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No Obertan exit.
Preston North End manager Darren Ferguson has dismissed claims he is set to sign Gabriel Obertan on loan. The Lilywhites boss already has Josh King and Matt James on loan from father Alex’s Manchester United, while the Frenchman attended Saturday’s home game with Portsmouth. Darren Ferguson told the Lancashire Evening Post: “That’s one we’ve not even spoken about”. He’s in their first-team squad, there’s no chance.” The winger has only made seven appearances since his move from Bordeaux last summer.
Reds in for Ben Arfa.
Manchester United and Liverpool have entered the race for Hatem Ben Arfa, according to The Mail. The 23 year-old looked set to join Newcastle on loan but the seal collapsed. Marseille have accepted a bid from Werder Bremen who are looking to replace Mesut Ozil, but the Frenchman wants a move to the Premier League. The playmaker put in an impressive performance for France a fortnight ago which attracted the interest of both English giants, who are looking to add creativity to their squads. A bid of around £6.5m will be enough to prize the talented midfielder away from the Stade V