Manchester United Fans Sing ’20 Times’ At Arsenal Fans After Emirates Win [Video]

Arsenal fans not only had to put up with their side being beaten 2-1 at home by Manchester United, but they also suffered the ignominy of being taunted by United’s supporters after the match.

United fans sang 20 Times at Arsenal supporters outside the Emirates after a win that saw them leapfrog the Gunners into the top four of the Premier League.

A Kieran Gibbs own goal and a breakaway strike from Wayne Rooney were answered by a late goal from Arsenal substitute Olivier Giroud. But Arsenal were beaten despite having 23 shots on goal against United’s 12.

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Liverpool Transfer News: Reds In New Berahino Link

Reds To Bid For Berahino?

Saido Berahino Liverpool transfer newsLiverpool could make a £15million bid for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino in January.

The West Brom front-man, who was called up to the England squad for the recent internationals with Slovenia and Scotland, has been linked with an exit from The Hawthorns after a successful first half of the season with the Baggies.

Reports have resurfaced today which suggest that Liverpool are preparing an opening bid of £15million in January. West Brom have played down reports that they will sell their star man and the Midlands club are preparing to offer him a new deal.

Berahino has scored seven goals in 11 Premier League starts so far this season for an average of a goal for every 141 minutes he spends on the pitch. Liverpool strikers Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert have failed to find the net in the league this season.

Rodgers Rules Out Origi Move

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has ended fans’ hopes of an early recall for Divock Origi.

Reports earlier this week suggested that the Reds would bring the 19-year-old back from his season-long loan spell at Lille in the wake of Daniel Sturridge’s fresh injury problems. However, Rodgers says Origi has only signed for Liverpool from next season.

“It was never the case of bringing him in early,” Rodgers said on Friday.

“The discussion last summer was that he had to stay. That was one of the reasons we got him. There has been a lot of speculation but the deal was in place that we would get him for next season.
“He is a young player we signed last summer and it was on agreement he had to stay at Lille. As far as I’m concerned that’s still the case with Origi.”

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Premier League Transfer News Saturday 22 November

Premier League transfer newsManchester United could be ready to part with Robin van Persie next summer. The 31-year-old will have one year left on his contract at that stage and United must pay him a £10million loyalty bonus on completion of his contract. Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller and Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani are being tipped as possible replacements.

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Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward says he isn’t interested in any “short-term fixes” in January, but he has been offered one anyway in the form of Shakhtar Donetsk full-back Darijo Srna.

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The Daily Star claims Juventus will listen to offers for Manchester United transfer target Arturo Vidal. However, Juve president Andrea Agnelli claims the Chilean won’t be going anywhere.

Arsenal are looking at Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho as a possible replacement for Mikel Arteta whose contract expires next summer.

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Arsenal have also been linked with Real Mallorca midfielder Marco Asensio and Ipswich Town full-back Tyrone Mings.

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Chelsea are also interested in Mings. The Premier League leaders are looking to beat Tottenham Hotspur to the signature of HNK Rijeka striker Andrej Kramaric.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has ruled a loan recall for Divock Origi pointing out that there is no chance of the Reds bringing Origi to Anfield before next summer. The Reds are being linked with West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino. But Raheem Sterling is about to sign a new contract at Anfield.

Real Madrid want to sign young Norwegian Martin Odegaard when he is 16, beating Premier League clubs such as Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City to his signature. The European champions want Odegaard to sign a five-year deal.

Hull City full-back Andrew Robertson has ruled out an exit from the KC Stadium.

Southampton have opened contract talks with full-back Nathaniel Clyne.

Under-fire Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp says he is open to the idea of a move to the Premier League one day.

Former Leeds United boss David Hockaday is back in football – as an advisor to Southern League Division One side Swindon Supermarine.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi could quit Spain as a result of his ongoing tussle with the country’s tax authorities.

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Joao Moutinho Linked With Arsenal Transfer Move

Midfielder Is Seen As Arteta Replacement

Joao Moutinho Arsenal transferMonaco midfielder Joao Moutinho is an Arsenal transfer target as the Gunners eye up a replacement for Mikel Arteta. That’s the report doing the rounds this morning in both the Italian and the UK press.

Moutinho, 28, was linked with Manchester United during the summer. He is believed to be unhappy at Monaco following the departure of James Rodriguez, whom he also played with at Porto prior to their joint move to the Ligue 1 side in the summer of 2013.

The Portugal international has denied there was any chance of him moving to Old Trafford. His team-mate Radamel Falcao eventually moved on a season-long loan with the option of a permanent switch next summer.

But the calibre of high-profile exits from Monaco has led to speculation that the club’s billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev could be winding down his investment. The Ligue 1 side finished runners up last time out but currently lie in eighth place, 12 points behind PSG at the top of the table.

Arteta is out of contract this summer and while we reported at the start of the season that he was set to be offered a new deal the trail has since gone cold. The Spaniard is now 32 and can expect to earn only a one-year deal should the renewal go ahead.

But as ever with these stories the source is hard to pin down. The Daily Express claims the story originated in Italy, while the Italian press are claiming the story has its origins in Britain.

The Express claims Monaco will listen to bids in the region of £30million for Moutinho, who cost £36million when he was signed from Porto a season-and-a-half ago.

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Manchester United Transfer News: Summer Exit for RvP?

Muller or Cavani Could Be van Persie Replacement

Robin van Persie Manchester UnitedRobin van Persie looks set for a Manchester United transfer exit next summer, according to one report today.

The Dutchman will have one year left on his contract at the end of this season and The Independent claims that United will cash in on him now rather than give him a new contract or let him go for nothing in 2016. United also have the problem of having to pay van Persie a £10million loyalty bonus if he sees out his four-year deal with the club.

Van Persie is now 31 and he will be 32 at the beginning of next season. His goalscoring record for the side is good with 51 goal in 84 games in all competitions since his £24million arrival from Arsenal in 2012. But 30 of those goals came in 48 games during his first season with the club.

Last season was blighted by injuries although his 18 goals in 28 games meant he kept up his record of a goal every 1.6 games. But his form has been indifferent this season with just three goals in nine games and only 13.6percent of his shots on target.

The Evening Standard adds that United are already eyeing up replacements for van Persie. Thomas Muller of Bayern Munich is one candidate. He was linked with United during the summer – as was team-mate Arjen Robben – but instead signed a new deal with Bayern. A move looks unlikely.

The Standard adds that Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani is also on the Manchester United transfer radar.

The Uruguay international was also linked with United having found himself playing in an unfamiliar wing role for PSG last season. He moved into his preferred role as a central striker during Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s recent absence and had a run of five goals in five games before being dropped to the bench on the Swede’s return for last night’s 3-2 victory over Metz.

Cavani would cost around £50million.

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Arsenal Linked With Asensio, Mings

Marco Asensio Arsenal transferArsenal were being linked on Friday with interest in Real Mallorca midfielder Marco Asensio but the 18-year-old is likely to move to Real Madrid.

Asensio was linked with Real Madrid during the summer but the two clubs couldn’t agree over a fee with Mallorca demanding the full value of his €4.5million (£3.6million) release fee. That fee is now €9million (£7.2million) and while the Daily Mirror reported on Friday that Arsenal and Chelsea are both interested, a move to Real Madrid looks more likely.

The Mirror suggests that Arsenal will make a January move for Ipswich full back Tyrone Mings. The 21-year-old has been watched by scouts from the Emirates on a number of occasions this season and the paper claims that Arsene Wenger will put in a £10million to fend off the attentions of Chelsea.

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Manchester United Offered Darijo Srna As ‘Short-Term Fix’

Darijo Srna Manchester United transferManchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward might have said earlier this week that he does not want any ‘short-term fix’ in the January transfer window, but he has been offered one in the shape of Croatian right-back Darijo Srna.

The 32-year-old currently plays for Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk, but according to the Daily Mail today intermediaries are trying to get Srna a move to Old Trafford.

It isn’t certain whether these intermediaries are just chancers eyeing up an opportunity or if they are people with links to Srna. But the 120-cap Croatia international is being offered to United as back up for Rafael. Barcelona full-back Dani Alves is also being linked with interest from Old Trafford.

United are more likely to wait until the summer before adding to their ranks and probably won’t pursue the Srna option.

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Liverpool Transfer News Friday 21 November

Reds Midfielder In Renewed Serie A Interest

Lucas Leiva Liverpool transferLiverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is once again being linked with a move away from Anfield. The Brazilian was said to be a target for Serie A side Napoli during the summer and Rafa Benitez’s side is keen to try again with a bid in the January transfer window.

“Is it possible that Lucas could leave Liverpool in January? Yes, naturally,” Leiva’s agent Henrique Coelho said.

“Lucas likes Rafael Benitez a lot. After all, the two know each other well from when the Spaniard was coaching Liverpool.”

Leiva has made just two starts in the Premier League this season along with two more in the Capital One Cup, but game time is at a premium with Steven Gerrard playing in Leiva’s preferred midfield role.

Napoli failed to seal Leiva’s signature in the close season after failing to come to an agreement over his wages. Lucas was due to move for a £1.2million loan fee with an £8million permanent deal next summer. However, the Italian club were believed to want Liverpool to pay a portion of his wages and pulled out of the deal when the Reds refused.

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“Messi Is Happy At Barcelona” Says Bartomeu

Lionel Messi Barcelona transferSpeculation in Spain has centred over the past week on Lionel Messi and his future at Barcelona. However, Barca vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has told a Spanish television station that the Argentine is happy about his future.

Messi told Argentinean newspaper Ole on Monday that he could one day leave Barcelona. That has led to speculation about when he will leave but also about his relationship with the club.

Previous comments coming from the forward have suggested that he would end his career at the Nou Camp so his latest remarks have been analysed for clues about why he is in this situation.

But Bartomeu has tried to play down Messi’s remarks and he insists there is no problem at the Nou Camp, blaming instead various external factors.

“Leo Messi is undoubtedly the world’s best player, the best in the history of football, and I know that he is very happy with us,” Bartomeu told Catalan television station 8TV.

“Now, it is true that as a person he is under great pressure. And sometimes we do not like these external issues. For example he has been investigated by the Inland Revenue, as if he is the only player from Spain in this situation. He is not alone in that.

“More is said about his vomiting than his records. They want to beat him off the pitch. On it, he is the number one.”

Bartomeu also spoke of defender Gerard Pique, who has lost his place in the side and who has also endured criticism after getting involved in an incident with local traffic police. Pique was also noticed speaking on his mobile during the recent Supercopa de Catalunya game.

“He is more of a team player,” said Bartomeu. “Like all players he must train and work, and he does, of course. I do not see any other problem apart from those outside sport.

“We have spoken to him, he knows what we think. I hope that will not be repeated, because it is something that we have tried to stop.”

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Premier League Transfer News Friday 21 November

Kevin Strootman Manchester United transferManchester United are being linked with Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen who is known to be unhappy at White Hart Lane. Meanwhile, Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman is said to have already agreed a move to Old Trafford next summer.

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Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata won’t leave Old Trafford in January, according to reports.

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Arsenal are being linked with a transfer move for Benfica’s Uruguay international defender Maxi Pereira. The 30-year-old is also being linked with Liverpool. The Gunners will face competition from AC Milan for Chelsea keeper Petr Cech.

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Arsenal transfer target Sami Khedira will join Bayern Munich next summer, according to reports from Spain.

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Another Arsenal target, Basel defender Fabian Schar, is wanted by Serie A giants Juventus.

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Manchester City will try and extend Frank Lampard’s loan from sister club New York City. City want Lampard to replace Yaya Toure who will spend much of January and February at the Africa Cup Of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

Liverpool have brought in medical experts after it emerged Daniel Sturridge has injured the same thigh on no fewer than nine occasions.

Queens Park Rangers are said to be in talks with Argentine defender Pablo Alvarez. The 30-year-old is currently a free agent.

Wigan’s Shaun Maloney is a target for MLS side Chicago Fire.

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