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THE INSIDER: Darron's unlikely to be a Brucey bonus, but Valencia is made for Man Utd, while Chelsea

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05 Jun 2009 12:50:10

THE INSIDER: Darron's unlikely to be a Brucey bonus, but Valencia is made for Man Utd, while Chelsea

Darron Gibson Manchester United to Sunderland - The Insider says 2/5 Changes are inevitable at Sunderland since the arrival of Steve Bruce and if the Black Cats were to make a decent offer for the midfielder it is possible United would consider releasing him. The management believe he still has role to play at Old Trafford but he has not improved enough this season to make them determined to keep hold of him. Sunderland may have to fight to win Gibson's signature as Birmingham, Aston Villa and Wolves are also in contention for the Republic of Ireland international. Tom Huddlestone Tottenham to Aston Villa - The Insider says 2/5 Spurs are reluctant to let midfield play-maker Huddlestone go, despite Harry Redknapp needing around £30m for sales to buy the players he believes he needs for next season. Huddlestone fits the profile of young English players that O'Neill prefers to buy but it is rumoured that Everton are also admirers. The only stumbling block for the Toffees would be the £8m price tag Spurs have put on the England under-21 star. Javier Mascherano Liverpool to Barcelona - The Insider says 1/5 It's crunch time at Anfield and there are some big decisions for them to make over the next week with key players unsettled and with it now seeming highly unlikely that any funds will be made available to have an impact next season. Liverpool may need to look at his contract again at some stage this summer if they wish to keep hold of the Argentine as there will also be other big name clubs pursuing him over the next week. Benitez can ill-afford to lose both Alonso and Mascherano in the same week and has made it clear that, of the two, it is Mascherano he'd prefer to keep. Ashley Young Aston Villa to Chelsea - The Insider says 2/5 Most of Italy's top coaches have been raving about Young and Chelsea's new coach Carlo Ancelotti is no different. Highly thought of across Europe, the pacy winger has impressed for Villa and in his appearances for the national side. The thing that Villa have going for them is their financial clout and ability to match the lure Chelsea's millions. On the field, as long as Villa continue to match Young's ambitions with exciting new recruits, he will continue to see his future at Villa Park. Antonio Valencia Wigan to Manchester United - The Insider says 4/5 Real Madrid started the bidding last month for the Ecuadorian international but Manchester United are ready to back up the agreement they made with Wigan back in December. £17m should be enough to seal the deal and see the striker, who bagged six goals for the Latics last term, make the short trip across the north west to Old Trafford. Valencia's form in the second half of the season has not impressed the United scouts but they may be willing to take a chance on a player they rate highly.


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