Stoke City are keeping a close eye on developments involving David de Gea... just in case. The Spanish goalkeeper’s future at Manchester United is again generating widespread speculation and that could soon leave a goalkeeping vacancy at Old Trafford. Such speculation is nothing new, but with only one year left on his United contract, it appears events will come to a head soon. Stoke’s hierarchy still believe a United move for Jack Butland is an outside bet, but not one they can afford to completely dismiss. And were United to make a move for Stoke’s number one, that could seriously raise the stakes on his asking price. The Sentinel understands that Bournemouth and Crystal Palace remain Butland’s most likely destinations, at this stage, but de Gea’s departure this summer could open another front in his transfer saga. Butland himself is preparing for England duty when he will understudy Jordan Pickford at the inaugural Nations League finals in Portugal … [Read more...] about Why Stoke City are interested in Manchester United speculation
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The latest accumulated betting is in on Jack Butland's next move as Stoke are poised to sign his long-term replacement Adam Davies from Barnsley. The Sentinel understands that Crystal Palace and Bournemouth remain the most likely contenders for the England number two's signature in this window. And that is reflected in the betting with Bournemouth clear favourites after manager Eddie Howe made his feelings known towards former Stokie Asmir Begovic in the latter stages of last season. Butland also has one less competitor for Bournemouth's affections after Nick Pope signed a new long-term contract at Burnley. Watford are third in the betting, while Leeds are the only non Premier League club mentioned. As for Manchester United, they remain in the betting, but a long shot for now... JACK BUTLAND NEXT CLUB ODDS Bournemouth 2/7 Crystal Palace 7/1 Watford 8/1 Norwich 14/1 Leeds 18/1 Leicester 18/1 Newcastle 20/1 Everton 25/1 Manchester Utd 25/1 West Ham 25/1 StokeonTrentLive has launched a … [Read more...] about Manchester United drift in betting to sign Stoke City number one
By Gareth Vincent BBC Sport Wales 22 May From the section Swansea Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48370281 Read more about sharing. It was not that long that Manchester United target Daniel James could not get a game at Shrewsbury Town.Yet the 21-year-old's rise to prominence this year was as rapid as one of his surges down the wing.James is "incredibly fast", as Pep Guardiola noted after Manchester City were given an FA Cup quarter final fright at Swansea City in March.It is a fair bet Guardiola had never heard of James before this season, but he would not have been the only one.Daniel James: Manchester United in talks for Swansea City wingerEuro 2020 qualifiers: Wales face Ramsey and Ampadu blowBorn in Yorkshire, James joined Hull City when he was nine. He qualifies for Wales through his … [Read more...] about Daniel James: Who is winger being targeted by Manchester United?
Leagues around Europe finish this month and the attention of clubs turns to the summer transfer window. It's unlikely we will see much big-name business between Premier League clubs this summer but there is a lot of speculation surrounding where some of the top players in Europe will end up. If you are looking for updates on the likes of transfer sagas including Matthijs de Ligt, Gareth Bale, Antoine Griezmann, Nicolas Pepe and a certain Joao Filipe (aka Jota) - you have come to the right place. Here is the latest round-up of football transfer rumours from around Europe relating to the Premier League. De Ligt development Barcelona may be favourites to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax this summer but a recent report has confirmed that Liverpool are in talks with the centre-back. That's according to Guillem Balague, with the Spanish sports journalist revealing on BBC Radio 5 Live that both the Reds and Paris Saint-Germain have spoken to Ajax about the defender. The 19-year-old has … [Read more...] about Liverpool keen on Manchester United target
If you are a young British footballer of any remote prominence then this is the summer window you have been waiting for. Manchester United now have a preference for young British targets and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer teased the other week they would look to sign players they have not been linked with. Challenge accepted at Sky Sports News HQ. The window only opened on Thursday and Sky have already linked United with a trio of youthful homegrown talents; Daniel James of Swansea, Sean Longstaff of Newcastle and the Fulham flanker Ryan Sessegnon. United were prepared to move for Sessegnon last year had Fulham failed to earn promotion to the Premier League and Sessegnon could look to move this summer following relegation. There is some interest in James, only Sky took said interest and turned it up to 11, indicating a deal was 'close' over a week ago. At the time of writing, James is still a Swansea player. Manchester United latest news Transfers: Manchester United's No.1 summer … [Read more...] about Manchester United are being used in the transfer window again