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.

30/08/2010 08:44

Papers: Rodwell on Reds' radar?

United target £10m Rodwell
Manchester United are eyeing a bid for Everton teenager Jack Rodwell. Boss Alex Ferguson is set to offer £10million plus out-of-favour Michael Carrick before the window closes tomorrow. Everton are desperate to hold on to the Under-21 ace but may find the deal too tempting. Rodwell, 19, is a central midfielder but can also play at centre-half and has been compared to a young Rio Ferdinand. United have been unsure whether to go for the player now or wait until the end of this campaign when he has another season under his belt. But they fear in a year's time his value will have rocketed which is why they may move before the transfer window closes. Rodwell has been at Goodison since he was seven and became the club's youngest player in Europe when he was 16. He made his Premier League debut in March 2008 and scored last season in their 3-1 home win over United.
Neil Custis, The Sun

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail claims Wigan want to sign United midfielder Tom Cleverly on loan, while all the papers have news of Fabio Capello's England squad for the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers with both Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick included.

In other news, there are reports of a general strike taking place in Valencia on the day United are in town for the Champions League clash - 29 September. The club have confirmed that they are aware of this and are waiting for news from Valencia.

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