Date: 3rd July 2011 at 10:08am
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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed he pulled out of a £35m move for Udinese striker Alexis Sanchez after he learned the Chilean had agreed a switch to Barcelona. But he says he is still chasing Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder and Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is a £14m target for Valencia and Juventus. News of the World (subscription required)

Manchester United defender John O’Shea is on the verge of completing a £3m move to Sunderland. News of the World (subscription required)

Sunderland are the favourites to sign Manchester United defender Wes Brown, having offered him a four-year deal.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Manchester United are to open talks with Nike over a world-record kit deal worth £400m. News of the World (subscription required)

Manchester United are spending £250m on a ‘virtual’ hospital at their Carrington training base and will begin work on the facility next year.News of the World (subscription required)


6 responses to “Paper Talk: Record deal being looked at, 2 midfielders being chased”

  1. JonyB says:

    It says SAF said he was chasing these two players??/ Really??? He phoned up this paper and said all this??? What… trying to put the word straight was he???? So much lazy journalism…. they’re as bad as MPs….. and like MPs think we’re that dumb we’ll believe them ….. BECAUSE THEY SAID SO!!!!!
    Would love these to come but lets be honest Nasri is much more likely…..

  2. BenH says:

    haha totally agree with the comment above, although, sports journalism can get away with complete and utter speculation.

    The rest of the mainstream media should be utterly ashamed of itself due to the absolute crap they feed us.

    It’s funny because the sports section of the news shows us that the media is blatantly full of lies (transfer speculation etc), and that governing bodies are heavily corrupt. It’s almost an insult that they show us so freely that it goes on in football where in reality, nothing sincerely matters (aside from in monetary terms).

    Anyway this is a football blog so I’ll talk about football.

    O’Shea needs to stay at Old Trafford, he’s too versatile to lose, Wes Brown should be let go thought. I’m not sure if Gibson is a done deal but I think it’s not such a wise move. If he leaves we’ve lost someone who scores important goals and who can perform well in a 3 man midfield.

    This is time for Anderson to shine! We still need to sign a good centre mid though, or try Jones in the centre so we can free up players like Carrick who is a liability when hindered with defensive duties.

  3. John Tring says:

    If SAF has some money left he must tie up Sneijder ASAP. Utd’s midfield is a joke. It needs real creative players not a show-pony like Ashley Young. And where’s a decent right back?

  4. Ryan says:

    Rafael and Fabio will take care of that right back im certain,

  5. James says:

    I read the Daily Mail article about us pulling out of Sanchez and wanting Sneijder. Very strange as there isn’t a single quote from Ferguson to suggest he has said anything.

    The media are all fickle. Daily Mail says we have pulled out of the Sanchez race, and the Daily Mirror says we are still hoping to sign him. Its crazy!!!