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That Manchester United’s squad is in dire need of quality players is not in question. What is puzzling is United making enquiries about a host of players and not putting money on the table or rather not signing any. Many of us United fans had expected Bruno Fenandes to arrive by now given injuries to Scot and Paul, but there we go again. The Fernandes deal is stalled and about to collapse.
Chelsea have ‘triggered immediate interest’ from Liverpool in RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner.
Liverpool – and particularly Jurgen Klopp – are long-term admirers of German international Werner.
A report in November suggested that the Reds would sign the forward on the condition that he agree to be back-up during a settling-in period.
DEAL OR BRUNO DEAL?
The Manchester Evening News say negotiations have ‘hit a standstill’.
The Guardian say Manchester United ‘have baulked’ at Sporting’s valuation of £68m for a player they deem worth £38m plus add-ons.
Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said he is looking to bring in attackers, following their 1-0 defeat to Newcastle on Saturday.
The Blues wasted the chance to go clear in fourth place, as they lost thanks to Isaac Hayden’s late goal.
Newcastle showed they have the appetite for a scrap in the bottom half of the table as Isaac Hayden’s dramatic injury-time header earned a vital win against a dominant Chelsea.
Frank Lampard’s side were on top for most of the game but had little to show for it as Tammy Abraham skewed wide from an acute angle and N’Golo Kante’s shot was well saved by Martin Dubravka.
Chelsea was defeated by a lone goal during the Premier League late kick-off against Newcastle at the St James Park on Saturday.
The Blues had started the match hoping to open a 8 points lead over 5th placed Manchester United who travels to Anfield on Sunday.
Frank Lampard thought Chelsea “dominated every aspect” of their 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday evening.
Isaac Hayden headed the returning Allan Saint-Maximin’s cross past Kepa Arrizabalaga four minutes into stoppage time to send the home fans among a crowd of 52,217 at St James’ Park into raptures.
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson says Reece James’ deliveries for Chelsea reminds him of David Beckham.
Following last season on loan at Championship side Wigan, James has been given a chance under Frank Lampard, making 18 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea this season.