Today’s piffle is older than you think
While the world has been spinning Edinson Cavani has been quietly getting old in Paris. The once-galloping Uruguayan striker will be 33 in February! How did that happen? Cavani has been struggling with injury this season. Not that Manchester United seem to care. They would love to increase the average age of their squad by bringing the PSG forward to Old Trafford, particularly now that Ashley Young has downed tools to force a move to Inter. But there’s a snag. The brass-necked Parisians value Cavani – whose contract expires in the summer – at £30m! That’s a lot of a lolly. Spurs are interested too now that Harry Kane looks set for an extended spell in the treatment room.
One player who could pop up at Old Trafford this January is Bruno Fernandes, who seems to have been linked with a move to Manchester United from Sporting since the pre-internet days. It says here that he’ll be in the stands at Anfield on Sunday to watch his potential new team take on Liverpool. They might want to force him to put pen to paper on his £50m move before that one kicks off.