oh, missed this.
ok Béke :shades:
just dont take everything I post to seriously
Fergie in the Buff
ALEX FERGUSON is poised to launch a £35million bid for Gianluigi Buffon.
The Manchester United boss has made Juventus’ No 1 his top target after ditching calamity keeper Roy Carroll.
United’s new owner Malcolm Glazer has promised Fergie a £100m transfer kitty after their barren season.
Ferguson will only be allowed to spend £20m a season over the next
five years and hopes to persuade the Italian giants to accept a down payment then instalments for Buffon.
But Fergie could see striker Ruud van Nistelrooy head for the Old Trafford exit door.
The unhappy Dutch star, who cost £19m four years ago, has had a disastrous season due to injuries and poor form and has decided he needs a new challenge.
Real Madrid have been strongly linked with Van Nistelrooy in the past and could re-activate their interest.
It is possible a swap deal could be arranged which would involve Michael Owen moving to Old Trafford.
Van Nistelrooy, 28, was heavily criticised by United fans for his display in the FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal.
United lost on penalties but he missed at least three good chances and his body language strongly hinted his time was up.
Buffon, 27, is widely regarded as the best in the world in his business and when he joined Juve from Parma four years ago he cost £32.6m — still a world record fee for a keeper.
Whether Juve, who beat rivals AC Milan to land their 28th Serie A title, would be prepared to sell their prize asset is open to debate.
But they have been stung by their failure to win the Champions League after going out in the quarter-finals to winners Liverpool.
Newcastle’s Shay Given, Spurs’ England No 1 Paul Robinson, Bolton’s Jussi Jaaskelainen, Middlesbrough’s Mark Schwarzer and Antti Niemi of Southampton have all come under Fergie’s scrutiny.
Carroll, 27, was released by United yesterday — despite starting ahead of Tim Howard for the Cup final.
The Northern Ireland star has been wrangling over a new contract since the turn of the year and it seems United have finally run out of patience.
Ironically, after rejecting the club’s first offer, it was thought Carroll was close to signing an improved deal worth around £25,000-a-week.
And his agent even claimed this week the player had been given the assurances he was seeking about his future.