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Nigel de Jong linked with Manchester United, Alexis Sanchez plus £56m for Luis Suarez, Davock Origi for Tottenham...

Last Updated: 23/06/14 at 09:14 Post Comment

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DE JONG FOR DE UNITED
There was a point last week when this gossip column remarked that Nigel de Jong was one of only three or four Dutch favourites of Louis van Gaal not to be linked with Manchester United. Now that's no longer the case after gossip which may have started in England with the Sunday People or in Italy with Tuttosport but has now gathered pace in the Daily Star. The figure would be £6m and the result would be United finally having the hard b***ard they have needed since Roy Keane swore his way to Celtic.


SANCHEZ + £56M = SUAREZ?
Does that sound like a fair deal? The Daily Star are claiming that 'the £25million-rates Chilean has been excellent in the World Cup and the Nou Camp giants want Liverpool to accept a package of £56m plus Sanchez for Suarez'. It would certainly give Barcelona the advantage over Real Madrid, who are also said to be ready to move for Suarez, who - according to the Sunday Times at least - wants out of Anfield.

Sanchez is also apparently wanted by Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Manchester United.


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I'd consider a straight swap, Messi for Suarez but be an acceptable gamble (and it would be a gamble - Messi's relatively poor form this season could be the beginnings of a decline) but I'd rather keep Suarez. Hopefully Suarez meant it when he said he doesn't want to leave and will come out and say it again after the World Cup.
- Triangler

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