23/08/2013: German newspaper Bild believes Real Madrid would be willing to let midfielder Mesut Ozil join United for around £38m. The 24-year-old is said to be worried about losing match-time with the expected arrival of Gareth Bale from Tottenham and doesn't want to lose his starting place with the German national team. Interestingly, journalist Josep Pedrerol reckons a bid for a “major player” at the Bernabeu could be made today.
23/08/2013: Marouane Fellaini wants to quit Everton for United before his price-tag gets even higher, according to the Daily Mail. The midfielder is currently valued at more than £23million by Everton, who rejected a joint bid of £28m for him and Leighton Baines last week. However, Fellaini is apparently worried that his value will escalate even further after next summer’s World Cup in Brazil, where he is set to represent Belgium.
22/08/2013: Spanish station Cadena Cope believes Gareth Bale's move to Real Madrid will be announced on Friday for a fee of just under €100million. The Tottenham winger has also been strongly linked with United over the course of the summer.
22/08/2013: Raul's agent Gines Carvajal has revealed how the Spaniard came close to joining United when leaving Real Madrid. Confirming speculation at the time, Carvajal said on Radio Marca that Schalke's Felix Magath had to fight off competition from the Reds and only succeeded because the veteran striker was not assured of a regular place. The 36-year-old is currently with Al Sadd.
22/08/2013: Everton manager Roberto Martinez has revealed that there has been no fresh approach from United for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines. After rejecting a double bid for the Goodison pair, the Spaniard has told EvertonTV: "We're still in the same position as we were a few days ago."