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Manchester United expressing interest in signing Arsenal sensation

MANCHESTER UNITED and Juventus are among a host of clubs interested in Arsenal youngster Marcus McGuane.

McGuane is one of the best young talents in Arsenal’s academy but his contract expires next summer.

The 18-year-old is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Gunners but scouts are eyeing him up.

That is according to the Independent, who claim United and Juve are among the clubs monitoring McGuane’s situation.

According to the report, Napoli and Manchester City are also keeping tabs on the defensive midfielder.

McGuane signed his first professional contract for Arsenal in February last year.

He has been tipped to follow Reiss Nelson into the Gunners senior team.

Arsenal would earn compensation if they lose McGuane at the end of the season on a free transfer.

United lost Paul Pogba to Juventus on a free deal in 2012, only to sign him back four years later for a then world-record £89million.

The Independent claim a host of championship clubs are also keen on the player – and that they are more likely to be able to offer him first-team football.

Manchester United to return for Real Madrid superstar in January

Real Madrid have reportedly offered encouragement to Manchester United over the potential transfer of Gareth Bale.

Throughout this summer, United were frequently linked with a move for the winger, who endured an injury-hit 2016-17 campaign for the La Liga giants.

No deal materialised, and Bale has continually stressed that he remains happy in Madrid, but according to The Sun, United are likely to maintain their interest in the Welsh star.

While Real are said to have rebuffed approaches during the most recent transfer window, officials of the Bernabeu club have allegedly informed their United counterparts that a significant bid would be considered in 2018.

Bale still has five years remaining on his contract, while the 28-year-old has started both of Real’s opening two league fixtures with Cristiano Ronaldo currently suspended.

It has been suggested that Real intend to give a more active role to Marco Asensio, who is quickly emerging as one of Spanish football’s top prospects.

Manchester United interested in signing Arsenal sensation

MANCHESTER UNITED and Juventus are among a host of clubs interested in Arsenal youngster Marcus McGuane.

McGuane is one of the best young talents in Arsenal’s academy but his contract expires next summer.

The 18-year-old is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Gunners but scouts are eyeing him up.

That is according to the Independent, who claim United and Juve are among the clubs monitoring McGuane’s situation.

According to the report, Napoli and Manchester City are also keeping tabs on the defensive midfielder.

McGuane signed his first professional contract for Arsenal in February last year.

He has been tipped to follow Reiss Nelson into the Gunners senior team.

Arsenal would earn compensation if they lose McGuane at the end of the season on a free transfer.

United lost Paul Pogba to Juventus on a free deal in 2012, only to sign him back four years later for a then world-record £89million.

The Independent claim a host of championship clubs are also keen on the player – and that they are more likely to be able to offer him first-team football.

Man Utd manager will decide £27m star’s future in winter

According to James Nursey of the Daily Mirror, Mourinho will make a decision on whether to keep Luke Shaw at the club close to Christmas time.

Shaw has just less than two years to run on his contract at Old Trafford and it’s suggested in the report United will look to resolve this situation before next summer, when his value will potentially be diminished.

“Mourinho now looks set to make a decision on Shaw by Christmas to either extend his stay or cash in,” Nursey wrote.

Shaw arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 2014 for a reported fee of £27m with a reputation as one of the finest prospects in European football having shone at Southampton. However, he has not been able to nail down a starting spot since his arrival and seemed further away than ever from doing so under Mourinho last season.

Journalist Liam Canning suggested recently he should be brought back into the team when possible:

However, it’s clear Mourinho has some reservations about Shaw, who is recovering from surgery on his ankle. Additionally, United are said to be tracking potential replacements in the form of Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and Kieran Tierney of Celtic.

Still, Shaw is still just 22 years old and has had some awful luck with injuries. With United involved in so many competitions, there will be ample opportunity for him to impress between now and the end of the season.

Man Utd £200,000 A-Week Star wants to Make Switch to La Liga

DAVID DE GEA is still keen to return to Spain.

The Manchester United star has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent months.

De Gea, 26, nearly joined the La Liga giants in 2015 but a late fax ended any hope of a deal.

The €47m-rated Spain international instead penned a bumper new contract at Old Trafford.

However, according to Spanish transfer outlet Don Balon, De Gea still has his heart set on a move to Real.

They say the former Atletico Madrid stopper is keen to return to his homeland next summer.

Don Balon add that Real feel they are in debt to De Gea after the goalkeeper’s failed move in 2015.

Real are still keen on De Gea but Don Balon also say the La Liga giants are keeping tabs on other stoppers.

AC Milan sensation Gianluigi Donnarumma, Athletic Bilbao ace Kepa Arrizabalaga and Atletico star Jan Oblak are also being watched.

Man United still chasing Belgian ace rated at €35 million

Manchester United are still interested in pursuing Leander Dendoncker, according to Het Belang Van Limburg.

The Flemish newspaper claims that the Anderlecht star is still on the Red Devils’ radar.

Jose Mourinho is known to be a big admirer of the Diable Rouge, who has appeared regularly in Roberto Martinez’s Belgian side of late.

Things looked like going the Old Trafford side’s way this summer when Anderlecht president Herman van Holsbeek claimed that “if a club is willing to pay between €25m and €35m, we have a problem.”

“Against Man United [in the Europa League] he has shown twice that he has the potential to play at a top European club,” he continued.

“One thing that is certain is that we will no longer let Leander go once we reach the final days of the transfer window.We will do everything we can to get him to stay with us for another year.”

Dendoncker is also liked by Arsenal, PSG and Atletico Madrid, and netted five league goals for the Mauves last season.

Man United £200,000 A-Week Keeper Keen on to Make Switch to La Liga

DAVID DE GEA is still keen to return to Spain.

The Manchester United star has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent months.

De Gea, 26, nearly joined the La Liga giants in 2015 but a late fax ended any hope of a deal.

The €47m-rated Spain international instead penned a bumper new contract at Old Trafford.

However, according to Spanish transfer outlet Don Balon, De Gea still has his heart set on a move to Real.

They say the former Atletico Madrid stopper is keen to return to his homeland next summer.

Don Balon add that Real feel they are in debt to De Gea after the goalkeeper’s failed move in 2015.

Real are still keen on De Gea but Don Balon also say the La Liga giants are keeping tabs on other stoppers.

AC Milan sensation Gianluigi Donnarumma, Athletic Bilbao ace Kepa Arrizabalaga and Atletico star Jan Oblak are also being watched.

The 28-year-old Spaniard Set to Agree £75,000-a-week Contract With Man United

According to reports carried out by the Daily Express, Manchester United are looking to tie down midfielder Ander Herrera to a brand new contract at the club.

Herrera has become a cult hero among the Manchester United faithful since his arrival to Old Trafford from Athletic Bilbao back in 2014 due to his committed performances and while the Red Devils have endured lean years over the past few seasons, the Spaniard has been a pillar of consistency for the club.

While Herrera remains a well appreciated figure at Old Trafford, the midfielder has struggled for first team football this season due to the arrival of Nemanja Matic over the summer and there were fears that he could consider leaving the club as a result – especially as his contract expires in 2018.

However, United boss Jose Mourinho is keen on keeping hold of Herrera, who is currently on a £75,000-a-week package. The Portuguese manager is said to have instructed the club to hand the ex-Real Zaragoza star a new contract.

Herrera may not be a certain starter at the moment but he is a quality player and the 28-year-old could go on to play a bigger role for the Red Devils as the season progresses.

Man United set to agree deal with Portuguese youngster

Manchester United are preparing to open contract talks with manager Jose Mourinho, according to reports.

Mourinho succeeded Louis van Gaal after the Dutchman was sacked in May 2016 and the Portuguese coach led the Red Devils to League Cup and Europa League glory in his first campaign.

The 54-year-old has a contract until the summer of 2019 and, according to the Daily Telegraph, United want discussions to begin in November over the possibility of extending his deal.

United are understood to be reluctant to wait until May to renew Mourinho’s contract as that gives them a much shorter time frame to do a deal and less chance of convincing him to stay longer.

On speculation over a new deal, Mourinho recently told the Times: “I don’t think about it.

“I don’t need a new contract to work to my limits. I don’t have a problem to arrive at the end of my contract and be free to decide what I want to do and the club free to decide what they want to do.

“In the past I always wanted to coach in different places. When I came to Chelsea in 2004 I never thought to stay for 20 years. Never. When I went to Italy I always had in mind I had to go to Spain.

“If in this moment now you ask me can I go to France or to Germany, I say, ‘Why not? Why not?’ But I’m in a different moment in my career now. I always had Spain and Italy [as places where he hoped to manage], but England is my passion and at this moment I can say I would like to stay many years.”

Man United set to agree deal with Portuguese sensation

Manchester United are preparing to open contract talks with manager Jose Mourinho, according to reports.

Mourinho succeeded Louis van Gaal after the Dutchman was sacked in May 2016 and the Portuguese coach led the Red Devils to League Cup and Europa League glory in his first campaign.

The 54-year-old has a contract until the summer of 2019 and, according to the Daily Telegraph, United want discussions to begin in November over the possibility of extending his deal.

United are understood to be reluctant to wait until May to renew Mourinho’s contract as that gives them a much shorter time frame to do a deal and less chance of convincing him to stay longer.

On speculation over a new deal, Mourinho recently told the Times: “I don’t think about it.

“I don’t need a new contract to work to my limits. I don’t have a problem to arrive at the end of my contract and be free to decide what I want to do and the club free to decide what they want to do.

“In the past I always wanted to coach in different places. When I came to Chelsea in 2004 I never thought to stay for 20 years. Never. When I went to Italy I always had in mind I had to go to Spain.

“If in this moment now you ask me can I go to France or to Germany, I say, ‘Why not? Why not?’ But I’m in a different moment in my career now. I always had Spain and Italy [as places where he hoped to manage], but England is my passion and at this moment I can say I would like to stay many years.”