Solskjaer confident Spaniard will sign United deal, Lemina eyes move, (Video) Sanchez could leave, Midfielder reveals why he signed eith Man United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident that David De Gea will soon sign a new contract with Manchester United.

United are on a mission this summer to acquire some world class players and get the club challenging for more than a top four spot next season, with rumours that around £200 million could be spent by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But there has been a lot of speculation in the media over the past few months which have suggested that the Red Devils could lose one of their biggest players, as De Gea could not agree a new contract at the club.

It is believed that United did not offer the Spanish stopper the kind of deal that he would have liked, and that led to speculation that the likes of PSG, Juventus and Barcelona could all come calling to try and nail down his services.

However, the Old Trafford giants have offered the 28-year-old a new and improved deal in an attempt to finally agree upon a contract extension, and Solskjaer has suggested that a deal is close to being signed.

Asked about De Gea’s situation, United boss Solskjaer said on the Daily Express website: “David has had a summer now where he’s been negotiating and thinking about his contract, so we hope that we’re going to get it sorted soon.

“I’m positive. Of course, with David, I’ve said many times how lucky I am and how happy we are to have him in the goal, so we hope he stays here for many years.”

Mario Lemina has suggested that he would prefer a summer move to Arsenal rather than one to Manchester United.

This transfer window has been a very frustrating one for both United and Arsenal, as they have so far been unable to acquire the type of players that would help improve the squad.

Arsenal remain in the market for midfield reinforcements this summer following the departure of Aaron Ramsey to Juventus and have been linked with Southampton’s Lemina.

It is believed that the Saints are willing to let the midfielder leave this summer for a fee of around £15 million, which is a few million less than what they paid to acquire his services a few seasons ago.

And he has suggested that he would willing to join the Gunners this season, when he was asked if he would prefer to join a club in the Champions League, Lemina replied on the TalkSport website: ‘It’s a bonus. If I have the opportunity to play this season, why not, but I’m really trying to regain consistency, become an important player in a team with high goals.

‘I need to play. That’s really my priority. I want to show everyone what I can do.’

He added: ‘It’s sure to be a very interesting championship, ‘The best for me would be to stay there, but I do not close the door to any club or country. Today, after four months of injury, I do not target anything in particular. I aspire to play for the biggest clubs, now we will see what I will be offered.

‘I had chosen to leave Juventus for Southampton to have more playing time, I got it. I made a good impression in England, I had good returns at a certain time, so I hope clubs will not have a short memory!’

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Former Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a move away from Manchester United this summer, and rightly so.

Since his move from Arsenal just over 18 months ago, Sanchez has looked nothing like the player that caused havoc to opposing defences during his stay at the Emirates, and there has even been some talk that he could be sold this summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to raise some funds and make some space in his squad for incoming arrivals, and getting the £350,000-a-week off the wage bill, will go along way to balancing the books at Old Trafford.

There has been some talk in the media that he could seek a lucrative move to the MLS or China, and there has also been some links in the media suggesting that he could be heading to Italian football this summer, with a number of clubs interested in a deal

But United should be looking to cash in on the Chilean star as he has not performed enough since his move to Old Trafford, with may believing that he has simply failed to live upto all the expectations that Jose Mourinho had when he acquired his services.

Here is an update on the future of Sanchez, and why he should be sold this summer.


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Spanish midfielder Juan Mata has revealed why he signed a new contract at Manchester United this summer.

Mata is one of a number of players whose contracts were set to expire this month, and there has been a lot of speculation that he could be departing the club in the summer after failing to reach terms with United, despite the fact he has shown a desire to stay put.

That has led to speculation linking the Spaniard with a move to Barcelona, while some media outlets have also suggested that Gunners boss Unai Emery could make a cheeky offer and try to tempt the little playmaker to the Emirates, as he seeks a bargain alternative for Aaron Ramsey.

However, United have now confirmed that Mata has agreed a two-year contract to stay at the club after agreeing new terms with the club, and he has revealed just why he decided to agree a new contract at Old Trafford.

“The first thing is the feeling of belonging to this club. I think it is something special and unique,” Mata said on the TalkSport website

“We know that in football there are three or four big clubs in the world, or in Europe, and United is one of them. I have been here a bit more than five years and I have realised how amazing the supporters are and especially in the tough moments.

“I wanted to stay, I wanted to commit to the club, to keep enjoying wearing the shirt and keep trying my best.”

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