Here is a round-up of the latest Manchester United transfer news and gossip.
United have stepped up their interest in Mauro Icardi (Metro). It is reported that United maintain an interest in Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi, as scouts previously watched him in Inter’s 1-0 defeat to Sampdoria. Icardi is attracting interest from a range of clubs including Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.
Felipe Anderson is a target for United (Telegraph). The 21-year-old Brazilian attacker is a target for United and chief scout Jim Lawlor watched him score in Lazio’s 2-0 win over Verona at the weekend. He signed a new contract with Lazio just last week, but is thought to be high on the list of Louis Van Gaal‘s targets
United are interested in signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid this summer (The Mirror). The Welsh star is enduring a tough time at the Bernabeu having signed for over £85m last summer and received further abuse from Madrid fans after the 2-1 defeat at the hands of Barcelona. It is thought United will test Madrid’s resolve on the former Spurs man, with Manchester City also interested.
United are pursuing Valencia’s Nicolas Otamendi (Super Deporte). United are maintaining their interest in the 27-year-old Argentinian centre-back with United scout Carlos Ruiz watching Otamendi get the final goal in Valencia’s 4-0 thrashing of Elche on Friday night. A top-class centre back is thought to be high on the list of United’s transfer priorities.
Borussia Dortmund are prepared to sell Mats Hummels (ESPN). Dortmund are ready to cash in on the German star after a disappointing season and United are reportedly keen to bring him to Old Trafford. United have been regularly linked with Hummels over the last number of months.