Manchester United scouts watch England international ahead of summer bid

Manchester United scouts watch England international ahead of summer bid

 

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent scouts to watch Declan Rice in West Ham’s 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United on Friday, claims The Daily Mail.

 

Rice has been heavily linked with a move to United throughout his career and the England international remains a long-term transfer target for Solskjaer.

Despite needing to bolster their midfield ranks now, United will not move for

Leicester target suffers serious knee injury

Leicester target suffers serious knee injury

 

Juventus have confirmed Merih Demiral has suffered a serious knee injury and now faces an extensive period on the sidelines.

 

Demiral sustained the injury midway through the first half of Juventus’ 2-1 win at Roma and was replaced by Matthijs de Ligt.

The Turkey international has been a revelation for Juventus in recent weeks

Roma want Inter winger as cover for Zaniolo

Roma want Inter winger as cover for Zaniolo

 

Roma have stepped up their interest in out of favour Inter winger Matteo Politano following Nicolo Zaniolo’s season-ending injury, claims Gianluca Di Marzio.

 

The Giallorossi have confirmed Zaniolo ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament

Roma want Inter winger as cover for Zaniolo

Roma want Inter winger as cover for Zaniolo

 

Roma have stepped up their interest in out of favour Inter winger Matteo Politano following Nicolo Zaniolo’s season-ending injury, claims Gianluca Di Marzio.

 

The Giallorossi have confirmed Zaniolo ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament

Crystal Palace to rival Inter for Manchester United veteran

Crystal Palace to rival Inter for Manchester United veteran

Inter face competition from Premier League side Crystal Palace for Manchester United full-back Ashley Young, claims The Sun.

 

Young has entered the final six months of his current United deal and has rejected an offer of a new contract.

The former England international reportedly has his heart set on joining Inter this month but United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reluctant to let him go.

Young looks destined to leave United on a free transfer at the end of the season, with injuries threatening to scupper his chances of leaving in January.

However, it has now emerged Palace manager Roy Hodgson is keen on signing the 34-year-old, having previously worked together with England.

Young has dropped down the pecking order at Old Trafford this season following Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s arrival from Palace and the emergence of Brandon Williams at left-back.

The veteran full-back has been limited to just 12 league appearances so far this season and hasn’t featured in their last two games amid question marks over his future.

£50m bid required for Chelsea to land England international 

£50m bid required for Chelsea to land England international

 

Brighton have slapped a £50m asking price on Lewis Dunk’s head amid interest from Chelsea, reports The Times.

Frank Lampard is eyeing defensive reinforcements this month now Chelsea’s FIFA-imposed transfer ban has been lifted.

Chelsea have struggled at the back this season and Lampard still hasn’t established his first-choice defensive pairing.

The Blues have been heavily linked with a move to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouth but it has now emerged they are interested in Dunk.

Dunk has been a huge player for Brighton in the last few years and Graham Potter’s side would be reluctant to lose the England international.

Manchester United midfielder could earn shock new deal

Manchester United are pondering a surprise new contract for Nemanja Matic, claims The Sun.

 

Matic was widely expected to leave United in this window but is now a key player for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s injury-struck side.

Inter were heavily linked with a move for the Serbia international but Solskjaer has told Matic he will no longer be allowed to leave.

Matic has filled in for Scott McTominay very well in recent weeks and could even earn fresh terms at Old Trafford.

The 31-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and is free to agree a Bosman transfer with foreign clubs.

Manchester United bid £12.5m for Championship teenager

Manchester United have launched a £12.5m move for Birmingham teenager Jude Bellingham, claim The Daily Mirror.

Bellingham has been linked with several Premier League clubs after emerging as one of English football’s brightest prospects this season.

The 16-year-old is already a first-team regular for Birmingham and United are keen to win the race for the versatile midfielder.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have reportedly even tabled a bid that will excede £12.5m with performance related add-ons.

Birmingham are aware they will struggle to keep hold of Bellingham going forward but hope the youngster recognises the first-team chances he is getting at St. Andrews.

Bellingham has started 17 league matches this season in his breakthrough campaign and six appearances as a substitute. He has played a direct hand in four goals in that time (three goals, one assist).

Tottenham win race for West Ham target

Tottenham have successfully hi-jacked West Ham’s deal for Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes, claims the London Evening Standard.

Fernandes is due to undergo his medical with Tottenham on Monday ahead of an initial 18-month loan deal.