March 03, 2011

Man Utd Transfer Target: Alexis Sanchez, Mbia, Januzaj, Götze, Ayew and Neuer

Udinese confirm Premier League bid for Chelsea & Manchester United target Alexis Sanchez. The 22-year-old winger is very highly rated and has been watched by Chelsea, Manchester United and Inter, among a host of other clubs. Udinese president Franco Soldati told Sky Sport Italia: "Two offers have come in for Sanchez. English and Italian teams want him. I cannot say who, but one Italian, and one English offer have arrived."

MBIA SETS SIGHTS ON MAN UNITED MOVE. Stephane Mbia admits he is hoping to use Marseille as a stepping stone on his way to joining Manchester United. The Cameroon midfielder has been regularly linked with a move to England in the past, with a host of clubs reported to have expressed an interest. He remains in France for now, and recently penned a contract extension at Marseille which will keep him at the club until 2014.

United are planning to sign 16-year-old Anderlecht winger Adrian Januzaj – the Belgian David Beckham, apparently – for £600,000. "His parents fell for the money of the English team", said general manager, Herman Van Holsbeeck. "The future will prove them right ... or wrong." 

Borussia Dortmund's Mario Götze, previously linked right here with a move to Old Trafford, has fuelled the speculative fire by saying: "Who would not dream of playing with a club like Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester United?"

Andre Ayew is dreaming of scoring at Old Trafford as Marseille dump Manchester United out of Europe. The Ghanaian will be among those the reigning French champions look to when they travel to England on 15th March. With their UEFA Champions League clash with United evenly poised following a goalless first leg, a place in the last eight is very much up for grabs. 
Schalke confirm Man Utd interest in Neuer. The German newspaper the Bild is reporting that both Bayern Munich’s Louis van Gaal is interested in signing Schalke’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and they confirmed that Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson is interested in taking him to Old Trafford this summer.