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Coral’s Rumour Reel: Sunderland seeking Red Devils starlet?

| 12.08.2015

In a thrilling UEFA Super Cup encounter, Barcelona were handed a 5-4 victory thanks to a last-gasp extra-time winner from Manchester United target Pedro, crowning off possibly the fairy-tale ending to his Catalan career.

Although, the Spain international’s potential switch to Old Trafford could cause a domino effect, as Dick Advocaat’s Sunderland seek the signature of Adnan Januzaj, once a deal for Pedro has been agreed.

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Belgium international wideman Januzaj may find himself slipping further down the pecking order if Pedro arrives, but the Black Cats could seek a season-long deal for the 20-year-old, with the Wearside outfit 3/1 with Coral to finish bottom this term.

Staying on the red half of Manchester, attacking misfit Javier Hernandez could soon be on his way to Serie A club Torino, form which United bought full back Matteo Darmian this summer, as he searches for first-team action.

Meanwhile, Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa are close to agreeing a £12m fee for Barcelona prospect Adama Traore, who was previously linked to Liverpool and Stoke City, with the 19-year-old winger keen on such a switch.

In the capital, Arsenal have been dealt a major blow in their reported attempts to capture Schalke starlet Julian Draxler this summer, with the Bundesliga outfit claiming it would take an “astronomical offer” to sign the 21-year-old attacker.

However, Arsene Wenger’s Gunners are reportedly considering a £22m bid for 25-year-old Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.

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QPR striker Charlie Austin has endured a frustrating summer but, with an apparent lack of transfer offers coming in, he could soon be set to sign a new contract at Loftus Road.

Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea may have to deal with losing Brazilian midfielder Ramires this summer, though Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho is reluctant to let the Samba star depart. Serie A holders Juventus are circling for his signature, as they look to further boost their midfield ranks ahead of the new Italian campaign.

Elsewhere, Liverpool are willing to listen to offers for out-of-favour Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva, with Brendan Rodgers having already significantly strengthened his Reds ranks for the new season, in which they are 14/1 to lift the title.



Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.