Aug 10, 2017

Manchester United round-up: Rose hints at move; Willian confirms Chelsea talks; defender leaves on loan

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Manchester United may look to resolve their left-back headache by looking to sign Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, according to Sky Sports. The 27-year-old even gave the Red Devils a boost in their pursuit with Chelsea also interested as he told The Sun:

“I will play up north. I don’t know exactly when, but I will get back up north and play some football somewhere. I moved away from home (from Leeds to Spurs) at 16… I have been away for over ten years now and I don’t get to see my mum that often. I am going to make it my priority before I retire to play football up there.”

That may prove to be a hint at a potential move to Manchester. He could then follow in the footsteps of former team-mate Kyle Walker who moved to Manchester City for £50 million. Tottenham boss Daniel Levy may be hugely reluctant to allow such a deal to happen though and would demand a substantial fee.

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One deal which will not happen this summer is a move for Chelsea winger Willian. However, the Brazilian has revealed that Jose Mourinho made an approach for his former player at Stamford Bridge as he told Goal:

“There were a few conversations with my agent. I worked with Mourinho and I became his friend as well. He likes me a lot and I like him a lot as a coach and as a person. He has put his trust in me and in my work, and I was very grateful to him. Manchester came to me, they talked with my agent, but nothing happened, because Chelsea would not negotiate me in any way and I’m very happy at Chelsea.”

Willian was not first choice last season with Pedro and Eden Hazard preferred on the wings. With Hazard out at the start of this season, Willian will begin the season in the team but it could be interesting to see if United go back in for the right sided forward if he struggles for game time again this season.

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A deal which has now been confirmed is Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s move to Crystal Palace on loan, as the Eagles’ official website announced. The Manchester Evening News had reported that the versatile young defender already begun training with the Eagles, even prior to the move being confirmed.

The Dutchman struggled for regular football last season and will now look to get that under Frank de Boer at Selhurst Park before returning to Old Trafford at the end of the season.

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Sam is a Southend United fan and student based in the South-West. He has previously worked for various publications, including FourFourTwo magazine and ITV. Sam also has an extensive knowledge of Spanish football and has previously lived and worked in Spain. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.