The on-off manner of Manchester United's pursuit of Wesley Sneijder continues, with latest reports stating that the frustrated English side will look elsewhere for a Paul Scholes' replacement.
United haven't been able to agree a fee with Inter Milan and will now turn their attention to Napoli's Marek Hamsik instead. Reports suggest that Napoli had rejected an offer from United for the Slovakia international last year. However, United are likely to strike a deal this time.
Valued at around £25 million, the 24-year-old will come as a much cheaper alternative to Sneijder and some quarters have rated him to do combine well with Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez. He had a magnificent campaign last year, in which his 11 goals from midfield was instrumental in helping Napoli finish third.
Sir Alex Ferguson will send his brother, Martin, who is the chief scout of United to watch Swedish sensation Teteh Bangura. The 21-year-old has caught the attention of many top teams across Europe, including Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham, and United are the latest in the long list who will observe the AIK Solna player.
He caught the eye after scoring 15 goals in as many game in the Swedish top flight, and will face Eflsborg this weekend.
Finally, United starlet Javier Hernandez could have a neurological condition after his doctor from his old club, Chivas de Guadalajara, admitted that he had serious migraines as a teenager. Hernandez will be sidelined for two weeks after sustaining a concussion when a ball hit the back of his head in training. It has led to concerns over a long term problem.
"I remember in his time as a youth player at Chivas he suffered from acute migraines," Ortega said. "Originally it manifested itself as a headache but afterwards the symptoms disappeared. We had some studies done on him but that was six years ago and he has done well since.
"I don't know if there is a connection between the two situations. I'm not up to date with the current situation, we would have to speak to a neurologist.
"I don't know if this will affect him in the future but I'm sure United will send him to a specialist and the situation will be resolved."
However, Sir Alex played down the concerns saying he wasn't aware of any such situation and stated that he wouldn't rush the 23-year-old's recovery.
"I'm not aware of that," Ferguson said, when told of Hernandez's previous history of migraines. "This is a straightforward concussion. He was hit on the top of the head with the ball in the early evening.
"When he was back at the hotel, taking his meal, he felt sick and he was sick. He had headaches, so we removed him to the hospital where he stayed in overnight.
"They did the MRI scans and that was all-clear. Concussion is something you don't want to happen but usually time heals that and we'll give Chicharito plenty of time. We won't be rushing him back. I'll only bring him back when the doctor tells me I can bring him back."