Sports Burst - A Real Madrid Rush For Rashford?

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Real Madrid targets prime Premier League pair 

 

A Manchester United man failing to play at his best under Jose Mourinho? Misused by the Special One? Fantastic talent being wasted? Being pursued by Europe's big cheeses.

Yep, Paul Pogba is back in the news again. 

 

Actually. It's not Paul Pogba. It's United and England striker Marcus Rashford who is reportedly a target of new Real Madrid manager, Santiago Solari.

In fact, the Argentinean coach is supposedly after Tottenham playmaker, Christian Eriksen, as well with English paper, The Sun, predicting a $110 million bid for the Premier League pair, this summer.

However, The Times is claiming that Madrid might have a scrap on its hands for Rashford with Juventus also keen on the footballer who has just five Premier League starts this season.

Find out what our Sports Burst live show thinks about this hot sauce sizzler by going to the beIN SPORTS Facebook page at 12PM ET / 9AM PT. 

 

 

USMNT wraps up wasted 2018 in Italy 

 

The USMNT wraps up what has been a wasted 2018 with a friendly clash against Italy today. In Belgium. Of course.

Hopefully the match will go a little better that last week's 3-0 smothering by a second-string England. 

 

The whole year has been spent without a full-time coach but that period is supposedly about to end with Columbus Crew manager, Gregg Berhalter, waiting in the wings to take over the team should US Soccer get around to the announcement before Christmas. 

Two other clubs without full-time coaches are also in friendly action on Tuesday with Argentina taking on Mexico in the second of two games in a week. The Albiceleste won the first 2-0.

 

 

Neymar to face Cameroon in Brazil battle 

 

Elsewhere on Tuesday and Brazil is playing a curious friendly encounter against the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts, Cameroon. 

Neymar and Bobby Firmino are set to be leading the line for Brazil today. And Sports Burst's dream of a Brazil 'old-geezer' midfield of Fred, Arthur, Walace and Allan gets ever closer. 

That clash is taking place in Milton Keynes, England and gets underway live on beIN SPORTS at 2PM ET / 11AM PT. 

France will be spending much of Tuesday's 'friendly' against Uruguay going what-with-the-what-now after missing out on the UEFA Nations League final by seconds.

That happened after a late, late equalizer for the Netherlands against Germany in a 2-2 clash on Monday that puts the Dutch into the final-four along with Portugal, England and Switzerland.

 

Speaking of the UEFA Nations League, the final round of games takes place of Tuesday with all the various ups and downs across the four leagues being wrapped up. 

Catch the best of the action on the XTRA at 7PM ET / 4PM PT 

 

 

Turkey leftovers for Chicharito

 

TRANSFER TRACKER!

Alex Sandro has hinted that he would like to move the Premier League. Actually, the Brazil and Juventus fullback actually said that he would like to play in the Premier League. But currently happy at Juventus, etc. 

A tug-of-love between LA Galaxy and Milan over King Zlatan is going to be a recurring theme over the next few weeks with the Serie A side still after the Swede while Galaxy fights to keep him in MLS. 

Happily for Chicharito, the Mexican's rather sorry spell at West Ham United could be over in January with rumors of a move to Turkish Super Lig side, Besiktas.