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UNITED IN €70M BID FOR EVANILSON

Premier League club Manchester United are preparing to make a fresh bid for FC Porto attacker Evanilson. This is according to Monday's edition of Jornal de Noticias. Manchester United initially made an offer worth €60m plus add-ons for Evanilson, but it was rejected by his Portuguese team. The offer turned down by the Portuguese champions was the opening bid from the Red Devils. It was reported that Manchester United are ready to make a second bid of €70m.


FC Porto striker Evanilson is a target for Manchester United after they missed out on signing Uruguayan star Darwin Nunez from Benfica. The Red Devils were beaten to the signing of Nunez by arch rivals Liverpool in a deal worth €100m. Benfica agreed a deal worth €75m in initial fee and €25 in add-ons for the Uruguayan to sign for Liverpool.

LEEDS UNITED MAKE ENQUIRY FOR OLD TRAFFORD GEM JAMES GARNER

Leeds United have reportedly lodged enquiries with Manchester United over the availability of midfielder James Garner in the summer transfer window. According to The Athletic, Leeds United are plotting a raid on arch-rivals Manchester United for the signing of midfield prodigy James Garner this summer and have submitted an enquiry for the 21-year-old already.


Garner came through the youth ranks at Manchester United and made his senior debut for the Red Devils in 2019. He made a handful of appearances for the first team before being loaned out to Watford in the summer of 2020. The youngster spent six months with the Hornets before returning to Old Trafford, following which he joined Nottingham Forest for the second half of the 2020/21 season

EVERTON SAFETY MIGHT DEPEND ON PALACE

The downfall of Merseyside giants Everton has been one of the stories of the season on the Premier League stage. The most pessimistic of Everton fans won’t have predicted what has happened to the club this season when Spanish manager Rafael Benitez was appointed as their new manager at the start of this season.


Everton began the season well under Benitez and they were in fourth spot after some games before the wheels fell off. Benitez was given a lot of time to turn the situation around before he was eventually sacked at the start of this year to usher in the reign of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard at the club. Everton have struggled to improve under Lampard especially away from home and they have relied on home points to stay in the Premier League till date.

MAN UNITED PLAYERS REPORTEDLY HAVE DOUBTS OVER TEN HAG

After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in November, Ralf Rangnick leading the team on an interim basis did not steady the ship. Instead, reports circulated that players struggled to buy into the tactics and vision of the German manager. Poor performances and inevitably missing out on Champions League football next season only justifies why a major rebuild is required at Old Trafford. Therefore, the appointment of a manager with a reputation for significant rebuilds and the ability to reshape a team should fill the squad with confidence.

MIDFIELDER REPORTEDLY LOOKS SET TO SIGN NEW TOTTENHAM DEAL

The Mail claim Oliver Skipp is ‘on the verge’ of penning a £35,000-a-week, long-term contract at Tottenham – a deal that will see the midfielder earn £1.8million a year. Skipp remains injured, but is seen as a key Spurs player. Skipp, 21, is close to entering the final two years of his Tottenham contract – which expires in June 2024. But Antonio Conte sees the England Under-21 midfielder as a key part of his plans at Tottenham and a new deal is close.


Indeed, the Mail report that Skipp is ‘on the verge’ of putting pen to paper on a new long-term Spurs contract. That is, despite playing just eight times in the Premier League under Conte before suffering a niggling groin issue.

CLUBS HAVE UNTIL APRIL 30TH TO SIGN HAALAND

The likes of Manchester City and Real Madrid have until the end of April to meet the release clause of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, with the Norwegian's future set to be clarified soon. Haaland is one of the most in-demand players on the planet, and has shot to prominence with his prolific goalscoring records for RB Salzburg and more recently Dortmund, who he joined ahead of Manchester United in December 2019.


While it's been fairly certain for some time that Haaland will leave Dortmund for a bigger club this summer - with a release clause of €75m (£63m) active in his contract - German publication Bild have revealed on Wednesday that interested parties must meet the clause by April 30, when it expires.

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