Manchester United and Barcelona are linked twice in this transfer news update as we have been credited with an interest in midfielder Rafa Alcantara (The Peoples Person) and are reportedly willing to pay his €30 million release clause.
The second link comes in the form of Eliaquim Mangala (Daily Star) with whom Barcelona are now believed to be interested in.
Moving to Serie A and AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia (talkSPORT) has been touted as Nemanja Vidic’s replacement at Manchester United.
Fredy Guarin (Football Italia) was a target for United in January but nothing ever materialised and he is now set to sign a new contract with Inter Milan that will keep him at the club.
Ex-United assistant manager Micky Phelan (talkSPORT) has continued his small talk about United by insisting that David Moyes has two summer transfer target lists – one that depends on qualifying for the UEFA Champions League and one that doesn’t involve that.
Larnell Cole and Ryan Tunnicliffe (MKWeb and GetWestLondon) both left United for Fulham on transfer deadline now but have now been forced out of the club by new boss Felix Magath after spending less than four weeks at Fulham.