Manchester United Transfer Rumors: Latest Buzz on Red Devils' Summer Targets

Dan Talintyre@@dantalintyreSenior Analyst IIMay 7, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane on April 21, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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As is expected for a big club like Manchester United, the lead into summer transfer window is providing for plenty of speculation and rumors about potential signings.

Some have been long-existing rumors for the Red Devils, like Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski; others are more recent and somewhat of a surprise.

Either way, there's always a slew of transfer rumors to sort through, so read on to see all the latest buzz on United's summer transfer targets, including all the players who could be coming (and leaving) Old Trafford over the upcoming summer transfer window.

Can United Tempt Dortmund Into Selling Robert Lewandowski?

Having been linked with a move for the star striker for several seasons now, United are facing a difficult task to try to sign Robert Lewandowski.

The Telegraph reports that Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are both mounting serious interest in the striker, and that their strong taking to the striker has forced Borussia Dortmund to try to deter all interest away from the Poland international star.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke also stated his desire to keep Lewandowski at the club—telling Suddeutsche Zeitung (h/t Goal) that he wanted the striker to see out his contract, and remain with the Champions League giants until at least 2014.

Wayne Rooney Set to Stay at Old Trafford

Good news, however, for those wanting to see Wayne Rooney remain at the club, with reporting that United are set to offer him a new contract.

With two years remaining on his current £250,000 per-week deal, the Red Devils are reportedly keen to wrap up another long-term deal with the England international, who had been subject to strong transfer speculation previously this season, and last summer too when the club signed Robin van Persie.

Rooney would likely command a transfer fee of around €40 million.

Surprise Interest in Juan Fernando Quintero

The Daily Mail reports that United are considering a surprise move for Colombian under-20 midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero, who was superb in his country's triumph at the South America U20 Championships in January—finishing as the tournament's second-top goal scorer.

Quintero is thought to be the latest star to replace United's interest in stars like James Rodriguez and Lucas Moura, who have both rejected moves to the Red Devils over the past few transfer windows.

Reigniting Move For Gareth Bale? Surely Not...

Despite Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas adamant that the club will not be parting ways with star winger Gareth Bale, The Daily Mirror reports that Manchester United will reignite their interest in the Welsh wizard over the summer transfer window.

No figure has been put on the transfer value of Bale this summer, but there is no doubt that it would be well above £50 million given his achievements this season.

The winger has been crucial to Tottenham's success this year and was awarded the PFA Player of the Year as a result of that. He is the sole reason why Spurs are a chance at playing in the Champions League next season, but it is thought that if the North London club do miss out on the European competition, the likes of United and Real Madrid may be able to entice the star playmaker to move.

It does seem unlikely, however, given that Bale signed a four-year deal to remain at White Hart Lane last summer when he was touted as a potential transfer.

Celtic's Victor Wanyama Gathering Widespread Interest

Celtic's £10 million-rated midfielder Victor Wanyama is reportedly gathering interest from a number of clubs ahead of the summer transfer window, with United still maintaining a strong interest in the star.

The Daily Mail reports that Southampton have joined United and Liverpool in tracking the 21-year-old, who has again been impressive this year for the Scottish club, and would no doubt make for a great addition to any Premier League side next season.

Wanyama reportedly has one year left on his contract with Celtic.

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