Manchester United will kickstart the 2018-19 season when they face Leicester City this evening.
The Red Devils failed to add to their squad yesterday, though, they have earlier signed three players — Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant.
José Mourinho will be hoping to win the Premier League for the first time since he took over from Rio Ferdinand as the club’s manager in 2016-17 season.
For him to achieve this longtime dream, the Portuguese manager must start on winning note by defeating the Foxes, who were busy throughout the transfer market.
Unlike their United, the Foxes added five new players to the squad and the new players would be hoping to get some minutes of action against the Red Devils.
Here is how United might lineup later today :
Having returned earlier than expected from the world cup, David De Gea is set to start between the sticks.
DARMIAN is set to start due to Antonio Valencia’s absence, he would pair up with BAILLY at the heart of the defense. LUKE SHAW and VICTOR LINDELOF, who was awesome for Sweden at the Mundial, complete United’s defensive setup.
Young midfielder SCOTT MCTOMINAY could be given the chance to feature from the start in place of Nemanja Matic, who is injured while new signing FRED would be given his competitive debut by the Portuguese manager.
A.PEREIRA, who was loaned out to La Liga last season will start alongside JUAN MATA to complete a four-man midfield.
ALEXIS SANCHEZ will start against the former Premier League Champions later tonight and he would be paired with MARCUS RASHFORD, who cut short his vacation to join the team ahead of the season opener.
In summary, below is Mourinho’s probable starting Eleven against Claude Puel’s Leicester City
De Gea; Darmian, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw; McTominay, Fred, A.Pereira; Mata, Rashford, Alexis
Inter Milan Eyeing Plan B For Romelu Lukaku
Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan have reportedly lined up a plan B in the event that they are unable to sign Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.
This is according to the publication from popular Italian transfer news portal Corriere dello Sport which revealed that Inter Milan will move for Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata in the event that they are unable to sign the aforementioned Lukaku.
It was revealed via La Gazzetta dello Sport that Inter Milan will move onto Zapata in seven days time if they are unable to sign Manchester United star Lukaku.
Recent reports already said that Inter Milan will make a new offer for Lukaku this week after Manchester United rejected the previous offers from the Italians.
The planned new bid from Inter Milan is £60m plus bonuses.
Romelu Lukaku has previously talked about his desire to experience Italian football and he might need to wait if the two clubs don’t agree on a transfer fee for him.
The 26-year-old has agreed on personal terms with Inter Milan.
Duvan Zapata is an older alternative for Lukaku as the Colombian international is 28 years old.
The Atalanta striker was in devastating form for the Bergamo club last season with 23 goals and seven assists in 37 Italian Serie A games.
AS Roma Agree On €19m For Arsenal Target
Italian Serie A giants AS Roma have reportedly agreed on a €19m bid for Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout.
The agreement for the midfielder was revealed by Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
It was also revealed that the Romans have been given permission by Fiorentina to discuss personal terms with the player.
French midfielder Jordan Veretout was previously linked with a move to Arsenal earlier this summer as the Gunners try to sign a replacement for Aaron Ramsey who has left for Juventus.
Welsh international Ramsey became a Juventus player at the start of this month.
The 28-year-old has signed a four-year deal at Juventus until the end of the 2022/23 season.
Aaron Ramsey spent over a decade as an Arsenal player before he left this summer.
The midfielder joined Arsenal as a teenager from English Championship club Cardiff City in 2008 after the Gunners won the race to sign him ahead of Manchester United.
The Gunners paid around £4.8m for his transfer.
During his time at Arsenal, Ramsey won three FA Cup titles.
He won the FA Cup title in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Ramsey scored the winning goal during the 2014 FA Cup final against English Championship side Hull City and the 2017 FA Cup final against London rivals Chelsea.
AS Roma Confirm Interest In Man Utd Top Target
Italian Serie A giants AS Roma have confirmed their interest in Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld.
According to the club’s sporting director Gianluca Petrachi via Italian media outlet Football Italia, Roma want to sign Toby Alderweireld this summer.
He also said that former Tottenham Hotspur director Franco Baldini could use his influence to sign the Belgian international defender.
Toby Alderweireld has a release clause of £25m in his current contract with the North London giants.
AS Roma are in need of a new centre back ahead of the 2019/20 season billed for next season after the sale of Kostas Manolas earlier this summer.
Greek international Manolas joined fellow Italian Serie A club Napoli in a swap deal which saw midfielder Amadou Diawara move in the other direction.
Kostas Manolas was a key player for AS Roma for five years until the summer.
The Greek centre back had joined Roma from Olympiacos in 2014.
Toby Alderweireld could be the replacement for him at Roma.
Apart from a £25m release clause that becomes ineffective for the final two weeks of this transfer window, Toby Alderweireld has one year left on his contract with Spurs.
He made 50 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur during the last campaign.
Again! Celtic Turn Down Arsenal Bid For Kieran Tierney
Scottish champions Celtic have rejected an offer from Premier League giants Arsenal for one of their defenders.
Arsenal have made the signing of a new left-back top priority this summer and Celtic defender Kieran Tierney is said to be the top transfer target for that position.
The Gunners had earlier made an opening offer of £15m for Tierney which was swiftly rejected by Celtic.
The Scottish champions want an upfront transfer fee of £25m before they can sanction the move for Kieran Tierney who’s highly rated in and around European football.
According to the Daily Record, the Gunners made a second offer for the Scottish international left-back at the weekend and that it has been rejected just like the first bid.
The second offer from Arsenal is an upfront transfer fee of £18m plus £7m in add-ons totaling the £25m fee demanded by Celtic but it was turned down by the Scottish champions.
Celtic want an upfront payment of £25m rather than the latest Arsenal offer of £18m.
Another bid closer to the upfront payment of £25m is expected from Arsenal in the coming days.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is keen to add a new left-back to his squad before the new season.
Sporting Lisbon Demand £70m, Man Utd To Officially Make Bruno Fernandes Transfer
Portuguese Super League giants Sporting Lisbon have demanded £70m from Manchester United for midfielder Bruno Fernandes according to the newest reports in the British media.
Bruno Fernandes has emerged as the top midfield target for Manchester United this summer.
According to the publication from the Daily Mirror, Sporting Lisbon have turned down a big offer from Manchester United.
It was revealed that the Portuguese giants are holding out for £70m for Bruno Fernandes.
The offer made by Manchester United is £50m which is still £20m short of the Sporting Lisbon valuation.
But According to the Independent United are confident of signing Fernandes to Old Trafford but deep down they know they would have to pay more than £50million to land the smart central midfielder.
It was also revealed that Fernandes himself is keen on making the transfer move to Old Trafford.
Manchester United are one player short in the midfield following the exit of Ander Herrera this summer, Bruno Fernandes could be the man to replace the Spanish international.
The Portuguese international star showed that he would be more than capable to replace Ander Herrera at Manchester United.
Ander Herrera spent five years at Old Trafford before leaving on a free transfer this summer.
He has joined French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) on a five-year deal until the end of the 2023/24 season.
Bruno Fernandes was in very good form for Sporting Lisbon last season and he can replicate the same form for the Red Devils in the new season.
He scored 32 goals and also added 18 assists in 53 appearances for Sporting Lisbon last season.
PL Club Agree £40m Deal For Man Utd Target
Premier League club West Ham United have agreed on a fee for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastian Haller.
The agreement was confirmed by the German Bundesliga club earlier on Tuesday.
Eintracht Frankfurt also confirmed that the player is on his way for his medical with the Hammers.
The London giants agreed on a £40m deal for the French striker.
Sebastian Haller was previously linked with a move to three-time European champions Manchester United as a possible replacement for striker Romelu Lukaku.
Belgian international Lukaku is said to be closing in on a move to Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan after agreeing to personal terms with the San Siro outfit.
Manchester United will have to look for a replacement for Lukaku elsewhere with the Hammers close to solving their striking problems with the signing of Sebastian Haller.
West Ham United have tried to sign many striking targets this season especially Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez.
The Hammers were unable to get the Maxi Gomez deal over the line.
Sebastian Haller will be the direct replacement for Marko Arnautovic at West Ham after the Austrian international sealed a £23m deal to China earlier this summer.
He scored 20 goals and also provided 12 assists for Eintracht Frankfurt in all competitions last season.
Arsenal Will Release Laurent Koscielny On One Condition
North London giants Arsenal will release wantaway defender Laurent Koscielny this summer on one condition according to Sky Sports.
Arsenal skipper Laurent Koscielny has been down tooled at the club after he was not granted his request to leave the club on a free transfer this summer.
The French international refused to embark on the preseason tour of the United States (US) with the rest of the Arsenal squad.
Sky Sports revealed that Arsenal officials will only let Laurent Koscielny leave the club if their terms are met.
The Frenchman has one year left on his current deal at Arsenal and senior club officials will demand a sizeable fee for him from interested clubs.
French Ligue 1 sides like Lyon, Bordeaux and Rennes are all keen on the Arsenal skipper who has been made to train with the Arsenal youth team as a consequence of his action.
The club has also opened disciplinary proceedings against him due to his no show for the aforementioned US tour.
Laurent Koscielny has been at Arsenal for nine years having joined the club in the summer of 2010.
Since his transfer from Lorient to Arsenal nine years ago, the French defender has made 255 Premier League appearances for the Gunners.
Spurs In Talks To Re-sign Man Utd Target In €60m Deal
Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly in talks to sign one of their former players Gareth Bale.
According to trusted Spanish newspaper Marca, Spurs are in talks with Real Madrid to sign Gareth Bale in a deal could be as much as €60m.
It was revealed that both clubs will share the salary of the Welsh international.
Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid will share the player’s wages at 50-50.
The Real Madrid forward has three years left on his current deal and his agent Jonathan Barrett had earlier said that Bale wants to honour his contract despite being transfer-listed.
Real Madrid are keen to sell some of their unwanted players like Gareth Bale to raise funds this summer after their transfer splurge in May and June.
Gareth Bale was a Tottenham Hotspur player until the summer of 2013 when he joined the Los Merengues on the back of a stellar season at the club.
Tottenham Hotspur received a then world-record fee of £85.3m for the player who snubbed the advances of Manchester United.
The North London club has uncharacteristically spent money this summer and former player Bale could be the next player to sign this summer.
Spurs have already spent a club-record £63m on midfielder Tanguy Ndombele whom they signed from Lyon this summer.
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