MANCHESTER UNITED are ready to offload Paul Pogba to Real Madrid or Barcelona and use the cash to rebuild their squad, according to reports. The Frenchman has made no secret of his desire to leave United and a summer departure now seems almost inevitable. And the Red Devils will get ahead of the move by signing two central midfielders and a striker, according to the Mail. Pogba has 18 months left on his £290,000-a-week deal but United have an option to extend for another year. However, the Red Devils look likely to cash in to prevent the saga rumbling on too much longer. Real were continually linked with the World Cup winner last summer and he is also said to have pushed for a Nou Camp move in the past.Leicester's James Maddison is hotly tipped as one of the playmakers to come in. And Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez is also a favourite of Solskjaer's in midfield. Saul remains a target after United were braced to make their move in the summer.The 25-year-old has a contract at … [Read more...] about Man Utd ready to sell Paul Pogba to Real Madrid or Barcelona as they line up transfers for two midfielders and a striker
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LIVERPOOL'S win over Salzburg on Tuesday set up a possible tie with Real Madrid in the Champions League last-16. Monday's draw will pit the Spanish giants against one of the seeded group winners having come second to Paris Saint-Germain. With teams from the same country and group ruled out at this stage, there will be five clubs in the hat for Liverpool to land. Real join Lyon and Borussia Dortmund as the only certain qualifiers ahead of the final matches on Wednesday night. A startling 3-0 loss to PSG to kick off Group A set the tone as Madrid drew at home to the French side and Club Brugge in their bid to reclaim the trophy they won three times in a row until the Reds' triumph last campaign. Lyon snatched their place in the last-16 when coming from two goals down to draw against Group G leaders RB Leipzig on Tuesday night.Champions League TableSee More Tables See Full Table And Jurgen Klopp's old team Borussia relied on Inter Milan losing at home to Barcelona to follow the Catalans … [Read more...] about Who Liverpool could face in Champions League last-16 with Real Madrid, Dortmund and Atletico Madrid in frame
REAL MADRID will play Barcelona in a rearranged El Clasico on December 18, the Spanish FA has confirmed. Talks between the Spanish football authorities and the two clubs have been ongoing for a number of days after the initial clash was abandoned amid Catalan political protests. Set for October 26, security fears were sparked by demonstrations across Barcelona following the imprisonment of regional separatist leaders. The city was forced to shut several major sites including the Sagrada Familia Cathedral and protests at the airport grounded over 100 flights. The rival clubs quickly agreed on the Wednesday December 18 date but it required verification from the Spanish FA (RFEF). La Liga bosses disagreed and sought to move the derby to Wednesday December 4 or the afternoon of Saturday December 7.At its meeting today, the Committee analysed the latest preferences of both clubs, which maintain the initial proposal to play the game on December 18.RFEF Statement This is because the new date … [Read more...] about El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid to be played on December 18 after it was postponed over safety fears
THE season is near the halfway point and clubs are eyeing the January transfer window. More than three months after the window slammed shut for teams in England and around Europe, it's nearly time for the wheeling and dealing to start all over again. Among the potential transfer moves in the winter window, Erling Haaland is being chased by a host of clubs including Manchester United. Meanwhile, Paul Pogba's links to Real Madrid and Barcelona have not gone away, nor has Chelsea's pursuit to re-sign Nathan Ake. Follow all the latest updates and gossip below... Jake Lambourne41 seconds ago11th December 2019CHELSEA reportedly sent scouts to watch strikers Timo Werner and Moussa Dembele on Tuesday evening. Dembele's Lyon faced Werner's Leipzig in the Champions League, with the German striker scoring in the 2-2 draw. According to the Mail, the Blues had a number of scouts present at the match. Chelsea are available to sign players again in January after having their transfer ban cut. The … [Read more...] about 3pm Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd scout Haaland, Pogba to Real Madrid or Barcelona, and Ake boost for Chelsea
"Manchester United's win at Newcastle last week was their 11th in a row in the league," notes Michael Strutter. "Is that a record for the top flight in England or even Europe?" The short and long answer is 'no', but they aren't far away from an English top-flight record. That belongs to Arsenal, who scorched to 14 consecutive Premiership wins in 2002, 13 of them to clinch the title at the back end of the 2001-02 season. That 13-match winning streak began and ended with victories over Everton; they then beat Birmingham in the first game of the 2002-03 season before drawing at West Ham. Three other English sides have won 14 in a row in what was then the Second Division: Manchester United (1904-05), Bristol City (1905-06) and Preston (1950-51). All of which is knocked into a cocked one by the achievements of Martin O'Neill's Celtic. After drawing the first game of the 2003-04 season at Dunfermine, they won the next 25 until they were held at home by Motherwell in the middle of March. Even … [Read more...] about Have Manchester United just set a record for consecutive league wins?