Chelsea gossip: Willian to be axed following Pedro arrival and SECOND left-back targeted

Thursday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Telephone conversations with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and midfielder Cesc Fabregas persuaded Barcelona forward Pedro, 28, to snub long-standing interest from Manchester United and move instead to Stamford Bridge, The Guardian reports. The Daily Express also claims that Fabregas’s partner, Daniella Semaan, sold London to Carolina Martin, Pedro’s wife, to persuade the Spain international to join the Blues. With Pedro’s arrival imminent, Chelsea have offered Brazil midfielder Willian to Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain, the Metro reports. The 27-year-old has not impressed…

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Done deal: Man City beat United to signature of defender Nicolas Otamendi

Manchester City have confirmed on their official website that Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi has completed his move to the Etihad, having signed a five-year deal. To Manchester United fans, though, it is another rather sickening reminder that another one of their targets will be lining up against them this season. According to the Daily Star, Louis van Gaal was keen to bring the Argentine international to the Premier League this summer, only to miss out on the 27-year-old. What makes the move all the more soul-destroying for United – apart from…

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Man United to move for Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann as Blues close in on Pedro

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Manchester United are said to be weighing up a move for Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann after Chelsea beat them to the punch for Pedro, the Metro reports. The Barcelona man had looked destined to head for Old Trafford this summer, but United’s constant haggling over the price left the door open for Chelsea to jump in and land his signature (via Metro). The Metro claim that Pedro was seen as the ideal replacement for Angel Di Maria, but with just over 10 days left of the current transfer window…

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Pedro snubbed Man United for Chelsea over treatment of former teammate

Pedro reportedly decided to turn down a move to Manchester United after seeing the way that former teammate Victor Valdes was being treated by Louis van Gaal, the Metro report. The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for much of the summer, but as things came to a head, the Barcelona man changed his mind and decided to join Premier League rivals Chelsea, with Valdes’ situation firmly in his mind (via Metro). The 33-year-old was David de Gea’s understudy following the completion of his move to…

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Man United fans FURIOUSLY react to missing out on Pedro to Chelsea

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It’s fair to say that Manchester United fans are not a happy bunch right now. Having worked themselves into a frenzy over the possible signing of Pedro from Barcelona, reports on Wednesday morning broke claiming that Chelsea are on the verge of signing him from right under their noses. It is being claimed that the 28-year-old is in London undergoing a medical with the Premier League champions where he will then sign on with Jose Mourinho’s men. And Red Devils fans were pretty quick to taking to social media to…

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Pedro edges closer to snubbing Man United and completing Chelsea move after undergoing medical

Chelsea will be able to announce that they have beaten Manchester United to the signing of Barcelona winger Pedro imminently, according to Spanish newspaper Marca. The Premier League champions cemented their place in the race to sign the attacker after making a similar bid to the one made by Louis van Gaal’s side. However, their offer involved only €2m of the total €30m fee being paid additionally, whereas United’s offer consisted of €25m up front, with €5m being paid at a later stage (via Marca). The Red Devils had appeared to…

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Man United news: Rivals launch Pedro bid, but €85m offer made for Bayern Munich star

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Chelsea are hoping to scupper the Red Devils’ bid to land Barcelona winger Pedro, having entered talks with the Catalan giants about a possible fee, according to the Guardian. United’s vice-chairman Ed Woodward flew out to Spain earlier in the week to try and reach a deal, but may now have more work on his hands if he wants to sign the Spaniard. Former United midfielder Paul Scholes believes that if his old club can sign the 28-year-old, they have to…

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Man United hero backs Louis van Gaal’s men to win Champions League if they sign Pedro

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes that his old club can win the Champions League this season, but only if they add a player of Pedro’s calibre, the Daily Express report. The Express claim that while Premier League champions Chelsea have staked a late claim to bag the Barcelona man’s signature, United’s chief executive Ed Woodward flew out to the Spanish city on Monday to try and finalise a deal for the 28-year-old. And Scholes – who helped the side win the competition in 1999 and 2008 – suggested that…

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Chelsea gossip: Terry set for SHOCK exit and Blues HIJACK prized United target

Wednesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Chelsea are likely to make a late attempt to beat Manchester United to the signing of Barcelona forward Pedro, 28, the Daily Mail reports. Jose Mourinho is set to delve into the transfer market following the club’s poor start to their defence of the Premier League title. Chelsea will consider making a £40m offer for Everton defender John Stones, 21, after a £30m bid was rejected, The Guardian reports. That would represent the FOURTH offer the club have made for the England…

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Chelsea make late offer to hijack Man United’s Pedro move

Chelsea have apparently made a last ditch attempt to hijack Manchester United’s move for Pedro by making their own offer for the Barcelona star, according to the Metro. The 28-year-old looked certain to make the move to Old Trafford this summer after he told the La Liga champions that he intended to leave the club (via Metro). United had been hoping that he would be able to fill the gap left by Argentine international winger Angel Di Maria following his move to PSG, but Chelsea’s dire start to the new…

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Pedro gives Man United 72 hours to complete move or deal is OFF

Pedro has reportedly decided that if Manchester United are unable to complete a deal to sign the winger in the next couple of days, the move is off and he will stay with Barcelona, according to Mundo Deportivo. The 28-year-old has a €30m release clause in his contract, but Mundo Deportivo are reporting that the two clubs are unable to agree about how United will pay. The Red Devils appear to be happy to match that fee, however chief executive Ed Woodward appears to be attempting to pay the last…

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Man United’s chief executive flies to Barcelona to complete Pedro move

Manchester United’s chief executive Ed Woodward has reportedly flown out to Barcelona to complete a deal to sign Pedro, according to the Daily Express. The Express report that Woodward was at the Nou Camp for the second leg of the Catalan side’s Spanish Super Cup tie with Athletic Bilbao, and planned to finalise the 28-year-old’s move to Old Trafford. Talks had appeared to stall somewhat, after the Express revealed that Manchester City and Chelsea put themselves in the race, but now it appears that this move from the Red Devils’…

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Man United gossip: Pedro could play on Saturday, while bid planned for Athletic Bilbao defender

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: United’s vice-chairman Ed Woodward is hoping to complete a deal to sign Barcelona winger Pedro before the clash with Newcastle on Saturday, according to the Metro. The 28-year-old could even feature in the game at Old Trafford. The Red Devils are planning to make an offer for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, according to the Metro. The Frenchman has a release clause in his contract that means that Louis van Gaal may have to pay £36.5m. United will have to pay…

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Man United’s move for Barcelona winger Pedro stalls as clubs disagree over fee

Manchester United’s move for Barcelona winger Pedro appears to have stalled recently as the two sides fail to agree about how the Red Devils will pay for the 28-year-old, according to the Metro. The two European heavyweights appear to agree that United will pay £21.4m for the World Cup winner, however, the Metro claim that while the Catalan giants want the full figure up front, the Old Trafford outfit are looking to pay the final part of the fee in add-ons. The Metro report that the amount being disputed about…

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Man United news: Pedro’s move to be completed on Tuesday, while Bayern Munich forward interested in joining him at Old Trafford

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Pedro’s £24m move from Barcelona will be completed after the second leg of their Spanish Super Cup clash, according to the Metro. The Spaniard is set to be handed the number nine shirt at Old Trafford, and could make his debut against Newcastle. Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has reportedly told friends that he would be interested in following Bastian Schweinsteiger to the Premier League, according to the Daily Express. Louis van Gaal has already seen two bids turned down for…

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Pedro Man United: Barcelona star to complete £24m move on Tuesday and be given no.9 shirt

Pedro will be able to complete his £24m move from Barcelona to Manchester United on Tuesday, according to the Metro. The Metro claim that the deal is virtually done but for a few minor details, and will be finalised once the Catalan giants get the second leg of their Spanish Super Cup clash with Athletic Bilbao out of the way on Monday. Although last season’s La Liga champions are 4-0 down after a stunning defeat in the first leg, Luis Enrique is keen to use the 28-year-old in Neymar’s absence…

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Pedro reconsiders Man United move after his treatment of former Barca teammate

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After apparently agreeing personal terms with the Red Devils, Barcelona star Pedro is now reportedly reconsidering his move to Manchester United this summer, according to The Guardian. This is allegedly down to how manager Louis van Gaal has treated his former teammate Victor Valdes, and now has serious doubts about plying his trade under the Dutch tactician. Pedro and Valdes have won a host of honours next to each other both with Barcelona and with the Spanish national team, and he is now said to be disillusioned over the deal…

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Man United gossip: Red Devils CAN’T afford £21.3m Pedro and Kane shuns Old Trafford interest

Saturday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumour roundup. Manchester United are in dispute with Barcelona over the £21.3m buyout clause in 28-year-old forward Pedro’s contract at the Nou Camp, the Daily Mail reports. Their delay could allow cross-city rivals Manchester City to steal in with an offer of their own. Manchester United and Manchester City target Nicolas Otamendi is close to leaving Valencia after the 27-year-old defender asked not to take part in training on Thursday because he did not feel in the right frame of mind, AS.com reports.…

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Man United struggling to close Pedro deal as City loom large

Manchester United are said to be struggling to complete a deal for Barcelona winger Pedro, according to the Daily Express. United are said to be haggling with the La Liga giants over the deal, despite him having a buy out clause in his contract that is set at £21.3m (via Daily Mail). The Mail claim that the Red Devils have offered just £17.7m with a further £3.6m in add-ons in the hope of bringing him to Old Trafford, but Barcelona want the full amount up front. And now both reports…

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Louis van Gaal gives update on Man United’s Pedro chase

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is trying to remain quiet on the possibility of signing Barcelona winger Pedro, the Daily Express reports. The Red Devils are widely expected to pounce for the player’s signature in a £22m deal before the end of the transfer window (via The Express). United are eager to plug the gap left by Angel Di Maria, who left to join Paris Saint Germain in a £44m deal earlier this month (via Sky Sports). The rumours of his move has been gathering pace all week, but…

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Pedro virtually confirms he’s on his way to Manchester United

Manchester United target Pedro has dropped a huge hint that he could be playing in the Premier League this season, after speaking about his future, the Metro report. The 28-year-old has come through the ranks at Barcelona, and has spent the last seven years in the first-team. Nevertheless, he conceded that the time may be right to move on when he was asked whether he wanted to leave the Nou Camp (via Metro). “The answer is no, but it’s complicated for many things,” he said. “It’s not for money, as…

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Man United gossip: Kane deal runs into difficulty but Pedro slaps in Barcelona transfer request

Wednesday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumour roundup. Manchester United have been told to forget about signing Harry Kane this summer, with Tottenham adamant they will not sell the 22-year-old striker, The Guardian reports. United are desperately seeking a new striker before the transfer window slams shut at the end of the month. But United may have more luck in their pursuit of Barcelona’s 28-year-old forward Pedro, who came off the bench to score a late winner in the Uefa Super Cup on Tuesday but has reportedly told the…

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Man United target Pedro submits official transfer request at Barcelona

Barcelona winger Pedro has apparently taken a giant step towards signing for Manchester United after telling the La Liga champions that he wants to leave the club, according to the Metro. The 28-year-old was left out of the Barcelona starting XI to take on Sevilla in the European Super Cup after being expected to start in the wake of losing Neymar to the mumps (via the Metro). Barcelona had been keen to keep him at the Nou Camp next season, but club director Robert Fernandez has claimed that the player…

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Pedro deal will pave exit for ANOTHER Man United strike ace

Manchester United will reportedly allow Mexico international striker Javier Hernandez to move on this summer once a deal for Barcelona star Pedro has been completed, according to the Daily Star. Hernandez was an unused substitute during the weekend’s Premier League opener against Tottenham, who The Star claim are interested in signing him alongside West Ham. As it stands, West Ham remain the favourites to land his signature, and have even offered £12m for his services after being rocked by the news that Enner Valencia will be missing for 12 weeks,…

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Barcelona legend tells Pedro to reject Man United saying ‘Van Gaal will DESTROY your career’

Former Barcelona great Hristo Stoichkov has urged winger Pedro to reject the chance to join Manchester United this summer because he thinks Louis van Gaal will ruin his career, the Metro reports. The Spanish international is rumoured to be ready to join United in the next few days following his involvement in Barca’s Super Cup clash with Sevilla in Tbilisi on Tuesday night (via Daily Telegraph). And though the move seems almost inevitable now, the Bulgarian maestro has told the 27-year-old to turn down a move to Old Trafford because…

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