Bad news for United as youngster set to sign new deal


Manchester United manager Gunnar Solskjaer has received another bad news in his chase to sign Bournemouth’s youngster David Brooks.

The Red Devils are presently in good form in the League but the Norwegian manager is looking to bolster his squad by adding the 21-year-old Welshman to his team in the January transfer market.

However, the Sun are reporting that the manager’s move for David Brooks has suffered a huge blow as Bournemouth are ready to extend his stay at the Vitality stadium beyond this season.

Brooks completed an £11.5 million ( BBC Sports) move to the Vitality Stadium from Sheffield United during the summer window and he’s been doing great with the Cherries.

His impressive stats with Howe Eddie’s struggling side hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Old Trafford outfits who are desperately trying to lure him away from Vitality stadium.

The Sun also revealed Mauricio Pochetino’s interest in the youngster. The Argentine manager — whose team were narrowly defeated by highly-flying Manchester United on Sunday — has his eyes on Brooks and he’s ready to spend big on his services.

Tottenham failed to get any player in the summer and they are expected to be busy during this month’s transaction period.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth are ready to offer him a new contract which will see him receive double of what he currently gets a weekly salary.

Elsewhere, United’s reported negotiations with Barcelona for Phillipe Coutinho is going smoothly, though, Chelsea are very keen on the former Liverpool playmaker.

Gazzetta Dello Sport suggested last night that Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu wants a swap deal with the Blues for Eden Hazard but Sarri isn’t willing to give a listening hear to his offer.


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