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Sunday 27th Jan – Man Utd transfer gossip round up

The bright lights of Old Trafford is proving to be a strong allure for Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic according to the Sunday Mirror, who claim that Manchester United is the favoured destination for the much sought after stopper. Stoke want a whopping £15m for the 25 year old, who is also a target for Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool. Sir Alex Ferguson recently rubbished the rumours surrounding David de Gea’s future but one feels that the veteran Scot would jump at the chance to bring in Begovic in the summer should Stoke be willing to cede.

Sir Alex Ferguson is busy planning contract extensions for his veteran players and Goal.com report that Michael Carrick will be offered a one-year extension to his current deal which expires in 2014. The 31 year old midfielder has been in inspired form this season and it is only natural that United are seeking to tie him down for another couple of years at the end of the season.