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Manchester United’s new manager ‘will be given just £50m to splash out this summer



Manchester United’s next manager could have just £50million to revamp the squad for next season, if they fail to make the Champions League.

The Red Devils board are expected to hold talks with PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax manager Erik ten Hag in the coming weeks – both remaining the club’s top two targets.

Both targets could be deterred or not best pleased by those limited funds with the squad needing to be freshened up desperately – having not won any silverware since winning the Europa League in 2017.

United currently sit fourth in the Premier League, but Arsenal are just two points behind with three games in hand, while West Ham and Tottenham are also not far behind in the race for Europe.

They must hang onto that fourth position or pull off a Champions League triumph in order to bolster their transfer kitty for the new boss.

The Telegraph claim the new manager will have around £80m to spend if United to claim a Champions League spot but that kitty will be lowered to closer to £50m if Ralf Rangnick fails to get his side to finish in the top four.

United spent £120m on Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane last summer but Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Edinson Cavani are all set to leave the club this summer.

Meaning most Red Devils fans will not be pleased with the latest news as the midfield and strike force needs reinforcements badly this summer with plenty of squad players needed with that many expected departures.

Other transfer funds can be raised by selling players surplus to requirements, although their players are on good salaries which other clubs may struggle to match.

United’s latest financial figures were released last week and revealed their debt is now £494.8mmillion, up 8.6% from their previous announcement.

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has reportedly been added to the Man United shortlist for their manager position in the summer, in previous reports.

In his third full season on the south coast, the Austrian has impressed and his Saints side are currently ninth in the Premier League table.

They have taken some notable scalps this season including a win at Tottenham and a 1-1 draw at both Manchester clubs.

According to Daily mail, If they fail to entice Pochettino or ten Hag, they could move their focus onto Hassenhuttl.


Report: Chelsea agree personal terms with Inter Milan superstar




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.

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

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




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.

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.

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.

“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




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.

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.

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.

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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