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Manchester United considered move for England goalkeeper

Manchester United considered move for England goalkeeper


Manchester United considered move for England goalkeeper

Man United considered Pickford move


Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was reportedly a target for Manchester United during the recently-concluded summer transfer window.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to contend with the uncertainty surrounding David de Gea‘s future during the off-season and it had been predicted that he could head for an exit with his contract expiring in the summer of 2020.

However, that was certainly not the case with De Gea staying put but The Athletic claims Pickford was earmarked as a probable replacement for the Spain international.

De Gea has come under criticism from his own supporters for the average performances this year but he has nonetheless retained the trust from his teammates and the head coach.

He has just 11 months remaining on his existing deal with the club but reports indicate they are close to rewarding the shot-stopper with a new and improved contract worth £290,000-a-week.

Manchester United are currently eighth on the league table with five points on the board. They are scheduled to entertain Leicester City at Old Trafford this weekend.

 





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Chris Smalling eyes permanent Roma move

Chris Smalling eyes permanent Roma move


Chris Smalling news

Smalling to swap United for Italy permanent move
Football Transfer Centre


Chris Smalling wants to make a permanent move away from Manchester United at the end of the season and has indicated that a potential next destination could be AS Roma. The Serie A outfit have signed Smalling on a loan deal until next summer, with the England international defender hopeful that a contract can be agreed with the Italian club.

Smalling has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford on a permanent basis after losing his third choice centre-back place to Phil Jones. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prefers to play Victor Lindelof alongside Harry Maguire at the heart of the United defence, leaving Smalling on the sidelines for the near future.

The 29-year-old defender is valued by his club in the region of around 10 million euros, with several teams all chasing the player. It is understood that the favourites to secure Smalling’s signature could be Serie A rivals AC Milan at the end of the season; the club have been tracking Smalling’s transfer situation closely. 

Smalling has two years remaining on his deal with Solskjaer’s side.





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Philippe Coutinho rejected deadline-day move to Premier League side

Philippe Coutinho rejected deadline-day move to Premier League side


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Philippe Coutinho news

Coutinho turned down Spurs on deadline day
Football Transfer Centre


Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho is understood to have rejected the option to join Tottenham Hotspur prior to the Premier League transfer deadline. The Brazil international was widely fancied to return to the English top-flight before the 5pm deadline on Thursday and he was offered to the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

According to AS, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino had sought to lure Coutinho back to England and he made a personal one-on-one phone call to the 27-year-old.

However, the Brazilian decided to snub advances from his former Espanyol head coach, considering he wanted to remain loyal to Jurgen Klopp‘s side by not signing with a Premier League rival.

Coutinho has seemingly fallen down the pecking order at the Camp Nou following the big-money purchase of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.

Still, he continues to remain optimistic about his chances of succeeding with the Blaugrana and appears set to fight for his position rather than pursuing a move to another elite European outfit.





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Shinji Kagawa set for La Liga move

Shinji Kagawa set for La Liga move


Shinji Kagawa news

Kagawa set for La Liga switch
Football Transfer Centre


Japan international and current Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa looks set to swap Germany for Spain, as reports emerged yesterday that Celta Vigo have agreed a fee to sign the former Man Utd player. Kagawa, who is considered a club legend at Dortmund, is seeking a final European transfer deal before returning to his homeland in 2021.

The 30-year-old has slipped down the pecking order at the Bundesliga side and has been informed he has no future with the side. Kagawa is now ready to move elsewhere in a deal worth approximately 5 million euros.

Speaking in November last year, Kagawa told reporters: “I am not afraid of going to a new country and I have already done Germany and England, now I am thinking about Spain.

“Spain would be the most important challenge in my career, I cannot retire without going there.”

It appears that Turkish duo Galatasaray and Besiktas have missed out on the transfer for Shinji Kagawa after the player opted to make the move to La Liga instead.





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Bayern Munich in shock move for Morgan Gibbs-White

Bayern Munich in shock move for Morgan Gibbs-White


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Bayern Munich in shock move for Morgan Gibbs-White

Gibbs-White on German club’s radar


Bayern Munich have emerged as shock candidates to sign Wolves’ impressive 19-year-old midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White before the summer transfer window slams shut. It is understood that the Bavarian side are ready to pay up to £24 million to sign the youngster, and are confident the player will opt to make a move to the Bundesliga giants.

Bayern have regularly deployed their scouts to monitor young English talent, as noted when the club made their bid for Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi last season.

This time however, Bayern are confident they can capture another impressive young English talent in a transfer for Gibbs-White.

The Stafford-born youngster came through the ranks at Wolves, having made his debut in 2017, and has since gone on to represent England’s youth side at every level.

Wolves are hoping that they can persuade Gibbs-White to stay put, and are preparing the finishing touches to a new contract offer for the English starlet, however Bayern are still confident that they will be able to capture the player who took part in 26 Premier League games last season.





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