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Di Maria's wife warns Lucas over Man Utd move

Lucas Moura's move to Manchester United has been placed in doubt after an intervention by the wife of PSG team-mate Angel Di Maria, according to  The Sun .

Brazil international Lucas is yet to start for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 this season and is keen on a move to Old Trafford in a bid to prove himself ahead of the World Cup.

But Di Maria's wife, Jorgelina Cardoso, has warned Lucas's partner, Larissa Saad, about the lifestyle in Manchester, and she is now having second thoughts about leaving Paris for England.

Arsenal want Martial in Alexis deal

Anthony Martial Manchester United

Arsenal want Anthony Martial included in any deal that would take Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, according to the Daily Star.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants a replacement before he allows Alexis to leave, and he is hopeful Martial can be that player.

United are reluctant to let Martial go, however, though they would be willing to include Chris Smalling in the deal should Arsenal be keen on the centre-back.

Man Utd to make De Gea highest-paid player

David de Gea Manchester United

Manchester United are ready to give David de Gea a massive raise in an attempt to fend off interest from Real Madrid, according to The Sun

Madrid are still circling for the 27-year-old and with De Gea's contract set to expire in 2019, the Red Devils want to offer a new deal to lock down their prized goalkeeper. 

Man Utd reportedly plan to up De Gea's £210,000-a-week wages to £300,000-a-week, making him the club's joint highest-paid player along with Paul Pogba. 

Mourinho refuses to rule out Alexis move

Jose Mourinho Manchester United Southampton

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is not ruling out the possibility of a move for Alexis Sanchez.

The Arsenal forward has been widely expected to join Manchester City, but the Red Devils have reportedly swooped in with a late move for the 29-year-old. 

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No Alexis bidding war, says Wenger

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Arsene Wenger has said there is no bidding war between Manchester City and Manchester United over Alexis Sanchez.

The Frenchman was tightlipped over the future of the Chile international but did not deny that approaches had been made.

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Man City still hopeful on Alexis

Alexis Sanchez Arsenal

Manchester City are still hopeful of signing Alexis Sanchez in January, despite a supposed approach from Manchester United, Goal understands.

The Blues’ plans for Alexis remain unchanged, despite news of rival interest emerging on Thursday, and the club are also believed to be working on at least one other deal.

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Man Utd prospect signs first professional deal

Jose Mourinho Nicky Butt Manchester United

Manchester United have confirmed that Arnau Puigmal has signed his first professional contract with the club.

The 16-year-old Spaniard joined the club from Espanyol in 2017 and becomes the second academy star to commit their future to the Red Devils, with Aliou Traore having also signed this week.

Academy chief Nicky Butt told the club's official website : "Arnau has impressed us all since he came to the club this season. He has a great attitude to learn and he has quickly picked up English, which will be a great help to him going forward. It is clear to see that he has all the attributes to develop into a top player and have a fine future ahead of him."

Spurs won't give up on Malcom

Malcom Bordeaux

Tottenham have not given up hope of beating Arsenal and Manchester United to the signing of Bordeaux sensation Malcom, reports UOL Esporte .

Arsenal have held talks with Malcom’s representatives this week over a potential January deal as Arsene Wenger searches for a replacement for Manchester City target Alexis Sanchez.

United are also set to make a £40 million bid for the Brazilian in January , but Spurs remain keen to capture the winger, even if Arsenal are favourites to agree a deal.

Valverde wants to keep Gomes

Andre Gomes Barcelona

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is not looking to let Andre Gomes leave in the January transfer window, according to Mundo Deportivo .

Gomes reportedly wants a winter move to secure regular first-team football, and he has been linked with Manchester United and Tottenham.

However, Valverde is happy with the Portugal international and only a huge offer will persuade the club to change their mind.

United's new Cantona or Van Persie?

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Alexis Sanchez could help Manchester United win trophies if he decides to snub Manchester City for Jose Mourinho's men, with former Red Devils star Phil Neville tipping the Arsenal forward to make a similar impact to Eric Cantona and Robin van Persie at Old Trafford.

Sanchez had been expected to join former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at runaway Premier League leaders City in January after his protracted move to the Etihad Stadium fell through during the previous transfer window, but the Red Devils have now joined the chase for his signature.

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Man Utd target Vardy & Chicharito

Jamie Vardy

Manchester United are targeting Jamie Vardy and Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez in addition to Alexis Sanchez, the Telegraph   reports.

Vardy reportedly would be the most expensive option as the Red Devils look to bolster their attack, with Leicester City seeking a £35 million fee.

Hernandez, meanwhile, could return to Old Trafford if West Ham can recoup the £17m they spent to sign the Mexican striker last summer.

Man Utd ahead of City in Weigl race

Julian Weigl, Borussia Dortmund, 17/18

Manchester United have passed Manchester City in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, according to the Independent .

Jose Mourinho is said to want a new defensive midfielder in support of Paul Pogba, and City target Weigl has landed on the Red Devils' radar.

While a swap involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan seems unlikely, United's willingness to send the midfielder to Dortmund could help facilitate talks to sign Weigl.

Chelsea & Man Utd monitor Arthur

Arthur Gremio

Chelsea and Manchester United are monitoring Gremio midfielder Arthur as a potential move to Barcelona stalls, the Daily Mail   reports.

Barca are interested in signing the 21-year-old over the summer, but recent moves for Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina mean the Catalans must sell players to balance the books first.

That development has apparently opened the door for the Blues or Red Devils to sign Arthur, who is valued between £30 million and £35 million.

Man Utd lodge £25m Alexis bid

Alexis Sanchez Arsenal Chelsea

Manchester United have lodged a £25 million bid for Alexis Sanchez as they seek to pip arch-rivals Manchester City to the Arsenal forward, reports The Guardian .

Pep Guardiola is said to have a £20m offer on the table for a player who is set to be out of contract at the end of the season.

Jose Mourinho has now countered that approach, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan offered to Arsenal in an effort to help sweeten the deal.

Man Utd to rival Liverpool for Pulisic

Christian Pulisic Borussia Dortmund

Manchester United will rival Liverpool for Christian Pulisic if the Anfield side go in for the Borussia Dortmund teenager this summer, reports The Independent.

The 19-year-old winger has been linked with a move to Liverpool to help replace Philippe Coutinho and reunite with former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp. 

But Man Utd see Pulisic's value as both an on-field addition and as a marketing dream as the first truly global American football star. 

Thiago Silva puts Man Utd on Pastore alert

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Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva has admitted that playmaker Javier Pastore wishes to leave the club this month.

The comments will be of interest to Manchester United, who are still said to hold an interest in the Argentine.

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