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01/09/2013: Athletic Club coach Ernesto Valverde insists that Ander Herrera's exclusion from the defeat to Real Madrid is not related to any move to United. "It had nothing to do with the bid from Manchester United," said Valverde in the Spanish press. "I left him out because I chose the players I thought were best suited to the game. I'm not thinking about speaking to him to convince him about anything and I'm not worried about anything else. I haven't spoken with the player but what I'm going to repeat is that I don't expect the club to make any moves in the transfer market tomorrow. I do not know what will happen. I want Ander to stay with us, and that is what I think, what I expect, will happen."
01/09/2013: As believes Mesut Ozil could leave Real Madrid on deadline day if an offer approaching €50million is forthcoming. The report suggests PSG and United are both interested in the Germany international.
01/09/2013: Turkish side Galatasaray claim United have been in touch over Wesley Sneijder as the midfield names keep coming thick and fast in connection with the champions. Sports co-ordinator Bülent Tulun revealed to Milliyet: "Two weeks ago, Sneijder received an indirect offer from United but it was not accepted. There are several clubs that want Sneijder but we want to keep him."
01/09/2013: El Correo reports that Ander Herrera has told Athletic Club he wants to join United. The Reds may still have to meet his full buy-out clause, around £30million, after having an initial bid rejected by Bilbao. A five-year deal is apparently on the table for the 24-year-old.
01/09/2013: Marouane Fellaini will be presented as a United player on Monday, according to Sport Wereld in his homeland of Belgium. Everton are braced for a fresh assault on the midfielder ahead of the deadline but want a sizeable fee for their