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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Dutch international rejects Man United transfer talk

Highly-rated Lazio centre-back Stefan de Vrij has reiterated his loyalty to Serie A giants Lazio and claims that he was only linked with a move to Manchester United over the summer because of his nationality, the Metro reports. The 23-year-old Italian publication Il Messaggero that he has no interest in making the move to Old Trafford despite recent links, as he believes that he was only tipped to head there because of shared nationality with manager Louis van Gaal. “People often associate me with Manchester United because Louis van Gaal is…

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Man United close in on £42.5m double Italian raid

Manchester United are said to be lining up fresh approaches for Lazio pair Felipe Anderson and Stefan de Vrij after seeing their initial bids rejected by the Serie A side, according to the Daily Express. Italian paper Corriere della Sera claims Lazio knocked back United’s offer as the Red Devils prepare to ramp up their recruitment drive ahead of the start of the new season. United have already brought in five new faces this summer, but only one has been more defensively minded – Torino’s Matteo Darmian arriving for £12.7m…

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Man United gossip: Sergio Ramos update as alternative is found and Turan to make decision on future

Wednesday’s biggest Man United news and transfer rumours. Manchester United will only increase their £30m bid for Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 29, if Real Madrid agree to do the same for United’s Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea, the Daily Mirror reports. The pair have been locked in discussions about the two deals for weeks, with no resolution to the talks on the horizon. However, Ramos’s mother Paqui Garcia says her son wants to stay at the Bernabeu, according to Antenna 3 (in Spanish). But United have lined up an alternative…

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Man United line up Dutch international as Sergio Ramos alternative

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is said to be lining up Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij as an alternative for Sergio Ramos, according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. READ MORE: Manchester United News (Images) New Premier League ball unveiled: Is it the WORST ever? Key Man United target signs contract with Chelsea Van Gaal is already more than familiar with the 23-year-old, having taken him to Brazil for last summer’s World Cup, playing in all seven of his country’s games as they chalked up a third place finish. However,…

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Man United open talks over stunning triple move for European threesome

Manchester United are said to be eyeing a stunning and ambitious triple summer swoop for Lazio pair Felipe Anderson and Stefan De Vrij, and Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng, according to the Metro. 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 Manager Louis van Gaal is desperate to add some significant quality to his squad this summer, and reports in Italy are claiming that he will look to strike deals for…

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