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Manchester United receive Alex Sandro transfer update

Manchester United receive Alex Sandro transfer update

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Manchester United target Alex Sandro has made it clear that he was focused on working hard at Juventus amid speculation of a potential move to Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho pin-pointed the need for a left-back over the summer and reportedly targeted Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose. Luke Shaw‘s recent resurgence in that role has led to Mourinho cooling his interest in a left-back but reports have claimed that the 55-year-old still sees the Brazilian as his primary summer target. Speaking soon after scoring the winner against Torino on Sunday, Sandro was quick to dismiss talk of what would happen in the summer. “I have always remained focused on my work and my only thought has always been Juventus, with whom I still have two years of contract,” he said. “I feel re...
Manchester City plan £150m + Sergio Aguero bid for Chelsea’s £200k-per-week star

Manchester City plan £150m + Sergio Aguero bid for Chelsea’s £200k-per-week star

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Manchester City plan £150m + Sergio Aguero bid for Chelsea’s £200k-per-week star - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to the Daily Star, Manchester City are considering a club record bid of £150m to sign Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, which greatly surpasses Aymeric Laporte’s £57m move. City’s all-time top goalscorer Sergio Aguero could also be part of the deal. Despite Pep Guardiola’s side being 16 points clear atop of the Premier League table, having scored 79 goals in 27 games, the Star believe City are still looking to strengthen their attack and would be happy using Aguero as a makeweight to get a deal done. Chelsea are desperate to keep Hazard whom they signed from Lille in 2012. The Belgian international has become one of the best forwards in
High-in-confidence Romelu Lukaku is important for Manchester United, admits Nemanja Matic

High-in-confidence Romelu Lukaku is important for Manchester United, admits Nemanja Matic

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Nemanja Matic has hailed the importance of fellow summer signing Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United. The Belgian forward hit his 20th and 21st goals of the season for the club in a 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup, in which Man Unite will now face Brighton & Hove Albion at home after their Fifth Round victory. Criticised frequently throughout the season, Lukaku has been one of United’s most significant contributors. His goalscoring additions to the side, with 21 goals in 38 games so far, have been vital, but in recent weeks, his non-goalscoring contribution has grown in impact and been hailed by manager Jose Mourinho. “He is important for us,” Matic said. “It’s very important for his confidence that he is scoring goals and he is a great striker, very strong and he is s
Manchester United midfielder set to move on to major European club

Manchester United midfielder set to move on to major European club

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Marouane Fellaini looks set to leave Manchester United on a free transfer this summer with his contract expiring.

Aksam report that Fellaini will join Turkish giants Galatasaray on a free transfer in the summer. An agreement has reportedly been reached already. The Belgian is yet to reveal anything about his future. However, Man United manager Jose Mourinho has outlined his intention to keep Fellaini and previous reports have suggested he is desperate to keep the midfielder at the club and has urged the board to make a new contract for the 29-year-old one of his priorities. Quite why Fellaini has decided to leave Old Trafford, if reports are true, is a mystery. He holds an important place in the squad, and Mourinho has continually reiterated that in recent weeks. Meanwhile, he is paid han
Juventus star speaks out on Manchester United & Chelsea rumours

Juventus star speaks out on Manchester United & Chelsea rumours

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Juventus defender Alex Sandro has today opened up on the rumours linking him with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea. Saga As was widely reported all summer, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was in the market for full-back reinforcements ahead of his side’s return to the Champions League this season, with Sandro having topped the Italian tactician’s wishlist. Brazilian international Sandro has developed into one of world football’s finest left-backs since his move to Turin from Porto in 2015. However, having lost both Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves to AC Milan and PSG respectively during the summer transfer window, the Bianconeri were unwavering in their stance regarding Sandro, with bids of up to 70 million Euro having reportedly been turned down by the Serie A cha...
Manchester City set for summer move for £40 million star as international heads out of the club

Manchester City set for summer move for £40 million star as international heads out of the club

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Manchester City set for summer move for £40 million star as international heads out of the club - originally posted on Sportslens.com Manchester City are set to step up their interest in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl. The 22-year-old was linked with a move to City earlier in the season and the club have continued to monitor his progress. Weigl has played over 100 games for Dortmund and looks likely to be chosen by Germany for the World Cup in Russia. Dortumnd are believed to want over £40 million for Weigl, but that figure won’t be an issue for big-spending City. With Yaya Toure out of contract next summer, manager Pep Guardiola is on the lookout for midfield reinforcements and Weigl appears to fit the bill. He joined Dortmund from 1860 Munich in 2015, making his
Manchester United leading the race to splash the cash on former Barcelona target

Manchester United leading the race to splash the cash on former Barcelona target

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Manchester United leading the race to splash the cash on former Barcelona target - originally posted on Sportslens.com Manchester United continue to be linked with a move for Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri. United’s head of scouting, Marcel Bout, took in Nice’s game with Monaco last month, while a member of United’s scouting team watched Nice’s Europa League match against Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday. Manchester City have also been linked with Seri, although they appear to be focused on either Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred or Borussia Dortmund star Julian Weigl. Seri was close to agreeing a deal with Barcelona last summer, but the transfer fell through after Nice upped the asking price. The midfielder is said to have an unofficial €40 million release clause...
Real Madrid prepare £177m bid for Manchester City’s £200k-per-week star

Real Madrid prepare £177m bid for Manchester City’s £200k-per-week star

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Real Madrid prepare £177m bid for Manchester City’s £200k-per-week star - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to Don Balon, Real Madrid are planning to make Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne their club record signing in the summer. Gareth Bale is Real’s most expensive purchase at £95m, but the Belgian could surpass that in the coming months. With Luke Modric turning 33 later this year, a world-class midfield reinforcement is needed in the transfer market, and few deep-lying players are better than City’s Belgian international. De Bruyne has scored and created 21 goals in 27 Premier League games for the Sky Blues this season and also averages a tackle and interception every 36 minutes. The 26-year-old is a Player of the Season contender as a result of h
VAR issue official apology after Manchester United shambles

VAR issue official apology after Manchester United shambles

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Wrong The providers of VAR, Hawkeye, have issued an apology after widespread ridicule with their efforts to decide if Juan Mata’s goal for Manchester United against Huddersfield was onside – or should be ruled off. There was a huge amount of debate, and the graphic provided to BT Sport was billed as something a child could draw’ b y many people, and while VAR did prove to be correct according to Hawkeye, the graphic sent to BT Sport was wrong. “A technical error led to an incorrect graphic being provided by Hawkeye to BT Sport on Saturday,” the statement read. “To confirm, the VAR saw the correct image with the correct lines to make the decision.  “This was a case of the wrong image being provided to the broadcaster and we apologise.” Mata and Mourinho Mata himself
PSG linked with surprise move for Manchester United defender

PSG linked with surprise move for Manchester United defender

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As per a report from the Sun this evening, Ligue 1 powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain are considering a summer move for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo. English stint Rojo, a versatile Argentinian international who can play either at centre-back or full-back, has been on the books of Manchester United since 2014, when he joined the Premier League giants from Portuguese outfit Sporting CP. Rojo has since enjoyed an up-and-down spell at Old Trafford, but had emerged as one of the club’ most consistent performers last season before an ACL injury suffered during a Europa League clash with Anderlecht last April saw the 27-year-old ruled out until late last year. The South American has since managed 6 Premier League starts, though Jose Mourinho has regularly opted for the likes of Phil ...