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18/11/2009 11:40

Papers: Rodwell move near?

United eye £20million Rodwell
Sir Alex Ferguson could be forced to step up his interest in Jack Rodwell - considering a move as soon as January for the Everton starlet. The United boss would have preferred to hold off the transfer until the summer; however, strong interest from Chelsea, whose transfer ban has been lifted during the mid-season window, has changed matters. Man City are also said to be interested in the England U21 midfielder.
James Robson, Manchester Evening News

The same paper also mentions that Valencia’s pairing of David Silva and David Villa are still at the top of United’s shopping list. However, it claims, the hefty £40million price tag may draw the Reds towards less expensive Wolfsburg frontman Edin Dzeko.

Nemanja Vidic has proclaimed that he and Rio Ferdinand will soon be back in action together at their “formidable best”, says The Sun. Meanwhile, The Mirror reports that “Vidic has dismissed claims Ferdinand is over the hill”.

Several newspapers allude to the contentious film ‘Fifteen Minutes That Shook The World’, about Liverpool’s dramatic 2005 Champions League final comeback. The controversy lies in its unflattering portrayal of Sir Alex Ferguson and Gary Neville.

The Mirror also reports that Tottenham are set to pip United to sign young Plymouth defender James Richards, because the teenager’s family prefer a move to London.

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