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Mourinho Must Splash €28M To Sign Star With 12 Goals Already This Season

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Manchester United splashed huge cash to bring Romelu Lukaku to Old Trafford from Everton during the summer transfer window.

And although he quickly adapted to life at Old Trafford by besting some early records set by some United’s legends like Ruud van Nistelrooy and Eric Cantona, Lukaku is currently out of form.

Additionally, Armenian star player Henrikh Mkhitaryan has also been poor in recent weeks, and it is telling on the club.

In such a case, it is advisable to sign a new attacker when the winter transfer window open, as this will add more quality to Jose Mourinho’s team.

Although the Old Trafford club have been linked with various players ahead of the winter window, one player Mourinho should focus on is Napoli’s Dries Mertens.

The player has been linked with the red devils for some time now, and it was made known that he has a release clause of €28 million in his current contract at Napoli.

Mertens is a versatile player who can effectively play anywhere in the attacking third.

He has been in superb form at his club this season, helping Napoli sit on the top spot of the Serie A table.

In 18 games in all competitions for Napoli, the 30-year-old has scored 12 goals and has provided 7 assists.

This is the type of player Mourinho needs in his squad to help win the title at the end of this season.

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Juventus In Talks With Man Utd For Quality Attacker

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Paolo Dybala

Italian Serie A champions Juventus have reportedly opened talks with Manchester United over one of their players.

This is according to popular Italian news outlet Tuttosport which revealed that Juventus are in talks to sell petite attacker Paolo Dybala.

Juventus are said to be in talks with two clubs.

The Italians have been in negotiations with French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and English club Manchester United for the aforementioned player.

Dybala has not resolved his future at Juventus since the Old Lady appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager.

Sarri left Chelsea for Juventus this summer after just one season with the west London giants.

The Italian tactician has penned a three-year deal at Juventus until the end of the 2021/22 season.

Paolo Dybala is still on holidays after his exertions for Argentina at the recently concluded COPA America tournament in Brazil.

Hosts Brazil emerged as champions while Dybala and Argentina finished the tournament in the third position ahead of immediate past champions Chile.

Brazil won the tournament on home soil after a 3-1 win over surprise finalists Peru.

Paolo Dybala is expected to return to Juventus in the coming days after his holiday.

The rest of the Juventus are in the United States at the moment for the International Champions Cup (ICC).

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Inter Milan Offer Tempting Swap Deal For Romelu Lukaku

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Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan have offered a tempting swap deal in their chase of Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku this summer.

This is according to the latest reports coming out of the Italian media.

Romelu Lukaku has emerged as the top transfer target for Inter Milan who are keen to end the Serie A dominance of rivals Juventus.

Italian champions Juventus sealed an eighth straight league title at the end of last season as the likes of Inter Milan,  Napoli and AS Roma.

New Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has requested for the signing of the aforementioned Lukaku as he tried to build a squad capable of usurping Juventus at the top of the Italian football.

Conte wants Lukaku to be the man to lead his frontline in the new season but the financial demands from Manchester United could prevent a deal.

Inter Milan have had several bids turned down by Manchester United who want to recoup the money spent on him.

The Red Devils spent £75m to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton in 2017.

The latest bid from Inter Milan is a swap deal of €65m plus Nerazurri winger Ivan Perisic who has previously been linked with Manchester United.

The latest bid form Inter Milan was confirmed by Calciomercato.

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Liverpool Midfielder Casts Doubt On Contract Extension

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Liverpool midfielder James Milner has thrown his future at the club into serious doubts after he admitted that he could leave the club at the end of the new season.

James Milner and Liverpool are currently on the preseason tour of the United States (US).

The veteran Liverpool midfielder spoke to reporters about his future at the club as he revealed that senior Reds officials were not ready to sit down for a new contract when he reached out to them last season.

James Milner is the assistant Liverpool captain, while compatriot Jordan Henderson is the club skipper.

He became a Liverpool player in the summer of 2015 when he joined the club on a free transfer from Premier League champions Manchester City.

The 33-year-old has contributed immensely to the recent successes recorded by Liverpool in both the Premier League and the Champions League.

He scored seven goals and also added seven assists in 45 games for Liverpool in all competitions last season as the Reds emerged as the Champions League winners via a 2-0 win over fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

In total, James Milner has scored 22 goals and also provided 36 assists in 177 games for Liverpool in all competitions over a four-year period.

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