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Papers: Reds track di Maria

17/05/2010 08:52

United step up hunt for Benfica winger
Manchester United have made further enquiries about Benfica winger Angel di Maria. Benfica value the Argentina star at £38m and at that price Real Madrid remain favourites to sign him. United are also among clubs monitoring Ajax's Uruguay striker Luis Suarez.
Sports desk, Daily Mail

In other transfer speculation, The  Mirror claim United are keeping tabs on Marseille winger Hatem Ben Arfa.

There's not a great deal of United news in the papers today. Instead, the sports pages are dominated by the state of England's 2018 World Cup bid. The media claim it now hangs in the balance after FA chief Lord Triesman levelled bribery allegations at Spain and Russia. He stood down from his post on Sunday.

The weekend papers also linked United with moves for Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell (Times), and a £20m bid for Ajax forward Luis Suarez (News of the World).

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