Manchester United tell rivals to lay off Wayne Rooney: today's transfer rumours

27 January 2014 09:56

Whilst Manchester United are trying to keep Wayne Rooney away from hungry hands with the offer of the captaincy and a new £300,000 a week contract, the transfer merry-go-round continues to gather pace as the closure of the January window approaches.

Here’s a quick check on what some of today’s papers are predicting to happen over the next few days. Sky Sports legend Jim White is waiting in the wings.


Wayne Rooney will be made Manchester United skipper if he commits himself to the club by signing a new £300,000-a-week deal.

West Ham hope to sign Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo, who is currently suspended for fighting teammate Jose Fonte.

Chelsea are prepared to challenge Manchester United in a bid to land Southampton starlet Luke Shaw this week.


Everton want £8million-rated Feyenoord defender Bruno Martins Indi to replace the injured Bryan Oviedo who suffered an horrific double leg break at the weekend.

Kasper Schmeichel could follow in the famous footsteps of dad Peter after becoming a shock summer transfer target for Manchester United.

Crystal Palace are chasing Twente's £2m-rated Danish defender Andreas Bjelland and Brondby striker Simon Makienok, valued at £3m.


Chelsea have reached a ‘verbal agreement’ over the signing of Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, who has also been linked with Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United.

Tottenham are set to challenge of host of clubs - including Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City - for the signing of Juventus starlet Domenico Berardi.


Blackpool winger Tom Ince is in talks with Swansea after being given permission to discuss a loan move to the Premier League side. Sunderland and Crystal Palace are also interested.

Manchester United have an interest in Saint-Etienne defender Kurt Zouma but believe the 19-year-old is destined for Chelsea.

Source: DSG