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: Reds' Rams raid?

17/02/2012 09:25

The Daily Mail writes…

United and City lock horns for Derby teen star
The Premier League's top two are locked in more than just a fight for the title after it emerged the two Manchester clubs are tracking Derby's talented teen Will Hughes. Both City and United have moved quickly for the in-demand midfielder who last week stole the show at an international Under-17 tournament in Portugal's Algarve The 16-year-old was playing in his first age group competition for his country, but excelled as England emerged victorious from a group including France, Holland and the hosts. And Hughes' performances have sparked a transfer tussle in Manchester as both big-money clubs attempt to put together a competitive package to entice Derby into selling. Hughes has only made one brief substitute appearance for the Rams - in a league defeat at Peterborough - and was still on scholarship terms when the current campaign started.

The Daily Mail also reckon United are battling with another club, Barcelona this time, to land Valencia defender Adil Rami for £20million.

In Italy, Tuttosport insist Juventus have already agreed a deal to sign Paul Pogba in the summer, adding to a story that has been appearing in the Italian media for the past few days.

Many of the newspapers also carry the line that artificial pitches are set to return to the English game.

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