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Sanchez in £27m deal…and more transfer gossip

Transfer rumours are a dime a dozen. Very few have genuine substance so they should always be taken with a huge amount of cynicism. Yet they cannot be completely 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 merit and warrant a small wager. Have a look at the latest sports news and transfers being reported but be warned – only believe what you want.

How long have we been hearing rumors of  an Alexis Sanchez move to Old Trafford? It’s now beginning to wear thin yet The Mirror is now reporting that Manchester United are ready to seal a £27million deal for the  Udinese’s Chilean star from under the noses of Manchester City and Barcelona.

“United supremo David Gill was spotted in talks with Sanchez’s representatives who have been with Barca – with insiders revealing that the player wants to go to United above all of their rivals” is what the report claims. Don’t forget that this is from the the Mirror but can still be RATED – 3

Can this possibly be on? Reports are emerging that Samir Nasri is on the brink of a shock switch to Manchester United after finding himself unsettled by Arsenal’s inability to compete for top European silverware. To compound the speculation, a Premier League agent spent most of last week claiming that the Frenchman would soon be on his way to Old Trafford.

Through messages released via his social networking profile on Twitter, agent Peter Morrison insisted that whilst he could not absolutely confirm that a deal has been struck already, the potential shock switch is in the process of being agreed. “I’m hearing reports that Nasri’s representatives has indeed agreed a deal enabling him to join United” Morrison revealed via Twitter on Thursday. I wish it was more likely to happen but this story can only be RATED – 2

No matter how often I read it, I still don’t believe it. Harry Redknapp has admitted that Luka Modric has “had his head turned” by speculation regarding an imminent move to Old Trafford according to

The Spurs boss has a battle on his hands to keep the 25 year old Croatian at White Hart Lane after a week of heady allegations. Enjoying a great year for the north London club Modric picked up the Fans’ Player of the Year accolade.

In light of the high profile retirement of Paul Scholes as well as the fact that Ryan Giggs has reached a controversial twilight to a stellar career, it is certain that Sir Alex Ferguson will be keen to conduct something of a midfield revamp Rated – 2

This one’s a longshot. Marvin Martin is a good prospect and very much on United’s radar according to France’s Maxifoot. The Reds have reportedly joined Lille, Lyon and Paris St Germain in jostling for the 23 year old attacker who scored twice on his debut for Les Bleus last week. Lille have had a £7million bid rejected apparently with Sochaux holding out for a £15million fee for the little playmaker. Can only be Rated – 1

Is Alexis Sanchez worth a £27million transfer fee?


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  1. murty says:

    We need a midfielder Frank. I won’t rest easy until someone like Modric – preferably Modric himself is pulling the strings around the middle of the park and I don’t mean Ji-sung.

  2. Red Devil says:

    Interesting comments as always Frank and it would be truly exciting if not tremendous IF the signings of Sanchez, Nasri and Modric where to actually happen.
    Giggs would be very lucky to play a single game if those 3 were signed but as you say, the likelihood of all 3 is small, very small.
    Sanchez looks like being ‘nailed on’ according to the various reports in the media whereas Nasri could be using United as a means to force Wenger to finally use the cheque book and buy quality players for now instead of the future.
    Modric I would welcome with open arms but just cannot see that signing happening at all but it won’t stop me wishing!

  3. Red Devil says:

    Forgot to say, Sanchez worth £27M?
    Who knows but let’s sign him first to find out!

  4. Cuzzy says:

    Sanchez is worth every cent! He is exactly the type of player United need to add that X factor to our squad. Remembering he can play on either wing, as a 2nd striker or as a creative central midfielder. So a very versatile player. Im just a bit dissapointed we havent moved for Charlie Adam. He is only 25 yet has all the assets to become a great at Old Trafford. Great passer of the ball, great dead ball specialist and will provide much needed goals for us from central midfield. And at around 15 million, would cost less that Sneijder or Modric. However, in Fergie we trust!!

  5. Danny Salford Red says:

    @Cuzzy, agree about Sanchez and think hes going to be the next Messi, Ronaldo superstar. Got another couple of things for you to add to the Charlie Adam list of attributes however. Carries too much weight, no pace and not mobile enough. I for one would be absolutely gutted if we signed a Charlie Adam rather than a Modric, Sneijder, Nasri.

  6. markyboy says:

    I just saw david gill in lou macari`s chipper!!!

  7. murty says:

    @Danny Salford Red + Cuzzy – Adam is a good player but would definitely prefer Modric. I find it hard to imagine Adam running things against the big guns in the champions league. We need someone of that calibre and I don’t think he has that level and I for one would be very surprised if we bought him.

  8. DI.AS says:

    We have already signed De Gea, A.Young, Ph.Jones
    I think Sanchez, Sneijder & a right-back will be perfect for the squad.
    Nani may be in a transfer-deal involving Sneijder.
    Young-Valencia-Giggs-Sanchez would be perfect for wingers, Sneijder as a play-maker, Wazza-Chicha-Welbeck-Owen forwards.
    Centre box-to-box: Fletcher-Carrick-Anderson-Cleverley
    Defendres: Rio-Vidic-Jones-Smalling-Evans-Rafael-Fabio-Evra

  9. Tom says:

    looks like we might be missing out on him, barca have signed him for 32 million but look at this news, think we are getting Villa!!



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