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Rumors in England and Turkey have Robin van Persie creating an Old Trafford reunion tour at Fenerbahce next season.

Things were supposed to go differently for Robin van Persie at Manchester United after Louis Van Gaal took over. He was coming off a strong World Cup performance for the same manager and everything looked primed for him to put his lost season under David Moyes behind him. It was not to be as his first season under Van Gaal went just as poorly as his season under Moyes. With a first team place unlikely, van Persie is apparently looking to Turkey as a way to get things going again. Should van Persie leave, the list of needed acquisitions in the next month is going to be steep at United with a David De Gea replacement likely needed along with a right back, center back, and at least one, if not two, forwards to replace Falcao and van Persie. The Guardian have gone as far as to say that terms have been agreed on this deal.
Source: The Guardian
Jul 5 - 1:47 PM

The arms race in Turkey is heating up as Fenerbahce match Galatasaray's signing of Lukas Podolski by signing Nani from Manchester United.

Former stars from top European leagues have dotted the Turkish first division in recent seasons from Didier Drogba to Wesley Sneijder to Filipe Melo to Demba Ba. Many have moved on over the past two summers and a new wave appears to be arriving to take their places. Nani wasn't going to regain his place at Old Trafford after a season out on loan and a move to Turkey as he, at 28-years-old, starts toward the downside of his career probably makes sense. The deal is not 100% official yet but it should be shortly as the Turkish club have posted a photo of the player arriving for his medical on their official Instagram account.
Jul 5 - 1:37 PM

Manchester United will be sweating on an update from the Argentine FA after Angel di Maria limped out of Saturdays’ Copa America final against hosts Chile with an apparent hamstring injury.

Di Maria was making a lung bursting run from deep only to pull up sharply clutching the back of his thigh although the club remain hopeful that the injury will not impact too much on the wingers pre-season. The player will need a scan to confirm the extent of the problem but with minor fibre damage Di Maria could return as expected following his break post tournament. AdM joins Javier Hernandez in the treatment room - the striker is recovering from surgery after fracturing his collarbone while representing Mexico last week. United begin pre-season training on Monday.
Source: Daily Star
Jul 5 - 11:11 AM

A tumultuous summer got even worse for Javier Hernandez as he added an injury to his uncertain club status heading into the 2015-16 season.

Javier Hernandez has had a difficult time finding a happy club home to say the least. He has been a fringe player to varying degrees of effect at Manchester United and Real Madrid since coming to Europe. What he hasn't been able to do is find a place where he can start regularly. The search for such a home will likely be delayed again as he has reportedly broken his collarbone in a friendly with Honduras in the lead up to this month's CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Jul 2 - 10:31 AM

UEFA have removed Financial Fair Play restrictions from French club Paris Saint-Germain leaving them open to discuss a potential transfer/swap that would net them Angel di Maria.

There have been rumors of an Angel di Maria move to Paris as well as an Edinson Cavani move in the opposite direction for a number of weeks. One of the barriers to some or part of that scenario unfolding has been removed as UEFA lifted FFP restrictions imposed last season. Swap deals rarely come off but with Manchester United having purchased Memphis Depay as a potential di Maria replacement and reportedly shopping Robin van Persie whom Cavani would replace there is some logic here. PSG were di Maria's preferred destination last summer as well before United came in and offered Real Madrid a better deal.
Source: L'Equipe
Jul 2 - 10:14 AM

Angel di Maria can't help but have his confidence boosted after scoring a brace in Argentina's 6-1 thrashing of Paraguay in the semi-finals of the Copa America last night.

After a dire season at Manchester United saw the attacking midfielder's stock drop Louis Van Gaal will be happy to see his wayward attacker among the goals again even if it isn't in the Premier League. Before anyone gets TOO excited though, please note that while Paraguay beat Brazil to get to the semi-final, they are still the 85th ranked team in the world according to FIFA. Di Maria SHOULD be scoring against the 85th ranked team in the world if he has any hope of returning to his best. We'll see where he is once United training resumes.
Jul 1 - 5:02 PM

Manchester United reportedly want a world record fee for a goalkeeper if they are to let David De Gea leave Old Trafford for the Bernabeu this summer.

If this rumor is to be believed, it is a high stakes game that United are playing. De Gea only has one year remaining on his contract and could call the Red Devils' bluff if he feels like they are driving too hard a bargain with Real Madrid. This may all just be posturing as United look to boost the price or get as much make-weight value as possible in a potential deal for Sergio Ramos but United should be careful not to overplay their hand. The possibility of losing De Gea for nothing next season isn't something that any club, even one with United's financial resources, can handle.
Jun 26 - 2:59 PM

Amid news that Sergio Ramos might be coming to Old Trafford, Phil Jones doesn't appear flustered as he prepares to sign a long term deal at United.

Jones' current contract will expire at the end of the 2015-16 season and regardless of whether Ramos arrives or not, the Red Devils have no interest in losing a young, English player with significant potential for nothing. The terms of the new deal are rumored to be "around £80,000-a-week" according to the Manchester Evening News. In all likelihood, the Ramos rumors will come to nothing more than an improved deal for the defender at the Bernabeu so locking down Jones is a significant step for United.
Jun 24 - 9:12 AM

Nani is said to be close to agreeing a move to Turkish side Fenerbahce. The Portuguese winger expected to travel to Istanbul this week to complete a medical ahead of his $10 million transfer.

Nani played just once for Man Utd last season before signing for Sporting CP on loan for the remainder of the campaign and now looks surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. The 4 year contract is reportedly worth in the region of $90k per week after tax and the arrival of Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha could be the first of a number of players rumoured to be signing. Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is believed to be on his way although the likelihood of Robin van Persie joining him looks improbable. Fulham flop Kostas Mitroglou is also in talks about a permanent transfer away from Craven Cottage.
Source: Daily Mail
Jun 23 - 6:46 AM

Reports suggest Manchester United are considering a move for Sergio Ramos after AS confirmed talks over a new contract - at Real Madrid - have broken down.

The story alleges Madrid are unhappy with the players attitude and following an initial offer to extend – which was rejected – the super club are unwilling to submit an improved deal and may choose to cash-in on their prized asset. Despite boasting the fourth best defensive record in the BPL last term Louis van Gaal has prioritised recruitment at the back due to ongoing fitness concerns surrounding Chris Smalling / Phil Jones and a move for the Spain international (capped 128 times) would represent excellent business. Rafael and Jonny Evans are also expected to leave the club during the transfer window. Jerome Boateng is another player linked with a potential move to Old Trafford - a fee of around $30 million would be required to take the German international away from Bayern Munich.
Source: The Metro
Jun 22 - 3:43 AM

Reports from AMK in Turkey are reporting that Turkish giants Galatasaray are targeting Rafael and Roberto Soldado this summer.

With Manchester United and Spurs both presumably happy to get rid of extra parts, there is definitely something here if Galatasaray are seriously interested. Rafael might still have some transfer value left but Spurs might be willing to transfer Soldado out for free just to free up the wages. Galatasaray have a history of targeting cast-offs from big clubs and leagues with Wesley Sneijder, Didier Drogba, Emmanuel Eboue, Felipe Melo, and Goren Pandev recent examples. Rafael and Soldado certainly seem to fit into that picture with Drogba gone last sumemr and Eboue joining him this summer.
Jun 16 - 12:07 PM

Today's entry in the David De Gea-to-Real Madrid saga is that the Spanish club will sell Iker Casillas to Spurs to help grease the skids for Spurs to sell Hugo Lloris to United to replace De Gea.

With the price on offer reportedly being a low one - between £18million and £25million depending on your source - Real Madrid are going to have to do everything else they can to get David De Gea to the Bernabeu. One rumored tactic is helping Manchester United free up a potential De Gea replacement in Hugo Lloris by selling Spurs a Lloris replacement in the form of exiting keeper/legend Iker Casillas. It all sounds a little complicated if you ask me but it would make at least some level of sense for all clubs involved. Exactly how Casillas might feel coming down a level or three from Real to Spurs isn't discussed.
Jun 16 - 9:01 AM

Wayne Rooney's winner in Slovenia put him even with Gary Lineker and one behind Sir Bobby Charlton as England's all-time leading scorer.

Rooney could and should have taken the record as his own in this match as he missed two very makable opportunities. In the end though, he did what he needed to do to give the Three Lions the win in Slovenia and, in doing so, drew even with Lineker with 48 career goals for England. Lineker achieved his 48 in only 80 matches while it has taken Rooney 102. If and when he does catch Carlton for first, he will likely have done so in a similar number of matches as Sir Bobby who did it in 106.
Source: BBC Sport
Jun 15 - 3:55 PM

Phil Jones picked up an injury yesterday after falling awkwardly during the first half of Sundays’ Euro qualifying win over Slovenia.

The Manchester United defender was left nursing an ankle injury following a clearance with Jones failing to re-appear after the half-time interval. His withdrawal forced Roy Hodgson into a reshuffle with Jordan Henderson dropping in at right-back while Adam Lallana came into midfield although many will question why Nathaniel Clyne – more naturally suited to the position – was not called into action. However it was Lallana's creative spark that helped the Three Lions overturn a 1-nil deficit to win the match by the odd-goal in five with Wayne Rooney finishing smartly from the Liverpool players neat lay-off. England maintain their 100 per cent record in Group E with 6 wins from their first 6-games while Hodgson's men are now unbeaten since their Word Cup loss to Uruguay last summer.
Jun 15 - 2:55 AM

Marouane Fellaini has been withdrawn from the Belgium squad after picking up a groin problem during training on Wednesday.

The Manchester United midfielder has been in scintillating form having scored 5-goals in his last three appearances for the Red Devils and his absence is a huge blow for Marc Wilmots. Fellaini pulled up in training yesterday and was sent for a scan which revealed a calf tear and the Belgium FA immediately released the player who will return to Old Trafford for treatment. Belgium face Wales on Friday in Cardiff knowing a win would be a massive step towards qualification for the 2016 Euro Championship but the home side remain unbeaten and include Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale amongst their ranks. James Collins and Ben Davies will however miss out for the Dragons because of injury.
Jun 11 - 2:29 AM

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