It’s been a quiet morning so far at the rumour mill but if news emanating from the Mirror is correct it could well be the calm before a spending storm…
Man Utd sanction second £150m drop
Louis van Gaal is due to attend a ‘transfer summit’ with Reds chief executive Edward Woodward today.
The aforementioned red top report the meeting will see him handed another £150m to spend on bolstering his already star-studded ensemble.
United reportedly have a hitlist of players including number one priority Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund and Kevin Strootman of Roma, who Van Gaal worked with when running the Netherlands side.
Intriguingly the paper suggests that the Old Trafford club may even attempt to push through a deal for Hummels in the current transfer window.
A right-back is also understood to be on the mooted list, with Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne believed to be first-choice ahead of Seamus Coleman of Everton.
Kevin Mirallas delays contract talks at Everton
While further investment is on the agenda to the east-north-east, Everton have more caused to be concerned with Goodison Park brain drain.
Belgian international winger Kevin Mirallas, inside the last 18 months of his current deal, is reported to have put off contract negotiations until the summer.
Mirallas is now a far from nailed-on 4/5 to start next term as an Everton player as a result.
His reticence has prompted speculation that he may be contemplating a future beyond Roberto Martinez’s clutches – hearsay he did little to scotch in telling the Liverpool Echo:
“I don’t feel any problem with my situation.
“I’ve spoken very well with the manager and the chairman, and there is no problem.
“The best thing, for me and for the team, is that I finish the season well. Then after that I will go away on holiday, and when I come back we will talk about my situation.
“But like I say, the most important thing in the meantime is to play well for the team.”