World class defender wants Man United move, Solskjaer told target ‘ready’ for big move, Van De Beeek not haapy-reveals Ole, United can sign Rice for £50 million
Koulibaly wants move, Bissouma ready for big move, Van De Beek not happy and Rice for £50 million in Manchester United roundup….
Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that summer signing Donny van de Beek is unhappy at Old Trafford.
It is no secret that Van De Beek arrived at Old Trafford with a big reputation in the game after helping Ajax get back to the very top of the game, and many were excited to see just what he was able to bring to the club.
But Van de Beek has made 21 total appearances this season and has played just 10 times in the Premier League – only two of which have been starts, and his manager has admitted that lack of playing time hasn’t gone down well.
“I wouldn’t say that Donny is happy,” Solskjaer said on GOAL. “Of course, he wants to play more, but he gets about his job in the right manner.
“We are doing well and have got players who are playing really well in his position.”
Solskjaer himself earned a reputation as a super sub during his playing days at Old Trafford, and as such he has plenty of empathy for his new signing.
“He reminds me a lot about myself, when I first came in, that he understands my difficulties and challenges,” the Norwegian continued.
“I was the same with Sir Alex [Ferguson, former Man Utd head coach]. When he left me out I understood and I was happy for the team to win – and Donny is that type of guy.
“He knows he is important for us and knows he is going to play many games.”
West Ham are reportedly considering slashing their asking price for Manchester United target Declan Rice.
With the transfer window is full swing, it seems that there will not bee too many new players coming to Old Trafford in the final days of the window, despite all the rumours about the type of players that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could sign
However, United are already planning for their summer window and the signings that could arrive under the legendary Reds boss and Rice is a player that has been on the radar of the Red Devils since last summer.
It was reported on many occasions that United were very interested in trying to secure a transfer deal for Rice, but simply could not get a deal done as the Hammers wanted a massive £80 million for a player they have turned into one of the best in the Premier League.
But According to the Guardian, Hammers bigwigs could be willing to sell the England international for £50million at the end of the season, with reports adding that West Ham are thinking of slashing their players’ valuations due to the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.
The potential new fee is £30MILLION less than the asking price just last summer, and would be a fee that United would be willing to match.
Reports have claimed that Kalidou Koulibaly prefers a move to Manchester United at the end of the season.
Koulibaly is easily regarded as one of the most powerful and dominant players in the Italian Leagues, and has developed into one of the most impressive defenders in world football, which has alerted all the biggest clubs.
There has been alot of speculation that Man Utd are still very much interested in trying to sign Koulibaly, should he come onto the market, and are plotting to make a move at the end of the season, if you believe all the reports.
But Koulibaly, whose contract expires in summer 2023, has played in 18 games for Napoli this season, helping keep seven clean sheets, will not come cheap, as the likes of Man Utd have been warned that they will have to pay close to £100 million to secure a transfer deal
And according to Marca, the Senegalese ace now favours a move to Old Trafford, as it appears he is keen on leaving the Serie A side.
Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis recently warned the likes of Manchester United they must offer at least £100m if they want to sign Kalidou Koulibaly
De Laurentiis spoke to Jim White, and the Sky Sports News’ presenter relayed his conversation on talkSPORT.
“This morning, I spoke to Aurelio De Laurentiis, the Napoli owner, and said what about your player, are there bids in for him? He laughed it off saying he’s not for sale.
“It seems on this occasion Koulibaly is going nowhere. He stays and that was as recent as this morning. Anyone going in with anything other than £100million for Koulibaly can forget it.
“He’s absolutely not for sale unless one of the big clubs in England come up with £100million.”
Brighton manager Graham Potter believes Yves Bissouma has the potential to play Champions League football, amid speculation from Manchester United.
Even though the transfer window has been open for a few weeks now, United have not made any transfer deals that would help improve the side enough to make sure that they are certain to win that Premier League title back by the end of the season
But one player that has been on the radar of the Man Utd is that of Bissouma, the Malian who joined the Seagulls from Lille in 2018, and he has steadily improved at the Premier League side over the last few seasons.
He has stepped up his performances for Brighton this season, and it has been claimed that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to be handed around £35 million to try and get a deal done for the impressive midfielder, if he manages to get the backing from the board.
And following his stunner in the 2-1 win over Blackpool at the weekend, Potter has told the likes of United that he believes that Bissouma has the ability to play Champions League football, but also insists he is not currently concerned about him being sold.
“He’s got that quality (to play in the Champions League), he’s got those attributes that you need at that level,” said Potter of Bissouma on Sky Sports.
“It’s about him being consistent enough to do that. I think he’s made steps with that but there’s still more to do and more to come.
“It’s just nice that our players have taken a step forward, it’s nice for Yves that he’s taken a step forward. You never know anything in football these days.
“But from his perspective, I think he’s happy here, he wants to help the team, so we are quite relaxed about everything.”