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United's £20m offer for Nasri is rejected by Arsenal
Arsenal have turned down Manchester United's opening offer for Samir Nasri and told the champions they will not sell the Frenchman unless they receive a bid of at least £25m. United must now decide whether they are willing to meet the asking price and put together an improved financial package after it emerged on Wednesday they had placed an offer of just under £20m two weeks ago. The clubs had agreed at the time not to publicise the bid but it is now clear that United, having already spent £50m on Phil Jones, David de Gea and Ashley Young, have made the first decisive move towards bringing Nasri to Old Trafford and reinforcing their position as the major force in the summer transfer market so far.
Daniel Taylor, The Guardian
A number of the papers claim Wes Brown has had a medical at Sunderland and is near to completing a move to the North East. The Daily Mail reckon Steve Bruce will complete a triple swoop for Brown, John O'Shea and Darron Gibson.
The papers also feature quotes from United first team coach Rene Meulensteen who says Wesley Sneijder would be ‘ideal’ for the Reds.