Thursday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending…
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MAN UNITED: Manchester United will cover fans visa costs for their trip to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.
– Sir Alex Ferguson has called Liverpool’s ongoing transfer saga with Philippe Coutinho “disappointing” in light of the opportunities the club afforded him to become the player he is today.
– Victor Lindelof says he is happy with his start to life at Manchester United, despite failing to play a minute during the first three games of the Premier League season.
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool have agreed a fee with Arsenal worth up to £40 million for the transfer of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a source has told ESPN FC.
– Brazil national team coordinator Edu Gaspar has told ESPN that the CBF is aiming to treat the preparation and training of Philippe Coutinho with caution so as not to influence any transfer negotiation with the player, Barcelona or Liverpool.
LEICESTER: Riyad Mahrez has been given permission to leave the Algeria squad and return to Europe to “formalise his transfer to his new club,” the Algerian Football Federation has announced.
SWANSEA: Swansea are close to completing the signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches on a season-long loan.
CHELSEA: Eden Hazard has urged his Chelsea and Belgium teammate Michy Batshuayi to find playing time — even if it’s away from Stamford Bridge — if the club’s reported move for Swansea’s Fernando Llorente comes to fruition.
WEST BROM: West Bromwich Albion have completed the signing of midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak on a loan with no option to buy from Paris Saint-Germain.
UNITED STATES: Fabian Johnson says that in his conversations with manager Bruce Arena, the plan ahead of Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica is for him to play in midfield, and not at full-back.
– WATCH: Christian Pulisic on his creativity.
MLS: United States goalkeeper Brad Guzan has hailed Major League Soccer’s growth since his departure in the mid-2000s.
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