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08.15 UPDATE: Moyes nearly signed Bale

David Moyes insists he was close to making Gareth Bale his first Manchester United signing in 2013.

“I wanted him to be my first signing at Manchester United,” he told eirSport.

“We came close, spoke to him, but he had his heart set on Real Madrid and we couldn’t talk him out of it.

“It was a real disappointment because I saw him as a Manchester United type player.”

07.50 UPDATE: Chelsea in Abraham battle

Chelsea face a battle to keep hold of Tammy Abraham this summer with Germany club RB Leipzig in the mix for his signature.

Abraham has been on loan at Aston Villa in the Championship this season but was linked with a move to Wolves in January.

And now Chelsea are braced for more interest in the 21-year-old striker.

The Sun report that Abraham is a £20m target for the German side.

07.30 UPDATE: Liverpool make contact over Werner deal

Liverpool have made contact with RB Leipzig over the signing over Timo Werner, according to BILD in Germany,

The striker was linked with a move to Liverpool in January and the talk have refused to go away.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are battling for the Premier League title but Roberto Firmino has struggled to replicate last season’s form.

And a move for Werner would add to the competition up top with Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi likely to leave in the summer.

07.15 UPDATE: Jadon Sancho to ‘snub Manchester United’

Jadon Sancho is set to snub a move to Manchester United to stay at Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to the Sun.

Sancho has been incredible since joining Dortmund from Manchester City and United have been linked with a £100m swoop.

However, the Sun claim Sancho wants to stay in Germany and continue his development having already earned an England cap at the age of 18.

He is in his third year at Dortmund and wants to stay for at least one more.

07.00 UPDATE: Manchester United need five signings

Manchester United need to make five summer signings to compete for the Premier League title – according to Gary Neville.

United overcame PSG in the Champions League last night despite being two down from the home leg.

And despite being impressed with the players that came in with the list of injuries and suspensions, Neville thinks the squad needs serious investment.

He told beIN Sports: “Manchester United need two centre-backs. I genuinely believe that.

“When you talk about United winning the Premier League title or trying to get to a Champions League final, you need top centre backs.

“They need two new centre backs and a right back. That’s a minimum I think for the summer. They’ve looked at doing that in the past and they need to do it this year.

“The manager needs a new back four, there’s no doubt.

“They need someone with authority. You watch Virgil van Dijk or Thiago Silva, they’re world-class centre backs and

United need someone like that.

“I would say three defenders, one midfielder and one forward, because of the form of Alexis Sanchez.

“Unless he completely changes what he’s doing in the next few months, United need another forward.

“I’d say they need five additions to the squad. Then the squad would be in good shape and could challenge.”



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