Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid are plotting a player-plus-cash deal for want away Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba according to the latest reports emanating from the British media.
Real Madrid have made the signing of Paul Pogba a top priority this summer.
According to the specific publication from the stables of the Manchester Evening News (MEN), Real Madrid have concluded plans to offer a player-plus-cash deal in their quest to sign the French World Cup winner Paul Pogba.
It was revealed that Real Madrid want to offer forward Gareth Bale in a swap deal for Pogba but the Red Devils is only open to a straight cash deal worth €150m.
Welsh international Bale was close to joining Manchester United before he opted for 13-time European champions Real Madrid in 2013.
The deal that took Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid was a world record.
Bale was sold for €100m (£85.3m) by Spurs.
Since that summer, Manchester United have been constantly linked with Gareth Bale.
Apart from Real Madrid, Italian Serie A champions Juventus also want to sign Paul Pogba during this summer’s transfer window.
Juventus want the player to return to Turin after three years away from the club.
Lampard Fault? Why Willian Could Leave Chelsea For Juventus Revealed
Chelsea winger Willian has been advised to join Italian Serie A champions Juventus from the Premier League giants.
The Brazilian international was told to leave Chelsea for Juventus by his former manager at Shakhtar Donetsk, Mircea Lucescu.
According to Mircea Lucescu, his style of play fits perfectly with the Old Lady.
Mircea Lucescu discussed Willian, Chelsea and Juventus in an exclusive interview with Italian news publication Tuttosport.
According to him, his Chelsea contract is coming to an end and the 31-year-old should consider a move to Juventus where he will link up with Maurizio Sarri.
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Italian tactician Sarri managed him at Chelsea last season and his Juventus side has been linked with a swoop for Willian who has less than a year left on his Blues’ deal.
Willian had previously been linked with major European clubs like Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Barcelona and Atletico Madrid but Chelsea were adamant that he’s not for sale.
Despite the short length of his remaining contract at Chelsea, Willian has emerged as a key player for new manager Frank Lampard as the Blues continue to impress in the Premier League.
Chelsea have won their last six games in the Premier League and are up to third position on the league table.
The Real Reaso Granit Xhaka Could Join AC Milan In January Revealed
Former Arsenal striker Granit Xhaka could leave the club for Italy when the winter transfer window reopens in a few weeks’ time as it looks like the Swiss international star is keen to leave the North Londoners after his clash with fans last month.
Granit Xhaka has not played the last four Arsenal games in all competitions since his foul-mouthed rant towards the Arsenal fans during the league game with Crystal Palace in the London Derby clash played at the Emirates Stadium.
Swiss media outlet RSI claimed that Granit Xhaka has been spotted househunting in Milan and that has fuelled the possibility of a move to seven-time European champions AC Milan.
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He has earlier been linked with Inter Milan in the summer though it seems the latest news is about AC Milan whose chief executive Ivan Gazidis was on the payroll at Arsenal before he moved to Italy.
Granit Xhaka was dropped as the Arsenal captain earlier this month by manager Unai Emery due to his misdemeanor last month during the league game with Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.
He reacted to chorus of jeers and boos from fans during the game while being substituted and that has led to his no-show at the club.
£40m Rated Transfer Target Will Join Manchester United On One Condition
PSV Eindhoven attacker Steven Bergwijn is attracting serious interest from Premier League outfit Manchester United according to the Daily Star.
It was revealed that the Red Devils will have to spend at least £40m on the Dutch international winger and that they have sent scouts to watch him on several occasions with a view to a summer transfer swoop in the New Year.
Steven Bergwijn will only leave PSV Eindhoven for Manchester United on one condition per the aforementioned report and that is Champions League.
The PSV Eindhoven star is recuperating from a hamstring injury at the moment and will only leave his Dutch club for the Theatre of Dreams if Manchester United qualify for Champions League football next season.
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players are a long way from securing a spot in next season’s edition of Europe’s premier club cup competition.
The Red Devils are in seventh position on the Premier League table presently with 16 points from 12 games and they are nine points off city rivals and champions Manchester City who occupy the last spot in the top four which guarantees Champions League football.
Manchester United can still qualify through the Europa League route.
Arsenal, Chelsea Target Closing In On Wolves Move
AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie is closing in on a move to Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers according to the newest reports from the British media.
Franck Kessie is in his third season at seven-time champions AC Milan after joining the Rossoneri from fellow Italian Serie A outfit Atalanta.
According to Birmingham Mail, Wolves are edging closer to a January transfer for Frank Kessie.
It was revealed that the earlier reports claimed that the Midlands club had agreed on a move for the Ivorian international star since the summer but that is wide off the mark.
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Franck Kessie had previously been linked with the London duo of Arsenal and Chelsea.
The Ivorian midfielder was a transfer target for the two London clubs in the summer though the Blues were unable to make any transfer due to the FIFA ban.
Chelsea were handed a transfer ban for two windows after they were deemed to have breached rules about signing players under the age of 18 by world football’s governing body FIFA.
The West Londoners appealed to FIFA over the ruling but their appeal was thrown out thereby prompting them to take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) with the ruling expected later this month.
Man Utd Flop Prefers Spurs Move For This Reason
Lyon attacker Memphis Depay is reportedly tilting towards a move to North London club Tottenham Hotspur ahead of other interested teams.
This is according to the publication from the stables of HITC which revealed that Memphis Depay has a close relationship with Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and that could influence his decision.
Ndombele was at Lyon until this summer when he made a club-record move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Memphis Depay has been the star player at Lyon since his move to the French Ligue 1 club from Manchester United in January 2017.
The Dutch international star joined Lyon from Manchester United for £15m with a buyback clause inserted into the transfer.
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Tottenham Hotspur are ready to spend as much as £50m on a move for Memphis Depay as pointed out by the Daily Mirror.
The North Londoners have not had the best of seasons.
Spurs are in the second half of the Premier League table and are currently on a winless run of five games.
The 1-1 draw at home to Premier League highflyers Sheffield United was their last game and that took their run to five games without a win.
Sheffield United defender George Baldock canceled out the goal from Spurs forward Son Heung-Min.
Award-winning Defender Praises This Manager
Manchester United center-back Victor Lindelof is enjoying a tremendous career at Old Trafford under Solskjaer as he has started most of the Premier League matches this season.
Though United have conceded 12 goals this season, the Sweden international has formed a great understanding with summer signing Harry Maguire at the heart of the defense.
His performances for United and his country were enough to earn him Sweden’s men player of the year award last week.
Speaking to reporters after receiving the individual prize, the defender singled out former United manager José Mourinho for praise.
According to Lindelof, Mourinho had a great influence on his career at Old the Theatre of Dreams and he is grateful to have worked with the Portuguese tactician.
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He further confessed how much he cherished playing for the former Real Madrid manager, who has been without a club since he was sacked by United 11 months ago.
Lindelof misses Mourinho and he wishes to see the manager return to the dugout soon.
Meanwhile, Mourinho’s wait for a new club could be over soon as he is linked with Bayern Munich’s coaching job.
The Allianz Arena outfit is without a permanent manager and reports in Germany link the Portuguese and Massimiliano Allegri to the vacant position.
Liverpool Defender Out Of Scotland Games
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has pulled out of the Euro 2020 qualifiers for Scotland as a result of an injury.
Andy Robertson is the Scotland national team skipper and he’ll miss the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Cyprus and Kazakhstan.
The Liverpool left-back sustained the injury during the blockbuster Premier League meeting with champions Manchester City on Sunday.
Robertson was a key performer for the Reds as they beat Manchester City 3-1 thereby extending their lead at the top of the league table.
The Scottish left-back provided the assist for the second goal scored by Mohamed Salah.
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The Salah strike came in the 13th minute after Brazilian national team midfielder Fabinho had scored the opening goal of the game on six minutes in a controversial manner.
Sadio Mane added a third goal for hosts Liverpool at the start of the second half off an assist from club skipper Jordan Henderson.
Manchester City pulled one back through Bernardo Silva and his goal proved to be a mere consolation.
Apart from Andy Robertson, the likes of Scott McTominay and Ryan Fraser will also sit out the Scotland Games.
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay sustained an injury during the Brighton game on Sunday, while Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser sustained an injury during the Newcastle United match on Saturday.
How Zidane’s Transfer Wish-list Could Affect Solskjaer’s Plans In January
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has finally made his transfer wish-list for the upcoming winter transfer window and the Frenchman has decided to launch another transfer bid for his longtime target Paul Pogba.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Galacticos manager is targeting five players with his countryman at the top of the list.
In the report, the former Juventus star is Zidane’s prime target while Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandez, Fabian Ruiz and Donny van de Beek are also included in the manager’s list of wanted players.
This means that Solskjaer could be forced to look for Paul Pogba’s replacement next year due to Zidane’s undying interest in the playmaker.
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Having said that, Zidane’s speculated transfer list also boosted United’s hopes of signing James Rodriguez and Isco in January.
Tuttomercatoweb revealed that Zidane is willing to release both players to create space for incoming players.
The two attack-minded players aren’t rated by the French tactician and he’s ready to cash-in on their signatures.
James has always been linked with a switch to the Premier League giants, hence, this will serve as good news to the Red Devils board members.
As for Isco, it remains unknown if the Red Devils are willing to lure the Spaniard to the Theatre of Dreams.