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Juventus Deployed New Transfer Tactics To Overcome Man United Challenge In Race For Erling Haaland

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It’s no longer news that Norway international Erling Haaland is being wanted by more than 15 clubs following his exploits in all the four Champions League matches played so far this season.

Liverpool, United, Manchester City, RB Leipzig, Barcelona, PSG, Real Madrid and Juventus are all in the list of clubs vying for the youngster’s service, but the Serie A Champions have taken a huge step towards defeating their competitors.

According to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, Juventus have met with the player’s agent Mino Raiola to discuss their chances of signing the teenager.

The Turin based outfit believe meeting with the highly-rated agent will boost their chances of luring Haaland to the club in January.

It should be recalled that many transfer media reported on Friday that the youngster is considering a move to RB Leipzig to continue his development because he believes that regular game-time is guaranteed in the Bundesliga side, unlike other interested clubs who can boast of two or three well-established strikers.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might need to hasten his move for Haaland as he is tipped to be the most probable one to snatch him out of RB Salzburg due to the relationship he had with the player during their time at Molde in Norway.

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Man Utd Risk Losing 20-year-old Club Graduate On A Free Transfer

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Manchester United are facing the prospect of losing Academy graduate Tahith Chong for free this summer.

Dutch junior international Tahith Chong came through the ranks at Manchester United before making his first-team debut.

The 20-year-old has six months left to run on his present deal at the Theatre of Dreams.

His Manchester United contract will expire this summer.

He has played around 400 minutes of football under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Tahith Chong has demanded a weekly contract of £35,000 to extend his Manchester United contract but the Red Devils are not prepared to grant him his request according to The Athletic.

The u21 Dutch international was considered to be the greatest young talent at Manchester United around a year ago but he has not been able to step up to be a regular fixture in the first team.

Other young players like Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams have surpassed him in that aspect.

Striker Mason Greenwood has scored 10 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils, while Brandon Williams is a regular at left-back.

Tahith Chong made an impressive second-half appearance at the weekend as Manchester United beat League One side Tranmere Rovers 6-0 in the FA Cup fourth round.

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Report: Man United Make Second Offer For Bruno Fernandes

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Manchester United have reportedly made a second offer for Sporting Lisbon player Bruno Fernandes whom they are desperate to sign before the transfer window ends this Friday.

According to Portuguese media outlet, O Jogo, Manchester United have made a second bid for the player and the Premier League giants are hopeful that the new offer would be accepted.

Manchester United have made a second offer of €55m plus add-ons for the player and it is a significant increase in their first offer of €45m for Bruno Fernandes who’s rated €85m by his club.

The general belief is that the second Manchester United offer would be accepted by Sporting Lisbon who won their last game in the league on Monday night with Bruno Fernandes in the team.

The Portuguese international star might have played his last game for Sporting Lisbon during that game.

He captained the team which won 1-0 at home to Maritimo courtesy the 76th-minute strike from Cristian Borja who is a Colombian defender.

The win was able to take Sporting Lisbon to third position on the league table.

Bruno Fernandes achieved success with Portugal last year as he featured prominently as the European champions won the maiden UEFA Nations League.

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EPL News: Edinson Cavani Transfer To Chelsea

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Chelsea will miss out on the signing of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Edinson Cavani according to the London Evening Standard.

The PSG striker has opted for Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid ahead of both Chelsea and Manchester United who are also interested in him.

His agent is in Madrid to wrap up a deal for the Uruguayan international who’s keen to leave PSG this month rather than wait till the summer to exit the club on a free transfer.

Edinson Cavani has just six months left on his PSG deal at the moment.

Atletico Madrid are poised to make a second bid to match the £12.6m asking price from PSG for the 33-year-old striker.

The Spaniards had earlier made an opening bid of around £8.5m for their number one target.

Chelsea will have to look elsewhere for their striker signing as manager Frank Lampard tries to find a strong competition for Tammy Abraham.

Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud are not deemed good enough for Chelsea.

Belgian international Michy Batshuayi was on target for Chelsea at the weekend as the Blues booked their place in the FA Cup fifth round following the fourth-round win over Hull City.

Chelsea won 2-1 away from home in the fourth round.

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Man United Fail In Bid To Sign French Attacker

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Manchester United tried and failed to sign French striker Jean-Kevin Augustin before he joined the English Championship outfit Leeds United.

His transfer from German Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig to Leeds United was confirmed on Monday as manager Marcelo Bielsa tries to strengthen his squad in the battle to gain promotion to the Premier League.

Jean-Kevin Augustin has joined Leeds United on loan for the rest of the season and the club will sign him permanently for around £12.8m if the former Champions League semifinalists secure promotion into the top flight of English football.

Respected British journalist David Ornstein confirmed that Manchester United tried to hijack the move before the player signed for Leeds United.

According to him, the deal was so close for the Red Devils to snatch him under the noses of Leeds United.

Manchester United are finding it difficult to sign players in this window despite the fact that they need to sign players to boost a depleted squad due to injuries to key players.

The Red Devils are without the trio of Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay who would all be in the starting XI if they are fit.

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes is a major transfer target.

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FA Cup: Chelsea, Man United, Liverpool And Arsenal Discover Fifth Round Opponents

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Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are all in the FA Cup fifth round after their respective fourth round wins at the weekend.

The three teams have discovered their fifth round opponents after the draw was held on Monday night.

Arsenal were confirmed for the last 16 of the FA Cup after the 2-1 win over hosts Bournemouth in their fourth round clash courtesy the first half goals from Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah.

South Coast club Bournemouth pulled one back through substitute Sam Surridge at the end of the game.

The Gunners will return to the South Coast for the fifth round against League One club Portsmouth.

Chelsea have been drawn at home in the fifth round and they will face the winner of the game between Liverpool and Shrewsbury Town.

The League One club came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home to Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round and the Reds will host the replay in the first week of February to determine who will face Chelsea.

Manchester United will be the guests of the winner between Derby County and Northampton Town.

Derby County and Northampton Town meet for their FA Cup fourth round replay next month.

Holders Manchester City are away at English Championship club Sheffield Wednesday.

Full Draw:

Sheffield Wednesday vs Manchester City

Portsmouth vs Arsenal

Derby County/Northampton Town vs Manchester United

Chelsea vs Liverpool/Shrewsbury Town

Reading/Cardiff City vs Sheffield United

Tottenham Hotspur/Southampton vs Norwich City

West Brom vs Oxford United/Newcastle United

Leicester City vs Birmingham City vs Coventry City

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Man United Offer Will See Defender Move To Old Trafford

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According to The Sun, young Sunderland defender Logan Pye is attracting the interest of one of the best teams in the Premier League.

It was revealed that Premier League giants Manchester United are interested in the 16-year-old defender

Manchester United have targeted young players in the transfer market though it has not stopped them from pursuing a move for the experienced ones.

16-year-old Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham is also attracting the interest of the Red Devils with recent reports stating that they have made a £30m bid for the wonderkid.

Jude Bellingham has been on top form for Birmingham City in the English Championship this season and Manchester United officials have scouted him on several occasions this term.

For Logan Pye, he’s yet to make a single appearance for the first team at Sunderland as he has predominantly represented the u18 team.

The Sunderland u18 are at the bottom of the u18 Premier League table after losing all their 12 games this season with eight goals scored and 48 goals conceded.

He has five caps for the England u16 team and the left-back is definitely one for the future.

The Manchester United target has one goal and one assist in 13 games this season for Sunderland with nine of those goals coming in the league.

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EPL: Man United Make Transfer Decision On Alexis Sanchez

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Manchester United have made a transfer decision on the future of Alexis Sanchez at the club.

Alexis Sanchez is widely regarded as an expensive flop at Manchester United after the Chilean international failed to live up to expectations at the Theatre of Dreams.

Manchester United fought hard to secure his signing ahead of city rivals Manchester City and he was given a big contract.

Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United from North Londoners Arsenal in a swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the other direction.

He was given a big contract worth £500, 000 in weekly salary when he joined in January 2018.

Alexis Sanchez has a four-and-a-half year contract until the 2021/22 season.

After 18 months of inconsistent displays for Manchester United, Alexis Sanchez was sent out on loan to Inter Milan last summer for the current season.

The Chilean international has had an injury-hit time at Inter Milan since joining and his fitness was recently called into question by manager Antonio Conte.

On his future, an exclusive report from the Daily Star disclosed that Manchester United want Alexis Sanchez back at the club next season and that the Red Devils won’t be open to another loan move to Inter or a permanent transfer.

The new development won’t be music to the ears of Manchester United fans.

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EPL Live: Adama Traore Transfer To Liverpool – All The Latest Updates

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Wolverhampton Wanderers have slapped a £75m asking price on star winger Adama Traore in an attempt to ward off the interest of Premier League table toppers Liverpool and the other interested clubs.

This is according to the publication from SoccerLink which also confirmed the interest of other Premier League teams like Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

Adama Traore came through the famed La Masia Academy at Barcelona before Aston Villa swooped for him.

He suffered Premier League relegation at Aston Villa before suffering the same fate on the back of his transfer to Middlesbrough.

Adama Traore signed for Wolves from Middlesbrough at the start of last season and he had a mixed debut campaign at the club.

The winger has taken his game to a new level at Wolves this season and has drawn the praise of both Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool and Pep Guardiola at Manchester City who are both regarded as the top two managers in the league.

Adama Traore has scored five goals and provided ten assists in 35 games for Wolves this season in all competitions.

French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are also monitoring his development at the Molineux.

His best appearance of the season came in the 2-0 away win over Manchester City where he scored twice in the last ten minutes of the game.

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