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.

20/04/2010 07:29

Papers: Milan want Dimi

Milan plan £20m bid for Berba


Dimitar Berbatov could end his Manchester United hell this summer - with AC Milan planning a £20million bid. The Sun revealed last week that Old Trafford boss Alex Ferguson has lost faith in the Bulgarian hitman and is ready to offload him. Fergie accepts he must take a loss on Berbatov, 29, who cost £30.75m but has scored just 12 goals this season, and will be tempted if Milan move in. An AC Milan insider said: "No contact has been made yet but we admire Berbatov. He is a strong player who would do very well in Italy. Whether something can be arranged remains to be seen. It has been difficult for Berbatov in Manchester but he is a good player who has a lot to offer."
Tony Little, The Sun

The same paper follows up Monday's claim in the Daily Star, that Sir Alex Ferguson will retire next year, by asserting that United have begun the search for a new manager.

The Mirror says Reds winger Zoran Tosic is keen to turn his loan spell at Cologne into a permanent move, and that Birmingham are keen to sign goalkeeper Ben Foster. In other transfer news, United are reported to be chasing Newcastle wonderkid Haris Vuckic.

In the Daily Star, Gary Neville hails Wayne Rooney as the "outstanding candidate" to scoop the PFA Player of the Year award, while the United skipper has also warned his team-mates not to rely on Liverpool for a title favour.

And the praise keeps coming for Paul Scholes, with Darren Fletcher suggesting in the Daily Mail that the veteran midfielder never received the "true recognition he deserved" because of his quiet demeanour.

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