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Solskjaer Includes Unsettled Youngster In His Traveling Squad Ahead Of Europa League Clash

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Tahith Chong

Manchester United will tackle AZ Alkmaar in matchday two Europa League fixture on Thursday and they are expected to leave Old Trafford today.

Meanwhile, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the list of players who will be traveling to the Eredivisie side for the upcoming fixture.

Injured French international Paul Pogba couldn’t make the list, while longtime absentees Bailly, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw are expectedly excluded.

Unsettled youngster, Tahith Chong made the cut desperately despite the uncertainty surrounding his career at the Theatre of Dreams as a result of lack of game-time.

The youngster has failed to nail down a spot in Solskjaer’s starting lineup and it doesn’t look like things will change anytime soon.

The Netherlands U21 star has featured in just one Premier League game this season and he is yet to convince Solskjaer of his ability to score goals.

According to the Daily Mail on Monday, Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven is considering reaching a loan deal with United for the winger in January.

He will hope to feature against Alkmaar at the AFAS Stadion on Thursday.

See United full squad below: David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant; Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Axel Tuanzebe, Marcos Rojo, Brandon William Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Fred, James Garner, Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Angel Gomes, Daniel James; Tahith Chong, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.

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EPL: Chelsea, United now handed boost in Rice’s chase

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Declan Rice

Two English Premier League clubs, Man United and Chelsea have been handed a major boost in their chase of West Ham United player Declan Rice in the summer transfer window.

Both teams have been in chase of the player and it seems it would be a difficult one to achieve but West Ham United are now being forced to make certain decisions if they must bring in new faces.

One of the decisions is to let go of Declan Rice to be able to cash in on him with the Blues and the Red Devils keen on his signature.

The Blues manager, Frank Lampard is hoping to concert Declan Rice back to a defender to solve the problems at his back, the reason why he is being followed.

The Red Devils are not also left out of their wish to land the 21-year-old to add depth to the squad ahead of next season with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to reinforce as well.

However, the Hammers are hoping to leave it for the highest bidder as they hope to cash in about £70 million for Declan Rice which would be enough to sanction most of their transfer deals this summer transfer window.

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Man United not out of race for £90m-rated defender

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Kalidou Koulibaly

Emerging reports reveal that the English Premier League club, Man United are still in the race for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer transfer window with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer whose a big fan of the player.

The Red Devils have only been carried away by their pursuit on England international winger Jadon Sancho as the media has been congested with reports of his expected move to the Old Trafford and negotiation with his owners, Borussia Dortmund.

The Evening Standard reports that Man United are still very interested in the services of the Napoli defender but will have to complete the deal for the former Man City youth player before paying attention to Kalidou Koulibaly.

It would be recalled that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis already stated that the club is yet to receive any offer for Kalidou Koulibaly and made it clear that they will not listen to offers that do not match his £90 million valuation.

This development might be the only hindrance to the Red Devils’ long-term dream of having Kalidou Koulibaly at the club as they would be spending heavily to bring in Jadon Sancho which makes £90 million too much a fee for a single player this transfer window.

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EPL: United youngster heading to Germany for a loan deal

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Tahith Chong

Man United youngster Tahith Chong is already attracting interest from the German Bundesliga club, Werder Bremen, and could be heading that direction this summer window.

It is not clear if Tahith Chong will be in the first-team plans of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and that could prompt his move away for a season loan so as to continue his development.

There is no doubt that Tahith Chong is a part of the Red Devils future but his stay at the club could hamper his development which is being avoided by the club.

Werder Bremen are already in talks with the Red Devils and are positive that something will happen at the end of the day.

The club sport directors, Frank Baumann who confirmed the development with Tahith Chong stated that there are talks already ongoing between the two clubs and it is heading the right direction.

He, however, stated that there are still some things that need to be clarified and agree upon in the terms of the loan deal before an official announcement can be made.

Meanwhile, other Academy players will not be allowed to leave Man United especially as the world of sports is in an unusual time as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sancho’s terms agreed, why the delay?

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Jadon Sancho

It is still surprising to know that Man United are yet to seal a deal with England international winger, Jadon Sancho from German Bundesliga outfit, Borussia Dortmund.

Speculations of Jadon Sancho’s move to Man United have lingered too much and the end of it is yet to be known as there is yet to be any progress in the negotiation for a deal.

However, the latest report hints that the Red Devils have already settled personal terms with the former Man City youth player as he is reported to have joined Man United WhatsApp group.

Transfer expert Ian McGarry stated that the development makes Man United very comfortable and confident as they are not faced with any competition from any club for the player.

He added that Jadon Sancho has been in touch with some Man United players with daily contacts made as he is hoping to seal the move.

However, Borussia Dortmund are yet to come down on their asking price for the England international winger which is the only reason for the delay in the deal.

A fee of £100 million is being requested and the Red Devils cannot afford it if they must do other deals in this summer transfer window.

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Yes!! Coutinho agrees terms but is Willian still coming?

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The latest report has claimed that Arsenal have already agreed on personal terms with Philippe Coutinho for a deal to happen in the coming days as soon as a fee is agreed upon.

Barcelona are hoping to part ways with the former Liverpool man after a big-money deal as German Bundesliga side, Bayern Munich failed to keep him on a permanent deal after his loan spell with the club.

Arsenal are keen to land the Barcelona player and talks have been reported to be heading the right direction with a loan deal as an option.

However, this development has caused a drop in the transfer of Willian from West London club, Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium as reports had earlier claimed that the Gunners will not be bringing in the two players to the club.

This development has left Arsenal fans divided with some seeking for Willian over Philippe Coutinho while others are saying the opposite.

Commentators have argued that Willian will make more impact at Arsenal than Coutinho which means a deal for the Barcelona star and a snub for the Chelsea man may not go well for the club.

Already, reports claim that Arsenal have handed Willian a three-year deal to join the Emirates Stadium and will have him earn £100,000 weekly.

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EPL: Arsenal in search of a goalkeeper

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The injury of Bernd Leno could force North London outfit, Arsenal into the search for a new goalkeeper as the club can only boast of Emi Martinez.

Emiliano Martinez got the opportunity he has been waiting for in gold as he gave an impressive performance in the absence of Bernd Leno especially in the restart of the Premier League.

Most importantly is the fact that Emi Martinez helped the Gunners to win their 14th FA Cup title to earn a place in the Europa League next season but that has not stopped Arsenal from searching for a new goalkeeper, according to reports.

It is claimed that the North London outfit will move in for a backup goalkeeper to ensure their safety in the course of the coming season.

Dejan Iliev and Matt Macey have both been identified as the best options as a backup gaolkeeper with the North London club hoping to seal a deal for any of one that is available in the summer transfer window.

However, it is expected that Bernd Leno will return to take his place as the first-choice goalkeeper as e is rated as part of the top five goalkeepers in the English Premier League.

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Barcelona still on their way to Arsenal

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Arsenal’s hope of keeping Gabon international forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the Emirates Stadium could still be threatened with reports that Barcelona could still tempt him.

It is claimed that Spanish giants are yet to make a decision on whether to come for the signature of the former Borussia Dortmund forward or not and that would be in the coming days.

Le10Sport, via Sport Witness, reports that the Spanish giants are very interested in the signature of the Arsenal man and have placed him at the top list but have Inter Milan forward, Lautaro Martinez as an alternative if they fail to land him.

However, Mikel Arteta is working back and forth to ensure a new deal is handed to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and it is claimed that he would be given a £250,000 per week wage to stay at the Emirates Stadium for more years.

Meanwhile, it has been a very light mood for the Gunners fans after seeing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang send them into frenzy by liking a post on Instagram begging him to sign a new deal at the club.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been scoring goals for the North London club and since his arrival and will not be forgotten for delivering the FA Cup title with his brace against their London rivals, Chelsea.

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EPL: Lyon still waiting for Arsenal’s Aouar bid

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Houssem Aouar

North London club, Arsenal are reported to be in the chase of French Ligue 1 outfit Lyon star Houssem Aouar in this summer transfer window but of course, they are yet to submit a bid for him.

Houssem Aouar has impressed with the Ligue 1 club and has attracted interest from a number of clubs but the Gunners are being tipped to snap him up this summer window.

However, it is claimed that the North London club is yet to make any bid for the star player as Lyon are still waiting for offers from interested suitors.

French outlet L’Equipe reports that the bid for Houssem Aouar has now been left very open to all interested suitors as Lyon are forced to part ways with him to be able to cushion the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the club.

English Premier League club, Man City are reported to be the only major contestants for Houssem Aouar with Pep Guardiola also making efforts to work with the 22-year-old after his side played against Lyon in the Champions League last season.

Howbeit, the Gunners will be ready to meet with the £54 million asking price if they wish to have Houssem Aouar at the Emirates Stadium next season.

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