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Sneijder to United…and other transfer gossip

Transfer stories are a dime a dozen. Very few have genuine substance, we always take them with a huge amount of cynicism yet they cannot be totally ignored in case there’s the slightest grain of truth in them. Some media outlets are obviously more reliable than others so Truly Reds is prepared to report the gossip and give a rating of 1 to 5 as to how believable it’s likely be. A rating of 1 can almost certainly be dismissed out of hand while a 5 may give the story some creedance. Have a look at what’s being reported but be warned – only believe what you want.

Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 26, has hinted he is ready to listen to Manchester United’s overtures, possibly paving the way for a record breaking £30m plus transfer – Rated 2

Spanish newspaper Sportyou claimed Manchester United and Atletico Madrid have settled on a €25m deal for goalkeeper David de Gea. The 20 year old is reportedly looking for a house in Manchester after the two clubs came to an agreement regarding a fee and while there has been no official announcement from either club, it seems this is one of those transfer rumours that may possibly come to fruition – Rated 3

David Moyes has asked for Danny Welbeck to be included in any deal involving Manchester United’s pursuit of Jack Rodwell according to reports. The Everton wonderkid has been targeted by Sir Alex Ferguson as the Scot attempts to bolster his midfield options with the ageing Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes set to retire next season – Rated 3

Manchester United are lining up a summer swoop for Blackpool playmaker Charlie Adam. United have made an enquiry for the player in recent weeks and are ready to battle Liverpool and Tottenham for his signature at the end of the season – Rated 4

United are putting plans in place to try and sign Tottenham’s Rafael van der Vaart. Rumour has it that Sir Alex Ferguson might have some luck with the Holland midfielder after comments he made in the Dutch press appeared to put him at odds with his manager – Rated 2

Palermo have suggested they are expecting bids from a number of English clubs including Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea for 21 year old midfielder Javier Pastore in the summer – Rated 2

Juventus centre back Giorgio Chiellini would be interested in a move to Manchester United according to the player’s agent. With Champions League football no longer a guarantee at the Stadio Olimpico, a move could be on the cards -Rated 1

River Plate forward Rogelio Funes Mori has admitted he is excited by the rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United while Manchester City and Chelsea have also been tracking the player – Rated 2

A goalkeeper, a central midfielder and a central defender are thought to be Ferguson’s priorities, with Ajax’s Maarten Stekelenburg (2), Roma’s Daniele De Rossi (1) and Bolton’s Gary Cahill (1) all leading contenders to join the club – Rated 2, 1, 1

How many of these stories do you REALLY believe?


No Responses to “Sneijder to United…and other transfer gossip”

  1. Cuzzy says:

    If the rumours are true about Wesley Sneijder wanting to come to Man United, I hope Fergie makes a massive bid to sign him in the summer. He is one of the only real contenders to replace Scholesy. I watched him play last night for Holland and he is fantastic. And at only 26, United could try sign him on a long term deal. Please Fergie, do not miss out on this man!!!!!

  2. Frank Scicluna says:

    Could not agree more Cuzzy. I still wonder why Ferguson did not grab him when he left Real for Inter. If it was a matter of astronomical wage demands, the problem may come into play again.

  3. Danny Salford Red says:

    The De Gea one is interesting as i have to say this kid looks like the next Cech/Casillas. Anyone else read the Athletico President denying a deal was done? He actually said “So he is buying a house in Manchester this means nothing. I could buy a house in the canary islands but this does not mean i am moving there.” Must be a nice little holiday gaff in Burnage or Disbury hes after then for when he gets sick of the sun, sea and sand 🙂 Sneijder is a must if there really is a chance to get him. If I could pick one player it would be him. Then maybe Pastore for CM

  4. Danny Salford Red says:

    Didsbury sorry 🙂



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