Man Utd Plan Third Bid of £45m Plus £5m in Add-Ons to Seal Aaron Wan-Bissaka Signing

Manchester United are considering returning with a third bid of between £40m and £45m up front, with £5m in add-ons, for Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Wan-Bissaka’s breakout 2018/19 season – where he made 39 appearances in all competitions -saw him become a top transfer target for United, who are looking to rebuild after a miserable campaign under Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2018/19.

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Recent developments indicated that ?Palace ?had rejected an offer worth £50m from ?United, which involved an initial £35m payment, plus eventual add-on fees. Palace were noted to be looking for the Red Devils to make an improved offer, which involves a larger proportion of the fee guaranteed up front, and it appears that now may come.

United, according to the ?Evening Standard, are discussing lodging the improved bid in the knowledge that the sale of Matteo Darmian could make them as much as £10m back – offsetting the higher fee they’ll put up front. The player has been told he can leave and both Juventus and Valencia are interested.

According to ?The Sun, Palace would be willing to accept an offer that includes an up-front fee of £45m – plus the previously agreed bonuses that United were willing to pay.

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United, seemingly prepared for being unable to secure a deal for Wan-Bissaka, have also stepped up their pursuit of Norwich’s Max Aarons, according to Sky Sports reporter ?Kaveh Solhekol.

Wan-Bissaka was last seen in action for England Under-21’s against France in the European Championships, where he scored an own-goal during the closing stages to hand a dramatic victory to Les Bleus.

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Liverpool Youngster Allan Extends Loan Spell After Impressing for Brazilian Side Fluminense

?Liverpool youngster Allan will stay at Brazilian side Fluminense for a minimum of six more months, with the two clubs having already exchanged documents to make the loan extension official.

This news comes after the player, who still isn’t eligible to feature for his parent club, impressed during his time in Brazil during the second half of the 2018/19 season.

Allan was loaned to Europa League semi-finalists Eintracht Frankfurt last summer but made very little impact, with his spell there consequently being cut short in January.

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As a result, Allan spent the remainder of last season at Fluminense and became an influential member of their starting lineup, with ?Globo Esporte reporting he will extend his stay there.

Despite beginning his time there as a substitute, he did enough to show he shouldn’t be sitting on the bench, going on to make eight appearances for Fluminense.

A combination of his impressive performances and the fact that he’s still unable to play for Liverpool has led to a new agreement being reached allowing the defensive midfielder to remain in the Brasileirao Serie A for the rest of the local season.

This will be a further six-month period with the Brazilian football season coming to a close in December.

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Despite being signed by the Reds way back in 2015, Allan is still yet to be granted a work permit meaning he is currently completing a whopping sixth loan spell out in Brazil after time with SJK, Sint-Truiden, Hertha BSC, Apollon Limassol and Frankfurt.

Prior to making the move to Anfield for just £500,000, the 22-year-old spent 15 years with Internacional between 2000 and 2015.

As much as they won’t be willing to lose any promising young talent, after spending such a long time out on loan, questions are being asked over how long it is worthwhile for ?Liverpool to keep the Brazilian on their cards.

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Kyle Walker Pens New 2-Year Manchester City Extension Tying Defender Down Until 2024

?Manchester City have announced Kyle Walker has put pen to paper on a new two-year extension with the club, tying him down until the summer of 2024.

Walker has been with the Citizens since signing from Tottenham for an initial £45m fee in 2017, becoming a regular in the defence and making 100 appearances in all competitions.


During his time with Pep Guardiola’s side, he has lifted two Premier League titles, two League Cups, an FA Cup and a Community Shield – with the Catalan seeing the right back as an essential part of his future plans at the Etihad Stadium.

“I’m thrilled to have signed a new deal,” Walker ?said of the extension on the ?club’s official website. “Playing for City has been everything I’d hoped it would be and more. It was an easy decision. I want to be competing for trophies, playing at the highest level, and I feel I have improved hugely as a player during my time here.

“The club’s vision – both on and off the pitch – matches mine perfectly and I’m looking forward to spending the new five years here, hopefully winning more silverware.”


The England international’s sentiments were echoed by director of football Txiki Begiristain, who added: “We are delighted to have Kyle here for a further two years. His strength, speed and ability have been vital to our accomplishments. He is a key member of the squad.

“His experience is invaluable, particularly to the younger members of the team, and his contribution will be crucial in our efforts for continued success.”

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Dani Ceballos: 5 Things to Know About the Tottenham Hotspur Target

?The UEFA Euro Under-21 Championships are well underway and there’s a number of promising young talents who have already caught the eye.

One of those is Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos, who got spectators talking when he fired home a long-range strike into the top corner against Italy – a goal which wasn’t enough to prevent his nation suffering a 3-1 defeat.

Nonetheless, Real Madrid’s promising young talent is attracting attention from other European elites, most notably Tottenham, who perhaps can offer him some more game time than what he might receive with Los Blancos.

Here’s all you need to know about the creative central midfielder.


He’s a Sevilla Youth Product

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Ceballos has spent much of his footballing life with Real Betis, but is originally a product of their local rivals Sevilla. 

He joined their youth system in 2004, when he was just eight years old, ?but was released when in 2009, following a five year spell at the club.

As much as they might try, Sevilla can’t take full responsibility for his development considering he was only 13 when he left, going on to spend a further two years with local team CD Utrera.


He Suffered From Bronchitis as a Child

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Considering the extensive amount of running footballers are expected to do, being diagnosed with an illness which largely restricts the ability to do this must massively reduce the chances of that individual going on to make it as a professional.

It looked as if Ceballos would suffer this fate after being released from Sevilla for that exact reason.

However, he was handed an opportunity with Betis where he impressed so much that he signed a professional contract in 2014, while still being a junior.


He’s Now Disliked By Real Betis Fans

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After he signed for La Liga giants Real Madrid in 2017, Betis fans maybe felt somewhat betrayed ?after the club did so much for him in terms of his personal development.

The Estadio Benito Villamarin faithful were not shy of voicing their opinion as they constantly booed their ex-player when he came on as a sub against them at the beginning of this year.

This proved to be a costly mistake by the home supporters, as Ceballos scored a last-minute free-kick inflicting a 2-1 defeat on his former club, after being on the pitch for just 15 minutes.


He Has Starred in a Euro Under-21 Championship Before

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Ceballos started the 2017 Euro Under-21 tournament in Poland on the bench, perhaps suggesting he wasn’t going to have much of an impact ?for Spain.

But after the first game he didn’t look back, starring for Spain as they reached the tournament’s final. 

Despite his country being unable to claim victory, his impressive individual performances did earn him the player of the tournament award. 


He Is a Tottenham Transfer Target

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Having made just 17 La Liga starts for Real Madrid since joining them in 2017, it is his international performances that have largely created a transfer buzz around the midfielder. 

One of the sides interested are ?Tottenham Hotspur, who have also been liked with other centre midfielders like Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele this summer as they look to finally replace Mousa Dembele at the heart of their midfield.

If he were to make the move to north London, ?Madrid would likely make a significant profit with a potential sum of €45m being discussed, previously joining his current club for just €18m two years ago.?

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William Saliba’s Arsenal Move Stalls With Unai Emery Keen to Make Swift Improvements to First Team

Arsenal are still yet to finalise a deal to bring Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba to the club, as Unai Emery is keen to make immediate improvements to his team for next season.

Earlier this week, it had appeared that an agreement was in place for the 18-year-old centre back to join the London club, but those reports now look to have been a little premature.

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The French defender, who has represented the national side from Under-16 through to Under-19 level, still has four years remaining on his contract, and the Evening Standard say Saint-Etienne are keen on having the player loaned back to them should he complete the move to Arsenal.

With the defender valued at around £25m and Arsenal allegedly only having £40m plus cash generated from player sales to spend across the transfer window, it is no surprise Emery wants immediate improvements and seems cautious in using over half his budget on a player who may not even be at the club next year.

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Arsenal were the third highest scorers in the Premier League last season, notching up 73 goals in total, so it is clear that improving their defence is a primary target, with Emery looking for players who can come in and make a difference straight away.

Saliba was expected to be the first defensive reinforcement for a side that have conceded 51 goals in each of their last two Premier League campaigns, and are now set for their third consecutive season in the Europa League. 

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If Saliba does arrive at Arsenal, it could lead to some high-profile departures from the Emirates. Arsenal are said to be willing to listen to offers for midfielder Mesut Ozil and defender Shkodran Mustafi, though they are yet to receive any at this stage.

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