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Massive Blow For Manchester United And Arsenal As German Star Set For La Liga Move

Manchester United and Arsenal target Marco Reus is set to join Spanish side Real Madrid according to reports from the Express. This will be a massive transfer blow for both Manchester United and Arsenal as both the sides are looking to add more world class players to their squads.

The move is yet to be confirmed by the club sources but if it will happen then the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea will be the ultimate losers. The release clause on Reus’ contract is something that the Premier League giants can easily afford, but it remains to be seen if Reus will prefer a move to Spain rather than England.

Dortmund have struggled this season and find themselves in the bottom; the first time in their history at the winter break. It’s looking more and more likely that they will not qualify for the UEFA Champions League, which could mean that there will be a mass exodus from the club come next summer. They have already lost some big names in the last few years as the likes of Mario Goetze, Robert Lewandowski and Shinji Kagawa left the club (although Kagawa returned).

Reus is currently nursing an ankle injury that he suffered in November. The injury ruled him out for the entirety of 2014 and he could return in time for Dortmund’s next game which isn’t until late January against Leverkusen.

Prior to his injury, Reus was in good form and was perhaps his side’s most important player as new summer signings Adrian Ramos and Ciro Immobile had a bad start at the club. He had scored six goals in 11 appearances in all competitions for his side.

The former Monchengladbach man had rejected a contract extension a few months back which was an indication that he wants to move. United could still have a chance of signing the winger as the competition for places in stiff at Real Madrid. Another factor which could play an important role in that the Premier League is much more competitive than the La Liga. United however will have to act fast if they want to sign Reus.

Spanish Football Expert Talks About Manchester United Stars’ Exit Rumours

David De Gea

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea’s future has been subject to some speculation in the last few weeks as his consistent performances have resulted in rumours linking him with a possible move to Real Madrid.

De Gea had revealed a few months ago that he wants to stay at United despite the rumours linking him with Real Madrid, however, with the Red Devils yet to offer him a new contract, the speculation refuses to die down

Spanish football expert Gerry Armstrong believes that there is no reason why United will want to sell the former Atletico Madrid player who is still very young and could potentially become a legend at Old Trafford, “I don’t think United will let him go after spending so much time to recruit him. I remember [former United goalkeeper coach] Eric Steele coming over to watch him at Atletico at least 15 or 16 times one season.

“I don’t think they’re under any pressure to sell him, Louis van Gaal is rebuilding the side and you don’t let your best players go.

“De Gea is world class and there’s no way I can see him leaving United, not for at least another two or three years.

“Real aren’t desperate for a goalkeeper at the moment, Casillas has found his form again and has re-established himself.

“He’s still Spain’s first-choice goalkeeper, but De Gea is their best option for the future and he will be Spain’s number one within the year. He is different class,” he told The Sports Bar.

United have won six games in a row after an indifferent start and have done so thanks to De Gea’s excellent form this season. United’s defence looked ordinary against Liverpool in their last game as they were often breached by the Merseysiders’ pace up front, but they couldn’t get the better of De Gea, who put in a man of the match display. Despite conceding 17 goals in 16 games, De Gea has looked like a class apart from the rest of the United defence.

Manchester United star subject to huge bid from Real Madrid

There is no doubt that Manchester United have to thank David De Gea for their current third place in the Premier League standings. The Spanish goalkeeper has been in sensational form this season and has arguably saved many potential dropped points for the Red Devils this season. His contract however, is set to expire in 2016 and he hasn’t signed a contract extension yet with the Old Trafford outfit.

David De Gea
David De Gea

Reports English Tabloid DAILY EXPRESS have again stuck out their neck claiming that De Gea is subject to a huge bid from Real Madrid. The Reigning European Champions are in fact likely to eclipse the whopping £33m goalkeeping transfer record paid for Gianluigi Buffon by Juventus in 2001. It is believed that manager Carlo Ancelotti is not happy with his limited goalkeeping options, and the Itlaian manager is already looking to replace the departing Iker Casillas.

United though are relaxed and there is no chance that they will let De Gea to leave for any price even though Victor Valdes is currently training with the club and could be set to sign for United once he recuperates from his injury fully in January. De Gea’s growing importance to United was highlighted by club captain by Wayne Rooney when he said: “In my eyes he’s the best keeper in the world. The performances he’s shown for us have been fantastic.”

Liverpool to be involved with Real Madrid player transfer?

According to reports from Spanish Media Outlet Fichajes, Real Madrid are once again hovering to take Raheem Sterling from Liverpool. The reigning Champions are believed to be keen to pursue their interest in the winger who is yet to sign a contract extension with the Anfield side. A report from English Tabloid Telegraph has also mentioned that the Reds and Sterling are “nowhere near any agreement” on a new contract.

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Sterling still has 2 years in his current contract and is on roughly £30,000 a week with appearance bonuses. Liverpool’s new offer is understood to be £70,000 a week plus bonuses but the winger is reportedly not happy over the offer. The youngster has been an integral part of Liverpool over the past couple of seasons and the Reds can ill afford to lose him in the near future.

Liverpool have endured a tough week, crashing out of the Champions League group stages after the 1-1 draw with Swiss side Basel on Tuesday. The Reds are also struggling in the Premier Legaue and there are doubt that they might not even finish in the top four this season. Manager Brendan Rodgers too is under immense pressure to deliver the goods.

Real and reigning French Champions PSG are trying to take advantage of the situation. And its well known that any player and specially someone of Sterling’s age would find it immensely difficult to turn down a move to Santiago Bernabeu. So will Sterling make the move to Real Madrid or will he stay put at Liverpool?

Boost For Chelsea As Real Madrid Rule Out Of £70m Star Signing

Chelsea fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief as reports from English based Media Outlet DAILY STAR have claimed that the Spanish giants have ruled out a stunning £70m mid for Eden Hazard. The Belgian winger has been linked with the reigning European Champions of late but the recent report means the Stamford Bridge side will now be less worried about the player moving out from London.

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hazard

Real manager Carlo Ancelotti has rubbished reports suggesting he is trying to sign the dazzling winger. The Galacticos manager said, “I’m happy with the squad I have. Sami Khedira has been unlucky because he had a small problem but Jese has recovered. We don’t need anyone in January.” Real have made staggering signings in the past few seasons and there is no doubt that despite Ancelotti’s words they are on the lookout for Hazard.

Hazard has been in superb form this season, having scored 7 goals already and is one of the key players who is behind Chelsea’s superb start to the season. The Blues still lead the Premier League standings by 3 points having lost to Newcastle United away at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Hazard will also be he key for Jose Mourinho’s side as the season prolongs. The 23 year old is one of the finest players in the Premier League and there is no way that Chelsea would let him go in the upcoming January transfer window.

Manchester United target set to complete transfer In next few days?

According to reports from Italian media outlet Tutto Mercato Web, Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva could well be on his way to Real Madrid in the upcoming January transfer window and a deal could be completed in the next few days. It is believed that the reigning European Champions have offered €12m for the player but Silva’s club Cruzeiro is not willing to negotiate for any figure lower than €15m according to DAILY STAR.

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The Club’s President Gilvan de Pinho Tavares has insisted Silva will not leave leave for anything less than £12m.
He said: “There’s no definitive offer yet – we’re waiting to receive a formal offer. But we have already set a price for the player based on his market value. Cruzeiro is not willing to negotiate for any figure lower than €15m.” 

The 21 year old who is also a Manchester United target is tipped to be a huge future star and has a huge reputation in his homeland. Moreover, he is just the kind of player that the Red Devils need. Silva plays in the defensive midfield role and it is a position which Louis van Gaal wants to strengthen in January. The player is known to screen the back four breaking up the opposition attacks and then help to build from a deeper role.

With Daley Blind out injured for a significant period of time, Silva would exactly have been the kind of player that United needs. Someone who has a calming influence in front the defense and help out the two centre backs while the fullbacks join attacks up front. It is believed that Carlo Ancelotti had asked former colleague and AC Milan player Serginho to give an insight on Silva and the Brazilian had asked the Real manager to go ahead for the player.

 

Arsenal and Chelsea target drops hint on January transfer

According to reports from British Media Outlet METRO, Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira who has been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea since the summer could well snub the transfer move in the upcoming January transfer window. The World Cup winner who is unsettled in the Spanish capital said, “It is a known fact that my contract expires [at the end of the season]. [The club and I] are always in good contact. I feel very comfortable in Madrid. I am not averse to staying. There are no talks with other clubs. I am curious myself to see where I will end up.”

Khedira
Khedira

Real have also been linked with Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva over the past few days which could suggest that Khedira is on the move  but the recent developments reveal a completely different story. The German star hasn’t featured much for Real in the past months and it was believed that he could be sold in January or the reigning European Champions would lose him on a free next summer.

Arsenal are very much ready to acquire his services while Jose Mourinho also wants him at Chelsea. Bayern Munich are also interested in the 27 year old. Khedira has also declined on a possible contract extension with Real but its evident that the Galacticos won’t let him go on the cheap in the coming months. Arsenal could well do with a player of Khedira’s ability, a player they have lacked and someone who can screen the back four and also mould himself like a playmaker who can build up play from deep.

Khedira fits the bill for Arsene Wenger’s side and the French manager would we willing to splash the cash if required to secure the servises of the Tunisian born German.

Chelsea involved in £70m Transfer with Real Madrid

This might be well far fetched but reports from English Media Outlet DAILY EXPRESS claim that Real Madrid are still keen to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea. The report claims that the French Champions Paris St Germain are also interested and they are preparing a £70m bid for the winger. However, there is absolutely no way that the 23 year old will leave the Stamford Bridge side and there have been claims that manager Jose Mourinho is oconfident about Hazard signing a new deal.

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hazard

Mourinho  said, “If they’re happy to be here, like Eden is showing, he will sign a new contract sooner or later. They can basically be the Chelsea team for the next few years.”  However it is well known that such statements will not deter either of the European heavyweights to splash the cash for the sensational Hazard who has just looked unstoppable this season.

Chelsea have been in superb form and have already displayed form of early Premier League title contenders and Hazard has been integral to the team’s performance. Moreover, he has not only come up with goals grabbing match winning performances, its is his tracking back abilities to help out the defense that has made him grow as a player.

Chelsea have already mentioned that they are developing a team that can challenge for silverware for the upcoming years and central to that has been the club’s policy to recruit youngsters at  a tender age. Hazard has been linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge but a move now to either Real Madrid or PSG doesn’t seem feasible, more with the Financial Fair Play regulations kicking in.