WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

Papers: Reds poised

27/05/2008 08:14

Reds Set To Splash £50m
Sir Alex Ferguson has told the Manchester United board he wants to conclude his £50million summer transfer spending within the next fortnight. United completed the signings of Nani, Anderson and Owen Hargreaves within two weeks of the end of last season and Fergie wants this summer's business done before he goes on his annual summer holiday to the exclusive resort of Cap Ferrat in the South of France next week. Top of Fergie's wanted list are Sevilla's Brazilian duo, striker Luis Fabiano and defender Daniel Alves, who are likely to cost United a combined £30million. Alves is seen as Gary Neville's permanent replacement at right-back, but Fergie remains keen on Manchester City and England defender Micah Richards, despite his likely £20m price tag. There is likely to be a maximum of four new faces at United this summer, while three departures are inevitable - defenders Mikael Silvestre and Gerard Pique, as well as injury-plagued striker Louis Saha.
David McDonnell, Daily Mirror

Another supposed transfer target, Cardiff City prodigy Aaron Ramsey, has been urged by Wales manager John Toshack not to rush into a top-flight move, for fear of derailing his promising career.

Cristiano Ronaldo is widely quoted again on the subject of a potential move away from Old Trafford. In a Portuguese interview, the winger insists: "I can guarantee that I am happy at Manchester United and that I would love to continue."

The Sun claims Hull City will try to make a permanent move for Fraizer Campbell, should the England U21 international be deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

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