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Liverpool open talks to sign 23-year-old pacey winger

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English Premier League giants Liverpool are reported to have opened talks with Italian Serie A side Inter Milan in a bid to sign prolific forward Keita Balde in winter transfer window which reopens in coming weeks.

Liverpool are in need of more options at the wing and Keita Balde has been favoured as the best option with the Merseyside club confident that a deal could be struck.

Having had good experience with Sadio Mane who joined from Southampton, Liverpool are optimistic that a deal for Keita Balde who is also from Africa will fall through.

Keita Balde moved to the Italian side from French outfit Monaco and has since established himself in the club as one of the finest players for the Nerazzurri side.

With just 5 games under his belt this season, Keita Balde has scored 3 goals in addition to 2 assists to complete the number.

He is expected to cost more than the £30 million release clause he has in his contract as he has given a display that worth more than the value.

However, it is believed that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is unfazed by the price as he is desperate to have a deal struck as soon as possible so that he can stand a better chance of winning a title this term.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.

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Mino Raiola Casts Doubt Over Paul Pogba Exit

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Manchester United fans have cause to celebrate over star player Paul Pogba after the latest interview with his agent Mino Raiola.

When asked about Paul Pogba and the transfer rumours linking him with a move to other European sides like Juventus and Real Madrid, Mino Raiola failed to confirm that his client will leave Manchester United this summer.

According to him, he’s taking the situation on a daily basis.

Mino Raiola had earlier said in June that Paul Pogba was on his way out of Manchester United but the Frenchman is still at the club till now.

Manchester United are yet to receive any offer for the 26-year-old despite the intense transfer interest from former club Juventus and Real Madrid.

He spoke about a possible exit from Old Trafford shortly after Pogba told reporters in Tokyo that he wants to try a new challenge elsewhere.

Paul Pogba became the most expensive player in world football when he returned for his second spell in 2016.

The record has since been beaten by Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar.

Pogba came through the Manchester United Academy before he left the club to Italian side Juventus in the summer of 2012 while he was a teenager.

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Man Utd Advised To Sign Free Agent This Summer

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Premier League giants Manchester United have been told to sign former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill in the quest to solve their much publicised defensive issues from last season.

Former Premier League defender Danny Mills has told both Arsenal and Manchester United to sign Gary Cahill who’s a free agent.

Former Leeds United and Manchester City right-back Mills talked about Gary Cahill while he was on British radio TalkSport.

Gary Cahill is without a club after his Chelsea contract ran out at the end of last season.

The retired England international spent over seven years at Chelsea before he left the club this summer.

Chelsea signed Gary Cahill from Bolton Wanderers during the winter transfer window in 2012 for £7m.

The former Aston Villa player went on to win the Champions League title with Chelsea in 2012 just some months after joining the West Londoners.

He also won two Premier League titles as well as two Europa League titles during his time as a Chelsea player.

Gary Cahill assumed the captaincy role at Chelsea after club legend John Terry left two seasons ago.

Danny Mills believes that Cahill will do a good job at Manchester United or Arsenal who conceded 54 goals and 51 goals in the Premier League last season.

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Man Utd Transfer Ruled Out For Brazilian Star

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Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar won’t join Premier League giants Manchester United this summer according to the Daily Mirror.

Neymar is said to be fed up with life in Paris and he’s ready to leave this summer.

According to the aforementioned report, Manchester United are one of the clubs monitoring his situation at the Parc des Princes but the player is not open to the idea of moving to Old Trafford.

His preference is a return to Spanish champions Barcelona this summer after two years at PSG.

Neymar became the most expensive player ever when he left Barcelona to join PSG in the summer of 2017.

The Catalans were almost powerless to prevent the transfer from happening after PSG activated the €222m (£198m) release clause on his then contract at Barcelona.

Neymar has admitted that he made the wrong decision to leave Barcelona two years ago and he wants to make amends after his controversial exit.

The 27-year-old suffered several injury problems during his time at PSG till date but that has still not stopped him from scoring 51 goals in just 58 games for the Parisians in all competitions.

His two seasons with the French champions were ended by long-term injuries.

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Brendan Rodgers Plays Down Man Utd Move For Star Player

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has downplayed the much publicised Manchester United move for star player Harry Maguire.

The 26-year-old English international centre back is a major transfer target for the Red Devils this summer.

He has been a long-term target for Manchester United dating back to last summer.

Rodgers spoke about Harry Maguire shortly after the preseason win over Scunthorpe on Tuesday night.

According to him, Leicester City don’t have to sell Harry Maguire this summer despite the interest from fellow Premier League outfit Manchester United.

Manchester United have been turned down on several occasions in their quest to sign Harry Maguire.

The Red Devils had a £70m bid rejected earlier this month with Leicester City said to be holding out for £90m.

Leicester City want a world-record transfer fee for Harry Maguire.

Liverpool centre back Virgil Van Dijk is the current record recipient at £75m following his move from Southampton in January 2018.

Virgil Van Dijk has more than repay that transfer fee after his key role in their Champions League triumph last season.

The Dutch international helped the Reds win a sixth European title courtesy the 2-0 over fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in their final clash in Madrid.

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Man Utd Defender Targeted As Lovren Replacement

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Italian Serie A giants AC Milan are reportedly eyeing a move for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly as a possible replacement for top transfer target Dejan Lovren.

Croatian World Cup star Lovren plays his club football for reigning European champions, Liverpool.

Dejan Lovren was part of the Croatian national team that surprised a lot of football fans by reaching the final of last summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament.

Lovren and Croatia were beaten 4-2 by eventual champions France.

AC Milan want to sign Dejan Lovren this summer but they have baulked at the £18m asking price from Liverpool.

According to Italian news outlet, Tuttosport, Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is the new target for AC Milan who want to sign a new centre back this summer.

Eric Bailly has battled several injury problems during his time at Old Trafford and the latest report from the Daily Telegraph confirmed that Manchester United are open to his sale.

He has one year left on his current deal at Manchester United.

Bailly had signed a four-year contract when he joined the Red Devils from Spanish La Liga club, Villarreal.

Apart from Ivorian international Eric Bailly, AC Milan are also eyeing alternatives like Fabian Schar (Newcastle United) and Matija Nastatic (Schalke 04).

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PL Club Retain Interest In £20m Rated Liverpool Winger

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English Championship club Leeds United still retain an interest in Liverpool winger Harry Wilson this summer according to the publication from media portal Hitc.

According to the Scottish Sun, Leeds United manager, Marcelo Bielsa was a spectator during the last Liverpool game.

Liverpool and Bradford City played together in a club friendly at the weekend and Argentine tactician Bielsa was on hand to run the rule over Harry Wilson.

It was also revealed that Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United are interested in signing Liverpool midfielder Ryan Kent who spent last season on loan at Scottish Championship club Rangers.

Ryan Kent impressed a great deal as Rangers finished the last Scottish Premiership season in second place.

He won the PFA Young Player of the Year Award at the end of the season.

For Harry Wilson, the £20m-rated Liverpool winger also impressed while he was on loan at Derby County last season.

The Welsh international star made a big impact on the Derby County team under former manager Frank Lampard who has since left to join Chelsea.

Lampard is the new Chelsea manager on a three-year deal.

The 41-year-old was formerly a player for Chelsea and he’s their all-time leading goalscorer with 211 goals.

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Spurs Pull Out Of Race To Sign Arsenal Target

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North London giants Tottenham Hotspur have pulled out of the race to sign Saint Etienne defender William Saliba according to the newest reports coming out of the media in the United Kingdom.

William Saliba has sparked the bidding war between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in recent weeks but it seems like the Gunners have won the race to sign the young French defender.

According to Sky Sports, Spurs have pulled out of the race to sign the 18-year-old centre back.

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal made the same €30m bid for the player but his preference for the Gunners tipped the transfer in favor of the 2006 Champions League finalists.

William Saliba wants to join Arsenal this summer though he’s expected to return to French club Saint Etienne on loan for just one season after his signing has been confirmed.

He enjoyed a breakthrough season for Saint Etienne in the last campaign which saw him make 16 league appearances for his French club as they finished in fourth position.

Saint Etienne narrowly missed out on Champions League football.

Only the top three teams qualified for the Champions League.

Lyon, Lille and French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) all finished ahead of Saint Etienne.

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Man Utd Ready To Offer Player Plus Cash In Maguire Deal

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Premier League giants Manchester United are ready to offer one of their players in a swap deal for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire according to the latest reports emanating from the British media.

The Leicester City star has emerged as a top defensive target for the Red Devils this summer.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Manchester want to offer defender Phil Jones in a bid to get the Harry Maguire deal over the line.

Manchester United have been on the trail of Harry Maguire since last summer when he performed well for the England national team at the FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

Maguire was part of the England team that reached the semifinals at the tournament.

England finished the tournament in fourth place.

Harry Maguire has spent two seasons at Leicester City since his transfer in the summer of 2017.

He joined the Foxes from Hull City in a £17m deal.

The English centre back has been a key player for Leicester City since 2017.

He helped the Foxes to a top-nine spot at the end of the latest Premier League season.

Apart from Manchester United, Manchester City were also interested in Harry Maguire before they were priced out of a transfer for him.

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