Manchester United are ready to get serious in their attempts to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid as Jose Mourinho urges club higher-ups to offer a sensational £500,000-a-week deal in order to lure him over to Old Trafford.
As the Premier League season draws near, the hype surrounding it is also at its pinnacle.
Mourinho confirmed yesterday that the club were in talks about re-signing the Swede for the second half of the new campaign.
They say the United boss is frustrated with Luke Shaw's attitude and he could be used in a swap deal to land Rose.
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Timothy Fosu-Mensah has completed his loan move to Crystal Palace. I'm the same, talking, encouraging players.
"I must now repay that back by putting in some good performances for the club". A good season for me?
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"If Nathaniel Chalobah or Ruben Loftus-Cheek were still there they could get rid of Matic and play a younger kid".
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"United were crying out for a central midfielder with the qualities of Nemanja Matic". However, the champions won't let go of their title so easily and with new acquisitions like Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Anthony Rudigier to complement players like Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and N'golo Kante, the pensioners will definitely not be written off.
"Chelsea have broken up that partnership and strengthened their rivals".
"It's not because I have always done it (won the title in my second season at other clubs) that I am going to do it (with United)".
Anthony Knockaert - A rampaging runner with the ball who was named Championship player of the season after scoring 15 goals and providing assists for another eight. "And, in some ways, I'm glad it's not the Premier League holding that particular record".
"It was very clear by showing what he did previous year was not enough for him", he said.