the Reds' Champions League opponents but his representative Thies Bliemeister informed Bild: "Even United wanted Sonny. Manchester United were very interested in him. We already held talks."
09/09/2013: Aston Villa attacker Christian Benteke is a top target for the Reds, claims the Daily Mirror. The Belgium international has allegedly been earmarked to fill the vacant number nine shirt and it is claimed a bid could even be launched in January because he would still be eligible for Europe.
09/09/2013: According to Turkish publication AMG, United boss David Moyes has been monitoring Atletico Madrid's Arda Turan. The 26-year-old winger, formerly with Galatasaray, has a buy-out clause of €24million and is under contract until 2015.