After Manchester United’s horror show in their 4-0 Capital Cup defeat to Milton Keynes Dons, last night, the latest name of the rumour mill is linking the Old Trafford club with a surprise swoop for Wales’s midfielder Joe Allen from arch rivals Liverpool.
The former Swansea midfielder has seen his chances limited at Anfield and despite starting Monday’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City, is not a regular starter under Boss Brendan Rodgers and may be interested in the move. Boss Louis Van Gaal, who completed the £59.7 million deal for Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria yesterday, wants to add another central midfielder to his ranks with Michael Carrick still injured, and Ander Herrera picking up an injury during the opening day defeat to Swansea, it has left Darren Fletcher as the only fit central midfielder in the squad with Anderson expected to be offloaded before the end of the… Continue reading →
As new Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal continues to make his mark on his squad at Old Trafford, one name being linked with departing the club is England international Danny Welbeck.
The England international who has often been used as a winger, despite his preference to be played through the middle, saw his number of opportunities lower under David Moyes and does not seemingly be a first name on the team sheet for Van Gaal. As Van Gaal implements his new 3-5-2 formation, Welbeck was hoping for more game time at the top end of the pitch, however it is clear that Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie now occupy those positions, it may leave Welbeck with only brief appearances under the new era at Old Trafford.
The 23 year old, who will hope to kick off and establish himself in the Premier League and for his country, is… Continue reading →
Last night it appeared that manager Brendan Rodgers wanted to sign the former Manchester City star on loan. However, Milan are said to prefer a permanent move to cash-in on any transfer. Now Liverpool have begun talks to make this happen before the transfer deadline.
The 24-year-old was reportedly a target for Arsenal before the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. Now the man who feels like he is always unfairly targeted is being seen as a replacement for Luis Suarez, who joined the Catalan giants this summer. Balotelli’s apparent availability has re-sparked the interest of the Gunners, with Chelsea apparently also interested as they seek a long term replacement for the returning messiah, Didier Drogba.
Liverpool hope to cut a deal at around £18 million but AC… Continue reading →
Queens Park Rangers are set to complete the signing of Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer for a fee rumoured to be £8 million. The Dutch international is expected to be manager Harry Redknapp’s second midfield capture of the summer along with the £5 million addition of Jordan Mutch from Cardiff.
The powerful midfielder who scored 4 goals in 32 appearances for the Canaries last season will add much needed strength and power to a midfield which already has the likes of Mutch, Joey Barton and Alejandro Faurlin. Since Norwich’s relegation from the top tier of English football, Fer’s future has been the subject of constant speculation as many clubs around Europe sought the Dutch midfielder; however it is QPR who look to have clinched the deal.
Add to this the captures of veteran defender Rio Ferdinand, Cardiff’s Steven Caulker and Juventus Mauricio Isla on a season long loan, it… Continue reading →