Manchester United in advanced negotiations to seal first summer signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports in Italian Media outlet Calciomercato, Manchester United have made contacts with AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong for a summer transfer. The Dutchman's contract with the Italian side is set to expire in the summer and the report claims that De Jong has decided not to renew his contract with the Rossoneri.
The new Premier League season is only two weeks old and Manchester United under Louis van Gaal are already playing catch-up. The pre-season tour feels like a very long time ago now.
The Red Devils have placed a significant number of eggs into an Ángel di María-sized basket and the spending may not end there with utility Daley Blind and defensive midfielder Nigel de Jong heavily linked to the Old Trafford club.
Manchester United plan €82m spending spree after transfer blow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sky Sports have reported that Angel Di Maria set to touch down in England ahead of his record breaking £63.9m move to Manchester United. The report claims that the Argentine is set to have his medical today at lunchtime to finally complete his move to the Red Devils.
Manchester United desperate to sign €10m World Cup star as backup for €60m target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports in Italian media outlet Sports Mediaset, Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is desperate to sign AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong as a backup for prime target Arturo Vidal from Juventus.
Five Arturo Vidal alternatives for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Vidal: Staying put at Juventus
The Arturo Vidal transfer saga looks to finally have taken it's final turn. While the player's words at an airport interview were certainly interpreted wrongly in the media, Juve CEO Marotta's words certainly don't leave room for doubt about Juve's intentions to keep the Chilean.
Manchester United ready to lodge shock €10m bid for Dutch midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaalupon taking officially taking charge of the club gave his first press conference yesterday. The Dutchman stressed upon implanting his own philosophy, while has vowed to take the club back to the top.
Manchester United could be set for a surprise move for former Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong, after reports from Italy suggest the Reds are determined to open talks with AC Milan over a possible transfer for a fee of around £6m.
De Jong is the latest Dutchman to be linked with a move to Old Trafford since Louis Van Gaal was appointed as David Moyes's successor, with Italian sports newspaper Corriere dello Sport claiming United's interest in the 29-year-old has increased steadily since the start of the World Cup and a bid might follow suit.
Can new Manchester United man finally break the curse? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
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The Netherlands, often known (albeit incorrectly) in the international soccer world as Holland, go into the World Cup ranked as 3rd best in their group by FIFA, but with a strong squad that defies that ranking.
With the January transfer window fast approaching, the general consensus seems to remain that if Manchester United wish to continue their good run of form in the Barclays Premier League, some reinforcements will be needed.
One area of need that has been talked about a lot seems to be that of the lack of an enforcer in midfield.
This week's Twitter Top 10 features sunshine, rain, and freezing temperatures. Some of the best players across Europe are preparing for the grueling winter period ahead, and with that, great photos and tweets from everywhere will soon start to pour in. Enjoy some of best photos from this past week as we take you from the US to Italy to England over to France, into Spain and back to England again.
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AC Milan have begun outlining their transfer targets for the January transfer window and are keen on a move for out-of-favour Liverpool midfielder Nuri Sahin. Owner Silvio Berlusconi, vice-president Adriano Galliani and coach Massimiliano Allegri have held meetings regarding targets since the turn of the new year, and view covering the loss of Nigel de Jong to a ruptured Achilles as one of their main priorities.
It has been a tough summer for Serie A fans. The mercato has seen many stars and
promising young players leave the Peninsula such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva, Fabio Borini,
and Marco Verratti just to name a few. In fairness however, it is AC Milan who have experienced the
most tumultuous of mercato and thus results on the pitch may be a difficult thing for
Massimiliano Allegri to come by.
Former Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong could be set for a return to the Premier League, with reports on both the English and Italian media suggesting Louis Van Gaal has been so impressed with the 29-year-old's performances at the World Cup that he's looking to bring the midfielder to Old Trafford this summer.
United: David de Gea, Chris Smalling, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja VidiÄ‡ (c), Patrice Evra, Nani, Michael Carrick, Anderson, Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck. United substitutes: Anders Lindegaard, Phil Jones, Rafael, Jonny Evans, Park Ji-Sung, Tom Cleverley and Dimitar Berbatov.
Analysis: The individuals crucial to Netherlands' successful system, and no it isn't RVP! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Plenty of experts and pundits predicted the Dutch national team to be the big side that disappoints at the World Cup by crashing out at the first hurdle. Three games and ten goals later, the script has been rewritten.
Netherlands manager Louis Van Gaal has named his 23-man squad for World Cup 2014.
Holland faces a difficult group at World Cup 2014, where they'll play Spain, Chile and Australia. But the Dutch have a strong squad filled with European experience despiteRafael van der Vaart pulling out of contention this week due to an injury.
With the World Cup now just a few short months away, here at World Soccer Talk we're desperate to get our hands on any info, stats, and trivia we can to make the weeks pass just that little bit faster.
This week, Betfair published an infographic taking a look at the World Cup Dirty Dozen â€“ 12 players likely to be shown red during the tournament.
AFR Voice is counting the cost of the beautiful game this episode as we dissect a new study revealing that the cost of watching English football has risen by 12%. We ask why European leagues are so much cheaper, and most important of all â€“ reveal which club is selling the most expensive pies at half time.
If you just look at this picture, it appears Cristiano Ronaldo is doing a Nigel De Jong impression. No big deal. But, alas, it was kind of a big deal. Ronaldo has scored off heels. He has scored off wicked dipping free kicks. He's even come super close to scoring off bicycle kicks several times.
L'estartit Another prime time showdown against one of the top youth academies in world football.
The Netherlands have produced countless world class players with Ajax being the conveyer belt. Johan Cruyff, Edwin van der Sar, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Kluivert, Marco Van Basten, Rafael van der Vaart, Wesley Sneijder, and Nigel de Jong to name a few.
Playing at San Siro Champions League Home Team Milan Keeper Christian Abbiati Midfield Massimo Ambrosini; Kevin-Prince Boateng; Riccardo Montolivo; Forwards Stephan El Shaarawy; Giampaolo Pazzini; Defense Nigel de Jong; Ignazio Abate; Daniele Bonera; Francesco Acerbi; Luca Antonini; Subs Away Team Anderlecht Keeper Silvio [.
Ah yes. The double holding midfield pair. How I love to watch them. The joy of viewing a perfectly weighted backwards pass, the ambition and invention of a lateral pass, and the beauty of a tactical foul. You can't help but admire their fire-fighting skills.
Robin van Persie has gone public to dispel the City myth and has claimed that Manchester is 80/20 red to blue.
"I have to say, I spoke to Nigel De Jong a couple of years ago when he was playing for City and he said â€˜in Manchester, you only have City fans'," Robin explained. "I said â€˜Okay that sounds a bit weird but whatever' and he claimed United fans are from all over the world, and from different cities.
There's a bit of a stir over in the Romanian tabloid circles this morning after it was reported that members of the Romanian squadfrolickedwith members of the Dutch squad at a fancy club in Bucharest a few hours after the national team had been panned 4-1 by Holland.
Argentine striker Gaston Cellerino was sent off near the end of a Chilean Primera Division match between his Union La Calera side and Wanderers afterreceivinghis second yellow card. As he trudged off the pitch, opposing goalkeeper Mauricio Viana got a bit too close and Cellerino brushed him away, prompting Viana to drop the ground like he was hurt.
Okay, Nigel De Jong's officially off the hook now.
The guy above is Argentine striker Gaston Cellerino of Union La Calera in Chile. The video speaks for itself, as will his studs when the review panel and lawsuits have done enough damage on his life. He's not going to see the grass of a professional pitch for an incredibly long time.
De Jong is one of those players whose age seems a little surprising given the fact he's been around for so long, still not in his thirties, there is plenty left in the tank. Perhaps one of the more underrated players in his position, he has been a consistent performer across Europe for his clubs as well as one of the more important players in the Dutch national side.
Mexico was two minutes away from advancing to the quarter-finals for the first time since 1986 but the final five minutes saw a thunderbolt from Wesley Sneijder and a controversial penalty from Klaas Jan Hunterlaar that were enough to see Holland into the quarter-final instead. The Dutch will take on the winner of Costa Rica vs.
Nigel de Jong posted this fantastic, grainy image to his Instagram account yesterday which sees the Milan terrier aged around 11 at the time posing with his hero, Clarence Seedorf, many moons ago (around 1995-ish) while both were playing in opposite ends of the Ajax system.
Hot on the heels of yesterday's mysteriously out-of-favour Premier League players, here are five players who are being regularly picked for reasons best known to their managers. 1. Gervinho Where do you start? Arsenal splashed out Â£10.8million on Gervinho and have seen very little return. Arsene Wenger persists with the enigmatic Ivorian, presumably on the [.