Manchester United transfer news: World record bid plotted, Pogba news, and more

first_imgManchester United are getting ready for a busy summer.Eric Bailly has already been signed from Villarreal to bolster Jose Mourinho’s defence and it seems there are plenty more transfers to come.The Portuguese boss is likely to want to strengthen all areas of his squad, so rumours are likely to be frequent for the next few months.But who are the Red Devils being linked with right now?Click the right arrow above to find out the latest Manchester United transfer news… 6 Nick Powell – The ex-Crewe man’s time at Old Trafford is all but over. He failed to dazzle again while on loan at Hull City but reports are linking Wigan, Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Norwich City and Aston Villa with moves for the player, who has made just nine first-team appearances for the Red Devils. 6 Alvaro Morata (Juventus) – The Spanish striker is a wanted man this summer. He is being lined up with a return to Real Madrid, who have an option to buy the player back for £25m, and they then plan to sell the player on. Chelsea and Manchester City were leading the chase, but now Man United, it appears, are ready to reunite the player with Jose Mourinho. 6 Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – It’s a rumour which has bubbled away for the last year, but it’s now being suggested Manchester United are readying a world record £94.3m bid to land the ex-Tottenham star. Currently at Euro 2016 with Wales, the midfielder reportedly wishes to return to the Premier League and Man United are one of the few clubs able to afford the player. 6 6 6 Matteo Darmian – There are going to be more transfers in at Old Trafford this summer, but there will need to be outs too. According to reports in Italy, Matteo Darmian could well return to his homeland after just one season in the Premier League, which wasn’t too impressive. Juventus are favourites for his signature. Paul Pogba (Juventus) – Click the right arrow above for more Manchester United transfer news… – It could be a big summer for the French midfield superstar. He’s tipped to star at Euro 2016 in his homeland and could now be in line for a huge transfer. The Daily Mirror is reporting the Red Devils would have to pay a British record fee of £78m to land the player though, a huge sum compared to the £800,000 compensation Man United received when he left the club for the Serie A giants in 2012. Amadou Diawara (Bologna) – A star in Serie A at just 18, it’s understandable there is plenty of interest in the Guinean defensive midfielder. He’s been courted by a number of Premier League rivals, but Man United face missing out on the youngster as Spanish side Valencia are in advanced talks over a £13m deal. last_img read more

Ossie Ardiles says he is saddened by plight of Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere

first_imgOssie Ardiles says he felt sad watching Jack Wilshere struggle against Tottenham last season and hopes he can reignite his career – for the sake of the England national team.Once tipped as a future superstar, the Arsenal midfielder has struggled with form and fitness in recent years and was loaned out to Bournemouth in 2016/17.Now back at Arsenal, he has yet to feature in the Premier League this term and has not been selected for his country since the humiliating defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016.And, despite his affiliation with the Gunners’ bitter rivals, Ardiles admits he is disappointed to see a player he rates so highly struggle to fulfil his potential.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Spurs legend said: “I was very disappointed to see him in the last game against Tottenham for Bournemouth. He didn’t look fit at all and it was sad to see him playing that way.“He really has to work very hard come back to fitness, get extremely fit, and then he will be a talent for any team.“He could force his way back into the national team and that would be very good for England.”READ MORE: Jack Wilshere ‘considering his future’ at Arsenal as he eyes place in England’s World Cup squadlast_img read more