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Manchester United Raul Jimenez Deal Would Only Happen On One Condition

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Manchester United have been backed in their quest to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez but they might need to wait till the summer according to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol.

According to him, it would be difficult for Manchester United to price the player away from Wolves in the middle of the season.

Wolves have had a good season until now and they are in the mix to qualify for the Champions League next season via the Premier League route and the Europa League.

Raul Jimenez has scored 34 goals in the Wolves shirt since joining the Midlands club on loan from Portuguese champions Benfica.

He spent the last campaign on loan at Wolves before the loan transfer was made a permanent one for a club-record deal of £30m.

Raul Jimenez scored 17 goals during the last campaign and has already added 17 more goals this season including 9 goals in 11 Europa League matches this term.

Another Sky Sports reporter Dhamesh Sheth questioned whether a move for an experienced player like 28-year-old Raul Jimenez won’t affect the youth policy been adopted by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United and that if his transfer will block the path of the young forwards at the club.

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Arteta Sends Message To Arsenal Chiefs Amid Man Utd, Liverpool Transfer Interest

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has sent a transfer message to club bosses over sensational player Bukayo Saka who has been turning ends with his performances in the last few months.

In a chat with reporters earlier this month via the Daily Express, Mikel Arteta said that the future of Bukayo Saka will be sorted by the Arsenal chiefs led by executive director Raul Sanllehi.

Bukayo Saka has a little over one year remaining on his Arsenal contract and that has cast serious doubts over his future at the club with Liverpool and Manchester United said to be interested in the Nigerian-born teenage attacker.

The 18-year-old came through the Arsenal ranks before making his debut for the first team under Unai Emery last season.

Saka has played for the England youth teams.

He played the left side of defence and attack for the Arsenal youth teams and was primarily used as a left-winger at the club until this season when he had to switch to the left-back position permanently because of the injuries to first-choice options Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney.

Bukayo Saka has been so impressive for Arsenal at left-back to the extent that Sead Kolasinac has not been able to displace him upon his return from injury one week ago.

Kieran Tierney is also back in full training with the Gunners meaning that the first choice left-back options for the North London club are now fully fit.

Saka has the most assists in the Arsenal first team with nine in addition to three goals scored for the club this season.

He notched his ninth assist of the season in the last game, an Europa League win over Greek club Olympiacos.

The Gunners secured a slim 1-0 away victory in the first leg of their last 32 tie with French international Alexandre Lacazette getting the only goal of the game off a Bukayo Saka assist.

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Why Arsenal Need To Sign A New Striker This Summer

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been able to oversee a remarkable improvement in performances and results since the Spaniard was named the new manager of the North London club.

Arteta was part of the playing personnel at Arsenal for five years between 2011 and 2016 before he retired as the captain of the club.

He joined Pep Guardiola at Manchester City after his playing career had ended at Arsenal and was the assistant manager with the Citizens until the end of last year when the Gunners came calling for the second time.

Mikel Arteta had been interviewed for the Arsenal job in the summer of 2018 after the exit of legendary manager Arsene Wenger and he came close to getting the job before it was given to Unai Emery.

Spanish tactician Unai Emery didn’t last long in the job after his dismissal last year November. He spent just 16 months as the Gunners boss.

Unai Emery left Arsenal in a bad state and Mikel Arteta has been able to resurrect the club from that slump in just two months but the Spaniard won’t be judged on this season.

Arteta will be critically analysed as from next season and he might need a new striker to make his work effective going by the form of Alexandre Lacazette.

French international Lacazette recently ended his drought in front of goal during the league game at home to Newcastle United.

Alexandre Lacazette has been below average in front of goal this season as the Gunners’ main striker. He has scored just eight goals in all competitions.

Arsenal and Mikel Arteta might need to sign a new striker that will score goals on a consistent basis if the team will achieve the targets of next season.

Top strikers like RB Leipzig star Timo Werner and Lyon hitman Moussa Dembele are expected to be available this summer, and Arsenal can take advantage by swooping on one of them.

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Three Reasons Why Liverpool Won’t Sign Mbappe This Summer

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Liverpool are closing in on a first league title in three decades after a sensational form in the Premier League this season but that has not stopped the Reds on working to bolster their squad for the new season.

The Reds are cruising to their first Premier League title ever after winning 26 of their 27 games this term to open up a 22-point lead at the top of the table.

Despite their dominance this season, Liverpool were able to boost their squad with Takumi Minamino from Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg and they have also been linked with a sensational transfer for Paris Saint Germain (PSG) hitman Kylian Mbappe.

Apart from the league, Liverpool have also won the UEFA Super Cup this season after the penalty shootout victory over Chelsea. The two teams shared a four-goal thriller at the end of regulation time and extra time.

Liverpool have also added the FIFA Club World Cup title to their trophy haul after the tournament held in Qatar in December.

Liverpool fans have been dreaming about the prospect of Kylian Mbappe playing for their team but they may have to wait for some time before the transfer can happen due to these three reasons:

1. Too Expensive – Liverpool will have to break the bank if they want to sign a player like Kylian Mbappe who cost PSG around £166m to make the move to the French champions permanently having initially signed for the capital club on loan from AS Monaco.

2. Klopp’s Statement – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken about Kylian Mbappe and the prospect of signing him. According to the Reds boss, the club can’t afford the money required to sign Mbappe.

3. Fearsome Attack – Liverpool have a fearsome attack already and they don’t have an immediate need for a new high profile striker like Kylian Mbappe.

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Man United ‘Only Three Signings’ Away From Challenging Man City, Liverpool Next Season

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Manchester United have been told that they are three signings away from competing with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title.

Manchester City have won the last two Premier League titles, while Liverpool are on course to win the Premier League trophy for this season after a sensational league campaign till date.

Liverpool have 22 points more than Manchester City in second place with 11 league games left this season. Four more wins would be enough to win the league title this season.

Former Manchester United player Robbie Savage was responsible for the aforementioned statement on the Red Devils winning the Premier League again and what they have to do to achieve that.

In his column with the Daily Mirror, the footballer turned pundit advised his former club to make three quality signings in order to get to the level where the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City are operating at the moment.

He went on to mention those three players required to challenge arch-rivals Liverpool and city rivals Manchester City.

According to Robbie Savage, Manchester United might need to spend £250m on three players namely Kalidou Koulibaly, Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho to get to the level of challenging for the Premier League title.

1. Kalidou Koulibaly – The Napoli centre back is expected to leave the Italian Serie A outfit this summer and Manchester United would be one of the clubs in the running to sign him. The Senegalese international has suffered many injury setbacks this season.

2. Jack Grealish – The Aston Villa skipper has been the star of his team this season and recent reports stated that the 24-year-old has given his go ahead for a potential move to Manchester United.

3. Jadon Sancho – The England international has painted Europe with goals and assists for the last two seasons. He is a major target for the Red Devils.

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What Arsenal Boss Arteta Will Be Asking Mesut Ozil Before Making Transfer Decision

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Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn has revealed the criteria that will decide whether playmaker Mesut Ozil will stay at the club beyond this summer.

According to him, new Mikel Arteta will have a discussion with Mesut Ozil in the summer and the outcome will determine whether or not the German will see out the final year of his contract at Arsenal.

It was revealed that Mikel Arteta will weigh up the defensive capability Ozil adds to the team before making his decision this summer.

Nigel Winterburn spoke to gentingbet about Mikel Arteta and Mesut Ozil.

Ozil has been at Arsenal since the summer of 2013 following his big money move from Real Madrid in the Spanish top flight.

Arsenal paid around £42m for Mesut Ozil and it was their club-record as at then. That record has since been broken three times.

The arrival of Ozil ushered in a new era at Arsenal under legendary manager Arsene Wenger. The Gunners had gone eight years without any form of trophy but that ended with the presence of Ozil that season as the North London club went on to win the 2014 FA Cup title after their come from behind win over Hull City in the final.

Mesut Ozil has been the main man at Arsenal throughout his career at the club until the start of last season when Unai Emery replaced Arsene Wenger as the Gunners boss. The German World Cup winner struggled to get along with Unai Emery and that saw him play a small role under the Spanish manager.

Ozil was dropped from the Arsenal squad for several games under Unai Emery but that situation has changed for the better under Mikel Arteta within two months of his appointment.

He scored his first goal of this season in the league win over Newcastle United last weekend.

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Arsenal Warned They Have To Settle For £40million Transfer Fee For This Attacker

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Arsenal have been warned that they might need to cash out on star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.

According to club legend Nigel Winterburn via Gentingbet, the Gunners will need to sell Aubameyang in the summer if he does not extend his contract at the club.

The Arsenal skipper has just one year left on his Arsenal deal at the moment and his long-term future at the Emirates Stadium is in serious doubt.

Aubameyang addressed those transfer rumours of a move away from Arsenal earlier this season as he pointed out that his commitment is to the North London club especially since the arrival of new manager Mikel Arteta.

Former Gunners midfielder Mikel Arteta has been able to turn the fortunes of Arsenal around for the better in comparison to where the club was when he took over the first team in December 2019.

According to ex-Arsenal left-back Nigel Winterburn, his former club might need to settle for a transfer fee of £40m for Aubameyang this summer and that they have to sell him to avoid a free transfer move when his contract expires in 2021.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left Borussia Dortmund in Germany for Arsenal in January 2018 in a £57m deal. His transfer was a club record as at then.

Since his transfer to Arsenal, the Gabonese international has scored 58 goals in 94 matches in all competitions. In addition, he has 13 assists from those games.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has spent a large portion of his playing time on the wings as present and past Arsenal managers have not been able to accommodate him and Alexandre Lacazette upfront at the same time.

His position might not influence his decision as to the Gunners’ failure to qualify for Champions League football since he became an Arsenal player.

Manchester United and Barcelona have both been touted as his next destination in recent weeks.

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Bruno Fernandes Transfer Details Confirmed Including Jorge Mendes’ Fee

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Manchester United made one of the most expensive signings of the January transfer window after they splashed the cash to recruit Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.

The details of the transfer has now been made public by CMVM, Portuguese Securities Market Commission, via Portuguese newspaper A Bola.

According to the media outlet, Manchester United have paid an initial fee of €55m (£46m) for the Portuguese international midfielder and that they could receive up to €25m (£21m) in add-ons.

Sporting Lisbon inserted a sell-on clause in the contract that makes them get 10% of his next transfer fee. Former club Sampdoria FC of Italy also benefitted from a similar arrangement as they collected part of his transfer fee to Manchester United.

It was also revealed that around €5.5million (£4.61m) was paid to intermediaries for the transfer to go ahead and this said money was split between super-agent Jorge Mendes’ Gestifute agency and PositionNumber.

PositionNumber is the agency that represents Bruno Fernandes and managed by Miguel Pinho, who’s his brother-in-law.

In the end, Sporting Lisbon got €34.13m (£29m) from the Bruno Fernandes transfer to Manchester United after all the other parties have collected their monies.

Bruno Fernandes has had a good start to his football career at Old Trafford and has already made three appearances across all competitions including two starts in the Premier League.

He made his Manchester United debut just two days after joining the Red Devils on January 30.

Bruno Fernandes played his first game in the red and white of Manchester United during the goalless draw at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He went on to provide an assist in his second game for the Red Devils during the 2-0 win at Chelsea in their league clash on Monday night.

Harry Maguire wrapped up the result for Manchester United in the second half after Anthony Martial had given his team the lead via a first-half header.

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EPL: Liverpool Legend Gives Verdict On Klopp Selling Salah This Summer

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has given his verdict on the news that manager Jurgen Klopp could sell star forward Mohamed Salah in the summer as he bids to add new players to the Reds attack.

The former Reds defender was surprised that Liverpool will think about selling Mohamed Salah who’s the topscorer at the club this season.

Jamie Carragher believes that Liverpool won’t sell Salah this summer before adding that Klopp will sign new players to improve his frontline ahead of next season.

It had been reported that Liverpool wants to sign both Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner.

Jadon Sancho plays his club football for Champions League last 16 recipient Borussia Dortmund, while Timo Werner plays his club football for another Champions League last 16 recipient in RB Leipzig.

Liverpool have been linked with the club-record £120m swoop of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund as the Reds want the young England international to return to the Premier League.

On his part, Timo Werner will set Liverpool back to the tune of £42m for his transfer from RB Leipzig to England next season.

The two players would cost around £162m and the possible sale of Mohamed Salah could fund the two transfers.

Timo Werner is also a target for both Chelsea and Manchester United though the petite German striker is said to favour a move to join Jurgen Klopp and his players at Anfield.

Jadon Sancho is also in the same situation with Chelsea and Manchester United also interested in him. He was a Premier League Player at Manchester City before his exit three years ago.

Liverpool are clearly not ready to relax despite a spectacular league season that has seen the Reds fail to win just one game. They have a 22-point lead over the chasing pack in the league with 11 games left.

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