Report: United in talks to sign Madrid-linked £44 million-rated defender

Report: United in talks to sign Madrid-linked £44 million-rated defender – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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According to AS, Manchester United have entered into talks with Real Betis in order to secure the services of left-back Junior Firpo this summer.

The Spain youth international impressed for the La Liga outfit this season, scoring thrice and assisting four goals in 24 league games.

Firpo was once on the radar of the likes of Manchester City and Barcelona before two successive injuries slowed down his progress, but that hasn’t stopped him from attracting significant interest from Real Madrid after catching their eyes once again.

United could beat Los Blancos to his signature this summer, though, and they are said to be willing to part with £26 million for his services.

The 22-year-old still has three years left on his current contract, with a £44 million release clause on his head.

The Red Devils are ready to strongly back manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the transfer market this summer, and might be willing to meet Betis’ and Firpo’s demands.

Despite primarily being a left-back, the Dominican Republic-born defender plays comfortably further up the pitch, and such versatility might have attracted United to him.

Luke Shaw had a brilliant campaign, winning the club’s Players’ Player of the Year and Player of the Year awards, and he doesn’t need a replacement in his position.

So Firpo will most likely be playing on the wings should he move to Old Trafford, and it will be exciting to see how things go.

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Rojo turned down Boca Juniors to stay in Manchester

Big changes are expected this summer at Manchester United, but it looks like Marcos Rojo is not that much bothered. The Argentine has admitted to El Dia that he was approached by Boca Juniors recently, but that he turned down their advances in favour of staying at his current club. The 29-year-old defender made just […]

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Report: Everton slap £100m pricetag on in-demand star’s head amid United links

Report: Everton slap £100m pricetag on in-demand star's head amid United links – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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According to The Sun, Everton will only let Brazilian forward Richarlison leave Goodison Park this summer for £100million.

The 22-year-old arrived from Watford for £50million last summer to reunite with manager Marco Silva, and the club will only sanction a sale for double of that amid interest from plenty suitors, including Manchester United.

Barcelona have also been linked with Richarlison, while Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid have already sent scouts to run the rule over him during the season.

Inter Milan are also interested in the services of the Brazilian, but have been put off by the Toffees’ asking price.

Richarlison wants to remain in the English top-flight, and it is believed the Red Devils might have a chance, although it remains to be seen if they will be willing to splash £100million on him.

The ex-Watford winger scored 13 league goals in 35 appearances for Everton, and the attraction of European football could see him leave this summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side can only offer the Europa League next season, and that might not boost their chances of landing the South American.

United need a forward capable of delivering every other week, and Richarlison provides exactly that in the final third.

The Blues aren’t keen on letting their prized possession go given his contributions to the side, and with the top-six on their mind, holding on to such a player will show how ambitious they are.

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De Gea’s Man United future remains uncertain

According to a recent report from Sky Sports, Manchester United have made no real progress in sorting out David De Gea’s contract situation. The goalkeeper is still holding off on the diea of signing a new deal, and is set to be out of contract next summer. He is believed to be interested in signing […]

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Report: United table £35m opening bid for 20-goal hitman with six trophies

Report: United table £35m opening bid for 20-goal hitman with six trophies – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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According to Goal, Manchester United have submitted an opening bid worth more than £35million for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.

A consistent and quality striker is top of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘s summer transfer plans, and the Red Devils see the former Celtic hitman as an option.

Dembele helped the Scottish giants to six trophies in two seasons at Parkhead, scoring 51 goals in 94 appearances, and earning a £20million move to Lyon last summer.

The 22-year-old has scored 20 goals and assisted four others across all competitions for the Ligue 1 outfit this term, and has the makings of a world-beater due to his huge potential and talent.

The Red Devils need more firing power in the final third next season, and Dembele provides exactly that.

The Paris Saint-Germain academy graduate spent three seasons with Fulham, scoring 15 goals in 56 league appearances for the Cottagers, and he already knows all about the rigours and demands of the English top-flight.

Dembele is a great finisher whose ability to hold-up play is also superb, and it won’t come as a suprise if he hits the ground running at Old Trafford should a move work out this summer.

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United to move for de Ligt

Manchester United are prepared to swoop in for Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax, according to the Mirror. The in-demand defender has been linked with a host of top clubs around Europe, with Barcelona reportedly leading the race ahead of United, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Juventus. There have, however, been issues with the players demands. Both […]

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Report: United priced out of move for £70m-rated 21y/o, now considering £25m-rated powerhouse

Report: United priced out of move for £70m-rated 21y/o, now considering £25m-rated powerhouse – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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According to Sportsmail, Manchester United have pulled out of the race to sign Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, as the Eagles’ £70million valuation of the youngster has put them off.

United need another right-back following Antonio Valencia’s exit, but they aren’t ready to break the bank for the 21-year-old and will instead push a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Thomas Meunier.

The 27-year-old has one year left on his deal at the Parc des Princes and can be snapped up for £25million this summer.

The Red Devils have held fresh talks over a move for the Belgian international this week, but it remains to be seen if a deal will be struck anytime soon, with the PSG star not short of suitors.

Champions League football could play a huge role, and Meunier, like most players in their prime, will prefer a club that compete regularly in the elite European competition.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to make quality additions to the squad over the summer transfer window, and the Belgian fits the bill perfectly given the huge quality and experience he brings to the table, but it could take a lot of efforts to convince the defensive powerhouse into making a summer move to Old Trafford.

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