UNITED KEEN ON CAVANI AGAIN
It’s been a little while since Edinson Cavani was linked with the Premier League, and we were starting to get worried. So it’s reassuring to read this morning’s Express, which claims Manchester United are sniffing around the PSG forward again.
The paper repeats a report in L’Equipe saying that Laurent Blanc is willing to sell the Uruguayan if he can buy a big-name replacement. The Express adds:
The Red Devils are thought to be long-term admirers of the Uruguayan, and Van Gaal is keen to add an experienced frontman to his attack.
All sounds very wishy-washy. The striker, who turns 29 in February, is said to be available for £32million, having bagged eight goals in 14 Ligue 1 appearances this term.
VAN GAAL OUT, ALLEGRI IN?
Here’s a new one…
Reports in Italy have suggested Manchester United quite fancy Massimiliano Allegri to replace Louis van Gaal.
La Repubblica claims the Red Devils like the Juventus coach’s courage and style of play, which presumably is ‘attack, attack, attack’. That’s all they want at Old Trafford these days, isn’t it? None of this passing or defending lark. Just David De Gea and 10 wingers all playing at 120 miles an hour.
Allegri is contracted to Juventus for only another 18 months and… ah. That’s probably it, isn’t it?
GUNDOGAN RATES LIVERPOOL
The future of Ilkay Gundogan is back on the agenda after a blissful six months when it wasn’t.
The Borussia Dortmund midfielder signed a one-year contract extension in the summer but with only a season and a half of his deal remaining, the Germany star is considering his next move.
Barcelona and Manchester United were most heavily linked with the 25-year-old earlier in the year, but Jurgen Klopp’s presence at Liverpool inevitably puts them in the frame, and speaking to Sport Bild, Gundogan said of the Reds:
They have a good team, a great coach.
Klopp has previously stated that there is no agreement in place to stop him from pillaging his former club, and with United and Barca probably having moved on, Liverpool’s link with Gundogan looks likely to have some legs.
AND THE REST
Newcastle, Sunderland and Southampton are on red alert with QPR striker Charlie Austin saying he’s hoping his form can attract the ‘right opportunity’ going into the transfer window…Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is open to offers for every single player in his first team squad.