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Real Madrid Plan To Sell These Players To Fund Transfer For Paul Pogba

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Spanish giants Real Madrid have concluded plans to raise funds for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba by selling some of their players.

This is according to the report from Spanish newspaper Marca.

It was revealed that Real Madrid want to sell as many as five players for the Pogba move in a deal that could be up to £200m.

The five players are the Spanish national team duo of Marco Asensio and Isco at the price of £72m per player.

The other three players facing their Real Madrid fate include James Rodriguez, Dani Ceballos and Gareth Bale.

James Rodriguez will return to Real Madrid once he comes back from holiday having spent the last two years on loan at German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

The Bavarian giants paid £11m for that two-year loan deal with the option to sign him permanently for £36m but Bayern Munich didn’t take up that option.

For Dani Ceballos, the 22-year-old Spanish midfielder is said to be closing in on a loan transfer for him amidst the Interest from Arsenal.

For Bale, the Real Madrid forward has spoken especially about staying at the club for the entire duration of his current contract which expires in 2022.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.

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Jadon Sancho: Man United place Barce flop on standby

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English Premier League outfit Man United are still struggling to agree on a deal for German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho ahead of the summer transfer window.

What has been a hindrance to the deal is the asking price of £100 million tabled by Dortmund, which the Red Devils are unwilling to meet. The Coronavirus pandemic has affected most clubs and United are not an exemption. They are only willing to pay £50 million for Jadon Sancho.

Should both parties fail to agree on a deal, it is reported that Man United will turn their attention on Barcelona flop Ousmane Dembele as an option because he would be available in the summer transfer window and for a cheap fee.

Ousmane Dembele has not enjoyed his stay at the Camp Nou since he joined the team. He has been in and out as a result of his poor form and the injuries he sustained.

Reports are that the Spanish outfit are ready to part ways with the forward and are willing to listen to offers. Man United will find Ousmane Dembele as an option for the England international.

Jadon Sancho has been in fine form, having scored 17 goals and handed 16 assists in 32 appearances for his Bundesliga team.

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Dortmund have answered urgent Sancho questions

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Jadon Sancho

With Man United move for Jadon Sancho expected in the coming summer transfer window, German Bundesliga outfit are already making moves to have him replaced.

Dortmund Sporting Director Michael Zorc has told KICKER that the club is opened to a deal for the England international winger and have started preparing for life after him by considering other options as his replacement.

He made it clear that they are already considering a number of options in case the star player leaves as negotiations are still ongoing.

Man United are keen on the 20-year-old and are still on the negotiation table for his fee, having reportedly agreed on personal terms with the player in principle.

The German Bundesliga outfit are requesting a £100 million for the star player and that turns out to be an impossible fee for the Red Devils who have not valued the England international for such an amount.

Man United are only willing to pay £50 million for the 20-year-old which has not been accepted by Borussia Dortmund, making a deal far from being reached.

Jadon Sancho is one of the youngest prospects the world can boast of at the moment. He has enjoyed a blistering form with the Bundesliga outfit this season.

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Solskjaer defends self as summer transfer decision hunts him

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has always come under criticism for a decision he made in the last summer transfer window to let go of Belgium international Romelu Lukaku and Chile international Alexis Sanchez on loan. Both players now ply their trade with Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan.

While Romelu Lukau has been in hot form for the Serie A giants, Alexis Sanchez has struggled to perform at the club and it is unlikely he would be extending his stay at the San Siro.

When the question was asked again to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he made it clear that his decision to let go of the two players was not a mistake and he is proud of it.

According to him, the decision was made in the best interest of the team and the club so as to get results on the pitch. He stressed the need to give younger players the opportunity to showcase their talent as well as build their trust. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer boasted that he will make the same decision again if times are brought back.

However, it is rumoured that Man United will part ways with Alexis Sanchez on a permanent basis because he would no longer be needed at the club.

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Solskjaer humbles Fernandes with performance claim

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Bruno Fernandes

Every analysis points to the direction of Burno Fernandes as the player that has come to improve the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer team since he joined Man United.

Of a truth, since he signed from Sporting Lisbon, Bruno Fernandes has brought a new feel in the Red Devils team and that has affected the way they play.

More to it is the fact that his partnership with Paul Pogba has brought the best out of the France International which is evident on the team’s form and goals.

However, Ole Gunnar will not want to agree that his team have benefitted from the presence of the new player, insisting that Bruno Fernandes has also been helped to improve his game since he joined Old Trafford.

The Red Devils boss claims that the club have really helped Bruno Fernandes and his attributes with the existence of quality players in the team, a development that has helped to bring out his best.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made it clear that it’s a relationship beneficial for both parties and he hopes it continues in the coming season.

The Red Devils have enjoyed a good run of form since the restart of the season as they are yet to suffer any defeat in their last 16 games.

They have also been praised with the high goal margin of their wins so far.

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Club terminate three-year deal With former Liverpool player

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Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is currently available in the market as his contact with Turkish Trabzonspor has been terminated.

It was expected that the England International will have a good spell in Turkey when he first joined the club but what was supposed to be a 4 years deal ended in six months.

Daniel Sturridge was reportedly found guilty of betting offences in Turkey and was handed a four-month ban from football. Obviously, the club wouldn’t have kept him for that long without his usefulness, prompting the termination of his deal.

In his six months stay at the club, Daniel Sturridge scored seven goals in 16 appearances which gave hope to the team but that was cut short in March 2020.

The 30-year-old has since been without a club but with the transfer window set to reopen, he is hopeful of securing a deal away from Turkey.

It is, therefore, claimed that the England International will be considering options from the Major League Soccer as well as the Ligue 1 for a new deal.

Daniel Sturridge had to leave the current English Premier League Champions, Liverpool because he could no longer boast of playing time as a result of the competition in the team.

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“I don’t know where that’s come from”, Solskjaer disappoints desperate fans

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Man United fans are desperate to know what the future holds for the club as regards the summer transfer market because they expect some activities that will help to make the team better.

At every opportunity, fans get excited with rumours over players interest by the club but this time around, they would be left disappointed.

Following the are Devils game against Bournemouth it was claimed that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to Nathan Ake and that was not unrelated to transfer talks.

It was claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer approached Nathan Ake and said: “We need a left-footed centre-back, so keep going, ” after the Saturday match at Old Trafford

This has been dismissed by the Norwegian manager who claimed to have simply said “You need a bit of luck from your centre-backs. Just keep going, ”

The Red Devils legend added by confirming he has seven centre-back and does not “know where that’s come from” stressing that his team is fine and working hard to improve everyday.

Man United fans are now left disappointed because going by the “we are fine” claim from the manager, it is unlikely the club will move in for a defender when the summer transfer window reopens.

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Neville reveals why Jorginho is confirmed to leave Chelsea

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The future of Italian midfielder Jorginho with English Premier League outfit Chelsea is bleak as he has not been a major part of the team of lately.

When Jorginho joined Chelsea after he was signed up by Maurizio Sarri, he became a regular, displacing N’Golo Kante from the heart of the Blues middle.

The story immediately changed when manager Frank Lampard took over the job as he had his preference for selection and that may have been working for him.

Gary Neville stated that it is obvious that Jorginho will no longer be needed at the Stamford Bridge because Frank Lampard has a clear plan for the club.

The former Man United player told Sky Sports that Frank Lampard wants to build a young and hungry team and Jorginho could fall short of the attributes.

He noted that the same clear plan was what led to the exit of David Luiz from the Stamford Bridge to North London outfit Arsenal.

However, Sarri seems to be interested in working with Jorginho again and has made him a target for his Italian Serie A outfit Juventus in the coming summer transfer window.

It will not be a thing of surprise if Jorginho’s move to Juventus is dusted when the summer window is opened.

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Tottenham clash: Arteta makes a NO case for Aubameyang

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been faced with questions on what would be the role of Gabon International Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when his team resume hostilities against Tottenham in the North London derby.

This question has become necessary with Eddie Nketiah facing a ban after being handed a red card in Leicester City draw game following his tackle on James Justin.

It is no longer news that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not been playing as a central striker despite his goals tally at the club and there could be a need to have a formidable force when Arsenal meet Tottenham in their next game.

Mike Arteta has therefore given the answer “NO” as he claims to have a number of options for the central striker role and will put then into consideration.

Alexander Lacazette has not been in the best of form for the past few games as he has not been consistent with goal scoring. This is the reason why it was asked if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be given the nod to lead in the attack ahead of anyone.

Arteta noted that there is a need to keep up the firepower of the team without losing its balance and that will strongly inform the choice of players for the game.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s leading goal scorer this season having scored 23 so far, with 20 coming in the English Premier League.

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