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Man United receive huge David de Gea transfer boost: report

Real Madrid have elected to dedicate their attention towards signing Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois instead of David de Gea in the summer transfer window, according to reports.

The European champions had initially turned their attention towards signing Athletic Bilbao keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, only for the Spaniard to sign a new contract with the Basque club.

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague claimed last week that Madrid have reignited interest in both Courtois and De Gea, adding that the former would be easier to sign.

And according to the Independent‘s Miguel Delaney, the hierarchy at the Bernabeu, despite coming minutes away from signing De Gea in 2015, believe Courtois will be an easier option to pursue once the transfer window opens.

The Belgian recently noted in an interview that Madrid – where his young family still lives – was still very much his home and claimed he wanted to go back there at some point in his career. And a sizeable offer from Florentino Perez – possibly in the region of £100m – may be too good for Chelsea to turn down.

De Gea, on the other hand, is thought to be relaxed with life in Manchester under Mourinho, and certainly isn’t angling for a move away like he was in 2015 during Louis van Gaal‘s time at the club.

Man United receive huge Arturo Vidal transfer update

Manchester United target Arturo Vidal looks set to leave Bayern Munich this summer, according to reports from Germany.

The Chile international was heavily pursued by Louis van Gaal in the summer of 2014 but decided to remain at Juventus before joining Bayern a year later.

Jose Mourinho wants to add midfield reinforcements this summer and has reportedly pinpointed Vidal as one of his main transfer targets.

And according to German media outlet Kicker, the German champions, having secured the services of Leon Goretzka, want to make further investments in younger talent over the summer and will sanction the departure of Vidal or Thiago Alcantara as a result.

Bayern also want to replace the outgoing pair of Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben with Man United targets Leon Bailey and Christian Pulisic. Combine that with talents like Joshua Kimmich, Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolliso, Niklas Sule, along with Gortezta, and you have a serious platform for the future.

This is an obvious project of Bayern’s having lost their presence in the Champions League over the last few years with a strong but ageing squad, and United could prove to be the main beneficiaries of such an evolution, plucking Vidal – a dynamic, intelligent, seasoned midfielder with excellent vision and tenacity – from the Allianz Arena after working so tirelessly to get him four years ago.

Man United receive encouragement in their pursuit of 19yo superstar

Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic has admitted that he was a big Manchester United fan growing up, adding that the Premier League was an “unbelievable” place to play football.

The American teenager has emerged on the radar of several big clubs after breaking into the Dortmund first team last season.

Reports have claimed that Man United have expressed intent to rival Liverpool in pursuit of his signature over the summer.

And Pulisic, when asked about his apparent allegiance to United, noted that he was a big fan growing up and refused to rule out the prospect of joining the Premier League in the future.

“Yeah, I was. I was definitely a big fan,” he said.

“Of course, right now I am under contract with Dortmund and I’m not looking around or doing anything like that so I’m very focused there.

“But, yeah, it’s cool to hear all this stuff!’

“Of course. You know… I’ve talked to him . Of course, the Premier League is an unbelievable league and you never know in football what can happen so right now I’m focused with Dortmund.”

Jose Mourinho has recently dealt a massive blow to our ability to discuss rumours by emphatically stating that no new attacking additions would be made over the summer, with central midfield and full-back the obvious priority for the 55-year-old at this given time.

The likelihood of Pulisic going to United, or anywhere, in the summer is unlikely. He has only recently nailed down a place at Dortmund and will want as many minutes under his belt as possible.

But United will, you sense, keep their eye on Pulisic’s remarkable potential as a player and commercial asset over the next few years.