The owners of Manchester United have moved quickly to dismiss reports of a £1.5 Billion takeover bid from the Qatar royal family, reports The Daily Mail.
Despite being hugely unpopular at Old Trafford with spiralling debts accumulated from the acquisition of the club, the Glazers remain unwilling to sell.
Fans of the club would certainly welcome the financial impact of the prospective new owners, having witnessed the recent world record sponsorship deal between Qatar and Barcelona. But a spokesman for the Glazers said: ‘There has been no approach and it would be irrelevant anyway because they do not want to sell.’
Fergie eyes Carroll.
According to caughtoffside.com Sir Alex Ferguson is set to take advantage of the recent turmoil at Newcastle United by making an audacious bid for striker Andy Carroll.
Newcastle’s newest number 9 has been in fine form this season, already netting 10 goals, which have helped propel the club to 8th in the league. It is thought the recent departure of Chris Hughton has angered Carroll increasing the chances of a move away for St. James Park.
United would face stiff competition from the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and reports value the centre forward at around £20m. However, the clubs fans and recently appointed manager Alan Pardrew would fiercely contest any potential move away from Newcastle.
Speed wants Giggs Wales return.
Gary Speed has today confirmed that he has held talks with Ryan Giggs over a return to the Welsh National side.
The United winger retired from the International scene in 2007 but Speed is thought to want Giggs to take up a coaching role in his revitalised set-up. Giggs who is halfway through his Uefa ‘A’ Licence qualifications replaced Speed as captain of Wales in 2004 and the former Sheffield United boss is keen to work together again.
“It would be great to get him involved in some respect,” Speed told BBC Sport. “I spoke to him last week and we’ll have to wait and see.”