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Manchester United Priority Target: Mats Hummels!

Mats Hummels could be on his way to Old Trafford!

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Manchester United make Mats Hummels their number one target as the transfer window nearly closes!

News has arisen from various sources that Mats Hummels has become the priority target for Louis Van Gaal as he looks to reinforce his defence with a quality leader at the back. Manchester United staff are currently in Germany attempting to seal a deal for the Borussia Dortmund defender, however there are many factors that may affect any potential deal.

 

Potential issues regarding the deal

1. Mats Hummels would prefer Champions League football

2. Mats Hummels has showed his loyalty to Borussia Dortmund in the past

3. Borussia Dortmund’s reluctance to sell the star player

 

Leader needed

Manchester Untied lack a real leader at the back. Although they have recently signed Marco Rojo from Sporting Lisbon, many suggest they still require a top defender and the likes of Mats Hummels would really improve the back line, which Manchester United need to be solid in order to pose a real title threat. Things are up in the balance at the moment but Manchester United are doing all they can at the moment to make the deal happen.

Will Mats Hummels be the missing jigsaw piece to the puzzle or do they need someone else?

Leave your opinions below!

 

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Angel Di Maria close to Manchester Utd move! (Sourced from Sky Sports)

Manchester United are very close to signing Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria for a fee of £63.9 million, Sky Sports Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has exclusively revealed.

There is finally some significant movement in the seemingly never ending, ‘Will he stay or will he go’ saga of Angel di Maria. It now looks certain that he will leave Real Madrid and become a Manchester United player. The final meetings will take place at the beginning of next week.

United will pay £63.9 million for the player who shone at Real Madrid last season leading them to the Champions League final.

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“So advanced, in fact, are the negotiations that it has already been agreed that Di Maria will wear the number seven shirt, worn in the past by no lesser players than David Beckham, Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Bryan Robson.”

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The talks between the two clubs are so advanced it has been suggested that Di Maria will wear the number seven shirt, worn in the past by no lesser players than David Beckham, Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Bryan Robson.

As soon as Di Maria knew of Manchester United’s interest he was very excited about the possibility of coming to Old Trafford, however pretty upset the way Real Madrid had treated the Argentina star.

At first Paris Saint-Germain showed interest in singing him and said they were prepared to meet his wage demands of 8m Euros a year net but the deal offered by United was much more interesting to him.

Firstly, United is a club with much more prestige throughout Europe, and secondly, it’s a new project where he knows he will be one of the leaders. Cristiano Ronaldo has also told him some great things about United and has succeeded in persuading him that it is a good option even though the club is not playing in Europe this season.

He is also very excited about the prospect of working with manager Louis van Gaal and everyone is expecting that the deal will be closed soon.

There is agreement between the club and the player and it is expected that the announcement will soon be made official because the positions of the two clubs are thought to be very close. United accept the valuation of the player above the 60m mark (Real paid 36 million to Benfica in 2010). The final cost of his transfer will depend on variables.

There is absolutely no chance of Di Maria staying at Real Madrid, because despite just about everyone from all the players to the technical staff rating him very highly, Real Madrid have decided, primarily via their president Florentino Perez, that Di Maria cannot carry on at the club.

It is also thought that as soon as Di Maria confirms that he will become a United player he will write a farewell letter to the Madrid fans explaining the reasons for his departure.

He is very excited by the prospect and he is just the sort of player that Van Gaal is looking for.


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WORLD RECORD FEE? Man Utd Vice-Chairman hints they could spend big!

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Prepared to spend big!

Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has spoken out about the budget of the global footballing giants. It is clear that United are able to compete with the richest clubs in the world to sign the best players around.

“There is no budget, there is money. We are in a very strong financial position. We can make big signings. That doesn’t mean we are going to throw money around. Louis is the manager. We have a lot of scouting output through the last 12 months that is flagging various things to us.”

The Glazers have often been criticized regarding their handling of the club since taking over, however former manager Sir Alex Ferguson always spoke upon the owners in a good light and suggested that they are always willing to bid big for the right players.

 

“Whether it’s a record or not”

Who are Manchester United’s transfer targets? Will Ed Woodward have the final decision? Mr Woodward went on to suggest Manchester manager Louis Van Gaal will be deciding who joins the club.

“Louis is the one who makes the ultimate decision around who he wants in his squad. I am not going to force feed him with a player he has not selected. The reality is that we’re not afraid of spending significant amounts of money in the transfer market. Whether it’s a record or not doesn’t really resonate with us. What resonates is a top, top elite player that the manager wants that is going to be a star for Manchester United.”

 

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What players are Manchester United looking to buy?

There has been many rumors circulating regarding which player Manchester United will buy. Here is a list of the heavily linked players seemingly heading to Old Trafford according to recent news story headlines.

 

Defenders:

Mats Hummels, Borussia Dortmund (Price: £15-£20 million)
Daley Blind, Ajax (Price: £15-20million)
Thomas Vermaelen, Arsenal (Price: £10-£15 million)

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Midfielders:

Arturo Vidal, Juventus (Price: £30-£35 million)
Kevin Strootman, Roma (Price: £20-£25 million)

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Wingers:

Juan Cuardado, Fiorentina (Price: £25-£30 million)
Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund (Price: £30-£35 million)

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Strikers:

Edison Cavani, PSG (Price: £30-£35million)

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Cristiano Ronaldo could quit Real Madrid soon

Cristiano Ronaldo has been a vital player for Real Madrid since he moved to the Spanish giants and he has improved year upon year. But is his time at the Galaticos coming to an end?

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s main goal at the Santiago Bernabeu has been to win the Champions League for the second time and his dream may come true soon as Real Madrid face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on Sunday 24th May 2014.  Ronaldo has considered this game to be a “50/50” encounter, however Real Madrid truly have a great chance to get their  first Champions League trophy since 2002. They truly can’t afford to let this chance slip up with the pressure from their fans and the board.

However if Ronaldo does win this competition with Real Madrid we could potentially see the end of his stay in La Liga amid interest from French giants PSG and Monaco who have the funds to tempt the Portuguese star away. Cristiano Ronaldo has became visibly frustrated during this season  because of the way of new signing Gareth Bale has seemed to get in his way by taking free-kicks and by occupying his  favored positions when the two are on the pitch. This may be another factor that influences his future plans.

In addition Ronaldo has spoke upon his desire to return to Manchester United one day and a Champions League win may be a suitable time to make his exit. Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid from Manchester Utd in 2009 for a record fee of £80 million but he still has an intimate relationship with the majority of Man United fans who adore him. We, ourselves see Ronaldo wanting to stay at least another year before deciding to move on, however weirder things have happened and we will be following this story very closely.

 

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Toni Kroos to Manchester United deal nearly done! (Sourced from ESPN)

Manchester United believe they are close to capturing Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos after advancements, according to sources close to Old Trafford.

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The United hierarchy are now confident that the agreement between the two clubs is in place for the 24-year-old to become the first of potentially five high-profile signings by Man United. As Toni Kroos is moving into the final year of his contract at Bayern, this makes it easier for United to get their midfield maestro. Kroos being in his final year may persuade the German Double winners to consider selling the player this summer rather than see him possibly leave for free 12 months later. Toni Kroos is not happy with the way Bayern value him and Man Utd may step in to give him the wages he believes he deserves.

Louis van Gaal, whose appointment as successor to David Moyes was confirmed on Monday, has a significant rebuilding job with several players moving on and Ryan Giggs, who will be his No. 2, also hanging up his boots. United plan to spend at least £130 million improving four key areas: central midfield, central defence and left-back.

Toni Kroos is the exact type of player that Manchester United need. It is easy to compare him to the likes of Paul Scholes. He is  a great central midfielder who has great vision, can pick a pass and has remarkable shooting range. Paul Scholes himself has urged the club to make Kroos a priority target this summer!

 

Paul Scholes:

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“The first player I’d bring in is Toni Kroos. He’s a top-class central midfield player but United need five or six to get anywhere near the top of the Premier League again.”

 

Surprisingly, United may enjoy more success in bringing in one of Arturo Vidal from Juventus or Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas. While there is a belief that the Chilean midfielder can be secured relatively cheaply in relation to his standing, Barca may also be “open-minded” about offers for Fabregas. Cesc Fabregas is not strictly for sale, but Barca will consider approaches. Sources have stated that both United and Arsenal have been made aware of the situation.

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How much is the supposed agreed deal for Toni Kroos worth?

Sources suggest Manchester United are proposing a £20 million move for the German playmaker, which will be a lot cheaper than the proposed £45 million deal for Cesc Fabregas.

 

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Man Utd target Shaw house hunting & set to sign soon

Rumours suggest highly rated youngster Luke Shaw is house hunting around Manchester amid reports of his transfer to Manchester United! Manchester United expect to sign Luke Shaw this week, with the Southampton full-back on the lookout for a new house in Cheshire.

According to The Mirror, the 18-year-old’s family are happy with the proposed transfer to Old Trafford, and are now helping the youngster find a new home in the north of England.

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Reports have suggested that Manchester United and Southampton are currently in negotiations over a £27 million fee for the teenager and the house hunting rumours circulating perpetuate the likelihood that this transfer will be completed soon.

It’s expected that Shaw will receive a massive contract at Manchester United, as he looks to continue his rise in the footballing world. It appears that the youngster’s agents will finalise terms with Louis van Gaal’s side this week, as United prepare to enter a new era.

Shaw will be desperate to prove his credentials in Brazil this summer, before heading to The Theatre of Dreams after the World Cup.

It certainly looks set to be a busy summer for Manchester United, and the Shaw signing could well be the first of many for the club.

 

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Man Utd’s transfer targets – Who will Man United buy in 2014?

What problems do Man United need to address in 2014?

As stated everywhere over the internet, on television and radio it’s obvious that Man United are having a catastrophic season. Their defense has been non existent at times. Whether it be Rio Ferdinand slowing down and losing his sharpness, lack of organisation in defense or the lack of protection from their midfield it’s blatant new faces are essential. In addition we all know from last season that their wingers are not producing the goods. They have all showed signs of potential, whether it be Ashley Young, Nani or Antonio Valencia. However none of them have reached the consistent levels in recent years expected of them, which Man United are crying out for. Lastly as everyone knows, a quality midfielder that can keep the ball, make a tackle and make a pass is necessary.

 

Players on the Man United shopping list?

Central Defender

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Manchester United have stepped up their efforts to sign Benfica star Ezequiel Garay.

The 27-year-old defender, who is valued at €30 million by the Portuguese giants, has been subject to preliminary talks between both clubs in recent days with United keen to continue negotiations this week.

United consider the Argentine as an ideal replacement for Nemanja Vidic, who has nearing to the end of his great Man United career alongside Rio Ferdinand.

 

Central Midfielder

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Reports suggest David Moyes has held talks with Juventus’s chief transfer negotiator after planning a bold double move for Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal. The Manchester United manager met boardroom boss Beppe Marotta after Juventus’s game at Cagliari on Sunday 12th January and discussed the possibility of signing either, or both, of his top two targets.

Vidal would be exactly the type of player they need. He is a strong leader in the center midfield that can make tackle, make a pass and score goals!

 

Winger

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Ben Burrows of the Daily Mirror Online has previously highlighted Moyes’ admiration for Di Maria, who has the talent to drastically improve United’s attack. David Moyes is in need of a more dynamic threat out wide and Di Maria would be a remarkable addition. He is a quick player than can make a goal and score a goal. He is a match winner and would be a signing that would go down well. With the addition of Gareth Bale this transfer looks very possible.

 

Man United’s dream starting 11 next season?

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What do  you expect to be Manchester United’s starting 11 next season? Who do you want to be in the starting 11?

Comment below and let us know your preferred or expected starting 11 for next season.

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Nani may leave to Sporting Lisborn (Loan transfer)

Manchester United’s skillful winger Nani has shown signs of brilliance in his time at the club but has never really reached his full potential.

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Reports in Portugal suggest that negotiations are ongoing between Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon regarding a loan agreement for Nani. It is understood that United are willing to sanction a deal if they are offered first refusal on Sporting’s in-demand midfielder William Carvalho at the end of the season.

Nani had fell out of favor with his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson last season, however David Moyes decided to renew his contract earlier this season. Nevertheless the Portuguese winger has still not got many games under his belt due to not being selected and because of a hamstring problem. Moyes may look to send him on loan in this transfer window. This may perhaps give more playing time to the likes of Wilfried Zaha who has yet to also get regular football at the club this season.

Will we see Nani back at his former club this season? Only time will tell!

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