Manchester United have reportedly been quoted £50m as asking price for one of their transfer targets this summer.
This is according to the Daily Star which revealed that Bournemouth star David Brooks has become a top transfer target for the Red Devils as an alternative to Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish.
Bournemouth want a club-record fee for a departure before sanctioning the transfer for the Welsh international. Apart from Manchester United, David Brooks is also attracting interest from fellow Premier League teams Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
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The Red Devils have tried to sign Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish from German club Borussia Dortmund and English team Aston Villa respectively but they have failed to sign the players due to the asking price from their clubs.
Borussia Dortmund have set the asking price of £110m for Jadon Sancho, while Aston Villa have set an £80m asking price for Jack Grealish.
For David Brooks, his South Coast club is not ready to give up on him as they would like to retain his services in the English Championship especially after the exit of their best players like Ryan Fraser, Nathan Ake, Callum Wilson etc. and this prompted the huge asking price for the player.
Bournemouth are targeting an instant return to the Premier League after suffering relegation to the English Championship at the end of the last campaign.
EPL: Mikel Arteta justified with these statements
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has come under attack by Mesut Ozil’s agent and some of his fans for dropping the German international from his Europa League and Premier League squad but his action has been justified by Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers who claims he would have done the same if he were to be the manager.
The Spanish boss has stated that his reasons for dropping the former Real Madrid midfielder from his team are football reasons as he distanced himself from any personal interest but that has been refuted by Mesut Ozil’s agent who claims unfair treatment of his player, stressing that his client was not given the chance to prove himself this season.
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Giving his support to Mikel Arteta, the Leicester City boss noted that the German international is a talented player but it depends on the structure of the team as he has to contribute to the team defensively despite being an attacking player.
He noted that a team needs to function together with all players helping each other, stressing that Mesut Ozil is a talented player with lots of creativity and good passes but his individual qualities must work with that of the entire team to be able to produce results.
Rodgers hinted that Mesut Ozil is not a hard-working player and that will not be accepted in a team with a good structure as Arsenal. He stated that his words to his attackers are that it is unacceptable to run forward if you cannot run back and this is believed to be the major challenge with Mesut Ozil under Mikel Arteta.
The system of play under Mikel Arteta allows all players to move forward and back with a sense of responsibility to defend the team and that is known to be against Mesut Ozil’s style of play. No wonder he was dropped from the team after failing to meet the expectations.
EPL: Why Mikel Arteta is assured of a good Arsenal defence in coming years
The presence of Gabriel Magalhaes in the Arsenal defence has been able to give it a better standing amongst other top clubs in the English Premier League and that’s expected to continue for a longer time with the list of superb youngsters in the books of the North London outfit.
Mikel Arteta still has an unused talent in William Saliba as he has been tipped to be a quality defender who has a lot to offer when the time is right for him to have the stage.
The news coming from Arsenal loanees have further brightened the hope for the Gunners that the future is secured as regards the defensive department of the team.
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Daniel Ballard is one of the names that give hope to Arsenal with his impressive performance with Blackpool in his current loan term at the club. He won the second Man of the Match award on his first start for the club against MK Dons on Saturday.
It’s appealing to learn that Daniel Ballard had won the Man of the Match award in his first start for Blackpool despite starting from the bench as his performance in the remaining time left was enough for him to prove his quality.
The second Man of the Match award was won by Daniel Ballard after he replaced suspended James Husband and it is obvious he has nailed down the position to himself for subsequent games.
A total of eight clearances were recorded, two tackles, and blocking of shots without any infringement from Daniel Ballard’s game. He was solid to have won all individual duels and completed 33 of his 44 passes to earn him the award.
More to the award is the fact that he has shown great presence on the pitch with his good size and ability to fight hard. This is the quality that would be enjoyed by the North London outfit when he returns from loan and when the opportunity comes s calling for him at the Emirates Stadium.
EPL: N’Golo Kante’s time at Chelsea might be finally over
After watching N’Golo Kante’s performance in the goalless draw between Chelsea and Man United, one could be forced to conclude that N’Golo Kante’s time at Chelsea might be over as his game continues to drop.
The West London outfit had an opportunity to steal all three points when they had a breakthrough into the Red Devils’ 18 at the other end. The ball got to the former Leicester City midfielder but his poor touch on the ball made him lose it and that happened to be Chelsea’s final attack in the game as he also had a number of such changes in the game.
N’Golo Kante joined Chelsea as a match-winner and a leader who can win a game for the team with his brilliant performance but that was not seen against Man United as he has not been his usual self this season. No wonder he was linked away from the club during the summer transfer window.
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Going to the social media after the game, it’s obvious that the fans have taken note of the World Cup winner and they are more concerned about having him get back to his best as the player he was known for.
Some of the fans via their tweet stated that he was good off the ball but he is not the player that he used to be on the ball. He is also accused of breaking the transition from the defence to the attack with his passes.
Others even argued that he should have been substituted from the game for Matteo Kovacic or Olivier Giroud to help the attack.
With all of the concerns raised and expected to be observed by manager Frank Lampard, he could have his playing time reduced and that could lead to his exit as he currently has suitors across top European clubs.