Paper Talk: Man Utd reject £18m offer for star as future decision is made

Date published: Tuesday 27th August 2019 8:18

Manchester United have snubbed a lowly £18m bid for a star and reassured him of his future role, while Celtic are looking at a Rosenborg man as a replacement for Kieran Tierney, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.

 

MAN UTD REJECT CHEEKY BID FOR FRED

Fiorentina have launched an £18m transfer bid for Fred – with the offer very quickly rejected by Manchester United.

The Brazil midfielder struggled to find his best form at Old Trafford following a £52m switch from Shakhtar Donestk last summer and was limited to just 25 appearances.

And with the player yet to feature so far this season, Fred has been strongly linked with a move to Italy.

And according to The Sun, Fiorentina have followed up on their initial interest in the player by launching a firm £18m bid.

That is obviously some £34m short of the fee United paid last summer and has, understandably, been rejected.

And now according to The Times, Fred has been handed reassurances over his role in the side this season, having been told the club don’t want to sell him.

As per the report, Fred has been told by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he will get game time this season though he will be expected to show some improvements after his initial season at the club.

The 26-year-old himself alluded to just that on Monday when he stated on Instagram that he was very much looking ahead to the season to come and planned to work hard in training to prove his worth to Solskjaer.

 

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AND THE REST

Celtic have sent a scout to cast their eye over Rosenborg left-back Birger Meling, as they search for Kieran Tierney’s replacement (Daily Mirror)

Nemanja Matic has demanded showdown talks with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after losing his first-team place at Old Trafford (Daily Mirror)

James Rodriguez looks likely to stay at Real Madrid past the transfer deadline after joining the club’s injury list (Daily Mirror)

Swansea striker Andre Ayew is wanted by Werder Bremen and Sampdoria (Daily Mirror)

Tammy Abraham will be rewarded for his impressive start to the season with a new contract at Chelsea, in a deal which will double his £50k-a-week wages (Daily Mail)

Everton’s Maarten Stekelenburg has emerged as a shock target for Real Madrid, should Keylor Navas leave this summer (Daily Mail)

Christian Eriksen is all-but resigned to staying at Tottenham in the short-term, with his dream of joining Real Madrid or Barcelona this summer failing to materialise (Daily Mail)

Liverpool wonderkid Bobby Duncan was left out of Monday night’s U23s clash against Southampton with his future to be resolved in the coming days (Daily Mail)

Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Turkish minnows Kayserispor on a one-year deal (The Sun)

Arsenal are prepared to allow Nacho Monreal to join Real Sociedad this week if the veteran defender asks to leave (The Sun)

Bury could get a stay of execution after a desperate plea for potential buyers to be given more time to save the club (The Sun)

Two rival groups are fighting to save Bolton from being plunged into liquidation today (The Sun)

Ilkay Gundogan says VAR is sucking the joy out of football – without removing any of the uncertainty (The Sun)

Luke Shaw fears he will be out for at least a month after suffering a hamstring injury in Manchester United’s defeat to Crystal Palace (The Times)

Javi Gracia is fighting to save his job as Watford manager after beginning the Premier League season with three defeats (Daily Telegraph)

Tottenham expect Dele Alli to be fit for the North London derby and the midfielder could be selected for England’s upcoming international games (Daily Telegraph)

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford at Stadium mk on September 26, 2018 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Manchester United will not sell Alexis Sanchez until the scale of Anthony Martial’s injury is understood (The Guardian)

Manchester City are tracking Hearts starlet Aaron Hickey with a view to a £1.5m January swoop (Scottish Sun)

Bournemouth winger Jordon Ibe could still join Celtic before the transfer deadline (Scottish Sun)

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