Italian Serie A giants AC Milan are reportedly eyeing a move for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly as a possible replacement for top transfer target Dejan Lovren.
Croatian World Cup star Lovren plays his club football for reigning European champions, Liverpool.
Dejan Lovren was part of the Croatian national team that surprised a lot of football fans by reaching the final of last summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament.
Lovren and Croatia were beaten 4-2 by eventual champions France.
AC Milan want to sign Dejan Lovren this summer but they have baulked at the £18m asking price from Liverpool.
According to Italian news outlet, Tuttosport, Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is the new target for AC Milan who want to sign a new centre back this summer.
Eric Bailly has battled several injury problems during his time at Old Trafford and the latest report from the Daily Telegraph confirmed that Manchester United are open to his sale.
He has one year left on his current deal at Manchester United.
Bailly had signed a four-year contract when he joined the Red Devils from Spanish La Liga club, Villarreal.
Apart from Ivorian international Eric Bailly, AC Milan are also eyeing alternatives like Fabian Schar (Newcastle United) and Matija Nastatic (Schalke 04).
Bruno Fernandes Sends Manchester United Transfer Message
Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes has reportedly sent a transfer plea to Sporting Lisbon for him to be allowed to make his big move to Premier League giants Manchester United.
Bruno Fernandes has emerged as a top transfer target for the Red Devils in this current January winter market.
The Portuguese international has told his bosses that he wants to complete a transfer to Manchester United before the transfer market comes to an end.
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It was revealed that there’s willingness to do the deal by all parties (Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes and Sporting Lisbon).
Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon have not been able to reach an agreement for the Portuguese international player with the Portuguese club who wants around £70m for their prized asset.
Manchester United have told Sporting Lisbon that their valuation of the player is around £50m and it remains to be seen whether the two teams will reach an agreement for Bruno Fernandes who has scored eight goals and provided seven assists for his Portuguese Super League team this season.
He had scored 32 goals plus assisting 18 other goals in 53 games in all competitions last season.
Man United Officially Make Contract Decision For This Player
Manchester United officials have made a firm transfer decision on the future of injury prone defender Eric Bailly who’s about to enter the last year of his contract at Old Trafford.
According to Sky Sports, Manchester United have decided to trigger a two-year contract extension for Eric Bailly that will take his time at the club to 2022.
Eric Bailly has missed a lot of games for Manchester United in the past years due to several lengthy injuries.
He was the first player signed under the Jose Mourinho managerial era which ended in December 2019.
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The Ivorian international center back signed for Manchester United in a £30m deal from Spanish La Liga team Villarreal.
Eric Bailly would have been a free agent this summer if the Red Devils had decided against giving him a contract extension.
The ex-Villarreal and Espanyol player suffered medial knee ligaments during the league game at home to Chelsea last season (April) only for him to return in pre-season this summer to suffer another knee injury.
Eric Bailly has not played any game for Manchester United because of that injury but he was on the bench for Premier League clash at Liverpool on Sunday evening which ended in a 2-0 defeat.
The Two Players Solskjaer Must Sign In January Revealed
Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has told manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer where he needs to strengthen in this January transfer window to boost the squad at his disposal at the Theatre of Dreams.
The Manchester United legend advised former club teammate Solskjaer to sign Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish or Leicester City star James Maddison in this transfer window while he was on BeIN Sports for his punditry job.
According to the Welsh national team manager whom spent many years at Old Trafford with Solskjaer, said that the Manchester United team needs a focal point or a no. 10 and a midfielder.
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He also advised Solskjaer to forget about Paul Pogba while trying to sign the aforementioned players as the Frenchman has shown that he can’t be dependable.
Ryan Giggs watched Manchester United suffer at the hands of Liverpool in their Premier League clash on Sunday evening.
The ex-Welsh international winger said that the midfield trio of Fred, Andreas Pereira and Nemanja Matic are not good enough and he was proved right as the midfield players mostly struggled to contain the Liverpool onslaught.
Aside Brazilian international Fred who was able to hold his own against the Liverpool players, the other two midfielders struggled a bit.
EPL: What Man United Fans Said About Solskjaer After Liverpool Defeat
Several Manchester United fans took to the social media to express their frustrations at the result from the latest Premier League visit to Liverpool on Sunday evening.
The Red Devils faithfuls were quick to pick club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the scapegoat for the Liverpool game which ended in a 2-0 loss through the goals scored by the Reds duo of Virgil Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah on the other side of the haltime interval.
Solskjaer was called a fraud by the Manchester United fans as their were a lot of Ole Out comments on social media during the game.
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Manchester United were missing the services of several key players and that played a major role as the Red Devils were completely dominated from start to finish.
Liverpool had a dominant first half against Manchester United and they were rewarded with a powerful header from Virgil Van Dijk before Mohamed Salah scored his first ever goal against the Red Devils to wrap up the points in added time.
Manchester United fail to close the gap on the top four to two points with a win over Liverpool, while the Reds were able to extend their lead at the Premier League summit to 16 points.
Why This Is The Right Time For Paul Pogba To Leave Manchester United
Manchester United legend Patrice Evra believes that the time is right for star player Paul Pogba to leave the club.
The ex-Red Devils left-back had always defended Paul Pogba against criticisms and his latest opinion on his former club and national team colleague is for him to leave Manchester United for a new club.
Patrice Evra was on Sky sports as guest analyst for the crunch league game between Liverpool and Manchester United which ended in a 2-0 home win for the Reds.
Virgil Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah scored either side of the interval to give Liverpool a well deserved win which extends their lead at the top of that table to 16 points.
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On Paul Pogba, Patrice Evra further said that his compatriot has been made the scapegoat at Manchester United whether he’s involved in a game or not.
According to him, Paul Pogba is heavily criticized for the team’s performance on the pitch whenever he’s involved in the game and also blamed for the lack of results from the Manchester United game whenever the Frenchman is not involved in the game.
Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Juventus and Real Madrid are expected to fight for Paul Pogba this summer as it is increasingly looking like the Frenchman will leave this year.
What Laryvin Kurzawa Said About Arsenal Transfer?
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) defender Laryvin Kurzawa has fuelled the transfer rumors of a move to Arsenal with his social media activity.
The French international announced that he has joined Sports Agency ‘the Sports Invest in the UK’ via his official Twitter account.
The latest development has increased speculation of a free transfer move to Arsenal in the summer.
His PSG contract expires in the summer and France Football claimed that the left-back already has an agreement in place to join the Gunners.
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Earlier reports had said that PSG demanded small money from Arsenal for the player to move to the Emirates Stadium this month since he has six months to run on his present deal.
Kurzawa, 27, could be the first signing under new manager Mikel Arteta who has spent just one month in his new job.
Mikel Arteta was named the Gunners manager in December 2019 having been player at the club for five years until his retirement in 2016.
He has overseen two wins, three draws and one defeats since his appointment as the Gunners boss last month including the record of just one win in five Premier League games.
Arteta and Arsenal had three draws and one defeats within that league period.
Why Roma Want Adnan Januzaj After Liverpool’s Shaqiri Snub
Italian capital club AS Roma have turned their attention to former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj who is on the payroll of Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad.
AS Roma are looking for a replacement for wide midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo who will miss several months after a serious knee injury.
Zaniolo is also a big doubt for the 2020 European Championships later this year as a result of the big injury which he sustained during the league game at home to Italian champions Juventus last week Sunday.
His injury marred the game which saw Juventus return to the Italian Serie A summit after several weeks in second position behind fellow title challengers Inter Milan.
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Juventus beat AS Roma 2-1 in front of their fans to make it four straight league wins.
Roma had two immediate options for Zaniolo’s replacements but they have been rebuffed in their quest to sign one of the two options.
AC Milan winger Suso and Liverpool star Xerdan Shaqiri were the options for AS Roma.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp categorically said that Shaqiri is not for sale.
Roma have turned their tentacles to Adnan Januzaj who has scored four goals in 12 appearances for his Spanish club.
He’s available on loan with the option of a permanent transfer for £12.7m.
EPL: Jurgen Klopp Reveals Where Man United Will Finish This Season
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has predicted where opponents Manchester United will finish at the end of this Premier League season.
Jurgen Klopp has been impressed with the quality of Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season and in his latest press conference, the Liverpool boss said that the Red Devils have the quality to finish in the top four places thereby securing qualification into the Champions League for next season.
Jurgen Klopp backed Manchester United to finish the season strongly by nabbing one of the four Champions League slots available for Premier League teams.
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Manchester United are the only team to have denied Jurgen Klopp victory in 21 games, although they where beaten by Liverpool in their latest encounter (2-0).
In their previous encounter, Liverpool needed a late strike from substitute Adam Lallana to seal a point in the first game after a first-half strike from Marcus Rashford had given the Red Devils an advantage.
Both teams settled for a 1-1 draw in that league meeting in October 2019.
Klopp doesn’t have a good record against Manchester United with just three wins from 11 games in all competitions including just one win from the last eight games which was the 3-1 win in the corresponding fixture last season.