Manchester United Transfer Round Up: Patrice Evra open to Monaco move – originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara. According to reports from the Catalan newspaper Sport, the Red Devils have offered 140,000 euros per week, a contract worth £6.2million per year.
United are hopeful of concluding a deal for the 22-year-old, who could be available for a fee believed to be in the region of £16-17million, after the youngster failing to play certain number of necessary minutes last season.
It was reported that the La Liga giants have tried to convince him to stay at the club, but the youngster prefers a move to Old Trafford for regular first team actions.
However, there have been few suggestions (mainly from Spanish press, quite understandably) that Thiago, son of Mazinho, could snub advances from the Premier League giants and instead agree a new deal with Barcelona.
He tweeted a picture of himself and his younger brother Rafinha, who also plays for Barcelona, with the “I ♥ Barcelona” message written on it.
I ❤Barcelona http://t.co/k4TjGk3Hel
— Thiago Alcantara (@Thi_Alcantara91) June 29, 2013
Arsenal have submitted a formal offer of £20million for Wayne Rooney, according to reports from The Mirror. London rivals Chelsea are also expected to make a counter-bid for the England international.
The 27-year-old will hold crunch talks with manager David Moyes next week and will seek assurances over his role in the team.
However, the Daily Star reports, that Rooney will stay with the club if he is offered a new contract on the current terms. The striker has two years left on his contract and earns a reported salary of £250,000 per week.
Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra is considering the options of moving back to France if Everton defender Leighton Baines joins the Red Devils, reports the Independent.
United tabled a £12million for the England international Baines, but was rejected immediately. It is understood that the Red Devils are pondering to make a renewed bid for the 28-year-old, in the region of £15million plus add-ons.
Evra has been at the Old Trafford club for seven years and has won five titles and one Champions League during that period, but the 32-year-old is ready to return back to his former club AS Monaco for £6million.
And finally, has there been any day when either of Cavani or Lewandowski’s name not mentioned in the press? Even if there is nothing to write, one can easily frame a story throwing Robert Lewandowski or the Uruguayan in the transfer whirligig among three potential suitors – Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.
According to Daily Star, Manchester United and Manchester City will go head-to-head for the £25million rated Borussia Dortmund striker in the summer.
Only three days back, it was reported that Chelsea will fight tooth and nail with Manchester City for his signature while only two weeks before, it was reported that both the Manchester clubs are locking horns to sign the Polish striker.
Is there any new information in that report that has not been told before? Typical example of how stories can be regurgitated when there is hardly anything to write.