Moyes to decide on Bale or Ronaldo; Mourinho keen on Higuain
There are plenty more transfer rumours doing the rounds today and Manchester United’s hunt for Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo is a story that just won’t seem to go away.
It is thought that the talented duo would could around £85 million each, so David Moyes isn’t going to have the cash to bring both of them to Old Trafford, but he can afford to sign one of them.
Which one Moyes would prefer is unsure, but many United fans would love to see Ronaldo back where he made his name.
If they have the money the Red Devils are sure to go for one of Bale or Ronaldo, but they will face a lot of competition from the world’s richest clubs.
Also, Moyes isn’t giving up hope on signing Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona either and even the price-tag of £40 million hasn’t put the Scotsman off as he feels the former Arsenal man can be a key member of the Man Utd squad.
So, Bale might be on the way out of Tottenham Hotspur and another man that could exit north London is Jermain Defoe, who is being linked with a move to Liverpool
The Reds are keen to add strikers to their squad, especially as Luis Suarez could be on the way out and Defoe offers a great deal of experience. He is a proven goal-scorer in the Premier League and Brendan Rodgers is sure to be keen on signing the Englishman.
Elsewhere, in-demand Malaga midfielder Isco has hinted at an exit from the club as he said he is considering offers from both Manchester City and Real Madrid.
Should Manuel Pellegrini make the expected move to the Etihad Stadium, then City’s chances of signing Isco would be increased as the player sees the manager as somewhat of a father figure. As we know though, Real are a tough club to say no to.
It looks as though Chelsea have joined the race to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Real as they might struggle to bring number one target Edison Cavani to Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho worked with Higuain at the Bernabeu of course and that could be a big factor in the Argentine heading to the Bridge.
In other Premier League transfer news, West Ham United look as though they are set to land long-term target Andy Carroll for a fee of £15 million.
Carroll spent last season on loan with the Hammers and put in some superb performances. With Liverpool happy to sell the striker, this move looks like going ahead as long as the finical side of things is agreed.
Finally, Everton are set to make Leighton Baines their highest earner at the club and hope that will stop any possible move to Manchester United happening.
There have been a number of reports suggesting Baines would follow Moyes to the home of the Premier League Champions, but new manager Roberto Martinez is desperate to keep the England full-back at the club.
The summer transfer window is certainly going to be an interesting one.