Evra’s return to United was sabotaged, Mourinho demands more from players

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has claimed that his move back to the club was blocked by an unnamed person. In an interview with Sky Italia during his visit back to Juventus, the Frenchman claimed that he had a discussion with United manager Jose Mourinho and was set for a return back to Old Trafford, but the move was not supported by a particular person. “I was very close to a return to Manchester United. I also spoke with Mourinho but there was a person, whose name I will…

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“Madrid is a dream,” Aubameyang says, as rumors of Isco’s exit intensify

In an interview with RMC earlier this week, Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has declared his intention to leave the club in an attempt to make the step up in his career. The 27-year-old Gabonese striker moved to Dortmund in the summer of 2013 and has earned a place among the elite strikers in Europe, with his tally for the season currently sitting at 20. “If I want to go to the next level, I need to leave in the summer. Real Madrid is still a dream, but there has been…

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Bayern prepare bid for Tottenham midfielder

Bayern Munich are preparing a massive summer bid for Tottenham attacking midfielder Dele Alli, according to a report by The Times. The 20-year-old England midfielder moved to Tottenham during the summer transfer window of 2015 and has rightfully gained a reputation as being one of the best young players in Europe. The fiery youngster has 13 goals and five assists in 30 appearances across all competitions so far, incredible stats for one who was playing in League One just over a year ago. Bayern are said to be preparing an…

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“We do more with Conte,” Hazard takes aim at Mourinho, Costa agrees mega China deal

Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has rocked the media with a comparison between managers  Conte and Jose Mourinho. According to the Belgian winger, current manager Conte is a more detailed tactician than Mourinho. In an interview with Thierry Henry for Sky Sports, the winger said, “Tactical training. We do more with Conte. We know exactly what to do on the pitch, where I have to go, the defenders where they have to go. “With Mourinho it was just he put the system, but we didn’t work a lot. We know what…

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Hull shore up team with multiple deadline-day signings

Hull City began in the season with a bit of a squad crisis, a dire lack of summer recruitment and subsequent injuries ensuring that the Yorkshire club were understaffed for the new season, a situation which resulted in dismal results for the side, culminating in manager Mike Phelan’s sack just over a month ago. This January, however, the club have done a great deal at attempting to bolster a lacking squad, with a series of deadline day signings ensuring that the loss of talisman Robert Snodgrass to West Ham is…

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Payet moves to Marseille, City goalkeeper targeted and more West Ham news

West Ham star Dimitri Payet has officially completed his move to Olympique Marseille. Payet started off the saga at the start of the transfer window when he refused to play for the Hammers, earning the ire of manager Slaven Bilic. The mercurial Frenchman has signed a four-year contract at Olympique Marseille—his previous club—for a fee reportedly in the region of £25M, and is said to have taken a £25,000 pay cut in order to make the switch. “I will always have a beautiful memory of West Ham supporters. I don’t need…

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Schweinsteiger set for permanent return, Young move on the cards and more United news

Bastian Schweinsteiger is set for a permanent return to the Manchester United first team, according to Jose Mourinho. Following Bastian Schweinsteiger’s man of the match performance against Wigan on Sunday evening, manager Jose Mourinho has come out to express his pleasure at the German midfielder. Schweinsteiger, who was ostracised from the team at the start of the season, made his first start for Manchester United this season against Wigan—the first of such in a year. He replied his manager’s trust with an incredible performance, one reminiscent of his peak years,…

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Dortmund defender off to Koln, club slaps price tag on Aubameyang

Dortmund defender, Neven Subotic, is set to join Koln on a loan move, German publication Bild reports. The 28-year-old made the switch to the Westfalenstadion in the summer of 2008 and gained a reputation as one of the best defenders in the league during Jurgen Klopp’s title-winning days. In recent times, though, injury problems have kept him away from the first team. The deal is reportedly set to be sealed today, with the defender to play for Koln until the summer, at which point the club has the right to seal…

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Former United player moves to Ligue 1, Mourinho makes statement on Martial

Manchester United fan favourite, Patrice Evra, signed a deal with Olympique Marseille yesterday. The 35-year-old moved to Juventus in the summer of 2014 after a very successful nine-year spell at Old Trafford. Evra, who was a part of the Juve team that made its way to the 2015 Champions League finals, signed an 18-month-deal with the French outfit and will be officially unveiled at a press conference tonight. United fans around the world were hoping for a return to Old Trafford, most likely in a reduced playing role, but it…

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Hull star set for exist as club lines up replacement

Hull City have accepted a £10M Burnley bid for star man Robert Snodgrass, according to a report from Sky Sports. Snodgrass, who reportedly rejected a contract extension back in December, perhaps due to a perceived lack of ambition by the Yorkshire club, could be set for a move to Tuff Moor. The 29-year-old Scottish winger has single-handedly kept Hull’s hopes of surviving the drop alive this season, with his nine goals and four assists across all competitions proving to be the difference on various occasions. Hull have previously rejected bids in…

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Five big-money signings waiting to happen this summer

The January transfer window, with all the noise that comes with it, offers little. The big clubs are seldom willing to let their players leave halfway through the season, as replacing them would be nigh impossible. Most of the players worthy of attention are also cup-tied due to already playing in Europe, and potential buyers would much rather have a player without such strings attached. This pushes major transfers to the summer transfer window. The summer represents the start of the new European season and except for rare occasions, a…

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Chelsea forward seals move, Costa returns and more

  Middlesbrough have completed the signing of striker Patrick Bamford in a £5.5m deal from Chelsea. The 23-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Boro. He previously had a very successful loan spell with the Boro during the 2014-15 season. However, that spell was followed by disastrous loan spells at Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Burnley. He had recently cut short his loan spell with the Clarets and returned to Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, unsettled Chelsea striker Diego Costa has joined training with the first team for the first time…

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Spurs eye United defender as midfielder completes move to Swansea

Tom Carroll completed a move to Swansea City from Tottenham yesterday. The 24-year-old English man is said to have signed a three-and-a-half-year contract, with Swansea having to shell out a sum in the region of £5M for him. We’re pleased to announce the signing of @tom_carroll92 from @SpursOffcial. ✍️#WelcomeBackTomhttps://t.co/ah2ZOLjG3L — Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) January 17, 2017   While a product of Tottenham’s lauded academy, Carroll is no stranger to the Welsh club as he spent the entirety of the 2014/2015 on loan there. Carroll had found game time hard…

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United agreed deal for Memphis, starlet goes on loan

Olympique Lyon have agreed on personal terms with Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, according to the French paper, L’Equipe. Memphis made a move to United during the summer months of 2015 under heavy expectations from millions of fans around the world, with him being labelled as the ‘New Ronaldo’. He has; however, failed to impress, his performances blowing hot and cold with a significant lean towards the latter. While the Netherlands international may not have lived up to expectations at Old Trafford, he is only still 22, and his talent…

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United reject Lyon bid for winger, set to make a move for forward and more

Manchester United are set to make a move for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann during the summer, according to reports by the Independent. The 25-year-old Frenchman scored six goals during his country’s run to the finals of the European Championship and finished third in the subsequent Balon d’Or awards. Griezmann, a known United fan, has made little secret of his desire to play for the club. “I always ask Paul Pogba about Manchester United,” Griezmann said in an interview with Sky Germany back in November. “I think they are a…

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Diego Costa trains alone as Conte turns eyes towards La Liga star

Following his row with manager Antonio Conte last week, Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been spotted training alone at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground, according to a report from the Express. Costa reportedly refused to train before their game against Leicester City on Saturday, citing an injury—an opinion not shared by the club’s medical staff and Conte. This saga has led to a new rumour claiming that Chelsea have reignited their interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata. The 24-year-old Spain international moved back to Madrid this summer after a successful spell at…

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Slaven Bilic angry as Dimitri Payet requests transfer

In the press conference, ahead of his side’s game against Crystal Palace, an angry Slaven Bilic announced Dimitri Payet’s decision to leave West Ham. “We have said we don’t want to sell our best players but Payet does not want to play for us. He wants to leave,” Bilic said. “He’s definitely our best player and that’s why we gave him a long contract. We are not going to sell him. This team, the staff, we gave him everything, we were always there for him. I feel let down. I feel…

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