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Manchester United

Poll: Who will United sign before Transfer window closes?

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The transfer window is about to close in few days. And while Louis van Gaal is setting relaxed facing media questions regarding his next signing, Ed Woodward will be again the center of attention as...

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Manchester United: Can they win the Premier League?

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Manchester United's title bid got off to the perfect start as they earned a 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, courtesy of a Kyle Walker own goal. Although the 13-time Premier League...

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A big week for Woodward to prove himself!

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With the season fast approaching and less than 3 weeks left in this summer transfer window, this week could show all we need to know about Ed Woodward. Last month, Woodward gave an exclusive...

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15 Reasons on the Complexity of Transfer Speculation and Silly Season!!

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FollowEddieon Twitter Does the picture above demonstrate how you react at times during the transfer silly season? If so, you've come to the right place. When transfer speculation starts to...

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West Brom hope to offer Morgan Amalfitano a permanent deal after Man Utd heroics

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West Brom want to sign on-loan winger Morgan Amalfitano on a permanent deal after his stunning goal in the victory over Manchester United. The Frenchman has looked an excellent acquisition so far this season and Steve Clarke will now seek to extend his stay beyond the end of the season, according to reports in the [.

Arsenal prepare £20m January bid for Lars Bender

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Arsenal are plotting a second bid for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender. Arsene Wenger had an £18.5m offer turned down over the summer, but has not given up on landing his man. He will return with an improved £20m bid for the Germany international when the transfer window reopens, according to the Daily Star Sunday.

Manchester United consider cut-price move for Barcelona’s former Spurs target Sergi Roberto

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Barcelona youngster Sergi Roberto is a target for Manchester United. The 21-year-old is available for a cut-price £6m in January, according to reports in the Metro. The midfielder has 18 months left on his Camp Nou deal, but his agent is already touting his client to various European clubs. The Spain Under-21 star has failed [.

Manchester City offer to triple Adnan Januzaj’s Manchester United wages

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Manchester City plan to offer Adnan Januzaj a big money deal to quit rivals Manchester United. Reports in the Metro suggest City plan to take advantage of the 18-year-old stalling over a new contract by offering him a £45,000-a-week deal to move across Manchester. That would triple his current United salary.

Manchester United to finally bid for gossip column favourite Ezequiel Garay

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Manchester United could be ready move for Benfica centre-back Ezequiel Garay at last. The 26-year-old has been scouted by the champions for years, which means he has been a regular name in the Premier League rumour mill over the last few seasons. Now, David Moyes is set to bring the player long considered to be [.

Manchester United to scout Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera ahead of new bid

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Manchester United are planning to step-up their scouting of Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera with a view to launching a new attempt to sign him in January. The champions bid €30m for the 24-year-old at the end of the summer transfer window. It was also reported that they tried to activate his €35m buy-out clause [.

Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs monitoring Andrea Pirlo contract situation

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The Premier League big boys are said to be keeping a close eye on Andrea Pirlo's contract situation amid rumours that the Italy great could end his career in England. Juventus are still deciding whether to offer the veteran midfielder a new deal. If Antonio Conte's side decide not to extend the 34-year-old's, he is [.

Man Utd target Robert Lewandowski confirms he’ll sign for Bayern Munich in January

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Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski has confirmed that he will sign a contract with Bayern Munich in January. Asked by SPORT1 reporter Christian Ortlepp if he was switching to Bayern in January, Lewandowski answered: "Yes, because then I can officially sign a contract. Officially, I can only say something in January.

Man Utd offered Spurs £100m for Gareth Bale

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Manchester United DID make a bid for Gareth Bale before he completed his move to Real Madrid, according to the Spanish side's president Florentino Perez. Perez says the Premier League champions made a late swoop for the Welshman, and outbid Real with a £100m offer. Bale flew back from Spain to hold talks with United [.

Man Utd write to fans who complained about their transfer activity

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Letter From Philip Townsend regarding Manchester United's Summer Transfer Window !!! pic.twitter.com/GVgqxWeheZ Michael Dixon (@RetroRedDevil) September 17, 2013 Manchester United have written to fans who contacted them to express concern about the club's performance during the transfer window. Supporters who wrote to complain about the lack of summer signings have received replies defending manager [.

Arsenal

Robert Pires trains with Arsenal, Arsene Wenger denies he will sign him

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Campbell, Flamini and @piresrobert7 are reunited at the #Arsenal training ground. What do you think they are saying? pic.twitter.com/v9RxxU60kg Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 30, 2013 Arsenal favourite Robert Pires has been training with his old club but manager Arsene Wenger says he will not be signing the Frenchman.

Arsenal and Liverpool linked with £12m Mario Balotelli signing

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Mario Balotelli could be set for a bargain basement move to Arsenal or Liverpool. The Daily Mail claims that the former Manchester City striker will be available for the 'knock down' price of £12m in the January transfer window. The Italian side are said to be running short on patience with Balotelli's regular bust-ups, while [.

Yoann Gourcuff contract talks stall, Arsenal ready to pounce

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Arsenal are said to be on alert after France international Yoann Gourcuff's contract negotiations with current side Lyon ground to a halt. The 27-year-old is under contract until 2015, but the French side want him to sign an extension. They are also in the middle of a drive to reduce their wage budget, and top [.

Manchester City and Arsenal head the queue for transfer listed Valencia defender Adil Rami

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Valencia defender Adil Rami, transfer listed for criticising coach Miroslav Djukic, is a target for Manchester City and Arsenal. Reports in Spain suggest the France international has been fined and also told he can leave the club over an outspoken interview in which he complained of "confusion" at the Mestalla.

Arsenal tracking Austrian youngster Martin Hinteregger

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Arsenal and Juventus are among the teams keeping tabs on Red Bull Salzburg's Martin Hinteregger. The young defender, comfortable at left-back or centre-back, has featured in nine league games already this season for table-topping Salzburg and is not a fixture in the first-team. The 21-year-old has caught the eye of some of Europe's top clubs [.

Arsenal chairman Chips Keswick promises more big spending

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Arsenal are preparing to follow the Mesut Ozil signing by splashing the cash again, according to their new chairman. Chips Keswick, who became the Gunners' chairman in June in an appointment that ruined search engine optimisation for Cumbrian take-away businesses, said that Arsene Wenger will be given cash to spend on strengthening his squad even [.

Arsenal and Juventus battle for Basel defender Fabian Schar

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Juventus and Arsenal are set to go head-to-head in their efforts to sign Basel centre-back Fabian Schar. The 21-year-old has caught the eye with his performances at the back for the Swiss side, not least with a great display in last week's victory over Chelsea. He only joined them from minnows FC Wil last year, [.

Tottenham could beat Arsenal and West Ham to Ciprian Marica signing

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Spurs are set to pip Premier League rivals Arsenal and West Ham to the signing of free agent Ciprian Marica. The Romania international appeared to be free to choose between acting as backup to Olivier Giroud at the Gunners or leading the line for the Hammers in Andy Carroll's absence. But the Sunday People reports [.

Liverpool want Arsenal target Abel Hernandez

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Liverpool are plotting a January swoop that would see Palermo striker Abel Hernandez link-up with Uruguay international team-mate Luis Suarez at Anfield. The Daily Express claims the Reds are keen to sign Hernandez, linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer, in a £4m deal. The 23-year-old is known to be unhappy in Italy, [.

Chelsea striker Demba Ba was ‘ready’ to join Arsenal

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Demba Ba has admitted he came very close to joining Arsenal during the summer transfer window. But now the Senegal international has reaffirmed his commitment to fighting for a place in Chelsea's first-team after the move failed to materialise. He said: "I was ready to go and play [for Arsenal] but it didn't happen.

Arsenal ready to pay £11m for Liverpool target Kyriakos Papadopoulos

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Arsenal are preparing an £11m bid to beat Premier League rivals Liverpool to the signing of Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos. It's not clear whether Brendan Rodgers side will launch a bid of their own. The Reds were heavily linked with the Greece international but, having signed PSG's Mamdou Sakho and Sporting Lisbon's Tiago Ilori, Rodgers [.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham weigh-up move for Swansea left-back Ben Davies

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Spurs are considering a bid for Swansea left-back Ben Davies, according to media reports. The 20-year-old Wales international has been consistently excellent since breaking into the Swans first-team during Neil Taylor's long-term injury layoff. Taylor was linked with moves to some of the Premier League big boys before picking up his injury, but Davies is [.

Newcastle linked with Spurs striker Jermain Defoe

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Out-of-favour Tottenham forward Jermain Defoe could be a January transfer target for Newcastle. The England international has found himself down the Spurs pecking order following the arrival of Roberto Soldado from Valencia. According to the Mail on Sunday, the 30-year-old is not prepared to bide his time on the bench during a World Cup season.

Willian had already signed Spurs contract before deciding to join Chelsea

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It was already apparent that Willian had come pretty close to joining Spurs before deciding his future lay with Chelsea. But today it's emerged that he had actually signed for Andre Villas Boas' team. The Brazil international had signed a contract at White Hart Lane before his "change of heart", according to reports in The [.

Florentino Perez says Real Madrid signed Gareth Bale from Spurs on the cheap

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez reckons he got a bargain when he signed Gareth Bale from Spurs. The deal was drawn out while Perez and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy haggled over the figures. Despite breaking the world transfer record, Perez thinks he paid under the odds for the 24-year-old. He told a Spanish radio station: [.

Spurs linked with fresh move for Chelsea’s Juan Mata

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Tottenham hope to bring Chelsea star Juan Mata to White Hart Lane in January, according to reports in the Daily Express. The Blues playmaker is by no means a guaranteed starter under Jose Mourinho, and Andre Villas Boas is reportedly hoping to capitalise on that by offering the Spaniard an exit route when the transfer [.

Liverpool

Man City consider £7m move for St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma

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French teenager Kurt Zouma is reported to be a £7m transfer target for Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini The St Etienne centre-back has been earmarked as the young pretender who could help City avoid the defensive injury crises that seem to befall them quite regularly while also providing competition for Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastastic.

Atletico Madrid target Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho

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Liverpool face a battle to keep hold of playmaker Philippe Coutinho amid interest from Atletico Madrid. If they are still in Champions League contention come the January transfer window, the Spanish side will reportedly bid for the little Brazilian. Brendan Rodgers side's lack of European football means Coutinho would be eligible to play in the [.

Liverpool could swoop for PSG midfielder Javier Pastore

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Liverpool are being linked with a move for unsettled PSG midfielder Javier Pastore. The Argentine was briefly the poster-boy of the French side's new spending power when he arrived from Palermo for £36.7m in 2011. But he has not really impressed since then and now faces stiff competition from Marco Veratti and Blaise Matuidi for [.

Liverpool scout Lazio’s ice cube prankster Keita Balde Diao

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Liverpool sent scouts to watch former Barcelona youngster Keita Balde Diao in Lazio's Europa League victory over Legia Warsaw last week. Sky Italia reports that the Reds are keeping tabs on the 18-year-old, who joined the Italian side in 2011. He was rated as one of Barca's hottest prospects until he fell out with the [.

Fabio Borini’s agent: ‘Joining Liverpool was a mistake’

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Fabio Borini's agent claims his client made a mistake when he decided to join Liverpool last summer. The Italy international moved to Anfield from Roma in a £10.5m deal, but injuries and lack of form kept him sidelined for much of his debut season. He has now been sent on loan to Sunderland. His agent [.

Juventus and Galatasaray to battle for Liverpool target Lacina Traore in January

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Liverpool will battle Turkish side Galatasaray and Italian giants Juventus for the signing of Anzhi striker Lacina Traore. The Russian side is clearing out all its well-paid foreign players, and Traore could follow former team-mates Samuel Eto'o and Willian to the Premier League. The Daily Express reports that the Ivory Coast international is a long-term [.

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Newcastle target Bafetimbi Gomis will stay at Lyon until the end of the season

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Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis has confirmed he will stay with the club until next summer which means his Premier League suitors might not be able to sign him in the winter transfer window. The France striker was widely linked with a move to Newcastle during the transfer window. At one stage he appeared to [.

Manchester City increase scouting of Udinese forward Piotr Zielinski

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Manchester City are stepping up their scouting ahead of a possible January move for Udinese youngster Piotr Zielinski. The 19-year-old has scored three goals in five caps for Poland, and has impressed Manuel Pellegrini with his handful of appearances for Udinese's first team. The Chilean is increasing City's monitoring of the striker, who only signed [.

The Rest

Barcelona monitoring Chelsea’s Spanish trio

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Barcelona are tracking Chelsea's Fernando Torres, Juan Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta, according to reports in the Spanish media. The Sport newspaper claims that the La Liga champions are keeping tabs on all three following Jose Mourinho's arrival at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho has publicly admitted that he doesn't believe Mata currently merits a place in his [.

Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Sunderland all want Burnley’s Danny Ings

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Burnley are bracing themselves for January transfer bids for star striker Danny Ings. Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Sunderland are reported to be among a host of Premier League clubs looking very closely at the Championship forward. The 21-year-old has seven goals in nine games so far this season as Sean Dyche's side find [.