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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.

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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.

The writer is a passionate Man United fan. He has good insights into the world of football especially the English Premier League.

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Atletico Madrid Join Man Utd In Race To Sign 195-Goal Striker

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Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid have reportedly joined the keenly contested race to sign Paris Saint Germain (PSG) striker Edinson Cavani.

This is according to the latest reports emanating from the media in Italy.

Edinson Cavani has less than a year left on his contract at PSG and it remains to be seen where his long-term future lies.

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The specific publication from popular Italian news portal Calciomercato said that Spanish giants Atletico Madrid are the latest club to show interest in the 32-year-old attacker.

The likes of Manchester United, former club Napoli, Inter Milan and Italian Serie A champions Juventus were mentioned as those untested in a deal for Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguayan international striker has scored 195 goals for French champions PSG in seven seasons but he’s battling to prove his fitness this season.

Cavani has not played for two months due to a serious hip injury.

His manager at PSG, Thomas Tuchel, has talked about the possibility of the player signing a new deal at the club.

As it stands, Edinson Cavani can start to talk with clubs outside France about a free transfer move next summer as from the start of the New Year.

Edinson Cavani has played for clubs like Palermo and Napoli during his football career.

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Premier League: Predicted Chelsea XI vs Newcastle United

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Former European champions Chelsea have the opportunity to make the top four in the Premier League for the first time this season when they take on Newcastle United at home.

It is one of the week nine games in the Premier League and the match is billed for Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

Chelsea have won their last two games in the Premier League and they could make it three wins in a row.

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The Blues have not managed three victories on the bounce in the league this season though it must be pointed out that the Premier League is just two months old.

They face a Newcastle United side that has been largely unpredictable this season under new manager Steve Bruce.

Newcastle United have failed to beat any team outside the traditional top six since the start of this Premier League season.

The Magpies have won just two Premier League games this season and they have been against traditional top six teams.

Newcastle United stunned Spurs at home via a 1-0 win last month before repeating the same scoreline at home to Manchester United in their last league game.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma, Marcos Alonso; Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley; Mason Mount, Willian, Tammy Abraham.

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Chelsea Suffer Triple Injury Blow Ahead Of Newcastle United Clash

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Chelsea will be without three players for their Premier League clash with Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The Blues have won their last two games in the Premier League and the target ahead of the Newcastle United game is to make it three league wins on the trot.

Their quest to record a third successive Premier League victory has not been helped by the news that three players will miss the game.

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The likes of Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante and Andreas Christensen will miss the game against the Magpies at home.

German international centre back Rudiger has barely been fit since the back end of last season when he sustained a serious knee injury during a league game at the home of Manchester United.

He has recovered from that knee injury but the former AS Roma player recently picked up a groin injury and will miss the Newcastle United game.

On his part, French World Cup winner Kante sustained an injury while he was on international break with his country and will miss the game against Newcastle United.

Andreas Christensen also picked up an injury while he was on international duty with Denmark and that injury will force him to miss the Newcastle United game.

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Chelsea Handed Major Boost On The Injury Front Ahead Of Newcastle United Clash

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West London giants Chelsea have been handed a major injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Newcastle United.

Chelsea host the Magpies in a week nine clash in the Premier League and they could have Emerson Palmieri back in the squad for the game.

Brazilian-born Italian international Emerson Palmieri has recovered from the muscle injury that saw him miss one month of action.

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The left-back sustained the injury while he was on international duty with Italy last month.

The former AS Roma player is back in full training ahead of the visit of the Magpies on Saturday evening.

In his absence, Marcos Alonso has deputized for him at left-back.

Marcos Alonso was the undisputed Chelsea left-back before the Spaniard was dethroned by Emerson Palmieri towards the end of last season while Maurizio Sarri was the Blues manager.

Sarri was replaced by Frank Lampard in the summer after the Italian tactician took the managerial job at Juventus.

Since he became the Chelsea manager this summer, former Blues midfielder Frank Lampard has opted for Emerson Palmieri ahead of Marcos Alonso.

Emerson Palmieri was part of the Chelsea squad that won the Europa League title last season by beating Arsenal in the final.

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Ex-Man Utd Star On Target In Thumping Win

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Argentine international Angel Di Maria was the star of the show as French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) extended their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table.

Di Maria scored a brace as PSG beat OGC Nice 4-1 away from home to open up a five-point gap at the top of the French Ligue 1 table.

The in-form winger gave PSG a 2-0 at the halftime interval before Ignatius Ganago pulled one back for the home side in the second half.

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Nice suffered double setback after both Wylan Cyprien and Christophe Herelle were sent off thus reducing the hosts to nine men.

Wylan Cyprien was sent off for two yellow cards before the aforementioned Herelle got his marching orders via a straight red card.

PSG capitalized on the numerical advantage with two late goals from Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi.

Di Maria has been in very good form for PSG this season after netting seven goals in all competitions including a return of four goals in ten league games.

The Argentine star signed for PSG in the summer of 2015 in a 44 million pounds deal from Manchester United.

He spent just one season at Manchester United while Dutch tactician Louis Van Gaal was the manager.

 

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See How United Are Faring In Their Negotiations With Ligue 1 Striker

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Manchester United are not just in the 12th position on the Premier League standings, they are also 18 goals behind their neighbors Manchester City who have scored 27 goals this season.

Nine goals from eight matches are unacceptable for United’s standard and Solskjaer is doing something to change the situation at Old Trafford.

The Norwegian boss is linked with some top strikers in the world including Mario Mandzukic, Zlatan Ibramovich, and Ligue 1 star Moussa Dembele.

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It was reported by the Mirror that the Premier League outfit are close to reaching a deal with Juventus for Croatia’s 33-year-old Mandzukic. But how are they faring in their mission to lure Lyon’s in-form striker Dembele to Old Trafford in January?

It is believed that Lyon are asking too much for the player’s services as they could place a huge £71m price tag on the France U21 international.

According to the report, United won’t give in to the asking price, but negotiations are still ongoing between both clubs.

As for Ibramovich, nothing concrete is coming out of Old Trafford as Solskjaer isn’t ready to re-sign the Sweden international who was with the Red Devils during Mourinho’s regime.

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Man Utd Considering January Move For Ex-Premier League Player

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Premier League giants Manchester United are considering a possible move for Juventus midfielder Emre Can ahead of the resumption of the transfer window next year.

This is according to the latest reports coming out of the media in the United Kingdom.

Manchester United are expected to boost their squad in the New Year after their poor start to the new Premier League season.

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The specific report from Sky Sports said that Manchester United want to sign Emre Can during the winter transfer window in two months time.

Emre Can was on the payroll of Premier League leaders Liverpool for four years before he left the club for Italian Serie A giants Juventus at the end of last season.

The German international midfielder joined Liverpool from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2014.

He left Liverpool after his contract with the Merseyside giants ended.

Emre Can signed for Juventus on a free transfer last summer.

He was a regular part of the first team under the managerial reign of Maximiliano Allegri but his situation has changed since the Italian manager was replaced by compatriot Maurizio Sarri at Juventus.

Emre Can is surplus to requirements in the Juventus midfield under Sarri.

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Former Premier League Manager Predicted United Vs Liverpool Outcome

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United vs Liverpool clash has always been one fixture everyone wants to watch due to the rivalry between both clubs, and the successes both clubs have achieved in the league since its inception.

Sunday offers football fans, coaches and pundits the opportunity to witness another epic battle between the two most successful Premier League sides as United welcome the Reds to the Theatre of Dreams.

Former players, coaches, football experts and fans have been analyzing the possible outcome of the encounter, and here is Harry Redknapp’s prediction.

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The former Tottenham manager believes the Reds would emerge the winner after 90 minutes of action because of their current form which has see them recorded eight back-to-back victories this season.

In his analysis, Redknapp reiterated that Solskjaer’s team didn’t have the required quality to withstand Liverpool’s threat judging by their recent form.

“They (United) do have the boost of Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka being available again, but the squad still looks light [in quality]”

He also stressed that the host lack creativity at the middle of the pitch and Pogba’s unavailability will add more to their woes against the Merseyside club on Sunday.

“A lack of creativity has been the main reason they find themselves down in twelfth position and Paul Pogba will now join goalkeeper David De Gea in missing out on this weekend’s huge match through injury.”

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