Manchester United Transfer News: Tracking All the Latest Rumors and Updates

Dan Talintyre@@dantalintyreSenior Analyst IIJuly 10, 2012

Manchester United Transfer News: Tracking All the Latest Rumors and Updates

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    The summer transfer window has been a busy time for Manchester United and this week has been no exception, with several players linked to the Red Devils.

    So as per usual, we've put all the latest Manchester United rumors, speculation and updates together in one place for you.

    Are the Red Devils making a move on Leighton Baines? Did United make any offer for Lucas Moura? What's the latest on the Joao Mountiho situation? Is Luka Modric heading to Real Madrid?

    Read on to find out those answers and more, and see who could be coming to Old Trafford this summer.

Lucas Moura

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    Manchester United have reportedly put together a £20 million-plus bid for Lucas Moura and hope to have a deal signed with the Brazilian midfielder before the 2012 London Olympics begin.

    United were believed to have sent a delegation party down to Brazil to wrap up a deal with the 19-year-old, who is considered to be one of the hottest prospects to come out of Brazilian football in recent years.

    Source: Mirror Football

Dimitar Berbatov

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    Dimitar Berbatov looks set to stay on at Old Trafford next season after no offers have come in for the Red Devils striker.

    The 31-year-old knows he will be paid more to sit on the bench at United next season, and his best move is to see out the remainder of his contract and try his luck as a free agent at the end of next year.

    Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Berbatov will join the squad on the preseason tour.

    Source: Mirror Football

Joao Moutinho

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    Joao Moutinho—a transfer target for Manchester United this summer—might not be making his way to the Red Devils, but rather to North London after it was revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on a deal with the Porto midfielder.

    With Chelsea's recent signing of Oscar and United focussing on Moura, Spurs are seemingly in the pole position to land Moutinho given the financial backing that Andre Villas-Boas has from chairman Daniel Levy.

    Source: Mirror Football

Ji-Sung Park

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    Manchester United midfielder Ji-Sung Park has officially completed a £2 million move to Queens Park Rangers over the transfer window after making more than 200 appearances for the Red Devils.

    Park leaves the club on a positive note, with manager Sir Alex Ferguson stating (per David McDonnell of Mirror Football): "I just couldn't give him the games he wanted... everyone at Manchester United wishes him well for the future and I am sure he will be a great success at QPR."

    Source: Mirror Football

Leighton Baines

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    The Red Devils are reportedly close to signing Everton defender and English international Leighton Baines for a fee of around £16 million.

    The Daily Star reports that United will pay an initial £12 million for Baines—leaving another £4 million available in contract add-ons.

    Baines is thought to be a long-term replacement for Patrice Evra at left-back and would make an instant impact in the Red Devils defensive unit.

    Source: Daily Star

Radamel Falcao

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    Manchester United have been linked to a stunning move for Radamel Falcao after a Spanish media outlet linked the giant club with the Atletico Madrid striker.

    It is believed that Sir Alex Ferguson is a huge fan of Falcao and is sensing that Atletico might sell their star striker—leaving the door open for a possible United bid.

    I'd be taking a pass on this one. 

    Not because Falcao isn't worth it, but because this story seems completely fabricated.

Luka Modric

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    Spanish giants Real Madrid look to have pulled ahead of Manchester United in the race for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric—one of the hottest names in the summer transfer window.

    United were seen as genuine contenders for the Croatian star, but with Real reportedly offering defender Ricardo Carvalho in addition to their £27.8 million offer, it seems certain that Modric will be making a move to the Bernabeu sometime this summer.

    Source: AS (h/t/ IB Times)

    Any Manchester United transfer rumors, gossip or updates that we missed?


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