Manchester United Transfer News: Hernandez Linked With Milan Duo

Javier Hernandez Manchester United transferAfter being linked this morning with Stoke City speculation now pairs Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez with both Inter Milan and AC Milan.

The Mexico international looks set to be sold this summer by United after Real Madrid informed the club that they would not be exercising their right to convert his loan move into a permanent deal at the end of the season.

Southampton and Valencia have been linked in the past with Hernandez – both last summer and this season – but Calciomercato in Italy has added the two Milan clubs to the list of admirers.

The website claims Inter may have to part with some members of their staff if, as seems likely they fail to qualify for Europe next season. Players such as Mauro Icardi or Mateo Kovacic would bring in large sums of money and that could be partly reinvested into the squad with Hernandez a possible addition.

AC Milan, Inter’s co-tenants at the San Siro will not pay €16million to Roma for Matteo Destri, currently on loan at Milan. Hernandez – available for around €11million (£9million) is being seen as a cheaper alternative.

Hernandez scored his first goal in four months when he grabbed the winner in Mexico’s 1-0 victory over Ecuador in Los Angeles on Sunday. Afterwards, he spoke of his frustration of spending a second successive season largely as a substitute. He has only two starts to his name for Real Madrid in La Liga this season.




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Liverpool Transfer News: Vietto, Neto

Vietto Has Messi Dream

Luciano Vietto Liverpool transferLiverpool transfer target Luciano Vietto has issued a ‘come-and-get-me’ plea to Barcelona by saying he would love to line up alongside Lionel Messi.

The Villareal striker is wanted by Liverpool, amongst others, but speaking to the Argentine sports daily Ole, he made it clear which club is his own first choice.

“Messi is my idol and the truth is that the day I played against him was unique,” said Vietto, who has scored 18 goals in 24 starts and 16 substitute appearances this season.

“He is a great person and made a great gesture, which was to give me his shirt. It’s a memory that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

“Everyone dreams of being able to play alongside Messi. It would be a dream for me if it happened.”

Arsenal and Real Madrid are interested in the 21-year-old, as are clubs in the Bundesliga, but he played down the reports.

“It’s something I take very calmly. I try to think only about Villarreal and I take things game by game. I use all those rumours as motivation to keep striving and improving. I have no doubt that things are going well, but everything has its time.”

Last month, Vietto’s agent claims that Liverpool, Real Madrid and two German sides are interested.

Neto Deal Still A Possibility

Fiorentino goalkeeper Neto is still a transfer target for Liverpool, according to his agent. The Brazilian is out of contract this summer and has already told the Serie A side that he will be leaving when his contract expires.

Reports from Italy last month claimed he had already agreed to move to Juventus with a year-long loan at Sampdoria being lined up for next season, but agent Stefan Castagna told Gazzetta TV that no such deal has been agreed and that Liverpool are just one of a number of clubs interested.

“We are evaluating several proposals both from Italy and abroad,” said Castagna. “One of the teams involved is Liverpool. In France, PSG like him and there is also interest from Real Madrid.

“We are taking a measured decision. Neto has grown a lot in recent years.”

Liverpool were linked with Neto earlier this season when it was claimed he would be offered a £50,000-a-week deal at Anfield.



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Manchester United Transfer News: Hernandez, Hummels

Stoke City In Hernandez Link

Javier Hernandez Manchester United transferStoke City are being linked with an unlikely-sounding move for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez. The Mexico international is currently on loan at Real Madrid but has failed to make much of an impression at the Bernabeu and has only two starts for the side in La Liga.

Now, reports from Spain claim that Real have informed United that they won’t be taking up the option of a permanent deal when his loan expires. He isn’t believed to be in Louis van Gaal’s plans and is free to leave Old Trafford this summer.

The 26-year-old has already been linked with La Liga side Valencia, but Stoke City could step up their pursuit.

Hernandez scored on Sunday night as Mexico defeat Ecuador, 1-0, in Los Angeles and he admits the lack of game time over the past two seasons has affected him.

“Sometimes my confidence is right down on the ground, even though I am trying for it to be up there, with the help of the people who are always at my side and who support me,” he told Fox Sports.

Southampton are also said to be interested in the striker who is valued at around £9million.

Hummels Denies United Promise

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has described reports that he promised to join Manchester United as ‘a fabrication’.

The Germany international was reported as having made a promise to the then United boss Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012 that he would move to Manchester United should he ever leave Germany.

“To clarify: this supposed “promise” is simply fictitious … and that’s the nice way of putting it.” Hummels said on Twitter.

United have been linked with a £35million move for the 26-year-old should he quit Dortmund this summer, but he insists he won’t make any decision on his future before the end of the season.




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Premier League Transfer News Wednesday 1 April

Wednesday’s Premier League Transfer Rumours

Premier League transfer newsArsenal have bid £22m for Palermo striker Paulo Dybala, but they will face competition from Juventus for his signature. The Serie A leaders have lodged a similarly-priced bid. Chelsea are keeping tabs on Theo Walcott’s situation at Arsenal. Gunners midfielder Santi Cazorla has played down rumours of a move to Atletico Madrid.

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Arsenal want clarification on Petr Cech’s future before making a move for the Chelsea keeper. The Gunners want Cech to indicate he is ready to quit Stamford Bridge. The Czech Republic keeper has already indicated that he is unhappy at playing second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois.

Mats Hummels once promised the then Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson that he would only move to Old Trafford if he ever left Germany. Meanwhile, United have missed out on Porto right-back Danilo as Real Madrid announce he will join them this summer in a deal believed to be worth £22m.

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Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao says it would be ‘an honour’ to join Manchester United. The Portugal international almost moved to Old Trafford on a season-long loan in September 2013.

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Stoke City are being linked with a surprise summer move for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

Hugo Lloris has a release clause allowing him to leave Tottenham Hotspur for €20m (£15m) if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

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Lloris is still being linked with French side Paris Saint-Germain. Cologne defender Kevin Wimmer has claimed that his move to Tottenham isn’t a done deal just yet. The two clubs have yet to agree a fee.

Chelsea will step up their efforts to sign Shakhtar Donetsk forward Douglas Costa with a £20m bid.

Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr says the club have no financial pressure to sell either full-back Nathaniel Clyne or midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner is ready to fly to England by the end of the week to finalise the sale of the Premier League club.

Newcastle United could earn £500,000 from Rangers if the Ibrox club win promotion to the Scottish Premiership. The Magpies currently have five players on loan at Gers.




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Arsenal Transfer News Wednesday 1 April

Arsenal, Juve To Battle For Dybala

Paulo Dybala Arsenal transfer newsArsenal have put in a bid of £22million for transfer target Paulo Dybala. The young Argentine has made the Gunners his first-choice should he decide to leave Italy, but he still looks set for a move within Serie A.

Arsenal have been extensively linked with the 21-year-old Palermo striker who has scored 12 goals in 27 Serie A games so far this season.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini said on Tuesday that the Gunners will battle with Juventus for Dybala’s signature, but the Serie A club’s valuation is likely to prove problematic for both clubs.

“For Dybala I have received concrete proposals, two bids of €30 million [£22million] from two clubs, but I said that I want 40 ,” Zamparini told Radio Marte. He added that he is in constant communication with Juve chief executive Beppe Marotta.

“Juventus? Yes, it could materialise. I am in contact with Marotta, I know he cares but he must hurry, I have other teams on him.

“After Easter I will meet Dybala’s agent, who is working well for the future of the boy. Whether he stays in Italy or go abroad? 50-50. Napoli? [club president] De Laurentiis wants him, but I told him not to think of another Cavani.

“He would prefer to stay in Italy, he still wants to play in Serie A. Of the English teams, Arsenal is the first choice for the way Wenger’s team plays.”

Chelsea In Walcott Link

Chelsea are said to be monitoring Theo Walcott’s contractual situation at Arsenal and could make a move if he fails to sign a new deal. The England international is out of contract next summer and has yet to begin talks amidst fears he may quit the club.

Lack of playing time is Walcott’s main fear. He missed much of 2014 with a knee injury but he has struggled to regain his place in the Arsenal side and has played just 300 minutes in the Premier League since his return in November.

Liverpool have already been linked with Walcott, but The Times claims today that Chelsea could also put in a bid this summer.

Walcott’s current deal expires at the end of next season and he is more likely to be sold at the end of the season rather than be allowed to leave for nothing next summer.

Cazorla Plays Down Atletico Link

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has played down rumours linking him with a move away from the Emirates.

Cazorla has been linked with Atletico but told Spanish newspaper El Mundo that he is happy at the Emirates.

“Let’s see, I’ve heard the same as everyone else and these questions seem to go round and round. To date I have not heard from anyone, they are just rumours. And to tell the truth, I do not worry much.

“I’m fine at Arsenal. I live in Hampstead in London, 15 minutes from the centre of the city and 15 minutes from the training complex, and I’m very comfortable. It is an ideal area for school children.

“I’m calm …The future – we’ll see.”

Cazorla, 30, is under contract at the Emirates until 2016.




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Manchester United Transfer News Wednesday 1 April

Hummels ‘Promised’ He Would Move To United

Mats Hummels Manchester United transferManchester United transfer target Mats Hummels once promised Sir Alex Ferguson that he would move to Old Trafford he ever left Germany.

The Manchester Evening News claims that Sir Alex flew to Berlin to watch the 2012 German Cup Final in which Borussia Dortmund defeated Bayern Munich, 5-2, to claim their first-ever league and cup double. Sir Alex had three targets in mind: midfielder Shinji Kagawa, striker Robert Lewandowski and central defender Hummels.

Kagawa was signed by Sir Alex later that summer and he spent two seasons at Old Trafford before moving back to Dortmund at the end of last season. Lewandowski ruled out a move outside of Germany and saw out his contract at Dortmund before moving to Bayern on a free transfer last summer. But Hummels reportedly told Sir Alex: “Should I ever make the move abroad one day then it will only be to Manchester United.”

United’s star has shone less brightly since Sir Alex left, but Hummels is reaching a crossroads in his career at the end of this season and he may leave Dortmund if they fail to qualify for European competition. At present, a place in the Champions League looks extremely unlikely and the 26-year-old is said to be considering his future.

United remain in pole position to sign the £35million-rated centre-back – should he elect to quit Dortmund. But he may be sold whether he likes it or not with Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc admitting that the present squad is too big for a season without any European competition.

United Miss Out On Danilo

Manchester United transfer target Danilo he has slipped away. United have been linked with the Brazilian over the course of this season, but they have lost out to Real Madrid in the race for his signature.

The Spanish side announced last night that the 23-year-old will move to the Bernabeu from Porto this summer in a deal believed to be worth €30million – around £22million. Danilo will sign a six-year contract with Real.

The news is a surprise in that Porto have taken a hit on their release fee of €50million. The Portugese side have a reputation for sticking to every penny of their release fee and have a hit in the order of 40 percent to push this deal through.

See also: Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao says he would be honoured to move to Manchester United.

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Coentrao Manchester United Transfer Back On?

Fabio coentrao Manchester United transferManchester United are reported to have revived their interest in Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao. The Portugal international – on target for his country in their victory over Serbia at the weekend – was linked with Manchester United in the summer of 2013. But Real failed to sign a replacement and the prospect of a season-long loan move to Old Trafford was scuppered.

Reports claim Real are interested in Atletico Madrid’s Guilherme Siqeuira. Ironically, it was Siqueira’s refusal to move to the Bernabeu that led to Coentrao’s move to United falling apart. The then Granada left-back preferred a move to Benfica and spent last season on loan at the Portugese side before heading to Atletico last summer. But he has yet to convince Atletico boss Diego Simeone and the Daily Mirror claims reports from Spain suggest he could be a target for Atletico.

Those reports are difficult to pin down and the Mirror may simply be ‘kite-flying’ with this one. Even so, Coentrao looks to be surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu. He has started just three games in La Liga this season and has been a substitute in four others.

Portugese newspaper O Jogo asked the 27-year-old about the prospect of a move to Old Trafford and he said it was something he would welcome.

“I have already showed that interest in playing there,“ he replied.

“It’s one of the best clubs in the world, a club that I admire a lot. It would be an honour to play there.”

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich have had a meeting with Juventus, with speculation suggesting the topic up for discussion was Paul Pogba.

Manchester United have been linked with the France international but Bayern took the opportunity to meet up with their Italian colleagues on the sidelines of the European Clubs Association meeting in Stockholm.

Barcelona were linked yesterday with Pogba. United have also been linked, but the 21-year-old is said to be less than keen on a return to Old Trafford.




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Lloris Has £15m Tottenham Release Clause

Hugo Lloris Tottenham  Hotspur transferTottenham Hotspur face the prospect of losing goalkeeper Hugo Lloris if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Lloris signed a new deal with Spurs last summer which sees him pick up a gross wage of just under £80,000 a week. But France Football claims that as part of the deal, Lloris was granted a release clause that could see him leave White Hart Lane this summer. Under the terms of the 28-year-old’s contract, Lloris can leave for €20million (£15million) if Spurs finish outside the Premier League’s top four. They currently lie in seventh place, six points off a top four finish.

Lloris arrived from Lyon for £10million in 2012 and has been linked in the past with Real Madrid. A move to the Bernabeu looks unlikely. Paris Saint-Germain have also been mentioned but have so far failed to take a decisive step towards his recruitment.

Much depends on whether any of Europe’s elite would be willing to pay £15million for a 28-year-old, but Spurs must fear an exit for their keeper this summer.


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Manchester United Transfer News: Bale, Ronaldo, Depay

Perez Rules Out Bale Exit

Memphis Depay Manchester United transfer newsManchester United have been told to forget about a move for Gareth Bale this summer.

United and Chelsea have both been linked with summer bids for the Wales international after what is becoming a disappointing second season for the European champions, but Real president Florentino Perez says Bale won’t be leaving the Bernabeu no matter how high the bid.

“Bale is not transferable for us. I would never listen to any bid, whatever the amount,” said Perez. “He is a unique player who has already contributed much to the team. He is essential for the immediate future of the club.”

Perez added that he also couldn’t see Cristiano Ronaldo playing outside the Santiago Bernabeu, despite rumours of United interest.

“I can not imagine a future without him,” he added.

Bale has been linked with a return to England though reports have suggested that he wants at least a third season at Madrid before even contemplating a move back to the Premier League.

Meanwhile, the agent of Manchester United transfer target Memphis Depay says there has been no approach from the Premier League for the Netherlands international.

Depay is being linked with a £20million move to Old Trafford from PSV Eindhoven this summer, but despite having a close working relationship with United boss Louis van Gaal during last summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, agent Kees Ploegsma says there has been contact since then.

“They had good contact during the World Cup, but since then there has been no contact,” Ploegsma told Danish fansite PlBold.

“There have been a lot of rumours, but he still has a contract with PSV, so for now he is in Eindhoven. We have not been in contact with any other clubs. “

Tottenham Hotspur are also believed to be keen on Depay.




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Premier League Transfer News Tuesday 31 March

Tuesday’s Transfer Gossip

Premier League transfer newsManchester United will sell Angel Di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain this summer and they will get back the £59.7m they paid for him in the process. Atletico Madrid will listen to offer below the £21.8m release clause in Joao Miranda’s contract. But his age may hinder any Manchester United transfer bid. Real Madrid are eyeing up cheaper alternatives to David De Gea.

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The agent of Memphis Depay claims the Netherlands international hasn’t spoken to Manchester United.

Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target Pedro Rodriguez will only leave Barcelona for €20m (£15m). Arsenal transfer target Raheem Sterling won’t be allowed to leave Liverpool this summer.

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Manchester United and Chelsea have been told to forget about a move for Gareth Bale. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the Spanish club won’t listen to any offers this summer regardless of its size. There have been reports Bale has a £75m release clause in his deal with Madrid but that he wants at least a third season at the Bernabeu.

Manchester City are reported to have had two meetings with representatives of Wolfsburg playmaker Kevin De Bruyne. City full-back Aleksandar Kolarov says he would like to return to Serie A.

Newcastle United will have to pay Derby County £2m in compensation if they poach manager Steve McClaren this summer.

West Ham United are being linked with Senegal international striker Moussa Konate. The 21-year-old striker has scored 11 goals in 18 games for Swiss side FC Sion and flopping at Serie A side Genoa and Russian outfit Krasnodar.

Aston Villa defender Jores Okore is being linked with Inter Milan. The Serie A side’s coach Roberto Mancini was monitoring Okore during his time as coach at Manchester City.




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