Paper Talk: United face new £40m Fred fight; Wolves rival Arsenal for ace

Date published: Monday 19th March 2018 8:27

Manchester United face a fresh challenger for the signature of a £40million Brazil star, while Luke Shaw’s United career appears to over, according to Monday’s newspapers.



Manchester United have reportedly reclaimed pole position in the £40m battle for Brazil midfielder Fred.

However, the main threat to United clinching the signing of the Shakhtar Donetsk star this summer is now coming from PSG and not Manchester City.

Reports last week claimed that Pep Guardiola had ended his interest in the 25-year-old, making United the clear favouritesto land the player.

The Daily Star, however, claims City are still monitoring the midfielder’s situation but that Fred is no longer a priority signing for the runaway Premier League leaders.

The report goes on to state that Fred’s representatives have privately confirmed that the strongest interest is coming from Old Trafford, although with PSG also now in mixer the transfer may not be as straight forward as United would have hoped.


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Luke Shaw was involved in an amazing training ground bust-up with Jose Mourinho before he was humiliated during the FA Cup win over Brighton (The Sun)

Louis van Gaal has revealed he wanted to sign Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski during his time in charge at Manchester United (The Sun)

Burnley are willing to double goalkeeper Nick Pope’s wages to stave off interest from fellow Premier League side Newcastle (The Sun)

Petr Cech is not happy with Arsene Wenger’s rotation policy and says he is frustrated over his lack of game time in cups (The Sun)

Wolves hope to beat off competition from Arsenal in an audacious move for AC Milan striker Andre Silva should they secure promotion to the Premier League (Daily Mirror)

West Brom want to sign Numancia’s Spanish striker Guillermo, 24, for £2m next season as the club face relegation to the Championship (The Sun)

Gareth Southgate is planning to stage a World Cup audition to solve England’s goalkeeper crisis (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United fans have suggested the venue of this season’s FA Cup semi-finals should be changed (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have triggered a 12-month extension to keep full-back Ashley Young at the club until 2019 (Daily Mail)

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed many of his stars were ‘unprofessional’ during his time in the Premier League (Daily Mail)

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has openly admitted the Italian giants have made Liverpool midfielder Emre Can their ‘primary objective’ in the summer (Daily Mail)

In-form forward Cenk Tosun has credited ex-Everton striker Duncan Ferguson with kick-starting his Toffees career following his brace at Stoke (Daily Mail)

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has urged team-mate Andres Iniesta to stay at the club (Sky Sports)

PSG captain Thiago Silva says he is “sure” Brazilian forward Neymar will stay with the club, despite the 26-year-old being linked with a move to Real Madrid (ESPN)


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