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Man Utd line up Fernandes alternative and Rashford replacement – Paper Round

Man Utd line up Fernandes alternative and Rashford replacement – Paper Round

20/01/2020 at 21:30Updated 20/01/2020 at 22:41

Manchester United dominate Tuesday’s Paper Round with Bruno Fernandes, Matias Vecino, Moussa Dembele and Gareth Bale making the headlines.

Vecino to United if Eriksen joins Inter?

Paper Round’s view: United may be unwilling to fork out £60m on Fernandes, but if he really is their first-choice target, the club should just pay up. Yes that would be giving in to arguably lofty demands, but it’s the January transfer window, and signing an alternative for less would only be accepting second best. Something Liverpool were not willing to do, it should be noted.

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Moussa to the rescue?

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Paper Round’s view: Every United fan knows they’ve needed a striker since selling Romelu Lukaku, and Rashford’s injury has only highlighted this summer failure to land a replacement. Like Sporting with Fernandes, Lyon will know they can play hardball over Dembele. Will United really cough up more than £100m in January for the duo? It seems unlikely.

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Bale happy at Real

Paper Round’s view: Think this will end rumours of Bale leaving Real? No chance. It’s just the latest angle in the ongoing saga that is Bale’s future, but the forward will not care one bit. Wales. Golf. Madrid. Nonsense Rumours. In that order.