After a well-earned day off yesterday news.bwin.com’s daily mid-morning transfer rumour round up is back with the continuing adventures of January’s storylines.
Having kept their powder dry in the winter window, bar the surprise loaning of Bolton youngster Andy Kellet, Manchester United are to the fore once more.
A talented new goalkeeper and high profile player-exchange deals are the flavour of the day.
The Reds have been linked with a summer move for Internazionale goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, although they have Liverpool for company.
Both sides have a degree of uncertainty over their current goalkeeping situations, with Real Madrid keen on David de Gea and Simon Mignolet under fire.
According to the Daily Express’ Joe Short, Handanovic’s agent has confirmed that his client will be looking to leave Giuseppe Meazza in the summer.
United are 3/1 to sign the Slovenian international before the first transfer window of 2015/16 ends, with Liverpool slightly longer in the betting at 4/1.
However, both English clubs will face an uphill battle in convincing the former Udinese stopper to swap Serie A for the Premier League, with ultimately fruitless January discussions with Roma attesting to his preference for staying in Italy.
Elsewhere, the Manchester Evening News reports that Adnan Januzaj could be used as makeweight in a brace of potential high-profile deals in the summer.
Both Paris Saint-Germain and Everton had been interested in taking the Belgian youngster on loan in the January transfer window.
Meanwhile United had been heavily linked with moves for Les Parisiens centre-half Marquinhos and Toffees full-back Seamus Coleman.
PSG were widely reported to have turned down a £35m offer from Man Utd for the Brazilian in the dying hours of deadline day.
Fresh doubts had emerged about the Januzaj’s long-term prospects at Old Trafford after he spoke candidly in recent days of his struggles with fitting into Louis van Gaal’s 3-4-1-2 system.