Manchester United were ready to spend £100m on central defender

Florence Fletcher
August 10, 2018

The latter, so impressive for Colombia in Russian Federation, is also reported to have been part of a deal offered by Barcelona for World Cup victor Paul Pogba. We will see on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday then Thursday and Friday to take a decision for the team.

England internationals Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier are among the players to have been given time off after the tournament, with no participation in pre-season games as a result.

"But it's the same conversation as with (Ashley) Young, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Jesse) Lingard, it's the same".

But insiders say the club refused to sign a defender for huge money as they believed none of those available were significantly better than their current crop. But Liverpool did its business early in splashing more than 170 million pounds (US$220 million) on Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker and midfielders Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.

That will hardly have endeared Martial, who was left out of the weekend friendly against Bayern Munich, to Mourinho, although the manager insisted that omission was not a punishment.

With the start of the Premier League season just days away, the FC panel assess how Tottenham's lack of transfer activity will affect their top-four chances.

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And the Old Trafford boss angrily hit back at accusations he has fallen out with his squad. I love, love, love this energy and desire - that it's not enough to be fourth in the World Cup, it's not enough to finish second or third or play in the Champions League. One lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie but the perception of people is that it's true.

"When you repeat 1,000 times that my relationship with my players is not good, it's still a lie".

He said: "I like my players and my group".

"When I listen, when I read - not much but sometimes I do - it is hard to believe that we finished second", Jose said, "because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing and finish below us look like serial winners".

"If you compare with Europe, you are at a complete disadvantage and it does not help the clubs in the Premier League", Pochettino said on Spurs' tour of the United States. I think it is clear what is going on and how we are going to move in the future.

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