Man Utd to challenge Liverpool for Pulisic

Manchester United are set to challenge Liverpool over the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s US wonderkid Christian Pulisic, claims the Independent.

Pulisic, 19, is already a regular starter with both club and country, and his added value as an icon in the lucrative US market makes him an attractive signing. 

And while Jurgen Klopp is a confirmed admirer of the player from his former club, he could face stiff competition from Old Trafford this summer.

Man Utd unlikely to make Vardy bid

Jamie Vardy Leicester City

Manchester United are unlikely to make an offer for Jamie Vardy after expressing interest in the Leicester City striker, according to the Leicester Mercury.

The Red Devils reportedly decided against submitting a bid because of the heavy transfer fee that would be necessary, with Jose Mourinho’s side instead focusing on hijacking Manchester City’s move for Alexis Sanchez.

Vardy, meanwhile, is said to be happy at the King Power Stadium and is not actively seeking an exit.

Van Persie set for Feyenoord return

Robin van Persie Fenerbahce

Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is set to leave Fenerbahce to complete a return to Feyenoord, according to AD.

The Dutchman began his senior career with the Eredivisie club and looks as though he will now be returning having struggled for game time in Turkey during the 2017-18 season.

West Brom set Evans transfer deadline

Jonny Evans West Brom

Manchester City and Arsenal target Jonny Evans has been set a deadline of just over two weeks to decide his future by West Brom, according to the Daily Mail.

The former Manchester United man has seen his name linked with some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs in the current window. 

But he will have to make up his mind by January 28, or his club will veto a move expected to be worth around £35 million. 

Di Maria’s wife warns Lucas over Man Utd move

Angel Di Maria Rennes PSG Coupe de France 07012018

Lucas Moura’s move to Manchester United has been placed in doubt after an intervention by the wife of PSG team-mate Angel Di Maria, according to The Sun.

Brazil international Lucas is yet to start for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 this season and is keen on a move to Old Trafford in a bid to prove himself ahead of the World Cup.

But Di Maria’s wife, Jorgelina Cardoso, has warned Lucas’s partner, Larissa Saad, about the lifestyle in Manchester, and she is now having second thoughts about leaving Paris for England.

Arsenal want Martial in Alexis deal

Anthony Martial Manchester United

Arsenal want Anthony Martial included in any deal that would take Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, according to the Daily Star.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants a replacement before he allows Alexis to leave, and he is hopeful Martial can be that player.

United are reluctant to let Martial go, however, though they would be willing to include Chris Smalling in the deal should Arsenal be keen on the centre-back.

Man Utd to make De Gea highest-paid player

David de Gea Manchester United

Manchester United are ready to give David de Gea a massive raise in an attempt to fend off interest from Real Madrid, according to The Sun

Madrid are still circling for the 27-year-old and with De Gea’s contract set to expire in 2019, the Red Devils want to offer a new deal to lock down their goalkeeper. 

United reportedly plan to up De Gea’s £210,000-a-week wages to £300,000-a-week, making him the club’s joint highest-paid player along with Paul Pogba. 

Mourinho refuses to rule out Alexis move

Jose Mourinho Manchester United Southampton

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is not ruling out the possibility of a move for Alexis Sanchez.

The Arsenal forward has been widely expected to join Manchester City, but the Red Devils have reportedly swooped in with a late move for the 29-year-old. 

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