Man United Transfer Round up – 22/05/12

Uniteds first sign this season is Bebe the wonder hobo is back from besiktas….I couldn’t resist

22/05/2012 according to the daily mail united have been linked to young midfielder Michu who scored 17 goals last season in 36 games he is available for £3 million

22/05/2012 According to respected Irish journalist Miguel Delaney, Who is normally bang on the money, Man United are in the market for two attacking midfielders, a full back, and a striker. In his report in the Irish examiner and again on Twitter he alleges that Kagawa is more or less a done deal and will be announced on his return from Japan. United have apparently decided to press ahead with an offer to Hazard and have approached Tottenham about Luka Modric. He goes on the record as saying that just because United have bid for both it is unlikely they would secure both of them. His opinion on Twitter though is that the club will miss out on both due to finance and reluctance to sell respectively. The full back in question is the widely rumoured Baines from Everton who Fergie is said to admire. In addition he claims that United have had a £15 million bid turned down by Dortmound for Lewandowski. This is apparently from a source close to the United Hierarchy who rarely speaks out. You can follow Miguel for more @MiguelDelaney

22/05/2012 Miguel goes on to say that Rafael’s position may be under threat and that he will be given one more season to control the mistakes that have cost United dear in other matches

22/05/2012 Numerous reports confirm Berbatov is on his way out and seems to have quite a few suitors. Galatasary seem to be the most fancied by the In the Knows

21/5/2012 Sky sources claim that Eden Hazard has indicated that Man United is his preferred choice not much detail yet and they have been wrong before. I remember waiting hours last year for breaking news from Manchester only for nothing to come. It does corroborate what the french media were reporting last night….. watch this space

In other news….

21/5/2012: The National believes that Chelsea have made a cheeky enquiry for United full-back Rafael. It is reported that Sir Alex is obviously not willing to listen to offers for the Brazilian, whose twin brother Fabio is set to head out on loan for the season.

21/5/2012: Sao Paulo president Juvencio Juvenal has revealed that Chelsea are favourites to land Lucas Moura, after offering €40 million for the Brazilian midfielder. Although United have long been touted as suitors, Juvenal only confirmed other interest from Inter Milan, who have offered €25million, and Real Madrid, during an interview withFCInter1908.it.

21/5/2012: Galatasaray are trying to sign Dimitar Berbatov, according to Bulgarian newspaper Standard. Sporting co-ordinator Bulent Tulun is quoted as saying: “We are leading negotiations with players who will contribute very much to raising the level of our club. Berbatov is one of them. Negotiations with Berbatov are in an advanced stage.

21/5/2012: Stoke City have confirmed they may be keen on landing Michael Owen on a free transfer. Chairman Peter Coates told The Sentinel: “Michael Owen has been a fantastic player and I can see why Tony [Pulis] might be interested.”

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