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Ed Woodward ‘stays in UK to complete transfers’

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward stays in the UK to complete transfer business, according to a report. Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will reportedly not fly out to meet with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s squad in Shanghai in order to complete transfer business. United have won all three of their pre-season matches this summer and will continue their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign against Tottenham Hotspur in Shanghai on Thursday. Woodward had been tipped to link up with the squad as he has not missed a summer tour since stepping into his current role in 2013. According to the London Evening Standard, though, the 47-year-old has stayed in the UK to oversee moves for Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire and Newcastle United’s Sean ...

Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Thursday’s pre-season clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, including team news and predicted lineups. Manchester United will be looking for their fourth straight pre-season win when they take on Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the International Champions Cup on Thursday. United have overcome Perth Glory, Leeds United and Inter Milan in their three friendly games this summer, while Spurs started their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 3-2 win over Juventus. Tottenham © Reuters It would be fair to say that managers do not place too much importance on pre-season results, but there is no question that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will have been encouraged by his team’s 3-2 success over Juve. Mauricio Sarri sent a very s...

Arsenal ‘fail with £55m plus Reiss Nelson bid for Wilfried Zaha’

Crystal Palace reportedly reject Arsenal’s latest offer for Wilfried Zaha as the Eagles hold firm on their £80m valuation. Crystal Palace have reportedly turned down Arsenal‘s latest offer for Wilfried Zaha. The 26-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to the Gunners over the last few weeks, while Everton have also been credited with an interest in the Ivory Coast international. According to The Independent, Arsenal placed a £55m offer on the table which would have also seen highly-rated 19-year-old Reiss Nelson head to Selhurst Park on loan for the 2019-20 campaign. However, the report claims that Palace insisted that the bid was ‘nowhere near enough’ with the Eagles refusing to budge when it comes to their £80m valuation. Roy Hodgson‘s side have alre...

Crystal Palace make £8m bid for James McCarthy?

Crystal Palace reportedly launch a bid worth £8m to sign Everton midfielder James McCarthy. Crystal Palace have reportedly launched a bid worth £8m to secure the signing of Everton midfielder James McCarthy. The 28-year-old, who joined Everton in 2013, broke his leg in January 2018 and has since only made one appearance for The Toffees. McCarthy, currently in the last year of his contract, was approached by West Bromwich Albion regarding a potential loan deal in January but no deal ever materialised. According to Sky Sports News, Palace, yet to spend any money in this window, have made an opening bid of £8m for McCarthy. The Republic of Ireland international is unlikely to feature much at Goodison Park next season following the club’s acquisition of midfielders Andre Gomes and Fabian...

Manchester United ‘to sign Bruno Fernandes next week’

Manchester United could reportedly close a deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes next week. Manchester United could reportedly close a deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes next week. The Red Devils have been strongly linked with a move for the Portugal international during this summer’s transfer window, while Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool have also been credited with an interest. Fernandes’s agent Miguel Pinho is believed to have recently been in England to discuss a potential move to Old Trafford ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. According to Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri, United could sign the 24-year-old next week, with Sporting keen for a resolution when it comes to their star player’s future. Fernandes scored 32 times and registered ...

Crystal Palace to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka with Paulo Diaz?

Crystal Palace are reportedly considering a £5m move for Chile international Paulo Diaz to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Crystal Palace are reportedly considering a £5m move for Chile international Paulo Diaz. The Eagles are in the hunt for a new right-back after losing Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for £45m this summer, which made him the most expensive uncapped English player in history. According to the Daily Star, Palace may turn their attentions to Diaz after missing out on Norwich City’s Max Aarons and Atalanta BC’s Timothy Castagne. The report adds that Roy Hodgson is also interested in Arsenal outcast Carl Jenkinson but would not consider him as part of a swap deal for Wilfried Zaha. It is also claimed that Diaz, who currently plays for Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli,...

Preview: Manchester United vs. Inter Milan – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides a full preview of Manchester United’s pre-season clash with Inter Milan, including team news and predicted lineups. Manchester United will continue their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a clash against Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup on Saturday. United have beaten Perth Glory and Leeds United in their two pre-season matches thus far, while Inter recorded a 2-1 win over Lugano in their first friendly of the summer last weekend. Manchester United © Reuters It is difficult to read too much into pre-season results, but there is no question that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have been pleased with what he has seen from his team in their two matches this summer. Pre-season started with a 2-0 win over Perth Glory last weekend, before t...

Thursday’s Man Utd transfer talk: Neymar, Bale, Wan-Bissaka

Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Manchester United on Thursday, July 18 as they look to rebuild their squad following a disappointing 2018-19 campaign. Manchester United‘s summer transfer business is well underway as they aim to improve on a tumultuous 2018-19 campaign which saw them miss out on a place in the Champions League. It is expected to be a busy window for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co, and here Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Old Trafford. Thursday morning’s headlines: Danny Mills: ‘Manchester United should move for Gary Cahill’Former England defender Danny Mills claims that Manchester United should sign Gary Cahill on a free transfer. Read more. Manchester United to offer Phil Jones in Harry Magui...

Manchester United ‘on verge of signing Lyon teenager’

Manchester United near a summer deal for Lyon teenager Florent Da Silva, according to a report. Manchester United are reportedly in negotiations over a summer deal for Lyon teenager Florent Da Silva. The 16-year-old, who made two appearances in the UEFA Youth League during the 2018-19 campaign, will see his current deal with Lyon expire in little under 12 months. According to L’Equipe, United are in ‘very advanced’ negotiations over a move for the midfielder, although the Red Devils are yet to settle on a fee with the French outfit. The report adds that the Under-16 France international is yet to decide where to play his football next season, though, with a number of European clubs also said to be in the hunt. Da Silva turned out for Lyon’s reserve team in the Frenc...

Result: Impressive Manchester United thump Leeds United in Perth

Manchester United continue their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 4-0 win Leeds United in Perth. Manchester United continued their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 4-0 win over English rivals Leeds United at the Optus Stadium in Perth on Wednesday. In what was the first meeting between the two teams since 2011, first-half goals from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford sent United on their way against Marcelo Bielsa‘s side. Phil Jones and Anthony Martial then added to the scoring in the second period as the 20-time English champions put on a show for their fans in Western Australia. United, who beat Perth Glory 2-0 at the weekend, almost made the breakthrough in the second minute when a fine run and pass from Victor Lindelof freed Rashford inside the Leeds box,...

Roy Hodgson: ‘Arsenal nowhere near £80m Wilfried Zaha valuation’

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson confirms that Arsenal are still a long way short of the £80m asking price for winger Wilfried Zaha. Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Arsenal remain a long way short of Wilfried Zaha‘s asking price. The 26-year-old is understood to be the Gunners’ top attacking transfer target this summer, but Palace’s £80m valuation of the winger is almost double Arsenal’s entire transfer budget. Reports earlier this month suggested that Arsenal had tried their luck with a £40m bid for Zaha – an approach which angered Palace, who felt it was a deliberate attempt to unsettle the player. “I don’t think Arsenal have actually made a bid that has come anywhere near our valuation,” Hodgson is quoted as saying ...

Atletico Madrid pushing to sign Tottenham’s £25m-rated Kieran Trippier?

Atletico Madrid are now reportedly at the front of the queue to sign Tottenham Hotspur and England right-back Kieran Trippier for £25m. Atletico Madrid are eager to sign Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kieran Trippier for £25m, according to a report. The 28-year-old made 38 appearances for Tottenham in the 2018-19 season, but lost his place in the England squad to Trent Alexander-Arnold. According to The Mirror, Atletico have made signing Trippier a priority after the departure of Juanfran on a free transfer. It is believed that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is willing to cash in on the 28-year-old, with Spurs already having two other right-backs in Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters. Trippier had previously been linked to Manchester United, but their interest has cooled significantly af...

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