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In ANYTHING on March 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Schalke confirm Manchester United interest in Neuer

Schalke president Clemens Tonnies has confirmed he was informed of Manchester United’s interest in keeper Manuel Neuer.

 

Bayern Munich have been tracking the Germany international for quite a while and the Bavarians are already pondering a summer bid.

However, Schalke president has confirmed that Manchester United are also in the race.

“An international consultant has approached me and informed me that Manchester United are interested in Neuer,” Tonnies said.

 

“If Manchester United present us with a written request, then we will deal with it.”

Sir Alex Ferguson is still looking for a new keeper after Edwin van der Sar confirmed he would retire at the end of the season.

 

The Scottish boss doesn’t think either Anders Lindegaard or Tomasz Kuszczak is able to make the number one jersey their own and is likely to buy a new keeper in the summer.

Manuel Neuer is just one of the targets, while others include Maarten Stekelenburg, Rene Adler and David De Gea.

 

Even though the German keeper seems to be leading the race at the moment, my opinion is that Maarten Stekelenburg would be a better choice as he already has a wealth of international experience unlike Neuer.

Liverpool winning the race for French star

Liverpool are leading the race to sign Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko, according to media report.

 

The French international has already rejected Liverpool some four years ago to sign a professional contract at Toulouse, but he is now again on the Reds’ radar. The 21-year-old has attracted attention from clubs like Tottenham and Manchester United with his scintillating performances over the last few seasons.

 

Nevertheless, Liverpool reignited the interest in the player following the arrival of Damien Comolli and they are now leading the race for the highly regarded youngster. The player himself revealed last week that he had had contacts with Liverpool.

“I had contacts with English clubs, notably Liverpool, but I preferred to commit myself to Toulouse, the club where I have been educated, to get more experience. It is up to me to go on improving, to become a world-class player.”

 

Despite his fragile age, Sissoko already have a lot of experience, having starred for both Toulouse and French youth teams and he looks like a player that Liverpool could really use at the moment. Strong in the tackle and very dangerous up front, Sissoko would have no problems adapting to the Premier League, and it only remains to be seen whether Liverpool can afford to pay around £18 million, which is his current price.

Bayern makeshift defender wants to stay

Bayern midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk has revealed his desire to remain at Alianz Arena.

The Ukrainian struggled for first team action after arriving from Zenit, but he has since commanded a starting place in defence in the absence of better option for Louis Van Gaal.

The makeshift defender has now changed his mind about leaving and is eager to stay at the club.

 

“I have received some interesting offers, but Bayern Munich want me to stay here,” Tymoshchuk said. “I think I’ll stay at Bayern at the end of the season. I’m really feeling at home at this club and don’t want to leave any more.”

 

His defensive partnership with Holger Badstuber is hardly one of the best in European football, so everything suggests Bayern will be looking to sign defensive reinforcements, in which case Tymoshchuk’s days at Alianz Arena would be numbered.

 

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  1. …..Steven Gerrard all smiles again – blackcat…….Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United. With the plummet of Liverpools results these past two years who expected this outcome?

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