The Curious Summer of Manchester United & Tottenham

Tanya Simon
August 12, 2018

"When a club pays money it's because it's his value in the market", he said.

Jose Mourinho has repeatedly expressed his desire to strengthen Manchester United's defence after they finished second in the Premier League last term.

"I'm not confident", Mourinho said, when asked whether there would be more players arriving before the deadline. I had my plans for many months and I find myself with the market closed in a situation I did not think I would be in.

Mourinho was speaking at a 9am press conference and his words did not equivocally rule out the possibility of something happening. Breaking into that big six would be a remarkable achievement for Wolves given the spending structure in place at clubs such as Manchester United and Manchester City.

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Cenk Tosun brought a parry from Rui Patricio with a shot from outside the area before, at the other end, Pickford stood up to block a driven effort from Raul Jimenez when the summer signing was through on goal. "It was a very hard match because we had to run double", the former Fluminense man told BT Sport.

England vs India 2nd Test, Day 3: Hosts lose openers Jennings, Cook
Earlier, England's top order again failed with openers Keaton Jennings (11) and Alastair Cook (21) falling in successive overs. However, the other batsmen offered little to no resistance and James Anderson ended up with figures of 5/20.

Apart from signing the tall centre-back, the Toffees who had an active window sealed a season-long loan deal for midfielder Andre Gomes (2.25million) also from Barcelona and Brazilian winger Bernard on a four-year deal from Shakhtar Donestk.

Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic are all sidelined through injury while those who have just returned to training following the World Cup will undergo late fitness tests.

The 26-year-old Ayew has been relegated from the Premier League twice in the past three seasons - with Aston Villa in 2015-16 and Swansea last season.

"It is about the team for me and we came back really well with all the players playing in the style and the movement that we should be doing".

Newcastle have again made a profit from player trading thanks to the sales of Mitrovic and Mikel Merino, with Benitez expressing his concern for the Magpies' prospects this season after a 4-0 friendly thrashing by Braga earlier this month.

Cardiff have spent a fair bit themselves, £41 million in total, but they have their work cut out to stay in the league, having kept much of the squad that many didn't deem good enough for promotion from the Championship.

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