Rio to Spurs
With Rio Ferdinand suffering from poor form and repeated injuries, the papers have pencilled Harry Redknapp in for trying to sign our defender in the summer. Rio seems to be gravitating towards the London lifestyle again and next summer United might be looking to get back some of the £30m they paid out for him eight years previously…?

Macheda to Boro (on loan)
In the extremely limited chances so far this season Kiko has failed to repeat the brilliant form of the end of last season. The papers today reckon that Gordan Strachan is looking to find a striker to replace the injured Jeremie Aliadiere, who will be out for six weeks. Like other ex-United players who go on to manage, Strachan is looking for a player from our set-up to plug the gap.

Jack Rodwell to United
Ferguson has apparently been keeping tabs on the defensive central midfielder who is praised for his composure on the ball with an excellent range of passing. Apparently the manager has asked close associates for reports on the teenager’s personality and potential. Whilst playing in midfield at present, there is talk the 18-year-old could make it as a central defender at some point.

Rene Adler
The Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper has been linked with a move to United, particularly after being spotted in the Anfield crowd last Sunday. Leverkusen general manager Rudi Voller claims that Adler was at the game simply for enjoyment purposes because he’s “so involved” with his job.