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Friday, September 13
- Barcelona will turn their attentions to signing Neymar’s colleague Kylian Mbappe
- Manchester United remain interested in signing Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes
- Sam Greenwood has signed his first professional contract with Arsenal
- Chelsea have been extensively watching Brazilian ace Bruno Guimaraes
David de Gea undecided
David De Gea is still deciding whether to sign a new contract with Manchester United.
The Daily Mail claim United offered the Spanish goalkeeper a new long term contract worth £375,000-a-week before their pre-season tour.
But the 28-year-old is yet to sign it and Solskjaer has failed to give any guarantees about his future.
“I want David to stay here, he knows that,” said Solskjaer. “He’s the best goalkeeper in the world, we’ve seen that over the years, and I hope I can make sure he’ll finish his career at Manchester United at the highest level.
“There have been loads of talks, lots of discussions, between David and the club and hopefully we can get it done.”
Wanted: Bruno Guimaraes
Chelsea have been extensively watching Brazilian wonderkid Bruno Guimaraes.
That’s according to Globo Esporte, who claim Chelsea scouts have assessed the 21-year-old FIVE TIMES over the last 12 months.
Blues scouts were in attendance as he netted for Athletico Paranaense in the Copa do Brasil final first leg against Internacional.
Chelsea would, of course, only be able to trigger the forward’s £36million release clause IF they win their appeal over a transfer ban.
PSG in for Kai Havertz
PSG have joined the battle to sign Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz.
Yesterday it was reported that the 20-year-old prodigy was set to choose between Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
But Transfermarketweb claim the French champions are now involved.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool were reportedly interested in the £91million-rated star – but SportBILD made no mention of the Premier League club.
Neymar off, Mbappe on
Barcelona are interested in signing PSG’s star forward… but it’s not Neymar!
Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona will turn their attentions to signing Neymar’s colleague Kylian Mbappe in the summer of 2020.
The Spanish champions spent much of the summer trying to lure Neymar back to the Nou Camp but a deal could not be concluded.
Now, Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona are plotting a move for Mbappe, 20, who they believe represents a better option with more potential.
Bruno Fernandes battle
Manchester United remain interested in signing Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes.
That’s according to Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha, who claim Ed Woodward and co. still want him at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils were widely expected to close a deal for the 24-year-old during the summer but a deal failed to materialise.
But it could happen next summer with Spurs, Real Madrid and United still monitoring the £62million-rated attacker.
Arsenal contract signed
Sam Greenwood has signed his first professional contract with Arsenal.
The teenager, 17, scored 10 goals and provided five assists during Arsenal’s under-18 title victory last season.
And the England under-17 international has been rewarded with a long-term deal.
“Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Sam on his new contract and we look forward to his continued development,” Arsenal wrote on their official website.