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Manchester United obviously need to add more fireworks to their attacking department following their underwhelming start to the season.

Solskjaer, who is under pressure to deliver, is now making move to add more threats to his team’s attacking prowess as he is linked with two in-form strikers.

Juventus experienced centre-forward Mario Mandzukic was said to be heading to Old Trafford during the summer window but the Red Devils failed in their last-minute bid for his signature.

Top Qatari clubs approached the player in the summer but the Croatian star turned down the chance to depart the Turin side as he reportedly wants a switch to Old Trafford.

Maurizio Sarri won’t find it difficult to let go of the striker in January considering the quality of strikers at his disposal.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain are very much available for selection, hence, Juventus won’t think twice before parting ways with Mandzukic who has just 18 months left in his contract.

According to Sky Sports, the Red Devils are also in the race to sign Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson who is enjoying a brilliant start to the season.

The Cherries’ centre-forward has scored five goals in seven matches and his current form has earned him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s 25-man squad ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

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EPL: Why Josh King dreams of Man United transfer revealed

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The biggest dream of Bournemouth striker Josh King is to have a move to Man United as his second spell at the Old Trafford this summer transfer window.

Josh King was a Red Devils player as a 16-year-old boy and was able to make two senior team appearances before he was sold out. No doubt he has grown up to become a man and that is expected to reflect on his game.

It would be recalled that Man United made an attempt for his signature in the last January transfer window but they failed to complete the deal before bringing in Nigerian international Odion Ighalo from China.

A report by The Athletic claims Josh King still dreams of a return to Man United and he is ready to make it happen by snubbing all the interests on the table for his signature.

However, Man United have been advised by pundits to sign a goal-scoring centre striker that will help them deliver their dream titles in the coming season.

The Red Devils are reportedly set to stick with France international Anthony Martial and are hoping to secure the signature of England international winger Jadon Sancho from German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund.

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Bournemouth star issues come-get-me plea to United

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Bournemouth star Joshua King is desperate for a return to Man United as he issues a come-get-me plea to the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in this summer transfer window.

Joshua King noted that he had spent five years of his early football career at Man United and learned. He is keen to return there and will jump at any opportunity to do so.

According to him, a move was attempted in the last January transfer window but was unsuccessful but that will not distract him as he is willing to wait for the right time to make the move.

One of the reasons why Joshua King is keen on a move to Man United is his dream to play in the Champions League. He is also very optimistic that it will happen within the next two years.

Pundits have continued to call on Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to add a striker that will be able to deliver goals consistently to the team and Joshua King could be an option for him.

It is, therefore, unknown if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has an interest in Joshua King and seeks to work with him in order to make a move for him.

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Man United bank on Bournemouth statement for players deal

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Man United hope that the statement credited to Bournemouth will ensure their deal for David Brooks this summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have identified the Wales winger as an alternative for England international Jadon Sancho and are reportedly ready to submit an offer before the end of the summer transfer window.

Bournemouth have been relegated to the Championship which makes it very difficult for most of their players to remain at the club because of their wish to play in the Premier League and David Brooks is not left out of this.

However, Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall has stated that the club will not stand in the way of any player if they want to leave but stressed that each player has a price that must be met before any deal can happen.

It is understood that the Red Devils will have to submit a bid of £40 million to sign the Welsh winger as the 23-year-old is valued very high by the Cherries after impressing in the just-concluded season.

The Red Devils are yet to get started with their summer transfer deals but it is expected that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will do some deals before the end of the window.

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Man United considering Bournemouth star as Sancho’s alternative

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The English Premier League outfit, Man United have been searching for an alternative for their top target, Jadon Sancho as they seek to land the player before the end of the summer transfer window.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer identified the England international as his major target and was desperate to land him but the club failed to reach an agreement with the German Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund over a deal and a winger is set to remain at the club for another season.

This has forced the Red Devils into making moves for another alternative and they are reportedly considering the signature of Bournemouth star, David Brooks this summer window.

The Sport Witness reports that the Red Devils are serious in the deal for David Brooks who plays as a right-winger for Bournemouth.

However, David Brooks cannot boast of the same profile as Jadon Sancho as he scored only one goal in nine appearances after returning from a serious ankle injury

David Brooks has been tipped to be a very interesting player but his injury stopped him from helping Bournemouth from being relegated and it is expected that he will remain in the topflight with another club next season.

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Man United Vs Bournemouth: Solskjaer to field fresh team?

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Man United will be hoping to continue their smooth run with a win when they host Bournemouth later on Saturday in the Premier League clash at the Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have been commanding in their last two games, defeating Sheffield United and Brighton 3-0 to earn a place in the 5th position.

It is expected that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will field a new team, different from the ones that enjoyed the previous wins.

This is after the former Red Devils player hinted that some of the players are injured and will need assessments before confirming their availability.

Solskjaer noted that there are more games to be played which makes it unnecessary to force players back to the pitch.

After reports that Bruno Fernandes had a knock in training, he could be rested by the manager with Fred likely to pick up a central midfield role while Paul Pogba is allowed to advance.

Luke Shaw could also be rested for Brandon Williams a start at left-back.

However, those expected to start the game will be predicted from the latest team news that would be made public by the Norwegian manager.

Solskjaer noted that the remaining games left are important because it would be played against clubs that they have points to prove.

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Frank Lampard Makes Nathan Ake Transfer Decision

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West London club Chelsea won’t be re-signing former player Nathan Ake during this month’s winter transfer window according to the publication via the stables of the Daily Express.

The transfer decision on Nathan Ake has been reached because of one Chelsea player as confirmed by manager Frank Lampard.

Nathan Ake is a Bournemouth player after he joined the Cherries from Chelsea permanently in 2017 for a fee of around £20m.

He joined Bournemouth some months after he spent a six-month loan period at the club during the first half of the 2016/17 campaign before the Dutch international was recalled by ex-Blues boss Antonio Conte in January 2017.

According to The Sun, Chelsea have until the end of this month to activate the £40m buyback clause in his transfer to Bournemouth.

Frank Lampard and Chelsea have decided to let that buyback clause end after the decision was made not to re-sign the player who made 17 appearances for the club in five years between 2012 and 2017.

He represented Chelsea in the Premier League just seven times.

Nathan Ake is the best defender at Bournemouth and his focus is to get his team out of the relegation zone with the Cherries two points away from safety at the moment.

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£50m-rated Player To Chelsea Teased As Bournemouth Relax Ake Stance — Reports

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The youth revolution at Chelsea under the watchful eyes of club legend turned manager Frank Lampard has been lauded and the project could yet improve in the present January transfer market following the news that a product of the Chelsea Academy could return to the club.

Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake is a product of the Chelsea Academy and the Dutchman could return to Stamford Bridge this month in a £50m according to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol who said that Blues are working on a center-back signing having been freed to sign players.

They had their transfer embargo lifted by CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sports) last month.

Nathan Ake was at Chelsea until the start of the 2016/17 season when he signed for the Cherries on loan for that season.

The Dutch international center-back was called back from that impressive loan spell at Bournemouth midway into that season before he went on to join the Cherries permanently in the summer of 2017 in a £20m deal.

Nathan Ake has spent three full seasons at Bournemouth and he’s undoubtedly the best defender at the Vitality Stadium.

Widespread reports corroborated by The Athletic revealed that he has a buyback clause of £40m for Chelsea in his contract.

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EPL: Arsenal Confirm Lineup vs Bournemouth Revealed

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Mikel Arteta is a rookie manager who was until his Arsenal managerial appointment the assistant to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

The Spaniard did more than enough to convince the Arsenal board that he’s the right man for the job at the age of 37.

He takes charge of the Arsenal team who are in the bottom half of the table at this stage for the first time in almost four decades.

A win over Bournemouth would go a long way to improve the position of the Gunners on the Premier League table.

Arsenal have won the last three meetings between the two teams and are favourites to make it four league victories in a row against Bournemouth.

Mikel Arteta will be without Calum Chambers who misses out due to suspension from five yellow cards though Sokratis Papasthathopoulos is back from his own suspension from the accumulation of five yellow cards.

Likely Arsenal XI vs Bournemouth (4-3-3): Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Sokratis Papasthathopoulos, David Luiz, Ainsley Maitland-Niles; Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, Mesut Ozil; Nicholas Pepe, Gabriel Martinelli, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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