Crazy transfer window is getting crazier day by day. Speculations and rumours are crossing limits at times, bordering on laughter occasionally – but we love it. Yes, we simply love it, don’t we?
Let us start with the hottest news of the day. Former Manchester United player and hero (many have allergy to the term legend) Cristiano Ronaldo could be on his way back to the Old Trafford club and according to reports from Daily Mail, he is due to meet club officials in the next three days.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was confident and adamant that the £80 million forward will sign a new contract at the club, but Ronaldo took social media to dismiss such claims.
We can always say that in football anything is possible, especially in case of transfers, but here it is highly unlikely that Madrid will sell their most precious asset to United at this moment.
Wayne Rooney is targeted by Barcelona, yet again. It has been reported extensively in the media that Manchester United are trying to sign Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara permanently by activating his release clause of £17 million.
At the same time, it is also well known that Rooney is unsettled at the club and could move elsewhere in the summer. How about combining these two parallel stories together? Quite simple, isn’t it?
According to Catalan based newspaper Sport, Barcelona are plotting a swap deal to being Rooney at the Nou Camp, with Alcantara heading the other way.
The La Liga giants are willing to pay around £10 million plus Thiago for the former Everton striker, who is valued at around £25-30 million by United.
However, David Moyes wants Rooney to stay at the club and plans to have a quiet chat with him once the pre-season training begins, reports The Daily Mirror.
Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo wants to leave the club in the summer and has opened the door on a move to Manchester United, according to reports from Daily Star.
The President of the club, Jose Maria del Nido claimed recently that the Andalucian side will not sell any more player, having already sold Jesus Navas and Luis Alberto to Manchester City and Liverpool respectively, but it seems like he is powerless to resist with the 27-year-old, who is eager to play Champions League football.