Papers: Nasri swoop?
United ready to pay Arsenal £10m for Nasr
Manchester United are planning a sensational £10million swoop for Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri. The Mirror has learned that United are exploring the possibility of luring Nasri – who's out of contract at the end of the 2011-2012 season - to Old Trafford in a deal that would enrage Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. United are understood to have outlined their interest in Nasri to a third party, although the France midfielder’s agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes, has not been involved in any preliminary negotiations. Nasri’s reluctance to enter into talks with Arsenal over a contract extension, until he is satisfied with their spending and recruitment plans for this summer, has alerted the champions to his potential availability. David McDonnell
In other transfer news, The Daily Mail
claim United will complete the signing of Ashley Young within the next 48 hours, while The Independent
also run the Nasri story, although claim the fee could be as low as £8m.
In The Telegraph
, Mark Ogden wrties: “For the first time since David Beckham, Paul Scoles, Gary Neville and company sent Mark Hughes, Andrei Kanchelskis and Paul Parker hurtling towards the Old Trafford exit door in 1995, Alex Ferguson has chosen revolution, rather than evolution, as the narrative for his summer rebuilding programme.” He goes on to claim Young, Phil Jones and David De Gea will all arrive at Old Trafford this summer.
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