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Thursday, February 7
- Manchester United are looking to Italy for summer additions
- It’s claimed THREE Serie A defenders are on their transfer shortlist
- PSG will re-ignite their interest in Chelsea star N’Golo Kante
- RB Leipzig are clearly enamoured with loan signing Emile Smith-Rowe
Frenkie de Jong pledge
Frenkie de Jong wants to retire at Barcelona.
Barcelona signed de Jong, 21, for an initial £65million in January from Ajax despite strong interest from PSG.
“Paris Saint-Germain was a good option, but Barcelona has always been a dream,” the Dutch midfielder told Het Kontakt.
“I am happy with my five-year contract, and if I succeed, the chances are that I will never leave, just like Lionel Messi.”
Manchester United eye Serie A trio
Manchester United are looking to Italy for summer additions.
That’s according to Manchester Evening News, who claim THREE Serie A defenders on their transfer shortlist.
It’s said Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, who would likely cost upwards of £100million, is still being monitored.
Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar and the lesser known Joachim Andersen of Sampdoria are also of interest with the former valued at £76million.
Ole deserves it
Claudio Ranieri believes Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer “deserves” to be appointed Manchester United’s permanent manager.
“At the moment he deserves it. He’s shown all the players are with him.
“Manchester United’s mentality has changed. Why not?
“I remember him as a player, against Chelsea. He was a fantastic player. His career’s open, and I wish him all the best.”
N’Golo Kante swoop
PSG will re-ignite their interest in Chelsea star N’Golo Kante in the summer, according to reports in France.
The French giants have been keen to sign the midfielder for some time and Le10 Sport claim they will test Chelsea’s resolve with man offer at the end of the season.
More worryingly for Blues fans, the reports claims Kante’s relationship with manager Maurizio Sarri is strained and that he would consider a move back to his homeland.
The 27-year-old has been forced to play out of position this term as Sarri bought Jorginho in the summer and had to shuffle the midfield to accommodate him.
Wanted: Emile Smith Rowe
RB Leipzig are clearly enamoured with loan signing Emile Smith-Rowe.
The Bundesliga outfit are looking to extend his loan deal beyond this season… despite the fact he’s not made his debut!
Smith-Rowe, 18, joined RB Leipzig in January on a five-month loan deal but hasn’t pulled on the shirt due to injury.
But that hasn’t stopped manager Ralph Rangnick talking about their great relationship with Arsenal and future talks to extend his stay into the 2019/20 campaign.
“We have such a good relationship with Arsenal that we can imagine talking to them about another loan in March or April,” Rangnick said.