Man Utd duo seek crucial talks with Solskjaer amid frustrations
Two Manchester United players have growing frustrations and want assurances on their futures, while Liverpool’s stance on Jurgen Klopp’s future has been revealed – all in Tuesday’s transfer gossip.
MAN UTD DUO SEEK CRUNCH TALKS
Edinson Cavani and Eric Bailly want assurances on their future at Man Utd amid doubts over their contracts, say The sun.
Cavani has had a decent impact since joining United as a free agent this summer. However, the fact that he only signed a one-year contract puts his future in doubt.
United have the option of extending the deal for another year, but their plans are not yet clear.
Reports earlier this week suggested Cavani was already considering his next move. The Uruguayan international is considering a return to South America to join Argentina’s Boca Juniors team.
According to Daily mail, United are ready to speak with him following this information. But The sun paint a different picture of the situation.
They claim Cavani wants to know what United’s intentions are for next season in terms of who will lead the line.
They have again been linked with Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, for example. Such a move would push Cavani up the hierarchy.
The 34-year-old still wants to play regularly, so he will have to consider his options in this event. But if United can reassure him that he will have playing time, he could still stay.
In fact, it is claimed that Cavani is “eager” to stay. However, he is not happy that United did not have discussions with him until he learned of the interest from elsewhere.
Bailly unhappy with playing time
Meanwhile, Bailly has seen his defense role diminish in recent years due to injuries. He has only made seven Premier League starts this season.
The Ivorian’s contract is still a year older than Cavani’s. But that still puts United in a perilous position, because if they decide they don’t want him anymore, they would have to sell him this summer to avoid losing him for free.
The sun Cite a locker room source who says Bailly doesn’t feel trustworthy of Solskjaer. Moreover, he thinks he is being treated unfairly.
He is therefore seriously considering his future.
CONFIDENT LIVERPOOL WITH KLOPP
The Liverpool owners fully retain their confidence in manager Jurgen Klopp. (Time)
Real Madrid hope to offload Gareth Bale permanently this summer thanks to his positive form with Tottenham. (Daily mail)
Man Utd will make Dean Henderson their number one goalkeeper next season. However, they don’t want David De Gea to be the second choice so they will try to sell him – possibly to PSG. (90min)
Kingsley Coman rejects first contract extension offer with Bayern Munich. He has been linked with Manchester United in the past. (Kicker)
Arsenal could make a step for former Aston Villa left-back Jordan Amavi when his contract with Marseille expires at the end of the season. However, he could still reconnect with the French side. (Le10Sport)
AGENT OFFERING ARSENAL STAR AROUND
Marcus Rashford suffered no ligament injuries in Manchester United’s victory over Manchester City. (The telegraph of the day)
Leeds United star Raphinha has become Man Utd’s main target for the summer. (Todofichajes)
TOTTENHAM RECEIVES A LOAN APPLICATION
Norwich have asked Tottenham if they can keep Oliver Skipp on loan for another season. (Football insider)
West Ham captain Mark Noble has agreed to a one-year contract extension with the club. (Evening standard)
Benfica sent a contract offer to former Chelsea striker Diego Costa, who left Atletico Madrid in December. (Goal)
Celtic have decided to beat Tottenham on signing Wigan forward Kyle Joseph as they look to secure a pre-contract deal. (Football insider)
AND MORE FIGHTS
Several Newcastle United players do not have relegation clauses in their contracts. This makes the prospect of going down even more disturbing. (Time)
Football lawmakers could allow referees’ talks with VAR to be heard by fans. (The sun)
Meanwhile, the IFAB also told referees that they can reserve players to scream if this was an attempt to cheat them. (Daily mail)
New Barcelona president Joan Laporta expects Philippe Coutinho to leave the club this summer. (AS)