SMS Message: Ant (20.40). This is completely ignorant comment. Chelsea have spent big BUT have a massive war chest from Hazard, Morata, Pasalic..etc to find it. Hazard fee looks set to reach around £143M. Don't forget Liverpool spent £75M on Van Dijk.... spent big bucks on Allison. Shrewd business by Chelsea isn't disgusting or immoral... just highlights what Man U and clubs such as yourselves need to be doing from Will Haynes
After 16 years away from the top-flight, Argentine boss Marcelo Bielsa brought the West Yorkshire club back into the big time.
And the start of their season cannot get any tougher than a trip to Anfield to face champions Liverpool.
To get you in the mood, watch some memorable Leeds goals including THAT thunderbolt from Tony Yeboah.
Leeds United are back.
Former Premier League striker on BBC Radio 5 Live
You have to reach for the stars, you cannot be glass half empty and need to believe you can win the Premier League.
Chelsea finished 10th then won the title the next season.
Man United have the talent in the dressing room, so if it clicks...?
- SMS Message: Call it like it is Jurgen. What Chelsea and City have done is disgusting, immoral and should be dealt with. It won't, but none of their trophies count, rather win nothing than win trophies that way. from Ant, Birmingham
Donny van de Beek in.
Jadon Sancho progress made so it looks like it is going to happen.
Is that enough for Manchester United to challenge or do they still need a centre-back and left-back?
Former Crystal Palace striker on BBC Radio 5 Live
I like Donny van de Beek, he is going to be an excellent signing but they have a lot of midfielders.
I hope they get Jadon Sancho and I think that will happen. I still think they are a centre back short though.
I think Victor Lindelof struggles massively. I don't think they are ready to challenge for the title, The best they can hope for is the top four.
Manchester United have made progress in their efforts to agree a deal over the wages and agents’ fee around any move that would see England wide-man Jadon Sancho join them from Borussia Dortmund.
In what has turned into complex negotiations for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s number one transfer target, United have been trying to negotiate around the player’s terms, even though it is still not obvious whether any agreement can be found with Dortmund over a fee.
The impasse around terms has now been broken, with sources close to the deal confirming progress has been made, but it has been stressed this is no guarantee of a deal eventually being concluded.
It has been suggested Dortmund need to sell and their demand for a fee in excess of £100m, with the vast majority of the payment up front, will soften as the 5 October transfer deadline approaches.
This view has been rejected by sources close to the German club, who are adamant their position will not change.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saying "not everyone can spend millions and millions".
What does that mean for the potential signing of Jadon Sancho?
Here is the latest on that saga.
Just released by the club...
Newcastle United can confirm that the Premier League has rejected a takeover bid made by PCP Capital Partners, the Reuben Brothers and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF) based on its Owners and Directors test.
This conclusion has been reached despite the club providing the Premier League with overwhelming evidence and legal opinions that PIF is independent and autonomous of the Saudi Arabian government.
The club and its owners do not accept that Premier League chief executive Richard Masters and the Premier League have acted appropriately in relation to this matter and will be considering all relevant options available to them.
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More from Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "When we signed Bruno Fernandes, we knew we needed that type of player. Now we have signed Donny van de Beek, he is the type of player I felt we needed in the squad and the type of person that will fit the culture and the team and will improve us for next season.
"He is a versatile player, he is clever and has plenty of energy and enthusiasm. He scores goals and that is what we need to add from midfield. We need goals throughout the squad, we did not score enough to challenge at the top.
"On signing players, you use the people you know and trust so I spoke to Ajax director of football Edwin van der Sar and our defender Timothy [Fosu-Mensah] before signing Donny van de Beek.
"We are always looking to see if there is any way possible that we can improve this squad and bring players in that will have the right level, quality, personality and fits all the criteria. This summer and year has been a strange one and it is very important everyone understands this has an affect on football. Not everyone can spend millions and millions.
"I never set myself a target, like scoring 20 goals as a player. You just have to go day by day, making sure you develop and improve. We have a vision of where we want to get to but know so many things can come in the way. I believe in seeing how the team and club develops."
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tells BBC Radio 5 Live: "We are looking forward to it but it has come around so quickly from last season. The preparation is very different to what we normally have and we have to take our Europa League games as pre-season.
"We are developing team, a year or so into our rebuild. We had to make some decisions last summer and throughout the season we have seen how this team is getting better and getting used to each other.
"I'd rather be an optimist and be wrong than be a pessimist and be right. I did think we would qualify for the Champions League but I was hoping for a trophy along the way as well.
"It is never easy to have too many new players in the team, it takes time for players to gel into a unit. We have seen some clubs go for the quick fix and some have trust in the process. We have to improve and get results but adding players with different qualities than we have."
Here's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer...
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The Premier League season starts on Saturday and it could be one of the toughest ones to predict yet.
With such a short break between campaigns - and the threat of games being called off because of coronavirus outbreaks - anything could happen.
We want to know how you think the table will look at the end of this season.
Former Premier League striker on BBC Radio 5 Live
Last season, Chelsea conceded too many goals. They have brought in Timo Werner and Kai Havertz but the issues is the goalkeeper and defence. I don't give them a cat in hell's chance of doing anything with Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal and Frank has given inferences he does not trust him.
This is a huge season for Frank, the owner has shown big ambition but that comes with big pressure.
They ended up 33 points behind Liverpool last season but the whole thing changes now for him.
Frank overachieved last season by finishing top four but Thiago Silva is in now too and that is different pressure.
Thumbs up if you think Frank Lampard will finish the season as Chelsea manager.
Thumbs down if you think Frank Lampard won't see out the campaign.
Former England and Chelsea winger on BBC Five Live
If you are given £220m, Frank Lampard will be expected to deliver trophies.
He showed last season he could get wound up.Things can get under his skin and I worry, with the added pressure of the money, will he be ok with that?
Chelsea a different animal when they give you money, and they want and demand trophies.
It is massive for Chelsea and Frank Lampard. Chelsea are ruthless.
There has been a second coming of the Roman Abramovich revolution at Chelsea, with the London side spending more cash than any other club on the continent.
The Blues have sealed the biggest transfer of the window so far with the capture of exciting German youngster Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen for £71m.
Compatriot Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech have also come into to transfer the frontline into a frightening prospect, with the additions of Ben Chilwell and the experienced Thiago Silva at the back.
OK, onto Chelsea, who have been spending money like it's going out of fashion.
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