Solskjaer told £100m will get deal done, Man United told Haaland to leave Dortmund, Dutchman wants Prem move and Neville tells Man United stars to start dreaming
Haaland leaving Dortmund, Koulibaly will cost £100 million, Dumfries eyes Prem Move and United told to start dreaming in Manchester United roundup…
Manchester United and their supporters have no reason not to believe that they can win the Premier League, assures Gary Neville,
In a notably open Premier League campaign marked by wildly fluctuating form and results, Solskjaer’s oft-maligned side have emerged as genuine contenders, having now gone 11 games unbeaten in the top-flight.
They now sit top of the Premier League after a 1-0 victory over Burnely, and Neville has admitted that he has been blindsided by their run to the top over the past few months – but says they have no reason not to dream big.
“I don’t think anyone is saying Manchester United will win the league but the fact that they are in a title fight…wow. I never would have imagined it,” the ex-England man told Sky Sports.
“It’s a strange season. Why shouldn’t Manchester United fans believe? Why shouldn’t this side believe? Look at the front three, look at that midfield four, look at Bruno Fernandes – they have some fantastic players.
“The other teams aren’t in great form. Man City are sitting there cool and calm, nobody is really talking about them, but they are hitting very good form and that is a real danger. But in the next few days it is time to have a little bit of fun. It won’t be a comfortable few days for Liverpool.
“l believe these players feel they can have a really special season. It’s odd, it’s changing every single week, you don’t know what is going to happen and there’s an element of unpredictability and Manchester United could exploit that.”
Netherlands international Denzel Dumfries has admitted that he hopes to make a move abroad to the Premier League
The right-back has enjoyed two-and-a-half seasons at Philips Stadion since his arrival on a five-year deal in mid-2018 from Heerenveen, in part as a replacement for Atletico Madrid-bound Santiago Arias.
And his performances for the Dutch giants has led to speculation that the likes of Manchester United, Newcastle and Arsenal are all interested in trying to bring him to the Premier League in the coming windows.
And amid the speculation, the Dutch International has admitted that he has a dream to play in the Premier League, and also conceded that he may have already left the Eredivisie had it not been for the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are in talks and the intention, as it stands, is to extend my contract,” the defender told Voetbal International. “But a contract extension does not automatically mean that I will stay here longer.
“My interests currently align with those of PSV of course – but I also have my own career. There are new things on the horizon [for me].
“[A departure] did not happen [due to the pandemic] and I am very happy at PSV. But I do feel that, as a footballer and as a person, I am ready to take the next step abroad.
“The Premier League and the Bundesliga, they suit my game. I can see the headlines again, but I think I can say this and I think everyone can see that I am ready to move on.
“I have played for four years at the highest level in the Netherlands and have played more than a hundred matches for PSV. It will soon be time for the next step [but] a title will be the icing on the cake.”
Manchester United target Erling Haaland is set to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season.
Haaland is easily one of the most in-demand players in the game right now and has already netted 19-goals this season for Dortmund, a number that puts him up with some of the most deadly strikers in world football right now.
There is alot of interest in the young man as his stock continues to grow, with Man Utd set to battle the likes of Barcelona, Juventus, Real Madrid and Manchester City for the signature of Haaland when he comes onto that transfer market.
Now, according to Cat Radio, the striker’s kingping Mino Raiola is on the lookout for his next club, with the reports suggesting that the big striker has told his agent to start looking for his next club.
The news will come as a massive boost to United, who have recently been told by Michael Owen that they need to sign Haaland, The former striker told Stadium Astro: “If you look at the recent past of Manchester United, they have been buying a lot of players that have been coming to the twilight of their career – when you look at Cavani, before that Ibrahimovic, before that Van Persie, Henrik Larsson.
“They have gone for players right at the end of their career. The last one they bought early on in their career is Wayne Rooney. At least then you have got a player that is going to last you for 10 years.
“At the moment, Manchester United have struggled to find that young player that is going to take them all the way as a No 9. I think the one player out there that springs to mind, a player that could be in their team for 10 years and stop them having to buy stop-gaps all the time, is Haaland at Dortmund. He is the player on everybody’s lips at the moment.”
Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has warned the likes of Manchester United they must offer at least £100m if they want to sign Kalidou Koulibaly this month.
Koulibaly is easily regarded as one of the most powerful and dominant players in the Italian Leagues, and has developed into one of the most impressive defenders in world football, which has alerted all the biggest clubs.
There has been alot of speculation that Man Utd are still very much interested in trying to sign Koulibaly, should he come onto the market, and are plotting to make a move at the end of the season, if you believe all the reports.
But Koulibaly, whose contract expires in summer 2023, has played in 18 games for Napoli this season, helping keep seven clean sheets, will not come cheap, as the likes of Man Utd have been warned that they will have to pay close to £100 million to secure a transfer deal
De Laurentiis spoke to Jim White, and the Sky Sports News’ presenter relayed his conversation on talkSPORT.
“This morning, I spoke to Aurelio De Laurentiis, the Napoli owner, and said what about your player, are there bids in for him? He laughed it off saying he’s not for sale.
“It seems on this occasion Koulibaly is going nowhere. He stays and that was as recent as this morning. Anyone going in with anything other than £100million for Koulibaly can forget it.
“He’s absolutely not for sale unless one of the big clubs in England come up with £100million.”
Koulibaly is world class, there is no doubt about that, but he is not a player that United should spend £100 million on, there are much alternatives out there that will cost the club alot less.