Silly Speculations Begin...
First Mahamadou Diarra is flattered with a United link up:
"I am very flattered to be linked with a prestigious club like Manchester United.They are a top team and on a same level as Madrid. The Premier League is also the top league in the world, so let's wait and see.
I am not playing a lot and at the end of the season I will discuss my situation with all parties and a decision will be taken.I want to play week in, week out like all top players."
His namesake Lassana Diarra has been linked to a United move as well. With speculation rife that Madrid are interested in VIdic and now Evra, there are rumors of Madrid wanting a player exchange deal . Never going to happen.
The last one for today is a purported £25 million move for Spurs midfielder Luka Modric. This is solely fuelled by Fergie's comment in the match programme :
“And I give you another wee man who’ll be at Old Trafford this afternoon: Luka Modric, who is playing out of his skin at the moment”
This has journos believing Fergie is eyeing Modric as a long term Scholes replacement - like that was even possible. Even though these are pure speculations, it's interesting that most of the early names are midfielders and not strikers as those must have been the easiest rumors to fuel at this stage. But I guess there's plenty of time left in the summer to indulge in that.