Transfer News Today: Is Luke to Manchester United a Shaw thing?

Today we examine Manchester United’s possible move for two of England’s brightest young talents, German competition for a Premier League-bound star and a loan signing for Liverpool...

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West Ham could sell Ravel Morrison back to Manchester United.

Why it will happen: Morrison only has 18 months left on his West Ham contract and the club could be tempted to cash in now, rather than losing him for free.

Why it won’t happen: United sold Morrison because of the trouble he was getting himself in while living in Manchester. They already have plenty of attacking midfield options and are far more in need of defensive-minded players.

Tabloid Speculation

Manchester United will be £20m for Southampton’s Luke Shaw.

Why it will happen: Spending this sort of money on an 18-year old could prove a shrewder investment than paying a similar fee for a 29-year old Leighton Baines.

Why it won’t happen: Southampton have no need to sell the player and his development is best served at the South Coast club.

Santa Clause

Borussia Dortmund could challenge Arsenal and Chelsea for Diego Costa’s signature, by activating his £35m buyout clause in January.

Why it will happen: Dortmund are set to lose Robert Lewandowski on a free transfer in the summer and need a top striker to replace him. The Atletico Madrid striker fits the bill.

Why it won’t happen: The £35m fee sounds more affordable for Arsenal and Chelsea than it does for Dortmund. Also, with Atletico fighting for the title, a summer transfer could prove more likely for Costa.

Loan Star

Liverpool are on the verge of signing Barcelona’s Cristian Tello on loan until the end of the season.

Why it will happen: Tello has found games tough to come by at the Camp Nou and he would reinforce Liverpool’s bid for a Champions League place.

Why it won’t happen: Liverpool are already top-heavy with wide forwards. Do they really need Tello?

Bet now on Liverpool to finish in the top four at 1.90

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