Transfer News Today: Striker Set To Swap Manchester For Monaco

Kroos and Fernando to Manchester United, Hernandez to Monaco and De Jong to Newcastle, plus other transfer rumours...


Forum chatter

Toni Kroos has turned down a new contract offer by Bayern Munich, alerting Manchester United to his possible availability.

Why it will happen: Kroos is a seasoned professional, with the kind of top level experience that would bolster David Moyes’s midfield options.

Why it won’t happen: Kroos is only 24 and still has plenty to offer Bayern. Is it just a ploy to get a better deal?



Transfer speculation I

Manchester United are set to follow up the signing of Juan Mata with the £7million capture of Porto midfielder Fernando (AKA The Octopus) poaching him from under Liverpool’s noses.

Why it will happen: The Mata signing could persuade more targets to join the Moyes Revolution at United. Fernando would add some much-needed steel to their midfield.

Why it won’t happen: Liverpool are already well down the path of signing Fernando. Is it too late for United to hijack the deal?



Transfer speculation II

Javier Hernandez is set to leave Manchester United this week for Monaco.

Why it will happen: Hernandez needs regular football ahead of the World Cup and Monaco need a striker to replace the KO’d Radamel Falcao.

Why it won’t happen: Is Hernandez, a man with just 2 Premier League goals all season, the man to replace someone of Falcao's ilk?



Medical and terms

After the body blow of losing Yohan Cabaye to Paris Saint-Germain, Newcastle are close to tying up a deal for Dutch striker Luuk De Jong for a fee of around £7million.

Why it will happen: De Jong’s current club Borussia Moenchengladbach have confirmed the move on Twitter.

Why it won’t happen: Only a medical stands in his way…

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