Valued at £30 million by Southampton, Will He Make The Move To Manchester United?

Double Blow For Manchester United As Schneiderlin Prefer Arsenal And Ramos Real Madrid Stay

Manchester United appear to be losing the race to sign Morgan Schneiderlin as the player prefers a move to Arsenal FC with Sergio Ramos preferring to stay at Real Madrid as well. According to reports in the Guardian, Manchester United are poised to make a second bid for Morgan Schneiderlin after Southampton rejected an opening offer of around £20m for the midfielder. However the Sunday Times reports that the Frenchman prefers a move to Arsenal FC to play under Arsene Wenger than to sign to play with Louis Van Gaal. The report says: The Frenchman has told friends that he would prefer to work with Arsene Wenger at Arsenal than sign for Van Gaal at United. Schneiderlin feels that Arsenal’s more settled style of play is a better suit to his game, and is attracted to the idea of remaining in the South of England. He is not completely against joining United, however they remain a clear second-choice. Arsenal have yet […] Read more »

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Give Us Ramos, Or Forget De Gea: Manchester United Issue Ultimatum To Real Madrid

Manchester United have informed Real Madrid that they will categorically not sell David De Gea to them unless they are allowed to sign Sergio Ramos from the Spanish giants. David de Gea was widely expected to swap Old Trafford for the Bernabeu this summer after the goalkeeper refused a reported £200,000-per-week offer to stay at Manchester United. It was also reported earlier by reliable papers like the Times, that Manchester United were all but resigned to losing their goalkeeper and believe that only a u-turn equivalent to what Wayne Rooney did to sign a contract in 2010 will prevent the Spain goalkeeper from joining Real Madrid. However, the deal seems to have now hit a roadblock, with Manchester United refusing to let the player go for the reported 30 million Euro that has been offered by Real, as they look to sign Sergio Ramos. Reports in the Telegraph says that Manchester United have now taken a very hard stance, making it clear to Real […] Read more »

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I Am Eager To Work With ‘Experienced’ Rafa Benitez: Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo says he is eager to work with new Real Madrid new boss Rafael Benitez who boasts an impressive level of experience and claims he has no news on Sergio Ramos’ transfer plans. Real Madrid decided to sack Carlo Ancelotti, a man very popular among the Real Madrid players, from the helm of affairs after the club failed to win any trophies last season. Former Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC manager Rafa Benitez, who was in charge of Napoli until last season, was appointed as the new manager of the Spanish giants. Commenting on the new manager, Cristiano Ronaldo has said he is eager to work with Rafael Benitez, “I’ve never worked with him, but he’s a coach with a lot of experience. We’ll see what happens, but I want to work with him,” he told SNTV. “We’ll see if we can win important titles. I’m eager to get working with him.” When asked about the proposed transfer of his […] Read more »

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Copa America Final Preview: All Eyes On Lionel Messi, As Argentina Chase First Title In 22 Years

Lionel Messi and Argentina will be chasing a first major title in 22 years on Saturday when they face hosts Chile in a dream Copa America final in Santiago.  The three-week South American football showpiece reaches its climax at the Estadio Nacional with Argentina aiming to win their first title since 1993, 12 months after defeat in last year’s World Cup final. Chile are anxious to shed their unwanted tag as the perennial nearly men of South American football, ending decades of hurt by winning a first Copa America crown after nearly a century of failure. Argentina captain Messi has declared himself “desperate” to win an international title after winning every honor at club level with Barcelona. Coach Gerardo Martino said Friday victory for Argentina was almost an “obligation”. “It’s very difficult to imagine what would have happened if we had not reached the final,” Martino said. “In reality the expectations this group of players generates are so great that […] Read more »

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Di Maria As Good As Messi, Ronaldo; Van Gaal Is A ‘Winner': Marcos Rojo

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo believes his teammate Angel Di Maria has the ability to match Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Marcos Rojo believes his Argentina and Manchester United teammate Angel Di Maria will cement his status as one of the world’s best players in his second season with the Old Trafford club, despite somewhat struggling in his first season at the club following a 59.7 million GBP move from Real Madrid. Di Maria, who recently scored twice for Argentina and is preparing for the Copa America final, later today, is capable of matching the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest of the world’s top stars as per Rojo. “He’s one of the best in the world and on his day can do things like Messi and Ronaldo, that’s the level he’s on,” Rojo said. “People forget Di Maria last season was adapting to a new league. They just saw a big transfer fee, and maybe didn’t think about […] Read more »

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UEFA Lift FFP Sanctions On Manchester City And PSG

Manchester City and PSG have had their restrictions on transfer spending and Champions League squad size lifted, Uefa has announced. Manchester City and PSG were sanctioned by UEFA last year to play in Champions League with only 21 players in the squad, four fewer than usual, and spending on new signings in last summer’s transfer window was capped at £49m as punishment for breaching FFP rules. The clubs also agreed that total wages last season’s Champions League squad must not exceed that of the 2013-14 season. Both, PSG and City were also fined £16.3m a year for three years totalling £49m but only the first year’s fine has been imposed. City’s and PSG’s settlement agreement with Uefa means they still have to hit targets they agreed with the European governing body for 2016 but Uefa’s club financial control body has announced the lifting of the restrictions for both the clubs. This news will be viewed by skeptics, who have argued that Uefa will […] Read more »

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The David De Gea Saga could be a defining moment in Manchester United Transfer Policy

The stand-off between Real Madrid and Manchester United continue with Real Madrid rejecting United’s first bid for Sergio Ramos. Ed Woodward and Florentino Perez are embroiled in a battle of wits to see who’ll blink first as each bids to keep their star players. This almost feels like watching a rerun of an old Friends episode. Real Madrid are after a talismanic Manchester United player which United clearly rebuff at first mention. Then they reconsider, slowly, ponderously, weighing up the options and sizing up alternatives. Followed by the inevitable, eventual conclusion that we all suspected would happen from the very beginning. The Talisman leaves for Real Madrid. You could almost be forgiven for yawning and switching to other news. Except, this time, it hasn’t all gone Real Madrid’s way. It still could, which is a strong possibility, but the mere fact that Manchester United are playing for keeps this time sets apart this transfer from it’s illustrious predecessors. The Beckhams, the […] Read more »

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Nicolas Anelka Announced As Marquee Player – Manager For Mumbai FC

Former Chelsea FC striker Nicolas Anelka has been named player-manager of Indian Super League club Mumbai City, the club confirmed on Friday. The 36-year-old made seven appearance and scored two goals for Mumbai FC in the inaugural edition of the eight-team India Super League (ISL) last year has earlier taken up a similar dual role in 2012 for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. “I would like to say thank you to the Mumbai City FC staff for giving me the opportunity to coach the club,” Anelka, who has played for a host of English Premier League clubs including Chelsea FC, Manchester City, Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC, said in a statement. “We are all very excited to start this new season. I’m personally very eager to take on this new role for the club and put a strong competitive team on the pitch,” added the Frenchman who also played for giants Real Madrid. Owned by, among others, Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor, Mumbai FC had finished […] Read more »