Transfer News Today: Manchester United to launch £150m spending spree?


Today’s rumours see David Moyes splashing out on a forward, Liverpool closing in on a target, Arsenal signing an experienced star and a shock managerial switch


Forum chatter

Manchester United will arrest current woes with a stunning £150m spending spree which will be headlined with a swoop for PSG’s Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani.

Why it will happen

United need major surgery to compete at the top end of the Premier League again, and the club’s owners must realise that a headline arrival is needed to get fans believing in Moyes.

Why it won’t happen

Such a huge move isn’t likely to happen in the summer, let alone January when clubs are more cautious over major transfers. Cavani wouldn’t exactly relish moving to Old Trafford right now either.


Tabloid speculation

Liverpool are closing in on their top January target Mohamed Salah, with Basel’s 21-year-old Egyptian winger admitting that he is ready to make the move to Anfield.

Why it will happen

Salah is an exciting talent who has shone in the Champions League, and Liverpool need an increase in attacking talent as they chase a spot in the top four.

Why it won’t happen

The Reds might have to wait until the summer to sign the exciting youngster, with Basel’s asking price seemingly increasing by each January week that passes by.


Strengthening the squad

Arsenal are looking to increase their forward options by snapping up the Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic on loan, although the Italian club want a permanent £10m deal.

Why it will happen

The Gunners are in desperate need of increased forward options, and Vucinic would appear to fit the bill in the second half of the season.

Why it won’t happen

The sticking point remains the fee, with Arsene Wenger surely unlikely to want to pay £10m for a 30-year-old with little resale value and whose best days are perhaps behind him.


A second coming

Alan Pardew could walk out on Newcastle and rejoin former club West Ham if the Hammers decide to sack manager Sam Allardyce.

Why it will happen

Pardew is well regarded at Upton Park after guiding the Hammers to the 2006 FA Cup final, and he’d be welcomed back to East London with open arms.

Why it won’t happen

Mike Ashley rewarded Pardew with a handsome, long contract at St James’s Park following impressive displays, and Newcastle’s prospects look better than West Ham’s right now.


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