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Dortmund enter Mandzukic race, United handed transfer boost – Paper Round

Dortmund enter Mandzukic race, United handed transfer boost – Paper Round

18/11/2019 at 23:27Updated 19/11/2019 at 12:24

Bruno Fernandes, Mario Mandzukic, Pep Guardiola, Leroy Sane and Emre Can feature in Tuesday’s Paper Round.

Man Utd boost on Fernandes

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Paper Round’s view: It’s looking as though it could be a straight battle between United and Spurs to sign the goalscoring midfielder, but you would imagine United have the financial edge. Both sides, however, face a battle to reach the Champions League places in the Premier League – maybe Fernandes will wait until the summer before choosing his next move.

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More competition for United

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Paper Round’s view: It’s tough for any potential suitors to see how Mandzukic is faring given he hasn’t played a single minute of domestic football this season. The 33-year-old retired from international duty last year as well, so United and Dortmund will be wary of going in somewhat blind this January.

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Bayern still keen on Pep and Sane?

Paper Round’s view: While Sane to Bayern seems a good bet, the rumours linking Guardiola with a return will only die down if he comes out himself to say he will categorically not leave City. With it being the international break, he’s perhaps not in a position to do that, but there will be questions for him to answer in the upcoming press conference before City’s Premier League match against Chelsea on Saturday.

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Can unhappy at Juve

Paper Round’s view: It’s always tough when the new guy comes in and takes your place (yes, you, Aaron Ramsey) and so Can has a big decision to make. Where can he guarantee first-team football? Manchester United have been linked with the German – is isn’t out the question to say he would not be guaranteed a start there too.

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