napoli said they will listen to offers of €60M or so and indeed accepted a bid the following summer - which is of course different.

There is then the becoming popular "termination clause" which is binding between the player and the club and if met would see an offer from anywhere accepted and the player given the opportunity to make a call on a move. This overcomes the issues associated with "buy out" clauses as the money would be paid by one club to another.}

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31 Jul 2015 21:26:30
Thanks andy

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31 Jul 2015 11:44:07
RossPique posted yesterday regarding Felipe Anderson from Lazio and like most post they seem nonsense ! But Iv just been working at a current Mutv presenters house
and he's just told me we've made a bid for him and were in talks with a CB based in Spain, wouldn't give a name .

So RossPique I salute you

Ps 8 more sleeps

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31 Jul 2015 12:50:30
Thanks for the kind words teddybear, from what I'm told I'm fairly convinced he'll go whether that be to us or elsewhere is the question
Just on the cb based in Spain, I have no rumours or anything but my I've got a feeling that it might be Inigo Martinez of Sociedad, although Mr. Moyer may be reluctant to sell to us for one or 2 reasons. We've enquires about him before, even last summer I believe, he's well experienced, is a left footer (as we know van gal is looking for one), has fantastic reading of the game and punches well above his weight in the air although he is not huge, he's been compared to Pujol and I believe he has a release clause, at least he did of somewhere in and around 20m, not sure if that is still there but he hasn't signed a new contract as far as I am aware.
Just a bit of a feeling I have as regards him

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31 Jul 2015 13:35:53
i believe its around 21.5 million release fee as liverpool went in for this guy with 14 million and they flat out rejected it

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31 Jul 2015 14:04:50
If we are after inigo Martinez and are successful in signing him, I'd be a happy bunny, very underrated by a lot and would improve our defence immensely!

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31 Jul 2015 16:29:12
I totally agree Ronnie. Very underrated player. I have seen more of him than otamendi so would be my 2nd choice behind Ramos which is getting ever more unlikely by the day.

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30 Jul 2015 18:26:26
Hi guys, long time reader first time poster kind of thing. Must say thanks to the eds for all the hard work they do in updating the site and providing answers to questions.
Ok felt compelled to post, my aunts husband is a die hard United fan, he's also Dutch and his brother had something to do with psv's academy yonks ago apparently.
Anyways he's a bit crazy which is another story but in the past he's made me look a fool by telling me about deals for Ruud, Ashley Young, de gea and most recently depay weeks before they were done. Before Xmas he told me depay was a certainty and to throw 20 quid on him to move, which I did and made myself 160.
Anyways he's told me yesterday that Felipe Anderson of lazio is a certainty to move this summer, he said there is a defo possibility of us but not a banker. Going on past form, I had to put 20 on it.
I seen this morning then that were linked with both Anderson as de vrij of lazio. It never occurred to me to ask about de vrij to be honest but he never mentioned anything either.
Not telling anyone to put money on it but it is a rumour site and I know how frustrated I am by reading papers so just said I'd throw in my tuppence

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30 Jul 2015 20:13:53
These are the reason I visit!

Cheers for posting

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30 Jul 2015 20:26:12
Cheers for posting mate!
Here's hoping you make some good quids. And welcome to the site. Its crazy out here but we all love United.

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30 Jul 2015 21:11:02
Its being reported in the metro that we have made a bid for both, Rosspique. So I would double down if I were you, as this means its guaranteed. ;)

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30 Jul 2015 21:51:10
Funny that i heard about Anderson from a source on Monday .Trip to the bookies i think

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30 Jul 2015 22:06:45
these are the best sort of posts!

unless we are offloading some midfielders, Mata?, I can't see us going for him

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31 Jul 2015 06:27:29
We're offloading ADM, so if Pedro doesn't come, Anderson is a GO, but I doubt it very much.

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31 Jul 2015 11:11:38
I also heard we would buy Anderson, also Pepe could sign today

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31 Jul 2015 11:26:33
I will lose 20 quid but I actually hope that we don't get him. We have plenty of players who can play in an attacking midfield/ inside forward role at the min. depay, mata, januzaj, perierra, young, even Fellaini.
Young showed last year that with a bit of confidence he can do the business. Mata although not the quickest, made the right side his own in the second half of last year, extremely clever player that we need to make room for.
Depay is going to be a beast wherever he plays but for me is an inside forward and hope and believe we will get to see him there most as the season goes on.
Januzaj has the tools,he just needs to step up now, show consistency, determination and grit.
Pereira I am really really excited about and have been for a long time, I wouldn't loan him out, he's not a player to be involved in a relegation struggle, with class players around him this boy is only going to shine brighter.
Fellaini has been and can be a game changer, he is something totally different than what we have and what most clubs are used to dealing with. If our attacking players are struggling to unlock a 10 man defence, throw on Fellaini off the striker, bombard him with crosses, have no shame in it, we all want to play sexy football but it's all about results and goals

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31 Jul 2015 12:44:59
everyone seems to have a source but me :(

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30 Jul 2015 17:27:55
Hi Eds
any interest in Layvin Kurzawa *spelling from monaco?
Also, mentioned the other day on the banter pages that it would be fun to see us hijack Stones from chelskis clutches any strength to the rumour we are indeed linked?
cheers

{Ed004's Note - None in the Monaco player and I can't see us signing Stones}

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31 Jul 2015 09:39:14
CHEERS ED 004

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30 Jul 2015 14:06:00
Hey Edds has thiago silva ever been considered? Also has any players from psg been suggested in the di maria transfer?

{Ed004's Note - No}

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30 Jul 2015 17:08:52
David Luiz?

Haha jesting of course!

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30 Jul 2015 19:43:21
Laurent Blanc? do a better job then phil jones still!

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30 Jul 2015 11:36:47
How close are we to bringing in/getting Lacazette from Lyon or Berardi from Sassuolo? Cheers, Ronnie.

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30 Jul 2015 12:21:42
I didn't think we were interested in either.

I wouldn't mind Lacazette though

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30 Jul 2015 12:27:35
Huh? I don't recall any of the ED's even saying we were interested?

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30 Jul 2015 14:35:40
You've asked this so many times Ronnie. Neither are happening pal!

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30 Jul 2015 15:41:26
As close as the Ed's were to responding to you for the 10th time, slim to none.

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30 Jul 2015 17:16:51
Sorry to all the Edds with my constant asking Mr. Lacazette! My apologies guys! I just get abit ahead of myself? Just went on the Metro site, which I know is about as reliable of getting sun in England throughout summer!! They are putting Kevin de Bryne in the shop window for us, got excited then, nah, never happen! But anyway, apologies for constant badgering! You all know you guys do a sterling job with the site!

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30 Jul 2015 18:39:18
Metro are a joke mate. Don't even look at them.

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30 Jul 2015 09:45:00
Hi Eds

If this is just paper talk then sorry to bother you with it but a few reports coming out today saying we have agreed a £21.5m fee for Gaitan (Benfica)to replace Di Maria.

Do you or your contacts know anything about this?

Cheers

{Ed001's Note - I don't know anything about it sorry. As far as I can tell, everything just says 'reportedly' meaning they have no real source for the story other than other newspapers saying it.}

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30 Jul 2015 13:20:24
i hope not, pedro is cheaper and much better than gaitan

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29 Jul 2015 21:31:15
Why do people believe there's such a hold up with ADM transfer to Psg? And if we are truely interested in Pedro why shouldn't we just lay the 22m on the table and be done with it . I obviously appreciate that there's a liitle bit more to it than all that but can't help feeling that there's a delay in transfers because with have negotiations in a bigger transfer elsewhere . Peoples thoughts?

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29 Jul 2015 22:02:24
Your thoughts give me hope! 😄😄

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30 Jul 2015 03:42:07
I'm guessing we're holding out for the proper price. They want to pay quite a bit less. With the uncertainty of whether PSG will stump up the money, Pedro won't be bought just yet and simlilar Di Maria won't be sold just yet, until PSG do. If they do.

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30 Jul 2015 11:01:57
Guillem Balague said just now that Di Maria deal is done yesterday, €63mln. Hope by the end of the weekend we have two more players, that can train at least a week with the team before Tottenham game.

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30 Jul 2015 11:15:19
Guillem Balague reporting deal done 44.2m for adm

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30 Jul 2015 12:36:21
Since have we become a club,That everytime a So called big club comes in for our players, we roll over and sell them. I know the contracts signed now a days are worthless. but we are mufc for God's sake. Did Di Maria only sign knowing full well he would get his psg move eventually. Van gaal should make him and blanc sweat, Keep him for another season and show them who is boss and who the bigger club is.
Grrrrrrrrr.

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30 Jul 2015 12:42:43
Rock , what purpose would that serve. Cutting off your nose to spite your face. If PSG come up with the money , let him go.

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30 Jul 2015 12:52:30
Be glad to see the back of him he's not even worth venting about.DDG deserves a lot of credit for just getting his head down and getting on with it even tho we all see he wants to go. So as much as it would be a blow to see him go I think we should let him leave for Madrid as long as we get a good fee for him. We need to have a settled squad for the upcoming season

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29 Jul 2015 20:38:07
GuardianOnline in the last hour reporting interest in John Stones

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29 Jul 2015 22:13:48
Don't understand why we would want him we need an experience world class CB not a young player with potential we already have one of them in paddy mcnair his performance against Chelsea last season was outstanding.

{Ed025's Note - dont compare paddy with stones nach..you will be telling us that theres not much between ronaldo and ashley young next!.. :)

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29 Jul 2015 22:37:51
I'm not ed the point is we need an experienced centre back like a hummels or otamendi not paying stupid money for a youngster.

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30 Jul 2015 07:35:02
Nach 73, United should always be interested in the best young English talent. Stones could go on to become our new Rio and play for next 10 years.

Id love to know how many times all the buy Otamendi brigade have actually seen him play?

Paddy needs to go out on loan and learn his trade, Ed25 make a valid point.

{Ed001's Note - why not just give him more games with United to learn his trade?}

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30 Jul 2015 07:50:05
Aymeric Laporte? This kids potential is unreal? Bring John Stones also and alternate between Smalling and Stones? We have a lot of games next season and I for one intend to win most of the buggers! Some say I'm a dreamer BUT you have got to be when your team is Manchester United! BELIEVE!

{Ed001's Note - why would you alternate Stones with Smalling? The gulf in quality is massive, you would only do that if Stones was unfit or injured. Smalling is just not good enough, his improvement still only made him a poor Premier League player, at best. Stones, on the other hand, is potentially a top class centre half, who needs to play as often as possible to gain experience.}

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30 Jul 2015 08:55:28
Paddy > Stones!

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30 Jul 2015 09:41:26
Personally, I don't think any of our "established" centre backs represent a long term solution for the club. I also think centre backs need game time against genuine quality if they are to develop and improve - they'll learn more in an hour against Aguero than twenty games against Ings.

So, if we did move for Stones, it has to be on the basis he would play regularly and we'd be willing to accept he is young and will cost us some games early on. I'd question what we could offer him in terms of on-pitch development right now - we don't have anyone close to the calibre of Ferdinand or Vidic to mentor a young player through.

So I think any move for Stones would have to be as 1 of 2 inbound centre backs, which is a risk in itself.

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30 Jul 2015 09:56:30
From LVG's comments this morning it looks like Blind will be our new centre back with either Smalling or Jones partnering him.

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30 Jul 2015 11:30:44
Sod it then, sell Smalling to Arsenal, they've always liked him, give Evans to Everton as part of the deal to bring in Stones and buy Laporte? Job done! Centre back pairing for years, Jones and Rojo back up?

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30 Jul 2015 12:05:59
Do we have CBs at Utd ? After watching last nights game and numerous others before we need 2 desperately .

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30 Jul 2015 14:17:22
I'm sorry, i've played with and against Paddy, he should never be a Manchester United player.

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30 Jul 2015 14:34:02
Nice one Mpez, where did you get to play with and against him?

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30 Jul 2015 15:01:23
Ok, buy Laporte and Stones, then loan them back to their former clubs to improve? Least we know their ours? Give em another season then bring em back?

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30 Jul 2015 18:07:22
At the Comrades, Mpez?

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29 Jul 2015 15:52:58
Rumour has it a solid bid in for bale and real are happy to accept to raise funds for aguero

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29 Jul 2015 16:14:54
If there is any truth in this, then I would imagine it is certain DDG is going the other way.

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29 Jul 2015 16:20:29
Doubt it, the fat waiter loves him

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29 Jul 2015 17:17:27
Would certainly be better than others we are linked with and ticks all the boxes- service (only 25), skill/ability, undoubted and he has proved it in the premiership. Would send a strong message to europe to just to Epl teams.

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29 Jul 2015 18:31:51
"to raise funds for aguero". because City will obviously just sell him as they need the money?. and don't mind selling arguably the best player in the EPL and one of the top forwards in world football? Maybe just a rumour I know but makes no sense at all to me. Even if Madrid offered 100 million I would be very surprised if City sold him. I would love Bale to come to United more than anyone, but I just can't see it happening, this season at least. If he has another difficult season in Madrid then maybe next year it's more of a possibility.

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29 Jul 2015 18:52:38
What if he wants to leave?

What if his girl friend lives in Madrid?

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29 Jul 2015 19:04:14
Yes because Citie are a feeder club and sell their best players don't they👏

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29 Jul 2015 19:36:18
Have city never sold any of their best players? Are we a feeder club is that why we sold ronaldo?

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29 Jul 2015 19:41:54
What a load of rubbish from whoatealldepays

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29 Jul 2015 19:42:33
WhoAteAllDepays, we sold Beckham, Ruud, Ronaldo and Heinze to them. 3 of them in their prime and most likely they will take our keeper too so yes we have been a feeder club for them. City haven't sold a single good player in a long time.

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29 Jul 2015 19:52:37
Sorry pep maybe i should clog up the news feed moaning and asking the eds about adm like you in future

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29 Jul 2015 20:19:01
RA were Tevez and balotelli not 2 of their best players when they left? Tevez left in 13/14 not exactly a long time. If a player wants out these days it usually happens.

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29 Jul 2015 20:19:57
On 17th July the Ed's comment on the Real Madrid page was "Ideally they (Madrid) would like Aguero and/or Morata although a recent "event" has really limited the likelihood of a move for Aguero". The ed also mentioned Thomas Muller as a possible. No idea if that has changed.

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29 Jul 2015 20:29:50
Don't get all the ridiculing of Delays post? Any player has a value. Top players are always moving clubs. If Madrid came in for Aguero , and he wanted to move there , of course it could happen.

{Ed025's Note - your right betty..

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29 Jul 2015 20:41:14
Thankyou Betty

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29 Jul 2015 20:53:31
Agree with WAAD on this as he did start his post with "rumour has it". City have sold a few decent players over the years I think people are missing out on Boateng, Negredo and Garcia. All big names who commanded decent fees. Stating something is rubbish is counterproductive and attention seeking hence the disagree button.

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29 Jul 2015 21:02:26
Tbf, the Twitter guy he's nabbed this off has got a few things right this summer.

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29 Jul 2015 21:23:31
Delays , you're welcome mate. I think some poster just like to argue for the sake of it. There is not a footballer , or sportsman for that matter , on the planet who is "unbuyable".

Ed25 , nice to " see" you back on these pages. You have a lot of good input when you grace our pages , along with Ed001. Chow do you feel about the possibility of Stones leaving? Personally , I think it would be a mistake for him to join one of the big boys just yet. I would think another year or two at a good solid club like Everton would be more beneficial for him long term. In a way, I think it is more important for GK's and defenders to have a few more years "learning their trade"; before moving on to bigger things.

{Ed025's Note - i agree betty, and although john has the potential to become an outstanding player he is not there just yet, he is still prone to the odd howler that has cost us points, i would like to see him learn his trade and then if the time is right move on, now i know i might sound like an auld arse mate but one of the problems with the game is young guys being know alls and being badly advised by their blood sucking agents (sterling), i just hope stones is better than that and to be honest i think he is..

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29 Jul 2015 22:07:08
Pepgiggs, didn't you mention something about Yannick Bolasie earlier? Know your stuff eh mate.
Don't shoot the bloke down for posting a rumour he's read/heard on a rumour site.

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29 Jul 2015 22:01:42
Ed , yeah Sterling is the prime example. If Stones goes to Chelsea he will be behind Ferry , Cahill and Zouma at least in the pecking order. He could go out on loan , but I don't see any benefit to him as a player in doing that. Why not just stay at Everton and aim to move in a year or two.
But , of course there is the money issue. And we all know that clouds a players judgement big time , especially the younger ones. Funny how Sterling comes to mind again :)

{Ed025's Note - stirling will be the bench mark for a long time betty, what a brat!, it would be good to see what SAF would have done with him if he were in brenda,s shoes mate.. :)

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29 Jul 2015 22:27:53
I mentioned bolasie to see what peoples opinions were of him as a player. It wasn't a rumour! What's that got to do with 'knowing my stuff'

I put that post to see what reaction I'd get. I seem to get a lot of stick of people on here and I am really not quite sure why, I'm interested in the adm story because it's real, and happening so I like to ask the eds there 'professional' 'professional'opinion. Less than one post a day is 'clogging up' is. Betty swallocks had it nailed earlier, belittling peoples post , there's just no need. The eds seem to keep the stronger worded and belittling posts of when they see necessary , maybe they need to keep a few more from being posted

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30 Jul 2015 07:51:07
All I'm saying is you jumped on the guy for posting a rumour. Surely that's exactly what a rumour site is for.
As for City selling Agueto. This is the Real Madrid who bought Luis Figo from their biggest rivals Barca.

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29 Jul 2015 14:29:12
£12m for Pato being the lastest rumour

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29 Jul 2015 14:55:04
Yeah, but his buyout clause is 10 mln EURO.

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29 Jul 2015 16:03:48
Maybe back when he played for Milan and looked like a future star but not now. I wouldn't pay more than £3m for him and even then he would be behind Wilson in the pecking order. Third choice striker for £12m no thank you.

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29 Jul 2015 16:23:37
He had one good season, then it went downhill from there. If he were to come in for a small value and would accept small wages and to be our 3rd choice, then I wouldn't mind.

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29 Jul 2015 17:20:00
Couldn't agree more Weggy as you can tell by my identical post haha

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29 Jul 2015 20:05:37
Would want him at all as apparently his attitude sucks but really think If we are going to buy a striker it's not going to be the muller, lewendowski, benzemas that we keep hearing about as none of these are going to want to play back up to Rooney so probably more realistic we would buy a pato, Lorente sort of player which is why for me deepay will be the second striker and pedro as an alternative. Pedro to be last summer signing regardless of who we sell

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29 Jul 2015 20:05:37
Would want him at all as apparently his attitude sucks but really think If we are going to buy a striker it's not going to be the muller, lewendowski, benzemas that we keep hearing about as none of these are going to want to play back up to Rooney so probably more realistic we would buy a pato, Lorente sort of player which is why for me deepay will be the second striker and pedro as an alternative. Pedro to be last summer signing regardless of who we sell

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28 Jul 2015 18:30:06
Diego godin on leaving athletico Madrid. “It [a Rossoneri switch] would be a step back. I feel good at Atletico Madrid and I still have a lot of ambition; but it would be completely different if it were a club with more ambition

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29 Jul 2015 14:01:09
Would be a good addition. plays on the left of the CB's and lots of leadership experience.

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28 Jul 2015 15:50:10
Do any of the eds know if we have shown any interest in benzema, i would much prefer him to lewandowski et al.

{Ed004's Note - he will most likely be staying at Madrid this season}

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28 Jul 2015 12:00:41
Hi Eds, have any of you got any idea what English club was discussing a potential move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic this week. Ed002 mentioned it on Arsenal page a few days agp. Thanks in advance

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28 Jul 2015 11:50:59
Domenico Berardi, Edds, do we have any interest in this guy, at all? I'd rather this guy than than Pedro?

Also, now interest has dampened on Ramos and Otamendi, will we challenge Chelski in bidding for Stones?

Cheers, Ronnie.

{Ed004's Note - No idea}

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30 Jul 2015 02:56:18
Hasn't he joined US Sassuolo??

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28 Jul 2015 10:25:40
Hi Ed004, Are we to expect a marquee signing to be announced after the Adidas deal has been confirmed?

If so, I'm guessing we'll be looking at an Adidas sponsored player? Bale springs to mind?

Keep up the good work lads

{Ed004's Note - I don't know but I'm hoping so}

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28 Jul 2015 16:05:25
LVG and United will not buy a player based on what boots he wears.

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28 Jul 2015 22:23:25
Not suggesting that. but it could be possible that adidas have stumped up a bit of the cash?

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28 Jul 2015 10:02:09
Edds do you know what happened to our interest in Kane? So looking forward to the new season though. I think Pedro and Otamendi will sign then I think it will go right down to the wire for a striker.
Tully

{Ed004's Note - There never was a strong interest in Kane}

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28 Jul 2015 13:09:52
Just heard Bale in by 1st game!any eds around that have heard anything?i really want this to be true but can't see it

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28 Jul 2015 14:50:56
Come on Gaz!

I know this is a rumour site but it's not a complete and utter fantasy site!

We will sign Pedro and that's probably it I feel.

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28 Jul 2015 15:12:44
Bale would be my choice but I cannot see if happening unfortunately!

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29 Jul 2015 06:35:58
I have heard that to Gaz red, Benitez looking at Reus as a replacement.

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28 Jul 2015 13:06:12
Ed001, quick question if you're not too busy? There has been a lot of talk for weeks now of Otamendi and Ramos but pretty much nothing on any other CB. Obviously we are interested in both of them but do we hold an interest in any other CB's?

It seems likely that we will but they would be 3rd or 4th choice. There aren't many top class CB's around so I feel this is the most crucial signing of our summer as we have little chance of ending up higher than 4th with Smalling, Jones, Rojo and Blind as CB's.

Cheers

{Ed001's Note - I am sure I wrote a list a few weeks back, I literally can't think who was on there now though. I will sort something out tomorrow when I should finally get some time to spare.}

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28 Jul 2015 16:47:31
No problem. I vaguely recall reading a list actually but I had a scroll through the posts and couldn't find one.

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28 Jul 2015 18:37:53
Ed001 - I don't think anyone has actually asked me about centre backs other than Hummels and Ramos who you all know about. There is Otamendi, Varane (unlikely in the extreme), Vertonghen (again unlikely now as Rojo is there but it was an option considered), Mustafi of Valencia was also considered Moyes wanted him when he came in and the club have kept tabs, Toprak is under consideration, de Vrij enquiry was rejected, Matip is an outside possibility (I know little about him other than he was earmarked if Javi Martinez leaves Bayern as the replacement), Dragovic is one I would not rule out as a possibility as he has been tracked though I have no idea if he is seen as good enough, so the scouts might have watched him a lot and then ruled him out, Stones of course I nearly forgot, Bartra is an outside possibility, Sokratis and Hinteregger.
Those are the ones that I know were very closely tracked over the course of the season just gone.}

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29 Jul 2015 03:07:57
Would love Godin personally, the guy is a warrior and chips in with a load of headed gaols too.

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29 Jul 2015 07:28:50
Martin Hinteregger, plays for red bull Salzburg? This guy is only 22/23 and already showing signs of being a top defender? We could get him for peanuts oppose to £30-40m, could be a very shrewd signing indeed? We already have some good defenders and with these wins against Barca etc all be it there second string side in many ways I think confidence around the squad should and would be sky high! The tours been great and I hope we beat PSG next, and show Manchester Utd are back in full swing! We talked before about someone being good enough and brave enough to make those choices, I think Smalling will be an integral part of what's going to be achieved this season? We forget HE PLAYED under Sir Alex with Rio and Vidic in the side, now it's his turn to make that step up! I for one believe he will, after some shaky moments at the start, he's learned a hell of a lot! Go Smalling, it's your birthday!

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28 Jul 2015 13:40:57
Eds and posters.

Quite a few journalists following United on tour and connected to the club are reporting that we are not interested in Otamendi and that he is the "new gaitan" in terms of being linked to us.

I'm feeling quite confused, since I always thought that if the Ramos deal looked dead we would snap up Otamendi. The editors have mentioned that we are trying to get him signed up yet there has been no reporting of it recently.

It doesn't help with Ed002 not being around to separate the truth and BS. I'd be worried if we end this window having signed no center back. The very thought of Daley Blind or Evans at CB terrifies me.

We need experience and quality in that position but perhaps an Evans+Cash+ a player on loan for Stones would be a good solution?

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28 Jul 2015 13:54:51
Think we're giving Ramos every chance and will undoubtedly have another option if that fails. LVG wants balance in his defence, I think which defender he signs will decide who partners him. Otamendi and Rojo could be the first choice for example.

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28 Jul 2015 13:59:04
If we need experience at cb a move for Stones is not going to be the answer

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28 Jul 2015 13:59:14
I think otamendi will sign for us I just think we're trying to negotiate a lower price.

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28 Jul 2015 15:26:20
We made a confirmed bid for Otamendi in January did we not? Surely there is interest and that would suggest LvG wants a new centre back.

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27 Jul 2015 21:36:18
Ed 004, has our interest in lewondowski disappeared? #

{Ed004's Note - Don't recall us having much interest in him this summer}

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28 Jul 2015 08:01:10
Ed001 said that we did from what I recall?

{Ed001's Note - yes mate you did, but you are looking elsewhere right now, it is on the backburner so to speak as other options are explored.}

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28 Jul 2015 08:03:01
A few of the eds said a couple of weeks back that he was of interest during the time when his agent was claiming money would be factor in any move, ie if we offered 40mil+ for him, we could have a chance of getting him

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28 Jul 2015 09:40:16
It's not Lukaku is it?!

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28 Jul 2015 10:30:10
Hi Ed001

If you get chance would you be able to give a few names of people being considered?

Cheers

{Ed001's Note - Zlatan is the only one I know of, though how realistic that is I have no idea. It would certainly suit both PSG and Man Utd to make a deal work.}

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28 Jul 2015 13:34:25
@Ed001

Please tell me its not Lukaku we are looking at. I'd rather give Wilson a chance.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know of any interest from United in Lukaku, but I do know of interest from Lukaku in joining United, which is why I have avoided commenting on Everton for a couple of days, while I tried to find out if the interest was mutual. Sorry I haven't had a chance to find out yet though.}

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28 Jul 2015 13:53:27
ED001 looking elsewhere means different player being looked at or are we trying to get player for a different position first.

{Ed001's Note - different player being looked at.}

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28 Jul 2015 11:13:11
Eds
Would our main target right now be Pedro?

{Ed004's Note - Probably atm}

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