If you believe what you read in the papers, Manchester United will be busy in the transfer market this summer.
Today sees the Premier League leaders linked with big money moves for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and Aston Villa midfielder James Milner.
Sir Alex Ferguson is understood to be interested in adding to his attacking options during the summer and Benzema’s name is one that has been mentioned time and time again.
The French international has failed to make much of an impact at the Real since joining from Lyon for a massive £30 million last summer. Before Benzema moved to the Bernabeu, there was talk that the 22-year old would join United, however for whatever reasons, that never happened.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa’s James Milner is another name being linked with a move to Old Trafford. The England international has been in superb form this season and now looks certain to be a part of Fabio Capello’s World Cup squad.
Milner, 24, has spent the last 2 years at Villa Park, establishing himself as one of the best wingers in the country. Villa boss Martin O’Neill has moved quickly to deny rumours that Milner could be on his way to United by branding speculation “ludicrous”.
I’m not sure what to think of these rumours. As much as I would love to see Benzema playing in the Premier League, I’m not convinced he wants to move to England. With Milner, I personally believe he will spend another season at Villa before leaving for United.