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Striker Deal Draws Step Closer

Striker Deal Draws Step Closer

The signing of Fabio Quagliarella from Sampdoria moved a step closer today after the player expressed his desire to move to the premiership champions after they increased their initial bid.

The initial bid, rumored to be around £10 million actually matched the clubs valuation of the player after Quagliarella`s agent stated that they valued him at £10-13 million, however this increased bid which is currently unknown expresses the clubs desire to sign the Italian hitman.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Fabio Quagliarella confirmed United`s fresh bid, before stating his desire to play in the premiership.

'It seems a serious offer, they have raised it and it is an important figure. Manchester United are a big deal and if it ended up going that way, I would gladly join the Premier League. It is a fascinating and beautiful competition.'

However the Sampdoria seemed to change his tune after going on to state his wish to stay in Serie A for the time being to increases his chances of making it in the Italy international squad.

'I am really happy at Sampdoria. I would prefer to remain in Italy, having continuity and having the trust of (national team coach Roberto) Donadoni.'

Despite this, the news still sounds very positive, as it would seem that we are willing to spend that extra bit to pry the 23 year old away from Sampdoria. Regarding the personal desire to stay in Italy to better his international career, I don`t personally agree with this, and I think that a player can easily play in a different country and still play for his national team (C.Ronaldo, Heinze, Evra, Van Der Sar to name but a few), and I`m sure that with the help of Sir Alex`s wisdom, David Gill will be able to agree yet another memorable deal and send out an even bigger message to our rivals that we are ready to defend our crown.

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Date:Tuesday June 19 2007
Time: 6:00PM


I wonder if this will happen. United havn't said anything about it yet
19/06/2007 18:32:00
i dont actually think it will happen
19/06/2007 21:25:00
how good is this guy? better than your other targets (eto'o, tevez) ?
19/06/2007 22:24:00
i very much doubt he will be as good as eto'o or tevez
19/06/2007 23:32:00
United are definitely splashing the cash at the moment!
20/06/2007 13:37:00
our reported targets are probally better then him but they will cost 20 million more.
20/06/2007 14:50:00
anyomore news on this
20/06/2007 17:25:00
no man utd aint commenting
20/06/2007 20:47:00
ok so i can pronounce the first name, but how on earth do you do the second one Fabio Quagliarella. Be a great signing though, he would make a fantastic impact
22/06/2007 17:16:00
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