Man Utd backed to complete £360k transfer, Arsenal £42m release clause, striker to Chelsea


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Monday, February 24

  • Arsenal are showing interest in Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey
  • The Gunners have contacted his agent and are prepared to pay his £42m release clause
  • Manchester United should sign PSG star Edinson Cavani – Robin van Persie
  • Chelsea are monitoring Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi

Sign Harry Kane!

Manchester United should attempt to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham if they beat Spurs to Champions League qualification this season, says Robbie Savage.

Savage said on BBC Radio 5 Live: “If Spurs don’t get Champions League football and don’t win a trophy this season, I’m just putting it out there, if Manchester United thought ‘Do you know what? Let’s have a go for Harry Kane’, is that beyond the realms of a ridiculous statement from me?

“Why would you not go for… it’s Manchester United still, Champions League football, why would you not go for the top players you can go for?

“Because it’s still Manchester United and Champions League football could be so important for that football club and the transfer window.

“Manchester United in the Champions League, why [would they not go for Kane]?”

Nemanja Matic offered

The agent of Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic has offered the midfielder to three Italian clubs.

That’s according to website Calciomercato, who claim Matic’s representative is already working on a summer transfer.

The Serbian’s contract is set to expire this summer and it looks unlikely that he’ll be playing at Old Trafford next season.

Calciomercato claim Inter Milan, Juventus and AC Milan have all been offered the chance to sign the 31-year-old midfielder.

Ed Woodward transfer plan

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will speak with investors on Tuesday.

And according to the Evening Standard, he will reiterate his plans to invest heavily in the transfer window.

Woodward recently vowed to splash the cash in the summer in a bid to close the gap with Liverpool and Manchester City.

The Old Trafford chief will discuss the club’s quarterly results to the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday and will be obliged to answer questions from investors.

Edinson Cavani to Manchester United

Manchester United should sign Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani.

That’s according to Robin van Persie, who believes the Uruguayan is a ‘goal machine’ and could bag over 25 goals each season.

Cavani, who earns an astonishing £360,000 a week and will demand similar from his next club, is set to leave the Parc des Princes after seven trophy-laden seasons and 200 goals for PSG.

“Edinson Cavani. I would definitely go for Cavani; he’s very fit, he’s a proven goalscorer, a goal machine, he has proven it at Napoli, PSG and Uruguay,” RVP told SPORTbible.

“With him, if he starts, he will get you 25 goals a season. I’ve watched him play, I’ve played against him, he is like a proper goalscorer. He lives by scoring goals so I’d go for him.”

Jadon Sancho deal

Liverpool have been tipped to complete a transfer for Jadon Sancho but only if one of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino leave Anfield this summer.

The England international is widely expected to leave Borussia Dortmund with Manchester United also interested.

On a recent episode of The Agenda podcast, Caoimhe O’Neill discussed what it would take for Liverpool to seal a deal for Sancho though.

She said: “You feel like if Sancho was to move to Liverpool, it would have to be at a cost of losing Firmino, Mane or Salah, because Liverpool are quite precise in the transfer window.”

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Time for Messi and Ronaldo to catch up?

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have a lot of catching up to do if they are to continue their sensational record as Champions League top goalscorer at the end of the season.

The Barcelona captain has finished as the leading marksman on five occasions but trails his counterpart by one, with Ronaldo topping the pile six times.

They shared the title with Neymar in the 2014-15 season after all three players netted 10 goals, however, they have only scored two apiece this campaign.

They are eight behind Haaland and Lewandowski and it is likely we will not see either of their names on the competition’s Golden Boot for the first time since Kaka won it in 2007.

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