Transfer Round-Up: Reus turns down Man United while Reds still linked with Cavani
Published 20/08/2014 | 08:43
Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus has rejected the advances of Manchester United according to Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo.
With less than two weeks until the close of the transfer window, Louis van Gaal is keen to add a number of faces to his squad, with Marcos Rojo yesterday joining United for £16m.
The Daily Mail reports today that Atletico's president Cerezo is adamant that Reus has no interest in moving to Old Trafford.
Yesterday Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer suggested that the German international will move to a bigger club next summer when the player's £20m release clause is activated.
“I can imagine him at Bayern very well,” Beckenbauer told German newspaper Bild. “If you can get a player of his class, you need to try it.
“I am sure: if he doesn’t go to Bayern in 2015, he will probably go to another big international club such as Real Madrid or Manchester United. Dortmund are unlikely to be able to hold on to him.”
The Express says that while Angel Di Maria's proposed move to United remains in the balance, he remains a priority along with Daley Blind.
Yet another United target target Mehdi Benatia missed training yesterday as transfer speculation grows that a move to the premier League is imminent. He is also being courted by Jose Mourinho (The Daily Star).
The same paper suggests that Liverpool are still considering a move for Edinson Cavani. The Reds have been linked with both Cavani and Colombian striker Falcao as possible replacements for Luis Suarez, with both PSG and Monaco weighing up offers in order to balance their books for FIFA's Financial Fair Play.
Meanwhile former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song is being made available for loan by Barcelona (The Daily Mail), PSG and Real Madrid are monitoring Petr Cech's situation at Chelsea (The Express) and Southampton are set to renew their interest in Andros Townsend despite seeing an initial £10m offer rejected (Daily Mirror).