FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Manchester United under fire over de Gea move, Berahino set to return, United the biggest money-wasters
La Liga president Javier Tebas has suggested Manchester United are to blame for the collapse of David de Gea’s transfer to Real Madrid. The Spain international goalkeeper was set to move to the Madrid giants in a deal worth £29 million, with Keylor Navas heading in the opposite direction, but the paperwork for the transfer was not completed prior to the Spanish deadline. (Sky Sports).
Karim Benzema has denied reports he came close to leaving Real Madrid for Arsenal this summer. The French forward was strongly linked with a move to north London but he remained in Madrid for the start of his seventh campaign with Real. (The Guardian).
West Brom striker Saido Berahino has returned to training after suggesting that he would never play for the club again - and could feature against Southampton on Saturday. Berahino, 22, made the outburst on transfer deadline day after a move to Tottenham Hotspur was blocked. (BBC Sport).
France star Paul Pogba turned down a £69 million bid from Chelsea this summer because ‘the time was not right’. (The Sun).
Manchester United have been accused of wasting the most money in the Premier League, according to a transfer survey released today. The survey found £560 million worth of players signed by Premier League sides over the last three seasons were used in 50 per cent or less of the total minutes of their club’s season. (Daily Mirror).
Manchester United youngster James Wilson continues to attract interest before the loan window closes. More than 20 clubs have now enquired about the forward. (Daily Mail).