United boss Van Gaal targets Garay to shore up his defense

Zenit defender Ezequiel Garay could be on his way to Old Trafford in January.

Each day we’ll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they’re always entertaining…


Louis van Gaal has backed Robin van Persie to return to form against Chelsea on Sunday.

Luis Suarez snapped when questioned by a British newspaper about his biting, saying: "They have asked me about the bite 38,000 times."

Phil Jones has told his Manchester United team-mates not to play with fear against Chelsea.

Abel Hernandez intends to remind Liverpool fans how good Uruguayan strikers can be when he plays at Anfield for Hull today.

Rio Ferdinand has hinted he may move into management soon after retiring next summer.

Manuel Pellegrini believes Sergio Aguero can get even better.

Roy Hodgson could be on a collision course with Arsene Wenger over Theo Walcott.

Gerard Pique says Cesc Fabregas is loving life at Chelsea.

Victor Moses has accepted an apology from John Hartson after the pundit called the Stoke winger a ‘cheat’.

Tottenham’s Ben Davies says he takes his frustration over his lack of playing time out on his PlayStation.


Sergio Aguero says Mario Balotelli ‘was always seeking attention’ at Manchester City, but everyone loved him.

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal have no margin for error against Sunderland today.

Kenny Dalglish was impressed with Real Madrid at Anfield, calling their performance classy, mature and confident’.

Liverpool legend Dalglish ‘doesn’t see a problem’ with Mario Balotelli swapping shirts at half-time.

Manchester City are eyeing £1.5million-rated Chilean teenager Sebastian Vegas.

Alex Song wants the African Cup of Nations to be postponed because of the Ebola outbreak.

Roberto Martinez believes Arsene Wenger is "biased" in claiming that Kieran Gibbs is England’s best left-back.

Nigel Adkins is under severe pressure as Reading manager.

West Brom are ready to cash on Jonas Olsson in January.

Southampton want Villarreal forward Ikechukwu Uche on a free transfer next summer.

Louis van Gaal has identified Argentina defender Ezequiel Garay, 28, as the player to shore up Manchester United’s struggling back four.

Crystal Palace deny rumors of an imminent takeover by US billionaire Joshua Harris.


West Brom manager Alan Irvine may ask former Arsenal striker Ian Wright to help with the development of 21-year-old forward Saido Berahino.

Billionaire American investor Josh Harris has opened exploratory talks with Crystal Palace over a potential purchase of the club.

Brendan Rodgers is ready to persist with striker Mario Balotelli in Liverpool’s starting line-up against Hull.

Victor Valdes trained with the Manchester United first team on Friday and is in talks with Louis van Gaal over a move to Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba has signed a new improved contract with Juventus which will keep him with the Serie A giants until June 2019.


Chelsea and and Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado is just "details away" from signing a new deal with Fiorentina.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal refuses to rule out the possibility of signing former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

Sami Khedira has lowered his wage expectations in order to engineer a move to Arsenal.


Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says the club has the option to sign Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on a permanent deal in January.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers had ruled out bringing in a specialist defensive coach, and insists he will continue to give Mario Balotelli opportunities in the first team.

The owner of the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers, Josh Harris, has contacted the board at Crystal Palace and expressed an interest in buying the south London club.

Manchester United’s manager, Louis van Gaal, has refused to rule out signing the goalkeeper Vi­ctor Valdes.

Former England captain and Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand plans to retire from football at the end of the season.


West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says his reputation as a long-ball manager is a myth created by managers he has beaten.