Date: 26th December 2006 at 10:07am
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United are expected to bid 3 million for Southampton teenage defender Gareth Bale. Tottenham, Everton and Arsenal are also thought to be after the lad.

Fergie admitted David Gill is in regular contact with Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and he refused to rule out another move for Owen Hargreaves. Some sources claimed a 12 million offer is already on the table and the England midfielder is set to sign in January.

Joey Barton emerged as a target to strenghten United’s midfield. The City midfielder is not the player of our dreams but not bad.

AC Milan are set to launch a bid for Gabriel Heinze. Hands off him guys!

And finally: United handed contract to Nigerian pair Kelechi Kalu Amogu (a striker) and Okoro Osagepamwen (a midfielder), both 17.