What makes the perfect wing-back?

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Wing-backs: Victor Moses (L), Dani Alves (R)

In the modern game, wing-backs are in high demand.

Playing with five at the back and using lung busting wing-backs is very much in vogue right now.

This season Chelsea, Juventus and Monaco have all used their wing-backs to great effect, catapulting them to the top of their respective leagues.

But what makes the perfect wing-back? Copa90‘s video below attempts to give us an answer.

Who do you think is the best wing-back in the world?

Share with us your thoughts by commenting below, using #360fans on Twitter or getting in touch via Facebook.

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Transfer Gossip: Neymar, Marchisio, Walker

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Every day we will be keeping you updated with the latest transfer rumours as the season draws to a close and the window opens up…

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

Neymar to Manchester United?

NEYMAR has told friends he believes Manchester United are prepared to buy out his £170million Barcelona contract, reports the Daily Record. United have been closely linked with the Brazil international for some time and apparently they have ‘promised’ to meet his wage demands.

Neymar’s possible arrival at United could coincide with MICHAEL CARRICK’s exit, with the veteran midfielder out of contract in the summer. The Sun has linked the England man with a move to Premier League newcomers Newcastle, with the 35-year-old said to be having a house built in his native north east.

RATING: 1/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims that the club are plotting a move for Neymar, and with the Brazilian only signing a new five-year deal last October, it looks unlikely he will leave the Camp Nou any time soon.

Neymar.

Neymar.

Marchisio on Chelsea’s radar

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is looking to his homeland for summer recruits and Juventus midfielder CLAUDIO MARCHISIO is on  his radar, according to the Sun. Chelsea are said to have had a first bid of £17million for the Italy international rejected but are hopeful a deal can be struck.

RATING: 4/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: Although Chelsea have shown interest in the 31-year-old, it is unlikely they will spend the required £25 million to lure him away from Turin. Already well served with influential central midfielders like N’Golo Kante, Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas, Conte should look to use the money to strengthen other areas of his team.

Marchisio.

Marchisio.

City confident of signing Walker

Manchester City, meanwhile, are also confident they can persuade Tottenham to sell full-back KYLE WALKER, the Daily Telegraph say. However, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would reportedly push the England man to move overseas if manager Mauricio Pochettino sanctions a sale.

Tottenham are also bracing themselves for a big-money bid from Manchester United for midfielder ERIC DIER, according to the Telegraph, while Ross Barkley, Wilfried Zaha, Michael Keane and Harry Maguire are among possible new arrivals at White Hart Lane.

RATING: 7/10

SPORT360 VERDICT:
One player who could potentially depart North London this summer is Walker. The right back is said to have been frustrated at his omission from the starting line during the 4-2 defeat against Chelsea last weekend, and will decide on his future next month.

The 26-year-old only signed a new contract in September, but a big money offer from Manchester City could tempt Daniel Levy to sell.

Kyle Walker.

Kyle Walker.

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Transfer Gossip: Mbappe, James, Willian, Koulibaly and more

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Every day we will be keeping you updated with the latest transfer rumours as the season draws to a close and the window opens up…

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe is the world’s premier young talent right now with a whole host of clubs thoughts to be chasing the 18-year-old Monaco striker.

However, according to his agent, only four clubs in world football possess the type of spending power capable of prizing him away from Ligue 1 giants.

Predictably, they are; Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Let the race begin. (L’Equipe, via Daily Star

Rating: 5/10

Sport360 Verdict: Given Mbappe is still only 18, he’s unlikely to enjoy the same amount of first-term action at one of the European giants as he does at Monaco. Another year in Ligue 1 probably suits his development more, but then, money talks so the attraction of moving onto bigger things may turn his head.

James Rodriguez

While Real Madrid are being linked with a number of incoming signatures when the transfer window opens up, there remains persistent rumours that James Rodriguez could be heading for the exit.

The 25-year-old, who scored in Real’s 6-2 demolition of Deportivo last night, has been resigned to a bit-part role this season and according to reports in Spain he has an agreement with his agent Jorge Mendes to ensure he signs for Manchester United this summer. (Diaro Gol via Daily Express)

Rating: 7/10

Sport360 Verdict: Mendes and United have a close relationship. After all, boss Jose Mourinho is looked after by the Portuguese superagent so this rumour could have some legs. James has only started 10 La Liga games this season and the desire for more first-team action could see him join the Red half of Manchester.

Willian

If a deal for James fails to materialise then options elsewhere could present themselves for United. One of them is Chelsea midfielder Willian.

Undoubtedly, there will be another big-spending rebuild at Old Trafford this season and the 28-year-old Brazilian is an archetypal Mourinho player.

Again, he’s another who has struggled to retain a regular spot in the first team having had just 13 Premier League starts this season.

But his pace, work ethic and goal threat would add an extra dimension to United’s attack. (ESPN

Rating: 6/10

Sport360 Verdict: Although his game time is not what a player of his calibre deserves, he is still an important lieutenant for Antonio Conte and it’s difficult to see the Italian wanting to see Willian leaving to a rival. But then, it could be out of his hands entirely given the exploits of his consistent XI this season.

Kalidou Koulibaly

We move to Italy and Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has claimed he stopped Chelsea’s pursuit of highly-rated defender Kalidou Koulibaly last summer.

The Serie A side rejected a €55 million (Dh220m) bid because De Laurentiis could not find suitable reinforcements.

That’s not likely to deter the soon-to-be crowned Premier League champions this summer who are rumoured to still be interested in the 25-year-old. (beIN Sports)

Rating: 4/10

Sport360 Verdict: Chelsea opted to buy David Luiz back from Paris Saint-Germain when their bid failed for Koulibaly so it’s difficult to see where the appetite is to chase his signature.

What else is going on…

So Alexis Sanchez was hurt after all, eh?

And just in case you wondered where he got the swollen lip…

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano on his FIRST goal for the club last night

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