Saturday, 19 July 2014

Manchester United transfer rumours: Louis van Gaal among those eyeing Ross Barkley move?

Louis van Gaal has taken charge after his World Cup exploits and is apparently ready to move players in and out to shape the squad
Rising star: Barkley is being tracked by a number of Premier League heavyweights
Ross the Red Devil?
New boss Louis van Gaal may have only just got his feet under the Old Trafford manager's desk but he's already spent plenty of cash.
The Dutchman has already shelled out close to £60million on Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw this summer but is in the market for more reinforcements.
Indeed, with the confirmation coming that Michael Carrick will be missing for up to 12 weeks a midfielder may well be top of his shopping list.
The Daily Star report that the deposed champions are among a host of teams chasing Everton's Ross Barkley .
The 20-year-old enjoyed a supreme campaign last term impressing enough to earn a place in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the World Cup.
And now he has apparently caught the eye of an array of Premier League big boys with rivals City, Chelsea and Liverpool all keeping tabs on him.
United were strongly linked with an eye-watering bid in the region of £50million back in January.

Blind alley

Going Dutch: Blind impressed under Van Gaal at this summer's World Cup
With Patrice Evra all but out the door United are in the market for another left-back to compliment new signing Luke Shaw.
After impressing at the World Cup under Van Gaal it has been unsurprising to see Dutchman Daley Blind strongly linked with a move.
And United will have been boosted by comments from Ajax boss Frank De Boer that he, along with the rest of the Eredivisie champions squad, is up for sale this summer.
While he is hopeful he will stay to be a cornerstone of the team he conceded that everyone had their price.
"Personally, I don’t think so," he told AT5 when asked if Blind would leave .
"Everyone is obviously for sale, but we feel that those three players, the World Cup players [Blind, Jasper Cillessen and Joel Veltman], with a few guys in the current squad, should be the water carriers of this squad.
"We want to build a core with guys like Davy Klassen, Stefano Denswil, Ricardo van Rhijn and Ruben Ligeon. All guys who have been at Ajax since childhood."

On their way?

With Van Gaal ready to overhaul the playing staff a number current squad members could be on the move this summer.
We told you yesterday that as many as ten first team players could be moved on in a comprehensive shake up at Old Trafford.
The Daily Mail suggest that midfielder Tom Cleverley is set to discuss his future in the coming weeks with Everton monitoring his situation.
And in a separate story they go on to suggest that West Ham are prepared to give outcast wing duo Ashley Young and Wilfried Zaha a new home too.
They indicate that Sam Allardyce is keen on getting both in on season-long loan deals at Upton Park.

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