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Confirmed! Man United Open To Sale Of £30m Rated Defender

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Three-time European champions Manchester United are reportedly open to the idea of selling defender Eric Bailly ahead of the upcoming transfer window billed to start as from next month.

This is according to the publication from popular English news portal Metro.

Ivorian international centre back Eric Bailly is already attracting interests from a lot of European heavyweights.

Arsenal, AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur have all been mooted as potential transfer destinations for the 24-year-old but it remains to be seen whether the Red Devils would want to sanction his sale to top four rivals like Arsenal and Tottenham.

Manchester United have made the signing of a new centre back the priority when the January transfer window reopens.

It was also revealed that they want to sell both Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo to fund a transfer for a new centre back.

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has emerged as the top defensive transfer target for Manchester United.

Koulibaly, 27, is one of the best centre backs in European football.

The Senegalese international player has grown to be a key component of the Napoli squad since he signed for the Italian Serie A giants from Belgian champions Genk in 2014.

Latest reports claim that Manchester United are ready to splash £100m on him after two bids had earlier been rejected for the player.

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EPL: Why Crystal Palace Defeated Man Utd Revealed

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Crystal Palace hero Patrick Van Aanholt has revealed why the Eagles were able to hand Manchester United their first loss of the new Premier League season.

Manchester United were beaten 2-1 at home by a stubborn Crystal Palace team.

After the game, Dutch international left-back Van Aanholt, who scored the winning goal said that his team picked up because they played really well against hosts Manchester United.

Former Chelsea defender Patrick Van Aanholt scored the winning goal of the game in added time after capitalising on a mistake from underfire Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

Crystal Palace were well organised from the blast of the whistle and their goals came as a result of mistakes from Manchester United players.

The Eagles took a shock lead at the Theatre of Dreams after Ghanaian international Jordan Ayew pounced on a mistake from Victor Lindelof in the first half.

Crystal Palace midfielder Luka Milovojevic handed Manchester United a lifeline when he fouled fellow midfielder Scott McTominay in the box.

Marcus Rashford missed the resulting penalty as hit the inside of the post with his spot kick.

Manchester United went on to score an equaliser through a moment of brilliance from summer signing Daniel James before Pogba’s mistake led to concession of the three points to Crystal Palace.

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Arsenal: Mustafi’s Father Gives Transfer Update

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The agent/father of Arsenal defender Shkrodan Mustafi, Kuhtim has provided a transfer update on the player as the European transfer market draws to a close.

Shkrodan Mustafi has been told to look for a new club as the German international centre back is surplus to requirements at Arsenal.

Gunners boss Unai Emery has told him to look for a new club.

According to the Spanish tactician, Shkrodan Mustafi is not part of his long-term plans at the Emirates Stadium and it would be best for him to look for a new team.

In a statement released by the player’s father and agent, Kuhtim Mustafi via the UK Mirror, the ex-Valencia, Sampdoria centre back wants to stay at Arsenal but he’ll have to look for a new team since that’s the best solution for both parties (Arsenal and the player).

Mustafi has been linked with clubs like AS Monaco FC of France and AS Roma FC of Italy.

Egyptian international midfielder Mohamed ElNeny is also in the same situation like what’s obtainable with Shkrodan Mustafi.

The ex-Basel FC of Switzerland player has been told to look for a new club.

Both Mustafi and ElNeny have not been involved in the Arsenal games this season.

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EPL – What Frank Lampard Said About First Chelsea Win

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New Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was delighted to bag the first win of his managerial career at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard had a successful career as a Chelsea footballer and the former club midfielder is back in a managerial capacity with his beloved team.

He bagged his first victory as a Chelsea manager following the 3-2 win over newly promoted Premier League team Norwich City at Carrow Road in the first of the league games played on Saturday.

After the game, Frank Lampard expressed his delight with the win before pointing out that Norwich City were a tough opposition and that they will win a lot of home points on their return to the Premier League.

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham was the hero for the Blues after he scored two goals for his team including the winning goal in the second half.

It was the first pair of goals scored by the Chelsea Academy graduate.

Another young Chelsea player, Mason Mount was also on target for the West London giants.

During his post-match press conference, Frank Lampard also provided an injury update on Pedro Rodriguez who pulled up during warm-up before the game.

According to his manager, the Spanish international forward suffered a hamstring injury.

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What Solskjaer Said About Rashford’s Missed Penalty In Crystal Palace Defeat

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had his say on the missed penalty from Marcus Rashford during the disappointing penalty loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Crystal Palace secured a first league win at Manchester United for the first time in three decades with a 2-1 win thereby recording their first victory of the new Premier League season.

After the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talked about the missed penalty while he was fielding questions from reporters.

He was asked about the penalty miss from Marcus Rashford during his post-match presser.

According to him, he doesn’t want to get caught up in the penalty drama involving Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba before adding that penalties are there to be scored and missed as well.

Former Manchester United striker Solskjaer also revealed that he missed several penalties during his successful football career.

Marcus Rashford is in the spotlight after he missed a second half penalty which hit the inside of the crossbar.

Manchester United were one-nil down at that point thanks to the first half strike from Jordan Ayew.

The Red Devils equalized through a wonderful goal from summer signing Daniel James before Patrick Van Aanholt won it for Crystal Palace in added time.

Paul Pogba also missed a second half penalty during the league game at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night.

 

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Nacho Monreal Agrees On Deal To Return To Spain

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Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal has agreed on a deal to return to the Spanish La Liga this summer.

The Premier League transfer window ended two weeks ago but Monreal can still leave Arsenal before the European transfer window ends on September 2.

According to Marca, Spanish top flight side Real Sociedad have agreed on a deal to sign him.

It was revealed that Real Sociedad have offered him a two-year deal with the option of a third year.

Nacho Monreal has one year left on his Arsenal contract at the moment.

The Gunners are keen to offload fringe players like Shkodran Mustafi and Mohamed ElNeny before the European transfer window shuts and Nacho Monreal could leave as well.

His playing time at Arsenal will almost certainly reduce with the summer signing of Scottish international left-back Kieran Tierney.

The Scottish defender was signed from Celtic FC of Scotland in a deal reported to be around £25m.

Kieran Tierney is injured at the moment but the new Arsenal defender is expected to return to action before the end of next month.

Nacho Monreal was in action for Arsenal as they lost to hosts Liverpool earlier on Saturday.

Monreal and Arsenal suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

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