Jurgen Klinsmann had quashed speculation linking him with taking the vacant managerial position at Sunderland. The Black Cats were relegated from the Premier League last season and as they prepare for life in England’s second-tier they are managerless and American owner Ellis Short is still searching for a new owner for the club.
With a German-led consortium's takeover of Sunderland in a state of imminence, and Jens Keller of Union Berlin speculated to be the likely choice for their first managerial appointment, it's looking like Germany is a theme we'll be taking on in this summer window. If our owners are German and the manager is too, it's entirely plausible and indeed quite probable that we'll be dipping into Deutschland's divisions in order to stitch our threadbare squad back together. But is such a premonition reassuring of our hopes for stability? Or is this a bad idea? Does it entail the concern that, if we take this transfer policy seriously, the würst is yet to come? With regard to the latter - not at all. The
A report in Italy states that Manchester United are interested in signing AS Roma’s midfielder Radja Nainggolan. Gazzetta dello Sport claim that United will offer $51 million for the Belgian international as Jose Mourinho looks to totally overhaul his midfield. Mourinho is reportedly close to closing a deal for Chelsea’s Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic and adding Nainggolan means there would be plenty of extra bite in the Red Devils midfield next season, especially with Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera around too. Per the report, Nainggolan could be added instead of Matic with the 29-year-old combative midfielder offered $159,000 a week. Nainggolan has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea