£145 million offer made Man United told to sign defender, Brazilian target wants Premier League move
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Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho would prefer a return to the Premier League over PSG, with Manchester United long-term admirers of the Brazilian.
Coutinho made a name for himself at Liverpool as one of the best creative midfielders in the game and Barcelona were determined to acquire his services as the long-term replacement for Andreas Iniesta.
However, his move to the Camp Nou has not gone down as well as many had hoped and after the arrival of Antoine Griezmann, he has fallen well down the pecking order, meaning the likes of United are interested in a potential deal.
Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo say Coutinho is open to moving to PSG as part of any deal involving Neymar, but the report goes on to say that the Brazilian is still keen on a return to the Premier League.
However, United may struggle to complete any transfer deal after the player’s agent Kia Joorabchian recently insisted a move to United was a non-starter due to the player’s respect for former club Liverpool.
“Manchester United is a great club, I have players there and I have all the respect for them, but as far as Philippe goes, it would be an extremely difficult to a near-impossible move,” Joorabchian told talkSPORT.
“I would be very difficult for Philippe to play for any of Liverpool’s rivals, because he has such a great affinity towards Liverpool. His time there was fantastic.”
Leicester City defender Harry Maguire would be the perfect signing for Manchester United this summer, Teddy Sheringham claims.
United have failed to do much business this transfer window and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still needs to add some world class players to his squad over the next few weeks if he is to get back inside that top four spot.
But one player that has been constantly linked with a move to Old Trafford over the past few months is that of Maguire, with many media outlets reporting that he has become the top transfer target for United.
However, no deal has been struck just yet as all reports suggest that Leicester are asking close to £80 million for their star man, even though he is valued at around the £50 million mark.
But former United striker Sheringham believes that Maguire could be the perfect signing for United if they were able to complete a transfer deal
“I think he would be perfect,” Sheringham told talkSPORT.
“I think he’s got a calming effect on player’s around him and he doesn’t panic when he gets on the ball. He’s good in both boxes, which is always a big plus for central defenders.
“Players like Tony Adams, Steve Bruce and John Terry – they’re organised – they don’t have to be lightning quick and instead organise people around them and make sure there’s no gaps at the back and that’s what being a centre half is all about for me.”
Real Madrid have tabled a bid of £145million to sign Manchester United star Paul Pogba, according to reports.
Pogba has been in the headlines for al the wrong reasons over the past few months as the Frenchman is seeking to leave the club in search of a fresh challenge.
Pogba has not fulfilled the potential that United expected when they acquired him from Juventus back in 2016 and he has looked nothing like the world class midfielder that helped Juventus dominate the Seria A.
That has led to a lot of speculation in the media that the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid could come calling in the next few weeks, as both are interested in the Frenchman and the midfielder is interested in a move to their respective clubs.
Now, according to Spanish newspaper Sport, Real are keen to wrap up a deal for the Frenchman with just 10 days left to do so and other Spanish news outlets are confident the move with Real will go ahead due to United’s interest in potential replacements.
They are said to be close to signing Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon and Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Pogba is a man that is keen to leave, his mind has been made up, his head is no longer at United, and that means United need to sell.
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