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Man United could sign ‘world class’ Bayern Munich star perfect for rebuild below £63m value

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Manchester United could do far worse than to raid Bayern Munich for one of their highest-profile attacking stars in the summer as part of a large-scale rebuild ahead of next season.

The Red Devils look set to be forced into the transfer market in order to reinforce their ranks between now and the following campaign, with a number of their existing options unlikely to be involved at Old Trafford in the long run.

Edinson Cavani and Jesse Lingard are both expected to leave United at the end of the campaign after failing to extend their current deals with the club.

The former has struggled with a handful of injuries since the beginning of the season and has reportedly been deemed surplus to requirements ahead of the summer months.

Meanwhile, Lingard has no intention of staying at United after seeing his involvement strictly limited by Ralf Rangnick in spite of his successful loan spell at West Ham last year.

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Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial also look set to depart the club at the end of the season, while Mason Greenwood is unavailable for selection and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.

This could leave United with only a handful of senior attacking options, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Elanga.

It seems clear that the addition of a new forward could soon be on the agenda at Old Trafford, with Bayern potentially able to offer United a cut-price solution in advance of the new campaign.

Serge Gnabry could be set to emerge as a realistic option for the Red Devils over the coming months, with his current deal at the Allianz Arena set to expire at the end of next season.

Bayern are said to be keen on extending the former Arsenal winger’s stay at the club but have failed to strike an agreement with his representatives as of yet.

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The situation may open the door for United to tempt the Bundesliga giants into selling up with a sensible bid in the summer if they decide to act on their reported interest in his services.

United are one of several clubs with a desire to land Gnabry and have been monitoring his progress at Bayern in recent months, according to Sky Germany.

He is valued at £63million by Transfermarkt, but the uncertainty surrounding his future could leave his current employers willing to entertain cheaper offers in the near future.

Although the 26-year-old was previously unable to make the grade in the Premier League with Arsenal, he is now a different beast and would surely represent a real coup for United if he can be snapped up when the bidding opens in the summer.

Gnabry was previously hailed by none other than Rio Ferdinand, who waxed lyrical over the forward after he helped Bayern Munich to reach the Champions League final back in 2020.

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“His stats are phenomenal, he’s sitting in the top level, world class,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“He’s come to Germany and set the place on fire, he was absolutely stunning tonight. His decision making has been extraordinary.

“I’ll go as far as to say he’s one of the most improved players in football at the moment. I don’t think anyone’s upwards trajectory is as sharp as his.

“From where he was, being discarded by Arsenal and West Brom, to where he is now. Wow.”

It remains to be seen whether United will eventually target Gnabry in order to reinforce their attacking ranks with a sprinkling of proven talent in the summer.

Whatever happens, it will be crucial for the Red Devils to move smartly and diligently in the upcoming transfer window as they look to avoid being left short of options at the top of the pitch next season.

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Report: Chelsea agree personal terms with Inter Milan superstar

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Chelsea look to be closing in on the signing of 19-year-old midfielder Cesare Casadei.

The Blues are reportedly agreeing personal terms with the Inter Milan youngster ahead of what is expected to be a €15m (plus add-ons) transfer. Inter had been looking for around €20m all told.

As per Fabrizio Romano, and others, the highly promising Italy youth international, though who has yet to make his senior professional debut, has agreed a six-year deal with the Blues, choosing Chelsea over the likes of OGC Nice in France and US Sassuolo in Italy.

Presumably, Casadei will not be joining the Chelsea first-team right away, though post-Brexit work permit rules are fairly esoteric and confusing.

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Perhaps he will end up joining one of the aforementioned teams on loan to build up the necessary professional experience? Just speculating…

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While the two teams have yet to agree a transfer, this looks to be drawing to a successful conclusion for us, adding yet another teenager talent to the team as we look to build for not only this season but for many seasons in the future.

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Mikel Arteta drops Youri Tielemans hint as Arsenal can sign ‘more complete’ N’Golo Kante

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Today’s Arsenal transfer round-up on Tuesday, August 16.

Tielemans hint

Mikel Arteta’s increased use of Granit Xhaka could mean that Arsenal are close to giving up on transfer target Youri Tielemans.

The Gunners are still chasing a deal for the Leicester City midfielder but have seen their chances dwindle of doing a deal this summer and now, despite Xhaka previously saying he had come close to leaving, the club could have to do without a new addition.

Xhaka is now part of a new leadership group at the Emirates Stadium, a possible indication that he may remain at the club and throw a move for Tielemans into doubt.

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Kante replacement

With Tielemans becoming less and less attainable this season, Arsenal have reportedly turned their attention elsewhere.

According to the Express, Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is attracting interest from some of Europe’s top clubs including the Gunners and Manchester United. Having been previously compared with Kante, Arsenal’s desire to sign Caicedo is understandable.

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South American football expert Tim Vickery said, “A year ago he was saying that Kante of Chelsea is his role model but he is already more than that. He already offers more in the final third.”

Yeremi Pino flight explained

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has cleared the air regarding Yeremi Pino and denies that a bid has been made for him.

Romano told CaughtOffside, “Many clubs have been following Yeremi Pino for months, he is a top player of the future that at least three Premier League clubs have been monitoring for some time.

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“No proposals have been made yet to Villarreal, who would like more than €50m for their young star; it will not be an easy negotiation.

“As for the rumours about Arsenal – Edu was not travelling to Spain to meet Villarreal, also because Pino’s agents are based in the UK (Stellar Group).”

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Erik Ten Hag believes £64,000 a week player will agree to join Man United – Report

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Despite signing two defenders this summer, Manchester United’s backline has been terrible this season and yet another defender is linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Yesterday, we covered a story (via Sport) claiming that the Red Devils have submitted an offer to sign Sergino Dest, who has received a clear message to leave Barcelona.

Today, the Spanish news source have covered another report and stated that the American international has not been able to impress in the last two years, moreover, he failed to convince Xavi in pre-season. Therefore, his exit is considered essential.

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Erik ten Hag wants to get rid of Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer so that he can complete the signing of Dest, who is valued at 20 million euros.

The Catalan media outlet claim the Dutch manager believes that the 21-year-old Barca defender will agree (say Yes) to join Man United.

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Ten Hag really needs to understand that players from the Netherlands or connections with Ajax are not guaranteed to solve the conundrum at Old Trafford.

Under Van Gaal, Depay and Blind failed to shine for Man United. For Ten Hag, thus far, the likes of Eriksen, Martinez and Malacia have not settled.

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Now, he is pushing to sign another ex Ajax player in the form of Dest. The American was a hit in the Eredivisie but has proved to be average in the La Liga.

The youngster’s current contract at the Nou Camp will expire in 2025 and he earns around £64,000 a week (The Sun).

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