In the latest edition of UPTV’s Transfer Daley series, Sam looks at reports suggesting that Manchester United are preparing an offer of €30m plus David de Gea for Sergio Ramos.
Ramos is a quality player and he would soften the blow should De Gea leave Old Trafford but there is no way that Man United should pay €30m on top of that as well.
The club aren’t in the best position to negotiate given the fact that De Gea is entering the final year of his contract but they should still play hardball when it comes to talks between the two sides.
Elsewhere, reports from Brazil have claimed that Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Hoffenheim’s Roberto Firmino.
The Brazilian had been strongly linked with a move to United but it appears those rumours were wide of the mark. Firmino is a talent but perhaps it is for the best that he doesn’t join United as Louis van Gaal already has several players who can play in his position.
Finally, it looks like Nani and Nick Powell will both be leaving United in the coming days.