Fourteen years after they broke the English transfer record to sign Juan Sebastian Veron from Lazio, Manchester United are preparing an £18.6m bid to take another Argentinean from the Italian giants, with midfielder Lucas Biglia reportedly keen on the move.
Is he worth it? Well he’s a hard-working midfielder who was a key ingredient of the Argentina side which reached the World Cup final last year, but at 29 this would appear to be something of an expensive move.
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One man who United have missed out on to Serie A, however, is the Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic, who is set for a move to Juventus in a deal which will allow both Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente to leave – with the latter interesting Liverpool.
How will he do? Well he’s a goalscorer, but Serie A is a notoriously tough league so we’ll just wait and see. United could have done with a forward like him.
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Liverpool have increased their offer for the Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi to around £16m, and the Spanish giants have shown a willingness to do a deal for the 25-year-old.
Good move? He’d certainly be a classy addition, and an improvement on what the Reds currently have as they bid to revamp their midfield following the departure of Steven Gerrard.
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Arsenal’s deal to sign the Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin finally looks like gathering pace, with the Frenchman tipped to complete the move within the next week.
It’s been on the cards. It certainly has, and it would bring an end to a saga which has dragged on somewhat. Get on with it, eh?
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And speaking of getting on with it, Tottenham have finally given up on misfiring forward Roberto Soldado, and are set to sell him to Galatasaray for around £11m – taking a £15m hit on his transfer fee.
He needs to be put out of his misery. He does. It just never happened for the Spanish forward at Spurs, and a move is now best for all parties.
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