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UNITED IN FOR SCHWEINSTEIGER?
Now, with the quite healthy caveat that this is probably nonsense, The Sunday Mirror carries a story this morning that should really have Manchester United fans feeling a strange sensation in their bellies and groins.
The paper reports that United 'will set their sights on Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger - if a third bid for Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas fails this week.'
Apparently United have 'heard whispers' that Schweinsteiger isn't really part of Pep Guardiola's plans, although quite why this might be the case we're not sure.
It says here that United will make a final offer of £35million plus £5million in add-ons for Fabregas, and if that bid is still snubbed, they will go in for the German.
Anyone else think that, despite him being a few years older, Schweinsteiger will be a much better option for United than Fabregas?
Some bits on Wayne Rooney now, and The Sunday Mirror reckons the United striker will ask for a move this week, which might hurry things up a tad.
Meanwhile, The Mail on Sunday tells us that Chelsea are preparing a second bid of around £40million for Rooney, with Jose Mourinho very keen indeed on the forward.
Apparently: 'Rooney has no ongoing grievances with David Moyes, despite the new United manager making it clear he considers Robin Van Persie his first-choice centre-forward, Rooney wants to be played consistently in his preferred position at the heart of attack and sources say Mourinho would provide that guarantee.'
Loads of stuff about Gareth Bale in the Sunday papers, obviously. We'll start with Andre Villas-Boas's words on the subject.
When asked if he felt Carlo Ancelotti was in the wrong to make Real Madrid's interest in Bale public, Villas-Boas said: "I think so, in my opinion.
"Carlo is a person I appreciate a lot and we have great respect for each other, but bearing in mind this situation they have decided to make it public.
"Normally in situations like this it is scrutinised by the Football Association with lots of care and attention. We have seen lots of people speak about a player that is not theirs and we are due some respect.
"These rumours of an imminent transfer are not true. The only thing we have communicated with Real Madrid is that he is our player and he is not for sale.
"Gareth is a guy I really like. We are talking with Real Madrid because there is respect between the two clubs following the transfer last season of Luka Modric.
"We are building a great team for next season. We envisage the future with Gareth. But we know that in football anything is possible."
Elsewhere, The Mail on Sunday claims Bale's future will be decided in the next 48 hours, The Sunday Telegraph reports that Spurs are simply refusing to engage in talks, while The People tells us that Real will only offer £20million up front, with the rest paid in instalments.
As for what Spurs will do with that money, should it come in, The Sunday Times has a theory.
And that theory is Spurs will look to spend £40million-plus of the cash on Luis Suarez.
Furthermore, they reckon an offer for Porto striker Jackson Martinez is on the cards as well, which would be most interesting.
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