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Revealed: No Griezmann Transfer Before Copa Del Rey Final

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Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has dampened the expectations of the fans over the signing of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.

In his recent interview as monitored by Sky Sports News, Valverde told reporters that there would be no new signings at Barcelona until after the Spanish Copa Del Rey final.

Barcelona will attempt to win a domestic double when they face Valencia in the final of the Copa Del Rey on May 25.

The Spanish champions had been expected to complete the transfer for the long-term Manchester United target having expressed the willingness to activate the £108m release clause in his contract with Atletico Madrid.

French World Cup winner Griezmann was previously a transfer target for Manchester United but the Red Devils will have to miss out on him to Barcelona.

The Spanish champions are the overwhelming favourites to sign him this summer after expressing his interest to leave the club after five years.

Antoine Griezmann signed for Atletico Madrid from fellow Spanish La Liga outfit Real Sociedad in the summer of 2014 and he was part of the team that reached the 2016 Champions League final before they were beaten on penalties by city rivals Real Madrid after the two sides played 1-1 at the end of extra time.

Segun Amuda is a mass communication professional, He regularly writes for Thewistle and has worked at several publications, including talkSport.

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EPL: Steven Bergwijn Transfer To Man United, All The Latest Updates

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PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn won’t be joining Premier League giants Manchester United in this January transfer window after the Dutch Eredivisie champions agreed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur for him.

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a €35m for Steven Bergwijn and the Dutchman is expected to undergo his medical at the North London club this week.

Manchester United were previously linked with a move for the PSV Eindhoven winger who would be the like-for-like replacement for Christian Eriksen who’s on his way to Inter Milan.

Danish international Eriksen is in Milan to wrap up his transfer to the Nerazzurri after Spurs agreed a £17m deal for him.

He has six months left to run on his Spurs deal.

Christian Eriksen was also a transfer target for Manchester United before the player turned down the club last summer.

Manchester United would have made a move for Christian Eriksen this month if the Danish international was keen on extending his stay in the Premier League.

Christian Eriksen would be an Inter Milan player in the next hours.

For Manchester United, the struggle continues in the quest to sign new players to boost their depleted squad.

The Red Devils are in talks to sign Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.

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Man Utd Risk Losing 20-year-old Club Graduate On A Free Transfer

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Manchester United are facing the prospect of losing Academy graduate Tahith Chong for free this summer.

Dutch junior international Tahith Chong came through the ranks at Manchester United before making his first-team debut.

The 20-year-old has six months left to run on his present deal at the Theatre of Dreams.

His Manchester United contract will expire this summer.

He has played around 400 minutes of football under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Tahith Chong has demanded a weekly contract of £35,000 to extend his Manchester United contract but the Red Devils are not prepared to grant him his request according to The Athletic.

The u21 Dutch international was considered to be the greatest young talent at Manchester United around a year ago but he has not been able to step up to be a regular fixture in the first team.

Other young players like Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams have surpassed him in that aspect.

Striker Mason Greenwood has scored 10 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils, while Brandon Williams is a regular at left-back.

Tahith Chong made an impressive second-half appearance at the weekend as Manchester United beat League One side Tranmere Rovers 6-0 in the FA Cup fourth round.

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Report: Man United Make Second Offer For Bruno Fernandes

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Manchester United have reportedly made a second offer for Sporting Lisbon player Bruno Fernandes whom they are desperate to sign before the transfer window ends this Friday.

According to Portuguese media outlet, O Jogo, Manchester United have made a second bid for the player and the Premier League giants are hopeful that the new offer would be accepted.

Manchester United have made a second offer of €55m plus add-ons for the player and it is a significant increase in their first offer of €45m for Bruno Fernandes who’s rated €85m by his club.

The general belief is that the second Manchester United offer would be accepted by Sporting Lisbon who won their last game in the league on Monday night with Bruno Fernandes in the team.

The Portuguese international star might have played his last game for Sporting Lisbon during that game.

He captained the team which won 1-0 at home to Maritimo courtesy the 76th-minute strike from Cristian Borja who is a Colombian defender.

The win was able to take Sporting Lisbon to third position on the league table.

Bruno Fernandes achieved success with Portugal last year as he featured prominently as the European champions won the maiden UEFA Nations League.

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EPL News: Edinson Cavani Transfer To Chelsea

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Edinson Cavani

Chelsea will miss out on the signing of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Edinson Cavani according to the London Evening Standard.

The PSG striker has opted for Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid ahead of both Chelsea and Manchester United who are also interested in him.

His agent is in Madrid to wrap up a deal for the Uruguayan international who’s keen to leave PSG this month rather than wait till the summer to exit the club on a free transfer.

Edinson Cavani has just six months left on his PSG deal at the moment.

Atletico Madrid are poised to make a second bid to match the £12.6m asking price from PSG for the 33-year-old striker.

The Spaniards had earlier made an opening bid of around £8.5m for their number one target.

Chelsea will have to look elsewhere for their striker signing as manager Frank Lampard tries to find a strong competition for Tammy Abraham.

Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud are not deemed good enough for Chelsea.

Belgian international Michy Batshuayi was on target for Chelsea at the weekend as the Blues booked their place in the FA Cup fifth round following the fourth-round win over Hull City.

Chelsea won 2-1 away from home in the fourth round.

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Man United Fail In Bid To Sign French Attacker

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Manchester United tried and failed to sign French striker Jean-Kevin Augustin before he joined the English Championship outfit Leeds United.

His transfer from German Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig to Leeds United was confirmed on Monday as manager Marcelo Bielsa tries to strengthen his squad in the battle to gain promotion to the Premier League.

Jean-Kevin Augustin has joined Leeds United on loan for the rest of the season and the club will sign him permanently for around £12.8m if the former Champions League semifinalists secure promotion into the top flight of English football.

Respected British journalist David Ornstein confirmed that Manchester United tried to hijack the move before the player signed for Leeds United.

According to him, the deal was so close for the Red Devils to snatch him under the noses of Leeds United.

Manchester United are finding it difficult to sign players in this window despite the fact that they need to sign players to boost a depleted squad due to injuries to key players.

The Red Devils are without the trio of Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay who would all be in the starting XI if they are fit.

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes is a major transfer target.

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FA Cup: Chelsea, Man United, Liverpool And Arsenal Discover Fifth Round Opponents

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Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are all in the FA Cup fifth round after their respective fourth round wins at the weekend.

The three teams have discovered their fifth round opponents after the draw was held on Monday night.

Arsenal were confirmed for the last 16 of the FA Cup after the 2-1 win over hosts Bournemouth in their fourth round clash courtesy the first half goals from Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah.

South Coast club Bournemouth pulled one back through substitute Sam Surridge at the end of the game.

The Gunners will return to the South Coast for the fifth round against League One club Portsmouth.

Chelsea have been drawn at home in the fifth round and they will face the winner of the game between Liverpool and Shrewsbury Town.

The League One club came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home to Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round and the Reds will host the replay in the first week of February to determine who will face Chelsea.

Manchester United will be the guests of the winner between Derby County and Northampton Town.

Derby County and Northampton Town meet for their FA Cup fourth round replay next month.

Holders Manchester City are away at English Championship club Sheffield Wednesday.

Full Draw:

Sheffield Wednesday vs Manchester City

Portsmouth vs Arsenal

Derby County/Northampton Town vs Manchester United

Chelsea vs Liverpool/Shrewsbury Town

Reading/Cardiff City vs Sheffield United

Tottenham Hotspur/Southampton vs Norwich City

West Brom vs Oxford United/Newcastle United

Leicester City vs Birmingham City vs Coventry City

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Man United Offer Will See Defender Move To Old Trafford

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According to The Sun, young Sunderland defender Logan Pye is attracting the interest of one of the best teams in the Premier League.

It was revealed that Premier League giants Manchester United are interested in the 16-year-old defender

Manchester United have targeted young players in the transfer market though it has not stopped them from pursuing a move for the experienced ones.

16-year-old Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham is also attracting the interest of the Red Devils with recent reports stating that they have made a £30m bid for the wonderkid.

Jude Bellingham has been on top form for Birmingham City in the English Championship this season and Manchester United officials have scouted him on several occasions this term.

For Logan Pye, he’s yet to make a single appearance for the first team at Sunderland as he has predominantly represented the u18 team.

The Sunderland u18 are at the bottom of the u18 Premier League table after losing all their 12 games this season with eight goals scored and 48 goals conceded.

He has five caps for the England u16 team and the left-back is definitely one for the future.

The Manchester United target has one goal and one assist in 13 games this season for Sunderland with nine of those goals coming in the league.

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EPL: Man United Make Transfer Decision On Alexis Sanchez

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Manchester United have made a transfer decision on the future of Alexis Sanchez at the club.

Alexis Sanchez is widely regarded as an expensive flop at Manchester United after the Chilean international failed to live up to expectations at the Theatre of Dreams.

Manchester United fought hard to secure his signing ahead of city rivals Manchester City and he was given a big contract.

Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United from North Londoners Arsenal in a swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the other direction.

He was given a big contract worth £500, 000 in weekly salary when he joined in January 2018.

Alexis Sanchez has a four-and-a-half year contract until the 2021/22 season.

After 18 months of inconsistent displays for Manchester United, Alexis Sanchez was sent out on loan to Inter Milan last summer for the current season.

The Chilean international has had an injury-hit time at Inter Milan since joining and his fitness was recently called into question by manager Antonio Conte.

On his future, an exclusive report from the Daily Star disclosed that Manchester United want Alexis Sanchez back at the club next season and that the Red Devils won’t be open to another loan move to Inter or a permanent transfer.

The new development won’t be music to the ears of Manchester United fans.

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