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Mourinho Made Known Qualities Ivan Perisic Would have brought to Old Trafford

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Croatia international Ivan Perisic was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last summer – but a deal couldn’t see the light of the day before the closure of the window.

Right now, manager Jose Mourinho has made known the reason he was keen on signing the Croat after his impressive performance for his country in their yesterday 2-1 win over England in the World Cup semi-final.

Ivan equalised in the 68th minute of the duel to drag Gareth Southgate’s men into the extra time, before opening the door for Mario Mandzukic winning goal.

And for the first time, Croatia will be playing in a World Cup final – on Sunday, against France.

Last year, Perisic was heavily linked with a move away from Inter Milan after he emerged as a target for the red devils, but a deal couldn’t materialise because Jose Mourinho’s side failed to match the £50 Million fee slapped on his head.

And speaking recently about the player, manager Mourinho hailed Perisic’s physical qualities and he claimed the Croatia international is a ‘unique winger’

According to the former Chelsea boss, Ivan is a winger that is ‘different from the others’.

Mourinho believes the player is not just fast and creative, but that he is also very ‘physical’ and ‘fantastic in the air’

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Liverpool to get £30 million bonus from this player sale

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Philippe Countinho

This is another means for Liverpool to grow financially as they get £30 million bonus from Barcelona on Coutinho sale.

Despite the fact that it is getting up to a year since the departure of Filipe Coutinho from Liverpool, it has been revealed that La Liga toppers are yet to finish paying his transfer fee.

Liverpool received a bonus of £4.5 million after Barcelona qualified for the Uefa Champions League.

And with the look of things should Barca qualify for another participation in the Uefa Champions league in 2019 which quite certain, then Liverpool is likely to receive a bonus of £30 million from the Catalan giants.

However, all of this depends on the number of appearances Filipe Coutinho makes for the club.

According to the calculation, Barcelona will pay £5 million for every 25 appearances the Brazil international makes for them.

This means if Filipe Coutinho makes 100 appearances for Barca, the Spanish club will pay £20 million to Liverpool

Pending the time, Barca makes a final payment for Coutinho, Liverpool will continue to receive the bonus fee on the player.

Well, both Liverpool and Barcelona made it to the Uefa Champions League this season and are likely to meet in one way or the other should any of the two sides move higher in the tournament.

Finally, Club Could Sell Star Player To Man United Or Chelsea – But One Condition

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The kind of player Sarri Maurizio needs to replace ill performing Alvaro Morata

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Spain international and Chelsea striker, Alvaro Morata performance for the Blues so far this season has been below average.

Morata so far this season as scored a single goal in the game against North London club, Arsenal which is too low for a Chelsea main striker.

Chelsea coach Sarri Maurizio gave the Spain International another chance in the Uefa Europa leagues against PAOK, having dropped him against Cardiff in the EPL.

Morata in the Blues away game at Greece found it hard to find the back of the net despite the numerous opportunities to do so.

With the look of things, it seems Sarri patience is already waning and the Italian coach is likely to replace him with Olivier Giroud pending the time the Blues signs another Striker in the January transfer window.

This means Alvaro Morata will be out of Chelsea either on loan or permanent come January.

However, a perfect player Chelsea need to serve as a replacement for Alvaro Morata is Argentina international and Inter Milan striker, Mauro Icardi.

Icardi was in top form for the Seria A last season as he scored 29 goals in 34 outings for Inter Milan.

However, for the Blues to sign the 25-year-old striker, they will have to shell out £85.5 million.

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Something to celebrate, Arsenal has found Henry’s replacement, Keown

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Arsenal legend, Martin Keown thinks there is something to be happy about with his former club after watching the Europa League game against Vorskla.

The Gunners took the day in the 4-2 win, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finding the back of the net twice to add to the goals from Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck.

The Arsenal legend says the goal scored by the Gabon international makes him have a feel of the former striker, Thierry Henry in the game.

He suggested that Arsenal might have secured a replacement for the Frenchman.

The former Arsenal defender stated that the way Aubameyang drifted in and curls the ball with his right foot makes him think of Henry.

He described the player as having the belief and confidence to have scored the goal in that manner.

Keown says the new shape of the player is important for Arsenal to score more goals.

Aubameyang came with lots of promise when came in January by scoring some goals but that as not been fully evident this season as he is yet to deliver goals as expected.

So far, the former Borussia Dortmund striker has seen the back of the net just once in this current Premier League campaign.

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