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Manchester United join the race for Manchester City's Spanish target, Arsenal and Liverpool to battle it out for Premier League goalkeeper, and more: Transfer round-up; 11 February 2018

Sumedh Pande
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8.46K   //    11 Feb 2018, 21:06 IST

Manchester City v Manchester United - Premier League
Jose Mourinho looking to steal a march on another Pep Guardiola target

Though the January transfer window is now closed, it has not stopped the clubs from looking at potential summer recruitments. And as always, there are stories which make headlines irrespective of the transfer window being open or shut. On that note, let's take a look at all the top transfer news that made headlines on 11 February 2018: 


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Levante v Real Madrid - La Liga
It has been a mixed season so far for Isco

Jose Mourinho wants Isco 

According to Don Balon, Jose Mourinho has instructed Ed Woodward and Co. to make a move for Isco in the summer. The creative midfielder is linked with a move to the Premier League for the next season after failing to play regularly for Real Madrid. 

Manchester City were the front-runners for the Spaniard until now with Pep Guardiola wanting Isco likely to be the long-term heir to David Silva.

But United have now been instructed by Mourinho to make a dash for the playmaker. After beating the neighbours to the signing of Alexis Sanchez, United are now looking to go 2-0 up over City in the transfer market.

Samuel Umtiti on Chelsea's radar 

Chelsea are in the market for a centre-back and have identified Samuel Umtiti to be the long-term defensive mainstay at Stamford Bridge. Don Balon reports that Chelsea are ready to triple Umtiti's wages if he decides to join them in the summer. 

Umtiti currently earns €3 million per year at FC Barcelona and has a contract until 2021. The French defender also reportedly has a €60 million clause which the Blues may be looking to activate.

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Sumedh Pande
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An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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