Man Utd and Inter set for Mkhitaryan swap
Manchester United are ready to let Henrikh Mkhitaryan leave for Inter, with Joao Mario heading the other direction, according to Corriere dello Sport (via Football Italia).
Inter paid €40m for Joao Mario last summer, while Manchester United spent €42m on Mkhitaryan, with both teams looking to work out a straight swap for players who have yet to settle in after big-money moves.
Mourinho frustrated over Rose deal
Jose Mourinho is frustrated with Manchester United chief Ed Woodward for his unwillingness to sign Danny Rose from Tottenham, according to the Daily Mirror.
Mourinho is keen to strengthen his side as they look to compete with Manchester City, and believes Rose may be available for around £50m.
However, Woodward has told Mourinho that he will either have to sell players first or wait until the summer, much to the chagrin of the Portuguese.
Milinkovic-Savic rules out Lazio exit
Sergej MIlinkovic-Savic has ruled out leaving Lazio amid reported interest from Manchester United.
The Serbia international has been one of the most impressive players in Serie A this season, with the Red Devils rumoured to be planning a £95 million bid.
Paris Saint-Germain are also keen, but the 22-year-old insists he does not want to leave Rome.
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Diarra close to PSG move
Paris Saint-Germain are close to completing a move for former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Lassana Diarra, according to SFR Sport .
The France international had his contract at Al Jazira cancelled in December, with Manchester United and AC Milan among the clubs keen on signing him.
But Diarra is now in advanced talks with the Ligue 1 leaders, with the deal set to be completed before the end of the week.
Kroos to be sold to Man United
Real Madrid are ready to offload Toni Kroos to Manchester United in an effort to help fund a sensational move for PSG star Neymar, according to The Express .
Madrid want Neymar to be the long-term replacement for Ronaldo, though the club will have to comply with FFP, and even the sale of Gareth Bale may not be enough to meet the regulations, with the German tabbed as the additional fall guy.
PSG and Manchester City are also being tabbed as potential buyers for Kroos.
Romero wants Man Utd exit
Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero wants to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window, according to The Independent .
The Argentina international is concerned he will miss out on the World Cup if he is not playing regular football.
Sources close to the player suggest he has received offers from Spain and Argentina, as well as from elsewhere in the Premier League.
Darmian’s agent plays down transfer speculation
Matteo Darmian has attracted interest from Serie A clubs but Manchester United do not want to sell the defender, according to his agent .
The Italy international has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in the transfer window, having managed only two starts in the Premier League this season.
Roma are reportedly keen to bring him to the Stadio Olimpico but Tullio Tinti says they have not made an offer and insists United want to keep him for now.
Time running out on Mata extension clause
Manchester United only have until May to exercise a clause in Juan Mata’s contract that allows them to renew his current deal until 2019, claims a report in AS .
Mata has emerged as an important player for Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad, although the Red Devils could lose him for nothing in the summer unless the clause is activated within the next four months or brand new terms are agreed.