Manchester United have an eyebrow raised after Inter Milan chief executive Earnesto Paolilo suggested that the club could be open to the sale of midfielder Wesley Sneijder.
The two Manchester clubs, Man City being the other one, find themselves in the rare situation of being able to help each other out. Inter are hoping to secure the deal to sign Carlos Tevez from City from the proceeds of the sale of Sneijder to United.
However, Paolilo confirmed that United had made no contact as yet.
Paolillo told Sky Sport Italia, "Are Manchester United still after Sneijder? We haven't seen or heard from anyone; that's a story I've heard from you.
"Is Wesley definitely not for sale? I don't think there's anything that can't be sold, it all depends on the price. You never say no if a big opportunity comes your way, but it does have to be a real opportunity."
Sneijder could be the apt replacement, but so could Brazilian star Diego, who'll come in for a much cheaper sum as well.
According to footybunker.com, United are considering a move for the 26-year-old who wants a move out from German side Wolfsburg. He is valued at around the region of £8 million, United are reportedly seeking advice from their former assistant manager Steve McClaren, who was manager at the club for eight months from May 2010.
Diego had admitted last month that had been looking for a move to the Premiership and had spoken to numerous clubs. If United sign him, he may as well be the coup of the season.
Elsewhere, AS Roma forward Mirko Vucinic is believed to be "very close" to becoming a Manchester United, according to his agent. The Montenegro international was widely touted to join Juventus after handing in a transfer request to Roma, but his agent's claim suggests an imminent move to the Premier League.
"We are very close to Manchester United," agent Alessandro Lucci told LaSignoraInGiallorosso. "The meeting was yesterday and there were no formal offers, but the English club made it clear they very much appreciate Mirko. We will know more in the next few days."
Juventus, for their part, are said to be planning a swoop for Dimitar Berbatov. 'The Old Lady' is desperate to add fire-power up front and along with Vucinic, they're also linked with Berbatov who was rumoured to be on his way out of United after being displaced from the starting 11 at United by Javier Hernandez.
Tuttosport reports Juventus will attempt to sign the player despite the Bulgarian recently committing his short term future to United and stating that he would fight for his place.
Finally, Caughtoffside.com has reported that Sir Alex is going in for a triple swoop of Brazilian youngsters as he looks to build latest generation of talent.
The most prominent of the three is Ganso , who has already established a place in the national squad and the creative midfielder could be the replacement for Scholes, despite being just 20. The Santos star helped the club to Copa Libertadores last month and along with Neymar has been linked with a move to Europe all summer.
At 16, Flamenco star Adryan is the youngster of the trio but has lighted up in the radar after scoring 8 times in 14 matches for the Under 17 national side. Despite his tender age, Europe's giants are known to be tracking him, including Champions League winners Barcelona.
Sao Paulo star Lucas, 18, is a regular at the club, and with four national caps to his name, was one of FIFA's Players to Watch in 2011. In fact, United have already made a testing-the-water approach for the midfielder.