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27/09/2013: Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala is said to be on David Moyes' wish list after already benig linked with Manchester City and Chelsea. The Guardian believes 'internal discussions' have taken place over a new centre-back signing, despite the fact that United boast Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Phil Jones as options for the position. The France international has a buy-out clause of £37.8million.
27/09/2013: United scouts watched Ander Herrera in Athletic Club's match against Real Betis on Thursday, according to the Daily Telegraph. It is claimed that the Reds will go back in again for the midfielder when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.
25/09/2013: Andrea Pirlo is stalling on a new contract at Juventus and could be set for a move to England at the ripe old age of 34, according to reports in the British press. The Daily Mail forwards United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham as potential destinations for the veteran Italy playmaker.
24/09/2013: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claims United made a bid for Gareth Bale, which prompted the Spanish giants to step up their interest in the Wales international. "Tottenham initially did not want to sell but, when we heard Manchester United made an offer, we tabled a bid ourselves," the Madrid supremo told Cadena SER. "His childhood dream to play for Madrid eventually proved to be decisive."
24/09/2013: Sao Paulo are now favourites to land Bruno Gomes, reports Lancenet. The young Desportivo Brasil striker had a trial at United and has interested Udinese but appears set to remain in Brazil after a deal was agreed with his agent. The two clubs still need to thrash out a fee.