Man United, Liverpool Monday! Shaqiri message, Allegri-Pogba message, Mourinho wants Sandro deal
Here are todays latest news, transfer news and Gossip from Liverpool and Manchester United.
Juventus boss Max Allegri says he is more concerned with facing Manchester United star Paul Pogba than signing him.
After another inconsistent start to life at Old Trafford, there has been some big speculation in the media over the past few weeks which have all suggested that Pogba would be heading back to Juventus.
Pogba played for the Italian giants between 2012 and 2016 and helped the Italians become the most dominant side in Seria A once again, as well as developing into one of the worlds very best midfielders.
It is believed Juventus would welcome the midfielder back to the club, especially after he fanned the flames about a potential return at the end of the season by describing Turin as “my home.”
But despite all the speculation that Max Allegri is keen to complete a £100 million deal for Pogba, the Old Lady boss has admitted that right now he is more concerned about playing against the Frenchman, then signing him.
He told Calciomercato: “Talking about Pogba is useless. Like all players who are not part of Juventus, I can not and I do not want to talk about players from other teams.
“Pogba is young and still has room for improvement, now he is a player of Manchester and unfortunately on Wednesday we have to meet him.
“If he does not come it would be better. Should he get a standing ovation? The fans should do it to our players, not others. (Read full article)
Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri believes he does not get the respect he deserves for the trophies he won while at FC Basel and Bayern Munich.
The little Swiss star made the move to Liverpool in the summer transfer window after reigniting his once promising career while at Stoke, where he developed both physically and mentally into a decent Premier League star.
But despite playing for some of the biggest clubs in world football, and despite the fact he ahs made a decent start to life under Jurgen Klopp, Shaqiri has claimed not stopping Stoke from getting relegated last season is a disappointment which is tarnishing his record.
Shaqiri, 27, wo has won two Bundesliga titles, two German cups, the Club World Cup and the Champions League during his time in Bundesliga, and also has three Swiss titles to his name from his spell in Basel, said on the Sky Sports website: “Being relegated with Stoke was a very bad experience for the club and for me and I hope they can come back quickly.
“But despite what happened there, I am a Champions League winner. I think that deserves respect. “People should remember where I played before, the ¬qualities I have, and what I have achieved in the game.
“I played for one of the biggest teams in the world in Munich and again I am playing for one of the big clubs.” (Read full article)
Fresh reports have claimed Manchester United will try and secure the services of Juventus star Alex Sandro in the January transfer window.
It is no secret that Mourinho is not a big fan of Luke Shaw, despite the Englishman starting finally starting to show the kind of form that attracted the Red Devils to splash out £30 million, and is ready to find a ‘better’ alternative.
And on his shopping list is Sandro, who is regarded very highly across Europe and has reportedly already held talks about a possible switch to Old Trafford last season.
And now the TMW website has claimed United boss Mourinho is ready to delve into his transfer kitty during the winter transfer window, despite the speculation he could be sacked, and splash close to £60 million to secure a deal for Sandro.
United had been linked with a move for Sandro in the summer transfer window, but Mourinho did not get the backing he wanted to add a few more world class players to the squad, as the United hierarchy felt they had a side capable of challenging Manchester City for the premier League title.
the fact he is at one of the biggest clubs in Europe, Mourinho will be hoping the idea of playing for United could tempt Sandro to ditch the cultured lifestyle of Turin for a crazy lifestyle in Manchester. (Read full article)