Date: 20th February 2011 at 10:45am
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Manchester United want to sign Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric for £35m in the summer as a replacement for Paul Scholes, and Sir Alex Ferguson is also keen on Everton’s Jack Rodwell and Sunderland’s Jordan Henderson.
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But Manchester City are also interested in signing Everton’s Rodwell and will eclipse any made that United make.
Full story: The Mail on Sunday

Manchester United also want to bring in Marseille’s Mathieu Valbuena, although the 26-year-old will cost in the region of £12m.
Full story: The People

United striker Michael Owen is set to quit Old Trafford in the summer – and is wanted by Everton and Sunderland.
Full story: The People

Liverpool are ready to hand keeper Pepe Reina a £10,000-a-week pay rise to keep him out of the clutches of rivals Manchester United.
Full story: The People


2 responses to “Paper Talk: Renewed interest in midfielder, rivals up the ante”

  1. Jacob says:

    Reina can stay at liverpool. we don’t need him.

  2. Tom says:

    I think there will be a massive clear out. This isn’t an over reaction to yesterday match, but I can see Fergie making big changes. In terms of players leaving, it could be alot;

    VDS (retiring), Kuschack, Brown, Nevile (retired) Gibson, Hargreaves, Scholes (retiring), Carrick, Obertan and Owen. Its likely Bebe and Macheda will be out on loan next season.

    That’s a large chunk of our squad that in reality won’t be at Old Trafford next season. I think it could be a healthy move to remove these players.

    It will give us a chance to bring back Cleverly and Welbeck for next season. We should also try and add Rodwell and Henderson to our squad next season. A new goalkeeprer is required of course and another winger, which in my dreams would be Bale.