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Man Utd Target Matthijs De Ligt Given Jersey Number After Completing Juventus Transfer

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New Juventus signing Matthijs De Ligt has been given a jersey number at the club on the back of his transfer earlier this week.

De Ligt was confirmed as a Juventus player on Thursday morning after passing his medical 24 hours earlier.

The 19-year-old centre back has been given the jersey number four at Juventus ahead of the new season.

Juventus won the race to sign the young Dutch international ahead of other European clubs like French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona as well as the Premier League duo of Liverpool and Manchester United.

When asked about his choice of Juventus, the player admitted that he has many Italian football idols from Paolo Maldini to Franco Baresi to Fabio Cannavaro to Alessandro Nesta.

He believes that his transfer to Italy will take his game to the next level.

Juventus paid an initial fee of €75m for his transfer in addition to €10.5m in add-ons to make the deal a total of €85.5m.

Matthijs De Ligt was a key player for Ajax Amsterdam before he left the Dutch Eredivisie giants to join Juventus this summer.

He won two major trophies with Ajax Amsterdam during the last campaign.

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: Man Utd To Table Bid For £68million Attacker

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Manchester United are reportedly keen to launch an assault on French Ligue 1 giants Lyon for their star striker Moussa Dembele.

This is according to one of the publications from Foot Mercato which stated that Lyon have slammed an asking price of €80m (£68m) on the player.

Moussa Dembele has scored two goals and two assists in his last two games in all competitions.

The Frenchman is the top-scorer at Lyon with 15 goals since the start of this season and he could be the man to replace the goals-coring burden on Marcus Rashford who will spend several weeks on the sidelines as a result of a back injury.

Chelsea were the first club to make a bid for Moussa Dembele in this January window but their €40m bid was turned down by Lyon.

Tottenham Hotspur also tried to sign the Frenchman in a swap deal that would see them take Kenyan international midfielder Victor Wanyama from the North London club.

The North Londoners were turned down by Lyon after they made that swap deal offer.

Manchester United are the latest club to make play for Moussa Dembele who could be the man to take the pressure off the club in terms of goals.

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EPL: Liverpool, Arsenal Made Contact To Sign £25m Teenager

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New Real Madrid signing Reinier was also a target for the Premier League duo of Liverpool and Arsenal according to his father Mauro Cavalho.

His father talked about the interest of both Arsenal and Liverpool in a chat with Cadena Ser, a Spanish radio station.

Reinier completed his transfer to Real Madrid from Brazilian Serie A club Flamengo in this winter transfer market for a fee said to be around €30m (£25m).

He will join the Real Madrid Castilla (youth team at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu) upon his return from national team duty next week.

Reinier is in line to represent Brazil at the pre-Olympics tournament for CONMEBOL ahead of Tokyo 2020.

He is not the first Brazilian teenager to join Real Madrid in the last one year as the likes of Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr. have also joined the Los Merengues as teenagers.

Arsenal have been very active in the Brazilian transfer market and that’s partly due to club legend Edu who’s the sporting director at the Emirates Stadium.

Edu is a former Arsenal midfielder who also turned out for the Brazilian national team.

He was instrumental to the signing of young forward Gabriel Martinelli who has been in sensational form for the Gunners in his first season with 10 goals in all competitions.

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Manchester United New Bid For Bruno Fernandes Revealed

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Manchester United have reportedly made another bid for Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes as they try to sign him before the present transfer market comes to a close.

This is according to popular transfer news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb.

It was disclosed that the Red Devils have made a £55m bid for Bruno Fernandes and it is still unknown whether Sporting Lisbon will accept the new offer from Manchester United.

The Red Devils have made several offers to sign the player who has an asking price of £68m as confirmed by Sporting Lisbon.

Bruno Fernandes was the subject of interest from both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur last summer.

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The 25-year-old has been a scoring machine for Sporting Lisbon in the last two seasons including the last campaign which ended with him netting 32 goals in all competitions thereby breaking the record of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard as the highest-scoring midfielder in a single season.

Frank Lampard scored 27 goals for the Blues from midfield during the 2009/10 season.

Manchester United have lacked a goalscoring midfielder this season and Bruno Fernandes can provide that spark for the Red Devils from the middle of the park.

For now, Bruno Fernandes remains a Sporting Lisbon player pending the agreement of the transfer fee with Manchester United.

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EPL: Jose Mourinho To Launch Bid For Chelsea, Man United Target

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North London club Tottenham Hotspur want to steal a march on their rivals in the chase for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare according to French publication L’Equipe.

It was revealed that Spurs want to sign the young midfielder but might need to wait until the summer.

In his last interview as granted by L’Equipe, Boubakary Soumare confirmed that he would be staying at Lille for the rest of the season thus ruling out an exit from the French Ligue 1 outfit.

Tottenham Hotspur have already signed a new midfielder in Portuguese international Gedson Fernandes who signed for the North Londoners on loan from Benfica.

20-year-old Gedson Fernandes has joined Spurs from Portuguese champions Benfica on an 18-month loan deal with the option to buy him when the loan contract expires next summer.

He had to leave Benfica after falling out of favor with manager Bruno Lage and has joined Spurs whom he made his debut for during the goalless draw at the home of Watford at the weekend.

Boubakary Soumare has a lot of clubs on his trail apart from Tottenham Hotspur.

The likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are keen on the player alongside the Spanish duo of Real Madrid and Valencia.

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Edinson Cavani’s Transfer Update – Chelsea, Man United Interest

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Manchester United and Chelsea are likely to be bypassed when it comes to the signing of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) striker Edinson Cavani according to his father.

Luis Cavani gave an update on the future of Edinson Cavani at PSG in his latest interview monitored by El Chringuito TV.

According to him, he wants Edinson Cavani to move to Spain when the Uruguayan international star leaves PSG this year though it is uncertain when the striker will leave the French club.

He wants him to join Atletico Madrid who have already made a bid for him as they attempt to sign the ex-Napoli and Palermo star in this January window.

Atletico Madrid made a €10m bid for Cavani and it was rejected by PSG as confirmed by their sporting director Leonardo.

Edinson Cavani has six months to go on his PSG contract but the French club don’t want him to leave until this summer when he’ll be a free agent.

The 32-year-old PSG striker has spent a large part of this season on the bench due to the form of Mauro Icardi who joined the club on loan from Inter Milan last summer.

Edinson Cavani has scored 198 goals in 292 PSG games.

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Manchester United Offer For Jude Bellingham Revealed

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According to Sky Sports, Manchester United have made a big offer to sign highly-rated Birmingham City player Jude Bellingham.

It was earlier revealed by the same media portal that Birmingham City will make a bid of £25m for the 16-year-old midfielder and the offer made for the player has exceeded that amount.

Citing The Sun, it was stated that the Red Devils have made a bid in excess of £30m for the player attracting interest from within England and outside England.

European sides Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona and defending Champions League winners Liverpool have all been monitoring the player alongside Manchester United.

Jude Bellingham has made 25 appearances for his boyhood club Birmingham City whom he has a weekly salary of £145m with.

His salary is still at the scholar level as he’s yet to be given a professional contract.

Bellingham won’t be handed a professional contract until June 29 when he celebrates his 17th birthday celebration.

For now, the player is on peanuts of £145m on a weekly basis as salary despite the interest from the biggest clubs on the European football stage.

He became the youngest player to represent English Championship side Birmingham City when he made his debut during the Carabao Cup clash at League One outfit Portsmouth.

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EPL: Why Gabriel Martinelli Could Have Been A Man United Player

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Outstanding Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli could have been playing for Premier League rivals Manchester United according to TalkSports.

The player himself confirmed this in one of his recent interviews as monitored by the above mentioned English media outlet.

According to Gabriel Martinelli, He spent 15 days training at Manchester United without the Red Devils signing him.

The Brazilian attacker further said that during his visit to Old Trafford, he met with players like Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and many more.

He was on trial at Manchester United four times as the Arsenal attacker had to travel from his native Brazil to England on four occasions between 2015 and 2017.

Martinelli has been a revelation since joining Arsenal from the Brazilian lower league club Ituano for just £6m last summer.

The 18-year-old is the second topscorer at Arsenal with 10 goals in all competitions behind leading goalscorer and club skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who has netted 16 goals in all competitions for his team.

Gabriel Martinelli scored his 10th goal of the season during the eventful Premier League game at Chelsea on Tuesday night.

Arsenal played around 65 minutes with ten men after former Chelsea center back David Luiz was sent off for denying a goalscoring opportunity but the Gunners were still able to play a 2-2 draw at the home of Chelsea aided by the sensational solo goal from Gabriel Martinelli.

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EPL: Dani Ceballos Next Move After Chelsea Draw Revealed

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Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos has dropped a transfer hint that suggests that he won’t be at Arsenal beyond this season.

Dani Ceballos signed for Arsenal on loan this summer after he was declared surplus to requirements at Real Madrid and the Spaniard has high hopes of a possible transfer to Arsenal on a permanent deal before injury struck last year.

The Spanish international was a regular player in the Arsenal XI while Unai Emery was the Gunners boss and before he picked up a hamstring injury last year November which ruled him out for two months.

His return coincided with the start of the managerial reign of Mikel Arteta at Arsenal and the Real Madrid loanee is yet to play a single minute under the Spanish tactician though he has been in four of the Arsenal squads under him.

After the Chelsea game, Dani Ceballos replied Arsenal teammate Hector Bellerin on one of his social media posts to suggest that he would be leaving Arsenal this summer.

Hector Bellerin celebrated with a social media post after he rescued a point for his team via a 2-2 draw and Ceballos responded to that post by saying he’ll miss the left foot through which the fellow Spaniard scored.

Bellerin was making his first appearance for Arsenal after six weeks out with hamstring problem.

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