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09/06/2008 08:46

Papers: Saha could be bait

Saha the bait for Red targets
Louis Saha could be a key figure for Sir Alex Ferguson as he sets about improving United's squad. Sadly for the French striker, it might not be on the field.
Instead, the 29-year-old Parisian is becoming the Reds' no.1 lure in possible deals presently being discussed at Old Trafford.
Saha started just nine matches all campaign as a series of knee, hamstring and calf problems cut him down.
A parting of the ways now seems inevitable, but the Reds' boss will be hoping possible future employers may bank on Saha having a better injury record away from Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, the Frenchman has been linked as a potential carrot in three possible striker deals [Dimitar Berbatov, Karim Benzema, Roque Santa Cruz].
Manchester Evening News

The Sun
report Rio Ferdinand has been honoured by Nigerian King Akiolu for his charitable work in the African country. Ferdinand was bestowed the title of Chief Fiwagboola, which apparently translates as “character maketh wealth”. Rio will be part of United’s squad to travel to Nigeria for a game against Portsmouth in July.

Meanwhile, the News Of The World claim United are prepared to make Cristiano Ronaldo the highest paid player in the world in an effort to keep the winger at Old Trafford.

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