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Arsenal clear on Eddie Nketiah's future amid Leeds United form

Arsenal clear on Eddie Nketiah’s future amid Leeds United form


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Eddie Nketiah news

Arsenal to reject permanent transfer offer for Nketiah


Championship leaders Leeds United are unlikely to pursue a permanent deal for Eddie Nketiah as Arsenal hold no desire to part ways with their graduate.

The England Under-21 international was hugely impressive during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States but he was still loaned out to the Peacocks amid his insistence to play regular first-team football.

Eddie has since shined for Marcelo Bielsa‘s side with four goals from six appearances in all competitions and this has included a couple of late league strikes against Brentford and Barnsley.

According to The Athletic, the Championship outfit have been impressed with the showing of their loanee and they could seek to pursue him on a permanent basis at the turn of the year.

However, their chances of sealing his services remain non-existent with Unai Emery‘s side holding no interest whatsoever in sanctioning the sale of the young marksman.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are presently the first-choice striking options at Arsenal but the latter is currently sidelined with an ankle problem until October.





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Manchester United to make fresh raid on Leicester City?

Manchester United to make fresh raid on Leicester City?


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Manchester United to make fresh raid on Leicester City?

Maddison wanted by United?


Manchester United are reportedly planning to make a raid for James Maddison from Leicester City after having previously pursued Harry Maguire from the east Midlands outfit.

The Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has favoured the addition of young and hungry players to his squad and the recent transfer window saw the recruitment of Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Maguire.

Each of those players have made an instant impact with the Mancunian giants and according to The Times, Maddison has now been earmarked as the next transfer target for Solskjaer.

It is added that the Red Devils could bid in upwards of £60m for the former Norwich City graduate, though it is unclear whether the Foxes will consider a mid-season sale of their playmaker.

Maddison has broken into Gareth Southgate‘s England squad on a couple of occasions but he has yet to earn an international cap with the Three Lions to date. The 22-year-old has contributed a couple of assists for the Foxes this term.

 





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Manchester United keeping track of 25-year-old striker

Manchester United keeping track of 25-year-old striker


Manchester United keeping track of 25-year-old striker

Muriqi on Man United radar
Football Transfer Centre


Manchester United were reportedly keeping track of Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi when he was representing Kosovo on international duty this month.

The 25-year-old has made a splendid season to his Fenerbahce career with three goals from two appearances and he has also impressed for the national team with goals against England and the Czech Republic during the recent Euro 2020 qualifiers.

According to Aksam, talent-spotters from the Red Devils had monitored the performances of Muriqi, who possesses a genuine aerial threat with his height and physique.

Muriqi was recruited by Fenerbahce from Caykur Rizespor this summer for just £3.1m after an impressive 2018/19 season where he contributed 17 goals across all competitions.

United have been tipped to pursue a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who parted ways with the club before the summer transfer deadline and it remains to be seen whether they are prepared to make a move for Muriqi.

Aside from United, Tottenham Hotspur have also been deemed to be tracking the progress of the marksman with manager Mauricio Pochettino keen on pursuing a specialist back-up striker to Harry Kane.





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Manchester United to swoop for England attacker?

Manchester United to swoop for England attacker?


James Maddison news

Maddison to Man United?
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Manchester United are reportedly planning to swoop for the services of James Maddison from Leicester City when the season comes to a close.

Maddison has been a top signing for the Foxes since arriving from Norwich City in the summer of 2018 and he has already contributed seven goals and nine assists for the club in the Premier League.

His progress has certainly caught the attention of the Red Devils and The Manchester Evening News claims that they could make an approach for Madisson at the end of the campaign.

United are desperately in the need for a creative midfielder in the ranks but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be forced to wait until next summer to land Maddison, given the Foxes are unlikely to sanction a mid-season sale.

Maddison, who started his career with Coventry City, has been called up to the England national team on a couple of occasions, but on both instances, he has failed to earn any gametime under Gareth Southgate.

 





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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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Gareth Southgate slammed for selecting Manchester United star

Gareth Southgate slammed for selecting Manchester United star


Gareth Southgate news

Groves slams Southgate for persisting with Lingard


TalkSPORT pundit Perry Groves has slammed England manager Gareth Southgate for selecting Jesse Lingard despite his struggles with Manchester United this season.

The Red Devils attacker has failed to contribute a single goal or assist in the Premier League since the turn of the year but he was recently chosen by Southgate for the Three Lions on the basis of his recent efforts with the national side.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, Groves criticised Southgate for reverting from the policy of picking players based on their form for their respective clubs in the Premier League.

He added that Lingard should be nowhere near the national team as he has been struggling for form at the club level under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Jesse Lingard should be nowhere near that England squad, nowhere near. He must have bruises all over his body where he’s pinching himself regularly, because he shouldn’t be in the squad,” he said.

England are scheduled to face Bulgaria in their third game of the Euro 2020 qualifying phase tonight but Lingard won’t play any part in the encounter after being sidelined with an illness.





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Declan Rice makes Manchester United transfer claim

Declan Rice makes Manchester United transfer claim


Declan Rice news

Rice open to future United move?


West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has said that he has the credentials to play for Manchester United but he is not prepared for the challenge at the current point of time.

The England international has made impressive progress with the Hammers over the past year and he is now regarded as one of the constants in the national setup.

As such, there has been speculation linking him with a move to the Red Devils and speaking to Four Four Two, he has acknowledged that he would be tempted to join the club in the future.

“Don’t get me wrong, I think I’ve got the ability to play for a club like that. But it’s all about the timing and I don’t think the timing is right for me at all. I’ve still got so much to learn,” he told.

Rice has made three appearances for the England national side since switching his allegiance from the Republic of Ireland. He is expected to feature in the forthcoming games against Bulgaria and Kosovo.





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Alexis Sanchez speaks after Manchester United loan exit

Alexis Sanchez speaks after Manchester United loan exit


Alexis Sanchez news

Sanchez has no regrets over United move
Football Transfer Centre


Alexis Sanchez has said that he has no regrets over joining Manchester United despite failing to make an impression with the Old Trafford giants.

Sanchez’s move to the Red Devils from Arsenal in January 2018 was appreciated by the majority of the club’s faithful but he failed to adapt to the style of play with just five goals from 45 appearances.

As such, there was always speculation regarding his future at the club this summer and he is currently with Inter Milan for whom he has joined on a 10-month loan.

Speaking to BBC Sport, the Chile international has now said that he is glad to have joined the Red Devils and he has no regrets over making the move, he told:

“I’m very happy I went to Manchester United. I’ve always said that. It’s the club that has won the most in England. I wanted to join them and win everything. I don’t regret going there.”

Sanchez’s loan move to Inter sees him reunited with close friend and former United teammate Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian has, however, joined the club on a permanent deal from the Red Devils for a reported fee of £75m.





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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms exit of Manchester United defender

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms exit of Manchester United defender


Chris Smalling news

Smalling set for Roma loan move – Solskjaer
Football Transfer Centre


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Chris Smalling will be heading for a fresh challenge with AS Roma before the European transfer deadline.

The England international has been out of contention for a central defensive role since the start of the season with Solskjaer preferring Victor Lindelof and summer signing Harry Maguire.

As such, there had been the speculation that Smalling may head through the exit door and Solskjaer has now acknowledged that the centre-back will make the move to Roma on a temporary deal.

“It’s just come up the last couple of days, this opportunity [Roma] for Chris. At the moment we’ve got six fit centre-backs. I couldn’t promise Chris regular football. I think he’ll enjoy the experience over there,” he told MUTV.

Aside from Smalling, Alexis Sanchez has also made the loan departure to Inter Milan in the past 24 hours but both players are expected to return to Old Trafford next summer with no buy option included.





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Manchester United star out for four weeks through injury

Manchester United star out for four weeks through injury


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Manchester United star out for four weeks through injury

Shaw out for four weeks through injury


Manchester United defender Luke Shaw won’t be available for first-team selection over the next four weeks after picking up a hamstring injury.

The England international sustained the problem during the first half of the Premier League clash against Crystal Palace and that saw him replaced with Ashley Young in the 34th minute.

In the post-match press conference, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that he was hopeful over the 24-year-old’s comeback for the league clash at Southampton but that does not appear the case.

According to TalkSPORT, scans on the muscular injury have shown that he would require a lengthier recovery period and he is now expected to miss the league games against Southampton, Leicester City and West Ham United.

United have made a disappointing start to the current season and they have accumulated a tally of just four points after the first three matches in the Premier League.

They have reinforced the defence over the summer with the signings of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire but there are still concerns in the attack department with the limited attempts on target.





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Manchester United plan January bid for England attacker

Manchester United plan January bid for England attacker


James Maddison news

Maddison wanted by United in January


Manchester United will reportedly make an approach to sign James Maddison from Leicester City when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.

The Red Devils suffered a 2- 1 loss to Crystal Palace in the recent league clash and this has already left them five points behind table-toppers Liverpool.

According to The Mirror, the club are likely to recruit a creative playmaker in the New Year after failing to do so during the recently-concluded transfer window.

The same report suggests that Maddison has been earmarked as the prime target but the club may struggle to find the breakthrough over a transfer deal with the Foxes.

The east Midlands outfit played hardball over the negotiations for Harry Maguire until a £80m fee was agreed earlier this month and it is claimed that the Foxes would demand a similar fee for Maddison.

Still, they have generally been reluctant to lose their players at the midstage of the season and they are most likely to reject the advances from the Red Devils.

Maddison bagged seven goals and seven assists in his maiden Premier League season last term. He has started the new season in good form with two assists from three appearances.

 





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