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 eye Cahill

05/01/2012 08:47

Neil Custis in The Sun writes..

United join Chelsea in Cahill hunt

Manchester United are monitoring Gary Cahill's on-off move to Chelsea. Bolton had agreed a £7million fee with the Londoners for the England centre-back. But the 26-year-old's representatives have failed to agree personal terms at a first meeting. Chelsea are offering £70,000 a week, while Cahill is seeking £100,000 a week. Now United could make a move to bolster their injury-hit defence. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is minus captain Nemanja Vidic for the season, while Rio Ferdinand has struggled with injury problems. Chris Smalling and the Da Silva twins have also been sidelined, while Phil Jones has been operating more in midfield of late. Ferguson has insisted he has the money to spend in this month's transfer window but added he would not enter the market unless the right player became available.

The Sun also shine the spotlight on Wayne Rooney after his return in the defeat to Newcastle and comment: "Rooney's display certainly did not look like one of a man at loggerheads with his boss. When the player was taken off on 75 minutes, there was no anger and the handshake from Fergie looked amicable."

The Manchester Evening News carry recent quotes from Scotland coach Craig Levein suggesting Darren Fletcher has had his bowel condition,ulcerative colitis, for four years and will have complete rest for four months.

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