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United ready to make a £15million bid for keeper


Sir Alex Ferguson has stepped up his efforts to recruit a long term replacement for Edwin van der Sar by bidding £15 million to land Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The Manchester United manager will have the 23 year old assessed when his club play Bordeaux on Saturday after identifying the young France World Cup keeper as one of the best in Europe.

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Road to final is difficult but within reach


Manchester United face Bayern Munich, who have lost just twice in this year’s Bundesliga, a fixture Sir Alex Ferguson called very tough. United are second favourites after being handed a repeat of their famous “football, bloody hell” final of 1999, when they scored twice in the dying moments to pinch the trophy from Bayern. The German side won the tournament two years later however beating Valencia on penalties after defeating United in the last eight.

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United close to Obertan signing


Is Obertan heading to Old Trafford?

Is Obertan heading to Old Trafford?

According to Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud Manchester United are close to signing their young star Gabriel Obertan. After missing out on Lyon youngster Karim Benzema, United now look likely to capture another young French star.

The youngster is highly rated and made his Bordeaux debut at the age of just 17, but struggled to get into the first team last season and was loaned out to Lorient were he made 15 appearances scoring just once. He is a French under-21 international and other major European clubs

such as AC Milan, Inter and Arsenal have expressed an interest in securing his signature. The youngster can play on the left wing and also upfront. Read the full story

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