Manchester United Transfer News Monday 15 December

Bale In Fresh Manchester United Transfer Link

Gareth Bale Manchester United transferSpeculation today links Gareth Bale with a Manchester United transfer.

Last week, the Real Madrid winger was said to be under threat at the Bernabeu with Spanish TV pundit and football agent Francois Gallardo claiming that the Wales international will be on his way out of the European champions next summer.

Today, the Daily Star claims Real will sell Bale to Manchester United and will use the proceeds to fund the purchases of Eden Hazard from Chelsea and Raheem Sterling from Liverpool. The paper quotes ‘sources in Spain’ as the origin of the story.

United were linked with Bale prior to his move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013. But the possibility of a Manchester United transfer came to an end when Bale expressed his desire to club chiefs that he wanted to fulfil a childhood dream with a move to the Bernabeu.

United would still be interested in Bale, even though Real Madrid will demand £90million.

But at least one of the other aspects of the Star’s story is somewhat far-fetched in that Eden Hazard won’t be leaving Chelsea.

He has been linked with both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain for much of 2014, but he has constantly expressed his desire to remain at Stamfrod Bridge and is set to sign a new contract at the club.

Sterling’s exit from Liverpool is more likely given that he has turned down the offer of an improved contract worth £70,000 a week. He may yet sign a new deal with Liverpool but until he does he will always be the subject of speculation about a move away from Anfield.

Inter, Ajax Join Race For Januzaj

Inter Milan and Ajax will challenge Real Sociedad for the loan of Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj. The 19-year-old looks set to exit Old Trafford in January after failing to break into the first team this season.

We reported yesterday that former United boss David Moyes is keen to take Januzaj to La Liga outfit Real Sociedad. Now, former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is reported to be keen on bringing Januzaj to the San Siro for the second half of the season.

Mancini has a good chance. While Ajax top the Dutch league, the standard of football in Holland isn’t as high as that in Italy – or Spain. However, Inter are struggling in the bottom half of Serie A and the side have won only one of their five games since Mancini was appointed coach. They have yet to win under their new boss in Serie A.