Pochettino offers on the table, Manchester United close in on £50m deal after Mourinho announcement, United told to sign up striker Cavani

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Mauricio Pochettino has told the likes of Manchester United that he is expected to return to Europe next week to consider his next move.

After a very poor start to the new season, Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy took the harsh decision to sack Pochettino, and replace him with Jose Mourinho, who was reportedly interesting the Gunners hierarchy.

United have been chasing Pochettino for seasons and have constantly tried to secure a deal for his services, but Tottenham have been reluctant to let the Argentine leave the club, but now that he is a free agent, they have been linked again.

The 47-year-old has given himself 10 days break back in his native Argentina, but says he has already been made a number of “attractive” offers.

Speaking to Fox Sports Argentina on a visit to his former club Newell’s Old Boys, he said: “There are a lot of clubs and attractive projects for me to take on.

“For the time being, the most important thing is for me to clear my head after five-and-a-half incredible seasons with Tottenham. My aim is to seek the ability to rebuild myself and get my self-motivation back.

“I expect to return to Europe to make decisions on my future. At my age I don’t need a lot of time to recover. I am open to listen to projects put before me.”

Louis Saha has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to make a move to try and sign forward Edinson Cavani.

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.

SPEAKING TO BWIN,, Saha said: ‘Manchester United are the Premier League team that need to strengthen the most in January and they should look at signing Edinson Cavani from PSG. ‘They need to bring in players to challenge the existing players and create competition; Cavani would push Rashford and Martial and make them even better.

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‘Sir Alex [Ferguson] didn’t like signing players in the January transfer window but times are different now; United need to strengthen sooner rather than later.

‘I would love to see Cavani join the Premier League; he would be a great signing for Manchester United.

‘I’d also love to see Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho or Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti; they would both fit right into the Premier League.’

Tottenham will not be making a renewed effort to sign Sporting Lisbon star and Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes in January, Jose Mourinho has confirmed.

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.

Spurs were interested in a summer deal, but decided not to make a move for the midfielder as they believed that they had enough quality to cope this season, meaning that the likes of United showed an interest in the Portuguese star.

It is no secret that United are lacking in quality in certain areas of the pitch, and rumours in the media suggested that the Red Devils were lining up a massive £50 million swoop in the January window, especially as reports suggested that Paul Pogba could leave the club.

And now that Mourinho is in charge of the Spurs, it was believed that he was looking to add to his squad in the January window, with reports Fernandes would be brought in to replace the departing Christian Eriksen,

But Mourinho has suggested his club cannot afford Fernandes, who recently signed a new four-year deal at Sporting.

“I would definitely say no because Bruno is a player of a level and value that is not for us,” he said on the Sky Sports website

‘We are not a club that is going to make big transfers in the market, nor is it going towards players who are already developed or at a certain level of expectation, also economically.

“We are a different club at this level.”


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