Dutch back Daley Blind has spilled his guts regarding a transfer move away from Ajax. The 24-year-old has admitted that it would be hard to turn down a move to Manchester United or Barcelona, but said he thinks the Spanish way of play works a lot better for his non-physical game.
Meanwhile, the Daily Star is saying that Blind is United’s second hope, and that Louis van Gaal is readying an improved bid of $50 million for German back Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund. Of course, they’ve been linked up in the rumor mill for a long time with no real movement outside of the mill.
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Part of Arturo Vidal’s rumored move from Juventus to Manchester United has often included Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez going the other way, but Ronald Koeman is hoping that the Mexican forward will consider Southampton a better option for him. Koeman needs reinforcements after the great Southampton sell-off this summer.
Staying with United — aren’t we always during silly season — the latest on Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado is that the Italian club would sell him for $42 million. Surely the Red Devils can rifle through their couch cushions for that fee. Va Gaal has also dropped a hint on Angel Di Maria, according to some soothsayers.
Metro cites Chilean sources saying Alexis Sanchez wants $16 million Chile teammate and attacker Eduardo Vargas to join him at the Emirates Stadium. Vargas has a year left on his contract at Napoli.
Loic Remy could be staying put at QPR, as Harry Redknapp says his player is ready to fight for his starting spot in the team. And by fight for, we mean have it given when healthy.
Go to jail for hitting your girlfriend and her family? Maybe there’s a spot for you at Cardiff City, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be keen on West Ham United’s Ravel Morrison. Cardiff is also interested in a non-leaguer named Danny Johnson.
Sky Sports sources say Samuel Eto’o is being offered around the Eredivisie, with Ajax and PSV Eindhoven paying attention.
The Metro says Newcastle is the clubhouse leader to steal Wilfried Zaha away from Manchester United, though Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest are also interested in the 21-year-old.