Premier League Transfer Round Up: Wayne Rooney set to stay claims the Chosen One
David Moyes handled the inquisitions regarding the Wayne Rooney transfer saga, in his first press conference as the manager of Manchester United, very well.
Instead of conventional style of evading the questions, Moyes responded graciously with a certain degree of diplomacy and in turn rubbishing reports that the maverick striker is up for sale.
The 27-year-old striker is reportedly unsettled at the Old Trafford club and since the departure of Legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, rumours have intensified that several European heavyweights, including the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, PSG and Barcelona, have all registered their interest at some point of time in this summer.
“I have had opportunities to speak [to him], I’ve had a chance to speak to Wayne. The fact of the matter is that Wayne’s not for sale,” said Moyes as quoted in The Guardian.
Moyes, who had previously worked with Rooney at Everton, is keen to keep hold of him, and has tipped him to surpass the likes of Bobby Charlton and Denis Law’s goal scoring records.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of highly rated midfield dynamo from Brazil, Paulinho, as the 24-year-old is set to fly to London to complete his medical and finalize other formalities for a £17 million move from Corinthians.
The prodigiously gifted midfielder, who impressed everyone at the Confederations Cup in Brazil earlier this month, will tee-up with fellow compatriot Sandro Raniere, at the heart of the midfield for Spurs.
Over to Merseyside, it was a day of mixed reactions of from the Red and Blue halves. While Brendan Rodgers’ side have suffered a damaging blow in their pursuit of the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan; the Blue half of Merseyside are thrilled with £5 million capture of striker Arouna Kone, who has undergone his medical at Everton yesterday.
And finally, Edin Dzeko looks set to bid farewell to the Premier League this summer with Serie A giants Napoli having earmarked the Bosnian as a possible replacement for Edinson Cavani, who is closing in on a £53m move to Paris Saint-Germain.