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Manchester United sign Raphael Varane from Real Madrid

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Manchester United have agreed to a fee of £41m with add-ons for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane. The deal is subject to a medical.

United are having an eventful transfer, having successfully completed the signing of Jadon Sancho for £73m from Borussia Dortmund. 

The signings are a statement of intent from Manchester United going into the new season.

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Varane is one of the best centre-backs in the world with his accomplishments spanning from the world cup to the Spanish la Liga titles. 

He joined Real Madrid from the French side of Lens in 2011 and has gone to make over 350 appearances for the club.

He was in the world cup winning squad in 2018 and recently in the Euro 2020 France team that was knocked out on penalties. 

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Varane will be a big improvement on the United squad. His partnership with Maguire is already sparking debate on which will be the best Centre back partnership in the premier league.

The addition of Varane and Sancho on the squad is also a statement from the board and the Glazers after the backlash they faced last season.

Manchester United fans were frustrated about their team’s lack of competitiveness with losses in the Europa finals and lack of significant trophies for the last four seasons.

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Varane unveiling as Manchester United according to Fabrizio Romano will be done next week due to quarantine rules.

However, he will fly to Manchester this week but will undergo his medical a few days later.

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Real Madrid had offered Varane a new deal with captaincy included but had his mind already set on the premier league.

He wanted the premier league experience and also had his mindset on Manchester United. Real Madrid also wanted to cash in on Varane as he was on his last year on contract and they were set to lose him as a free agent.

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Newcastle table £10m loan offer, player out of contract in the summer

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Newcastle table £10m loan offer, player out of contract in the summer

Newcastle have reportedly made a £10 million loan approach for Jesse Lingard in the final days of the January transfer window, according to 90Min. According to the report, despite the fact that conversations have lasted a month, they ‘anticipate’ this offer to be ‘accepted.’

Lingard, who is 29 years old, has only started two of his 14 league and cup games this season. That’s following a brilliant loan spell with West Ham last season, in which he netted nine goals and contributed five assists in 16 appearances. In June, his contract will expire.

Newcastle, as well as West Ham and Tottenham, have been heavily connected with Lingard. However, according to the source, Newcastle has offered United a £10 million loan fee for Lingard after extensive discussions.

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Unless he accepts a new Old Trafford contract, such a deal would likely put an end to his United career. It’s unknown whether Lingard wants to transfer, but it’s been said that Newcastle would have to pay him twice as much as he is now.

Lingard still needs to be persuaded. Newcastle triumphed over the weekend, which is crucial not only in terms of staying up but also in terms of attracting players this month. It provides those who are being hunted a better chance of surviving.

Lingard possesses the ability to increase Newcastle’s hopes of remaining in the Premier League significantly. If he joins on loan, Newcastle will have six months to persuade him to sign a permanent contract – and it could work out.

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Steven Gerrard warns players: “Don’t feel sorry for yourselves”

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Steven Gerrard warns players: "Don't feel sorry for yourselves"

Villa’s players have been urged by Steven Gerrard not to feel sorry for themselves as they prepare to face Man United.

On Saturday, Villa play the Red Devils in an attempt to avenge their FA Cup loss at Old Trafford on Monday.

The controversial call to reject Danny Ings’ second-half equalizer as United escaped with a 1-0 victory dominated the post-match discussion.

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Steven Gerrard, on the other hand, refused to blame the referees, focusing instead on Villa’s failing to take their chances.

He said: “It is quite unique you get this kind of opportunity. We need to not feel sorry for ourselves, we showed over 90 minutes on Monday we are more than a match for the team we faced.

“We need to stick together, first and foremost. We have to recover well.

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“The players feel they were good enough to win the game. Over 90 minutes I felt we were at minimum good enough to take it to extra time.

“The reality is they scored a goal, which was sloppy on our behalf, and we weren’t ruthless enough when our chances came along. It is quite clear what we need to iron out between now and the weekend.”

Villa are aiming for their first league double against United since 1954, as well as their first Premier League win at home versus United since 1995.

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Man United ‘offer’ Paul Pogba a pay rise in an attempt to convince him to stay

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Man United 'offer' Paul Pogba a pay rise in an attempt to convince him to stay

The Red Devils are said to have offered Paul Pogba a new deal worth £500,000 per week in order to prevent him from departing on a free transfer in the summer.

Pogba’s contract at Old Trafford expires on July 1, and his fate has been a hot topic of discussion this season.

The French international is now free to talk to other clubs about a summer move after entering the last six months of his contract.

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His Previous club Juventus, as well as Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, have all been connected with him.

United is reportedly preparing to offer him a new deal for £400,000 per week before add-ons to entice him to devote his future to the team, according to The Sun.

United are said to be convinced that the offer is worth roughly £100,000 more than Pogba might make elsewhere in Europe if he decides to go on a free transfer in July.

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According to the source, Pogba has still to decide whether or not to sign the new contract, which would make him the highest-paid player in Premier League history.

Paul Pogba has been out since November due to a thigh injury he sustained while on international duty with France.

Ralf Rangnick, United’s interim manager, stated in December that he would not try to sway Pogba’s choice since he only wants to work with dedicated players.

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“I wouldn’t say he is not worth keeping but players need to want to stay and play for the club,” said Rangnick.

“If a player doesn’t want to play for a club like Manchester United, even in the long term, I don’t think it makes sense to convince him to change his mind.

“This is such a massive club, with fantastic support, I don’t think anyone at the club should try to convince a player to stay.”

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