Contract Inked and Players Linked

Afternoon Bulletin

ROMERO SIGNS NEW CONTRACT

Manchester United’s back up keeper Sergio Romero signed a new contract keeping him at the club till 2021. The four year deal can be extended for another year. Romero performed at a sublime level last season in United’s run to the Europa League trophy. Mourinho is pleased to have signed Romero to a new deal as Madrid are back in the hunt for David De Gea.

PERISC DEAL AGREED

Manchester United reportedly agreed to a £40m deal with Inter Milan for Ivan Perisic. A number of outlets reported that a fee was reached. Perisic is expected to become United’s third summer signing following the captures of Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof. Inter are also close to agreeing a deal with Lazio for Perisic’s replacement. Perisic will sign on a £100k a week a deal should everything fall into place.

TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT

Manchester United are set to offer Daniel Levy and Tottenham a take-it-or-leave-it £60m bid for Eric Dier. Mourinho is looking at a number of players who can anchor the midfield from a deep lying role. Fabinho and Matic are the other players in Mourinho’s infamous transfer list. Tottenham have rebuffed all advances from United so far but the latest offer is sure to test the resolve of Spurs and Levy.

SHAW’S VOW

Luke Shaw again vowed to stay at Old Trafford and win the trust of Jose Mourinho. Shaw has suffered a difficult three years at United after a move from Southampton. Shaw said: ““I feel that this is my season to prove myself and I’m feeling in good shape. I want to show everyone that I believe in myself and show the manager that.

“I’m working hard and I’ve been doing rehab each day. It’s been coming along really good. I’ve been running on a treadmill and doing my leg weights and making sure my foot is strong.

“I’ve also been doing a lot of cardiovascular work to keep me in good shape. I’m feeling good. The sooner I’m back the better and hopefully it is soon because I want to get out there playing. I’m in a positive frame of mind and don’t want talk too much about the past, but I do think that I’ve been unlucky with injuries. My leg and now this. It was unlucky. I want to put them in the past.”

PERMANENT RESIDENT

Jose Mourinho is set to stay at the Lowry Hotel for another season. Mourinho who never checked out became a permanent resident at United’s pre-match rendezvous point. Mourinho was at times criticised for not finding a home in Manchester but fans won’t mind as long as the Boss is in his comfort zone and securing trophies on the pitch.