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TRANSFER Talk: Barca eye £80m Rooney as United told to pay £35m for striker

Wayne Rooney

By Football Talk.

This summer promises to be another exciting one on the transfer front  with all of Europe’s big-hitters being linked with big-money moves. Here are two of the major transfer rumours concerning Manchester United doing the rounds today.

Wayne Rooney linked with Barcelona

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is the latest player to be linked with a mega-money move to the Catalan giants. The Daily Express reports that Barca are ready to offer £80m for Rooney as look to reinforce their position as the No1 side in Europe.

Barcelona have their presidential elections next month, and both Joan Laporta and his opponent Sandro Rossell are looking to benefit from a public pursuit of Rooney. Coach Pep Guardiola is keen to add to his striking options and sees Rooney as a major addition to his squad.

However, with the imminent signing of Valencia striker David Villa and possibly Cesc Fabregas to follow, it sounds as if this story is nothing but speculation. Even Barcelona couldn’t afford to buy Villa, Fabregas and Rooney in one summer.

Ajax demand £35m for Suarez

Manchester United have been told they will have to pay £35m if they want to sign Ajax striker Luis Suarez, according to The Daily Mail. Only last week United were said to be ready to offer £20m for the Uruguayan international, but Ajax are hoping that an inflated price-tag would put-off any interested party from making a bid.

Suarez scored 35 goals for Ajax last season and has been prolific throughout his career. The 23-year-old’s agent has confirmed there has been no official contact from United, but the report suggests Ferguson is still confident that £20m would be enough to temp Ajax into a sale.

What do United fans make of these latest rumours? Please leave your comments below…



  1. chris

    May 19, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Ferguson dont sell Rooney buy Suarez and DI maria but sell berbatov to as Milan because is lazy

  2. wayne rooney

    May 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    im not gonna leave united like they r da best for me . gaffer gonna get ribery benzama di maria and modric and sell dimi he told me wen he was pissed we gonna rock next season. thanx for all of ur suport this season luv my fans

    • Akshay Sunil

      May 26, 2010 at 7:20 am

      I am a huge huge huge huge huge fan of rooney but r u the real rooney ?Rooney is my favourite player not messi or ronaldo , they r not like u

  3. paul marriott

    May 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    don’t sell Rooney look we don’t win the premier league this year because no cristiano ronaldo. if Rooney gets sold on team . Berbatov is s##t sell him now. Ferguson needs to buy Benzema.

  4. BigL

    May 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Barca are in so much debt there is no way they can by Rooney.

  5. written by C.Ancelotti

    May 21, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    BARCA BUY ROONEY !!!! Thats all MAN U got ! without him they cant even reach top 3 in EPL

  6. paul sykes

    May 25, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    barca should buy rooney and berbtov because he is s++t player and he has’nt score

  7. paul sykes

    May 25, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    man u should’nt win the premier league city could win the title

  8. bobby

    May 27, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    back off everyone who hate man u….u all r shit…f*ck u….man utd had won 3 premier league title in a row with a few star players compare to chelsea who got a lot of star players but just only won for this season…we don’t know what will be happen to the next season…to mr sykes, u f*cking moron….what a shame city cannot win the title and even qualify the champions league although they’d already spent a lot of money on purchased some quality players..

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