Man Utd News Summary: Spanish Duo Set to Leave, Transfer Blow, Portuguese Defender on Radar

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Man Utd set to miss out signing of highly-rated Spanish winger

Real Madrid head-coach Zinedine Zidane has seemingly decided that Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United long-term target Marco Asensio will spend next season at Santiago Bernabeu.

Spanish winger was once touted as one of the top prospects in world football, however, the midfielder has endured a below-par season for the Los Blancos.

Premier League trio are allegedly monitoring any developments regarding the future of 23-year-old winger. However, Zidane is keen on to keep him at Santiago Bernabeu for the rest of the season.

The manager is quoted by Marca as saying: “I have spoken to him and told him that he will be fundamental to the team, and I want him here with us.”

Spanish winger still has over four years left on his current deal with the Los Blancos.

Chelsea are reportedly in the market for offensive reinforcements ahead of the new season with Eden /Hazard is likely to make the switch to Real Madrid with Zidane is desperate to lure his long-term target at Santiago Bernabeu this summer and Asensio would be an ideal replacement for Belgian superstar if the Madrid club agrees on a swap deal.

Manchester United plan to sell Alexis Sanchez this summer and new forward is needed in order to compete for all possible trophies. next season.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are in danger to lose Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah, with both of them linked with an exit from Anfield after the end of the current campaign.

Juventus set to rival Man Utd in their pursuit of 6 ft 1 centre-back

Serie A champions Juventus have reportedly switched their focus to signing Portuguese defender Ruben Dias from Benfica after missing out on Dutch giants Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt.

Dutch defender looks set to join La Liga giants Barcelona at the end of the current campaign, bringing an end to the long-running transfer saga.

Benfica starlet Dias is just as highly rated defender, though, and Mundo Deportivo reported that he is now a top transfer target for the Serie A champions.

Manchester United are thought to have already taken the first steps towards to securing the services of 21-year-old defender, however, Juve may have an advantage as the defender shares the same agent – Jorge Mendes – as their Portuguese duo Joao Cancelo and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Dias, who has played 37 games for Portuguese giants  Benfica in all competitions this campaign, is believed to be seen as a long-term replacement for Andrea Barzagli.

Serie A champions Juventus also have Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini on their books, however, they are aged 35 and 32 respectively.

Meanwhile, Manchester United have reportedly decided to take a step up in their pursuit of Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Red Devils are known to be in the market for a new defender and it has been reported that Leicester City’s centre-back Harry Maguire has been on top of their wishlist.

However, Senegalese International defender Koulibaly is another player who has been strongly rumoured with a move to Old Trafford, and as per La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Red Devils are planning big-money move for Napoli star this summer.

The report suggests that the Red Devil are eager to tempt Serie A giants Napoli into selling one of their vital player, who still has just over four years left on his current deal.

Man Utd midfield duo set to leave club this summer

Manchester United could reportedly lose both Juan Mata and Ander Herrera for free at the end of the current campaign as contract talks with the duo have stalled.

Both Mata and Herrera will see their Man Utd contract expire this summer, and the duo have been heavily linked with a move to PSG in the recent days.

Herrera has been a vital player for Man Utd since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has replaced Portugues head-coach Jose Mourinho back in December,, however, Mata has struggled for regular first-team football.

According to The Mirror, representatives of Spanish duo want bumper contracts for their clients. However, the Red Devils are currently unwilling to meet the demands of either player.

The Red Devils will be looking to bounce back from a successive loss to Wolverhampton and Arsenal when they host Watford in the English top-tier next weekend.

Meanwhile, La Liga giants Barcelona will reportedly consider selling their star player Philippe Coutinho for £90m this summer.

The playmaker has made a switch to Barcelona in the January transfer window of 2018 and has found back of the net a total of 19 times from 63 games in all competitions.

However, Brazil international midfielder has found hard to secure regular first-team football at Ernesto Valverde’s starting XI in recent months, resulting in speculation regarding his future at Nou Camp.

The 26-year-old Brazilian star would prefer to remain at Camp Nou, however, according to ESPN, the Catalan club are prepared to sell him for £90m this summer as they are believed to keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann who has been their no.1 transfer target during the last summer transfer window.