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Man Utd news LIVE: Ed Woodward approves £75m transfer, Jose Mourinho could scupper deal

Man Utd news LIVE: Ed Woodward approves £75m transfer, Jose Mourinho could scupper deal

Man Utd news LIVE: Ed Woodward approves £75m transfer, Jose Mourinho could scupper deal

Man Utd news LIVE: Ed Woodward approves £75m transfer, Jose Mourinho could scupper deal

Man Utd news LIVE: Ed Woodward approves £75m transfer, Jose Mourinho could scupper deal

Man Utd news LIVE: Ed Woodward approves £75m transfer, Jose Mourinho could scupper deal
Man Utd news LIVE: Ed Woodward approves £75m transfer, Jose Mourinho could scupper deal
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Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news, gossip and updates from Old Trafford

Thursday, November 21

  • Manchester United board are prepared to sanction a £75million deal for Erling Haaland
  • However, that’s still £10million short of the Norwegian international’s £85m asking price
  • Atalanta have named their price for Dejan Kulusevski, who is also being tracked by Arsenal
  • Jose Mourinho could seek revenge on Manchester United by signing attacker Bruno Fernandes
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Barcelona target £170m duo

Barcelona have their sights on two strikers to replace Luis Suarez.

Suarez has scored 185 goals in 260 appearances for Barcelona since joining from Liverpool in July 2014 for a reported £62million.

But the 32-year-old’s days at the Nou Camp are numbered and the Catalan giants have identified two possible candidates to replace him.

Goal claim Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez and RB Salzburg’s Erling Haaland are on their radar, with both likely to cost in the region of £85m.

Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news, gossip and updates from Old Trafford

Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news, gossip and updates from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

Top Loader targeted…

Manchester United are set to miss out on a key transfer target.

The Red Devils are interested in signing Reading youngster Danny Loader.

The 19-year-old striker was a target for United during the summer, but the 13-time Premier League champions opted against making a bid.

Now, they could lose out on him again, with Wolves reportedly close to making a move in January.

Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news, gossip and updates from Old Trafford

Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news, gossip and updates from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

Ahmed Kutucu dreams

Turkish international Ahmed Kutucu dreams of playing for Manchester United.

The Schalke centre-forward, 19, has managed four goals in 24 appearances for the Bundesliga club and is considered a bright talent for the future.

Asked about his ambitions for the future and who he would like to join, Kutucu told Fanatik: "The Premier League is a beautiful and special league and one day I want to play there.

"Of course, clubs with history like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus or Manchester United are every footballer's dream."

Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news, gossip and updates from Old Trafford

Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news, gossip and updates from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

Erling Haaland deal

The Manchester United board are prepared to sanction a £75million deal for RB Salzburg star Erling Haaland, according to the Daily Mail.

But that’s £10m short of the Austrian champions’ valuation of their coveted Norwegian international, who want £85million.

There’s no shortage of takers for the 19-year-old teenager, who has chalked up an incredible 26 goals in 18 appearances this term - including five hat-tricks in four competitions.

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are all linked with his signature - and could beat United if they’re prepared to pay the full asking price.

Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news, gossip and updates from Old Trafford

Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news, gossip and updates from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

Dejan Kulusevski valuation

Atalanta have named their price for Dejan Kulusevski.

Kulusevski, who is currently on loan at Parma, is being tracked by a number of European clubs including Arsenal and Manchester United.

Calciomercato claim Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan are also showing interest - but could be put off by Atalanta’s valuation.

It’s claimed the Serie A side will accept £26million for the 19-year-old winger.

Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news, gossip and updates from Old Trafford

Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news, gossip and updates from Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

Bruno Fernandes to Spurs

Jose Mourinho could seek revenge on Manchester United, by finally bringing the Bruno Fernandes transfer saga to an end.

The Portuguese star was the talk of the summer window, but failed to earn a move away from Sporting where he has continued to flourish.

United appeared to be frontrunners for a deal until it became apparent that noise of their supposed interest was being driven from Portugal.

Given that Tottenham sent delegates to Lisbon to try and thrash out a deal earlier this summer, there is a good chance Jose Mourinho may reignite the club’s interest.

Mauricio Pochettino 'will break Tottenham hearts' with a top club after brutal sacking

Mauricio Pochettino 'will break Tottenham hearts' with a top club after brutal sacking

Mauricio Pochettino could come back to haunt Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino could come back to haunt Tottenham (Image: GETTY)

Sacking Mauricio Pochettino could come back to haunt Tottenham, according to former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas.

The Argentine’s five-and-a-half year spell at the club came to an end earlier this week, with Daniel Levy opting to twist and appoint Jose Mourinho.

Now one of the finest managers in world football is available after plenty of interest in the past few years and Jenas believes Pochettino will have no problem whatsoever finding a new job.

He wrote in his column for Express Sport: “Poch will have six month or a year out. He will get a top job.

Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juve, Bayern Munich. It will be a monster job.

“And he will probably come back and break Spurs' hearts.”

Speaking in his first press conference as Tottenham boss, Mourinho paid tribute to Pochettino and what he’s left behind at the club for the Portuguese to inherit.

“I’ve been smiling for two days,” The Special One said.

Tottenham sacked Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday

Tottenham sacked Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday (Image: GETTY)

“First of all I do it with a bit of sadness, I have to speak about Mauricio.

“I have to congratulate him on the incredible job he did. I share with you what we shared inside.

“This club will always be his home, this training ground his training ground. He is always welcome here.”

Like Jenas, Mourinho also claimed Pochettino will not have to sweat over landing another job, one should fall on his lap.

Former Tottenham star Jermaine Jenas thinks Mauricio Pochettino will land a

Former Tottenham star Jermaine Jenas thinks Mauricio Pochettino will land a "monster job" soon (Image: GETTY)

“Tomorrow is another day,” Mourinho added.

“He will find happiness soon. He will give everything like he did at this club.

“He will leave with sadness with the feeling that he did great work. It is what everyone at the club felt.”

Mourinho takes charge of his first game as Tottenham boss on Saturday lunchtime at West Ham.

Chelsea team news: Predicted 4-3-3 line up vs Man City – Pulisic doubt, suspended ace back

Chelsea team news: Predicted 4-3-3 line up vs Man City – Pulisic doubt, suspended ace back

Chelsea team news predicted line up Man City

Chelsea team news: Frank Lampard is sweating on the fitness of Christian Pulisic (Image: GETTY•buildlineup.com)

Christian Pulisic is a major injury doubt when Chelsea return to Premier League action against Manchester City this weekend.

The American was sidelined throughout the international break after picking up a hip problem in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace and faces a race to prove his fitness.

The news is a huge blow to manager Frank Lampard following the 21-year-old’s hot streak of form, with Pulisic having scored a hat-trick against Burnley before goes against Watford and Palace.

Pulisic is not the only Chelsea ace struggling with injury as Antonio Rudiger is still sidelined following an operation.

Ross Barkley is also a doubt after failing to recover from injury in time to feature for England against Montenegro and Kosovo over the past week.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Marco van Ginkel are long-term absentees but Jorginho is available once again following suspension.

Kepa Arrizabalaga will continue in goal but Reece James could drop out if Lampard recalls club captain Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back.

Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori are still ahead of Andreas Christensen in the pecking order but it remains to be seen whether Emerson Palmieri or Marcos Alonso are preferred at left-back.

Chelsea team news predicted line up Man City

Chelsea team news: The Blues winger picked up a hip problem against Palace (Image: GETTY)

N’Golo Kante returned from injury before the international break and should continue alongside a resurgent Mato Kovacic, meaning Mason Mount will have to move into a more advanced role in order to make room for Jorginho.

The England youngster could take Pulisic’s spot on the left flank while Willian retains his role on the opposite wing, with both players supporting lone frontman Tammy Abraham.

That means Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi will have to be content with a spot on the bench alongside Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi now that Lampard has settled on his preferred starting XI.

As for City, the defending Premier League champions are without the suspended Bernardo Silva while Ederson is doubtful and Leroy Sane, Aymeric Laporte and Oleksandr Zinchenko are all on the treatment table.

Chelsea team news predicted line up Man City

Chelsea team news: Is this how the Blues will line up against City? (Image: buildlineup.com)

Chelsea predicted line-up vs Manchester City – Premier League

(4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Emerson; Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic; Willian, Mount, Abraham

Granit Xhaka drops Arsenal transfer hint in new comments that could anger fans

Granit Xhaka drops Arsenal transfer hint in new comments that could anger fans

Granit Xhaka drops Arsenal transfer hint in new comments that could anger fans

Granit Xhaka drops Arsenal transfer hint in new comments that could anger fans (Image: Getty)

Granit Xhaka would be “glad to return” to the Arsenal fold after becoming an outcast at the club this month.

Xhaka was stripped of the club captaincy following his outburst towards the fans who cheered his substitution against Crystal Palace in October.

The midfielder cupped his ears at booing supporters, flailed his arms and told them to “f*** off” as he exited the pitch straight down the tunnel.

Emery took away his privileges as skipper in the following days and has not played him since with a January transfer to AC Milan or Newcastle looking likely.

Xhaka told Emery last time out that he was not yet in the right frame of mind to play but has now informed Swiss broadcaster SRF he is open to returning - which is against the wish of most Gooners.

“I have a clear idea as to how things should proceed, and Arsenal know this as well,” Xhaka said.

“Although, I still have a contract with them.

“I will be glad to return to the club - so we can finally sort matters out.

Granit Xhaka drops Arsenal transfer hint in new comments that could anger fans

Unai Emery has opened the door to Granit Xhaka's return (Image: Getty)

“There will surely be a solution - as I can't accept what has happened with me.”

Xhaka was able to regain some match fitness over the international break, turning out for Switzerland in two 90-minute appearances.

He seemed to aim a dig at Arsenal fans during the lay-off, though, posting a photo on Instagram with the caption: “Happiness is when you are satisfied with yourself and do not need the confirmation of others.”

The Gunners welcome Southampton to the Emirates Stadium this weekend and Emery suggested Xhaka could return.

“He’s coming back better,” the Spaniard said in his Friday press conference.

Granit Xhaka drops Arsenal transfer hint in new comments that could anger fans

Granit Xhaka seemed to dig out Arsenal fans over the international break (Image: Getty)
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“His mindset is better and this morning I have a very good conversation with him.

“My objective is for him to come back helping us and convincing everyone that he is going to be better in the short or long future with us.

“He’s feeling better and his team is Arsenal now. He wants to come back with the confidence of the supporters.

“We are going to decide tomorrow (if he plays) but I want to give him confidence and comfort.”

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