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Matteo Darmian

Latest transfer reports from Italy say Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is on his way out of the club as he seeks a return to the Serie A. The reports of his move away are becoming rampant in the Italian media but his destination at this time has not been confirmed.

It is believed the Italian international’s return to his home country is only a matter of time as AS Roma, Napoli and Juventus have all been credited with interests in the Man United man.

The 28-year old is no more than a squad player at the moment for the club, as Man United boss Jose Mourinho does not see the Italian as one of his more important players.

The Italian press now reports that Darmian has ‘no feeling with Mourinho’ and will be leaving the Old Trafford sooner or later.

However a January move away seems very unlikely unless Man United are able to sign a new player in the fullback areas, as Mourinho will want to keep his squad big for the second half of the season.

Despite saying this, Darmian’s current contract with United runs out in the summer of 2019 and in terms of a transfer fee, the closer he gets to the end of his contract the less Man United will most likely receive.

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Arsenal Eyeing 22-Year-Old Italian Shot Stopper As Cech Replacement

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Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a transfer for young Italian shot stopper Emil Audero as a potential replacement for veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech.

Retired Czech Republic international goalkeeper Cech will leave Arsenal at the end of the season having announced his retirement from football last week.

The 36-year-old is undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers of his generation.

Petr Cech became a Chelsea legend after playing a major role in several titles won at Stamford Bridge over the last two decades.

He joined Arsenal in 2015 in a reported £10m deal from rivals Chelsea after losing his place to Thibaut Courtois.

Cech started this season as the number one goalkeeper in the Arsenal team before an injury paved the way for summer signing Bernd Leno to displace him.

According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio via Caughtoffside, Arsenal are plotting a transfer for Emil Audero who’s currently on loan at Italian Serie A club Sampdoria from Juventus.

The 22-year-old came through the ranks at Juventus before breaking into the first team in 2016.

Audero has been a key member of the Sampdoria team since he joined the club on loan at the start of the season.

He has made 20 appearances for Sampdoria who are in the top half of the Italian Serie A table at the moment.

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Arsenal Initiate Contact To Sign 27-year-old Midfielder

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Premier League giants Arsenal have contacted European champions Real Madrid over the transfer availability of midfielder James Rodriguez.

This is according to the publication from the popular English media outlet Independent.

It was revealed that the Gunners made contact with the Champions League holders through intermediaries and that Real Madrid want to use the Colombian international star as a makeweight in a potential deal for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen.

Real Madrid are keen to secure the signing of Christian Eriksen from Tottenham this summer and James Rodriguez could be an important factor in that transfer but it remains to be seen whether Spurs would be interested in the former AS Monaco and FC Porto player.

James Rodriguez is on a two-year loan deal at German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich having joined the Bavarian giants from Real Madrid at the start of last season.

The loan deal will expire at the end of this season though it has been suggested that James Rodriguez could leave Bayern six months earlier after his relationship with manager Niko Kovac suffered in recent weeks.

Arsenal could secure his signing on loan at least until the summer with the Gunners not open to a permanent transfer this month as confirmed by club manager Unai Emery.

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Arsenal Transfer News: Italian Journalist Provides Update On Denis Suarez

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Italian journalist Nicolo Schira has provided a transfer update on Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez over his potential move to North London giants Arsenal.

According to Schira of Gazzette dello Sport, Denis Suarez can secure his transfer to Arsenal after Barcelona completed the move for Ghanaian international Kevin-Prince Boateng.

The 33-year-old has joined Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona on loan from Italian Serie A side Sassuolo.

The transfer will become a permanent one in the summer for €8m only.

Nicolo Schira provided an update on Denis Suarez on his official Twitter handle as monitored by popular English news outlet Daily Express.

Denis Suarez is keen to reunite with Arsenal manager Unai Emery in North London having worked with him at Sevilla.

The 25-year-old played for Unai Emery during the 2015/16 season while he was the manager of the Spanish La Liga club.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has already confirmed that the Gunners don’t have funds to sign players thus restricting the North Londoners to possible loan signings.

Recent reports revealed that Denis Suarez will join Arsenal before the end of this January transfer window with the obligation for the Gunners to make the loan deal a permanent one when it expires this summer.

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Arsenal Want Two Loan Deals In January, Journalist Reveals

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Experienced BBC journalist David Ornstein has revealed that North London giants Arsenal are targeting two loan deals between now and the end of this January transfer window.

Ornstein also revealed that Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez is one of the players that the Gunners are looking to sign on loan this month.

He made this revelation on his official Twitter handle as monitored by popular English news outlet Daily Star.

Arsenal can only sign players on loan in this transfer window with the Gunners current experiencing lack of funds for transfers.

Gunners boss Unai Emery had confirmed the inability of the club to sign players permanently earlier this month in one of his pre-match press conferences.

Speaking ahead of the FA Cup third round clash at English League One outfit Blackpool, Unai Emery revealed that Arsenal can only make loan signings this month.

Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium through his Spanish club prefers a permanent transfer over the loan contract been proposed by the Gunners.

Both clubs are expected to reach a loan transfer agreement with the obligation to make it permanent at the end of the loan deal this summer.

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La Liga Expert Reveals Defender Hunt For Arsenal

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Spanish La Liga expert Guillem Balague has revealed that Premier League giants Arsenal want to sign a defender in the current January transfer window.

Experienced journalist Guillem Balague made the revelation on his transfer show via the Daily Star as he said that the Gunners’ hunt for a defender has held up the much publicised transfer for Barcelona star Denis Suarez.

It was further revealed that the defender hunt embarked upon by Arsenal is not necessarily for a centre back.

Guillem Balague said that the aforementioned Denis Suarez will only leave the Nou Camp for Arsenal.

Barcelona have already told the Gunners that they will only sanction a loan deal transfer for the remainder of the season if Arsenal will sign the Spaniard permanently.

Denis Suarez is keen to leave Barcelona in search of more playing time after failing to secure a spot in the Barcelona XI under manager Ernesto Valverde.

He has played in just one Spanish La Liga game in this campaign.

The one-cap Spanish international player wants to reunite with Unai Emery at Arsenal having already played under the former Almeria and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) during his time with former Europa League winners and La Liga club Sevilla.

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Man United Reject Juventus Offer For Darmian

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Three-time European champions Manchester United have rejected an offer from Italian Serie A champions Juventus for defender Matteo Darmian.

According to Italian transfer news portal Tuttomercatoweb, Juventus made a loan offer of €2m for Matteo Darmian with an option to make the transfer permanent at the end of the loan contract for just €8m.

The Juventus proposal was swiftly rejected by the Red Devils who were holding out for a €4m loan fee in addition to the condition that the Italians must sign the 29-year-old at the end of his loan move.

Apart from Juventus, Italian international defender Matteo Darmian has also been strongly linked with Serie A giants Inter Milan.

Darmian has been on the fringes of the Manchester United team for the majority of his footballing career at Old Trafford.

The Italian fullback is a utility player that can effectively play as a left-back or a right.

He signed for Manchester United from Italian Serie A side Torino in the summer of 2015 while Dutch tactician Louis Van Gaal (LVG) was still the manager.

Jose Mourinho replaced LVG in 2016 but Darmian still failed to break into the team.

The same trend has continued into the interim regime of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

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Man United Transfer Boost As Man City Pull Out Of De Jong Chase

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Manchester United have been handed a big transfer boost after city rivals Manchester City pulled out of the race to sign one of their transfer targets.

Popular media outlet Metro claim that the Citizens have pulled out of the chase for highly rated Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Frenkie De Jong.

Manchester City were said to have opted out of the race for De Jong after French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) entered the race to sign the player.

De Jong, 21, has previously been touted as a possible midfield addition to the playing squad at Old Trafford.

The Manchester United midfield was in the spotlight earlier in the season when Jose Mourinho was the Red Devils manager.

Frenkie De Jong is one of the hottest properties on the European football scene after his series of impressive outings for his Dutch Eredivisie side Ajax Amsterdam.

He has been a key player for Ajax for the majority of the last two seasons.

De Jong played a big role in the Ajax team that reached the first knockout stage of the Champions League this season.

Ajax will face Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid for a spot in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

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Done Deal! Man United Star Signs New Contract

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Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has put pen to paper on a contract extension at Old Trafford thereby putting a loan transfer to Scottish Premiership side Celtic in serious doubt.

It was announced on Monday that the young midfielder has signed a new contract until the end of the 2022/23 season with the option of an extra year until 2024.

He had earlier been linked with a loan move to Scottish champions Celtic despite the fact that Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that the young midfielder will stay at Old Trafford for the rest of the season.

Scottish international McTominay has been linked with a loan transfer away from the club following his inability to feature for the Manchester United team consistently.

He has played just eight times for the Red Devils this term including two appearances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ex-Norwegian international striker Solskjaer was appointed the interim Manchester United manager for the rest of the season following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho.

Scott McTominay has found it hard to break into the first team under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 22-year-old has played in two of the seven games under Solskjaer who has settled for the midfield trio of Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic.

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Inter Milan Join Man United In Bid To Sign Steven Bergwijn

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Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan have joined Manchester United in the race to sign PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn.

According to the report from Dutch publication De Telegraaf, the Nerazzurri want to sign the two-cap Dutch international.

Steven Bergwijn has been in superb form for Dutch Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven after netting nine goals and providing eight assists in 17 appearances this season.

The initial €20m (£17.6m) valuation of the player will definitely increase with the interest of both Manchester United and Inter Milan.

The aforementioned publication also revealed that PSV are reluctant to sell him and that a possible transfer out of the club will have to wait till the end of the season.

Manchester United have sent scouts to run the rule over Steven Bergwijn on many occasions including the 2-2 draw with Emmen FC on Sunday.

The Red Devils might have to wait till the summer for a potential deal with PSV for him though it remains to be seen whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will still be the Manchester United manager.

Solskjaer has a short-term contract until this summer with the likes of Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid), Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur) and Zinedine Zidane all linked with the vacant managerial position at Old Trafford.

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Man United Face Chelsea Threat For Teenage Forward Antoine Semenyo

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Manchester United will have to contend with Premier League top four rivals Chelsea in their quest to sign young forward Antoine Semenyo.

The Daily Mirror claim that Chelsea have made an enquiry about the 19-year-old.

Antoine Semenyo is on loan at League Two side Newport County from Championship club Bristol City.

Manchester United have been monitoring the player who has been in superb form for Newport County.

The Red Devils had earlier sent scouts to run the rule over the striker in December.

He made his debut for the Robins (Bristol City) towards the end of last season.

Since joining Newport County, Antoine Semenyo has scored six goals for the club.

He was part of the Newport County team that stunned Premier League club Leicester City in the FA Cup earlier this month.

Newport County are in the fourth round of the FA Cup after they defeated Leicester City 2-1 at home.

Antoine Semenyo would definitely be a signing for the future at Manchester United who have enough firepower in attack.

Romelu Lukaku is the second most expensive footballer in the history of Manchester United but the Belgian striker has not been able to secure a starting spot under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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