United Line-Up £20m Bid For Serie A Playmaker
Manchester United are lining-up a £20m bid for Juventus play-maker Claudio Marchisio and may use winger Nani to try and tempt the Italian giants into a sale.
With the summer transfer window set to re-open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Man Utd are linked with Claudio Marchisio while Nani could be on the move.
Manchester United are lining-up a £20m bid for Juventus play-maker Claudio Marchisio and may use winger Nani to try and tempt the Italians into a sale, according to the Mirror.
The report claims that United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is desperate to strengthen his midfield options this summer and has identified Marchisio as the man to add more creativity to his squad ahead of next season.
While the club are understood to be preparing a £20m offer for the 27-year-old it seems that Ferguson may try use out-of-favour winger Nani to sweeten the deal if Juve refuse to sell. The newspaper suggests that Juventus are on the look-out for another wide-man this summer and may be tempted by the prospect of taking Nani as part of a player-plus-cash deal after failing to land the Portuguese winger last summer.
Nani has just 12 months to run on his current contract and there has been no signs that an extension is going to be signed, so a move away from Old Trafford this summer is likely unless a deal can be agreed in the coming weeks and it appears he could be used as bait to try and land Marchisio.
The Italian international midfielder has been in superb form once again this season, helping Juve lift the Serie A title for the second consecutive year, but with fellow central midfielders Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba also on the books, the Turin club may be prepared to sell the play-maker this summer and the Mirror claim he has told friends he would be keen on a move to United if the two clubs could agree a deal.
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