United, Chelsea start battle for PSG striker Cavani

The fight for Edinson Cavani’s signature is already under way, according to one of the UK’s national newspapers. Represenatives of the PSG striker were in London Thursday which prompted speculation Manchester United and Chelsea did not waste any time in trying to procure his services.

We’ve got the latest on a rival to Manchester City in their bid to land midfielder Fernando, who will leave Porto in the summer, plus stories on Liverpool, Ashley Cole and Adnan Januzaj. Click here for more.  


United winger Januzaj a summer target for Paris Saint-Germain

Plenty of good transfer gossip in today’s edition of Paper Chase, none more so than speculation surrounding Adnan Januzaj, the Manchester United winger who is reportedly a summer target for big-spending paris Saint-Germain.

We also have the latest on Arsene Wenger’s amusing search for transfer targets. The Frenchman would like to sign one of three major strikers in the summer. What are the chances he decides Nicklas Bendtner will come good eventually and keep his hands in his pocket? Click here for these rumors and a lot more.


Adnan Januzaj gets free Nando’s after date tells all


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Just because rising Manchester United star Adnan Januzaj makes £30,000 a week doesn’t mean he has to spend it all in one place. Or more specifically, on one date.

Well, the youngster apparently learned a hard lesson in love when he took a woman out on a date and she was left rather upset.

According to The Sun, Januzaj took Melissa McKenzie to the famous casual chicken join Nando’s — he even had her drive him and pay for parking. McKenzie wasn’t too thrilled:

"I’ve never met anyone so stingy in my life," she told The Sun. “I was so excited for the date.”

"I expected him to come to me in a flashy car, but I ended up driving him about in my old blue Fiesta and I was left to pay and display. Then he said he was taking me to Nando’s – my face fell."

"I usually go there for a quick bite to eat with my mates. I didn’t expect to be going there on a date with a Man United footballer, especially in my dress and heels."

McKenzie certainly didn’t get what she expected on the date, and Januzaj himself got a little surprise too.

If her story is true, it’s actually kind of sweet that the kid took his date to a low-key place (not to mention that Nando’s is delicious). Footballers are real people too!


United discussing new bumper contract with Januzaj


Adnan Januzaj turned plenty of heads on Saturday with a superb two-goal salvo for Manchester United against Sunderland. The 18-year-old Belgian forward is out of contract at the end of the season, but United are discussing a new bumper pay deal with the youngster who could decide to play for either Belgium, Turkey, Albania or Serbia. Manchester City and Barcelona are also thought to be interested in Januzaj, so it could be a very interesting summer for the young man!  Click here for more of the latest gossip from the UK press.  


Adnan Januzaj: A star is born at the Stadium of Light

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Adnan Januzaj rewarded David Moyes for giving the youngster his first Premier League start on Saturday, scoring both goals in a 2-1 Manchester United win over Sunderland.

The 18-year-old midfielder’s first strike evened the score in the 55th minute, seeming to finally spark a lackluster United side to life:

Januzaj barely spent any time basking in the glory of his debut goal, scoring a second, even better one less than 10 minutes later. This rocket in the 61st minute would be the game-winner for United, and sealed a day the rising star won’t soon forget.

Januzaj was in Belgium, but has yet to commit to a country for international football. He joined United in 2011 from Anderlecht, and has quickly risen through the ranks this year under Moyes. He has been one of the few bright spots in a poor start for the defending Premier League champions, and the team can manage to turn the season around, you can bet he’ll play a role in it.