NORMALLY transfer talk should be taken with a pinch of salt – but this one I reckon is just to the taste of all parties concerned.
Beardy Italian midfielder Danielle De Rossi is reportedly asking after a move to Manchester United, who are known to be long-term admirers of the player.
A reasonable-yet-affordable sounding fee of Â£18m has been mooted, plus De Rossi is keen for a move away from Roma, with personal problems including the break-up of his marriage and murder of his former father-in-law a big factor.
And at Old Trafford, somebody is badly needed to fill the boots of outgoers Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves and displace the lacklustre likes of Anderson and Michael Carrick.
Pencil it in for July, folks.