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.

14/01/2010 09:30

Papers: Calling for Cahill

Cahill not for sale
New Bolton manager Owen Coyle has warned Sir Alex Ferguson to forget about trying to sign Gary Cahill. Manchester United boss Ferguson is known to be an admirer of centre-half Cahill and could make a move for the former Aston Villa man if Nemanja Vidic leaves Old Trafford for Spain. Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea have also been linked with Cahill while AC Milan and Juventus are beleived to be keeping an eye on the 24-year-old, who has broken in to the England squad. But Coyle insists he is not under pressure to sell Cahill to free up transfer funds. He said: "I don't have to sell anyone to generate a transfer budget. I believe that Gary Cahill, if he shows the qualities he has, can make the squad for the World Cup. That's personal motivation for him. He is a top player and hopefully we will see him at his very best."
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Other players that are being banded around for potential transfers to United are Rangers' 18 year-old defender Danny Wilson and Portsmouth goalkeeper David James. Both are linked with the Reds in the Daily Telegraph, which also states: “The club have reportedly been told they will have to find around £40m if they want to sign Marseille winger Hatem Ben Arfa. Ferguson could also try and hijack rivals Manchester City's move for Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.”

The Sun reports on United’s supposed new £5m sponsorship deal with a Nigerian phone company, as well as the potential transfer of former Reds target Adem Llajic from Partizan Belgrade to Fiorentina.

Meanwhile, several papers run the rumour that United's owners would consider the sale of Old Trafford to aid the club's financial health.

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