Man United fans told deal is close, Cavani to be offered to Solskjaer, Powerhouse on possible Man United move, Havertz excited about United links
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Manchester United will reportedly be offered Edinson Cavani on a free transfer in the summer.
United managed to sell powerhouse striker Romelu Lukaku during the summer transfer window after months of speculation, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to delve into his transfer kitty to add an adequate forward to the front-line and lead the attack.
But there has been some rumours in the media over the last few weeks which have suggested that Solskjaer may be given some funds in the coming transfer window to add a striker to his front-line.
Uruguayan striker Cavani has been one of the most prolific strikers in the world over the past decade, scoring a staggering 195 goals in 287 appearances for PSG and 50 for his country.
The Manchester Evening News report that Cavani could consider a move to Old Trafford but would face competition from the likes of Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.
There is little possibility of him leaving France in January, though, as PSG are thought to still want around £30million for him despite the short time left on his current deal.
“If there can be departures and arrivals in the group? It’s still possible in football, I can’t say,” PSG boss Tuchel told Canal+.
“Cavani? We have to ask Edi the question. He is injured. He felt something in training and he couldn’t be there [against Monaco]. If I want him to stay? It’s better, to achieve our goals, to have him, yes.”
Bruno Fernandes’ proposed transfer to Manchester United appears to be in its final stages, Sky Sports News reporter James Cooper has claimed.
Fernandes had an amazing season last year for the Portuguese side and created or assisted in over 50-goals, alerting a number of clubs to his ever-growing potential and rumours that he was all set for a big summer move to the Premier League.
It is no secret that United are lacking in quality in certain areas of the pitch, with Fernandes high up on the shopping list.
The Red Devils have been in advanced discussions to sign the 25-year-old midfielder since last Friday but are yet to satisfy Sporting Lisbon’s demands with just over a fortnight remaining of the transfer window.
While United are willing to splash out £50million on Fernandes, Sporting are holding out for an offer of closer to £60m for the highly rated Portugal international. but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to bring in a creative midfielder before the transfer deadline on January 31 and feels Fernandes can provide the spark his side have been missing all season.
But Cooper told the Weekend Preview podcast: “In terms of Bruno Fernandes, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been pretty tight-lipped throughout this.
“I think they are certainly moving closer in terms of valuation. Sporting Lisbon want more than Manchester United are prepared to p’ay. We know about Marcos Rojo and Andreas Pereira being mentioned as options within the transfer but that’s not going to happen.
“Given that United have put all their eggs in one basket – it’s the only player they are talking to, it’s the only major deal they are trying to do – you’d be surprised if they couldn’t get that deal over the line.
“It will happen and I think Solskjaer will want that player in as quickly as possible to provide some sort of spark in the absence of the likes of Paul Pogba and also Scott McTominay.”
West Ham defender Issa Diop has responded to speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United.
United were in the market for some new defenders during the summer transfer window as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to improve the back-line and the Red Devils eventually signed up Aaron Wan-Bassika and Harry Maguire
But there was some speculation in the media that United were prepared to make a move for powerhouse Diop, who has impressed for the Hammers over the past few seasons and has become one of the most dominant players in the Premier League.
And even though United could not complete a deal for Diop during last summer, there has been some talk that United could make a move during the January transfer window, as Solskjaer still needs a partner for record-breaker Maguire.
The Frenchman has now spoken out on speculation, which has also included links to Tottenham and Manchester United.
“It doesn’t make me hot or cold,” he told Foot Mercato.
“I’m not in negotiations, I don’t want to know which club is interested in me.
“So for me, it doesn’t really change anything.
“Most of the time, they are friends who send me screenshots to tell me: “Issa is watching” . I don’t even know first.
“Then it’s the transfer window, there are things that are true, others that are false.
“So honestly, I don’t pay too much attention to it.”
Kai Havertz is excited about the links with Manchester United, says German football expert Raphael Honigstein.
United have been in the headlines for weeks now about possible new signings,, but despite all the hype and speculation, no deals have taken place yet for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Solskjaer knows that he needs to add something different to his side if he wants to get this club challenging for major titles once again, and with all the speculation surrounding Paul Pogba, he has reportedly been eyeing up a potential deal for Havertz as the Brazilians long-term replacement.
Pogba is a player that has also been in the headlines for many reasons over the past few months, with constant speculation that this season will be his last at Old Trafford, with reports he is keen on a move to Real Madrid.
Havertz has already made over 100 appearances in the Bundesliga, scoring 30 goals and registering a bunch of assits, while he also has seven senior caps for Germany’s national side, and the feeling around the media is that he is now ready to leave the Bundesliga and test himself at one of the biggest clubs in the game.
The 20-year-old stayed loyal to Leverkusen in the summer, but Hongistein says it is a “certainty” the midfielder will leave at the end of this season.
“He has basically outgrown this team already and he will certainly move in the summer,” Honigstein told the Transfer Talk podcast.
“The valuation will not be significantly lower than it was last summer, which was well north of €100m, maybe even £100m, that sort of price range.”
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