Man Utd and Arsenal set for transfer battle over National League teen star Brad Young | Manchester United and Arsenal are both keeping tabs on 17-year-old goalkeeper Brad Young.

Man Utd and Arsenal set for transfer battle over National League teen star Brad Young

Man Utd and Arsenal set for transfer battle over National League teen star Brad Young

Man Utd and Arsenal set for transfer battle over National League teen star Brad Young

Man Utd and Arsenal set for transfer battle over National League teen star Brad Young

Man Utd and Arsenal set for transfer battle over National League teen star Brad Young

Man Utd and Arsenal set for transfer battle over National League teen star Brad Young
Man Utd and Arsenal set for transfer battle over National League teen star Brad Young
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Manchester United are keen on signing Brad Young from Hartlepool (Image: EPA)

Manchester United and Arsenal face a transfer battle over Hartlepool’s young goalkeeper Brad Young.

Both Premier League sides have been watching the 17-year-old, according to the Sun, and it is claimed he will demand a 'decent fee'.

The England youth international has impressed after signing a pro deal with Hartlepool in the summer.

At 6 ft 4 he stands out and has made an impression.

And United and Arsenal could battle it out for his signature as they look to secure a deal for the keeper.

Neither side have had a regular English goalkeeper since David Seaman with Ben Foster only managing 12 appearances for United before moving on.

Dean Henderson fancies his chances of getting in ahead of David de Gea and is impressing on loan at Sheffield United.

But De Gea looks to have a grip of the gloves for the foreseeable future while Bernd Leno replaced Petr Cech in goal for Arsenal.

Brad Young

Brad Young is on Manchester United and Arsenal's radar (Image: HUFC)

Young knocked back interest from League 1 to stick with Pool in the summer when penning pro terms.

And even at 17 he believes he can get in among the first team soon enough.

In May he said: It’s a brilliant feeling to sign the contract, this is what I have dreamed of all my life.

“When you start out playing football as a kid, it’s all you ever want to do to become a professional football – it’s the career I have always wanted to have.

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“I have loved every minute since I came to the club as an under-13 and have worked under some great coaches along the way – in particular, Chris Errington and Ross Turnbull have worked closely with me, really helped me to develop and given me the best chance.

“I am delighted to be staying with my local club and I now I want to keep on making progress.

“I have worked hard to get where I am, but I know that the hard work really starts now – I feel like I am starting afresh, and I want to push on as much as I can.

“I want to make my first-team debut somewhere down the line so I am going to do everything I can to give myself the best opportunity to do that.”

What Jose Mourinho said about Arsene Wenger proves why he should never manage Arsenal

What Jose Mourinho said about Arsene Wenger proves why he should never manage Arsenal

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Jose Mourinho should never become Arsenal manager following his relationship with Arsene Wenger (Image: GETTY)

Jose Mourinho has been linked with replacing Unai Emery in the hot-seat at Arsenal - but his relationship with the Gunners’ greatest ever manager means this should never become reality.

Throughout Mourinho’s three spells as a manager in England, it is fair to say he and Arsene Wenger never saw eye to eye.

And who can blame them? Mourinho arrived in the Premier League in the summer of 2004 when Arsenal’s Invincibles had just won the title by going the whole campaign unbeaten. But from then on, Arsenal’s joint dominance with Manchester United was over and there was a third force in English football - Chelsea.

Mourinho led Chelsea to not only their first league title for 50 years in his first season in charge but they also finished an impressive 12 points above Wenger’s defending champions following a huge cash injection from owner Roman Abramovich.

As Chelsea’s transfer outlay continued to rise, Arsenal’s decreased as they had to start paying off their new 60,000-seater stadium.

Was there jealousy from Wenger? Certainly not in terms of the style of football Chelsea were playing. Speaking of Mourinho’s Blues in 2005, the Frenchman said: “I know we live in a world where we have only winners and losers, but once a sport encourages teams who refuse to take the initiative, the sport is in danger.”

And that is where the real war of words started. Mourinho thought Wenger had an obsession with his club, responding: “Wenger has a real problem with us and I think he is what you call in England a voyeur. He is someone who likes to watch other people.

“There are some guys who, when they are at home, have this big telescope to look into the homes of other people and see what is happening. Wenger must be one of them. It is a sickness.”

Wenger said Mourinho was “out of order with his comments”, but the Portuguese did not back down.

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Jose Mourinho's Chelsea beat Arsenal to the Premier League title in the Portuguese's first season (Image: GETTY)

“At Stamford Bridge, we have a file of quotes from Mr Wenger about Chelsea football club in the last 12 months,” Mourinho said.

“It is not a file of five pages. It is a file of 120 pages.”

Jose Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in 2007 but despite moving to Italy to manage Inter Milan, he would still aim digs at his old rival.

“I’m not the person to be in a club three or four years without winning a trophy,” he said in November 2008.

“Maybe Wenger should explain to Arsenal supporters how he cannot win a single little trophy since 2005.”

But it was his return to Chelsea in 2014 that sparked perhaps the most famous and arguably most disrespectful comment he has made towards Wenger.

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In this country, only one manager is not under pressure

Jose Mourinho speaking about Arsene Wenger

Wenger had claimed title rivals were afraid of failure, which Mourinho responded: “Am I afraid of failure? He is a specialist in failure. I’m not.

“So if one supposes he’s right and I’m afraid of failure, it’s because I don’t fail many times. So maybe he’s right. I’m not used to failing. But the reality is he’s a specialist because, eight years without a piece of silverware, that’s failure.”

Mourinho won the title for a third time at Chelsea the season after to rub more salt in Wenger’s wounds.

He then claimed Wenger got an easier ride than any other manager in England, from both the FA and their clubs.

“In this country, only one manager is not under pressure,” he said.

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Jose Mourinho called Arsene Wenger a "specialist in failure" in 2014 (Image: GETTY)

“Every other manager is. We cannot be below par. We have to meet the objectives. There is one outside that list, but good for him. You know who.

“The one who can speak about the referees before the game, after the game, can push people in the technical area, can moan, can cry in the morning, in the afternoon, nothing happens. He cannot achieve, keep his job, still be the king.”

When appointed Manchester United boss in 2016, Mourinho once again aimed a not-so-subtle dig at Wenger.

“There are some managers, the last time they won a title was 10 years ago, the last time I won was a year ago,” he said.

“I feel I have to prove – not to the others – to myself. I will never be able to work without success. That's my nature. If I have something to prove, imagine the others. To finish fourth is not the aim."

Mourinho did pay tribute to Wenger upon his exit from Arsenal in 2018 and stated he hoped he did not retire from the game. But those comments did not wash with the majority of Arsenal fans.

Wenger may have been hounded out of the Emirates by some supporters towards the end of his time there, but there will not be many of them who do not respect what he did for their club and see him as their greatest ever manager.

Three League titles and seven FA Cups aside, Wenger’s legacy will live on in the stadium he built and the class he transmitted during his 22 years in north London.

Wenger himself would not want Mourinho to manage the club he now supports and the majority of fans would share that belief.

Wenger was not innocent in his feud with Mourinho and gave as good as he got - Chelsea fans would equally not want the Frenchman to manage their club.

But with regards to Arsenal, if Mourinho did replace Emery it would only take a couple of bad results for the crowd to turn and make the Emirates an even more toxic place than it already is.

Chants of ‘F*** off Mourinho’ come to mind.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sent Trent Alexander-Arnold warning by former Anfield coach

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sent Trent Alexander-Arnold warning by former Anfield coach

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sent Trent Alexander-Arnold warning by former Anfield coach

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp needs to be careful with Trent Alexander-Arnold (Image: GETTY)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp needs to exercise some caution if he doesn’t want to see Trent Alexander-Arnold ‘burn out’.

Karl Robinson, who is now the boss at Oxford United, has warned the former Borussia Dortmund boss what could happen to his defender if he makes too many appearances across a short space of time, using Dele Alli as an example.

The Tottenham midfielder has struggled to recapture the form that made him so special at the beginning of his career, only managing 9 goals in his last 47 appearances.

Alexander-Arnold has already made 17 appearances during the 2019/20 campaign, and is at risk of being worked too hard.

Robinson told the Blood Red Podcast: “I think to succeed at that level you’ve got to be single-minded.

“At certain times you’ve got to have an attitude or arrogance in some ways.

“That's not a bad arrogance, it’s a good arrogance that you need to cope and play at the top level.

“Obviously Dele is going through a bit more of a difficult time at his moment but he’s someone who’s only 23 and has played nearly 300 games at the top level.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sent Trent Alexander-Arnold warning by former Anfield coach

Trent Alexander-Arnold is currently on international duty with England (Image: GETTY)
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“The one thing I do worry about for Trent, and for Dele and for all the young English players is we’re getting so money driven.

“These players are playing far too much for their age. It’s scary how much football they are actually playing.”

He added: “The problem is the better they become and the better they play the more people want to see them and the more they become a commodity and the more that’s the case it will affect their game and it’s not their fault.

“They’re only obliging to contracts people are signing for them.”

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sent Trent Alexander-Arnold warning by former Anfield coach

Trent Alexander-Arnold has now made 102 senior appearances for Liverpool (Image: GETTY)

As well as facing a huge pile-up of fixtures over the Christmas period, Klopp is adamant that Alexander-Arnold has an extra burden that doesn’t affect his team-mates.

He said: “Trent has a mix of personal education, football education, character, skills, attitude, mentality, and he is on top of all that.

“He is absolutely a scouser in the best understanding.

“It’s a big task and a big job to be a scouser as a Liverpool player because you are responsible for pretty much everything. So he has all the good things.”

Three players Chelsea could sign this January if transfer ban is overturned in time

Three players Chelsea could sign this January if transfer ban is overturned in time

Three players Chelsea could sign this January if transfer ban is overturned in time

Three players Chelsea could sign this January if transfer ban is overturned in time (Image: GETTY)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will be hoping that their transfer ban will be overturned in time for him to make an impact in the January transfer window.

The Blues have had a magnificent run of form in the Premier League since losing 4-0 to Manchester United on the opening day, and now sit level on points with second-place Leicester City after 12 fixtures.

Despite their young squad impressing, Lampard will have areas of their game that need some support, having suffered several injury problems so far this term.

Express Sport have picked out three possible deals Chelsea could target if The Court of Arbitration for Sport agree to end their ban just after the half-way stage.

Ben Chilwell

Chilwell has been linked with Chelsea since last summer despite their ongoing transfer ban.

The 22-year-old has been a regular for Leicester since the start of 2017, but could fancy a move to Chelsea with the attraction of Champions League football.

Express Sport understands Chelsea are interested in signing the Leicester full-back once their transfer ban ends.

In a possible transfer hint, Lampard was spotted to have ‘liked’ Chilwell’s recent Instagram post showcasing his man of the match award from England’s 7-0 win over Montenegro.

Three players Chelsea could sign this January if transfer ban is overturned in time

Three players Chelsea could sign this January if transfer ban is overturned in time (Image: GETTY)
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Callum Wilson

Wilson has also been linked with the Blues for the past few transfer windows, coming close to a £50million move last January.

The Bournemouth forward has scored 19 Premier League goals since the start of last season, and is now a regular in Gareth Southgate’s England squads.

Wilson could also be chosen as a replacement for the unsettled Olivier Giroud, who is said to be nearing a winter move to Inter Milan.

Three players Chelsea could sign this January if transfer ban is overturned in time

Three players Chelsea could sign this January if transfer ban is overturned in time (Image: GETTY)

Nathan Ake

Another Bournemouth player make our list in the form of former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake.

The Netherlands international, 24, left Stamford Bridge back in 2017 after struggling for first-team opportunities, but it seems that the Blues had planned for his future development.

Reports suggest that Ake had a £40m buy-back clause inserted into the £20m transfer, which could see Chelsea find their perfect partner to Fikayo Tomori.

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