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Report: Manchester United, Chelsea in battle for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is reportedly being eyed up by Manchester United and Chelsea, a year on from leaving Premier League rivals Liverpool. Manchester United and Chelsea will reportedly battle it out to bring Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho back to the Premier League later this year. The Brazil international has struggled to hold down a spot in Barca’s starting lineup this term, being used from the off in just half of their La Liga matches. Coutinho cost the Catalan giants £142m to sign from Liverpool 12 months ago but could be sold on this summer, with Ernesto Valverde supposedly keen on re-signing Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain. Spanish outlet Marca indicates that Chelsea have been quoted £100m for the former Liverpool favourite, potentially as a replacemen...

Manchester City make Ivan Angulo approach?

Manchester City allegedly show an interest in signing Palmeiras youngster Ivan Angulo, according to an unnamed director at the Brazilian club. Manchester City have allegedly identified Palmeiras youngster Ivan Angulo as a potential signing. Manager Pep Guardiola has previously suggested that City will not make any additions during the January window, but it appears that the Premier League giants continue to look ahead to the future. According to Yahoo! Esportes!, City have made contact with Palmeiras to discuss the future transfer of Colombia Under-20 international Angulo, but an immediate transfer has seemingly been ruled out by a club official. An unnamed director is quoted as saying: “A representative of Manchester City wanted to propose a future agreement. We didn’t even wa...

Monaco considering move for Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini?

Monaco are reportedly considering a January bid for Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who could be allowed to leave Old Trafford this month. Monaco have reportedly registered an interest in signing Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The struggling Ligue 1 side have already signed Cesc Fabregas this month and are said to be keen on loaning Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi, but it appears that Thierry Henry is continuing to look to the Premier League for fresh faces. According to French outlet RMC, Henry has made contact with United to ask about the availability of Fellaini having worked with the player during his time on the coaching staff with Belgium. Fellaini has been ruled out for a number of weeks through injury, but it has recently been claimed that United wo...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘tells Manchester United to sign Steven Bergwijn’

Caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly tells Manchester United to secure a deal for PSV Eindhoven midfielder Steven Bergwijn. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly told Manchester United to make an approach for PSV Eindhoven midfielder Steven Bergwijn during the January transfer window. Solskjaer is only scheduled to be manager at Old Trafford until the end of the season, but six successive wins have boosted the Norwegian’s chances of getting the job on a full-time basis. United are yet to be active during the current window but according to Tuttomercatoweb, Solskjaer has advised the club’s hierarchy to bid for Bergwijn. The 21-year-old has come through the youth system at the Dutch giants to establish himself as one of the key men in the first team, with 19 goals being s...

Juan Mata ‘set for crunch Manchester United talks’

Manchester United are reportedly scheduled to hold talks regarding the future of Juan Mata, who has less than six months remaining on his contract. Manchester United have reportedly agreed to hold discussions regarding the future of Juan Mata. The Spaniard has spent the last five years at Old Trafford and remains an important member of the squad, but the 29-year-old has less than six months left on his contract. Mata is free to discuss a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs but according to The Sun, the player’s father and agent Juan Mata Snr is due to hold talks with United’s hierarchy. The report also claims that the creative midfielder will speak with caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has named Mata in just three of his six starting lineups since replacing Jose M...

Celtic ‘tracking Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay’

Celtic reportedly hold an interest in Manchester United’s Scott McTominay, but must move players out before securing a loan deal for the midfielder. Celtic have reportedly identified Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay as a potential signing, but are currently unable to move for the Scotland international. United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that McTominay will remain at Old Trafford, despite claims that the 22-year-old will be allowed to pen a loan deal with another club. Celtic have been credited with an interest in the player but according to the Daily Record, the Scottish giants must play a waiting game. The report claims that Brendan Rodgers needs to part ways with midfielders before he can add a fresh face to his squad during the January window. Eb...

How Manchester City could line up against Huddersfield Town

Sports Mole looks at how Premier League champions Manchester City could line up for Sunday’s clash with managerless Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium. Manchester City will look to keep the pressure on Liverpool in the Premier League title race when they face managerless Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday. City could find themselves seven points adrift of the leaders depending on results earlier in the weekend, but they visit the league’s bottom club in scintillating form. The champions have scored 21 goals and conceded just one in their opening four matches of 2019, although this weekend’s contest will be their first on the road this year. Here, Sports Mole looks at how City could line up for the game. Out: Benjamin Mendy (knee...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘set for make-or-break Manchester United interview’

A report claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is to meet with high-ranking Manchester United officials to discuss taking on the managerial job on a full-time basis. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reportedly meet with Manchester United officials in the coming days to put forward his case to land the managerial job on a permanent basis. The club legend has rejuvenated the Red Devils since succeeding Jose Mourinho in a caretaker capacity in December by winning six games out of six. United’s most recent victory came against Mauricio Pochettino‘s Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, apparently lifting Solskjaer above the Argentinian as the Red Devils’ top choice to lead the club forward for the long term. According to The Sun, the 45-year-old’s future will soon become clearer as a mee...

Manchester United ‘beat Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain to Noam Emeran’

Manchester United seemingly edge out Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus in the race to sign Amiens youngster Noam Emeran. Manchester United have seemingly won the race to secure the signature of Amiens youngster Noam Emeran. The 16-year-old has emerged as one of the most sought-after talents in European football after his appearances at youth level for the French side. A number of top European clubs – including Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus – have allegedly held an interest in the teenager, but it appears that the prospect will be heading to the Premier League. When speaking about a potential switch to Old Trafford, Emeran told Le Courrier Picard: “After talking to my family, I think it was the best choice over what I was offered to help reach the top level. Now it’...

Manchester United, Chelsea keen on Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka?

Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly ready to join the race to sign Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Manchester United and Chelsea. Wan-Bissaka has established himself as one of the top prospects in English football, with the full-back having already made 28 starts for the Eagles in the Premier League. However, the form of the 21-year-old has led to interest in his signature and according to The Mirror, United and Chelsea are ready to fight Manchester City for the youngster. United are looking for a long-term replacement for Antonio Valencia, although Diogo Dalot has already been earmarked as the Ecuadorian’s successor. Chelsea are allegedly happy to part ways with Davide Zappa...

Manchester United ‘plotting three summer signings’

Manchester United reportedly decide on three areas in which they will require new players during the summer transfer window. Manchester United have reportedly already decided where they will look to strengthen during the summer transfer window. United currently find themselves six points adrift of the Champions League places in the Premier League table, while it is unclear who will manage the club ahead of next season. However, according to the Manchester Evening News, the North-West giants have identified the positions where they wish to buy new players during the summer. The report claims that a full-back will be brought in to accommodate the exit of Antonio Valencia, while a new centre-back will also arrive at Old Trafford. There is also a desire to add another striker to the first-team...

Paul Pogba tells Manchester United to keep the winning feeling going

Paul Pogba has urged Manchester United to prove they have the characteristics of a big team by continuing their perfect record under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United have won all six matches since the Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, including a 1-0 victory against Tottenham at Wembley last weekend. Pogba believes the next step on United’s mission to return to the top of the English game is to prove they can sustain the form they have showed. “It’s not easy but that makes a big team, when they carry on at the top level and keep winning for a long time. That’s what we want,” Pogba told Sky Sports. “We are proud to be here, we want to come back to the top and now we get good results. “We have a new manager, we want to do good, he wants to do good. Now the big chal...

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