Transfer Rumours & Valencia Commits His Future

Afternoon Bulletin

CLOSER

Michael Keane seems to be edging closer to an Old Trafford return after reports emerged that he has told his friends and family that his next destination is Manchester United. He has been linked with a move away from Turf Moor and Old Trafford seems his most likely destination. Burnley will hold out for a fee in the range of £25m but he will almost definitely move this summer.

GRIEZMANN DISMISSES RUMORS BUT REFUSES TO RULE OUT MOVE

Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann yesterday dismissed all rumors on Twitter and claimed he was focused on Atletico Madrid. But he did not rule out leaving Atletico. Pogba made similar claims last summer transfer window but ended up joining United for a world record fee. Negotiations with Atletico are said to be progressing steadily.

BACK FOR MOUR-A

Manchester United reportedly opened negotiations with PSG’s Lucas Moura. He was strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford five years back but PSG bid £40m for him back then and signed him. But with playing time getting erratic in Paris, he might be looking for a move. His talent is unquestioned but United may have to pay in the region of £35-40m to get the 24-year-old Brazilian.

VALENCIA TO STAY TILL 2019

Manchester United and Antonio Valencia have agreed to a contract extension keeping him at the club until at least 2019. There is the option of extending the contract for a further year. Valencia has been at United since 2009 and could potentially become the club’s longest serving player by the time 2019 arrives. Valencia also Captained United in the Europa League Final on Wednesday.

ROMERO WANTS NO.1 JERSEY
Romero has stated his intent to stay at Old Trafford and win the No.1 jersey. And looking at his performances, we may be in safe hands should David de Gea leave. Romero said: “My intention is to stay. I could be the number one or number two, it all depends on hard work and I do work hard. I chose to come here because of what the club is. It’s a huge club, one of the biggest in the world, something I just couldn’t say no to. I knew it might be a little harder here to play a lot. Last year with Louis I played 12 games, I felt good and so I thought I could be important for the team in those moments despite not playing a lot.”

MORATA FOR DE GEA

Manchester United will demand at least £65m from Real Madrid for David De Gea if the Spanish Champions do not agree to part with Alvaro Morata in a swap deal. However, Real have reportedly cooled their interest in De Gea because of United’s asking price and Keylor Navas’ form towards the end of the season.