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