£40million. However, the key to any deal apparently depends on the success of failure of the Spanish club’s attempts to sign Tottenham forward Gareth Bale. Angel Di Maria is mentioned in a similar vein in the Daily Star.
16/08/2013 Everton manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed that a clause in Marouane Fellaini’s contract which allowed him to leave the club for £23.5million has now expired – which doesn’t mean he can now leave on the cheap, according to the Toffees boss. "When you are in a strong position financially you will never sell a player for less than the buy-out clause."
15/08/2013 The Daily Mail says United are “continuing to track” Cristiano Ronaldo after first team coaches Phillip Neville and Steve Round were spotted at the Algarve Stadium, where the Portuguese superstar helped his homeland secure a 1-1 draw with Robin van Persie's Holland on Wednesday. However, it seems bizarre to suggest the Reds would scout a former player who is also one of the most watched of his generation.
15/08/2013 David Moyes says the Reds are still very much involved in the transfer market, with "several players" being looked at. Speaking to Sky Sports News this morning, the manager said he's confident of acquiring some new faces before the summer transfer window shuts.
15/08/2013 TheTelegraph's Mark Ogden claims United are prepared to launch a final bid of £40million for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas. In an extensive story, the renowned broadsheet journalist says “David Moyes and senior figures at Old Trafford remain convinced that Fabregas continues to harbour doubts over his first-team prospects at the Nou Camp and that the next two weeks will be pivotal in their attempts to sign the player.”
15/08/2013 Samuel Eto’o is today linked with United in The Mirror, though the tabloid quite rightly acknowledges that such speculation has