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City negotiating for Benfica defender

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Manchester City are in talks to sign Rúben Dias. Pep Guardiola wants a right-sided central defender, having decided previously not to replace Vincent Kompany who retired at the end of the 2018 – 2019 season. He has been linked with a host of names, including Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, and Atlético Madrid’s José Giménez, but they are unwilling to meet the ...

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United closing on deal for full-back

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Manchester United are edging closer to a deal to sign Porto full-back Alex Telles on a five-year deal. A fee still has to be agreed with the Portuguese champions, and he has a releasee clause of £37 million but it is expected that, given he is in the final year of his current contract with the Portuguese side, that a ...

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Porto full-back close to United move

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Manchester United are closing-in on a deal or Porto full-back Alex Telles. Reports in Portugal suggest that his agent has already flown to England in order to try and finalise a transfer for the Brazilian defender.  The 27-year old was linked with a move to Chelsea last season for a fee of £35 million (€40 million) but is now available ...

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Pereira linked with Old Trafford exit

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has been linked with a summer move away from the club. The 24-year-old has seen his chances limited since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon in January and wants to play first-team football regularly. Both Benfica and Valencia are reported to be interested in signing him. And, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would like ...

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Vertonghen completes Benfica move

Former Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has completed a move to Benfica. The 33-year-old Belgian international left the North London club last month when his contract came to an end after making over 300 appearances for them. He had been linked with a host of clubs, including Roma, Inter Milan, and Napoli, with former club Ajax also showing an interest in ...

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United youngster wants Old Trafford exit

Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong wants to leave the club – despite having signed a new deal with them as recently as March. At the time, the 20-year old rejected interest from Juventus, Inter Milan and Barcelona to remain with the Premier League club, but the lack of first-team opportunities under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to be an issue. And ...

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Tottenham interested in Porto midfielder

Tottenham are considering making a bid for Porto midfielder Luis Diaz. The Columbia international only joined the Primeira Liga side last summer, but he has made a big impression in his first season in European football, scoring 12 goals, primarily from a wide left position, and providing three assists. Jose Mourinho has been told that he will not need to ...

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United plot move for former Fernandes teammate

United are considering a summer move which might reunite Bruno Fernandes with former Sporting Lisbon teammate Nuno Mendes. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to strengthen his squad and give Luke Shaw serious competition for the left-back slot, and they have identified 18-year old Mendes as a credible option. Mendes’ contract currently has a €45 million (£41 million release clause) but there ...

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Arsenal tipped to move for Portugal winger

Joelson Fernandes, who has been dubbed as the new “Cristiano Ronaldo”. The 17-year old had trained sporadically with the Sporting team prior to the lockdown, but has since made his debut for the club, and now has three senior appearances under his belt. Despite his inexperience, he is already being tracked by clubs across Europe, and is on the radar ...

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David Luiz takes large pay cut

David Luiz has taken a large pay cut to stay at Arsenal for another season. Many Gunners fans thought the Brazilian had played his last game for the club after his disastrous cameo against Manchester City earlier this month, which saw him make a mistake for the first goal, and concede the penalty which led to the second, earning himself ...

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