Brazilian international player Philippe Coutinho has managed to resurrect his ailing career at German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
Coutinho is on a season-long loan deal at the Bavarian giants from Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona.
Bayern Munich have the option of signing him on a permanent transfer at the end of his loan deal next summer but other interested clubs like Manchester United have the opportunity to sign him in the event that the Bavarian giants decide against signing him.
Manchester United can sign Philippe Coutinho for 104 million pounds according to the publication from football365.
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Philippe Coutinho had to leave Barcelona for Bayern Munich on loan in the summer to resurrect his career after his unsuccessful spell at the Nou Camp.
Barcelona want to sell him next summer as stipulated in the loan contract that took him to the Allianz Arena.
Philippe Coutinho spent a largely unsuccessful 18 months at the Nou Camp following his 142 million pounds transfer from Premier League giants Liverpool to Barcelona at the start of last year.
The transfer made him the third most expensive player in the history of world football.
Only the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) duo of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are more expensive.
EPL: Best Three Clubs For Liverpool Playmaker Who Out Of Contract This Summer
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is closing in on an exit from the club this summer with the outgoing European champions not expected to offer the England international a new deal.
His contract at Liverpool will expire this summer thus bringing an end to his five-year stay at Anfield. His time at Liverpool has been successful but he has been greatly limited due to his several injury problems.
Despite his injury problems at Liverpool over the past few years, Adam Lallana is still a quality player as witnessed in bits and pieces over the course of the present season suspended because of the viral disease known as Coronavirus.
The £25m signing from fellow Premier League club Southampton in 2015 was part of the Reds squad that ended the club’s lengthy trophy drought with the Champions League triumph last season. Liverpool had gone seven years without a single trophy until last season when Lallana and Liverpool beat fellow Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the Champions League final.
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His greatest contribution at Liverpool this season was when he came off the bench to score the late equaliser for his team in a 1-1 draw at Manchester United in October 2019. Lallana was able to preserve the Reds’ unbeaten run until the start of last month when a 3-0 loss at Watford ended that run.
Adam Lallana would be a sought after free agent this summer when he leaves Liverpool and several English clubs like Leicester City, Arsenal and Southampton have been linked with a move for him. Here are the top three clubs for the English playmaker:
1. Leicester City – Adam Lallana could be the direct replacement for James Maddison at Leicester City. Maddison is a big target for Manchester United.
2. Southampton – A sensational return to former club Southampton could be on the cards this summer. The ex-Saints skipper left the club in a controversial manner for Liverpool in 2015
3. Arsenal – The Gunners are also in the running to sign him as a free agent.
Coronavirus: Making A Premier League Title Case For Liverpool
Merseyside giants Liverpool have arguably been the most unlucky team in the title race during the Premier League era but the word ‘unlucky’ won’t be enough to qualify their situation if the Reds fail to win the league this season after putting a lot of work to get to a very good position.
Before the current Premier League season was suspended as a result of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool needed two victories to win the league title for the first time in three decades.
Liverpool are the most successful club in England in trophy terms and this makes it more remarkable cum surprising that they are yet to taste Premier League title success despite coming close on a number of occasions. Their fans are widely regarded by many as the most intense on the European football scene but they are yet to see the club win the league in 30 years.
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Liverpool were the most successful team in the English league two decades ago with 18 titles but their lack of win over the years paved the way for arch-rivals Manchester United to overtake them. The Red Devils have 20 league titles with the final one coming during the last season of legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson (2012/13 campaign).
Two instances of Liverpool coming close to winning the Premier League title readily jumps to mind. During the 2013/14 season, Liverpool was closing in on their first title in the Premier League era with three games left to play before a costly slip by then club skipper Steven Gerrard initiated their collapse.
Liverpool needed seven points from those three games and they were only able to record just four points to hand Manchester City the title. The second instance was last season when the Reds missed out on the league title to Manchester City again by just one point.
This season, Liverpool have a 25-point advantage at the top of the table but that would count for nothing if the current league campaign is not finished because of Coronavirus. It would be the most Liverpool thing for Liverpool to be denied a first league title in 30 years by Coronavirus after the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City had stopped them over the years.
Is It Time Up For De Gea At Manchester United
It is very difficult to argue against the case of Spanish international shot-stopper David De Gea being the best player of the last decade at Manchester United and this is testament to his form over the last eight to ten years.
David De Gea has set high standards for himself in the past years and this has come back to haunt him mainly due to his questionable performances in the Manchester United goal over the past 12 to 18 months.
His questionable form has led to calls for him to leave Manchester United for greener pastures but the big question is whether the Red Devils will be able to cope with his exit.
Some years back, David De Gea was at the peak of his powers and also came close to joining Real Madrid in the Spanish league if not for a fax machine. During that period, he was the best goalkeeper in the world alongside Bayern Munich shot-stopper Manuel Neuer but the Spaniard can’t lay claim to that title again after his drop in form.
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Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, Liverpool shot-stopper Alisson Becker and Barcelona goalie Marc Andre Ter Stegen are few of the goalkeepers that have surpassed him in the rankings of the best goalkeepers in European and world football.
To put his drop in form into context, No Premier League goalkeeper has made more errors leading to a goal than David De Gea since the start of last season. His drop in form started after his long-term future at Manchester United was secured at the start of last season.
A lot of the Manchester United Faithfuls are happy to try out other options in goal other than David De Gea with the likes of Sergio Romero and Dean Henderson regarded as good options.
Sergio Romero is an experienced Argentine international and he’s the second choice goalkeeper at Manchester United. He has kept 10 clean sheets from the last 13 games in the Red Devils’ goal.
On his part, Dean Henderson is on loan at Sheffield United from Manchester United and he has been one of the top three goalies in the Premier League this season.
Why Liverpool will not be crowned champions if EPL is cancelled
Liverpool are topping the English Premier League table and are expected to be crowned champions, but there is been a new twist as UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin said Liverpool will not be the English Premier League champions if the coronavirus pandemic forces the season to end prematirely.
All the English football fixtures are currently on suspension until April 4, because of the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan China.
Liverpool are 25 points clear at the top of the EPL table, but are not sure to be crowned Champions this season – they last won the league 30 years ago.
Aleksander Čeferin has now puts through is argument on whether Liverpool should be awardedthe trophy, if the epl fixtures are not completed.
“I’ve seen and heard some again fake news that UEFA will advise leagues to finish the championships now and decide that the winners are the ones who are number one now.
“I can say that it’s not true. Our goal is to finish the leagues and we didn’t recommend anything like that to any association or league,” Ceferin said according to Daily Mail.
EPL: Liverpool Transfer Plan For Potential Summer Signing Revealed
According to popular German newspaper Sport Bild, Liverpool have outlined their plan for RB Leipzig attacker Timo Werner whom they want to sign in the summer.
It was revealed that Liverpool will send the petite German international back to RB Leipzig on loan when they sign him this summer.
The aforementioned report said that the Reds will sign the Germans this summer before sending him back on loan for the entirety of next season.
Liverpool are not the only club keen to sign Timo Werner who has scored 21 German Bundesliga goals this season in the colours of RB Leipzig.
Timo Werner and his RB Leipzig team are in the mix for the German Bundesliga title alongside defending champions Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Bayern Munich have won each of the last seven league titles.
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Apart from Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have also been linked with the player who was part of the German squad that won the 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup.
Chelsea tried to sign Timo Werner during the January transfer window but the player opted to stay at RB Leipzig for the rest of this season.
The Blues also tried to sign Lyon striker Moussa Dembele and Napoli attacker Dries Mertens but they were unable to pull off a deal for any of these forwards. Chelsea didn’t sign anyone during the January transfer window.
Timo Werner and RB Leipzig are currently preparing for the crucial Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur who came close to winning the competition last season before they were beaten by reigning champions Liverpool 2-0 in the final.
RB Leipzig have a 1-0 lead from their first leg last 16 Champions League tie with Tottenham Hotspur in London last month. Timo Werner scored the only goal of the game in that first leg.
A draw from the second leg would be enough to take RB Leipzig through to the Champions League quarterfinals.
EPL: Man United Target Sancho ‘Rejected’ Historic Offer Before Quitting Man City Academy
According to the Daily Star, Premier League target Jadon Sancho rejected a very good offer from English champions Manchester City before his transfer to German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
Jadon Sancho moved to Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City in the summer of 2017 after the England international turned down an offer of £30,000 on a weekly basis.
The player had to leave Premier League champions Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in search of regular first-team football.
Manchester City paid around 500,000 pounds for Jadon Sancho when they signed him from Watford at the age of 15. The Citizens were not able to hold on to his services despite their huge financial offer.
Jadon Sancho has grown from a player that hardly played first-team football at Manchester City to a world-beater at Borussia Dortmund.
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The 19-year-old has been a key player for Borussia Dortmund in the last two years and his form has attracted the interest of former club Manchester City as well as other Premier League sides like Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Recent reports claimed that Jadon Sancho will cost any team a Premier League record of €140m if he leaves Borussia Dortmund for England this summer.
Manchester United are seen as alight favourites for his signature ahead of the other three interested teams.
Jadon Sancho has scored 31 goals in 88 games for Borussia Dortmund who are still in the mix for the German Bundesliga title and the Champions League title.
He has 14 league goals and 14 assists this season and the winger is expected to be an important player for the England national team ahead of the 2020 European Championships in the summer.
Jadon Sancho has been a regular for Gareth Southgate since he made his debut for the team during an away game at Croatia in the UEFA Nations League in 2018.
EPL: Timo Werner Gets Transfer Proposal From Manchester United
RB Leipzig star Timo Werner has reportedly received a transfer message from English Premier League giants Manchester United ahead of this summer.
Timo Werner has been informed that Manchester United want to sign him in the summer.
According to the The Athletic, German international Timo Werner has gotten a transfer proposal from Manchester United who are keen to sign a new striker this summer.
The Red Devils are yet to sign a replacement for Romelu Lukaku since the Belgian international player left the club last summer.
Romelu Lukaku is an Inter Milan player after they paid £73m to sign him from the Red Devils at the start of the season.
For now, Manchester United have Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo whom they signed on loan during the winter transfer window last month.
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Ighalo joined the Premier League giants on loan for the rest of this season without any option of a permanent transfer.
He signed for the Red Devils from Shanghai Shenshua FC of China.
Odion Ighalo scored his first goal for Manchester United as he netted during the 5-0 thumping of 10-man Club Brugge at home in the second leg of their Europa League last 16 tie played on Thursday night.
Manchester United were able to establish a 6-1 aggregate win over their Belgian opponents and are one of the 16 trams for the next stage of the competition.
Manchester United are not the only club with a transfer proposal for Timo Werner as Spanish La Liga side Barcelona are also interested in him, The Catalans have sent a transfer message to him.
German champions Bayern Munich are also interested in him but they are yet to make a move on the player who has scored 27 goals plus 11 assists in 33 games this season.
Liverpool appear to be the preference for the petite German international player.
Man Utd Tipped To Sign Player Similar To Liverpool star Van Dijk
Manchester United have been backed to sign a top player to complement Harry Maguire at the heart of their defence by footballer turned pundit Garth Crooks.
Crooks is a pundit with BBC and he’s adamant that Three Lions of England player Harry Maguire needs a new quality centre back partner this summer despite the recent improvement shown by Manchester United defensively.
The Red Devils have not conceded a goal in each of their last three games in the Premier League.
The defensive showing has propelled Manchester United to a return of seven points from three league games thus taking the team to fifth spot on the table and three points off Chelsea who occupy fourth place on the Premier League log at the moment.
Harry Maguire became the world’s most expensive defender last summer after the Red Devils splashed the sum of £80m on him. He was signed from Leicester City after two seasons with the Foxes.
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He has played with three centre backs since his time at Manchester United.
Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly have all taken turns to partner Harry Maguire who’s obviously the first choice central defender at Old Trafford.
Garth Crooks wants Manchester United and chief executive Ed Woodward to sign a new centre back to partner Harry Maguire and that the new player should be similar to Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk.
Dutch international Van Dijk has been the benchmark for defenders in recent times after his stunning adaptation to life at Liverpool upon his transfer to the club in January 2018.
He held the record for the most expensive defender in the history of mankind for many months before it was broken by the aforementioned Maguire.
Liverpool paid £75m to sign Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton around two years ago and the player has more than justified that price tag.