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Man United Spent £700m To Achieve Nothing

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has slammed the transfer policy employed by his former club.

While doing his punditry work with Sky Sports, the former Manchester United right-back said that the Red Devils have spent £700m on players without achieving anything.

According to him, Manchester United are still far away from challenging for the Premier League title with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.

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Gary Neville went on to say that Manchester United might be involved in 12 transactions in the summer.

The ex-England international revealed that the Red Devils have four or five players to give a new contract as they are close to the end of their current deal.

He also said that they have to move on around four players and get as much money as possible for them before adding that they also need to sign four quality players.

Manchester United endured a disastrous season until current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed in December.

Solskjaer was initially made the interim manager before his position was confirmed permanently on Thursday.

With him in charge, Manchester United have been able to secure a quarterfinal spot in the Champions League where they’ll face Spanish champions Barcelona in addition to being in a four-team race in the Premier League as far as qualification for next season’s Champions League is concerned.

Segun is a regular contributor to beIN sports and has worked at several publications, including Aljazeera, and taslkSport.

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Why Emre Can Wants Manchester United Transfer Over Dortmund Revealed

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Juventus midfielder Emre Can prefers a move to Premier League giants Manchester United over a return to Germany with Borussia Dortmund according to the specific publication from the stables of the Gazzetta dello Sport.

It was revealed that the German international favors a move to the Premier League with Manchester United ahead of his other options like Borussia Dortmund.

Emre Can left Germany for England in the summer of 2014 following his transfer from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen to Liverpool.

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The 25-year-old spent four years at Liverpool before securing a free transfer move to Italian champions Juventus last summer.

His status at Juventus has changed from first-team player to fringe player since the arrival of Maurizio Sarri this summer.

Emre Can was conspicuously missing from the Champions League team for Juventus this season.

The Juventus midfield is now packed with a lot of quality players especially with the free transfer arrival of Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot from Arsenal and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) this summer.

Emre Can is expected to leave the club in the January transfer window with Manchester United keen to strengthen their team in midfield.

The Red Devils have not replaced the likes of Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini since the two midfielders left the club earlier this year.

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Chelsea Join Race To Sign This Smart Striker

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Five-time Premier League champions Chelsea have reportedly joined the keenly contested race to sign highly-rated Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Haaland.

According to the Irish Examiner, Chelsea are in the running to sign the 19-year-old attacker after their transfer ban was lifted last week.

Chelsea were initially slapped with a ban from signing players for two transfer windows by FIFA who found them culpable in dealings relating to underage players.

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The West London giants took their case to the Appeals Committee of FIFA and it was thrown out before the final bus stop of CAS was employed by Chelsea.

CAS upheld the FIFA ruling partially before the sentence was reduced from two transfer windows to just one thus paving the way for Chelsea to sign players like Erling Haaland in the January transfer window.

Erling Haaland is one of the biggest young players in world football and the Norwegian is a target for big European clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Manchester United, RB Leipzig, and Arsenal have all been mentioned as well.

Erling Haaland has scored a whopping 28 goals in 21 games in all competitions for his team including eight goals in the Champions League since the start of this season.

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Solskjaer To Strengthen These TWO Areas During January Window

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has concluded plans to strengthen his team in two areas during the upcoming January transfer market according to the Daily Express.

It was revealed that Solskjaer wants to sign three players in January thereby boosting his squad for the second half of the season.

The former Manchester United striker wants to strengthen just two areas namely midfield and attack.

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The aforementioned publication from the Daily Express said that the Manchester United manager wants to sign two midfielders and an attacker.

The Manchester United squad has been thin at times this season especially in attack and in midfield as the Red Devils fight on all the four fronts namely the Premier League, the Champions League, the FA Cup, and the Carabao Cup.

Solskjaer and his Manchester United players were recently under pressure to eke out results but has been eased by the successive impressive results against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

Manchester United beat Spurs 2-1 at home in their Premier League clash before repeating the saw scoreline during the away game at Manchester City in the Manchester Derby.

The transfer targets linked with Manchester United include the likes of Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Haaland, Leicester City midfielder James Maddison and many more.

 

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The Real Reason Niko Kovac Wants Arsenal Job Revealed

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Former Croatian international midfielder Niko Kovac is said to be interested in the vacant head coach job at Premier League outfit Arsenal.

This is according to the publication from the stables of The Sun which revealed that Niko Kovac wants the Arsenal job and his representatives have already contacted the club over his desire to replace Unai Emery in the Emirates Stadium.

Spanish manager Unai Emery lost his job as the Arsenal boss after just 18 months on from his appointment last summer.

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Ex-Sevilla and Almeria manager Unai Emery was appointed into the post on the back of the exit of Arsene Wenger after two decades plus.

He led the Gunners to fifth position in his debut campaign as the Arsenal manager before losing to London rivals Chelsea heavily in the Europa League final.

Unai Emery could be replaced by Niko Kovac who made his name as a manager at Eintracht Frankfurt whom he led to the 2017/18 German Cup title.

His Eintracht Frankfurt side defeated almighty Bayern Munich to win that trophy.

He left Frankfurt for Bayern in the following season and his debut campaign ended with two trophies namely the German Bundesliga title and the German Cup title.

Niko Kovac was dismissed as the Bayern Munich manager last month following the 5-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Five Transfer Options At Chelsea Revealed

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Chelsea can sign players now after the saw the end of their transfer ban thanks to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) who reduced their ban from two transfer windows to just one transfer window.

With the Blues free to sign new players, the Irish Examiner said that they have five transfer options to consider ahead of the next transfer window next month.

The five players under consideration at Chelsea include Wilfried Zaha of Ivory Cast and Crystal Palace, Jadon Sancho of England and Borussia Dortmund, Ben Chilwell of England and Chelsea, Erling Haaland of Norway and Red Bull Salzburg as well as Nathan Ake of the Netherlands and Bournemouth.

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Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has set the German Bundesliga alight with goals and assists and its not surprising that other English clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United are also interested in his signature.

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha would be hoping to finally get his big transfer with Chelsea keen to sign the £70m-rated player.

Nathan Ake was at Chelsea before he was sold to Bournemouth in 2017 after his successful loan spell with the Cherries.

Ben Chilwell has been part of the Leicester City success story this season but Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is in need of a new left-back and has made him a strong target ahead of next summer.

Erling Haaland of Red Bull Salzburg is one of the leading goalscorers in European football this season.

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Finally, Man Unitedd Target Closing In On New Deal

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Leicester City midfielder James Maddison is on the verge of signing a new contract that will secure his long-term future at the club.

This is according to the latest reports emanating from the British media with the Foxes keen to tie James Maddison to the club for the long haul.

The new contract will all but rule out the possibility of him moving to Manchester United at the end of the current season.

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The specific report from British radio station TalkSports said that the former Norwich City playmaker will sign a new contract at Leicester City soonest and it will see him improve his weekly wages.

James Maddison has been a top performer for Leicester City since his £24m transfer from Norwich City at the start of last season.

He had a very good first season as a Premier League player and that has improved a great deal in this campaign with Leicester City challenging the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea for the league title.

James Maddison has scored five goals and also assisted three more goals in just 15 appearances in the Premier League this season.

The 23-year-old has two goals in two games in the Carabao Cup.

Earlier reports had claimed that Manchester United will sign James Maddison next summer but that it wide off the mark with the player ready to commit his future to Leicester City.

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There Will Be No January Exit For This Liverpool Playmaker

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Liverpool playmaker Xerdan Shaqiri has shut down the transfer rumours linking him with a move away from the reigning European champions during the January window.

Swiss international Xerdan Shaqiri has been the subject of transfer reports in the media in recent days with Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray mentioned as one of the clubs interested in signing him.

In an exclusive interview with The Athletic, Xerdan Shaqiri said that he has no reason to leave Liverpool.

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It had been reported that the former Inter Milan and Stoke City winger was weighing up his options ahead of the January transfer market mainly due to his lack of playing time.

Xerdan Shaqiri has not played much this season due to injury and has not been involved in much match action whenever fit.

That changed recently when he was given a rate start by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during one of the biggest games of the season in the Premier League.

Shaqiri was selected for the Merseyside derby clash with Everton and he didn’t disappoint his manager after netting one of the goals in a 5-2 win at home to the Toffees.

Belgian international Divock Origi was the star of the Merseyside Derby after his brace in the first half of the league clash.

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Why Klopp Is The Best Manager In The World Revealed

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been lauded as the best manager in the world at the moment by his next opponents Jesse Marsch.

German tactician Klopp and Austrian-American Marsch will meet in the Champions League later this week and the latter has praised his counterpart.

The two managers will meet for the Champions League decider between Liverpool and Austrian Bundesliga champions Red Bull Salzburg.

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The two teams will meet on Tuesday night in the Group E clash in the Champions League with both sides still within a shout of qualifying for the next stage.

Reigning champions Liverpool need just a point from the Red Bull Salzburg game to secure their spot in the Round of 16 of this year’s edition.

On their part, Red Bull Salzburg need to beat Liverpool at home to seal a place in the Champions League knockout stage for the first time in their history.

Jesse Marsch talked about Klopp in his recent interview as monitored by popular media portal Goal.

According to him, Jurgen Klopp has shown his quality as the best manager in the world.

Red Bull Salzburg were beaten 4-3 in the reverse fixture on Matchday 2 with Mohamed Salah getting two of the goals for Liverpool.

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