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Luke Shaw no longer the first-choice left-back under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Luke Shaw no longer the first-choice left-back under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Luke Shaw no longer the first-choice left-back under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Solskjaer to favour Williams for left-back role

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly told Luke Shaw that he won’t be regarded as the first-choice left-back on his return from a hamstring problem.

The England international has sustained numerous injuries since his move to Old Trafford five years ago and he has recently recovered from a muscular problem picked up in August.

During Shaw’s absence this term, Ashley Young and club graduate Brandon Williams have regularly featured in his position and the latter has received plenty of plaudits for his displays.

According to The Mirror, Solskjaer has informed Shaw that Williams has now established himself with the first-team squad and the club graduate is ahead of him in the pecking order for the left-back role.

Shaw has been included in the travelling squad to face Astana in the Europa League on Thursday. The squad comprises of 14 teenagers and manager Solskjaer has promised to offer gametime to most of them with qualification to the knockouts already sealed.

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Arsenal to swoop for Championship defender?

Arsenal to swoop for Championship defender?

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Arsenal to swoop for Championship defender?

Worrall wanted by Arsenal in January
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Arsenal are reportedly weighing up a January move to secure the signature of defender Joe Worrall from Championship side Nottingham Forest.

The 22-year-old, who spent the previous campaign on loan with Rangers in the Scottish top-flight, has been ever-present for Forest in the Championship this term.

According to Football Insider, the Gunners have been impressed by the progress of the former England under-21 international and they plan to send scouts to watch him in action against Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday.

It is added that the north London giants’ desire to land a new centre-back could see them make the move for Worrall when the transfer window reopens in January.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has regularly depended on Sokratis and David Luiz for the central defensive duties in the Premier League but the combination has failed to work out.

In the 13 top-flight games this season, the Gunners have conceded 19 goals and that stands as the joint-worst defensive record from the top half of the league standings..

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Chelsea receive injury boost ahead of Valencia clash

Chelsea receive injury boost ahead of Valencia clash

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Ross Barkley news

Barkley available for Valencia clash

Chelsea have received an injury boost ahead of the Valencia game with midfielder Ross Barkley participating in training alongside his Blues teammates.

The England international has been out of action for more than a month with an ankle concern and he recently withdrew from the Three Lions squad for the same reason.

However, ahead of the Champions League clash against Valencia, Barkley has returned to full training and he is in contention to make the matchday squad, Football.London claims.

The Blues are currently tied on seven points with Ajax and Valencia in their Champions League group but they are trailing both of them on the head-to-head record after four group games.

As such, they may have to win the remaining two matches to qualify or else they will be dependent on the results elsewhere. The Blues suffered a 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge during the last meeting against Valencia, which was also the competition’s opener.

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Manchester United defender's agent in talks with Serie A giants

Manchester United defender’s agent in talks with Serie A giants

Chris Smalling news

Smalling’s agent to discuss permanent deal with Roma

The representative of Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has reportedly opened discussions with AS Roma regarding his client’s permanent transfer to the club.

The England international was not assured with regular gametime under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the beginning of the season and that contributed towards him joining Roma on a year-long loan.

Smalling has since proved a success for the Giallorossi where he has started nine league games on the bounce while contributing two goals and the solitary assist.

According to Il Tempo, Smalling’s agent has now flown to the Italian capital to find out whether the Giallorossi are interested in signing the centre-back on a permanent basis next summer.

United are said to want a fee of around £18m for the former Fulham youngster, who still has more than three years remaining on his existing deal at the club.

Smalling recently produced a stunning display for the Giallorossi in the 3-0 thumping of Brescia. He opened the scoring for the Serie A outfit and later provided the assist for Gianluca Mancini’s goal.

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Chelsea planning contract deals for three key players

Chelsea planning contract deals for three key players

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Tammy Abraham news

Chelsea plan contract talks with trio

Chelsea are reportedly planning to reward new contracts to Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Reece James following their impressive performances during the first half of the season.

Abraham and Tomori have played nearly every game since the start of the campaign and their displays have recently been rewarded with roles with the England national side.

In comparison, Reece James has not been able to command a regular run of matches but he has recently impressed on the right side of the defence and got the better of Crystal Palace‘s Wilfried Zaha before the international break.

According to, the Blues are set to hold talks over contract extensions with the trio and they are confident that an agreement will be reached with each of them in the near future.

Meanwhile, the Blues are also keen on extending the contract of young graduate Tino Anjorin, who has hugely impressed for the development side. The 17-year-old made his debut in the League Cup against Grimsby Town earlier this season.

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Leicester City make transfer decision on Ben Chilwell

Leicester City make transfer decision on Ben Chilwell

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Ben Chilwell news

Foxes won’t sell Chilwell in January

Leicester City will reportedly turn down the option to sell defender Ben Chilwell, should the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United make an approach.

The England international has been in stunning form for club and country this term and he recently bagged three assists for the Three Lions in a Euro 2020 qualifier.

As a result, there has been much speculation over his next challenge but Standard Sport claims that the Foxes have no intention to sanction the player’s sale in the New Year.

United have relied on Ashley Young and Brandon Williams on the left side of the defence this term with Luke Shaw struggling with muscular injury concerns.

As such, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to recruit another left-sided defender with experience and Chilwell perfect fits the club’s requirements for the long-term.

Elsewhere, Marcos Alonso and Emerson has remained inconsistent for the Blues despite their strong start to the campaign and Frank Lampard is open to working with Chilwell.

Chilwell’s current deal with the Foxes expires only in the summer of 2024 and the club are in a strong position to decline bids in the next few transfer windows.

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