Romelu Lukaku to be replaced by one of two Serie A attackers: report – Football Article

Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku is reportedly going to be replaced by one of two Serie A attackers. The Belgian has failed to build on a prolific first season at the club and now with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preferring Marcus Rashford in the striker role, he could be set to depart. The Norwegian has installed a more forward thinking, mobile style to United’s play which hasn’t gotten the best out of Lukaku yet. Rashford is a constant, willing…

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Manchester United identify Raphael Varane as ‘dream’ summer signing – report – Football Article

Manchester United view Real Madrid and France defender Raphael Varane as their ‘dream’ signing ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports. Both Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho made unsuccessful attempts to sign the 25-year-old during their time as Man United manager. Interest in signing a central defender has been well documented, with United targeting Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld to no avail in the summer. According to the Evening Standard‘s James Robson, Varane remains the…

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Antonio Valencia expects to leave Manchester United in the summer – report – Football Article

Antonio Valencia expects to leave Manchester United this summer after ten years at the club, according to reports. The Ecuadorian, a regular in Jose Mourinho’s first two seasons, will become a free agent this summer should the club decide against granting him an extension. He has only made five Premier League appearances this season, managing just one start from Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s first nine games as caretaker manager. And according to the M.E.N‘s Samuel Luckhurst, Valencia is resigned…

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Ander Herrera ‘hopeful’ of signing new contract at Manchester United – report – Football Article

Ander Herrera is ‘hopeful’ of agreeing a new contract at Manchester United which would keep him at the club beyond this season, according to reports. The Spaniard’s current deal expires in May and is free to speak with overseas clubs about a potential summer transfer. Man United commenced negotiations over a new contract with Herrera in November. The midfielder is said to have shunned interest from former club Athletic Bilbao earlier this month. And according to M.E.N‘s Samuel…

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Anthony Martial ‘edging closer’ to agreeing new Manchester United contract – Football Article

Anthony Martial is ‘edging closer’ to signing a new contract with Manchester United, according to the BBC’s Simon Stone. French media outlet RMC reported on Friday that Martial has agreed on a new five year deal at Old Trafford, with only a few minor details left to clarify. The Frenchman looked certain to leave in the summer having fallen out of favour and form under Jose Mourinho, who was open to selling him over the transfer window. But…

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Manchester United enter race to sign Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka – report – Football Article

Manchester United have joined the race to sign 21-year-old right-back Aaron Wan-Bisakka next summer, according to reports. The Croydon-born youngster, who made his Palace debut in February, has cemented himself as a starter this season with a series of impressive performances at right-back under Roy Hodgson. Man United will need to rejuvenate the right-back position over the next year as Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young, both 33, approach the end of their careers. And according to the Mirror‘s…

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David de Gea ‘happy to commit future’ to Manchester United – report – Football Article

David de Gea is happy to commit his long-term future to Manchester United but wants a significant pay-rise, according to sources at ESPN. The club activated an extension clause on his current deal in November, keeping him at Old Trafford until the summer of 2020. Talks over a new contract, which begun last year, have proven to be a protracted affair, with De Gea’s representatives adamant the Spaniard receives a wage-packet reflecting his importance to the club. According…

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