The Sundae Supplement: United with a big shopping list and Joe Kinnear might be set for some work
It’s our last weekend transfer gossip and there seems no shortage of players linked with deadline day moves tomorrow. Though it involves a lot of familiar names at this stage.
With only a little more than 24 hours left in the transfer window, it’s squeaky bum time for players, managers and agents as clubs look to finalise their squad until at least January.
Gareth Bale has had plenty of time to brush up on his Spanish and is expected to sign on the dotted line tomorrow, though this has caused a little more work for workers at the Bernabeu. The Sunday Express say that part of the hold-up is that Daniel Levy is looking for an additional £10 million should Bale be sold to a Premier League side in the future. Hmmm, we heard he is a dab hand at the negotiation table alright.
David Moyes is expected to make at least one signing tomorrow after being linked to a whole host of players. A £21 million bid for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera was rejected with a second bid expected (Mail on Sunday), while Daniele de Rossi could join him at Old Trafford. The Daily Star suggests a loan deal, while The Sunday Express says a £10 million bid could suffice. The Leighton Baines/Marouane Fellaini joint-bid is still doing the rounds in the papers.
Could Shay be on the move to Merseyside?
It is poised to be a busy day at Anfield too with £12million PSG defender Mamado Sakho expected to sign today and Victor Moses looks set to make the move on loan for the season. According to The Sunday Express, the Chelsea man has chosen the red half of Merseyside after Roberto Martinez was hoping to reunite with his former player. Tiago Ilori and Shay Given have also been linked to the Reds.
Joe Kinnear might have to do a day’s work in Newcastle with the latest club linked to England U-21 star Tom Ince. The Daily Mirror also says that they are trying to off-load Gabriel Obertan and bracing themselves for a £15 million bid from Arsenal for Yohan Cabaye.
Arsene Wenger may have a reputation for short hands and deep pockets, but we are yet to see if that is about to change. The Gunners are still being linked with Schalke's Julian Draxier and Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil, while they have revived their interest in axed Holland star Wesley Sneijder (The Daily Star), while The Mirror says Jefferson Montero is the contingency plan if they fail to land a big name. That seems a big if to us.
Crystal Palave have made a £5million bid for Wigan winger Callum McManaman (The Sunday Mirror), Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio wants Manchester United left-back Alex Buttner on loan (The Sunday Express) while Chelsea are negotiating to sign Ghanaian international winger Christian Atsu from Porto with the fee expected to be £2.6million (The Sunday Express). Because you can just never have enough midfielders.
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