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Real Madrid Manager Dashes Manchester United’s Hopes Of Signing Gareth Bale

Manchester United have received a huge setback after Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that Welsh Wizard Gareth Bale will always be in his playing XI.

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Recently,  rumors about Manchester United’s big money move for Bale started to gather more attention by the media, which puts a question mark over the Welshman’s future with Los Blancos. But manager Carlo Ancelotti has cleared the air by saying that Bale won’t be leaving the club and he is one of his three key men in the team.

According to Daily Star, in a recent interview, Ancelotti was asked whether the likes of Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema (the trio which is called as BBC by the fans) would always start in all the matches.  He quoted: “Yes, without a doubt. Bale, Cristiano and Benzema will always play.”

This is very evident that Bale won’t leave Real Madrid and he himself has clarified it in a recent interview. When he was asked about any possibilities of leaving the club, Bale said that he is happy in Real Madrid and he just can’t see himself at Manchester United.

Ever since his move to Real Madrid from Tottenham in the 2013 transfer window, Bale has been an integral part of Real Madrid and won four trophies including the UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and Copa Del Rey, the tournaments in which he scored a goal in the finals.

French Midfielder Agrees To Join Arsenal In Summer

According to the reports in metro.co.uk, Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has agreed to join Arsenal at the end of the season.  It is also rumoured that the fee for the Frenchman is around £ 15 Million.

Southampton have already started to look for a replacement for the Frenchman with Arsenal likely to offer big cash to complete the transfer. The main reason behind Schneiderlin leaving the Saints is to play in the Champions League. Schneiderlain has been a revelation for his side this side this season along with Wanyama in the midfield. The injured duo has been the unsung heroes in Saints’ system, helping them to stay in the top 4 in the league table.

If Arsenal manages to sign Schneiderlin, he will be teaming up with the exciting Francis Coquelin in the centre of midfield and if the latest rumours are meant to be true, Asier Illaramendi could join them at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal also gave a one year contract extension to their skipper Mikel Arteta. Arsenal had a rather silent transfer window and made just one major signing. Arsene Wenger managed to sign Brazilian defender Paulista from Villarreal with striker Joel Campbell going the other way round as a part of swap deal.

Arsenal Legend Praises Chelsea’s Special Signing

Chelsea has managed to sign Colombian attacking midfielder Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina in the dying hours of the winter transfer window. Cuadrado has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract. As a part of the deal, Chelsea have also sent Mohammad Salah to Fiorentina on loan till the end of the season.

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Cuadrado was seemed to be happy and was thankful for being given this opportunity. He also hailed Chelsea as a big club and honestly admitted that it is like a dream to join the Blues. He also expressed happiness about the belief Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has in him.

Cuadrado has also been given the jersey number 23 after his desired kit number 11 is already being used by Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba.

It was also reported in Daily Star that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has expressed his views on Chelsea signing Cuadrado. Henry said that Cuadrado is a special player and he is a very good signing for Chelsea going into the crucial part of the season.

“Cuadrado is a special player. He’s a proper winger. You don’t see it anymore, but he gets down the lines and puts in crosses for the striker. I’m guessing they’re bringing him to Chelsea to put him in the first-team. He can break in, he’s a special talent,” Henry said.

Cuadrado, so far has 37 international caps and five goals for Colombia and played a big role in his country’s impressive 2014 World Cup campaign. He also led the assists chart along with Germany’s Toni Kroos with 4 assists to his name. He signed for Fiorentina from Udinese in 2012 after having a loan spell with Lecce.

Ozil, Sanchez And Arsenal Fans React On Twitter Following Their 5-0 Demolition Of Aston Villa

Arsenal beat Aston Villa 5-0 and put themselves in the fifth spot with just a single goal difference separating them from Southampton, who are in the fourth position. Arsenal were completely dominant against Villa as Mesut Ozil stepped up and set the tone for the hosts. In the absence of Alexis Sanchez, the Gunners proved that they are no more dependent on the Chilean International.

Oliver Giroud started the party for the hosts with a clinical finish off a fantastic touch from Mesut Ozil. Theo Walcott doubled the lead with a shot into the bottom right corner. Ozil himself scored the third and Arsenal’s man in form Santi Cazorla converted the penalty to make it 4-0. Right-Back Hector Bellarin scored his first goal for Arsenal with a superb finish from the edge of the box.

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Chelsea vs Manchester City: Twitter Reactions

It all ended 1-1 inn a battle between the league leaders Chelsea and Defending Champions Manchester City at the Stamford Bridge. Frenchman Loic Remy gave the hosts a 1-0 lead through a assist from Eden Hazard off a great ball from Branislav Ivanovic. Soon, Chelsea’s lead was cancelled courtesy Spanish midfielder David Silva’s equalizer that came from a thin deflection of a stunning strike from Sergio Aguero just before half-time.In the second half, both the teams did not manage to score a goal as the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Former Chelsea legend coming out to play against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was the talk of the day among the fans. Here are the twitter reaction for the match.

Loic Remy put the hosts in front

David Silva’s equaliser

When Lampard stepped on to the field

Chelsea fans show how Lampard meant to them

Got to feel bad for the Chelsea supporters who had Lampard as their idol:

Drogba joins the party

It ended 1-1:

This is how the two teams stay at the top of the table:

Manchester United Transfer Updates: Possibly 2 Two Seniors Out And 1 Youngster In

Manchester united, once again are set for a hectic transfer deadline day as they are looking to offload two of their players and in return signing a replacement for them. According to the reports in Daily Star, united might offload two senior players – Brazilian flop Anderson, who has been already told to leave the club and Scottish International Darren Fletcher who is all set to play his last game for United this week. Brazil’s International are interested in signing Anderson, who is struggling to get into Louis Van Gaal’s first team and Fletcher’s move to West Ham is almost complete.

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This news comes after the Red Devils completed an 18-month contract for Salford City defender Sadiq El Fituori. The 20-year old will now play under Warren Joyce’s Under-21 squad. The Libyan right-back made his first team debut for the Northern Premier League club Salford City earlier this month. In spite of not playing competitive football, Fitouri has impressed everyone during his trial at the Aon Training Complex which lasted around a week earlier in the season. With that, Fituri has earned a full time move to the 20 time Premier League Champions.

Fitouri has also quoted that this is honestly a dream come true for him and thanked Salford City for the chance and the faith they had in him. He is excited for his time at Old Trafford. He is looking forward to what happens next and to be given the opportunity to do so at Manchester United is unbelievable.

Fitouri previously came through the ranks with United’s derby rivals and Premier League defending Champions Manchester City, where he failed to make the grade. His current club Salford City is owned by the Class of 92’s which includes former Manchester United legends like Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

January Transfers: Manchester United Goalie Close To Leave Old Trafford

Manchester United are the centre of the transfer rumours in the winter window as their Goalkeeper David De Gea has been linked with top European clubs with Spanish giants Real Madrid being the favourites. Finally Manchester United are close to offload their goalie to Bolton Wanderers, according to reports in talksport.com. This time, it is not David De Gea, but United’d reserve keeper Ben Amos, whose loan switch to the Reebok Stadium is all but done.

Bolton’s first choice goalie Adam Bogdan has injured himself in training and their boss Neil Lennon is in the market to fill the void left by their stopper. Amos is learnt to be the target for Bogdan and both the parties are close to striking a deal. Amos is the third choice keeper for United after De Gea and Andre Lindregaard and is yet to start a match since the Sir Alex Ferguson era (ie. 2012). Now with the arrival of former Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes, it seems unlikely for Amos to start for United.

He has been on loan to various clubs which includes Peterborough, Oldham, Hull and Carlisle. If his move to Bolton completes successfully, this will be his fifth loan move. Manchester United are currently set to have a tough time in the Premier League where they are fighting for a top-4 spot along with rivals Southampton, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Manager Louis Van Gaal is determined to get his side to the Champions League next year after the Red Devils missed this year’s tournament as they finished seventh last season. Manchester United have already denied that De Gea won’t be up for sale until hs=is contract runs out at the end of 2015-16 season.

Manchester United Eyeing A Mega Deal For Real Madrid star

Manchester United have taken a step further in signing Welsh Winger Gareth Bale from Real Madrid as they have kept aside £120 million to spend for him in the summer transfer window.

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Gareth Bale to miss Anfield game

According to Dailystar, sources in Spain suggest that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is hopeful and keen on signing the Welshman in spite of Bale himself has revealed that he is happy at the Santiago Bernabeu and has even ruled out a move out of an exit from Madrid this summer. Still United are willing to reserve a huge chunk of cash to do the deal to acquire Bale. It was also rumoured that Real Madrid are willing to swap a deal with Manchester United featuring David de Gea to Real Madrid.

In a recent interview Bale was asked will he move to Manchester United if he is not happy in Madrid. But he told that he is happy with Los Blancos and does not see him playing for Manchester United. He also added that “I have many more years left on my contract and I am overwhelmed by the love and support of the fans at the Bernabeu. I hope I love when we play at home. I’m having a good time, we are winning trophies and I want to continue to do this here, at Real Madrid.”

Bale was signed by Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 summer window for a World record transfer fee and has been a revelation for the European Champions since then, having established a deadly partnership with fellow winger Cristiano Ronaldo and striker Karim Benzema and the trio is fondly called as BBC (Bale, Benzema and Cristiano) by the fans around the World. Since Bale arrived at Madrid, Real Madrid has won the Copa Del Rey, La Decima i.e. UEFA Champions League (Real Madrid waited for 12 years to win their tenth Champions League) and the FIFA Club World Cup as Bale scored the winner for Real Madrid in each of these competitions. Apart from these, Real Madrid also won the UEFA Super Cup last year.