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Manchester United: David Moyes Eyes Chelsea Target Marco van Ginkel

on June 16 2013 6:13 AM
Manchester United: David Moyes Eyes Chelsea Target Marco van Ginkel

Several media outlets in England have reported that new Manchester United manager David Moyes is set to hijack Chelsea’s £15million move for Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel.

The 20-year-old was in impressive form for Netherlands at the ongoing Under-21 European Championship is Israel, where his team crashed out in the semi-final against Italy on Saturday.

Ginkel is said to have caught the eye of Old Trafford chief scout Jim Lawlor, who was present at the tournament to apparently scout the youngster's teammate Kevin Strootman. He orchestrated his team's midfield in an exemplary fashion and was a lively presence at both ends of the pitch. Ginkel can fit well into United's system of play, but the Red Devils could face immense difficulties in signing him.  

Chelsea have the first refusal on Ginkel's club Vitesse Arnhem's players. 

This means if Jose Mourinho pushes to sign Ginkel this summer, United will have no other option but to accept defeat to the Blues in the pursuit of the player.

Ajax have already been abandoned their hopes of signing the Dutchman due to Chelsea's intervention and the Red Devils could soon have to do the same.

Transfer Talk: Bebe Could Leave Manchester United This Summer

on June 16 2013 5:31 AM
Transfer Talk: Bebe Could Leave Manchester United This Summer

According to the Telegraph, Manchester United flop Bebe is set to finally leave Old Trafford this summer.

Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon have shown interest in signing the 22-year-old and could table a bid for him in the next couple of days.  

Bebe has just made seven appearances for Manchester United since joining the Red Devils in the summer of 2010 for a mammoth sum of £7.4 million.

Outgoing manager Sir Alex Ferguson had not even watched Bebe play before signings him, solely relying on the recommendation of Portugal national team coach Carlos Queiroz, the Scot's former assistant manager at United.

This news doesn't come as much of a surprise as only recently Bebe spoke about his woeful relationship with the club and Ferguson.

The youngster said in an interview with maisfutebol.iol.pt: 'I never took Manchester United seriously and never understood a word about what Alex Ferguson was saying.

'I thought, "I’m here, I’m doing well and I don’t have to try hard every day. It was my fault. I was messing around too much".'

Manchester United Transfer News: Marchisio, Ronaldo Head United Targets

on June 15 2013 9:18 AM

Firstly, let`s deal with the story which will not go away; Cristiano Ronaldo`s future and where he might be nest season.

Real Madrid is a club riven by political manoeuvrings, especially so when there is a presidential election, so when Florentino Perez won the vote, he immediately, and true to form, started to make the usual posturing statements. First up were a string of thinly veiled quotes about Gareth Bale; blatant tapping up in our language. He is making these statements because of the on-going contract talks with Ronaldo, which have stalled. According to Perez earlier this week, Ronaldo was about to put pen to paper and sign a new deal; nothing could be further from the truth.

Manchester United Transfer News: Marchisio, Ronaldo Head United Targets

on June 15 2013 9:18 AM

Firstly, let`s deal with the story which will not go away; Cristiano Ronaldo`s future and where he might be nest season.

Real Madrid is a club riven by political manoeuvrings, especially so when there is a presidential election, so when Florentino Perez won the vote, he immediately, and true to form, started to make the usual posturing statements. First up were a string of thinly veiled quotes about Gareth Bale; blatant tapping up in our language. He is making these statements because of the on-going contract talks with Ronaldo, which have stalled. According to Perez earlier this week, Ronaldo was about to put pen to paper and sign a new deal; nothing could be further from the truth.

Manchester City News: Why Manuel Pellegrini Will Be A Big Success

on June 14 2013 3:11 PM
Manchester City News: Why Manuel Pellegrini Will Be A Big Success

Manchester City have finally appointed Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager, according to Sky Sports. The former Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga boss will be a big success in the English Premier League.

Pellegrini's footballing philosophy makes him the ideal fit after the drab style often emphasized by Roberto Mancini. The Italian's dour brand of football wasted the real talent in City's team.

That talent includes skilled playmaker David Silva, dynamic midfield ace Yaya Toure and tricky attacker Sergio Aguero. While Mancini often restricted his personnel with defensive formations and imposed limits on the numbers City committed to attack, Pellegrini will do the opposite.

He has always demanded his teams play with flair, fluidity and invention. That will certainly suit Silva and Aguero and is reflected in the players City have already purchased.

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