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.

Papers: Gibson move off

11/07/2011 10:57

The Daily Mail reports...

Wages prove stumbling block as Gibson's move to Sunderland is abandoned
Darron Gibson's £3million move from Manchester United to Sunderland has finally broken down. Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is refusing to budge on Gibson's demands for £40,000 a week and is happy with his summer purchases after Blackpool's David Vaughan became his ninth signing last week. Bruce hopes to off-load Steed Malbranque to QPR this week and West Ham want to re-sign George McCartney, 30, who has not made a first-team appearance for Sunderland since February 2010. He spent most of last season on loan at Leeds United. Birmingham are also interested.

The Telegraph reckons United are "closing in" on Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder as hopes of signing Arsenal’s Samir Nasri have faded, while the Daily Star continues to link the Reds with Tottenham’s Luka Modric.

The Times reports United and Real Madrid are tracking 16-year-old Siena striker Souleymane Coulibaly. Check out The Gossip for our in-depth look at all the United transfer speculation this summer.

Elsewhere, several newspapers say West Brom boss Roy Hodgson is set to take a punt on Owen Hargreaves, who was released by United at the end of last season.

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