Mourinho Analyzes MUFC’s Summer Transfer Activity, Opines on Deadline Date Proposal

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho gave his weekly news conference a few hours ago, and we have the video of it for you over at this link. Mourinho was asked to give his opinion on the proposed idea of moving the summer transfer window deadline up, to a date that precedes the start of the league season.

He responded with:

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Africa’s Richest Man Wants to Buy Arsenal, Sack Arsene Wenger

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Let’s say that you’re a disgruntled Arsenal FC supporter who’s also a member of the #WengerOut crowd. You want Manager Arsene Wenger sacked, a lot, but surely not enough as Aliko Dangote, the richest man in all of Africa. Forbes estimates that Dangote has a net worth of nearly $13 billion, not far from double that of current Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke, who checks in at $7.5 billion.

Dangote has been a club supporter who has coveted a purchase of the team since the 1980s, despite Kroenke’s stance that the club is not for sale.

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Future of Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal FC Remains Uncertain

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By John O’Leary

It has been claimed that Alexis Sanchez’s representatives have held talks with Antero Henrique, sporting director of PSG ahead of a potential move to the Ligue One club. PSG are keen to tie the forward down to a long-term contract, however, the Arsenal man is holding out for a three-year deal, worth some £275,000 a week post tax. That said, the Ligue One champions remain confident that an agreement can be reached, though they are yet to agree a fee with Arsenal.

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Philippe Coutinho Emails in Transfer Request, Despite LFC Statement

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Welcome! It’s time to once again play world football’s favorite 2017 summer transfer window guessing game: Philippe Coutinho, staying or going? In today’s edition, the ownership group of Liverpool Football Club released a statement, espousing the same position that they have maintained all along- Coutinho is not going to Barcelona, and that he’s simply not for sale at this time.

It wasn’t long until reports emerged that Philippe Coutinho had himself emailed in a transfer request.

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Jose Mourinho Won’t Cry Over Having to Settle for Three New Players

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho has been very transparent all summer long about his shopping list. He’s wanted four players, but got only three. Mourinho coveted a defender, striker and holding midfielder, and so far those needs were filled with Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic. The Portugese also covets an attacking player/winger, but has conceded defeat in the pursuit of Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic and Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale.

Yesterday, reports in France, which were then picked up in England, claimed that Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier had agreed on a multi-year deal to join United, but as of Friday, that report is apparently “FAKE NEWS!”

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Danny Rose Calls Out on Tottenham’s Inactive Summer Transfer Window

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Danny Rose is very candidly advocating his team open the purse strings and spend some pounds (or Euros).

It’s understandable, to an extent, why Tottenham Hotspur have had such an inactive summer transfer window. With so much money tied up in the new stadium scheme, they just don’t have the cash to throw around on splashy new expensive players. Still, you got to do something, and Spurs have done nothing this summer, as they have added zero players to their squad.

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Neymar’s £200 Million Transfer Continues to Up the Ante

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By John O’Leary

When it was announced that Paris Saint-Germain would be paying a mind-boggling £200 million for Brazil’s most famous export, it led to the usual media rumblings about how the sport has gone mad, and largely irrelevant top ten lists of other uses to which the money could have been put.

However, the point is that football is a global industry worth billions in revenue every year, and the star footballers are what makes it work. The transfer market alone has almost become a game within a game – let’s find out more.

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Chelsea FC Owner Roman Abramovich Set for Very Costly Divorce

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Chelsea Football Club Owner and Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich is set for his third, and likely costliest, divorce yet. On Monday Abramovich and his wife Dasha Zhukova released a joint statement indicating their end of their marriage. They deemed it a very amicable split, and indicated intentions of continuing to work together.

Roman Abramovich is an extremely secretive man, who does not like to do interviews, and he kept his marriage to Zhukova a secret for six years.

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Nemanja Matic Sale a Casualty of “Crazy Transfer Market,” Says Antonio Conte

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Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte essentially admitted that the decision to sell midfielder Nemanja Matic to Manchester United was out of his hands. Conte made it a clear what “a great loss” it is for his side to see Matic go to a league rival, and just how “very important” the Serbian was to his team.

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Jose Mourinho Becomes First Manager to Spend £1 Billion in Transfer Market

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Jose Mourinho has officially accomplished something that no other football manager can claim. The Special One could be deemed “The Spending One” as no other football boss has spent more money on acquiring new players than Mourinho. The Portugese became the first to surpass the £1 billion mark, according to a report in The Sun.

Take a look below:

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Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich and Wife Dasha Zhukova Separate

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Chelsea Football Club Owner Roman Abramovich, who Forbes estimates to be the 139th wealthiest person (£7 billion, $9.1 billion) in the entire world, is separating from his wife Dasha Zhukova. The pair maintain that this is a very amicable parting of ways and they plan on continuing to work together in the art world. Zhukova, 36, is an art collector, who resides on the board of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Neymar Deal Prompts Jurgen Klopp to Question UEFA Financial Fair Play

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It’s official: Paris Saint-Germain have now processed payment to FC Barcelona, and the Catalan Club have finally accepted the €222 million ($263.5m, £200.6m) sum for Neymar. The Brazilian superstar now becomes the world’s most expensive player, having more than doubled the previous transfer record, which until today belonged to Paul Pogba.

The Manchester United midfielder returned to his old club from Juventus for £89.3 million just last summer.

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