Cyprus vs Wales – Match preview and team news: Gareth Bale hoping to lead Dragons to historic qualification

Wales can all but guarantee a place at the Euro 2016 finals in France if they return from Cyprus with all three points and claim their fifth win in seven qualifiers. The win over Belgium in June was confirmation that Chris Coleman’s men are establishing themselves as a force in international football, lifting them miraculously into the top 10 of the world rankings. Talisman Gareth Bale seized on a defensive mistake to grab the only goal against the group’s seeded team, and he has more than enough quality to propel the…

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Man United news: Rooney helps pick team, and late Bale bid lined up

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Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Louis van Gaal has revealed that United skipper Wayne Rooney is allowed to have an input regarding many things around the club, including the team selection, according to The Sun. “Things like the the selection and the kitchen and the members of staff, everything you can mention, he is involved,” he said. The Red Devils are planning to make a late attempt to bring Real Madrid star Gareth Bale to Old Trafford, according to the Metro. The Metro suggest that the…

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Man United plotting late bid to bring Gareth Bale to Old Trafford

Manchester United are planning to make a late attempt to bring Gareth Bale to Old Trafford this summer, according to the Metro. With the hours ticking down on the window, Louis van Gaal is still searching for an answer to the Red Devils’ attacking problems, and despite having just Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez to call upon, he is willing to let the Mexican head for the exit (via Telegraph). The Welshman’s arrival would alleviate those concerns, however, the Metro suggest that Rafa Benitez is still not keen on letting…

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Man United gossip: £65m Real Madrid swap deal lined up and youngster to head for Celtic

Saturday’s biggest Man United news and transfer gossip. Manchester United will offer Real Madrid £65m plus goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, in exchange for Gareth Bale in a last-ditch bid to lure the 26-year-old Wales forward to Old Trafford, the Daily Star reports. Louis van Gaal is eager to bring in a marquee signing before Tuesday’s 6pm transfer deadline. Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville says Arsenal are a “soft touch” and lack the “character and winning urge” of potential title winners, the Daily Telegraph reports. England manager Roy Hodgson…

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Man United to make big Gareth Bale gambit by offering £65m plus David de Gea

Manchester United are reportedly set to offer Real Madrid £65m plus goalkeeper David de Gea in a final attempt to land winger Gareth Bale, according to the Daily Express. United boss Louis van Gaal is aware that he has yet to bring in a true marquee signing yet this summer and is hoping to add one to his squad before Tuesday’s transfer deadline. The Express have highlighted that the Red Devils have been linked with big moves for the likes of Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller and Barcelona megastar Neymar in…

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Man United gossip: £240 Neymar bid planned and United weigh in with £55m offer for Belgian assist king

Tuesday’s biggest Man United news and transfer rumour gossip. Manchester United are willing to spend £240m on a deal for Barcelona’s Brazil forward Neymar, 23, according to The Sun. United have to meet Barcelona’s phenomenal £130m buyout clause. Tax add-ons would push the transfer fee up to a world-record £165m. And Neymar would earn £75m over five years at Old Trafford — taking the total cost of the deal up to an eye-watering £240m. West Brom are targeting Manchester United’s Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 27, in their sights as…

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Man United still want Gareth Bale but Real Madrid say he’s not for sale at any price

Real Madrid have apparently warned Manchester United that star winger Gareth Bale is not for sale at any price this summer, the Daily Express reports. The Welshman has been a long time target of the Red Devils with manager Louis van Gaal still keen on adding some considerable muscle to his forward line for the 2015/16 season. Recently, the club have been linked with a move for Barcelona star Neymar, but it now seems as though Bale may be too far out of reach. Real, who were held to a…

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Man United news: £95m Bale bid planned, and Neymar’s agent watches Newcastle draw

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Manchester United are prepared to wait right until the last couple of days of the window to seal a deal for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, according to the Metro. The Red Devils could pay as much as £95m for the former Tottenham man. Speculation continues that Barcelona star Neymar could be on his way to Old Trafford, after The Sun reported that the Brazilian’s international agent Pini Zahavi has visited Old Trafford. Zahavi (in the blue suit) was sat near…

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Man United prepared to wait right until the deadline to seal £95m Gareth Bale deal

Manchester United are prepared to wait right until the final few days of the window before sealing a stunning move for Gareth Bale, the Metro report. The 26-year-old has consistently stated that he plans to remain at Real Madrid (via Metro) despite a difficult season that saw him singled out as the scapegoat for Los Blancos’ inability to win a trophy. However, the Metro claims that the Red Devils are hoping that he may change his mind if the pressure from supporters continues. And it appears that that could be…

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Marca readers vote Bale OUT of starting XI: Man United poised to make offer

Even though he is going into his third season with Real Madrid, it seems that club’s fans are still unsold on Gareth Bale. Having enjoyed a phenomenally successful first year, the Welshman struggled to reach the same heights last term, and fell foul of the boos and jeers of the Madridistas. He would often look lost out on the pitch, and at one point his agent even complained that his teammates weren’t passing him the ball enough. But with the La Liga season set to kick off, Bale is back…

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Man United gossip: Another Bale bid expected and De Gea path paved to Madrid

Friday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumours. Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, could still join Real Madrid, with his agent set for talks with the Old Trafford club, The Sun reports. United, meanwhile, are expected to bid more than £20m for Southampton winger Sadio Mane, 23, according to the Daily Telegraph. Manchester United’s failure to sign the Spain international prompted a fan to hand manager Louis van Gaal a piece of paper with transfer targets and tactical advice, the Metro reports. Louis van Gaal insists Manchester United…

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Man United boss reveals he is to focus on Gareth Bale transfer after Pedro miss

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has apparently told his closest lieutenants that Gareth Bale will become his number one transfer target for the remainder of the transfer window, according to the Metro. United are still desperately searching for reinforcements to their attacking line, having disposed of the majority of their first team forwards over the summer. The club have been linked with a number of top class forwards recently, most notably Pedro, who joined Chelsea on Thursday afternoon instead. A report in the Daily Mail claims that the Dutchman…

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Five players Man United could sign to replace Angel Di Maria

With Angel Di Maria now out of the picture at Manchester United, they have a rather large hole to fill out on the wing. Armed with over £40m to spend, that sum will surely be put towards finding his replacement and thus ensuring they’re in fighting condition for the new campaign. Below are the five most likely candidates to fill the void left by the Argentine international. Pedro – Barcelona The Spanish international is clearly the obvious choice, given his pedigree and output at the very highest peak of the…

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Man United make FOUR bids for World Class Real Madrid stars this summer

Manchester United have made an astonishing four moves for Real Madrid players this summer, all of which have been rejected by the Spanish giants, according to the Metro. A report in the Daily Express has claimed that the Red Devils have made approaches for Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos, all to no avail. Earlier today we reported that United have also had two separate £100m bids for winger Gareth Bale knocked back by Florentino Perez and co. United may have already added the likes of Memphis…

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Man United gossip: Real reject TWO £100m Bale bids and PSG star makes sly dig at Red Devils

Tuesday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer gossip. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has made two £100m bids for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, 26, this summer, The Sun reports. Both Madrid and Bale have stated that they don’t intend to do business with the Red Devils on this matter. Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has claimed that former player Bastian Schweinsteiger, 31, a summer signing for Manchester United, has not been fit for the past three years, the Daily Telegraph reports. The number of games the veteran midfielder…

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Man United have made TWO £100m offers for Gareth Bale this summer

The Sun are carrying a story on their back page on Tuesday morning claiming that Manchester United have made two £100m bids to sign Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale this summer. Manager Louis van Gaal has reportedly been ‘desperate’ to add the flying Welshman to his squad during the current transfer window, but the Spaniards have fought off their advances as new Madrid boss Rafa Benitez believes he is a key component of his new squad. However, should the story be true, it would mean that Real have rejected the…

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Manchester United gossip: Double deal close, but world record Bale bid still planned

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: The Red Devils are planning to make a bid for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, according to the Daily Express. However, they will have to break Bale’s own world record, as Madrid will not accept anything less than the £86m they paid for him in 2013. Their potential bid for Bale may not be the end of their summer spending however, as the Metro report that a double deal to sign Barcelona’s Pedro and Nicolas Gaitan of Benfica is still on…

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Manchester United still interested in making world record bid for Gareth Bale

Manchester United are still interested in attempting to bring Gareth Bale to Old Trafford this summer, and are reportedly being encouraged by their sponsors to make a deal happen, according to the Daily Express. The Express suggest that with Angel Di Maria’s move to Paris Saint-Germain imminent, Louis van Gaal is desperate to secure a marquee name as he looks to end the Red Devils’ two year wait for a trophy. And while they remain keen on bringing Pedro to the club (via Express), they are hopeful of pulling off a…

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The six fastest players in the world with the ball at their feet: Brits prove to be speedsters and dominate list

It’s universally accepted that players are faster without the ball at their feet than with it. Not since Ryan Giggs has a player been so quick while running with the ball, but the six names below have all proved themselves capable at running at pace while keeping the pill under control. 6. Theo Walcott – Arsenal Top speed: 32.7 km/h Walcott is a well known speed demon, nd doesn’t appear to be slowing down too much despite persistent injury problems. This, Theo, is why Arsene Wenger is so keen to…

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Manchester United renew interest in Gareth Bale, as Thomas Muller looks set to stay

Manchester United have decided to switch their attention back to Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, after being told that Thomas Muller is not for sale. According to the Metro, the Red Devils were planning to use the £70.7m left in their summer transfer kitty to secure the signing of the Bayern Munich star. However, the Bavarian side have been quick to quash rumours that a deal could happen, the Daily Star report. Bayern’s CEO Karl-Heinze Rummenigge responded to the suggestion that Muller may be free to leave by saying: “Thomas…

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Ten players who could replace Angel Di Maria at Manchester United as winger heads for exit

With Angel Di Maria closing in on his Manchester United exit (via BBC Sport), Louis van Gaal will be looking for the kind of player that the £59.7m man failed to be. Here are ten potential options who could fill the void that Di Maria leaves behind, including some members of the current squad, some that have been linked with a possible summer move, and some that should really be on United’s radar. Memphis Depay The £25m signing (via Telegraph) seems the most likely candidate to replace the former Real…

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(Video) Cristiano Ronaldo shows there is still tension with Man United target Gareth Bale

If a team has Cristiano Ronaldo AND Gareth Bale in its ranks, then all involved should be the epitome of happiness – even the players in question. However, it would appear that Ronaldo still has a chip on his shoulder when it comes to the Welshman. Several times last season he showed his frustration with he former Tottenham man in open displays of annoyance and contempt. It’s rather unprofessional in truth. and the older he gets the less you’d hope that he’d do it, but it seems even in pre-season…

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Man United gossip: Bale bid BACK ON and van Gaal DEMANDS £75m for wantaway winger

Sunday’s biggest Man United news and transfer rumours. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, who hinted on Friday at a “surprise” signing, will make another attempt to bring in £95m midfielder Gareth Bale, 26, from Real Madrid, The Sunday People reports. United had been linked with the Welshman earlier in the summer, but the move came to nothing when Rafa Benitez was appointed. United winger Angel Di Maria, 27, must hand in transfer request if he wants to leave Old Trafford for Paris St-Germain this summer, the Mail on Sunday…

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Man United Gareth Bale: Red Devils to make fresh approach to sign Real Madrid star

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is apparently ready to make a fresh run at bringing Gareth Bale to the club from Real Madrid, according to the Metro. United were heavily tipped to make a move for the Welshman earlier in the summer, but the move was quickly put on ice after new Madrid boss Rafael Benitez promised to build the team around him (via Goal.com) and rebuild his reputation as one of the best players in the world following a tricky campaign at the Bernabeu last season. However, a…

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Top ten most expensive transfer fees of all time: Raheem Sterling MISSES OUT, but TWO Manchester United flops make list

Raheem Sterling £49m move to Manchester City may make him the most expensive player under 21 ever (via Independent), and the most expensive Englishman of all-time (via Manchester City’s official website), but he does not make it into the top ten most expensive transfers ever, according to the Telegraph. READ MORE: Liverpool News and Gossip Seven Premier League stars to BOUNCE BACK in 2015/16 Arsenal and Man Utd stars to step up (Video) Arsenal new boy Petr Cech makes EPIC double save in Singapore training session Here is the top…

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