Date: 8th May 2011 at 10:38am
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Aston Villa assistant manager Gary McAllister says the club must work hard to keep hold of England winger Stewart Downing, amid rumoured interest from Manchester United and Liverpool. Full story: Metro

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson continues to target Inter Milan’s £30m Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder – and has urged his club’s owners, the Glazer family, to bankroll the deal.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Italian striker Federico Macheda may be allowed to leave Old Trafford in the summer, with Sampdoria keen to make his loan deal permanent.
Full story: News of the World (subscription requried)

Ahead of another big Sunday contest, Manchester United winger Nani has warned opponents Chelsea that they will be beaten “by skill” if they try to turn the title showdown into a physical affair.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Ferguson has decided to stay at Old Trafford for at least another season – and hopes Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti will do the same.
Full story: Sunday Express

Rio Ferdinand says a fear of failure motivates him to continue winning trophies – that and not wanting to return to having to drive a ‘beat-up Ford Fiesta’.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Manchester United’s Joe Dudgeon is joining Hull in a £300,000 deal. Daily Star Sunday


2 responses to “Paper Talk: Winger coveted, youngsters to depart and Ferdy’s fear”

  1. Red Mick says:

    1. Kiko wont go to Sampdoria…. he does’nt even start for them now…. and would command a decent fee i feel.

    2. Stewart Downing……….. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    These hacks need to start making up believable stories!!!

  2. RedScot says:

    No ‘transfer speculation’ on the new United goalkeeper? or that has probably run its course and got frightfully boring. lol
    I cant see the Joe Dudgeon story being a runner,why do you have an academy like United to simply flog your most valuable prospects as they begin to flourish at a knock down price.Hull are treating United like a feeder club if this is the case!Bearing in mind the origin of this the Star…yikes.
    I personally would wish this Wesley Sniejder links to United would just die a death.While he is a brilliant player for Milan and previously Madrid, although they flogged him to Mourhino(at Milan) for £15 million and he recently signed a 5 year contract extension,United dont need him, in my opinion.Although his lady is pretty fit but I dont believe she will do the ‘buisness’ required.
    All good fun though trying to pick the wheat from the chaff.
    This is gonna be a mighty long Summer transfer