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Juan Cuadrado 1/2 to be Manchester United player on 02/09/14
The Colombian’s fate continues to progress at a glacial pace, but the latest developments have nonetheless seen the Red Devils harden as favourites for his signature.
Fiorentina president Andrea Dalla Valle’s attitude towards selling their star man now seems to be one of begrudging acceptance, after he told reporters:
“Should it happen that an important offer arrives, we would have to allow Cuadrado to leave…”
“I think an offer will arrive in the next few days, but he will only leave for certain amounts.”
Sky Sports report that Barcelona remain very much in the hunt, however odds of 4/1 about the Colombian ending up at Camp Nou tell a different story.
Marco Reus 2/20 to be a Borussia Dortmund player on 02/09/14
It seems that the hopes of Reus’ legions of admirers, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool among them, recede with every passing day.
Earlier this week BVB chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke told reporters fairly unequivocally:
‘There is no possibility that he will play elsewhere. We will try to tie him to our club for longer and we are proceeding with peace of mind that he will renew his deal.’
Sporting director Michael Zorc has since reiterated the words of his colleague, with the Metro quoting him as saying:
‘Marco is not only a hugely important player for us because of his athletic performance, but also in his role as a poster boy.’
‘He is Dortmund-born and a figurehead for this club.’
Morgan Schneiderlin 4/5 to be a Tottenham player on 02/09/14
The BBC have reported that the Saints’ French midfielder has been given two days off after telling the club he is not “not mentally or physically ready” to play in their friendly against Bayer Leverkusen later today.