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United on list of admirers for striker Gabbiadini
Manchester United are monitoring Atalanta's teenage striker Manolo Gabbiadini. Sir Alex Ferguson is mulling over a £9million bid for the 19-year-old, who has scored 10 goals in 13 games for Italy's Under 21 side. Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen are expected to leave Old Trafford in the summer, and the departures of the experienced duo could leave space open in the squad for another promising youngster. If he decides to make a move, Ferguson could face competition from Italian giants Juventus and AC Milan for Gabbiadini's signature. Although he has so far failed to live up to his international goal-scoring record at club level, Gabbiadini's powerful physique looks to make him ideal for the Barclays Premier League.
There is widespread coverage of Wales manager Gary Speed’s death, with several papers featuring Ryan Giggs’ statement, first published on ManUtd.com on Sunday afternoon.
Most of the major daily newspapers run a story claiming Sir Alex will avoid an FA ban following comments made about a linesman in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle.
The Sun quotes Sir Alex’s United Review column in which the Reds boss states he is not in favour of a Great Britain Olympic football team.