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Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

Monday, January

  • Manchester United are considering a second bid for Bruno Fernandes
    • Ed Woodward is likely to offer a maximum base offer of £ 90. 4million
    • Roma are eager to sign Manchester United defender Chris Smalling
  • Manchester United could be set to finally appoint a directors of football
  • Wasted January…

    Manchester United are preparing to end the January transfer window without making any new signings, despite being so desperate to seal a move for Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes this month.

    United hav e also been in the market for a striker this winter, but are set to miss out on that front as well.

    The club have also been pondering a move for Paris Saint-German striker Edison Cavani after making contact over a deal, though he prefers a move to Atletico Madrid.

    But according to the Independent, a deal for Fernandes is in serious jeopardy because of the difference in valuation between United and Sporting.

    The report states that the gap could be as large as £ million, and neither United or Sporting look like moving away from their stances.

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    Bruno starts

    Manchester United have been dealt another blow in their pursuit of signing Bruno Fernandes after he was named in the Sporting Lisbon starting XI.

    United had been getting even closer to signing Fernandes over the past couple of days.

    But, while United had been making ground in their talks with Sporting over Fernandes, they’ve been dealt another blow in their pursuit.

    And That’s because Fernandes was named in the starting XI to face Maritimo on Monday night.

    FA Cup draw…

    Liverpool are on a collision course with Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round, while holders Manchester City will travel to Sheffield Wednesday following the draw.

    There is also the potential of a reunion for Wayne Rooney with Manchester United as the former England striker’s new club Derby County will host the Red Devils if they get through their fourth-round re play against Northampton Town.

    Liverpool, who have been fielding a second-string side in the competition, also have a replay with Shrewsbury Town at Anfield with the winners visiting Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

    The ties will be played in the week commencing March 3.

    The fixtures Sheffield Wednesday vs Manchester City, Reading / Cardiff vs Sheffield United, Chelsea vs Shrewsbury / Liverpool, West Brom vs Newcastle / Oxford, Leicester vs Coventry / Birmingham, Northampton / Derby vs Manchester United, Southampton / Tottenham vs Norwich, Portsmouth vs Bournemouth / Arsenal.

    Transfer Jose

    Manchester United and Tottenham have both made contact with AS Monaco star Islam Slimani’s representatives over a potential move back to the Premier League.

    The Leicester City striker, who is currently on loan at the Ligue 1 side, has been targeted by both clubs this month, as they look to find short-term replacements for their respective leading goal scorers.

    Both Solskjaer, and Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, are plotting moves for Slimani before the end of the transfer window, according to RMC Sport , and have made inquiries.

    It’s unclear whether the clubs would prefer a short-term loan deal, or whether they want a permanent deal.

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    Edinson Cavani latest

    Edinson Cavani could officially join Atletico Madrid in the next few hours.

    That’s according to the Spanish newspaper AS , who claim the Uruguayan international could make his debut against Real Madrid on Saturday.

    Premier League duo Manchester United and Chelsea were interested Cavani, who PSG win 20 trophies including five Ligue 1 titles since joining from Napoli in

    But Diego Simeone looks to have won the battle should the 39 – year-old successfully pass his medical.

    AS claim to have been told by a source from the player’s camp that ‘everything will be decided’ today with the player’s agent is in the Spanish capital to negotiate the conditions of his contract.

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    Bruno Fernandes bid

    Manchester United are considering a second bid for Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes.

    That’s according to Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford The Guardian , who claim Ed Woodward and co. are likely to offer a maximum base offer of £ . 4million.

    The Portuguese club rejected United’s initial £ 46 m plus odd-ons last week but were happy to ‘compromise’ on the base fee.

    The two parties are still in contact and a second bid is expected before deadline day.

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    Chris Smalling price

    Roma are eager to sign Manchester United defender Chri s Smalling on a permanent basis and talks have been held over a deal.

    But Ed Woodward and co. aren’t willing to budge on their valuation.

    The Sun claim Manchester United want £ million for the center-back, who has impressed since arriving in Serie A on a season -long loan.

    Roma are said to have offered £ 19 million with a further £ 3.5m in add-ons and Smalling himself is prepared to cut his £ 728, 18 per-week salary.

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    Director talk

    Manchester United could be set to finally appoint a director of football.

    That’s according to TMW , who claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have held talks with Antero Henrique.

    Henrique was formerly director of football with French champions Paris Saint-Germain, but left in due to a poor relationship with Thomas Tuchel.

    The Portuguese executive is said to have played a crucial role in bringing Kylian Mbappe to the Parc des Princes.

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    Angel Gomes latest

    Manchester United could still keep Angel Gomes.

    That’s according to Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford The Athletic , who claim Gomes is open to the idea of ​​signing a new contract at Old Trafford.

    Gomes, , is running down his deal and will be eligible to leave on a free transfer this summer with Juventus expected to make an approach.

    However, reports now suggest the attacking talent is still in talks with United chiefs and a positive resolution could be struck.

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    Full house

    Pep Guardiola has called on Manchester City supporters to fill the Etihad Stadium as they look to secure another trip to Wembley this week.

    The City boss wants to see a full house as holders City host rivals Manchester United in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday, hoping to complete the job after winning 3-1 at Old Trafford.

    Guardiola made his plea after a crowd of , , some way short of the , capacity, watched Sunday’s routine 4-0 win over – man Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round.

    He said: “Now we have three days to prepare (to play) against United. Hopefully our fans can come and make our stadium full. ”

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    Krzysztof Piatek to Chelsea

    Chelsea have turned their attentions to AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek.

    That’s according to The Telegraph) , who claim Frank Lampard’s side are looking at alternatives to Edinson Cavani. It’s The Blues, who Roman Abramovich is again giving financial backing to this month, haven’t given up hope of signing the Uruguayan international.

    But reports emerging from Spanish newspaper (AS) suggest Cavani will undergo a medical with Atletico Madrid in the next hours having reached an agreement with PSG.

    Tottenham are also showing an interest in Piatek, but aren’t prepared to meet AC Milan’s £ 46 million valuation.

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    Sander Berge talks

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    Genk have rejected Sheffield United’s approach for midfielder Sander Berge.

    Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have previously been linked with the 30 – year-old, with Jurgen Klopp praising the Norwegian for his Champions League display.

    Journalist Kristof Terreur Claims Genk are prepared to entertain offers for Berge, but would ideally like to keep him for the remainder of the season.

    “Genk would like to keep Sander Berge until the end of the season, but are open to talk about a deal right now. They hope that they can subsequently loan Berge from the Blades until the end of the season. The Pulisic construction, ”Terreur tweeted.

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