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Sancho Focused On Dortmund Amidst Man Utd Interest

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Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is staying grounded despite the numerous transfer rumors linking him with a move away from the German Bundesliga club at the end of this season.

Premier League giants Manchester United have been linked with a move for Jadon Sancho next summer.

The Red Devils were rumored to be interested in signing him this summer but Borussia Dortmund were resolute in their stance that the England international is not for sale.

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Jadon Sancho showed why he’s a top target for Manchester United next year following his performance for Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League clash with visitors Barcelona.

The 19-year-old was one of the best players on the pitch as the two teams battled to a goalless draw.

He was brought down by Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo in the box but the resulting penalty was missed by club skipper Marco Reus.

Jadon Sancho became a key player for Borussia Dortmund last season on the back of signing for them from Premier League champions Manchester City in the summer of 2017.

The young English winger scored 12 goals and also assisted 14 goals in the league last season as Borussia Dortmund finished as the second best team behind champions Bayern Munich.

Jadon Sancho has already scored twice and assisted four more goals this season.

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Man United Get New Competitor In The Race To Sign Top Striker

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Manchester United are joined by Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in the race for 33-year-old striker Mario Mandzukic, that’s according to TuttoMercatoWeb on Wednesday.

The Italian media outlet claimed that the Bundesliga side are ready to launch a surprise transfer bid for the want-away striker who has fallen out of favor at the Turin club.

The Croatian was left out of Maurizio Sarri’s Champions League squad and he hasn’t featured in any of the League games since the start of the season.

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Though it is believed that the Red Devils are close to sealing a deal with the Scuddeto Champions for the player, the Italian media outlet is predicting a tough competition from Dortmund.

They report that the German side believe the player will add more threats to their attacking set up in the second part of the season, and they are willing to leapfrog United in the race for his services.

Solskjaer is reportedly in search of some highly experienced strikers ahead of the winter transfer window and he has also been linked with 38-year-old star Zlatan Ibrahimovich, should he fail to capture the Juventus man.

As it stands, Mandzukic is reportedly ready to move to Old Trafford and it will be surprising if Dortmund eventually sign the player ahead of the Old Trafford outfits.

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Manchester United Battle Arsenal, Liverpool And Two Other Clubs For Denis Zakaria

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Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal have been tipped as the major contenders for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria despite initial interest from two Bundesliga sides Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

The two Bundesliga sides were the first clubs who picked up interest in the youngster but the recent report from Sky Sports claimed that the three Premier League sides are set to leapfrog them in the race for his services in January.

Arsenal, despite signing Torreira and Guendouzi, look very fragile at the middle of the pitch and Emery is willing to add the German to his team in January.

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As for Solskjaer, his quest for more creativity and quality at the center of the park has reportedly forced him into competing with his fellow Premier League managers for the young man.

Though Liverpool appear as a strong team in every department, Jurgen Klopp believes the addition of his countryman will be an added advantage to his dream of becoming the first Liverpool manager to lift the Premier League title in 30 years.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer’s hope of signing Real Madrid wonderkid Martin Odegaard has been boosted as the player is keen on searching for regular game-time even if it means leaving the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

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Manchester United Plotting Big Money Move For 18-Goal Attacker

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Fallen Premier League giants Manchester United are said to be plotting a big money move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

This is according to the recent reports coming out of the British media.

Jadon Sancho is one of the best young players on the English football stage and he’s a top target for Manchester United ahead of next summer’s transfer market.

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According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester United are ready to break the bank to sign the young England international player next summer.

Recent reports claimed that Borussia Dortmund have slapped a price tag of over 100 million pounds on their prized asset.

Jadon Sancho signed for Borussia Dortmund from Premier League champions Manchester City two years ago and he has grown to be a key player for his German Bundesliga side.

Borussia Dortmund paid around £7m for the young English winger and his value has increased more than 10 times.

He has scored 18 goals and also provided 20 more in his 68 games for Borussia Dortmund in all competitions.

Manchester United wanted to sign him in the summer but they were met with the resistance from Borussia Dortmund that the young Englishman is not for sale.

The Red Devils will have to wait till next summer to get their man.

 

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Man Utd Ready To Meet Dortmund Demands To Sign Young Attacker

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Fallen Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly ready to meet all the demands from German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in their quest to sign young attacker Jadon Sancho.

This is according to the report from the stables of the Daily Mirror which claimed that Manchester United officials made up their minds to pay the price tag on the aforementioned Borussia Dortmund winger.

Jadon Sancho was strongly linked with the Red Devils in the summer but Borussia Dortmund were adamant that the England international is not for sale.

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That position is likely to change in the New Year with the player keen to return to the Premier League after three years in the German Bundesliga.

The young England national team forward joined Borussia Dortmund from Premier League champions Manchester City in the summer of 2017 and he has grown to become an important player for his club.

Jadon Sancho was one of the best players in the German top flight last season as his Borussia Dortmund missed out on the German Bundesliga title to rivals Bayern Munich who won the league for a seventh straight season.

Apart from Manchester United, other Premier League sides like Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with the young forward.

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Who could provide a shock in the Champions League group stages?

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The 2019-20 Champions League group stage is well underway, with the third round of games being played this week. As we reach the halfway stage, it’s looking great for some of the early favourites, with Manchester City and Bayern Munich topping their respective groups. But with gaps starting to show between teams in each group, who looks as though they can cause a shock and progress to the knockout stages? Let’s take a look at some of the possible contenders and if you think one of the teams is worth an outside punt, check out the latest Champions League odds: https://www.paddypower.com/football/uefa-champions-league.

Club Brugge

When the draw was made, Group A looked like it would be a formality with 13-time winners Real Madrid and Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain the favourites to progress. The group has been anything but easy thus far and Belgian outfit Club Brugge sit in second place with two points from two games. 

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After a 0-0 draw in their opening fixture with Galatasaray, Brugge travelled to the Bernabéu and found themselves two goals in front at half time. Unfortunately for the Blue-Blacks, Real pegged them back and a sending off for Ruud Vormer allowed Casemiro to equalise from the resulting free kick. Had they held on, daylight would have separated Brugge from the chasing pack but instead, it’s a solitary point.

Brugge are on a six-game unbeaten streak in the Champions League and while next opponents PSG are a formidable force, with Los Blancos struggling to pick up points and Galatasaray failing to score goals, the Belgians must fancy their chances of progression.

Valencia

As things stand in Group H, Valencia and Chelsea find themselves in a battle for the coveted runners-up place. Chelsea may be the favourites with the bookies to progress, but having already beaten Frank Lampard’s men, we believe Valencia have what it takes.

Los Ches didn’t have the best start to the season and sacked manager Marcelino after just three league games. They currently sit eighth in La Liga with three wins from their opening eight games. Despite the 3-0 hammering to Ajax in their last Champions League match, Albert Celades has turned around their domestic fortunes and this new-found confidence should transfer to the European stage too. 

Valencia host Lille in matchday three and with the Ligue 1 club sitting bottom of the group with no points, it’s a chance for Celades’ side to strengthen their grip on progression to the knockout stages.

Red Bull Salzburg

Group E is something of an unknown entity, and looks to be anybody’s game. Red Bull Salzburg are currently unbeaten in the Austrian Bundesliga and sit third in their Champions League group. Level on points with Liverpool and just one point behind leaders Napoli, Salzburg host the Italians next and the result could well turn the tide of the group going into the second half of the stage.

Although Salzburg lost 4-3 to Liverpool in their last game, they’re scoring goals, having hammered Genk 6-2 in matchday one. While it’s a massive ask to overhaul the current holders, the Austrian side could well spring a surprise in the group – but don’t be surprised if it ends up being decided by head-to-head record. Fans probably wouldn’t like to be reminded of their Europa League round of 16 exit last season – after being 3-1 up from the first leg, they were knocked out by Napoli 4-3 on aggregate.

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Ex-Chelsea Manager On Borussia Dortmund Radar

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Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is attracting serious interest from German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund.

This is according to the latest reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.

Jose Mourinho has never managed a team in the German Bundesliga though he has been linked with the Bayern Munich managerial job in the past.

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He was recently linked with the Bavarian giants’ managerial job earlier this year when current manager Niko Kovac was under pressure.

Borussia Dortmund is the latest German team to be linked with the Portuguese tactician as confirmed by popular German newspaper Bild.

According to Bild, Borussia Dortmund want to appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager if they decide to sack their current boss.

Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre has been under some sort of pressure after the slow start to the new German Bundesliga season.

Dortmund were in midtable on the German top flight league log some few weeks ago but they are back in the top four following the slim win over Borussia Moenchengladbach at the weekend.

Marco Reus scored the only goal of the game to give Dortmund the slim 1-0 win over the league leaders thereby pushing his team up to fourth spot on the table.

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Fans Reaction To United Latest Transfer Target Will Definitely Impress You

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Manchester United fans are happy with the latest transfer news linking their darling team with a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria, who is also a transfer target for Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham and Inter Milan.

The 22-year-old is seen as a world-class holding midfielder and United fans hope to see the youngster in Solskjaer’s midfield setup in the second half of the campaign.

Here is a quick rundown of how Red Devils Faithfuls reacted to the transfer report on Social media:

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One fan believes the £43m-rated star will be a perfect addition to the team as he tweeted: “Immense if we pull this off.”

Another said that Zakaria will be a “Fantastic player” at Old Trafford.

Another passionate United fan tweeted: “Strong. Quick. Good ballplayer. Would 100% add to this squad, offers a lot more”

This fan believes the Swiss international will be better than Matic and McTominay, he said : “He is at least better than Matic and Scott to be honest.” via his Twitter handle.

This fan believes the youngster could be as good as Chelsea’s Ngolo Kante, he said: “Great. For me, he is the big type of Ngolo Kante”

However, United will need to release nothing less than £43m if they must beat Tottenham and Bayern Munich to the player’s signature in January.

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The Real Reason Aubameyang Blasted Hans-Joachim Watzke Revealed

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Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has slammed Borussia Dortmund supremo Hans-Joachim Watzke after he said that the Gabonese international left the club for the Premier League because of money.

The Dortmund CEO (Chief Executive Officer) said this in a recent interview with Suddeutsche Zeitung.

According to him, Aubameyang left Borussia Dortmund for Premier League giants Arsenal due to higher wages.

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He also taunted him about the lack of Champions League football at Arsenal.

Aubameyang left Borussia Dortmund for Arsenal in a then club-record deal at the start of last year and he has not been able to play Champions League football for the North London club.

In his response to the Borussia Dortmund CEO via his Twitter handle, Aubameyang accused him of being greedy as highlighted by the transfer of Ousmane Dembele to Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona solely because of money.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been a key player for the Gunners since joining them in January 2018.

He won the Premier League Golden Boot Award last season with 22 goals alongside fellow Africans Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane who both play for Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Aubameyang has scored seven goals in the Premier League this term and eight goals in all competitions.

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