THE Wayne Rooney transfer saga took another twist today with claims the player feels he is being forced out of Manchester United.
Rooney’s future has been uncertain since Sir Alex Ferguson revealed the striker had asked the club for a transfer.
But the Daily Mirror reports todayt that Rooney is claiming he hasn’t asked to leave the club, and instead feels he is being forced out of Old Trafford.
Another transfer saga is the Andy Carroll situation, with the Daily Telegraph reporting today that the former Newcastle striker is stalling over a permanent move to West Ham United from Liverpool.
Other transfer stories today include:
Real Madrid want to sign Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale, 23, this summer and are prepared to better Spurs’ contract offer of £150,000-a-week. Full story: Daily Star
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says that talks have opened with Manchester City over a deal that would see Edinson Cavani, 26, move to the English club with 27-year-old Edin Dzeko heading the other way. Full story: Metro
Malaga’s Manchester City target Isco, 21, is now said to be interesting both Chelsea and Real Madrid. Full story: talkSPORT
Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given, 37, will seek a £5m pay-off to tear up his contract, which still has three years to run. Full story: Daily Star
Real Madrid and Barcelona are said to be monitoring Chelsea’s David Luiz, 26, who may not be wanted by Jose Mourinho if he returns to Stamford Bridge. Full story: Daily Mail
Fiorentina want around £30m for striker Stefan Jovetic, 23, who is a summer target for Arsenal. Full story: Daily Mirror
Incoming Manchester United boss David Moyes is keen to beat Chelsea to the signature of Southampton’s 17-year-old full-back Luke Shaw. Full story: Daily Mail
However, Shaw has reportedly told Southampton that he will stay and sign his first senior contract at St Mary’s. Full story: Daily Telegraph
West Ham may also look at signing Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, on loan to partner Carroll, but face competition from Swansea. Full story: Daily Mirror