Manchester United gossip: Dani Alves not joining, Sami Khedira and £15m rated Matteo Darmain linked

by Sam Peoples

Here is the latest Manchester United gossip including Guillem Balague downplaying any potential move that would bring Dani Alves to Old Trafford and Torino full-back Matteo Darmain has been linked with United.

In the past few days reports have gathered pace surrounding the future of Barcelona’s Alves who will be available on a free transfer in the summer but Guillem Balague has downplayed all reports, instead insisting the Brazilian is negotiating a new deal with the Spanish club.  We don’t think Alves would be a good signing for United so Balague’s comments are good news in that respect.

A new full-back is likely to be on the agenda in the next two transfer windows and Torino’s Matteo Darmain is the latest to have his name thrown into the hat. Rated at £15 million, the 24-year-old’s versatility is something that has been singled out as a strength which appeals to Louis van Gaal.

Sami Khedira’s name has cropped up once again amid fresh stories the German midfielder is leaving Real Madrid this summer with the Premier League believed to be his preferred destination. David Moyes tried to sign Khedira in a desperate £40m deadline day attempt last year and with Van Gaal believed to be in the market for another holding midfielder, expect to hear Khedira’s name being thrown about quite often.

Image: Twitter/RealMadrid

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