Manchester United are believed to have switched their interest from Luka Modric to Joao Moutinho, due to the excessively high transfer fee Tottenham are demanding for the former. The Red Devils were thought to be favourites for the Croatian’s signature, but Real Madrid and now Chelsea’s involvement accompanied by the high asking price slapped on the player by Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy is thought to have put them off. Now, according to Daily Star, they are looking at Tottenham target Joao Moutinho, who impressed with his performances for Portugal at the Euros.
Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea are set to clash for Benfica youngster Axel Witsel after the Portuguese club expressed their willingness to sell the player, according to TalkSPORT. The midfielder had a near perfect first season for Benfica and put many top clubs on alert after his impressive performances in the Champions League. Now, Benfica are looking to cash in on the player and have slapped a·£20 million price on the Belgian, which is thrice the amount they paid for the 23 year old’s services last season.
Manchester United have shown their faith in your right-back Rafael da Silva by offering him a new 4-year contract worth £45,000 per week. Sir Alex Ferguson reaffirmed his faith in the 21-year old, declaring, “Rafael has all the attributes to become one of the best full-backs in the world and I am delighted he has signed a new contract.”
Meanwhile, twin brother Fabio has joined Queen’s Park Rangers on a season long loan. Fergie had earlier stated,·”I think a year out at a good level playing every week will make Fabio a real top player for us.”