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Transfer news LIVE

  • Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has identified his top three transfer targets
  • Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign Erling Haaland by next summer
  • Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is stalling on signing a new deal as he waits to see if Barcelona are interested

James Maddison to snub Man Utd?

James Maddison is considering turning down Manchester United’s strong interest by signing a new contract with Leicester.

Maddison has been on United’s radar since June and their interest intensified this season as he has already contributed six goals and two assists for the Foxes.

According to Manchester Evening News, however, the midfielder is keen on extending his deal at King Power Stadium, which runs until 2023, even though he is a boyhood Red Devils fan.

Sources close to the England international claim a new contract is not close to being agreed and a decision may not be taken until the end of the season.

United will continue to track him and are confident that they will be able to land him in the near future as part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad rebuild.

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Transfer news LIVE: James Maddison is considering turning down Manchester United (Image: GETTY)

Bruno Fernandes to Man Utd bargain

Manchester United could sign Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes on the cheap.

That’s according to Portuguese publication O Jogo, who claim Sporting are in financial trouble and desperate to raise funds.

It’s said the Portuguese giants have £57million in outstanding debts and would happily offload Fernandes for £65m to balance the books and sign a replacement.

Fernandes, who was linked with United, Real Madrid and Tottenham this summer, has continued his tremendous form this season – netting nine goals and providing six assists in 17 appearances.

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Transfer news LIVE: Bruno Fernandes could join Man Utd (Image: GETTY)

Tottenham backed to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Tottenham have been urged to sign veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to boost their plight of winning silverware this season.

Danny Mills told Football Insider: “How about Zlatan to Tottenham? Who’s the backup striker to Harry Kane? They haven’t got one.

“He’s unattached, he’s left the MLS, he’s a free agent and as ludicrous as it sounds, think of the experience that he’s got.

“Everybody talks about when he went to Manchester United, what he added to the dressing room, the work ethic that he’s got.

“I’m not saying he’s going to go in and replace Harry Kane, but he would be one hell of an option as almost a player-coach role type scenario.

“He’s obviously revered all over the world, I think he’s got enough confidence to pull it off.

“From Tottenham’s point of view he’s a marketing dream, he’s going to sell a lot of shirts very, very quickly, he loves Mourinho to bits.

“You just start to think, is it a possibility to bring a player like that in to give them a bit of a boost?”

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Transfer news LIVE: Woodward has January plans (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd could miss out on January target

Manchester United could be about to miss out on one of their key January transfer targets.

The Red Devils are interested in signing Reading youngster Danny Loader.

The 19-year-old striker was a target for United during the summer, but opted against making a bid.

Now, they could lose out on him again, with Wolves reportedly close to making a move in January.

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Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham are keen to spend (Image: GETTY)

Mauricio Pochettino to Arsenal backed

Arsenal need to seriously consider firing Unai Emery and replacing him with Mauricio Pochettino, Martin Keown claims.

“There’s no need to panic at Arsenal, we are getting close to panic by the way, because we’re not having the best of seasons, but the powers that be at the top of the club should be seriously considering Pochettino,” he said.

“I have a lot of admiration for what he did at Tottenham, the way he nurtured those young players and he didn’t spend a great deal of money.

“I don’t think Tottenham spent enough.

“I know the poor record he has recently, I know it all but I still would have given him another chance. I don’t like the way Tottenham have done it.

“There will be a lot of chairmen looking at him now.

“Manchester United wanted him this time last year. I think Arsenal would have to be interested if they want to take a step forward.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to spend (Image: GETTY)

Mourinho wants Bale at Tottenham

Jose Mourinho is reportedly hoping he can finally sign Gareth Bale after replacing Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager.

According to Spanish newspaper AS, Mourinho has already pinpointed former Spurs man Bale as his number one target.

Mourinho made no secret of his desire to sign Bale while Manchester United manager.

Ahead of the 2017 UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and United, Mourinho openly spoke about his plans to move for the Wales international.

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Transfer news LIVE: Bale could return to Tottenham (Image: GETTY)

Mourinho wants three Tottenham signings

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho wants three signings to turn Spurs around.

The Independent claim the Special One wants Bruno Fernandes, Ruben Dias and Nemanja Matic.

Mourinho specifically name-checked the trio to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy in a meeting over their plans.

Sporting Lisbon star Fernandes and Benfica’s Dias have impressed this season, while Mourinho has always been a long-term admirer of Matic.

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Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United want to sign Erling Haaland by next summer (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd deadline

Man Utd want to sign Erling Haaland by next summer.

The Mail say United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is intent on signing the Red Bull Salzburg striker.

Salzburg are supposedly looking for £75million to sell their main man, who has netted 22 goals in 16 games this season.

United are hoping to sign Haaland in January, however, if a deal cannot be agreed, they want him by next summer.

Arsenal exit

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is stalling on signing a new deal at the club as he waits to see if Barcelona are interested in his signature.

The Gabon forward has impressed for the Gunners since making the switch from Borussia Dortmund back in January of 2018.

And he has carried that good form into this season, netting nine goals in 14 appearances across all competitions.

Now SPORT claim Aubameyang is hesitating on committing to Arsenal as he is waiting to see if Barca are interesting in bringing him to the Nou Camp.

Unai Emery will be desperate for the striker to stay in north London as he pushes to finish in the top four.



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