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.

25/05/2012 10:01

Papers: Berba to Paris?

Jeremy Cross writes in the Daily Star

Berbatov closing in on PSG move
Dimitar Berbatov is closing in on a summer switch to Paris Saint Germain. He’s desperate to quit Manchester United after falling down the pecking­order. United manager Sir Alex ­Ferguson wanted to use the Bulgarian as a makeweight in a £14m deal to land Borussia Dortmund’s Poland international Robert Lewandowski. But Berbatov has opened talks with Carlo Ancelotti’s big spenders instead. Ancelotti is a huge admirer of the 31-year-old and reckons his experience could be vital in the Champions League next season. The Qatar-owned outfit have millions at their disposal and Berbatov’s valuation of around £7m is well within budget. Ancelotti can match Berbatov’s £90,000-a-week wages too and could even agree to a pay rise to land him. The striker started just five league games for United last season and knows his time in Manchester is up. Berbatov’s agent Emil Danchev said: "PSG’s project can really interest him because he wants to play in the Champions League."

In other transfer news, the Daily Mail claim United are "set to make an improved offer of £13m for Shinji Kagawa". The Borussia Dortmund attacker continues to be linked with a move to Old Trafford and has confirmed he met Sir Alex Ferguson earlier this month.

Elsewhere, The Telegraph report Gary Neville has made a positive impression in his new role as England coach. Neville helped out during yesterday's first session before the Euros, with centre-back Joleon Lescott full of praise for his shift. "He gets his message across and addresses everyone in the squad individually. He passes on his experience of games he’s been involved in over the years. It’s a great addition."

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