Man Utd boss Ferguson keen to beat Chelsea to signing of Brazilian – report

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is trying to pip Chelsea to the signing of Brazilian teenager Lucas Moura, the Daily Mirror say.

Ferguson is reported to have sent a delegation to Brazil to thrash out a deal to sign the Sao Paulo midfielder and is pleading with United’s owners to spend up to £30m on him.

Real Madrid are also said to be interested in Moura, who has already played for his country and is regarded as one of the world’s top prospects.

The Daily Mail suggest that Benfica’s apparent interest in Manchester United midfielder Anderson could help Chelsea capture Axel Witsel.

Mackie recently signed a new deal.

It’s believed that Witsel – reportedly a target for Chelsea and Real Madrid – will be allowed to leave if Anderson signs for the Portuguese club.

Meanwhile, QPR’s Jamie Mackie is wanted by Southampton and West Ham, according to The Sun.

It is claimed that both promoted clubs are considering tabling £1m bids for the Scotland forward.

Mackie signed a new contract at the end of last season, committing his future to Rangers until 2015.

Fulham are interested in signing Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson, according to the Mail.

It is claimed they could move for the former England man after his transfer to Turkish outfit Beskitas appeared to stall.

The Sun report that Fulham are competing with Ajax for the signing of FC Twente’s Holland Under-19 midfielder Chris David.

The player’s agent Fabio Alho is quoted as saying: “Fulham and Ajax both want to be kept informed about Chris.”


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