Now the Mascherano thing I'm all for. But Park; he was among our best players last season. Moreover, he's a constant worker. If he falls over, so does Ronaldo, want to get rid of him too? He's an excellent squad member. Never going to be an everyday starter but should we have sold Ole in '99?
We need a good holding/tackling midfielder (Mascherano) and a replacement for Ruud (a different type of forward though, maybe Torres). The midfield is the most pressing, so Mascherano for Miller. I'm sure someone will take him on loan if he can't be sold. If we have issues (injuries, failures, etc.) before December, then we move in January. If we buy a striker, then Rossi goes out on loan. There's your 24.
In reality, the best we can expect is a rush signing to replace our failed bid for Hargreaves (whew, we were paying well over the top for him). Most likely Senna (not too keen on that one).
In my dreams: OUT - Miller and Rossi (loan) IN - Tevez and Mascherano
alright, i'll sell silvestre instead of park then if it will stop you all moaning. i dont care, i just want quaresma! should be pretty cheap too, porto only paid about £5m for him. and since we havent actually spent any money this summer, we should still have a minimum of £25m transfer budget.