Manchester United transfer news and rumours

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All the latest transfer news and speculation from Manchester United football club.

CONFIRMED TRANSFERS IN:

Antonio Valencia, £17m

Michael Owen, free

Gabriel Obertan, undisclosed

Mame Biram Diouf, free

CONFIRMED TRANSFERS OUT:

Tom Cleverley; loan

Fraizer Campbel, £3.5m

Richard Eckersley, undisclosed

Tom Heaton, loan

Manucho, undisclosed

Lee Martin, undisclosed

Rodrigo Possebon, loan

Cristiano Ronaldo, £80m

Danny Simpson, loan

SPECULATION:

25 August: Nemanja Vidic has sought to play down speculation about his future by insisting he is happy at Manchester United.

25 August: Manchester United are lining up their second transfer deadline raid on Tottenham in 12 months with Luka Modric topping the Old Trafford wish-list.

24 August: Dutch winger Arjen Robben has been linked with a big money move to Manchester United.

21 August: Sir Alex Ferguson will not go back into the transfer market to solve Manchester United's early season scoring problems.

20 August: Nemanja Vidic's agent has confirmed the Manchester United defender is "happy" at the club.

19 August: Manchester United must brace themselves for another summer of upheaval in 2010 after it was revealed Nemanja Vidic is likely to move on.

18 August: Watford have signed Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on loan until January.

17 August: Bayern Munich's French ace Franck Ribery has moved to try and put an end to speculation about his future by insisting that he has never asked to leave his current club. The 26-year-old has been a target for the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea for much of the summer, but Ribery says that he is content to stay at the Allianz Arena.

5 August: Jonny Evans is being lined-up for a stunning summer exit from Manchester United with the Northern Ireland defender swapping Old Trafford for Spain. Evans last night emerged as a target for European champions Barcelona and it is believed that the Spanish giants are ready to tempt United with a £12m offer for the 21-year-old.

3 August: Manchester United and Liverpool are poised to go to war over Valencia hotshot David Villa. Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is determined to snap up Villa once Xabi Alonso completes his move to Real Madrid but he faces stiff competition from his fierce rival, Sir Alex Ferguson.

3 August: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will speak to Valencia about moves for midfielder David Silva and striker David Villa.

28 July: So who's in, who's out – and what will your club do next?

26 July: Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Emmanuel Adebayor tried to drum up interest from Manchester United and Chelsea before completing his £25m switch to Manchester City.

24 July: Manchester United have admitted that they are no longer able to match the wages paid by Manchester City or Real Madrid in the wake of this summer's boom in the transfer market.

23 July: David Gill has pledged that none of the £80m received from Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo will go towards tackling Manchester United's spiralling debt. As interest continues to mount on loans taken out by the Glazer family to purchase the club four years ago, it is estimated that United are now more than £700m in the red.

17 July: Manchester United have signed promising striker Mame Biram Diouf from Molde.

17 July: Manchester United have confirmed the sale of Angolan striker Manucho to Spanish outfit Real Valladolid.

13 July: Ferguson has decided his current squad is good enough to challenge for an unprecedented fourth consecutive league title, claiming there will be 'No more transfers to United' this Summer.

8 July: Manchester United have continued their rebuilding for the new season with the signing of winger Gabriel Obertan from Bordeaux. The 20-year-old has agreed a four-year contract with the Barclays Premier League champions.

8 July: The future of Manchester United's Portuguese winger Nani appears increasingly uncertain with the club expected to complete the £3m signing of 20-year-old France Under-21 international Gabriel Obertan today.

7 July: Manchester United are closing in on promising Bordeaux winger Gabriel Obertan. The 20-year-old is having a medical ahead of a probable move to Old Trafford.

5 July: The IoS transfer-merry go-round: a comprehensive list of players linked in the past week to your club; plus those who have signed on the dotted line.

4 July: The Manchester United midfielder Rodrigo Possebon has agreed a one-year loan deal with Portuguese side Sporting Braga. The 20-year-old Brazilian made eight appearances for United in all competitions last season.

4 July: Michael Owen revealed yesterday that Sir Alex Ferguson moved to sign him on Wednesday afternoon as the Manchester United manager realised that Karim Benzema was joining Real Madrid. Only once Ferguson had been forced to admit defeat to Madrid's remarkable financial powers for the second time this summer did he turn to the former Liverpool striker.

2 July: Nemanja Vidic's agent has quashed speculation the Manchester United defender will leave Old Trafford this summer.

2 July: Real Madrid continued their extraordinary summer of transfer market supremacy over Manchester United last night, by beating them to the signature of the 21-year-old French international striker Karim Benzema.

1 July: Cristiano Ronaldo's world-record transfer to Real Madrid from Manchester United has been completed, the Barclays Premier League champions have confirmed.

30 June: United have sealed the £17m transfer of Antonio Valencia.

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