Transfers: Manchester United face Edinson Cavani battle as Liverpool undervalue more starlets
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Manchester United have a settled, winning team and players are chipping in goals from all positions. Why, then, would Louis van Gaal want to tilt the equilibrium by shipping in another South American striker from Ligue 1 for a loaf of money?
Edinson Cavani's agent continues to drop his name to any reporter standing nearby with ink left in his/her pen. Le Parisien newspaper runs a piece quoting the PSG chairman and his declarations that he will not part with the Uruguayan. 'Edinson loves Paris and Paris loves him,' he gloated.
Elsewhere in the north west of Blighty, Liverpool are desperately seeking to avoid a repeat of the Raheem Sterling contract saga.
According to The Express, the Reds have slid a £30,000 a week contract under Jordan Ibe's front door and have popped around the corner to a nearby café in anticipation of a 'yay/nay' phone-call. Given the way contract wrangles seem to drag on Merseyside, they may be in for a long wait.
Manchester City are set for a summer clear-out, claim The Daily Mail, and their old boss might be on hand to held them out, Bargain Hunt style.
Roberto Mancini, who may very well be sacked over the summer, given Inter Milan's putrid form, is said to want James Milner, Sami Nasri and Yaya Toure for a 2015/16 assault on Serie A.
Elsewhere, The Daily Star believe West Ham will throw a spare £10m wad of cash Arsenal's way for Carl 'Always a mistake in him' Jenkinson while the Gunners, report The Mirror, may use £4.5m of it to secure the signature of a player dubbed 'The New Messi' but who is more like the man Fiorentina fans once acclaimed as Bati-gol.