Transfer news UPDATES: Neymar wanted to leave, Harry Maguire to Man Utd request



Posted Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Express.co.uk

Transfer news UPDATES: Neymar wanted to leave, Harry Maguire to Man Utd request
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Harry Maguire to Man Utd request

Jonathan Spector says his old club Manchester United should not pay too much for defensive target Harry Maguire.

"I was actually a bit surprised by [the Maguire approach]. I think he’s a very good central defender and he has proven himself at the international level as well, but a part of me thought that they would go abroad to fill that role," Spector said.

"I thought they would potentially be chasing someone like [Matthijs] De Ligt but Maguire is a good player and I think he could be good for the club, but only for the right price.

"It seems like English players command a premium and if they could get him for the right price, I think it would be a good buy."

Transfer news UPDATES: Neymar wanted to leave, Harry Maguire to Man Utd request
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Arsene Wenger to return to Arsenal?

Arsenal should bring back former manager Arsene Wenger to head up their transfer strategy, says Gunners hero Charlie Nicholas.

“I would have simply have said: ‘Well, why don’t you go after Arsene Wenger?’,” Nicholas said. “Wenger still knows the game inside out and people will say ‘well, he wanted to leave Arsenal’.

“Yeah he did at that time as a manager, it was painful because he felt hurt and damaged. But I still think he loves the club.

“If Arsene Wenger sits in a room with these different players that we are trying to attract, if he’s sitting in a room representing Arsenal Football Club, I think we’d get more of a say and more a feel that they can generally attract these players.”

Transfer news UPDATES: Neymar wanted to leave, Harry Maguire to Man Utd request
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Primetime to sell!

Manchester United have decided what they will do with transfer target Bruno Fernandes as Sporting prepare to green light a deal.

It’s no secret that Fernandes has been identified by Manchester United as a top target but it’s believed they’re still yet to make a formal approach to sign him.

According to Sky Sports man Dharmesh Sheth, Fernandes' club Sporting are even prepared to sell should an offer finally arrive.

“More from Sporting Lisbon’s side, there is a feeling that this is the primetime to sell Bruno Fernandes,” he said on the Transfer Talk show. “Are they going to get this money ever again?”

Transfer news UPDATES: Neymar wanted to leave, Harry Maguire to Man Utd request
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Romelu Lukaku bid

Inter Milan have finally agreed to meet Manchester United’s valuation of Romelu Lukaku.

That’s according to The Sun, who claim Antonio Conte’s side are prepared to pay £75million for the Belgian international.

But there’s a catch.

Inter have proposed a deal that includes staggered payments and performance-related bonuses to meet the required fee.

It’s claimed the Serie A side will pay an initial £40million with a further £20m to be handed throughout the course of a year and another £15m if Lukaku meets ‘performance criteria’.

Transfer news UPDATES: Neymar wanted to leave, Harry Maguire to Man Utd request
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Tuchel: I know Neymar wanted to leave

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel admits he knew Neymar wanted to leave before the start of the Copa America.

Neymar, 27, joined PSG from Barcelona on a five-year deal for a world-record transfer fee of £200m in 2017.

But his two-year spell at the Parc des Princes could be over.

"Did I know he wanted to leave? Yes, I found out before the Copa America. But it is something between the club and Ney,” Tuchel told RMC.

Transfer news UPDATES: Neymar wanted to leave, Harry Maguire to Man Utd request
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