Manchester United are ready to raid Everton in a bid to replace their Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher, by bidding for either Jack Rodwell or Tim Cahill.
United this week granted Fletcher an extended break from football due to his serious bowel condition, ulcerative colitis and Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to bring in a midfield replacement.
As well as Fletcher’s absence, United are without Brazilian midfielder Anderson who is out for three months due to a knee injury, which has prompted the club to enter the transfer market.
It has emerged that Everton are the team who should be bracing themselves, as United are reportedly mulling over moves for either Cahill or Rodwell.
Manchester United have long been linked with a move for Everton’s talented 20 year-old midfielder Rodwell, with Ferguson known to be a keen admirer of the newly capped England star.
Everton are currently struggling financially and they know they may need to sell some of their star players, to bring in new players to bolster their squad. It is believed that Everton are holding out for around £23 million for Rodwell.
Man Utd are also believed to be interested in Tim Cahill and are weighing up the possibility of a £15 million bid for the Australian. United are short on goals from midfield and they see Cahill as the man who could change that, with his terrific goalscoring record from midfield.
Cahill has been at Everton since 2004 and has scored 54 goals for the club in that time, but just like his ex-team mate Mikel Arteta who moved to Arsenal, he may be unable to turn down the opportunity to play for on the countries biggest clubs.
At 32, Cahill may see this as a great chance to end his career at the top. One thing’s for sure for United, Fletcher’s replacement will not be cheap.
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