Anorak News | Transfer balls: Manchester United want Guardiola, Messi, Kroos, Niguez, Cavani and Gomes

Transfer balls: Manchester United want Guardiola, Messi, Kroos, Niguez, Cavani and Gomes

by | 13th, January 2016

Manchester United will seek to make Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola their manager. To help him settle in at Old Trafford, United will sign Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, who Pep used to manage.

This we know because we read it in the Daily Star. The paper adds that Manchester United can afford both Pep and Messi because they have lots and lots of cash from Adidas. Will Messi will want to play for Manchester United – following a path trod by Argentine players Juan Veron and Angela Di Maria, both who flopped at Old Trafford after big money moves? Question asked, question answered. It’s not going to happen.

Next up is Toni Kroos. Fichajes says the Real Madrid player is going to either Chelsea or Man United. The Express says both clubs have approached the players agent with £40m in their hands.

Can we trust the Express to be right? Let’s look at the paper’s past reporting on Kroos:


Toni Kroos Manchester United


The Express later declared:

MANCHESTER UNITED have agreed a deal with Bayern Munich for attacker Toni Kroos

Sticking with the Daily Express, we learn that United want Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, 21, who wants to remain in Spain.

The Independent says United want Valencia play-maker Andre Gomes, 22, because Niguez won’t return their calls.

Lastly, the Manchester Evening News says Edinson Cavani could be of interest, as could Mats Hummels, who in January 2015 caused the Daily Star to scream: “Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels AGREES £37m Manchester United deal.” He didn’t. He went nowhere – much like reporting on Manchester United targets.


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