Unbelievable comments from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho over the weekend when the Blues manager accused Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool of trying to “buy the title”.
Both clubs have invested heavily this summer in a bid to challenge reigning champions Chelsea, with United adding five new players in the transfer window and Liverpool seven.
With both clubs spending in nearly £80m in rebuilding their squad, Chelsea have been uncharacteristically quiet, with the loan signing of Radamel Falcao the only notable business to date to occur at Stamford Bridge.
For all his posturing about how much he wanted to join Manchester United, at the end of the day all Sergio Ramos apparently wanted was more money from Real Madrid. And by all accounts he will get it.
According to MARCA, Madrid president Florentino Pérez and club director José Ángel Sánchez met with Ramos and his agent, brother René, in China on Sunday.
The four of them sung Kumbaya after Perez apologized for the all the leaked information and rumours that had come from the club regarding the player and his brother. Pérez reportedly also told his captain that the Spanish giants will not sell him this summer, even if he hands in a transfer request.
It’s a revolving door for Argentina players at Old Trafford with Angel Di Maria heading to PSG and his international teammate, goalkeeper Sergio Romero arriving on a three-year deal.
The 28-year-old will replace Victor Valdes, who was shown the door at Old Trafford after apparently refusing to play for United’s second team.
“To play for the biggest club in the world is a dream come true for me,” said Romero in a statement on the club’s website.
“Louis van Gaal is a fantastic manager and I cannot wait to get started on this new and exciting challenge in my career.”
Louis Van Gaal has told goalkeeper David de Gea he wants him to play against Barcelona on Saturday to help him prepare for the new Barclays Premier League season.
A “back problem” has kept De Gea out of Manchester United’s first two pre-season games in America but when Van Gaal sent him for a scan at a California hospital this week, nothing of note showed up.
Now, with the start of the season just a little more than two weeks away, and De Gea’s proposed switch to Real Madrid no nearer to completion than it was a month ago, the United manager wants his Player of the Year to focus on getting ready for the Premier League season.
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According to L’equipe journalist, Nabil Djellit, PSG have reached an agreement with Manchester United for the transfer of Argentine international, Angel Di Maria.
The French journalist confirmed on his Twitter account that Di Maria should be presented as a PSG player on Friday, in the USA. The fee agreed for the former Real Madrid man is around €65m.
Di Maria has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford all summer and has yet to take part in United’s pre-season preparations. The Argentine struggled to settle into the Premier league and was benched for majority of last season.
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It’s late July so it must be time for the Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United rumors to start.
According to the Manchester Evening News, United are working on what could be a new club-record deal to bring Ronaldo back to Manchester six years after he joined Real Madrid for a world record £80m.
Although United have completed deals for Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin, the club is determined to secure a marquee buy in the vein of Angel di Maria’s British record £59.7m arrival last year.
According to the DailY Star Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has finally agreed to join Manchester United, but may have to wait until next summer to complete the move.
The 26-year-old has emerged as Louis van Gaal’s top choice to replace David de Gea, who seems destined to move to Real Madrid at some point.
But with United playing hardball with Madrid over the De Gea transfer there is the possibility that the United No.1 will not move back to Spain until next summer after his contract expires, meaning Cillessen’s arrival will also be delayed.
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New Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos wants to move to Manchester United according to the Guardian’s Sid Lowe who was speaking on talkSPORT.
Lowe was actually the first to break the Ramos story and he is seen as a highly reliable source given that he rarely comments on transfer speculation unless he’s heard something concrete.
The expert has consistently reiterated that Ramos wants the move to United, but Madrid have not accepted an offer from United yet because it is too low.
Lowe said this once again on talkSPORT, adding that whilst David De Gea wants to go the other way that move won’t go through this summer unless Real give United Ramos.
Reports in various UK newspapers suggest that United are ready to trigger Pedro’s release clause of around €22 million (£15m) at Barcelona this week. The forward is backup at the Nou Camp following Luis Suarez’s arrival last summer, and it has been reported by the Telegraph that Pedro has told friends that his preference would be to sign for the 20-time English champions.
Can you imagine signing Depay, Pedro and Schweinsteiger for basically the price of Raheem Sterling!
The 27-year-old would certainly weigh in with his fair share of goals, having proven himself to be an accomplished finisher for Barcelona over the years in all competitions.
Louis van Gaal has said Manchester United could make a “surprise” signing to bolster their striking options.
United have sold Robin van Persie to Fenerbahce while they decided against prolonging Radamel Falcao’s loan stay, with the striker instead joining Chelsea from Monaco.
Van Gaal has captain Wayne Rooney at his disposal, youngster James Wilson and also Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez looking to prove himself after being sent out on loan to Real Madrid last season.
When asked if he was worried about a lack of options up front, the Dutchman said in The Times:
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