Controversial midfielder Paul Pogba has been mentioned as one of four players that are immune to transfers at three-time European champions Manchester United.
As reported by the Daily Express, French World Cup winner Pogba and three others are invincible to transfers in the eye of Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward.
Apart from the 25-year-old, the forward trio of Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial also made the list.
It was revealed that Ed Woodward would be reluctant to lose the aforementioned four players.
Paul Pogba was a controversial figure under sacked Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho as both parties battled for supremacy at the club.
In the end, Pogba had the last laugh in the wake of Mourinho’s unceremonious exit from Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho paid the price for a lacklustre start to the season.
He was responsible for Manchester United’s worst start to a Premier League campaign and he has since been replaced by former club striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Paul Pogba was benched for a lot of games in the last days of Mourinho but the player has regained his form under Solskjaer with two goals and three assists in just two Premier League games.
He was heavily linked with a move away from Manchester United with clubs like Juventus and Barcelona but that’s highly unlikely after the exit of his nemesis, Jose Mourinho.
Why Arsenal Need To Sign A New Striker This Summer
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been able to oversee a remarkable improvement in performances and results since the Spaniard was named the new manager of the North London club.
Arteta was part of the playing personnel at Arsenal for five years between 2011 and 2016 before he retired as the captain of the club.
He joined Pep Guardiola at Manchester City after his playing career had ended at Arsenal and was the assistant manager with the Citizens until the end of last year when the Gunners came calling for the second time.
Mikel Arteta had been interviewed for the Arsenal job in the summer of 2018 after the exit of legendary manager Arsene Wenger and he came close to getting the job before it was given to Unai Emery.
Spanish tactician Unai Emery didn’t last long in the job after his dismissal last year November. He spent just 16 months as the Gunners boss.
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Unai Emery left Arsenal in a bad state and Mikel Arteta has been able to resurrect the club from that slump in just two months but the Spaniard won’t be judged on this season.
Arteta will be critically analysed as from next season and he might need a new striker to make his work effective going by the form of Alexandre Lacazette.
French international Lacazette recently ended his drought in front of goal during the league game at home to Newcastle United.
Alexandre Lacazette has been below average in front of goal this season as the Gunners’ main striker. He has scored just eight goals in all competitions.
Arsenal and Mikel Arteta might need to sign a new striker that will score goals on a consistent basis if the team will achieve the targets of next season.
Top strikers like RB Leipzig star Timo Werner and Lyon hitman Moussa Dembele are expected to be available this summer, and Arsenal can take advantage by swooping on one of them.
Three Reasons Why Liverpool Won’t Sign Mbappe This Summer
Liverpool are closing in on a first league title in three decades after a sensational form in the Premier League this season but that has not stopped the Reds on working to bolster their squad for the new season.
The Reds are cruising to their first Premier League title ever after winning 26 of their 27 games this term to open up a 22-point lead at the top of the table.
Despite their dominance this season, Liverpool were able to boost their squad with Takumi Minamino from Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg and they have also been linked with a sensational transfer for Paris Saint Germain (PSG) hitman Kylian Mbappe.
Apart from the league, Liverpool have also won the UEFA Super Cup this season after the penalty shootout victory over Chelsea. The two teams shared a four-goal thriller at the end of regulation time and extra time.
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Liverpool have also added the FIFA Club World Cup title to their trophy haul after the tournament held in Qatar in December.
Liverpool fans have been dreaming about the prospect of Kylian Mbappe playing for their team but they may have to wait for some time before the transfer can happen due to these three reasons:
1. Too Expensive – Liverpool will have to break the bank if they want to sign a player like Kylian Mbappe who cost PSG around £166m to make the move to the French champions permanently having initially signed for the capital club on loan from AS Monaco.
2. Klopp’s Statement – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken about Kylian Mbappe and the prospect of signing him. According to the Reds boss, the club can’t afford the money required to sign Mbappe.
3. Fearsome Attack – Liverpool have a fearsome attack already and they don’t have an immediate need for a new high profile striker like Kylian Mbappe.
Man United ‘Only Three Signings’ Away From Challenging Man City, Liverpool Next Season
Manchester United have been told that they are three signings away from competing with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title.
Manchester City have won the last two Premier League titles, while Liverpool are on course to win the Premier League trophy for this season after a sensational league campaign till date.
Liverpool have 22 points more than Manchester City in second place with 11 league games left this season. Four more wins would be enough to win the league title this season.
Former Manchester United player Robbie Savage was responsible for the aforementioned statement on the Red Devils winning the Premier League again and what they have to do to achieve that.
In his column with the Daily Mirror, the footballer turned pundit advised his former club to make three quality signings in order to get to the level where the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City are operating at the moment.
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He went on to mention those three players required to challenge arch-rivals Liverpool and city rivals Manchester City.
According to Robbie Savage, Manchester United might need to spend £250m on three players namely Kalidou Koulibaly, Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho to get to the level of challenging for the Premier League title.
1. Kalidou Koulibaly – The Napoli centre back is expected to leave the Italian Serie A outfit this summer and Manchester United would be one of the clubs in the running to sign him. The Senegalese international has suffered many injury setbacks this season.
2. Jack Grealish – The Aston Villa skipper has been the star of his team this season and recent reports stated that the 24-year-old has given his go ahead for a potential move to Manchester United.
3. Jadon Sancho – The England international has painted Europe with goals and assists for the last two seasons. He is a major target for the Red Devils.
What Arsenal Boss Arteta Will Be Asking Mesut Ozil Before Making Transfer Decision
Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn has revealed the criteria that will decide whether playmaker Mesut Ozil will stay at the club beyond this summer.
According to him, new Mikel Arteta will have a discussion with Mesut Ozil in the summer and the outcome will determine whether or not the German will see out the final year of his contract at Arsenal.
It was revealed that Mikel Arteta will weigh up the defensive capability Ozil adds to the team before making his decision this summer.
Nigel Winterburn spoke to gentingbet about Mikel Arteta and Mesut Ozil.
Ozil has been at Arsenal since the summer of 2013 following his big money move from Real Madrid in the Spanish top flight.
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Arsenal paid around £42m for Mesut Ozil and it was their club-record as at then. That record has since been broken three times.
The arrival of Ozil ushered in a new era at Arsenal under legendary manager Arsene Wenger. The Gunners had gone eight years without any form of trophy but that ended with the presence of Ozil that season as the North London club went on to win the 2014 FA Cup title after their come from behind win over Hull City in the final.
Mesut Ozil has been the main man at Arsenal throughout his career at the club until the start of last season when Unai Emery replaced Arsene Wenger as the Gunners boss. The German World Cup winner struggled to get along with Unai Emery and that saw him play a small role under the Spanish manager.
Ozil was dropped from the Arsenal squad for several games under Unai Emery but that situation has changed for the better under Mikel Arteta within two months of his appointment.
He scored his first goal of this season in the league win over Newcastle United last weekend.
Arsenal Warned They Have To Settle For £40million Transfer Fee For This Attacker
Arsenal have been warned that they might need to cash out on star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.
According to club legend Nigel Winterburn via Gentingbet, the Gunners will need to sell Aubameyang in the summer if he does not extend his contract at the club.
The Arsenal skipper has just one year left on his Arsenal deal at the moment and his long-term future at the Emirates Stadium is in serious doubt.
Aubameyang addressed those transfer rumours of a move away from Arsenal earlier this season as he pointed out that his commitment is to the North London club especially since the arrival of new manager Mikel Arteta.
Former Gunners midfielder Mikel Arteta has been able to turn the fortunes of Arsenal around for the better in comparison to where the club was when he took over the first team in December 2019.
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According to ex-Arsenal left-back Nigel Winterburn, his former club might need to settle for a transfer fee of £40m for Aubameyang this summer and that they have to sell him to avoid a free transfer move when his contract expires in 2021.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left Borussia Dortmund in Germany for Arsenal in January 2018 in a £57m deal. His transfer was a club record as at then.
Since his transfer to Arsenal, the Gabonese international has scored 58 goals in 94 matches in all competitions. In addition, he has 13 assists from those games.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has spent a large portion of his playing time on the wings as present and past Arsenal managers have not been able to accommodate him and Alexandre Lacazette upfront at the same time.
His position might not influence his decision as to the Gunners’ failure to qualify for Champions League football since he became an Arsenal player.
Manchester United and Barcelona have both been touted as his next destination in recent weeks.
Bruno Fernandes Transfer Details Confirmed Including Jorge Mendes’ Fee
Manchester United made one of the most expensive signings of the January transfer window after they splashed the cash to recruit Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.
The details of the transfer has now been made public by CMVM, Portuguese Securities Market Commission, via Portuguese newspaper A Bola.
According to the media outlet, Manchester United have paid an initial fee of €55m (£46m) for the Portuguese international midfielder and that they could receive up to €25m (£21m) in add-ons.
Sporting Lisbon inserted a sell-on clause in the contract that makes them get 10% of his next transfer fee. Former club Sampdoria FC of Italy also benefitted from a similar arrangement as they collected part of his transfer fee to Manchester United.
It was also revealed that around €5.5million (£4.61m) was paid to intermediaries for the transfer to go ahead and this said money was split between super-agent Jorge Mendes’ Gestifute agency and PositionNumber.
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PositionNumber is the agency that represents Bruno Fernandes and managed by Miguel Pinho, who’s his brother-in-law.
In the end, Sporting Lisbon got €34.13m (£29m) from the Bruno Fernandes transfer to Manchester United after all the other parties have collected their monies.
Bruno Fernandes has had a good start to his football career at Old Trafford and has already made three appearances across all competitions including two starts in the Premier League.
He made his Manchester United debut just two days after joining the Red Devils on January 30.
Bruno Fernandes played his first game in the red and white of Manchester United during the goalless draw at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
He went on to provide an assist in his second game for the Red Devils during the 2-0 win at Chelsea in their league clash on Monday night.
Harry Maguire wrapped up the result for Manchester United in the second half after Anthony Martial had given his team the lead via a first-half header.
EPL: Liverpool Legend Gives Verdict On Klopp Selling Salah This Summer
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has given his verdict on the news that manager Jurgen Klopp could sell star forward Mohamed Salah in the summer as he bids to add new players to the Reds attack.
The former Reds defender was surprised that Liverpool will think about selling Mohamed Salah who’s the topscorer at the club this season.
Jamie Carragher believes that Liverpool won’t sell Salah this summer before adding that Klopp will sign new players to improve his frontline ahead of next season.
It had been reported that Liverpool wants to sign both Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner.
Jadon Sancho plays his club football for Champions League last 16 recipient Borussia Dortmund, while Timo Werner plays his club football for another Champions League last 16 recipient in RB Leipzig.
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Liverpool have been linked with the club-record £120m swoop of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund as the Reds want the young England international to return to the Premier League.
On his part, Timo Werner will set Liverpool back to the tune of £42m for his transfer from RB Leipzig to England next season.
The two players would cost around £162m and the possible sale of Mohamed Salah could fund the two transfers.
Timo Werner is also a target for both Chelsea and Manchester United though the petite German striker is said to favour a move to join Jurgen Klopp and his players at Anfield.
Jadon Sancho is also in the same situation with Chelsea and Manchester United also interested in him. He was a Premier League Player at Manchester City before his exit three years ago.
Liverpool are clearly not ready to relax despite a spectacular league season that has seen the Reds fail to win just one game. They have a 22-point lead over the chasing pack in the league with 11 games left.
Why Jadon Sancho Is A Perfect Fit For Manchester United
Manchester United are one of the teams in the Premier League keen to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho who has been in devastating form for his team for the better part of the last two years.
Recent reports claimed that Manchester United are ready to spend more than £100m on the 19-year-old England international and he has shown that he has the quality to be the right fit for the Red Devils.
Jadon Sancho was on the books of city rivals Manchester City before he made the decision to leave the Premier League champions in search of regular first team opportunities.
The Three Lions of England winger signed for Borussia Dortmund in 2017 and that decision has been the right one for his career.
Sancho became the youngest player to scored 25 league goals in the German Bundesliga earlier this season. He has scored 13 goals and added 13 assists in 20 league matches.
He has been able to form a potent partnership with new Borussia Dortmund signing Erling Haaland. Both players showed their potent partnership during the Champions League last 16 first leg clash at home to French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
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Borussia Dortmund beat PSG 2-1 to hold a slender advantage ahead of the second leg billed for next month with Erling Haaland netting twice.
Jadon Sancho is a perfect fit for Manchester United in the following ways:
Jadon Sancho is a step up in quality in comparison to the wingers at Manchester United at the moment. The Englishman has more quality than the Manchester United options like Daniel James, Juan Manuel Mata etc.
Goals and Assists
Jadon Sancho will add more goals and assists to the Manchester United attack. He has scored 16 goals in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund this season in addition to providing 14 goals to the other Borussia Dortmund players.