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EPL: Man United are favourites to sign Jadon Sancho

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Although the opening of the summer transfer window is still months away, several names have appeared on the fray of players wanted by Manchester United and top of their list is England and Borrussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, reports Express sport.

Since he left Manchester City for Borrussia Dortmund in 2017, Sancho has assumed the stature of a top-notch youngster with his consistently awe-inspiring form – he’s scored 14 goals in 24 League games since the start of this season and he’s attracted the interest of the big clubs in Europe.

He’s primed to return to the Premier League with Chelsea and Liverpool believed to be interested in his services. Barcelona are very well linked with a move for the star as well but Manchester United are reportedly favourites to land him in a big money move when the transfer window comes alive in the summer, . He will more than likely get a regular starting berth an United than  any of the clubs that have him on their transfer radar.

Young Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is coming home to England if the odds prove prescient according to SportsBettingDime. Man United was the odds-on favorite to land the 20-year-old at last check, hovering around the -165 range. The second and third-favorites were both EPL clubs as well: Chelsea at roughly +400 and Liverpool around +700. Spanish giants Barcelona had the best odds of the non-English sides, but at a distant +1200. Factoring in the vig, oddsmakers believe there is almost a 90% chance Sancho returns to Britain.

Solskjaer is spoilt for quality choices in his midfield and defense but he could do with one more silky player on the flank in the form of Sancho. Marcus Rashford and Daniel James are about the only players that play from the flank but if they sign Sancho, they’d have gotten a skillful player who could provide inch-perfect passes for his attackers as well as score goals.

Man United have fielded the young players with bags of potentials this season and Solskjaer is keen on signing more youngsters for the club. Sancho is adept at retaining ball possession and running into pocket of spaces during an attack – with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, he could forge a formidable front three partnership with the aforementioned stars.

Since Sir Alex Ferguson called time on his glorious spell as the manager of United in 2011, several managers have struggled to bring back the glory days for the club but Solskjaer is backed by  Chief Executive Ed Woodward to return to club title winning ways. The Norwegian boss has been so far supported in the signing of players and they are poised to do same in a bid to land Sancho.

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EPL: Dayot Upamecano opens up on Manchester United speculation

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This might not be good news for English Premier League club Manchester United as they have been told that they are not alone in the race for Dayot Upamecano and it is made clear that there are yet to be a concrete offer for his signature.

The player himself made this known when he admitted he has been in great demand but noted that he does not know what the future holds for him as he has just signed a new contract with his club because he wants to be with his teammates.

The RB Leipzig was also on Arsenal radar but with the capture of Gabriel Magalhaes, the Red Devils will now enjoy a free run for his signature in   January.

It is understood that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a big fan of the 21-year-old as he was attracted by his impressive performances on RB Leipzig’s run to the Champions League semi-finals.

However, reports claim that the Red Devils board is not too convinced about the readiness of Dayot Upamecano for a first-team football in the English Premier League and that has to be sorted out before an official bid is submitted to his club in January.

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Transfer: How Cristiano Ronaldo is still helping United

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo might have parted ways with his former club, Manchester United but that does not mean he has not been having one influence or the other on the club.

This was made known by former defender Patrice Evra who claims that the Portuguese star played a major role in bringing Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United in the last winter transfer window.

He revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo was the one who gave the go-ahead to the club to move in for Bruno Fernandes as they did not know anything about the player before his capture.

Patrice Evra stated that Bruno Fernandes is now making a massive impact at the club by ensuring more wins and helping to bring out the best in Paul Pogba.

Bruno Fernandes has even boasted that the best is yet to be seen of him as he has been training very hard to help his team the more in the coming season.

However, Cristiano Ronaldo remains a living legend of Manchester United as he made a very big impact at the Old Trafford, including winning of the Champions League, the Premier League as well as winning the World Best Footballer award as a Red Devils player under manager Alex Ferguson.

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Manchester United are £2m close to sealing 19-year-old sensation

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Benoit Badiashile

The search by English Premier League club Manchester United continues for players that will turn their season around but they are only close to sealing one.

Manchester United are keen on a new defender that will partner Harry Maguire and have been linked with French Ligue 1 outfit Monaco star, Benoit Badiashile with their first bid rejected.

According to AS, the Red Devils had submitted an offer of £25 million for the signature of Benoit Badiashile but Monaco rejected it because it was £2 million short of his release clause.

This means the Red Devils can complete the signing of the central defender if they return with an additional £2 million bid as that is the only way they can land him in January transfer window.

The Spanish outlet also adds that Monaco are not interested in parting ways with Benoit Badiashile because they still have a big need of him but they will be left with no choice if his release clause is tabled.

One area manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will focus on in January is the defensive department after seeing his team concede 36 goals   last season.

However, we expect to see more signings from the Red Devils in January.

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