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Paul Merson sends warning to Premier League giants

Paul Merson sends warning to Premier League giants


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Paul Merson sends warning to Premier League giants

Merson says Leicester, Everton may make top four push


Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has said that the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United could face competition from Leicester City and Everton in the race for the top four this season.

The Foxes have made a bright start to the current campaign with an unbeaten run and they are presently third on the table with eight points on the board.

On the other hand, the Toffees have already suffered a loss at the hands of Aston Villa, but they are just one point off the Foxes after the opening four games of the season.

Speaking to The Star, Merson said that there is no ‘outstanding team’ after Manchester City and Liverpool and the race for the final two Champions League positions remain very open.

He added that both the Foxes and the Toffees are in a much better shape when compared to the previous campaign and they could provide competition for the Champions League places.

“Leicester are riding partly because Jamie Vardy doesn’t play for England any more and they could do something special this year. Everton have a chance too if they can get themselves going. Getting beat by Villa was a blessing in disguise. I think it woke a few players up,” he said.

Leicester return from the international break with an away game at Manchester United. Everton, meanwhile, entertain Bournemouth at Goodison Park next weekend.





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Portuguese giants expect Manchester United bid for 24-year-old midfielder

Portuguese giants expect Manchester United bid for 24-year-old midfielder


Bruno Fernandes news

United close to Fernandes deal?


Sporting Lisbon are reportedly expecting an approach from Manchester United to secure the services of Bruno Fernandes before the Premier League transfer deadline.

The Portuguese has been linked with the likes of United, Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid over the past month but the former have been deemed as favourites to land his signature.

According to AS, the Primeira Liga giants are anticipating an offer from the Red Devils for the midfielder, considering there are only four days remaining before the transfer window closes in England.

Fernandes was hugely successful with Sporting last term and he contributed a stellar tally of 32 goals and 18 assists for the club while largely featuring in the centre of the park.

Meanwhile, United’s ongoing pursuit of Paulo Dybala has seemingly reached a dead end with the Juventus star reluctant to make the move to Old Trafford due to the lack of Champions League football.

Romelu Lukaku has been predicted to make the move to the Bianconeri as part of a swap deal involving Dybala and it remains to be seen whether the Serie A holders offer another player in exchange for the Belgian.





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