Pogba and Vidal in, Anderson and Nani out? Transfer Merry-Go-Round at Manchester United

14 January 2014 09:44

According to reports in the Daily Mail, Manchester United will attempt to bring in Juventus stars Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba after manager David Moyes is said to have met with the Italian giants boardroom boss Beppe Marotta after their weekend match against Cagliari.

But Moyes and Manchester United chief Ed Woodward will have their work cut out if they are to lure Vidal – who is regarded as one of the best all action midfielders in the world right now - and former Old Trafford youngster Pogba back to the Theatre of Dreams, at least in January anyway. A deal for Pogba alone would cost in the region of £40 million, a figure similar to this would also be required to acquire the services of Vidal.

Since leaving United on a free transfer Pogba has blossomed into a superb central midfielder and has the potential to go on and be one of the best in the world. Assistant Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane recently said letting Pogba leave Manchester was 'the biggest mistake of Sir Alex Ferguson's career'. Never the less Moyes remains hopeful of re-signing the French international although he will face stiff competition from Ligue 1 top dogs Paris Saint Germain, who have the money, and virtually guaranteed Champions League football to offer the 20-year-old.

One bargaining chip Moyes has is Luis Nani, who Juventus remain keen on signing but price put on Nani's head by United, around £17 million, not the hamstring injury that is currently keeping the Portuguese winger out of the Manchester United team is a concern.

Nani's team mate Anderson is also linked with a move away from the Premier League after spending several years at Old Trafford without making a big enough impression on the management or the fans. Fiorentina are looking to take the midfielder on loan for the rest of the season with an option to buy for around £5.4 million.


Source: DSG