Blaise Matuidi headlines our Rumour Mill as Man United reignite interest in Juventus midfielder

David Cooper 14/03/2018
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Though the winter transfer window just passed and the summer window is still months down the road, that hasn’t stopped the chatter of players potentially being on the move.

Across the world of football, there remains plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at potential transfer candidates that could be heading elsewhere when the market reopens in June.

Get in touch with your thoughts too via Twitter and Facebook.

BLAISE MATUIDI

Manchester Untied have reignited their interest in the Juventus midfielder, the Daily Mirror reports.

Jose Mourinho previously tried to sign the France international during his time with Paris-Saint-Germain but the move never materialised.

With Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera struggling for form of late, the Red Devils believe Matuidi will be the answer to their midfield problems as they attempt to improve on what has been a mixed season at Old Trafford.

The Serie A champions are expected to fight hard to keep the 30-year-old who has developed into a key figure at the Allianz Stadium.

MAYCON

Arsenal have reportedly held talks with Corinthians over a move for their highly-rated midfielder.

The Gunners were linked with Maycon in 2016 shortly after he had made his debut for the Brazilian side but no move ever materialised.

The 20-year-old has remained at the Corinthians Arena to further his development but is yet to be capped by the national side.

But it appears the North London outfit are ready to re-ignite their interest in the playmaker.

According to Brazilian outlet UOL Esporte, Maycon is keen on a move to the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season.

LUKASZ PISZCZEK

The in-form Borussia Dortmund defender has brushed aside interest from Chelsea and AC Milan by committing himself to the Bundesliga club until 2020.

According to Bild, the 32-year-old added a further 12 months to his previous deal at Westfalenstadion, which he agreed last April.

The Polish international joined Dortmund from Hertha Berlin in 2010 and has made close to 300 appearances in all competitions.

He is one of the remaining stalwarts of the side that clinched back-to-back Bundesliga titles under Jurgen Klopp in 2011 and 2012.

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Timo Werner headlines our Rumour Mill as Liverpoool weigh up move for Red Bull Leipzig star

niall 14/03/2018
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Though the winter transfer window just passed and the summer window is still months down the road, that hasn’t stopped the chatter of players potentially being on the move.

Across the world of football, there remains plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at potential transfer candidates that could be heading elsewhere when the market reopens in June.

Get in touch with your thoughts too via Twitter and Facebook.

TIMO WERNER

Liverpool are considering a summer swoop for the promising Red Bull Leipzig attacker, the Independent claims.

The move could potentially be part of a double swoop of the German side, with the 22-year-old attacker joining midfielder Naby Keita at Anfield.

Whether Werner would reject Liverpool in favour of holding out for his ‘dream move’ to Manchester United remains to be seen too.

The German has been a talismanic figure at the Red Bull Leipzig Arena, scoring 37 goals in 66 appearances in all competitions since joining from Stuttgart in 2016.

JOHANN BERG GUDMUNDSSON

Leicester, Newcastle and Southampton have sparked a three-way scrap to sign the outstanding Burnley forward reported to be worth £20m (Dh102m), The Sun reports.

The 27-year-old has played every game since October and has been an influential figure in helping Sean Dyche’s side into the Premier League top-seven.

Toon boss Rafa Benitez is believed to be a huge fan of the Iceland international, while Leicester are seeking a replacement for wantaway Riyad Mahrez.

The former Charlton star has one year left on his contract at Turf Moor with his value likely to increase at the World Cup.

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Shakhtar Donetsk confirm Fred will join either Man United or Man City

David Cooper 14/03/2018
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Manchester United could gazump Manchester City for Fred.

Shakhtar Donetsk have confirmed that Brazilian midfielder Fred will be the subject of a transfer tussle between Manchester United and Manchester City.

“Fred will leave in June. If not to Manchester City, then to Manchester United,” the club’s chief executive, Sergei Palkin, told Corriere dello Sport.

“He is ready for the best championships. In addition to being very good, Fred is very professional.”

The 25-year-old has been linked to City multiple times in recent months, with the midfielder himself issuing a come and get me plea to Pep Guardiola earlier this year.

He is considered a long-term option as a holding midfielder for both City and United. City’s Fernandinho is 32 years old and Yaya Toure will likely be moved on this summer, while United’s Michael Carrick is retiring at the end of the season.

The two Premier League clubs battled it out for Alexis Sanchez in January, with the Chilean choosing to join Jose Mourinho and United after a long courtship by City proved fruitless. Now, they’re set to duel over a transfer yet again.

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