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Liverpool linked with last gasp 60 million pounds for star.

The transfer window is set to slam shut on Thursday midnight but it appears there may be one last blockbuster move with reports claiming Liverpool are set to submit a bid of 60 million pounds for Lyon’s Nabil Fekir.

The World Cup winner appeared on the verge of  sealing a 53 million pounds move to Merseyside earleir on the summer

But plugs were pulled out on a deal as the English club expressed their concerns over the Frenchman’s worrisome knee injuries.

The Reds alternatively tried renegotiating the transfer fee with Lyon but the Ligue 1 outfit were reticent on lowering the agreed sum which ultimately led to the deal reaching an impasse.

Notwithstanding, the stalling of the move has not stopped rumours from swirling that a move could still on the cards as Lyon’s chairman Jean-Michel Aulas and the player seem eager on the deal being wrapped up.

And according to claims from the Daily Mail, Liverpool would seek to lay in a last-gasp bid for the playmaker prior to the end of the transfer window.

The Premiership outfit have bolstered their ranks with top quality additions this summer but manager Jurgen Klopp recently hinted the club could seek to finalize a final arrival before the eleventh hour.

The move for Fekir if completed would represent a source of relief to the German as he is still actively searching for a suitable replacement for the departed Philippe Coutinho and the unreliable Adam Lallana.

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Report: Arsenal Reject Opening Offer For Midfielder

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North London giants Arsenal have rejected the opening offer from Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid for one of their midfielders.

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is attracting serious interest from Diego Simeone with the Atletico Madrid boss said to be a fan of the petite Uruguayan international.

Italian journalist Matteo Pedrosi said that the Gunners turned down the opening offer of a loan deal from Atletico Madrid for Lucas Torreira.

Atletico Madrid wanted to sign the Gunners midfielder on loan with an option to sign him on a permanent deal.

The Spaniards are cash strapped at the moment and they need to release some of their players to fund the signing of new players like Lucas Torreira.

Arsenal are interested in Thomas Partey from the Atletico Madrid squad thus making the potential deals for Torreira and Partey almost straightforward.

Lucas Torreira signed for the Gunners in 2018 following the £26m transfer from Sampdoria in the Italian top flight.

Arteta has preferred midfielders like Granit Xhaka, Mohamed ElNeny, Joe Willock and Dani Ceballos ahead of Torreira.

The Uruguayan international was left out of the Arsenal squad for the opening league game at Fulham which ended in a 3-0 away win for the Gunners.

He was also conspicuously absent for the second league game of the season, a 2-1 win at home to West Ham United.

 

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Gary Neville Demands Man United Strengthen In Key Position After Palace Defeat

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has urged the club to strengthen a key position in the team on the back of the humiliating defeat suffered at the hands of Crystal Palace.

Gary Neville talked about Manchester United and what they need to do in the transfer window on Sky Sports at the weekend.

The former Red Devils skipper was hugely disappointed as Crystal Palace claimed a second successive away victory at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

He said that Manchester United need to sign a new centre back during this transfer window if they are to achieve their targets for this season.

Gary Neville urged the club to sign a new centre back to partner skipper Harry Maguire at the heart of the Manchester United defence.

His defensive partner Victor Lindelof was culpable for the three goals scored by Crystal Palace in what was the opening game of the season for Manchester United.

Crystal Palace had beaten Manchester United 2-1 at the same venue and they repeated the same outcome of an away win in week two of this season’s Premier League campaign.

Former Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha was the star of the game as he netted two second-half goals to give Palace a 3-1 win over their hosts.

Fellow winger Andros Townsend had given Palace an early lead before Zaha added a second goal from the penalty spot in the second half.

New Manchester United signing Donny Van De Beek pulled one back to give his team a lifeline before Zaha sealed the points some minutes later.

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Man Utd Transfers: Jesse Lingard To Tottenham Hotspur

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Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard has been linked with a surprise transfer to Premier League rivals Tottenham in recent days and renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano has given an update on his situation.

The Italian journalist revealed via his official Twitter account that Jesse Lingard could possibly join Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur on one condition.

He said Spurs’ move for Lingard is dependent on whether fellow England international Dele Alli leaves the North London outfit.

Jesse Lingard had earlier been linked with a £30m transfer to North London as he is a player interesting Spurs’ boss Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho and Lingard worked together at Old Trafford when the former was the Manchester United manager. The Portuguese tactician is ready to sell Dele Alli and he wants Jesse Lingard to replace him in the Spurs squad.

Dele Alli started well when Jose Mourinho was named Tottenham Hotspur at the end of last year but his form has dropped off in recent weeks.

He has been left out of the last two Premier League matchday squads by Jose Mourinho and was rejected by Real Madrid as part of discussions that saw Spurs sign both Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale last week.

French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan have been linked with Dele Alli.

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Report: Ex-Premier League Attacker Offered To Manchester United

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Manchester United have been offered the opportunity to sign Watford attacker Ismaila Sarr according to reports from 90min after Liverpool ended their interest in the player.

Ismaila Sarr was a Premier League player until the end of the last campaign when his Watford side suffered relegation.

The Independent had earlier revealed last week that both Liverpool and Manchester United are interested in the Senegalese international.

The Reds were in pole position to sign the 22-year-old until Watford quoted over £50m as his transfer fee and that £40m should be paid as the initial fee for the deal.

The Premier League champions opted to sign Portuguese international Diogo Jota from Wolves in a £45m deal.

With Liverpool out of the picture as far as the signing of Ismaila Sarr is concerned thus leaving Manchester United with the opportunity to sign the former Rennes attacker.

Watford signed Ismaila Sarr from Rennes in a £30m deal.

Sarr could be the answer to Manchester United’s problems on the right wing.

He scored five goals and also provided six assists in 22 starts in the colours of Watford in his first season as a Premier League player.

Sarr is easily Watford’s prized asset and he’s expected to leave the club in this transfer window.

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Transfer: Man United’s priority changes following defeat

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If the words of former Man United Gary Neville are to be followed by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, then the priority of the club in the summer transfer window will now change.

The Red Devils’ priority has been the signing of England international winger Jadon Sancho with a lot of time spent on his negotiation but there is yet to be any headway for a deal to be sealed.

Man United started their Premier League campaign on a bad note as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon with an awful performance.

Former Man United Gary Neville is now of the opinion that the Red Devils cannot afford to make a winger their top target as he claims that they need a centre-back more than other departments.

While lamenting the quality of the team, he was quick to say that the Red Devils cannot win the Premier League with the current setup of the team, stressing that the combination of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof cannot be trusted.

According to Gary Neville, Man United need a mobile, quick, dominant, centre-back that will pair with either of the two and that must be done before the end of the summer transfer window to save the season.

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Tottenham to raid United of English midfielder

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North London club Tottenham are obviously not done with transfer activities as they are reported by Daily Star Sunday to be interested in the signature of Man United’s midfielder Jesse Lingard.

Two of Tottenham’s transfer this summer has a link with Man United as they were also targets of the Red Devils but the North London outfit was fast in making the decision and taking the steps.

It would be recalled that Man United were reported to have held talks with Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon but he ended up agreeing on a deal with Tottenham after holding talks with Jose Mourinho.

The same story was heard of Wales international Gareth Bale who decided in favour of the North London club ahead of the old Trafford, a development that hurts Man United.

Now, it is reported that Tottenham will raid United, not for their target but for their player as they are keen on having a stronger team this season to be able to compete for titles.

The 27-year-old English midfielder has been tipped to be sold for £30 million if any deal is to happen between the two clubs this summer transfer window but what is really unknown is if the Red Devils agree to release Jesse Lingard to Tottenham.

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Leeds United eyeing Man United’s Daniel James

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Leeds United are reported to be monitoring the situation with Man United winger Daniel James and will make an attempt to snap him up if he is available for sale in this summer transfer window.

Daily Star Sunday claims that should he become surplus to the requirement under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Leeds United will take up that opportunity to make a move for him as they are interested in his service.

Daniel James only joined Man United from Swansea City in 2018 and there have been controversial ratings of the player, despite his speed and quality which makes him linked with a move away from the club.

However, much of his potential is yet to be seen at Man United but there are already moves by the club to bring in another winger in this summer transfer window with Jadon Sancho as the top target.

While a deal for Jadon Sancho is proving very difficult, it is understood that the Red Devils will still sign a winger this window as an alternative.

After suffering a 3-1 defeat against Crystal Palace on Saturday, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that his team will have to make more signings to be able to win.

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Man United seem to have come in terms with Romero over future

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Man United player and goalkeeper Sergio Romero seem to have agreed on the decision to part ways this summer window as the player seeks a new challenge elsewhere.

It is understood that the Argentina international has been unhappy at the club since he was snubbed by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the semi-final defeat they suffered against Sevilla in the Europa League last season.

More to it is the fact that he has been relegated to the third choice with the arrival of Dean Henderson at the club after being an understudy goalkeeper for several years.

SunSport has been reliably informed that the 33-year-old will now be leaving the club this summer window with the Red Devils also agreeing to his wish to move on.

It is also reported that the Red Devils chiefs are open to him leav8ing and are working on finding a new club where he will have a regular playing time with the first-team.

Meanwhile, we expect to see a fight for the first-team shirt between Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea and Dean Henderson this season as the latter is keen on taking up the No.1 role after his return from a season-long loan.

Spanish La Liga outfit Valencia are reportedly ready to pay £6 million for the service of Sergio Romero.

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