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Simon Jordan hits out at Gary Neville over his ‘laughable’ criticism of Manchester United’s ‘appalling’ transf - talkSPORT.com
Simon Jordan criticised club legend Gary Neville for his ‘laughable’ criticism of Manchester United’s summer transfer window. Donny van de Beek has been the only Old Trafford arrival so far, with under a week to go before the window for international deals slams shut. Van de Beek signed for Manchester United earlier this summer and scored on his Premier League debut against Crystal Palace The Netherlands midfielder joined from Ajax in a £40million deal, and United are said to want further recruits before Monday’s transfer deadline. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has prioritised the signing of a left-back and also a right sided forward, with Porto’s Alex Telles the top target for the former and Jadon Sancho still wanted to fill the latter role. But these deals are still not done with time running out, and Neville posted a strong tweet on Tuesday morning to slam his former’s club’s ‘appalling’ summer business. Its appalling that in this market which is probably the easiest in PL history to get transfers done that United havent done more yet! wrote the former Red Devils defender. They must get Ole a CB, LB and Forward pre-deadline! The others are managing to get things over the line why not United! Its appalling that in this market which is probably the easiest in PL history to get transfers done that United havent done more yet ! They must get Ole a CB , LB and Forward pre deadline! The others are managing to get things over the line why not United ! — Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 30, 2020 But Jordan, the former Crystal Palace chairman, took umbrage at Neville’s criticism and said it was ‘laughable’ to call this the ‘easiest market in Premier League history’ given the financial implications caused by the still ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Jordan said on talkSPORT: Im reading a tweet from Gary Neville talking about its appalling in this transfer market that Manchester United dont get deals done, that its the easiest market place to get deals done. I think thats laughable! “Its not the easiest market place to get deals done at all. Its incredibly difficult because on one hand youve got clubs that want to sell players but retain value, and on the other youve got clubs recognising that its COVID-19 and trying to lowball people.” disagree talkSPORT pundits clash over Foden and Greenwood punishment with pair to be axed news Lampard doubted, Jose praises Alli, Man United transfer latest, Villa sign Barkley OUCH The Champions League Groups of Death Liverpool, Chelsea and Man United could get tactical showdown Leeds vs Man City - Get City at 6/1 to win or Leeds at 66/1 BAD FIT Frank Lampard branded not the guy' for Chelsea as worrying goal stat emerges goss Man United news: Neville transfer blast, Monchi claim, Cavani and Dembele linked game on Brighton v Man United commentary: Cup clash just days after controversial PL match cup tie Everton v West Ham commentary: PL rivals face off for place in Carabao Cup quarters info Champions League group stage draw: Date, time, how to watch and pots for Prem clubs message Charlton fans will love the text new owner sent Palace chairman after buying club While United have been criticised for not matching Dortmund’s valuation of Sancho with their opening bid – they offered £91.3m compared to BVB’s £108m asking price – Jordan had no complaints with the Red Devils’ business strategy. If you are going to buy a player, you dont go in with your top price,” he added. If Man United went in and bid 120m [for Sancho], Dortmund would have dollars to doughnuts said it was 150m. Thats the way the economics of football works. The flipside of the argument is that every time Man United index themselves to a player of this significance, or look like they are going to do a deal and ramp up the narrative, you see a spike in their share price, because there is a lot more than Man United just buying players. Manchester United submitted their opening bid for Jadon Sancho earlier this week Manchester United are a worldwide brand floated on the New York Stock Exchange; they are a global player so trying to sign players and keeping them at the forefront of media attention does create energy around other parts of the business. It doesnt just mean football transfers. I dont know how much criticism you can put on Ed Woodward, and I have been incredibly critical of him because I dont think he gets the dynamics of the football operation. I think hes a brilliant accountant, I think hes a brilliant orchestrator of commercial deals, but the job that is required for Manchester United is the bridging of the gap between the boardroom and the football operation. Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has long been criticised by Manchester United fans But how do you legislate for saying a deal that gets done? This is not a deal! This is Borussia Dortmund saying to Manchester United, you will pay precisely what we say or there is no entertainment, no engagement, no deal. Quizzed on whether Dortmund are right to take such an approach, Jordan responded: Well, they are if the player is worth 120m. If you talk about the dynamics of people inside football, is this boy, at this stage, worth 120m? Because I think that is a big question to ask. 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‘I would like to fight for the Carabao Cup but I don’t think I can’ – Jose Mourinho’s stunning admission ahead - talkSPORT.com
“I would like to fight for the Carabao Cup but I don’t think I can.” Jose Mourinho has made a stunning admission ahead of Tottenham’s tie against Chelsea on Tuesday, hitting out at the EFL for not giving his side a fighting chance. Mourinhos men have three matches to play in the space of five days Spurs host Mourinho’s former club Chelsea in the Carabao Cup fourth round on Tuesday, a match you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT, kick-off 7:45pm. They then play in their final Europa League qualifying tie at home to Maccabi Haifa just 48 hours later. The hectic week is topped off by a trip to Mourinho’s last club, Manchester United, for a Premier League clash on Sunday. The three games come on the back of a draw at home to Newcastle on Sunday in which Spurs conceded a contentious injury-time penalty – with Mourinho refusing to criticise the new handball law or the use of VAR after the game. Spurs were denied a win over Newcastle after Eric Dier was penalised for this handball But he did protest at being forced to play their Carabao Cup fourth round tie in between league and European commitments and suggested the added financial value of reaching the Europa League group stages has to take precedent. “I would like to fight for the Carabao (Cup) but I don’t think I can,” he said. “We have a game on Thursday that gives us not as much money as the Champions League but the group phase of the Europa League gives us a certain amount that, for a club like us, is very important. “It’s a competition with a possible group phase that gives us a good chance to go through to the next knockout stage so this game on Thursday is very important for us. Are these good old Mourinho mind games or will Spurs be in dire straights come Sunday? “I think you can imagine that with a game on Thursday that decides a very important thing for us, I think the EFL made a decision for us. “They didn’t even create a problem – they made a decision for us. So that’s the decision.” Spurs lost Son Heung-min to a hamstring injury at half-time against Newcastle. The South Korea forward had already hit the woodwork twice having scored four goals in the previous Premier League outing at Southampton. But Mourinho believes Son’s setback will be the first in a list on injury problems his side will have to overcome due to their fixture congestion. Ally McCoist's latest rant against 'shambolic' new handball rule - It's making a mockery of football! Asked if playing a Chelsea side who had to fight from three goals down to draw at West Brom on Saturday gave Tottenham a good chance of progressing in the Carabao Cup, the Portuguese replied: “You’re joking or you’re serious? “Chelsea played Saturday, they have Sunday and Monday (off) then they play Tuesday and then they play again on the weekend. “So their fantastic squad, if the manager decides not to rotate, he can perfectly play with the players that he wants. “As you know and forgetting the past Thursday, we played on the Sunday, now we play on the Tuesday, we play on the Thursday, we play on the Sunday again. “And I think Sonny was just the first. More (injuries) will come. Son was the first, but more will come.”
Tottenham still interested in Josh King transfer, but Manchester United could make late move for Bournemouth - talkSPORT.com
Tottenham remain interested in Bournemouth striker Josh King, and could land the Norwegian forward in a late cut-price deal. However, talkSPORT understands Manchester United are also monitoring the 28-year-old and may challenge Spurs with a late swoop if they fail in their final attempts to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. Josh King got six goals and four assists in the Premier League last season Spurs were linked with an interest in King earlier in the transfer window, and while talk went quiet for a while it is understood they are still keen to bring a new striker to White Hart Lane before next weeks transfer deadline. Jose Mourinho is still in the market for a player to support Harry Kane, and King is seen as an attractive option due to his versatility, and ability to play centrally and also in wide attacking positions. Bournemouth are open to selling the star following their relegation to the Championship – they even gave away his No.7 shirt this summer – and the transfer could drag on beyond the October 5 deadline, due to an agreement that means Premier League and EFL clubs can still do business up to 11 days after the window shuts. But Man United are also in the running, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaers final offer of around £90m for Sancho set to be rejected by Dortmund and the boss also keen to add more attacking options to his squad. talkSPORTs transfer guru and south coast football expert Alex Crook joined Jim White on air on Monday for the latest gossip, and revealed King is likely to seal a move back to the Premier League. Josh Kings agent, Jim Solbakken, has been in talks with Tottenham and hes been a busy boy trying to gem up some interest, he said. King made his first Championship appearance of the season in Bournemouth’s 1-0 win over Norwich on Sunday It all went a bit quiet, but Im hearing there is still an interest in taking him to north London, Bournemouth are keen to sell because hes in the final year of his contract. It would be that if he does go to Tottenham they get him a fair bit cheaper because theyve left it later in the transfer window. The other interesting strand to this is that Manchester United also have a long held interest in King. Alan Brazil believes Spurs will struggle to secure a top-four spot even with Gareth Bale at their disposal They failed with a £20m offer in January and if, as it seems likely, they cant force Borussia Dortmund to lower their asking price for Jadon Sancho, I wouldnt be completely blown away if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came back in for a player he knows well. Also, this is not a move that has to be done by next Monday when the transfer window closes. There is a special arrangement that Premier League clubs can trade with the EFL until October 16, so I wouldnt be surprised if this one goes even beyond the deadline on Monday night.
West Ham COVID-19 outbreak: Will the game against Wolves be cancelled, when did Hull find out and how long - talkSPORT.com
West Ham United are expected to play Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend, despite three positive coronavirus tests before their game against Hull City. Manager David Moyes and two of his players were dramatically sent home from the London Stadium prior to their 5-1 Carabao Cup win over Hull after testing positive for COVID-19. Issa Diop and Josh Cullen tested positive for COVID-19, as well as David Moyes Defender Issa Diop and midfielder Josh Cullen were initially named in the team to face the League One team. But 15 minutes later the line-up was changed with both players omitted, and when the teams came out there was no sign of Moyes, with assistant Alan Irvine taking charge. Irvine told reporters after the defeat of Hull that West Ham first received the positive test results at 6:20 just an hour and ten minutes before kick off in Stratford. Moyes and the two players returned home immediately after being informed they have the virus. All three individuals left the London Stadium before the game against Hull City It is understood West Ham’s and Hull’s medical departments agreed the match could go ahead, despite the positive tests, within the protocols Both Hull and the Hammers agreed the game should go ahead within protocols and both the EFL and the Premier League are confident spreading the virus is unlikely. All three individuals will have to self-isolate for ten days and the entire squad must be tested again. Sunday’s game against Wolves is unlikely to be postponed as more than two players and a manager have to test positive for that to be a possibility. However, assistant Irvine is likely to take interim charge once again with Moyes in isolation, while Diop and Cullen will not be selectable. Arsenal – who beat West Ham last Saturday – are confident their bubble is still in place, with their game against Leicester in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday not in jeopardy. Jim White says West Ham owners will not sell the club amid growing criticism from supporters
Tanguy Ndombele to be rewarded by Jose Mourinho? How Tottenham should line up against Southampton - talkSPORT.com
Tottenham will have to forget about all the excitement surrounding Gareth Bale’s return when they travel to another one of his former clubs this Sunday – live on talkSPORT. Southampton welcome Spurs to St Mary’s with both clubs looking for their first points of the new campaign following defeats on the opening day. Gareth Bale has returned to Spurs on a season-long loan Spurs won’t be able to call on Bale just yet, in fact he is expected to be out for the next month due to injury. Nonetheless, Jose Mourinho could make a host of changes from the Everton loss and the nervy 2-1 victory over Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Europa League qualifiers on Thursday night. The Spurs boss reserved special praise for match-winner Tanguy Ndombele, who has struggled since his club-record move to north London in the summer of 2019. Ndombele has appeared as a substitute in Tottenham’s first two games of the season Mourinho said: Tanguy is in a process of evolution. Last season he wasnt. He was stuck in a situation where I couldnt see evolution. Now he is in a moment where he is training very, very well. Today he gave us what we needed in the last 30 minutes. Now I believe in Tanguy. I never doubted his ability but last season I doubted his effort and motivation. Now I think that Tanguy can do well for us.” Could that translate into a rare start for the Frenchman? talkSPORT.com takes a look… Alan Brazil believes Spurs will struggle to secure a top-four spot even with Gareth Bale at their disposal Tottenham team news Jose Mourinho should be able to freshen things up if he needs to after leaving eight players at home for the midweek trip to Bulgaria. Dele Alli and Toby Alderweireld were among those who did not travel, but they are back in the squad for the Saints clash. Japhet Tanganga is out with a thigh injury, while Serge Aurier will hope to shake off a training knock. How Tottenham should line up Listen to Southampton vs Tottenham LIVE on talkSPORT this Sunday at 12pm!
Gareth Bale: Has Real Madrid winger ALREADY booked in round of golf in England ahead of Tottenham switch? - talkSPORT.com
Gareth Bale’s loan move to Tottenham is set to be completed on Friday and the Welshman appears to be wasting no time in getting back on the English golf courses. A leaked picture on social media has appeared to show Bale, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and chief scout Steve Hitchen incredibly booked in for a round on Friday in Telford, Shropshire – though question marks remain over the validity of the image. Reports have suggested the Real Madrid star will fly to London tomorrow with his teammate Sergio Reguilon to complete their switches to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Spurs fans are eagerly anticipating the return of one of the clubs greatest ever players seven years after he left them for Real Madrid for a then world-record £85million fee. The season-long loan deal, in which Spurs are expected to pay at least half of Bales £600,000-a-week wages, is now close to being finalised. However, according to talkSPORT sources, the winger will not be expected to play for a full month after rejoining the north London club due to a knee injury and other fitness concerns. He last played for Los Blancos in June so will not go straight into Jose Mourinhos side, who made a limp start to the 2020/21 Premier League season with a 1-0 defeat to Everton. Bales only competitive time on the pitch lately has been 45 minutes against Finland and 90 against Bulgaria in Wales recent Nations League fixtures. Simon Jordan doesn't know where Dele Alli would go if he left Tottenham
Manchester United transfer news LIVE: Bale’s agent says Tottenham in lead, club to miss out on Reguilon, i - talkSPORT.com
Manchester United start their their Premier League season a week later than most others and will hope to have more signings through the door by the time they welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford. The club have secured just one deal so far in this window – bringing in Donny van de Beek from Ajax for £40million. Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho remains their top target, while numerous other players are being linked with a move to Old Trafford, including Gareth Bale. Keep up to date with all the latest Manchester United news and transfer gossip below… Sign up to play Dream Team 2020/21 now
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Gareth Bale’s agent confirms Real Madrid outcast wants Tottenham return despite Manchester Unitedi interest w - talkSPORT.com
Tottenham are on the verge of agreeing a sensational double deal with Real Madrid to re-sign Gareth Bale on loan, as well as the Welshman’s teammate Sergio Reguilon on a permanent basis. Bale’s representative, Jonathan Barnett, has revealed that the 31-year-old forward wants to return to the Premier League side, where he enjoyed a successful six-year spell between 2007 and 2013. Bale wants to leave Real Madrid this summer Reguilon was voted the best left-back in LaLiga last season Bale, 31, left White Hart Lane for the Bernabeu for a then-world record fee of £87.5million in 2013, and has gone on to win an array of major honours, including four Champions League titles. He has fallen out of favour under Zinedine Zidane, however, and is now seeking a move back to the Premier League. Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for the forward, and talkSPORT understands Spurs’ sudden interest has taken them by surprise. Barnett, the forward’s long-term agent, confirmed on Tuesday that discussions were ongoing with Tottenham regarding a potential move. Despite United’s interest, Bale favours a return to north London. “Gareth still loves Spurs,” Barnett told BBC Sport Wales. “We are talking [Spurs, Real and Bale’s camp]. It’s where he wants to be.” Bale played 203 times fo Tottenham, scoring 55 goals, and is now poised for a second spell at the club GOSS Liverpool news: Condition for selling Brewster, Wijnaldum waiting on good news Goss Arsenal news live: Auba dreams of Henry status, £90m swoop, Martinez bids farewell goss Man United news live: Club urged to do same to Man City as Spurs are to them in market NEWS Bale and Reguilon to Spurs, Villa double deal, Everton to sell former Arsenal pair goss Chelsea news live: Lampard told he must replace Kepa, claim Mendy 'has already signed' review Orient set up Spurs tie with dramatic win, plus the best of the Carabao Cup action nabbed Tottenham hijack Man United bid to sign Real Madrid star auba rated? talkSPORT host's lively debate with Arsenal fan as Aubameyang pens new deal Speaking back in July, Barnett was adamant that his client was ‘going nowhere’, despite his increasingly peripheral status at Madrid. But now Tottenham are closing in on loan move for Bale, who earns a reported £600,000-a-week in the Spanish capital. Real will almost certainly be footing at least half of Bale’s salary, if not more, as Jose Mourinho desperately looks to add more quality to his squad. The transfer could also involve Dele Alli moving in the opposite direction, according to the Telegraph. The latest developments will bring joy to Spurs fans far and wide, with Mourinho also on the cusp of finalising a £27.5m switch for the highly-coveted Reguilon. Manchester United have held discussions regarding the 23-year-old Spain international – who was voted the best left-back in LaLiga last season. But Tottenham are now in pole position to secure Reguilon’s signature with talks at an advanced stage.
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Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden axed from England squad after Man United and Man City youngsters caught - talkSPORT.com
Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden have been removed from the England squad to face Denmark. Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate has confirmed the young pair breached coronavirus guidelines after footage emerged in the Icelandic media appearing to show them with girls in a hotel room on Sunday. Pictures of Foden, taken on Snapchat, were leaked online Greenwood was also pictured on Snapchat Foden and Greenwood, who play for Manchester City and Manchester United respectively, were both omitted from training on Monday and kept away from the rest of the squad as the Football Association investigated the matter. The FA has now found that they disregarded both quarantine and behaviour rules and have axed them from the squad. England are due to make their way to Denmark from Iceland on Monday afternoon, but the pair will be flown home separately. It is understood that coronavirus quarantine protocols at the England team hotel were so strict, players were not even allowed to meet their own family members. But two girls posted photographs of Greenwood, 18, and Foden, 20, on social media, showing them in clear breach of the guidelines set by the FA. The young duo only made their international debuts on Saturday, with Foden starting and Greenwood introduced as a second half substitute in the 1-0 win over Iceland. Foden is in trouble with England boss Southgate just one game into his international career In a press conference on Monday, Southgate said: “Unfortunately this morning it was brought to my attention that the two boys have broken the COVID guidelines in terms of our secure bubble – we had to decide they couldn’t have interaction with the rest of the team. “Given the procedures we have to follow they will have to travel home separately.” Southgate added: “Nothing has happened in the areas we occupy in the hotel. We are still getting to the depths of all the information because this was only brought to my attention a couple of hours before training, so I’m still getting to grips with the detail. “What is clear is there is a breach of the Covid-19 guidelines. The whole squad have really followed that to the letter. I’m not going into any more details until I’m aware of everything. “We’ve spent a long time putting the guidelines in place, and the whole squad have followed that to the letter. “We’ve had four tests in the period we’ve been together, our staff have done an incredible job of keeping it secure and tight, which was so important both to get the games played and also for the safety and security of our team and staff. “So in that respect we have no alternative but to do what we are doing.” Foden and Greenwood are considered two of the brightest talents in the game Southgate described the young pair as ‘naive’ and said they had both apologised for their conduct. “I think at the moment Im trying to take a lot of information in,” he said. “Obviously they have been naive, we have dealt with it appropriately. I recognise their age but the whole world is dealing with this pandemic. “Im a father with children, young adults, I know people get things wrong. Im not excusing that in this instance. “These are two boys I dont know particularly well at the moment so cant speak in great depth. I have got to try and speak with them later in the appropriate way. They have got responsibilities and they have apologised.” Manchester City and Manchester United both released statements condemning the actions of their respective player. “It is clear that Phils actions were totally inappropriate,” City said of Foden’s conduct. “His behaviour not only directly contravenes strict guidelines related to Covid-19, but also falls well below the standard expected of a Manchester City player and England international. “The club supports the FA regarding this incident, and officials from the club are now in touch in relation to Phils enforced early return to the UK. On Greenwood, United said: “Manchester United are liaising with the Football Association and are disappointed with the actions of Mason Greenwood over this situation.” Play our new talkSPORT Selector game NOW! Simply pick one winning Premier League team each Gameweek and you could win a share of £10,000. 18+ Full terms and conditions apply. BeGambleAware.Org.