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Cuadrado Thanks Fiorentina Fans Ahead Of Chelsea Medical

Departing Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado has thanked the fans and the club for giving them an opportunity to showcase his talents. The winger is expected to have a medical at Chelsea today ahead of a move before the deadline day. Cuadrado, who have been with the team since 2013, wrote in his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, “Florence will always be in my heart. The people are extraordinary. The fans full of passion. The Viola launched my career and gave me the opportunity to grow also thanks to a great club and exceptional teammates. “Now a new journey awaits me. New emotions. New objectives. But always with Florence in my heart. Thank you to everyone! Juan.” After a brilliant World Cup, where he was one of Colombia’s key players after scoring once and setting up four goals, Cuadrado signed a new contract with Fiorentina in October last year that had a release clause of €35m. Chelsea are expected to pay […] Read more »

Manchester United Press Conference

Van Gaal: We Are Looking To Sell Players

As his troops get ready to do battle with Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday, Louis Van Gaal faced the media earlier today. The Dutchman has come into the firing line after recent results saw his team unable to perform at the level expected off of them. The Red Devils have only managed winning two games in the last six they have played in all competitions. What’s more, their performances have also dropped, with the team scoring just five goals in those games. Little surprise then, that the first question thrown at Van Gaal was about the team’s diminished attacking potential, this despite spending a major chunk of that £150m on the forward line. “It’s true that we have not created too many in the last two or three matches, but therefore I have changed system. We have to play more quickly because our opponents are defending and make a small space, so it’s difficult then to attack. Everybody […] Read more »

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Darren Fletcher Is Leaving Manchester United For West Ham, Confirms Van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal confirmed that midfielder Darren Fletcher is set to join West Ham United on a free transfer. Darren Fletcher has been with the club since the year 2000 when he joined their u18 side from Tynecastle FC back then for a free transfer. The Scot had made just 12 appearances (five starts) in all competitions for Manchester United this season as Van Gaal has preferred the likes of Marouane Fellaini, Daley Blind and Ander Herrera. Van Gaal confirmed in a press conference today that Fletcher will leave the Red Devils after not getting regular game time, ”Fletcher is out of contract at the end of the season and has been granted a free transfer. He is now in West Ham, I believe. We have to wait and see. He is my third captain, an important guy in the dressing room. “I like him as a human being. But he has not played so much.” Fletcher’s contract […] Read more »