Transfer News: Man Utd Eye £50m Swap Deal | Midfielder Claims Liverpool Interest
Latest transfer news and gossip. Today, Man Utd are linked with a big-money swap deal and a Senegalese midfielder claims Liverpool want to buy him this summer.
As we approach the business end of the season clubs are starting to make plans for the summer transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Man Utd are linked with a big-money swap deal while a Senegalese midfielder claims Liverpool want to buy him.
United eye £50m swap deal
First up and the Daily Star are reporting that Manchester United are lining-up an ambitious £50m swap deal involving Edinson Cavani and Nani.
The soon-to-be former champions are expected to be active in the summer transfer market as they look to build a squad capable of challenging for the title again next season and the newspaper claims that David Moyes has made PSG’s £50m-rated hitman Cavani one of his main targets.
The Uruguayan striker has admitted his frustration at having to play out wide to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic through the middle and confirmed earlier this month that he’ll seek talks with the club over his future at the end of the season.
This has lead to rumours suggesting he could be on the move just 12 months after joining from Napoli and the Daily Star state that United are now ready to throw unsettled winger Nani into their deal in the hope that will persuade PSG to do business with them.
Nani has fallen out-of-favour at Old Trafford over the past 18 months and is almost certain to leave the club this summer with teams from Italy showing an interest, but he could now be used as bait to land Cavani.
However, while United are still a massive club capable of attracting top quality players, I would be majorly surprised if they managed to land the South American this summer. PSG are likely to be unwilling sellers and even if they do decide to cash-in, United aren’t able to offer Champions League football, so I don’t expect we’ll see anything come of this one, but you never know.
Liverpool linked with Diame
Next up and West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame has been quoted by Sky Sports News as saying that he wants to join a bigger club and claims Liverpool are interested in signing him.
The Senegalese midfielder was linked with a move to Anfield two years ago when Kenny Dalglish was still in charge but ended up staying at Upton Park and signing a new three-year deal.
Sky Sports claim that the Meseysiders have retained their interest with new boss Brendan Rodgers understood to be lining-up a £3.5m bid this summer. Now the 26-year-old appears to have backed up these rumours after suggesting that he is still on the league leaders wish-list and confirmws he’s ready to take the next step in his career.
“Two years ago I wanted to join a team with ambitions,”
“Overall, my season has been okay, although I think it is not up to last season. I started badly, but gradually I got my bearings.
“Liverpool? I can’t tell you if I will be a Liverpool player next season. But I think my name is still on their wanted list.
“I don’t hide it, I’m ambitious and I want to join a top-six side. I am 26 years old and it’s time to take that step.” Diame is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
Rodgers is going to need to strengthen all areas of his squad if he wants to be competitive in the Premier League and Champions League next season and on his day Diame is a fine midfielder, so he’d be an excellent addition to the Liverpool squad.
The player is clearly keen so a move should be relatively straightforward if the Reds could agree a fee with the Hammers, and it would be something of a bargain if they could pick him up for anything like £3.5m this summer.
So there’s your latest dose of transfer gossip. Do United fans think the club could land Cavani? Would Liverpool fans like Diame to join the club? Share your thoughts below.
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