Both clubs would be able to offer Herrera significantly improved wages – because there would be no transfer fee involved.
It is understood United remain confident they can persuade him to stay, but Herrera is looking for almost double his current £80,000-a-week deal.
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“I do not concern myself with what will happen in four months, so I do not know if my time here is over,” said Herrera in response to speculation over his future.
“It’s logical when you’ve got three months left on your contact and there is an international break. I knew something would come out.
“I take it as normal. I focus on playing football in the month-and-a-half that remains (of the season). The rest is left to my agent, both the possible renewal with United and any talks with another club for my departure.
“I enjoy playing for the biggest club in England. The fans love me, they have treated me phenomenally and my duty is to listen to them – although I honestly do not know what is going to happen.
“What I see myself is trying to win at Watford next week. If you deserve rewards and if you are an honest and hard-working person, they arrive.”
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Herrera has been a key part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad during Manchester United’s resurgence over the last three months.
The club are also trying desperately to agree new deals with star men David de Gea and Marcus Rashford.
His frightening close control makes him a similar option to Dembele, but he would likely cost far less than the Frenchman.
He could still command a £40m fee however, with his price tag being driven up by the number of clubs in for him.
While exuberant youngsters have not always faired well under Mourinho, who tends to place his trust in experience, Bailey could be the breath of fresh air required to challenge cross-town rivals City.
United particularly lack left-footed players and Bailey would fit that bill, able to play on either flank and whip crosses in for the waiting Romelu Lukaku.
The German FA are monitoring Bailey’s progress as he stalls over committing to the Jamaican national team, citing concerns over his homeland FA’s institutional structure.
With four years remaining on his Leverkusen contract, the German side are under no pressure to sell, but a substantial bid from United could very quickly alter their stance.
3. NABIL FEKIR, Lyon
This deal, first and foremost, would be a hit with United fans purely due to the annoyance it would cause fierce rivals Liverpool.
Fekir was all set for a £53m switch to Merseyside this summer but the club hesitated over his medical past, which includes a long-term knee injury.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas pulled the plug on the deal rather than wait for Liverpool to make up their minds, leaving the player in limbo having reportedly already selected his shirt number at Anfield.
Aulas, renowned for operating somewhat beyond the pale in negotiations, could prove a stumbling block for United, but the prize would be worth the toil.
The 25-year-old offers perhaps the closest technical style to Willian on this list, albeit left-footed.
Able to dribble, score and create while cutting in from the right, Lyon captain Fekir would be the perfect upgrade on Juan Mata, able to cover in more central areas if needed.
He hit 18 goals in Ligue 1 last season, nearly doubling his career total, and if he can keep up this form he could solve another United issue – goals from midfield.
Forwards Lukaku, Martial, Lingard and Rashford contributed 64 goals last season but there was a distinct lack of support from elsewhere, something Fekir could change.
4. CHRISTIAN PULISIC, Borussia Dortmund
It would not be hyperbole to suggest that 19-year-old Pulisic is already one of the best players ever to come out of America, and will almost certainly become by far the best by the end of his career.
Dortmund’s youngest ever Champions League player when he appeared against Legia Warsaw as a sprightly 17-year-old, Pulisic has already made 97 appearances for the German club.
His already impressive experience includes 21 European appearances and the same number of games in a national team shirt, with nine goals for his country.
But the hordes of talent on Munich’s wings, including Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Coman, Alphonso Davies and Serge Gnabry, mean United could offer first-team chances their Bundesliga counterparts cannot.
From a cynical marketing point of view, Pulisic would also give United a significant foothold in the US, where his influence and reputation should not be underestimated.
And the player – still so young he was denied the man of the match award against Liverpool in a recent friendly because it was sponsored by Budweiser – is worth the hype.
Former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has been glowing in his adulation of Pulisic, and with Real Madrid also interested, United would need to act fact to sign him.
5. ANTE REBIC, Eintracht Frankfurt
Rebic, 24, was one of the more unsung stars of Croatia’s run to a first-ever World Cup final.
Tormenting defences with partner-in-crime Ivan Perisic, also a reported United target, Rebic started all but one of his country’s games in Russia, missing only the group stage dead rubber against Iceland.
His stunning – if fortuitous – volley against Argentina set Croatia on their way to an extraordinary 3-0 win, while he ran England’s full-backs ragged in the extra-time semi-final triump.
While some concerns were raised over the statistic ranking him at the top of the fouls committed charts at the World Cup, he did play the 12th-most minutes of any player at the tournament.
The stands at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara were empty, as they were against Club America, with the majority of United’s big names still on holiday following World Cup duty.
Key players such as Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard are all doubts for the Premier League opener against Leicester City on August 10 after they reached the final weekend of the tournament in Russia, thus requiring extra time off.
After the drab 0-0 against San Jose, Mourinho was quick to give his thoughts on why the team’s performances had been so poor in the States.
He said: “We are not a team. We’re a group of players from different teams.
“Some are first-team, some under-23s, some coming from loan and going on loan, some are younger, under-18s. We don’t have a team to play much better than we did but it (the game) is one more training session.”
Alexis Sanchez provided a boost with his return to action after missing the first week of the tour as he was denied entry to the US due to visa issues, but United were rocked by an injury scare for new captain Antonio Valencia.
The new manager is not the only key figure demanding arrivals at the club, with Eden Hazard also said to be on his way out if they do not spend big this summer.
After a disastrous league campaign under Antonio Conte saw them finish fifth in 2017/18, big-name signings will be crucial to keeping Chelsea’s stars, but with no Champions League to offer this may prove difficult.
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With Jack Wilshere departing the club when his deal expires in June, Ramsey will be among the first names on the teamsheet, likely alongside £26million Sampdoria man Torreira.
The Uruguayan is set to become Arsenal‘s third signing of the summer after Stephan Lichtsteiner and Bernd Leno, with Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos not far behind.
The deal for Ramsey is reportedly five years according to the Telegraph, following on from long-term contracts signed by fellow midfielders Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny and Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer.
Torreira could line up in a central midfield trio alongside Xhaka and Ramsey in a new-look Arsenal side, although that could mean one of Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan or Alexandre Lacazette missing out.
One player certain of his spot in the team is club-record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who signed in a £56m deal from Dortmund in January.
Aubameyang, is thought to be one of two players, Ramsey being the other, who Emery sees as indispensable.
Arsenal finished outside the Champions League places for a second consecutive season in 2017/18, leading to Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign coming to an end.
Emery is keen to bring them back to Europe’s top tier as soon as possible, with the raft of new deals and incomings already putting his mark on the club.
Speaking to fans on Wednesday night, Emery outlined his intentions to play an attacking style, saying: “I prefer to win 5-4 than 1-0 because football is about emotion and what is the best feeling in football? When you score.”
Chief executive Ivan Gazidis heralded a new era for the club with a first managerial appointment since 1996.
He said: “We really have a collective effort now, in terms of how we identify players and then how we take forward our interest, and of course Unai is a huge part of that.
“This is now a different way of doing things, one with a very, very accomplished team of professionals who we have spent time bedding into the club.”
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Fulham have received a huge boost ahead of their first Premier League campaign in four years with stars Ryan Sessegnon and Tom Cairney set to sign new deals.
The pair, hugely influential in the club’s promotion push last season, have rejected interest from several Premier League clubs to stay at Craven Cottage.
The Times report that both Sessegnon and Cairney have extended their deals with Fulham, which were set to end in 2020 and 2022 respectively.
With so long remaining on each deal already, the new contracts will likely come with a huge pay rise for the duo, paid for with the funds gained from promotion, which was sealed by Cairney’s goal in a 1-0 win over Aston Villa at Wembley in the Championship play-off final.
Sessegnon, 18, rejected a January switch to Manchester United and drew interest from Tottenham and Liverpool this summer, but he plumped for regular first-team football instead as he looks to force his way into the England senior setup for the first time.
It is the latest setback of the summer for West Ham, whose pursuit of Javier Pastore finally ended yesterday when the PSG winger joined Roma for £21m, reportedly £7m more than the Hammers bid for the 29-year-old.
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