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20/05/2010 07:55

Papers: Rodders on Reds radar

Alex £15m move for Rodders
Manchester United are ready to go to war with Everton over Jack Rodwell. Toffees boss David Moyes has issued a clear 'not for sale' sign over his young midfield star. But United are determined to go ahead with a £15million bid. United boss Alex Ferguson was close to making a move for the player in the January transfer window. Now he wants the 19-year-old to strengthen his team who surrendered the title to Chelsea this season and went out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage. Moyes is trying to convince the England Under-21 international that he is at the best place to develop, having come through the ranks of the Everton academy. The club are also looking to sign him on a new improved deal in a further attempt to keep him. But that might still not be enough if the player wants to move.
Neil Custis, The Sun

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror claims the Reds will battle it out with Manchester City for Aston Villa midfielder James Milner. City have already had a £20million offer rejected by the Midlands club.

The same paper also reckon Sergio Aguero is primed for a £51million move to Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid. Reports in Spain claim Sir Alex is ready to pay the release fee in Aguero's contract.

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