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Man City should be going all out for Rennes 17y/o midfielder for these 2 reasons

Man City transfer target Eduardo Camavinga

According to 90min.com, Man City have joined the race for Rennes wonder-kid, Eduardo Camavinga. The Blues will face some competition for his signature.

The 17-year-old midfielder has started all games so far this season for Rennes. He has since gone from strength to strength as every game passes.

He signed a contract in the summer that puts him with the Ligue 1 side until 2021. However, European and Premier League giants have started to express their interest in the teenager.

This is an advantage to Rennes as they would have leverage over an asking price if Camavinga draws in a lot of attention.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United are all said to be interested. However, Man City are ready to fight them all off.

Here are two reasons why Man City should make him a priority signing…

Man City struggles in defence

Man City have been struggling in defence and with their defensive midfielders. Eduardo may not be able to step up to the first team straight away, however, he could help.

A lot of the Man City defenders are injured which has seen Fernandinho slide into a defensive position. Some of the midfielders have had to go into a more defensive position too.

This has had an effect on the attack. Bringing this teenager in could help. He is a comfortable defensive midfielder but also produces phenomenal assists.

Experience

Eduardo is currently starting every game for Rennes. At such a young age, that is a huge responsibility.

Even though he would probably be placed in Man City’s academy to start off with, he would bring this experience to the Premier League.

However, this may be a problem to the 17-year-old as he is getting full-time football now and may not want to give that up.

How former Man United boss would turn Arsenal around

According to Evening Standard, Arsenal are standing by Unai Emery. This is despite the rumours of Jose Mourinho being approached.

There have been rumours this week about Jose Mourinho supposedly meeting Arsenal’s head of football, Raul Sanllehi.

Rumours that the former Man United manager could be on his way to the Emirates were fueled by talk of him having dinner with Sanllehi.

However, Arsenal have denied this and claimed that the two haven’t spoken in years. Arsenal have also said that they will stand by Unai Emery despite him only winning 2 leaugue games in 9.

Jose Mourinho

Even though Arsenal are denying these rumours, Mourinho would be a better option in my opinion.

The biggest thing that fans want is change. Jose would definitely be able to provide that change. Whether it be results, the team or style of play.

Man United

Football fans have always been divided by Mourinho. Some hate him, some love him. However, I have always been a fan of him.

Man United fans didn’t appreciate him. This is why it would be interesting to see him return to the Premier League and take on Man United with a new team.

Wolves to go for Man City & Arsenal 19 y/o midfield target

According to SportWitness, Wolves, Man City and Arsenal are all battling it out for 19 year old, Dejan Kulusevski. Wolves have only recently come into the mix but seem to have made the biggest impact.

Kulusevski is a name that has been involved in transfer rumours for a while now. Arsenal have supposedly been monitoring him for months.

Arsenal have been linked with the teenager and rumours seem to be true. They have apparently asked about the cost of the player and the possibility of a deal.

Man City have been linked in the past. The players agent has addressed these rumours to say he doesn’t want to name names.

However, it is now Wolves who seem to be winning the race. They are meant to be offering €15 million but it seems that Atalanta are holding out for around €25 million.

About the teenager

Dejan is 19 years old and is owned by Atalanta. However, he is currently on loan with Parma.

He is a comfortable midfielder who can operate the right, left and in the middle.

Current form

In 11 appearances for Parma this season, he scored 2 goals and had 5 assists.

He seems to be finding his feet as a rivht winger. The teenager can only improve.

Man City Women will be looking to bounce back by dropping these 2 players

Nick Cushing has got some serious work to do with Man City Women. Their form has been poor recently and with that in mind, here’s two players who should be dropped.

It was an amazing start to Man City’s season in all competitions. Things looked to be going great.

However, things have changed since then. They lost to Man United in the FA Cup. Then they lost to Arsenal. To top it off, they lost to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League this week.

Things have been quite disappointing. A lot of fans think that Nick Cushing has done all he can with the club. That is why this is a hard pick because maybe it is the management that needs a shake up.

That aside, here’s two players who need to be on the bench instead of in the starting line up against Birmingham…

Ellen White

Don’t get me wrong, White is one of my favourite players. I have been waiting to see her in a Man City shirt for a long time.

However, she has only just returned from injury. The rest of the team have gelled. Maybe she would benefit from being on the bench and being brought on to change things up.

Georgia Stanway

Another player who has only just returned from injury. When she is at her best, she never stops and is a threat on the pitch.

Although, she could benefit from being broight back into the squad slowly instead of being thrown in at the deep end.

Arsenal and Man City go head-to-head for Real Madrid star

According to The Sun, Arsenal and Man City are afer Real Madrid’s Isco. It looks like the two Premier League sides will be in a transfer battle.

The attacking midfielder has fallen out of favour at Real Madrid. This has caused clubs to start taking a closer look at him.

However, two Premier League clubs wanting him will give Real Madrid an advantage.

Isco is valued at around £60 million. Arsenal would have been accepting of that amount. However, Man City’s interest now gives Real Madrid the power to increase that asking price.

So it looks like a battle will happen. Each time has their own reasons for wanting the midfielder.

Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has fallen out of favour at the Emirates. They need to find a replacement and Isco fits that bill.

However, Arsenal have a budget. Negotiations wojld need to be done.

Man City

David Silva will be leaving the Manchester side at the end of the season. Isco has been compared to Silva in the past.

While looking at a replacement is an option, Phil Foden looks to be filling the midfield spot next season.

3 clubs former Man Utd manager should be looking at upon Premier League return

According to Sky Sports, Jose Mourinho is ready for a return to the Premier League. He has apparently turned down other offers abroad in an attempt to find employment in the league.

Sky Sports have reported that Mourinho is now ready to manage his 3rd Premier League club.

The 56-year-old has apparently turned down Benfica and a move to China in hopes of finding a Premier League club.

This comes after he has received advice from friends and family. The ex-Man United manager has been told to ‘enjoy his summer.’

Normally, he would be concentrating on transfers and making improvements to whatever team he would be managing.

Now he is a free man, he should be enjoying his time. However, he isn’t. Jose has admitted that he wants to be back in football and the Premier League is where he wants to be.

With that in mind, here are 3 clubs that could benefit from having him in charge…

Tottenham

Spurs are currently 11th in the league. The football has been very disappointing for fans. Lack of transfers has also been a cause for concern.

However, Jose Mourinho could be the perfect man to replace Mauricio Pochettino. He also wants to win trophies whatever team he takes over. Spurs could be the place to try and do that.

Arsenal

The Gunners are currently 5th in the league. However, fans have been fed up for a while.

Jose could replace Unai Emery and try to cheer up the frustrated fans. He could totally transform things at the Emirates.

Everton

This might be a controversial pick. However, I believe Everton would be a great place for him to try his luck.

Marco Silva isn’t doing the best with the toffee’s. They are currently 16th in the league. Jose should consider them because he could really build some belief for fans.

BOLD MOVE: Scholes points to Arsenal man who could change Man Utd’s fortunes in January

Paul Scholes has given his opinion on who should join Man United. He believes that Mesut Ozil will transform Solskjaer’s team, according to Evening Standard.

Ozil’s future at Arsenal doesn’t look bright. He isn’t a favoured player and keeps getting left out of the squad.

Paul Scholes has said that Man United should go after the 31 year old as he is creative.

However, this will go against Man United’s new transfer policy of trying to prioritise young players.

What he will bring

Paul Scholes believes that Ozil can link a team together. He claims that this is what Man United need.

However, Scholes believes he would be more of a short term plan rather than long term.

Fans

This has divided some Man United fans. While some agree and think Ozik would make a good addition, others disagree.

Some think Scholes doesn’t know what he’s talking about. What’s your opinion?

Forget Mandzukic: Here’s 2 other strikers Man Utd should go for

According to The Express, Man United have made a verbal agreement with Juventus striker, Mario Mandzukic. It looks like Solskjaer’s first recruitment for the January transfer window has been made.

Juventus have basically told Mario Mandzukic that he won’t be in the squad plans for the remainder of this season. This has left him looking for another club.

It now looks like a deal worth around £10 million could be made to bring him to Old Trafford. It’s quite a clever move by Solskjaer to go for a player looking for a new home. Especially months before the transfer window opens.

However, the Juventus striker is now 33 and never had Premier League experience. While he might drive younger teammates forward at Man United, his career might be coming to an end.

This is why we’ve picked out two more strikers who could be more effective at Old Trafford.

Aleksandr Sobolev

The 22-year-old striker would be a younger and cheaper option. He currently plays for KS Samara.

It would cost Man United around £1.8 million (according to Transfermarkt) to bring him into their squad. The striker has scored 10 goals in 13 appearances for the Russian side.

However, his impressive form has got other clubs interested in him. This will mean that Man United would have to move fast.

Donyell Malen

The 20-year-old is one of Holland’s hottest prospects. He has scored 16 goals in 18 appearances for PSV Eindhoven so far this season.

He is currently valued at around £16.2 million on Transfermarkt. Some may recognise his name, as he used to be in the Arsenal squad. However, a move back to a Premier League side may be easier for him than it would be for others.

Again, Man United would have to act fast because he is a wanted man by other teams. This includes Liverpool. It also includes his old club, Arsenal, who both see the potential.

Man City women need to play these 2 to start the campaign with a win

Man City Women have a huge game on their hands this weekend and The Football Manc Cave are picking out two players who will make all the difference.

On Saturday, the opening game of the Women’s Super League will take place for Manchester City. The blues will be on a mission to win the league this season after competing with Arsenal for so long. The news of the opening fixtures broke way back at the beginning of the summer and it was revealed that Man City would host Man United.

The reds were only promoted at the end of last season and will be immediately going into one of the hardest games they’ll face and to add even more pressure, it will be at the Etihad Stadium. This will generate a huge audience who will be cheering on both teams in what will be a great derby. My prediction is that Man City will win, I’ve just not decided on the scoreline yet. Something I have decided on is two Man City players who have to play in this game in order to make sure they get all three points.

Steph Houghton

Probably the most obvious pick, I know. However, her World Cup campaign impressed me and many other fans so much. I can’t wait to see her in action on Saturday, not only for her defensive skill, determination, ambition and clearances but also for her leadership skills.

If anyone can keep her team calm and composed, it’s her. Even though it’s being televised, is at a huge stadium and has a lot of pressure riding on it, I think Steph will treat the game like any other and keep all her teammates calm and collected.

Ellen White

Another player who everyone was impressed by in the World Cup. If she plays on Saturday and manages to score, the fans will go wild. I know I will. She only joined Manchester City over the summer and she is my favourite Women’s footballer so, like many others, I had to see her in action this weekend. It will be interesting to see how she’s developed and gelled together with her new teammates over the summer. Hopefully, she will be able to find the back of the net at least once to set the standard for strikers in the WSL and to set the tone for Man City’s League campaign.

Man Utd’s top 5 English rivals are…

Football rivalries are a huge part of the World’s greatest sport. To some, they are subjective. But a recent report demonstrates who fans consider their biggest rivals in English football.

Twitter user Chris Whiting posted a study called ‘The League of Love And Hate’ where football fans voted. It has discovered the biggest rivals of England’s top clubs.

Today, The Football Manc Cave will assess the top rivals for Manchester United, and why.

Man Utd has garnered a lot of love and a lot of hate worldwide after their mass amounts of success over the past few decades. It’s safe to say that those who despise the kings of English football are enjoying their current downfall. But who do Man Utd fans consider to be their biggest rivals? Well, here is the top five, and why…

5. Arsenal

Man Utd’s Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger were the top dogs of English football for quite a while. Wenger won 3 Premier League titles, in ’98, ’02 and ’04, but has failed to ever since.

During this period Arsenal was Man Utd’s biggest competition. Whilst the rivalry still exists, it has certainly dwindled down in recent years due to a lack of success from both clubs.

4. Leeds

To football fans who are not from England, seeing Championship side Leeds United in the top five rivals for Man Utd may come as a surprise.

First and foremost, Leeds is only 45 miles away from Manchester, making the match-up somewhat of a North-West derby.

However, to get into the rivalry a little deeper, we need a history lesson. Manchester was part of the Lancashire county during the Tudor era (the 1400s) whilst Leeds was part of the Yorkshire county. Lancashire’s symbol is the Red Rose and Yorkshire’s is the White Rose, which is (possibly coincidentally) reflected in their strips. The two counties famously feuded, a subject most Northern English students will be taught about. Furthermore, the industrial revolution in the late 1700s saw the two cities battle each other in an architectural race in who can develop the best buildings and businesses.

With friction already ingrained within the culture of each of their peoples, it was bound to be reflected in football when the two sides met. To reignite the spark that would last forever, the sides met in the FA Cup semi-final in 1965 which saw a punch up between Jack Charlton (of Leeds) and Denis Law (of Man Utd).

So, not only do the football teams have a rivalry, the people themselves have this rivalry ingrained into their culture.

3. Chelsea

After Arsenal were Man Utd’s biggest challengers, the emphasis switched over to Chelsea. Chelsea won back to back Premier League titles directly after Arsenal’s ’04 success, drawing Sir Alex’s attention to a different area of London. The rivalry is more recent. There have been heartbreaks and triumphs over the London Blues in domestic and European finals. So it is understandable to see them place above Leeds and Arsenal.

2. Man City

Although Man City’s success is very recent, they may well have still placed second if fans had been quizzed about this 12 years ago. Man City and Man City are direct neighbours, and derby games have always been a spectacle. Man City’s hate for Man Utd will have been heavy during the reign of the Reds, but the balance has changed since Man Utd became the second-best team in Manchester.

1. Liverpool

As expected. Fans of football from all corners of the globe are well aware of this huge rivalry.

Again, to fully understand the origins, another history lesson is needed. Liverpool is located on the North West coast of England and is famous for Albert Docks. In the early 1800s, Liverpool (the city) was thriving off their ability to trade textiles, receiving them at the docks and dispersing them throughout Britain, which created jobs and businesses for the people.

However, the Manchester Canal was completed towards the end of the 1800s which nullified reasons to dock at Liverpool. Ships could simply continue through the River Mersey, onto the canal and into Manchester.

This created a feud between the two cities as Liverpool was economically harmed by this process. To make the friction worse, both of the cities’ football teams have seen the most success in English football, at the expense of one another.

The cultural clash and competition alongside a century of football feuds have created one of the fiercest rivalries in world football.

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