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.

30/06/2011 10:02

Papers: Boss to bid for Nasri

Ian Herbert writes in The Independent...
Sir Alex Ferguson appears to be convinced he can overcome Arsène Wenger's resistance to losing Samir Nasri and capitalise on the French midfielder's contractual impasse with a speculative £20m offer. As far as Wenger is concerned Nasri is not for sale and ostensibly his price is the same £40m that Arsenal would want for Cesc Fabregas – because the Arsenal manager wants him out of Ferguson's reach. But United, whom The Independent revealed three weeks ago have held initial discussions through intermediaries of Nasri, have yet to test how Arsenal will respond to a £20m offer for a player who is out of contract next summer and thus worth probably half that sum. United's only option now is to make an offer.

Many papers carry quotes from David de Gea's MUTV interview, which you can watch on ManUtd.com. The Daily Mail also report: "After speaking to MUTV, De Gea flew back to Madrid for a press conference to say goodbye to Atletico. He was overcome by emotion as he tried to explain his reasons for leaving. The Spain Under 21 goalkeeper broke down in floods of tears as he bade farewell to his boyhood club, with whom he won the Europa League in 2010, beating Fulham in the final."

Elsewhere, The Sun claim Sunderland are ready to step up their pursuit for Reds trio John O’Shea, Darron Gibson and Wes Brown.

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