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Man United set to sign ‘Colombian Cristiano Ronaldo’ ahead of Liverpool after scouting trip



Manchester United are threatening to gain the upper hand over Liverpool in the race for a player described as the ‘Colombian Cristiano Ronaldo ‘.

Luis Diaz has been on the radar of a number of top clubs thanks to his goals for Porto and his breakout international tournament at last summer’s Copa America.

The 25-year-old has been described as a “perfect” signing for Liverpool as they aim to address the precarious contract situation affecting their current forward line, but they’re not alone in their pursuit of the player.

However, they’re not the only team keeping tabs on the former Junior de Barranquilla man, and United’s scouts have been hard at work ahead of a potential bid for one of European football’s most exciting talents.

Diaz has 14 Primeira Liga goals to his name this season, already his best ever personal return and second only to Benfica’s Darwin Nunez in the league standings, and netted twice for his club in the Champions League group stage as Liverpool and Atletico Madrid beat them to a spot in the knockout stages.

He also scored four times at the Copa America, leaving him as joint-top scorer alongside Lionel Messi, as Colombia finished third in the tournament.

Liverpool are believed to consider him a potential longer-term successor to Sadio Mane, who is out of contract in 2023, but United are reported to have stolen a march.

According to O Jogo (via FourFourTwo ), Liverpool’s failure to act quickly could open the door for their Premier League rivals.

O Jogo also reports that scouts for United were in Portugal over the weekend, along with representatives from Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, as Porto took on Famalicao in the league.

Scouts from Nimes, Saint-Étienne, Rennes, Real Sociedad and Sassuolo were also at the Dragao, according to the report, though no detail was provided on how many of the scouts were watching Diaz and how many had their eyes on other Porto or Famalicao players.

Diaz played 79 minutes in the game, scoring his team’s second goal in a 3-1 victory which saw Porto extend their lead over reigning champions Sporting CP to six points.

United have a healthy-looking forward line at present, but will be in need of longer term reinforcements with a number of their players expected to move on in the coming months.

According to Mirror Anthony Martial is due to complete a loan move to Sevilla until the end of the season, having made clear his desire to leave Old Trafford, while Edinson Cavani could yet leave in the summer when his contract expires.

If Diaz moves to Old Trafford, he would become only the second Colombian to play for United in the history of the Premier League, following Radamel Falcao’s year-long loan in the 2014-15 season.


Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea set to battle it out for Atletico Madrid forward



Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea are all set to battle it out for Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix.

Felix has endured a difficult start to the season for Atletico and is yet to score in five starts in the league.

Last season wasn’t much better for Felix, only managing 24 league starts.
With competition up top including French international Antoine Griezmann, Felix is often used as a rotation option under Diego Simeone.

Now, according to Fichajes, a move to the Premier League could be on the cards, with Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal all interested in signing the striker.

Both Manchester United and Chelsea will need to find a long-term replacement for their current first-choice strikers.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both reaching the latter stage of their careers for their respective clubs, so bringing a player with a similar age profile to Felix would be a smart move.

A move to Arsenal may not benefit Felix’s development as much, with Gabriel Jesus performing exceptionally well for the North London club and still only 25 years old.


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Manchester United transfer news RECAP plus fixture updates and Cody Gakpo latest




Manchester United and fellow Premier League clubs are counting down the days until they can strike-up further business in the transfer market. Erik ten Hag welcomed six players to Old Trafford during his first window and they have all made their mark in the starting XI.

Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez have all quickly become mainstays, while Antony broke a record set by Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he scored on Sunday night. That 2-1 victory over Everton also saw former Real Madrid player Casemiro handed his first Premier League start for the club.

Martin Dubravka was the other recruit, signing on a season-long loan from Newcastle.

With one eye on January and future windows, meanwhile, United are understood to still have Frenkie de Jong on their radar, while elite clubs from across Europe will be queuing up for Jude Bellingham should he decided to leave Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the near transfer window.
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So good’: Reece James and Carney Chukwuemeka react to display from £135m star Chelsea reportedly want to sign




Jude Bellingham shined yet again last night for Borussia Dortmund on the Champions League stage, which received some interesting reaction from a Chelsea perspective.

England star Bellingham, 19, scored in Dortmund’s 1-1 draw against Sevilla. It means the teenage midfielder has now scored in all four Champions League group stage matches so far this season

Afterwards, Bellingham posted on Instagram “more to do” following Dortmund’s midweek result in Europe.

There were some interesting replies in the comment section, especially from two current Chelsea stars.

“Another day at the office”, Reece James posted.

Carney Chukwuemeka added: “So, so good”.

Bellingham in Champions League

Another Bellingham masterclass in the Champions League highlights why Chelsea, along with other elite teams, are linked with his signature.

German publication Bild report that Chelsea are now favourites to sign Bellingham ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Another Bellingham masterclass in the Champions League highlights why Chelsea, along with other elite teams, are linked with his signature.

German publication Bild report that Chelsea are now favourites to sign Bellingham ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Bellingham plays alongside plenty of Chelsea stars on the international stage with England, so let’s hope they can put in a good word to try tempt him to the Bridge.

He’s an all – action central midfielder that offers so much both offensively and defensively.


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