probably been engineered by the Anzhi Makhachakla striker himself in order to push through his proposed move to Chelsea.
14/08/2013: Spanish TV show Punto Pelota has made a claim that United's new top target is Mesut Ozil. The Real Madrid star is said to be the subject of a £40million approach and could ask the club to accept any offer if Gareth Bale arrives at the Bernabeu to increase competition for places as he is reportedly aware of the alleged interest from David Moyes.
14/08/2013: Everton boss Roberto Martinez says United have dropped the pursuit of Leighton Baines. "Before we went to Austria one club officially contacted ourselves with an offer and it was a final offer," declared Martinez to the Liverpool Echo. "They put something over and the valuation wasn't anywhere near the quality of Leighton Baines. That was the end of it but, since then, there's been all the speculation, which has been part of what the transfer window is. There's never been another club or anyone else putting in an offer for Leighton. Since then, we've moved on."
14/08/2013 United are today linked with Sevilla midfielder with Geoffrey Kondogbia, though the Daily Express claims the Red will have to pay £17million for the talented Frenchman. Fans might have spotted the versatile 20-year-old during Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial at Old Trafford last Friday, when he played a full match during the Spanish side’s shock 3-1 win.
12/08/2013: The Independent claims United are ready to enter the race to sign Gareth Bale. In an exclusive story, it's suggested: "United may offer competition to Real Madrid in the pursuit of Bale this week, with Tottenham Hotspur seemingly more receptive to the English champions, having become deeply frustrated by negotiations with the Spanish side."
12/08/2013: Speaking at the post-game press conference at Wembley, David Moyes discussed the