Transfer News Today: Manchester United to give Wayne Rooney huge new deal?


Today’s rumours see a midfielder heading back to England, Manchester United splashing the cash again, Arsenal signing a German star and another South American off to Sunderland

 

Forum chatter

Former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles will head back to England and join West Ham on loan from Turkish side Fenerbahce.

Why it will happen

The Hammers are desperately in need of reinforcements as they battle relegation from the Premier League, and the Portuguese isn’t usually one to shy away from a transfer.

Why it won’t happen

Still just 30, Meireles would appear to still have a few more years left at the top level, and so a switch to Sam Allardyce’s would appear to be a huge risk given their predicament at the bottom of the table.

 

Tabloid gossip

 

Manchester United will follow the signing of Juan Mata by splashing the cash once more, this time by giving Wayne Rooney a huge new contract worth £300,000 a week.

Why it will happen

Rooney has held United to ransom before, and after stalling on a new deal for the best part of a year he appears to now have got what he wants.

Why it won’t happen

It was well-documented just how close Rooney came to joining Chelsea last summer, and the forward still seemingly has designs on going there again.

 

Big money bid

 

Arsenal are set to spend big on a German for the second time this season, with Schalke star Julian Draxler determined to link up with Mesut Ozil at the Emirates Stadium.

Why it will happen

The Gunners could do with some extra firepower, and the addition of the hugely talented Draxler could be just the boost they need to fire them to glory.

Why it won’t happen

Having broken their transfer record on Ozil, it would be extremely unlike the Gunners to shell out the £30m+ needed to prise Draxler from Schalke just a few months later.

 

An unlikely coup

 

Gus Poyet’s South American enclave at Sunderland is about to be swelled by the headline arrival of Argentina’s Ever Banega from Valencia.

Why it will happen

Poyet is clearly ambitious, and the Capital One Cup finalists are obviously seeking to go in a South American direction as they revolutionise their squad.

Why it won’t happen

Banega is highly sought after across Europe, and the midfielder could surely do better than a move to the relegation strugglers.