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.

03/07/2012 10:06

Papers: Reds eye Moutinho

Neil Custis writes in The Sun...

Fergie makes his Mou-ve
Manchester United could be closing in on Portugal’s Joao Moutinho. The club are understood to have approached Porto with a view to signing their attacking midfielder. United are now preparing a £25million bid after getting fed up with Spurs’ demands for Luka Modric. SunSport revealed last month that Modric was boss Alex Ferguson’s No 1 target and United were ready to bid £25m rising to £30m. But Spurs have now quoted £40m for the Croatian and United will not pay that. Moutinho, 25, would follow Ronaldo and Nani on the successful track from Portugal to Old Trafford. Spurs and Chelsea are also interested in the player, who this week praised Andre Villas-Boas.

Predictably, there's also widespread coverage of the Da Silvas' contract news. As announced on ManUtd.com yesterday, Rafael has signed a new four-year deal, while Fabio has landed a season-long loan at Queens Park Rangers.

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