Man Utd's £65m Fernandes transfer plot, £85m Liverpool valuation, Chelsea target stance

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Sunday, January 12

Ed Woodward blunder

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Ajax ace Donny van de Beek during the transfer window.

However, it’s been reported, United chief Ed Woodward had the chance to sign the Dutchman last summer for just £20million.

The Mirror report Woodward decided against the move with United failing to bring in any midfielders during that window.

Now, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate with moves for Bruno Fernandes, James Maddison and Jack Grealish also potential.

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Guardiola U-turn 

Man City boss Pep Guardiola is reportedly plotting a transfer deal for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish.

Grealish is playing for Villa against City right now and could see the match as a chance to impress Guardiola.

Metro claim City are preparing up to five signings this summer with Grealish being one of those.

Indeed, Guardiola had plenty of praise for the midfielder when City beat Aston Villa 3-0 earlier this season.

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Hart resuscitation

AC Milan are ready to offer Joe Hart the chance to breathe life into his career with a move to Italy if they cannot sign Asmir Begovic from Bournemouth.

The Burnley outcast, who has been told that he can leave Turf Moor, has been linked with a move to America’s Major League Soccer.

Hart has got David Beckham’s Inter Miami interested in taking him to the States, while Minnesota United have also enquired about him.

But Milan are looking to strengthen their goalkeeping options and were impressed with Hart during his season-long loan spell with Torino in 2016.

Milan have allowed Pepe Reina to move to Aston Villa and have been searching the Premier League to see who might be available to replace him.

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Mikel Arteta confirmation

Mike Arteta has confirmed Arsenal want to do some transfer business this month.

“At the moment there is nothing coming up,” Arteta told talkSPORT, when asked about transfers.

“The club is working on a few things but you know how difficult this window is and I’m not expecting many things.”

Arsenal are yet to make a signing this month having brought in big-money signings in the summer.

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Timo Werner decision

Manchester United and Chelsea transfer target Timo Werner is open to leaving RB Leipzig, according to reports.

However, the Germany international would prefer to jump ship at the end of the campaign, rather than in the January transfer window.

Express Sport understands United have Werner under consideration as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks at bringing in a new striker.

Chelsea are also interested in Werner, despite the fine form of Tammy Abraham this season.

And Goal say that Werner has decided he’s open to the prospect of leaving Leipzig, however would prefer to leave at the end of the season rather than this month.

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Liverpool valuation

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants to sign £85million-rated Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, according to reports in Spain.

Liverpool broke the record for the best start to a season by any team in the top five European leagues after their 1-0 win over Tottenham on Saturday night – but Klopp is in no mood to rest on his laurels.

The German tactician has already added Japan international Takumi Minamino to his forward ranks this month but ostensibly wants more depth in attack.

And, according to Spanish media outlet El Desmarque, one such player is Barcelona’s Dembele, who has been valued at £85m by the Catalan amid the Reds’ interest.

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Man Utd Bruno Fernandes plot

Manchester United have been strongly linked with a move for Bruno Fernandes and the Red Devils will now lodge a £65million offer for the midfielder.

Express Sport understands United have revived their interest in Fernandes having been linked with the Portuguese star in the summer.

They will now have to meet Sporting’s demands by paying the £65m they’re looking for.

They’d initially pay £50m with the fee then rising by a further £15m due to numerous add-ons included in the operation.

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source: express.co.uk