Mario Lemina

Manchester United ‘not interested in Mario Lemina’

Manchester United reportedly have no intention of trying to push through a deal for Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina. Manchester United allegedly have no interest in signing Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina during the summer transfer window. Despite an unspectacular two seasons at St Mary’s, Lemina has been linked with each of United and Arsenal throughout this week. Southampton are open to doing business for the right fee, while United are known to be in the market for a new player for the centre of the park. However, according to ESPN, United are not looking to sign the Gabon international before the start of the new Premier League campaign. Such a stance could potentially encourage Arsenal, who may be willing to meet Southampton’s reported £18m valuation. The 25-year-o...

Saturday’s Arsenal transfer talk: Koscielny, Mustafi, Lemina

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Arsenal on Saturday, July 13 ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Arsenal ultimately suffered a disappointing first campaign under Unai Emery in 2018-19, missing out on a top-four finish in the Premier League and then seeing their final chance of Champions League qualification ended by defeat in the Europa League final. The Gunners are eager to bolster their squad this summer in an attempt to return to the top table of European football, but Emery is understood to have been given a transfer budget of just £45m to work with. Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings at the Emirates Stadium. Saturday morning’s headlines: Manchester United ‘play down Mario Lemina interest’Manchester United ha...

Manchester United’s Harry Maguire chase ‘very much alive’

A report claims that Harry Maguire is still a target for Manchester United, despite Leicester City upping their asking price to £70m. Manchester United are reportedly still confident of reaching an agreement with Leicester City for central defender Harry Maguire. The Red Devils are believed to be the only side in the running to sign the England international following Manchester City’s decision to look elsewhere. Leicester apparently increased their asking price for Maguire to £70m, which City were reluctant to pay. Sky Sports News reports that United remain keen to sign the 26-year-old, though, and a source close to the negations has described their pursuit as “very much alive”. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side have already signed two British players this summer, with A...

Manchester United battling Arsenal for Mario Lemina?

Manchester United and Arsenal are among the clubs who have enquired about Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, PA understands. Signed from Juventus two years ago, the 25-year-old looks set to leave St Mary’s this summer after a stop-start time on the south coast. Along with United and Arsenal, Leicester have also expressed an interest in Lemina, although none of the Premier League trio have been willing to meet Southampton’s valuation as of yet. Mario Lemina joined Saints from Juventus in 2017 (Adam Davy/PA) Saints paid an initial 17million euros (£15.6m) to sign the Gabon international from Juve, who were owed a possible extra three million euros (£2.77m). The club will at least want to get their money back as they look to cash in on Lemina, who has not been included in Southa...

Tuesday’s Man Utd transfer talk: Lemina, Pogba, Junior

Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Manchester United on Tuesday, July 9 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. Tuesday morning’s headlines: Manchester United ‘make Mario Lemina contact’ Manchester United are reportedly one of a number of clubs who have expressed an interest in Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina. Read more. Paul Pogba ‘adamant he will leave Manchester...

Manchester United ‘make Mario Lemina contact’

Manchester United are reportedly one of a number of clubs who have expressed an interest in Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina. Manchester United have reportedly identified Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina as a potential summer signing. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to strengthen in the centre of the pitch due to the departure of Ander Herrera and potential exit of Paul Pogba. Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford, although it appears that the academy graduate is not the only player being considered by Solskjaer. According to the Daily Mail, United are contemplating whether to make an official approach for Lemina, who will be allowed to leave St Mary’s ahead of the new Premier League. The 25-year-old has made a total of 52 appearance...

Result: Ayoze Perez hat-trick fires Newcastle past 40-point mark

Ayoze Perez‘s hat-trick all but guaranteed Premier League safety as Newcastle survived a second-half fightback by Southampton to win 3-1. The Spaniard’s quick-fire first-half brace, which came minutes after the Saints’ James Ward-Prowse had escaped a red card for a cynical challenge on Miguel Almiron, looked to have put the Magpies in complete control. However, Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl made a double change at the break and one of the newcomers, Mario Lemina, pulled one back before Perez settled it four minutes from time with his 11th goal of the season. Rafael Benitez’s men, who have won six of their last seven home games in the league to go 10 points clear of Cardiff, were decidedly ordinary for much of the second half, but ultimately emerged with a huge v...

Preview: Southampton vs. Manchester City – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Premier League clash between Southampton and out-of-form champions Manchester City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups. Manchester City will be looking to bounce back from successive Premier League defeats when they take on Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday. The champions have slipped down to third in the table as a result of their dip in form, while Southampton are just three points clear of the relegation zone. Southampton © Reuters Southampton will be glad to see the back of 2018 – a year which has seen them pick up just six Premier League wins heading into their final game against Manchester City. Such poor form saw them dragged into a relegation battle last season, and they are in the midst of another so far this term...

Report: Paris Saint-Germain interested in Idrissa Gueye

A report claims that Paris Saint-Germain may move for Everton’s Senegalese midfielder Idrissa Gueye. Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing midfielder Idrissa Gueye from Everton, according to a report. The 29-year-old has been at Goodison Park since joining from Aston Villa in 2016, making 79 Premier League appearances for the Toffees during that time. Gueye has once again been used regularly in the top flight this term, starting 15 of his side’s 17 matches, and the Senegal international is said to have caught the eye of PSG officials. Sky Sports News suggests that Everton will strongly resist any interest from rival clubs next month, however, and they have no desire to cash in further down the line. Ligue 1 champions PSG have also been linked with Southampton’s Ma...

Paris Saint-Germain consider move for Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina?

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly considering a big-money offer for Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina in January. Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina has reportedly emerged as a surprise transfer target for Paris Saint-Germain. The Saints paid just over £18m to sign Lemina from Juventus before the start of the 2017-18 campaign, and the Gabon international has gone on to make 40 appearances in the Premier League. The 25-year-old is likely to be regarded as a key man under new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl but according to The Sun, PSG may be prepared to tempt the South-coast outfit into a sale. The report claims that the French giants have identified a number of potential replacements for the outgoing Adrien Rabiot, but Lemina could represent the best value for money due to the club needing to i...

Result: Manchester United drop more points despite two-goal recovery at Southampton

Manchester United are held to a 2-2 draw by strugglers Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium in a Premier League match that saw all four goals scored in the first half. Manchester United recovered from two goals down at Southampton but were made to settle for a 2-2 draw in Saturday evening’s Premier League clash at St Mary’s Stadium. Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera struck in the space of five first-half minutes for the Red Devils to cancel out goals from Stuart Armstrong and Cedric Soares. The visitors, who fielded an unorthodox backline that included Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay, offered little attacking threat in the second half as they dropped yet more points. United have now gone three matches without a win in the top flight, leaving them outside the division’s ...

How Southampton could line up against Liverpool

Sports Mole looks at how Southampton could line up for their daunting Premier League trip to face joint-league leaders Liverpool at Anfield. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 13:31 UK Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 13:31 UK Southampton will face arguably the most daunting current task in English football when they travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool on Saturday afternoon. The Saints come up against a team with six wins from six across all competitions, but they will also be buoyed by their own recent upturn in form having begun the season with only one point from their opening three league games. Three matches without defeat since then – including one in the EFL Cup – leave Mark Hughes‘s side in much better shape,...

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