Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea All Ready For Big Signings

Heather Diaz
August 9, 2018

We begin October with a double header as Jose Mourinho and Rafael Benitez resume hostilities in Manchester United v Newcastle United (Saturday, October 6th, 5.30pm), before Fulham take on Arsenal (Sunday, October 7th, 12pm).

"If we don't make our team better it will be a hard season for us".

The action-packed autumn Premier League period is complemented by BT Sport's exclusive live coverage of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

United are further hamstrung with a host of key players including Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford involved in the later stages of the World Cup limiting their pre-season preparations.

City have been quiet in the transfer market, adding just Riyad Mahrez from Leicester, but their attacking potency and ability to dominate possession should be even stronger with the addition of the Algerian.

Diego Godin REJECTS chance to make late move to Manchester United
But United appear to still be trying to bring in a top defender with attention suddenly turning to Godin. Mourinho is said to be keen to add an experienced centre-half to his ranks in time for the new season.

With a strong work ethic and a reputation as being a player with excellent technical abilities on the ball, it is expected that the former Inter and Dinamo Zagreb man will slot neatly into the system of new coach Maurizio Sarri at the London club. "Nobody is consistent with 11 players".

Speaking after the 2-0 Community Shield defeat by Manchester City, he told ESPN Brasil: "I always made it clear that what I wanted was to stay in the club".

Those fans who repeatedly visited United's official Twitter account would have felt a greater sense of indignation, however, as they discovered that their beloved club spent the day providing updates about their new app.

Kovacic has been strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent weeks after deciding it was time to leave Madrid having struggled to establish himself as a first team regular at the Bernabeu since arriving from Inter Milan in 2015.

Willian has been the subject of numerous transfer rumors this summer after a so-so performance at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

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