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    Mourinho to launch 2017 Man Utd pursuit of Griezmann

    Manchester United are set to go after Antoine Griezmann in a big way next year.

    The Bleacher Report suggests that Jose Mourinho is already making plans for 2017 and they include bringing in Griezmann from Atletico Madrid on a big-money deal. The French forward is being eyed up as a potential long-term replacement for current Red Devils captain Wayne Rooney.

    Mourinho has already injected plenty of quality into his United squad by signing Paul PogbaZlatan IbrahimovicEric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan over the summer and is eager to add further world-class players to his Old Trafford revolution. Griezmann, 25, was linked with a move to Chelsea during the recent transfer window but ended up signing a new contract with Atletico where he has been since 2014.

    ADL confirms Napoli rejected Koulibaly bid from Chelsea

    Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed he turned down a big-money offer from Chelsea for Kalidou Koulibaly.

    Reports suggested that the Blues seriously went after the Senegalese centre-back late in the transfer window but opted to bring David Luiz back from PSG after seeing their pursuit rebuffed by the Naples outfit. De Laurentiis told Radio Kiss Kiss: "It's just not a rumour that Chelsea offered more than 50 million for [Koulibaly], it's true we rejected it."

    It is assumed that De Laurentiis was speaking in Euros when mentioning the bid he rejected, which means Chelsea offered over £43m for the 25-year-old.

    Shaw: I chose Man Utd over Chelsea because...

    Luke Shaw has revealed that he opted to join Manchester United over Chelsea two years ago.

    The 21-year-old left-back departed Southampton to sign with United in a £27million deal in June 2014 but was also a key target for Chelsea.

    Current Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho was manager at Stamford Bridge at the time but Shaw simply felt his chances at Old Trafford would be greater than opportunities in West London under the Portuguese. "Patrice [Evra] was leaving and Jose, at that time, had a solid back four," he said when asked of his decision.

    China Everbright in talks about Liverpool stake (FSG value Reds at £​1bn)

    Hong Kong-based China Everbright Group remain keen on Liverpool, it has been revealed.

    The Sun says Fenway Sports Group – who bought the Reds for £300m in October 2010 are not considering an outright sale but may offer a minority stake.

    Their advisers, Allen & Co, have compared the Anfield outfit to the likes of Manchester United and City, valuing the club at £1 billion.

    And Bloomberg claim an inside source believes the investment group are willing to come closer to that valuation because of the new broadcasting deal and seats being added to Anfield.

    This is despite a period of relative struggled at Liverpool, who have not won the Premier League since 1990.

    Man City ace Aguero fighting to make Man Utd derby clash

    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is desperate to make next week's derby against Manchester United.

    The Daily Star says Aguero was charged on Tuesday for allegedly elbowing West Ham's Winston Reid on Sunday.

    Aguero was given until 6pm yesterday to respond but that was extended because City officials were working on the exits of Samir NasriJoe HartEliaquim Mangala and Wilfried Bony.

    An independent panel will hear Aguero's defence tomorrow.

    They will use video and written evidence but the 28-year-old will not appear.

    If found guilty he faces a three-match ban that would rule him out of the derby clash on September 10.


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  • #Manchester United, #Arsenal, #Chelsea, #Real Madrid, #Man City, #Sunderland and #Tottenham Hotspur most recent transfer news



    Man Utd boss Mourinho furious with Schweinsteiger after he rejected...

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is furious with Bastian Schweinsteiger after he turned down a move to Sporting CP.

    The Daily Star says United even agreed to pay part of the German midfielder's £190,000-a-week wages in Portugal. But the 32-year-old World Cup winner dug in his heels and told Mourinho he would not go.

    The angry United boss has vowed not to play the midfielder again despite Schweinsteiger claiming he is still determined to forced his way back into the picture. Mourinho has already axed him from his first-team squad and suggested he would rather pick hopefuls out of the youth team to play in midfield.


    Agent eyes future Arsenal move for Almiron

    Miguel Almiron would love to play for Arsenal and may get the chance to do so in the future, according to his agent.

    The Paraguayan midfielder has been linked with the Gunners this week with reports suggesting that his club, Argentine outfit Lanus, were in talks with the North Londoners.

    While Almiron's agent, Daniel Campos, has confirmed interest from Arsenal, he suggests that the 22-year-old is unlikely to make the move to the Premier League before Wednesday night's transfer deadline. "Actually there was an approach, but it didn't go any further," he told Sport Witness.

    "I see it more for the future. "No doubt he'd be delighted to play in the Premier League and for Arsenal." Regarding a possible transfer fee for Almiron, Campos added: "That's up to Lanus. But around €10 million."


    Chelsea locked in Real Madrid talks to take James on-loan

    Chelsea are pushing to prise James Rodriguez away from Real Madrid today.

    Marca says Chelsea will make a last minute attempt to lure Colombian Rodriguez to Stamford Bridge.

    Antonio Conte would prefer a loan deal for Rodriguez but Real Madrid are holding out for a permanent move after spending around £63million on him following his impressive showing at the 2014 World Cup.

    But Zidane has made it clear that he will struggle to force his way into the Madrid side this season by saying that “he could prove a problem." Rodriguez, 25, has made just two substitute appearances this season and Conte believes he could play a big part in Chelsea's title hunt.

    The Blues aren't willing to meet Madrid's asking price of a whopping £65m and any hopes of a move would rely on a loan deal.

    Moyes could use Januzaj to lure Pogba to Sunderland

    Sunderland manager David Moyes is eyeing a late transfer swoop for Florentin Pogba.

    Reports suggest that the Black Cats are showing considerable interest in the Saint-Etienne centre-back, who is the older brother of Manchester United's work record signing Paul Pogba.

    Moyes has been after a new central defender after it became apparent that Everton were keen on Lamine Kone and it appears as though Pogba, 26, is now on his wish-list. The Guinea international, who has been with Saint-Etienne since 2012, would reportedly cost Sunderland around £6.5million.

    It is understood that Black Cats winger Adnan Januzaj, who is on loan from United, may have a role to play in luring Pogba to the Stadium of Light as he has a close relationship with the defender's more famed brother. Hull City are also believed to be showing interest in Pogba.

    Tottenham turn down Wolfsburg offer for Son Heung-min

    Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly turned down an offer from Wolfsburg for Son Heung-min.

    The Sun reports that Spurs rejected the German club's bid of £24million as they plan on retaining his services at White Hart Lane.

    The 24-year-old forward only joined Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen for £22m last summer and was being heavily linked with a return to the Bundesliga but is set to stay put in North London.

    Son, who is away on national team duty with South Korea, said: "It is not a good sign these transfer rumours are coming out – although it is meaningful those in Germany acknowledge me."


    Valencia edge ahead of Porto for Man City defender Mangala
    Eliaquim Mangala will join Valencia on a season-long loan deal on Wednesday.

    France Football reports that the Manchester City defender is set to move to Spain after Los Che won the race to his services.

    Portuguese giants Porto were showing significant interest in Mangala but it is understood that Valencia made a better loan offer for the Frenchman.

    However, the Manchester Evening News have suggested that Mangala, 25, will return to Porto on a two-year deal loan.

    Either way, Mangala is out of favour at City under Pep Guardiola following the big-money arrival of John Stones and Aleksandar Kolarov's successful shift to centre-back when required, and will leave the Etihad Stadium before the transfer deadline.


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  • Pogba Could Be Announced As Early As Monday


    Paul Pogba is reportedly set to travel to Manchester on Saturday to complete a medical ahead of his world-record transfer to Manchester United, according to Sky Sports.

    The French midfielder has been at the center of the transfer saga of the summer, but the deal could finally be concluded soon and he could be announced as a United player by Monday, according to some of Sky Sports’ sources.



    United kick off the season with a match against Leicester in the Community Shield on Sunday, the 7th of August before their Premier League campaign begins with an away game at Bournemouth a week later. Pogba is likely to be announced before then should the deal go through, and Mourinho will hope he settles in quickly.

    The total amount spent on transfers by Premier League clubs this summer is at an unbelievable £544,480,000, and that amount is set to increase by a further £100 million should Pogba’s record breaking move go through.

    The Frenchman was recently asked by the hosts of YouTube channel whether he would be staying with Juventus for the upcoming season, to which he replied “Yeah”. The 23-year-old’s reply wasn’t very convincing, however it does give rise to the possibility that Pogba may not even be moving this summer.

    Should that prove to be true, it will no doubt infuriate United’s fans who have been eagerly awaiting the return of their former prodigy.

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