Manchester United reject world-record bid for de Gea

Manchester United have rejected a £60m bid from Real Madrid for their goalkeeper David de Gea, according to the latest report from Sky Sports. The Spanish goalkeeper has been a long-term target of Real, and it was long expected that the Spanish champions would move for him this summer. However, according to Sky Sports, United have turned down Real’s latest approach, and the Red Devils are confident of holding on to their star goalkeeper this summer. The 26-year-old has only a couple of years left on his current deal, but…

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Championship season review: Aston Villa, Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackburn

Aston Villa: 13th After sinking from the Premier League without trace in 2015-16, a summer of transition inevitably ensued at Aston Villa as this illustrious club aimed to lift itself off the floor. Taken over by the Chinese businessman Tony Xia, former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo was appointed the new manager and although a surprisingly high number of the existing squad remained, hefty sums of money were spent on strikers Ross McCormack and Jonathan Kodjia. Expectations were high, but there was clearly a weak mentality within the squad which showed…

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