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: Hands off!

01/06/2011 09:18

Dominic Fifield of The Guardian writes...

Arsenal to keep Nasri out of Reds' clutches
Arsene Wenger has ruled out selling Samir Nasri to Manchester United this summer, despite discussions between Arsenal and the player remaining at an impasse over extending his stay at the Emirates. Nasri, a £15.8m signing from Marseille in the summer of 2008, is entering the final 12 months of his contract with suggestions in France that United would express an interest in his availability, speculation fanned by comments from his national team-mate Patrice Evra, who has urged him to move to Old Trafford. "One thing's for sure: we're not selling him to Manchester United," Wenger told the French radio station RTL. "Are we still in discussions with Nasri? Yes, but we are still in disagreement over the financial contract on offer, which we haven't settled. We are trying to extend his deal."

Meanwhile, The Mirror stress a deal to sign Ashley Young is on the verge of completion for £12million after the Aston Villa star suggested at an England press conference that he wants to play Champions League football. Conflicting reports state the former Watford winger is heading for Liverpool.

Wayne Rooney believes United will spend big this summer as some quotes are lifted from his TalkSport interview on Tuesday while The Times reckon Dimitar Berbatov will be 'edged nearer the exit door' by United's desire to keep Michael Owen, with the ex-Liverpool striker signing a new deal on Wednesday morning.

Finally, James Lawton in The Independent believes Ryan Giggs should retire following the Champions League final, even though the Welsh veteran was one of United's best performers on the night. "It was that at the highest point of the season's challenge that in so many ways he handled quite brilliantly, he was a lost figure," argues Lawton.

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