Offer Not Enough! United Turn Down Juventus Bid For Matteo Darmian.
Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is set to leave Old Trafford after a frustrating four-year spell at the club.
The Dutchman failed to impress Mourinho with his performances whenever he was given the chance to feature in games for the Red Devils.
Due to his uninspiring displays at the back of the pitch, the Portuguese manager decides to stop using him in matches as he prefers Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia ahead of him, despite their respective ages.
As a result of his lack of regular game-time, the full-back has decided to call it quit at Old Trafford this summer.
Serie A giants Juve are believed to have tabled a bid for his signature last month but the offer was reportedly turned down by the Red Devils, who claimed that it wasn’t suitable for the player’s quality.
According to Italian media Calcionews24, Juve’s sporting director Fabio Paratici met with the Dutchman’s agent in Milan to discuss over the possibility of luring him to Turin ahead of the next season.
The same report further reveals that the Serie A champions have tabled £13m for his signature but United remain keen on receiving £20m from the club.
After signing Ronaldo from Real Madrid in a £105m contract on Tuesday, Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri is now looking to upgrade his defensive setup before the next season begins.
‘It’s a striker’s dream’: Ex-Liverpool player turns interest back to Anfield.
Ex-Liverpool player Robbie Keane his poised that he would fit into Liverpool’s current front three because he believes he plays like Roberto Firmino.
Republic of Ireland’s legend claims that Jurgen Klopp’s pattern is “a strike’s dream” and as such attackers would love to play under the manager due to his style.
Keane made 28 appearances for the YNWA side and registered seven goals in total after moving from Tottenham for £19 million plus add-ons.
Keane was a very fast player and he has a special talent for driving pass oppositions while with the ball.
As the all-time leading goal scorer with 68 goals with his national teams, he believes he would adapt so quickly to join triumvirate with Mo Salah and Saido Mane because he plays exactly like the Brazilian Firmino.
He spoke in Paddy Power’s 30th about his love for Liverpool’s style:
“The way the Firmino plays is very similar to my game. I like to drop off, in that number ten role, and if you’ve got two players who are that quick to play in on either side of you, it’s a striker’s dream.”
The Dubliner believes that what makes Liverpool special than others is how quick and direct they run against opponents which helps the Reds to create so many chances.
“We’ve seen it against top teams this week in Tottenham and PSG, they couldn’t deal with it. They create so many chances, they’re a horrible team to play against.”
Did you miss Arsenal’s clash against Vorskla? don’t worry here’s how they perform
Arsenal defeated Vorskla last night to record their first win of the competition. In case you missed the interesting encounter, here is our rating of each player’s performances throughout the encounter
The goalie replace Petr Cech in goal and was wonderful with the ball at his feet. He’s a great distributor of the ball but he was unable to keep a clean sheet as he conceded two goals. 6/10
The former Juventus right-back was mobile during the night. He joined the attack, not forgetting his defensive duties.
He puts in a decent performance last night 7/10
The young player executed Emery’s play-from-the-back approach quite well but he needs to improve more on his defensive abilities. He gave opponents some space to attack at the course of the game 6/10
He wasn’t troubled by much as Gunners dominate play from start to finish. However, he made some brilliant interceptions to prevent their opponents from scoring. 7/10
Monreal was awesome at the back. He also made some dashing run towards Vorskla’s area during the game. His overall performance was good but not perfect 6/10
His first start in Arsenal shirt, the Uruguayan prove his quality once again as he continue to lay claim for a permanent place in Unai Emery’s starting XI. 7/10
As usual, the Egyptian was lively while attacking but looked sluggish while defending. He needs to improve on his overall display else, he remains a fringe player at the Emirates Stadium. 6/10
Best player on the pitch for the Gunners. He crowned his perfect display with an assist before being replaced by Emery Unai. 9/10
He was wonderful at the flank as he provide more spark to the attacking frontline. 8/10
Though he scored a goal, the England international need to do more in subsequent matches to cement a place in the team 6/10
The Gabonese prove his prowess in front of goal as he grabbed two goals to help the team to victory. 9/10
Others include Ozil (7/10), Smith-Rowe (6/10), Guendouzi (7/10)
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Chelsea’s Willian claimed that he never thought of leaving the London club despite interest from United and top elites in Europe.
Mauricio Pochettino is poised to sign the 23-year-old striker, Keita Balde who is currently on loan at Inter Milan from AS Monaco.
Romelu Lukaku is assisting 20-year-old Marcus Rashford in extra coaching session while he was seen running attacking recitation after the normal training session.
Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City are now in the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona Target Lucas Paqueta who is believed to have a buy out clause of around £44 million.
Manchester United are keeping tabs on Lille forward Nicolas Pepe. It was reported that Southampton’s attempt to lure him to St Mary’s proved abortive.
Five times World footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo says his 8-year-old son Ronaldo Junior may not be as good as he his after claiming that it will be “difficult” for him to be better than him.
Liverpool defender and World Cup finalist Dejan Lovren denies claim that would see him spend five years in jail. He was charged with perjury in Croatia.
Gary Cahill could join Tammy Abraham in January following interest from Aston Villa. The 32-year-old player’s contract will expire at the end of the season.
Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard is poised that Chelsea’s 19-year-old midfielder Mason Mount will be a potential England player under Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate.
Tottenham has hit back that their new Stadium will be ready in the early period of 2019.
Liverpool’s goal poacher Saido Mane convinced Roberto Firmino to play against Paris Saint-Germain despite having an eye problem.
32-year-old midfield maestro said he was “banned” from putting on red colour because his dad who supports Leads United hated Manchester United.
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Cech says his contract is due to expire this year at Arsenal while he likewise has a task to fight for the first-team position against German shot-stopper Bernd Leno.
Boca Junior winger Cristian Pavon is set to be Arsenal’s new head of football’s signing next summer as Raul Sanllehi his keen on bringing the 22-year-old to England.
” This boy has got talent coming out of every pore” Ferdinand praise him for his performance
Manchester United had a great game against Swiss Champions Young Boys last night as they thrashed their opponents 3-0. The players were all awesome throughout the encounter but one player was exceptional and that’s Paul Pogba.
The Frenchman was lively for the Red Devils as he seamlessly passes through the Young Boys’ defense to score the first goal of the night.
He also converted the second goal of the night from the spot before assisting his countryman Anthony Martial for the third goal of the game.
Pogba’s display during the encounter got the attention of former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, who works as a pundit with BT SPORT.
Ferdinand praised the player for his trademark passes and his perfect eye for goal.
He also praised him for the way he found his way past four defenders before slotting a left-footed shot to the bottom corner to give the Red Devils their much-deserved lead.
According to him, Pogba is an ideal playmaker who can cause havoc to any defenders whenever he’s in great form.
He admits the 25-year-old has got huge talents coming out of his pores but his teammates need to get the best out of him during matches.
“He played forward and followed his pass. This boy has got talent coming out of every pore.” said the BT Sports pundit
United are on top of their group with three points, closely followed by Juventus, who are equally on three points after defeating Valencia by a two-goal margin.
Valencia and Young Boys currently occupy the third and fourth position respectively having lost their first game of the competition to the two European powerhouses.
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