Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly identified an Italian Serie A star as his top defensive target ahead of the upcoming transfer window in the New Year.
According to the publication from trusted English transfer news platform Daily Express, the Portuguese tactician has made Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar his no. 1 defensive target when the transfer window reopens in January.
Mourinho is seeking to bring stability and consistency to his defence ahead of the second half of the current campaign.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss was keen to beef up his defence in the summer but a transfer didn’t materialise for any of his centre-back targets.
The Reds Devils were strongly interested in European stars like Jerome Boateng of Bayern Munich and Germany, Diego Godin of Atletico Madrid and Uruguay, Harry Maguire of Leicester City and England as well as Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur and Belgium.
Failure to sign a new centre-back has proved costly for Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United side.
The Red Devils have conceded 21 goals in just 12 league games and only kept one clean sheet in the Premier League.
With this in mind, Mourinho has identified Skriniar as a top transfer target to boost his defence.
The 23-year-old Slovakian international has impressed for his Inter Milan side in this campaign.
Deal Close: Inter Agree £175k p/w Contract With Lukaku
Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan have agreed to terms with Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku as they close in on a deal for him this summer.
The salary agreement between Inter Milan and the player was revealed by the Daily Mirror.
Inter Milan are pushing for a summer move for Belgian international star Lukaku who’s no longer dispensable at Manchester United.
The aforementioned publication further revealed that Inter Milan are hoping to secure his transfer for £50m which is still far from the £70m valuation placed on the player by senior Manchester United officials.
Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will be made the Inter Milan manager in the coming days and he’s said to have requested for the signing of the aforementioned Lukaku.
Conte will return to the Inter Milan dugout as a replacement for Luciano Spalletti who has run his course with the Nerazzurri.
Romelu Lukaku has three years left on his Manchester United contract at the moment but that’s not expected to get in the way of Inter Milan in their quest to sign the all-time leading goalscorer for the Belgian national team.
The 26-year-old scored 12 league goals for Manchester United during the recently concluded Premier League season but his output was only enough for sixth position.
Former Chelsea boss eyeing United’s want-away striker
The interest in Belgium international and Man United striker Romelu Lukaku by the Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan has been confirmed ahead of the summer transfer window.
Romelu Lukaku has not been favoured in the Man United team under manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer as he failed to put up a good performance in the course of last season with just a few goals to boast of.
However, it has long been reported that Romelu Lukaku seeks to leave the Old Trafford and now his wish could be granted with claims that he is on the list of that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaher wants to show the way out.
It is therefore suggested that Romelu Lukaku will not be left without suitors as the new Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is a big fan of the Belgium international and would insist on having him.
Antonio Conte has got plans to rebuild the Inter Milan team to be able to challenge Juventus for the Serie A title but that will only happen with the presence of quality players.
However, Romelu Lukaku is not alone in the wish list of the former Chelsea boss with Nigerian international Victor Moses also mentioned as his number one targets for the coming season.
Revealed: Arsenal To Step Up Interest In 7-Goal Playmaker Next Week
North London giants Arsenal will reportedly step up their interest in Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Fraser by next week.
This is according to the publication from the Independent which claimed that the Gunners will firm up their interest in Fraser after the Europa League clash with London rivals Chelsea next week.
Arsenal will face Chelsea in an all-English Europa League final billed for Baku in Azerbaijan on Wednesday night.
The Gunners can seal qualification for the Champions League next season by beating the Blues in the Europa League final.
On their part, Chelsea have qualified for Europe’s premier club competition via a third-placed finish at the end of the just concluded Premier League season but manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed his desire to end the campaign with a silverware in the Europa League.
Chelsea are also interested in a move for the aforementioned Fraser but the Gunners are in pole position to sign the Scottish international player.
Other major Premier League clubs like Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in him.
Ryan Fraser was one of the best players for the Cherries during the just concluded Premier League season after he scored seven goals and provided 14 assists.
He has one year left on his contract with Bournemouth.
Done Deal: In-Demand Defender Offered €14m Per Annum By Man Utd
Premier League giants Manchester United have offered highly rated Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt a huge contract offer in their quest to sign him this summer.
According to Spanish newspaper Sport, De Ligt has been offered a whopping sum of €14m on a yearly basis in their bid to sign the young defender.
It was revealed that the Red Devils are prepared to even offer the Dutch international centre back more money to secure his signing ahead of the other interested clubs.
Other major European sides like Spanish champions Barcelona, Italian Serie A champions Juventus, Premier League champions Manchester City and French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are all keen on a transfer for the in-demand De Ligt.
Five-time European champions Barcelona were thought to be the overwhelming favorites to land him but the Catalan giants have not been able to close out a deal for him.
This is mainly due to the financial demands required to sign the young Dutchman.
Matthijs De Ligt has left a lasting impression on Ajax Amsterdam since he became the skipper last year.
He’s expected to leave the Dutch Eredivisie giants this summer after leading Ajax to the domestic double (Dutch Eredivisie title and the Dutch Cup).
Revealed: Solskjaer Wants Quartet Out Of Manchester United
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the exit of four players this summer according to the report from the Daily Mirror.
It was revealed that Solskjaer is determined to make a big clear out this summer and at least four players are likely to be victims.
Juan Manuel Mata, Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo and Romelu Lukaku could leave Manchester United this summer according to the aforementioned publication.
Manchester United had a season to forget after missing out on a trophy as well as Champions League football.
The Red Devils ended the just concluded Premier League campaign in sixth position after a five-game winless run till the end of the season.
Spanish playmaker Juan Mata will be a free agent this summer and several clubs are already on his trail.
European clubs like Barcelona, Newcastle United, Arsenal are all keen to take him on a free transfer upon the expiration of his contract at Manchester United.
Italian international Matteo Darmian has seen little action at Manchester United in the last one year and he has been linked with a return to Italy with clubs like Inter Milan and Juventus.
Marcos Rojo had battled with fitness problems in the past months and the Argentine international could leave Old Trafford this summer.
On his own part, Belgian international Lukaku has been linked with Inter Milan despite the fact that he has three years left on his Manchester United contract.
Transfer Cry: Bayern Urged To Sign Arsenal Target
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has urged the Bavarian giants to make a move for Manchester City winger Leroy Sane amidst the talks over his long-term future at the Etihad Stadium.
At a press conference on Wednesday via Goal, Robert Lewandowski talked about his desire to play alongside Leroy Sane.
The German international winger has been linked with a move away from Manchester City with two years left on his contract.
Manchester City are prepared to sell him if he does not put pen to paper on a new deal with the Citizens not prepared to take the risk of the player running down his contract till next summer or the summer of 2021 when he’ll be a free agent.
He has been linked with a return to Germany with Bayern Munich as well as a move to North London giants Arsenal.
Leroy Sane became a Manchester City player in the summer of 2016 after joining from German Bundesliga club Schalke 04.
The 23-year-old had been a big part of the successes recorded by Manchester City in the last two seasons.
Sane was instrumental to the Manchester City team that won both the Premier League and the Carabao Cup last season before playing his part in the domestic treble triumph this season.
He scored 10 goals and provided 10 assists in 31 appearances in the Premier League this term.
Bad Move: Arsenal Legend Says NO To Ozil Sale
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright is adamant that the sale of star player Mesut Ozil this summer will be a bad move from the club.
The Arsenal legend talked about Mesut Ozil and transfers during his recent interview as monitored by Goal.
Recent reports had claimed that Arsenal manager Unai Emery is looking to move several first team players on during this summer’s transfer window.
The Arsenal boss wants to sell Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan but he’s aware that finding a new club for both players would be difficult mainly because of their outrageous wages.
German World Cup winner Ozil has two years left on his contract at Arsenal and the Gunners will struggle to find a buyer for him due to his £350,000 per week salary.
The former Real Madrid and Werder Bremen player reiterated his desire to stay at Arsenal for the remainder of his contract in his last interview.
On his part, Henrikh Mkhitaryan earns £170,000 per week at the Emirates Stadium but he has not lived up to his hefty weekly pay with his performances for the Gunners.
For now, the target for Unai Emery and his Arsenal Players is to deliver the Europa League trophy at the expense of London rivals Chelsea.
Deal Close: Man City On Verge Of €60m Transfer For Man Utd Target
Premier League champions Manchester City are closing in on a big money move for Juventus defender Joao Cancelo.
This is according to the widespread reports coming out of the media in Portugal.
It was revealed that the Citizens are on the verge of announcing a deal for Portuguese international right-back Joao Cancelo.
According to the publication from Portuguese media portal Record, Manchester City are closing in on a €60m for Joao Cancelo.
The Juventus player has previously been linked with a move to Manchester United but it seems like the Red Devils will miss out on his transfer to city rivals Manchester City.
Manchester United have made the signing of a new right-back the top transfer priority this summer and Joao Cancelo was one of the several right-backs being considered by the Old Trafford outfit.
Antonio Valencia, Diogo Dalot and Ashley Young were the right-backs at Manchester United during the recently concluded league season but they all failed to establish themselves in that position.
On their part, Manchester City have a more stable right-back in Three Lions of England star Kyle Walker but manager Pep Guardiola is keen to provide more competition for him in the shape of the aforementioned Joao Cancelo.
Confirmed: £50m Transfer Fee For Arsenal Target
South London giants Crystal Palace have reportedly slapped a big transfer fee on highly rated defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka in their quest to ward off the interest of other clubs like North London giants Arsenal.
This is according to the specific publication from the London Evening Standard which claimed that Crystal Palace are taking a hard stance on Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
It was revealed that Crystal Palace have slapped a £50m transfer fee on the England junior international.
Arsenal are not the only club interested in a move for the Crystal Palace right-back.
Premier League champions Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United have also previously indicated their interest in the 21-year-old defender.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka could be the long-term replacement for Cesar Azpilicueta on the right side of the defence at Chelsea.
He broke into the Crystal Palace XI at the start of the season and never looked back afterwards.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka displaced the experienced Joel Ward as the first choice right-back at Selhurst Park.
He churned out several impressive performances for the Eagles throughout the course of the just concluded Premier League season and was rightly rewarded with the Player of the Season Award at Crystal Palace ahead of more established professionals like the skillful duo of Ivorian international Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend.
Confirmed!!! Glazers receive seven transfer demands from Solskjaer
The latest report claims that the English Premier League outfit Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has tabled seven names to the Glazers as the players he would want to sign in the summer transfer window.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has just been handed the job as the Red Devils boss but he has not impressed within the short spell which is why he is given the support needed after he claims he wants to rebuild the team for the second season.
A total overhaul is expected at Man United this summer window on the demands of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after he expressed disappointment in their inability to be committed to the club, a development that cost them the Champions LEgsuer for next season.
However, amongst the names reported to be submitted is Swansea star player Daniel James as it is claimed that the deal is as good as done while Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is also on the wish list.
It is also reported that Leicester City’s Harry Maguire and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Bruno Fernandes and Joao Felix are all on the list.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might let go of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku and others who are keen to part ways with the Red Devils.
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