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Barcelona consider summer move for Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany

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Spanish giants Barcelona are reportedly considering making a move in the summer for Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany.

Barca want to add some steel and experience to their back line and view Kompany, 32, as someone who fits the bill – despite his appalling injury record over recent seasons.

However, Kompany is out of contract at the end of the season, and City have only had initial talks with him about a new deal so far.

Kompany has become a legend at City since joining from Anderlecht in 2008 and has made nearly 350 appearances for the club in that time.

Whether he is tempted by a move to Spain remains to be seen, but it would be a wrench to leave a club where he is loved. It is thought that a new deal will be forthcoming from City’s bosses later in the season – something both sides are comfortable with.

AC Milan target Manchester United star Marcus Rashford and Liverpool’s Divock Origi

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Italian side AC Milan are turning their attention to signing Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford after admitting defeat in their attempts to get Zlatan Ibrahimovic to return to the side on loan in January.

Milan had been in negotiations to bring Ibrahimovic in on loan during the MLS off-season, but the parties failed to agree terms.

As a result, manager Gennaro Gattuso is turning his attention elsewhere – and to Rashford, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport.

However, prizing him away from Old Trafford may be difficult. Rashford has been a regular starter under Jose Mourinho this season, making 18 appearances in all competitions and scoring 3 goals. It is hard to see United considering any bid for the 20-year-old.

With that in mind, Gazzetta added that another potential target could be Liverpool’s Belgian striker Divock Origi. However, Origi has recently forced his way into Jurgen Klopp’s plans and so this may lessen the chances of him being sold or let out on loan in January.

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur set to battle it out to sign Romanian star Dennis Man

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Premier League clubs Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are considering bidding for FCSB and Romania attacking midfielder Dennis Man.

Man has caught the eye this season for FCSB – the club formerly known as Steaua Bucharest – scoring 7 goals in 22 appearances. The 20-year-old has also broken into the Romanian national side this year, making his debut in March.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino sent a scout to watch Man, who can play attacking midfield or on the right wing, recently, according to The Sun.

Continental European clubs are also said to be interested, with Italian side Roma and Turkish giants Fenerbahce said to be keen – although it has been denied that the latter has already tabled a £2.5 million bid for the player.

It is thought that it will take a substantially higher bid than that to get FCSB to part with one of their rising stars. Man is contracted to FCSB until 2022 but if a bid in the range of £15-20 million came in, they may be tempted to sell.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Barcelona chase £90 million rated Tanguy Ndombele

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A host of top clubs including Manchester United, Manchester City, Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing £90 million-rated Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, according to reports.

Ndombele has been a star for Lyon in Ligue Un and in the Champions League and club president Jean-Michel Aulas has said they have already turned down bids in excess of £45 million for the 21-year-old.

France Football has claimed that United are leading the race to sign the France international, although it is also said that uncertainty over the future of manager Jose Mourinho could put him off.

But, given the amount of interest, Lyon may decide to sell to the highest bidder. Aulas has previously said Lyon would want a fee around that United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba – a then-record £89 million.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has praised him recently after he played against City for Lyon in the Champions League.

While £90 million is well within the compass of United, City and Barcelona – although the fee would be a transfer record for either Manchester Club – it may well put off Spurs, who have never splashed out such a fee on a player.

Ndombele himself has remained coy on his future, saying he could have left in the summer but decided to stay, and has not regretted the decision.

“I don’t imagine how my career will go, I live it instead,” he told Canal Football Club recently. “”Of course, they are big clubs, I don’t close the door to anyone.

“When I was young I didn’t dream of being in this or that club, whether it is Real Madrid, Barcelona, City, I have never dreamed of being in a specific club like that.”

All the factz on Everton v Watford, including which TV channel its on

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There is Monday night football action in the Premier League as Marco Silva’s current side Everton take on his previous club Watford at Goodison Park. The match kicks off at 8pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

  • Everton have an amazing record against Watford at Goodison Park – they have won 11 of the 12 matches they have played against them in all competitions.
  • The Toffees are in decent form – two wins, two draws and one defeat in their last 5 matches.
  • Watford are out of form, having lost their last 3 PL matches and only won 2 of their last 11, having opened up the season with 4 straight wins. Despite this, a win will take them level on points with Everton.
  • Richarlison is Everton’s top scorer with 7 goals in 13 appearances this season – two more than he scored for Watford in the entirety of last season.
  • Goal scoring is one of Watford’s main problems – they have scored just 9 in their last 11 matches.