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Real Madrid insisting on this Liverpool star

Timothy Aiyeku

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English Premier League title holders Liverpool could be set to lose Brazilian international Roberto Firmino as he is attracting interests from Spanish la Liga outfit Real Madrid ahead of the summer transfer window.

Reports claim that Roberto Firmino is already planning on a new life away from Anfield and the development is not unaware to the Reds and they are already planning for life wit5hout him by looking at other options in the market.

Real Madrid will have to pay the sum of £70 million for the signature of the Brazilian international as his fee is already known. Liverpool might have started life without Roberto Firmino already because he is not in the best of form at the moment. He was not on the score sheet last season as expected and the same is already happening this season.

Real Madrid have now parted ways with Wales international Gareth Bale and are yet to replace Cristiano Ronaldo which calls for a need to make some changes in the team as a lot of names are already on the hit list, including Roberto Firmino.

The Brazilian international scored 13 goals in his last 60 games and that is believed to be short of a striker who is highly rated but that has not stopped manager Zinedine Zidane from falling for his type of player.

Liverpool are known to have one of the best attacks in the Premier League and that was responsible for winning the title last season with 18 points clear of second-placed Man City.

The Reds attack have been given the credit alongside Jurgen Klopp’s dependable defence led by Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

However, the Merseyside outfit are hoping to continue the winning spree to defend the title as well as challenge for the Champions Legaue title after missing out last season.

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EPL: Dayot Upamecano opens up on Manchester United speculation

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Dayot Upamecano

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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