Ex-Arsenal star would welcome Man United switch while prospective Leeds United owner feels ‘humiliated’

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MANCHESTER United are making the transfer headlines today – while a player who almost joined Newcastle a couple of years ago is also looking for a move.

Neil Taylor has slipped down the pecking order at Swansea City after a spell on the sidelines with a broken ankle picked up after Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner fell on him.

The left-back almost joined Newcastle three years ago after they tried to activate a release clause in his contract with a £1m bid.

Now the Welsh international admits in the Daily Mirror that he may have to leave Swansea in the summer if he wants regular first-team football.

Other transfer stories:

Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, 26, says he never wanted to quit Arsenal but has hinted he would be open to a move to Manchester United if he leaves Spain in the summer. Full story: Daily Express

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski, 28, denies reports he was offered as a makeweight in the deal to lure Schalke’s Julian Draxler, 20, to the Emirates Stadium last January. Full story: London Evening Standard

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 25, will be allowed to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season. Full story: Daily Star

Prospective Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino feels “humiliated” his credentials are still being questioned by the Football League as he waits to pass the “fit and proper” owners test. He claims to have bankrolled the club for the last two months. Full story: Guardian

Arsenal’s Polish keeper Lukasz Fabianski, 28, is a transfer target for Swiss club Basel. Full story: Sun

Falkirk defender Johnny Flynn, 24, is quitting the Scottish First Division side at the end of the season and will switch to Northern Ireland side Cliftonville. Full story: Daily Record