Man Utd Transfer News: Moyes Holds Formal Talks Over £40m-Rated Midfielder

By on January 14, 2014
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With the January transfer window now open for business clubs will be working hard to try and strengthen their squad for the second half of the season, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest Manchester United news, gossip and rumours. Today, it seems David Moyes has been busy this week trying to bring in two of his top targets.

The Daily Mail have an extensive report on the latest goings-on at Old Trafford and claim that Moyes has been in Italy to hold talks with Juventus chief Beppe Marotta about the possibility of re-signing Paul Pogba as well as express his interest in fellow midfielder Arturo Vidal.

Moyes was spotted among the crowd with first-team coach Jimmy Lumsden during Juve’s 4-1 comeback win over Cagliari on Sunday and it seems he took the chance to discuss a potential double swoop on the Serie A champions.

However, it doesn’t sound like the trip was much of a success with the Mail stating that Marotta insisted none of the clubs star players would be leaving this month, and he told reporters that they have no intention of cashing in on Pogba:

‘From our point of view, we do not want to sell Pogba and, so far, we have closed the door to any possible buyer.’ Marotta is quoted as saying by the Mail

Pogba left United on a free transfer just over 18 months ago after failing to agree a new deal and it appears the club are now desperate to try and lure him back to Old Trafford, despite the embarrassment of having to pay a potentially huge sum to re-sign him.

The report suggests that PSG’s interest in Pogba has seen his his value sky-rocket to £40m, and while the 20-year-old hasn’t entirely ruled out a return to England, it’s understood his preference would be to move to his home city of Paris if he was to leave Turin.

The youngster is certainly a one of the most talented midfielders in Europe right now and he’d be a sensational signing if United could somehow pull it off, either now or in the summer, but it doesn’t sound like they’ve made much headway in securing any potential deal.

Vidal has been an impressive force next to Pogba this season and would also represent an excellent piece of business if United were able to land him, but like Pogba, it doesn’t appear likely Juventus will sell despite their early exit from the Champions League.

Therefore any potential deals are more likely to happen in the summer, which won’t be any immediate comfort to Moyes who’s desperately trying to salvage United’s disappointing season and they are in real danger of missing out on a top four finish unless they bring in some quality this month.

Midfield has been pin-pointed by many fans and pundits as an area that needs addressing with Marouane Fellaini struggling for form and fitness and Tom Cleverley failing to push on this season. However, it seems as though the club will have to look elsewhere if they want to bring in some midfield quality in January, with Juve keen to keep hold of Pogba and Vidal.

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What do United fans think the club needs this month? Would Pogba or Vidal be the answer? Share your thoughts below.

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9 Comments

  1. dmaestro

    January 14, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    look… I don’t pray this to happen if only at 40″ while there are word class players that worth that amount,I couldn’t doubt he’s potential but 40 is to much for a youngster.
    take a look at lucas ” couldnt live up to his transfer fee which we all know that he’s more gifted than pogba,has more flair and pace.Even though he plays in less competitive league as the EPL. ”just ah opinion.

  2. dmaestro

    January 14, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    look… I don’t pray this to happen if only at 40″ while there are world class players that worth that amount,I couldn’t doubt he’s potential but 40 is to much for a youngster.
    take a look at lucas ” couldnt live up to his transfer fee which we all know that he’s more gifted than pogba,has more flair and pace.Even though he plays in less competitive league as the EPL. ”just ah opinion.

  3. Embibel

    January 15, 2014 at 4:34 am

    It is big shem pleas dont buy pogb

  4. Charles Okon

    January 15, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Pogba is definately a very talented player, and Manchester United needs his services in midfield, but the 40 million price tag on him is ridiculous, 25 million ok.

  5. Big D

    January 15, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Not a chance. The lads good don’t get me wrong but his character and attitude are awful which he has already demonstrated the last time he was at United. Shocking arrogance from one so young. He’s a mercenary too

  6. oladimeji Atilola

    January 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

    40 million for pogba is too much 25-30 is okay, there are alot of players there outside dat can play d mid-field very much, but pogba too is strong and well talented youngster players, so will need mid-field macnhinery before the transfers windown close, all just moyes need is to go and watching another league again not just only seria A …… And for vidal, i dont believe it will be released, but for dat pogba, it sure pass vidal, bring in contrao, koke, herrera,Gudogan, reus, Garay and see what will happen before d end of d season, but No one wanna play champions league, so moyes should think what he will do fast, coz time is far approaching…..glory glory united 4lyf

  7. gabriel akologo

    January 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    blame sir alex ferguson

  8. man utd

    January 15, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Look at matic still lovin nd forgivin d club dat sold him as plaan for an exchange to bring david luiz nd still plans to return holdin no grudge on the other hand luk at pogba hu went free nd is showing us hard 2 get still holding a grudge. united is too much of a big club 2 be insulted like dis for God sake we produced peeps like george best bobby charlton ronaldo scholes nd shuldnt waste our tym on dis guy some times u hav 2 keep 2 ur standards

  9. usman yahaya

    January 15, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Why moyes is still standing some reval a sign Players moyes have to know the desition making be four the end of transfer window

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