Those famous 'Sky Sources' say that Manchester United are after Irish midfielder James McCarthy 5 years ago

Those famous 'Sky Sources' say that Manchester United are after Irish midfielder James McCarthy

Irish and Everton midfielder James McCarthy has emerged as one of Louis van Gaal's top transfer targets, according to reports from SkySports.

Manchester United have been linked with a lot of high profile players, who mostly play for a club called Bayern Munich, but Sky Sports are telling us that their sources have indicated that Everton's James McCarthy is wanted at Old Trafford by Louis van Gaal.

Wigan Athletic v Everton - Premier League

McCarthy has had a brilliant first season with Everton and had a major role in securing their fifth place in the table. Their sources are claiming that United will offer money plus Tom Cleverley (pic above) to secure the Irish midfielder. Everton boss, Roberto Martinez is a known fan of Cleverly following his loan stint at Martinez's previous club, Wigan Athletic.

We shall watch this one with a lot of interest.

Update 2pm: And so our interest ends as Sky have now deleted the story from their site. Funny one that.