It is rumoured that Manchester United
have reached an agreement with Benfica
over the transfer Nicolas Gaitan
. The Argentine midfielder will cost the Red Devils in excess of £20 million and the Portuguese giants will net Federico Macheda
and Fabio da Silva in a players-plus-cash deal.
Carlos Tevez may not be sold by Manchester City after all this summer. Although it still remains the most likely outcome, Roberto Mancini has been impressed by the striker since he returned from being frozen out. Tevez has scored four goals in two games for the Premier League title contenders.
Liverpool will keep hold of attacker Luis Suarez despite the lure of big money from PSG. The Uruguayan wants to commit his future to the Anfield club despite a difficult season. Hertha Berlin midfielder Raffael is a summer target of Kenny Dalglish, but the Reds face competition from Napoli for the Brazilian’s signature.
Sunderland will capitalise on Wolverhampton Wanderers’ impending relegation from the Premier League by poaching midfield enforcer Karl Henry from the West Midlands. Despite being one of the longest-serving players at Molineux, he may opt to move on. This move by Martin O’Neill may raise question marks about the future of Lee Cattermole on Wearside.
Finally, Alex Mcleish may be unable to bring in striker Andy Johnson on a free transfer to Aston Villa because of the club’s cap on wages. The Fulham forward is out of contract in the summer and has also been linked with Blackburn Rovers and West Bromwich Albion.