Thursday 18 January 2018

Man Utd linked with Spurs trio and Everton marksman

Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli are said to be Manchester United targets.
Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli are said to be Manchester United targets.

With the transfer deadline looming, the Red Devils are said to be pursuing some of the Premier League's elite talent as they bid to breathe life into their Champions League tilt.

'Lukaku to join United for £65m'

To paraphrase Jeremy Corbyn's twitter hacker - Here we go!

The Sun are reporting that Manchester United could land Everton's Romelu Lukaku this summer for £65m.

Everton are reportedly on the brink of signing striker Oumar Niasse, who The Sun have kindly labelled a 'monster', for £13.5m from Lokomotiv Moscow. But The Sun say he is being lined up as a replacement for Lukaku who could leave in the summer having joined Everton in July 2014 for £28m.

The Belgian striker has scored 19 goals already this campaign and United have struggled for goals, but is Lukaku the answer to their problems?

United want Kane and Alli

The Daily Star are doing my reputation as a reliable filter-er of transfer rumours no favours.

They are suggesting that the real reason United have sent scouts to watch Tottenham is because they're planning a sensational swoop for England internationals Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

Both players have flourished under Mauricio Pochettino and look set to feature in Roy Hodgson's England squad for Euro 2016, injuries permitting of course.

The pair have scored 22 goals between them this season, which is nearly as many as the entire United squad put together.

Rose is not red

Sorry, that is awful.

Anyway, Tottenham have gone full Football Manager and issued a hands-off warning to United over Danny Rose, according to Steve Bates in the Sunday People.

United have reportedly sent scouts to watch the last four Tottenham games. Ben Davies has been preferred at left-back for Tottenham this season and United see Rose as a short-term solution to their injury crisis which has left them short of defenders. Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young are all out, while Daley Blind has been flicking hair over his ear from centre back for much of this season.

Carrick to quit Old Trafford

Long-serving midfielder Michael Carrick is set to leave Manchester United when his contract expires this summer, the Sun on Sunday are reporting.

The 34-year-old has been an influential player for United for the last decade but has struggled with injuries this season.

He is reported to be the subject of interest from clubs abroad, including from the MLS, and is allegedly willing to listen to offers.

What do you think? Can United afford to let Carrick go?

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