Manchester United to work on three-man shortlist for defensive reinforcement

Manchester United are in the transfer market for an experienced centre-back and manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly drawn up a three-man shortlist. According to Sky Sports, following the Europa League triumph over Ajax, Mourinho has handed a list of players to United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, and that list features the names of Michael Keane, Virgil Van Dijk and Victor Lindelof. Keane has made a name of himself on the back of an impressive season with the Clarets. The 24-year-old, who left United to join the Clarets for £2m in…

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Manchester United agree summer deal for defender, goalkeeper set to leave

Man Utd have reportedly agreed on a summer move for Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo. Portuguese publication Noticias ao Minuto reports that both clubs have reached an agreement over a £35m fee for the 23-year-old. Semedo has been a key player for his side this season and has made 29 appearances in all competitions. The Portugal international progressed through Benfica B side and made his debut for the senior side last season. His current contract with Benfica expires in 2021. Meanwhile, in another United-related transfer rumour, goalkeeper Sergio Romero has made…

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United sent scouts to watch over couple of talents

Manchester United have been linked with a couple of players recently. Firstly, the Mirror has claimed that United have been monitoring Benfica youngster Goncalo Guedes. The report mentions that United scouts were present at Benfica’s game against Feirense on Sunday to monitor the 19-year-old winger. The likes of Juventus, Valencia, Osasuna and Middlesbrough have also been linked with the youngster. He still has five years left in his current, so United will likely have to pay a hefty sum for his services. Guedes is represented by Jorge Mendes, who is…

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David Moyes wants to raid Manchester United, Sunderland interested in winger

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Sunderland were able to stay up in the Premier League with a late run of two wins and three draws in their last five league matches, outplaying Norwich City and Newcastle United. The Black Cats and new coach David Moyes want to avoid another difficult season and have been on the lookout for players that can add quality to their squad. According to a report by The Sun, Moyes wants to sign Marouane Fellaini for a third time by bringing the Manchester United midfielder to the Stadium of Light. The former United…

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Chelsea eye two new defenders

Chelsea are actively searching for centre-backs in the transfer market. The Blues were interested in signing Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, but they have turned their attention elsewhere after their £42million bid was turned down by the Naples club. According to the latest reports, the West London club are considering a bid for Lazio defender Stefan De Vrij. The 24-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at his current club following his knee operation last year, and it is believed that Lazio are keen on selling him. The Holland international is expected…

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Jose Mourinho eyeing moves for AS Roma and Benfica stars

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has started acting on his transfer plans at Old Trafford. According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo (via Metro), the Portuguese has asked the club board to sign AS Roma playmaker Miralem Pjanic. The 26-year-old midfielder is one of the best midfield talents in Serie A and has enjoyed yet another successful season with Roma. He scored provided ten goals and 12 assists in 33 league appearances for his club this season. His performances for the Giallorossi have attracted attention from the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. The…

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Manchester United target headed elsewhere, Red Devils made formal offer for Barcelona star

Manchester United have maintained interest in Benfica midfielder Nicolas Gaitan for quite some time now. However, according to Portuguese publication A Bola, the Argentina international is headed elsewhere in the summer transfer window. The report states that the 28-year-old, who recently claimed that he might leave Benfica in the summer, is close to signing a four-year deal with Atletico Madrid. Gaitan is expected to cost around £20 million to Diego Simeone’s side. “I’ve been [at Benfica] for a long time, and this is a very emotional time. I don’t know if this…

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What really happened to Manchester United’s transfer for Renato Sanches?

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich shocked everyone in the football world by announcing the transfer of Renato Sanches from Benfica. The 18-year-old was first linked with a move to Manchester United in the January transfer window, and a deal was reportedly already in place between all the parties ahead of a summer move. So what really happened behind the scenes that scuppered Sanches’ move to Old Trafford? Did Bayern gazump United’s move for the player or the Red Devils pulled their hands from the deal? According to reliable Italian journalist Gianluca…

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Barcelona concede defeat to Manchester United for starlet transfer

Manchester United were all set to sign Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches before Barcelona emerged with a late interest in the Portuguese player. Earlier this week, multiple reports suggested that the Catalan club consider the 18-year-old as a potential replacement of Sergio Busquets and are ready to compete with United for his signing. However, according to Portuguese publication A Bola (via Daily Express), the Catalans are helpless in front of the financial might of the Premier League club and have conceded defeat in their pursuit. Sanchez is valued at more than £45 million…

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Manchester United on the verge of completing huge transfer for Portuguese starlet

Manchester United look to have started their squad overhaul as reliable Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has revealed that the Red Devils are on the verge of completing a deal for Renato Sanches. According to Di Marzio, United are close to complete the transfer for £46.7 million paid in four years, which would make the 18-year-old Sanches Benfica’s most-expensive sale, beating Axel Witsel’s £31.5 million move to Zenit St Petersburg in 2012. United opened discussions in January for the talented teenager and were willing to structure a deal similar to the one…

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Manchester United target dropped big hint about his future [Tweets]

Manchester United have been keeping tabs on Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches for several months now. The Red Devils were linked with a January move for the 18-year-old, but any deal failed to materialize. Various media outlets have suggested that United will reignite their interest in the player during the 2016 summer transfer window. This weekend, the Portuguese player dropped a huge hint regarding a potential move by liking Manchester United’s page on Instagram. The activity was quickly picked up by a number of fans and subsequently Sanches unfollowed the page.…

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Manchester United open talks to sign Portuguese wonderkid

Manchester United are getting serious about signing Renato Sanches, a Portuguese wonderkid that’s currently playing in his home country for Benfica, according to The Daily Mail. The 18-year-old has been attracting interest from all sorts of clubs across Europe. However, the Rd Devils are believed to have moved in to pole position to land Sanches after meeting Benfica officials for a second time about a deal. United scouts have watched the teenager in three of his last four matches, although they were initially scouting winger Goncalo Guedes and full-back Eliseu. However, it…

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Tottenham to beat Arsenal to the signature of teenage talent Luka Jovic

Tottenham are set to beat London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea to the signature of highly-rated teenage star Luka Jovic, according to the Daily Express. The 17-year-old is currently on the books with Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade, where he has caught the attentions of potential admirers by bagging ten goals so far. That form has already alerted the likes of Benfica, Arsenal and Chelsea (via Express. Reports in Portuguese newspaper O Jogo claim that Benfica have already sent scouts to Belgrade to take a closer look at his prodigious talent.…

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Chelsea tried to sign experienced Benfica star Luisao on transfer deadline day

Premier League champions Chelsea reportedly made a last ditch effort to sign Benfica stalwart Luisao on transfer deadline day, according to the Metro. The Blues have been linked with a new centre-back all throughout the summer, with the Metro highlighting their apparent pursuit of the likes of Everton’s John Stones, Paris Saint Germain defender Marquinhos and Argentina international Ezequiel Garay at various points throughout the window. In the end, though, The Blues ended up signing Nantes stopper Papy Dijlobodji and Reading’s Jamaican international Michael Hector (via BBC), but a report…

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Champions League group stage draw: Man United dodge bullet, while Chelsea boss set for homecoming

Manchester United would have breathed the biggest sigh of relief after they were given possibly the easiest group of any of the English sides that were included in the draw for the first stage of the Champions League. Having been put in pot two, Louis van Gaal’s side were in danger of facing one of the title winners from some of Europe’s biggest leagues. However, they would have been delighted that the top seed they were given was Memphis Depay’s former side PSV Eindhoven. They do face a tricky trip…

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Nico Gaitan ‘dreaming’ of Man United move after offers from Middle East giants

Reports coming out of Portugal are claiming that Benfica star Nicolas Gaitan’s chances of a move to Manchester United are now slim, but there is a release clause triggering offer on the table. According to O Jogo, Dubai side Al-Ahli have made an offer of €35m for the 27-year-old, and have offered a contract that would see the Argentinian earn €3.5m a year. However, O Jogo report that Gaitan is less than keen to make the switch to the UAE, as he wishes to move to one of the top leagues…

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Man United ‘ready to announce’ £28m Nico Gaitan deal this week

Manchester United are apparently ready to announce the £28m signing of Benfica midfielder Nicolas Gaitan this week, according to a report in the Metro. Louis van Gaal has been linked with making a move for the Argentine international for the best part of the summer, but the Metro claims that a deal is set to be wrapped up in the next couple of days. According to the Daily Express, super agent Jorge Mendes flew to England recently to put the finishing touches on the move, and that club are expecting…

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Man United ‘hours away’ from making next major summer signing (not Pedro)

Manchester United are said to be closing in on a deal to finally bring Benfica ace Nicolas Gaitan to the club and a report in the Metro claims they are just ‘hours away’ from completing the move. United have been linked with a move for the Argentine on and off for the past two years, while recent reports claimed that he was finally closing in on a move to Old Trafford. Though no fee has been agreed between the two clubs, sources in Spain suggest the deal could go through…

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Man United target Nico Gaitan makes announcement on his future

Benfica midfielder Nico Gaitan has shot down Manchester United’s hopes of bringing him to the club this summer by stating his desire to stay with the Portuguese giants, the Daily Star reports.  Massive Free Bets have played this Rumour down READ MORE: Manchester United News Manchester United to use Jonny Evans to tempt Everton to sell key man Real Madrid to match Man United’s contract offer for Sergio Ramos United had recently been linked with a £24m move for the Argentine playmaker, with Atletico Madrid also joining them in their…

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Liverpool to hijack Man United for SECOND South American talent in a week

Liverpool are plotting a bid to be a thorn in Manchester United’s side once again by beating them to the signature of Benfica playmaker Nico Gaitan, according to the Metro. READ MORE: Liverpool Transfer Gossip Liverpool begin talks over move for Juventus striker Liverpool signing reveals new shirt number The player’s agent hinted on Thursday that a deal to take the Argentine international to Old Trafford, but the Reds haven’t given up hope of stealing him away from under their rival’s nose. Brendan Rodgers is reported to have been a…

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Classy Benfica star AGREES to join Man United this summer

Manchester United have been given a boost in their pursuit of Benfica star Nico Gaitan after his agent claimed that he has agreed to join the club, according to the Metro. READ MORE: David de Gea puts £2.75m Manchester house up for sale Ten unstoppable players Manchester United almost signed Man United would lucky to sign key target, says ex-Real Madrid chief The 27-year-old is a popular figure at the Lisbon-based club, but is widely being tipped to move on in the upcoming transfer window. And now quotes by the…

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Nani: I’m not leaving Man United for Portuguese giants

Manchester United winger Nani has denied claims that he is set to join Benfica this summer, the Daily Express reports. READ MORE: Manchester United News and Gossip Saints legend explains where Morgan Schneiderlin should go this summer Robin van Persie issues response to rumours of Manchester United exit The Portuguese international spent the previous campaign on loan back with former club Sporting Lisbon, with reports now suggesting that he could move across the city to link up with the side from the Estadio da Luz. A seemingly forgotten man at…

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Liverpool star Lazar Markovic could make swift return to Benfica

Two of Portugal’s biggest daily newspapers A Bola and Record are carrying a version of the same story on their front pages on Thursday morning claiming that Lazar Markovic could be on his way back to Benfica after just one season at Liverpool. READ MORE: Liverpool News and Goals Liverpool line up Glen Johnson replacement Having completed an £20m switch from the Lisbon based giants last summer, the Serbian international has struggled for form and game time at Anfield this term, making just 19 Premier League appearances, scoring two goals.…

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