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Manchester United to make £70m bid for Premier League midfielder?

Manchester United to make £70m bid for Premier League midfielder?


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer news

Rice wanted by the Red Devils in January


Manchester United are reportedly planning a £70m bid for West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side were linked with the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Sean Longstaff during the summer transfer window but they failed to pursue a single midfielder before the deadline.

According to The Mirror, the Red Devils are likely to go on a mid-season spending spree following their slow beginning to the campaign which sees them in the 12th spot.

It is added that a central midfielder remains one of their prime priorities and Rice has been earmarked as the main target ahead of the winter transfer window.

Rice was previously valued at around £50m but reports suggest that the Red Devils may need to offer at least £70m in order to tempt the Hammers into a mid-season sale.

Rice has not missed a single minute of the Hammers’ Premier League campaign this term and he has also emerged into a key performer for the England national side.

 

 





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Arsenal legend singles out Chelsea midfielder for praise

Arsenal legend singles out Chelsea midfielder for praise


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Arsenal legend singles out Chelsea midfielder for praise

Wright praises Mount’s impact at Chelsea


Arsenal legend Ian Wright has heaped praise on midfielder Mason Mount following Chelsea’s Premier League triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion.

The 20-year-old only made his breakthrough for the Blues at the beginning of the season but he has already an impact with three assists in the Premier League alone.

Against Brighton, Mount was a constant attacking threat from the number 10 role but his teammates could not make the most out of his distribution during the course of the game.

Still, the England international made the difference by winning the penalty which led to the opening goal and the Blues eventually sealed a 2-0 triumph over Graham Potter’s side.

Speaking in the Match of the Day programme, Wright praised the young attacker, who has taken his chance under Frank Lampard, he told: “He’s taken the opportunity, Frank’s shown a lot of faith in him. 

“They did create a lot of chances today, I thought they wasted a few of the chances. But Mason Mount, he’s somebody that is making a difference, especially in this area of the field.”

Chelsea‘s win over Brighton sees them on 11 points after seven league games. They are presently sitting in the sixth position but one of Arsenal or Manchester United could leapfrog them after the Monday night clash.





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Real Madrid scout promising Chelsea midfielder

Real Madrid scout promising Chelsea midfielder


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Mason Mount news

Mount watched by Real Madrid


Real Madrid have reportedly been keeping a close eye on the performances of midfielder Mason Mount, who has made his breakthrough with Chelsea this season.

The 20-year-old spent the past two seasons on loan with Vitesse Arnhem and Derby County and he was able to achieve double figures in terms of scoring in both of those campaigns.

He has started the current season in fine form with three goals already for the Blues and it appears that his progress has caught the attention of Zinedine Zidane‘s side.

According to Marca, the 13-time European champions have been impressed with the development of the Blues graduate and they have already sent talent-spotters to monitor his progress in recent games.

It is added that Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is a huge admirer of the England international, who has been with the west London giants since the tender age of six.

Mount, who has been ever-present for the Blues this term, currently has more than four years remaining on his existing deal. His contract was renewed during the summer.

 





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Arsenal confirm new long-term contract for young midfielder


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Arsenal have announced that young midfielder Joe Willock has been handed with a new long-term contract following his impressive showing for the club this season.

The England youth international had a promising pre-season where he was regularly deployed at the heart of the midfield and his performances were sufficient enough to hand him starts in the opening three league games.

In a statement released on the club’s official website, it has now been confirmed that the youngster has been rewarded with a new and improved contract, although the length of the deal remains undisclosed.

Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi seem to have cemented two places in the centre of the park and Willock will certainly face competition for the third midfield role in the presence of Lucas Torreira and Dani Ceballos.

Arsenal will be aiming to secure their first win in three matches when they face Watford on the road this weekend. The Gunners are currently just outside of the top four on goal difference.

 

 

 





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Ross Barkley compares Chelsea midfielder to Frank Lampard

Ross Barkley compares Chelsea midfielder to Frank Lampard


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Frank Lampard news

Barkley hails Mason Mount’s quality


England international Ross Barkley has said that Mason Mount has similar traits to Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard from his playing days with the club.

The 20-year-old has made his breakthrough with the Blues first-team in fine fashion this term and he has already contributed a couple of goals in the Premier League.

This has earned him with a call-up to the England national side and Barkey has hailed his compatriot by comparing his style of play to club legend and current boss Lampard.

“The way he arrives in the box and gets shots away early, it is similar to Lamps. He has a really good technique with how he finishes as well. He is a brilliant player,” he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

Both Barkley and Mount could be competing for one place in the starting lineup with the Three Lions and it remains to be seen whether the latter is handed with his debut during the forthcoming internationals.

Aside from Mount, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Tyrone Mings are the other potential candidates, who could make their maiden bow with the Three Lions during the forthcoming European qualifiers.





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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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