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12th Apr 2015

5-Word Transfers: Nathan, Van Persie, Depay, Ould-Chikh, Cattermole

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Nooruddean Choudry

It Takes a Nathan of Millions to Hold Mou Back

What is it with Brazilians these days? They used to have such fantastic names. Now it’s all Fred, Alex, Bernard, etc.

Chelsea are set to add to their own dull-named Oscar by signing Brazilian wonderkid Nathan for £4.7m. Nathan!

ESPN Brazil report that the 19-year-old Atletico Paranaense player will fly to London for a medical soonish.

Manchester United to pay Robin to Pers off

It says here that Louis van Gaal is so keen to get Robin van Persie out of the door that he’ll pay him to do so.

The Dutch striker has 14 months left on his contract but apparently he isn’t part of the manager’s future plans.

The Daily Mail claim United will pay the remainder of a £10m loyalty bonus for him to prove that loyalty and depart.

Rooney to partner up with costly Ould-Chikh?

The Sunday People report that United are chasing a far younger Dutchman to supplement their attack.

As well as supposedly winning the race to sign Memphis Depay, they are also watching FC Twente’s Bilal Ould-Chikh.

The 17-year-old is hot property though, and the reds face competition from both Milan clubs and Fiorentina.

More? You want MOOORE? Okay then…

*Atletico Madrid want Everton’s Romelu Lukaku to replace Mario Mandzukic, if the Croatian leaves for Wolfsburg. (Sun on Sunday)

*Mark Hughes is set to excite Stoke City fans with a £6m move for Sunderland’s alleged footballer Lee Cattermole. (Sun on Sunday)

*Manchester United have opened talks with Paris St-Germain to sign unhappy Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani. (Sunday Express)