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Wigan want 3million-rated Barnsley teenager John Stones

Stones could rock at the DW Stadium as Wigan race to sign 3m teen

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23:16 GMT, 22 December 2012

Wigan are set to beat Chelsea, Sunderland, Manchester City and Everton to sign 3million Barnsley teenager John Stones.

The 18-year-old right-back has been impressive for the Championship club this season.

Looking to strengthen: Roberto Martinez

Looking to strengthen: Roberto Martinez

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is
confident of bringing him to the DW Stadium in January by promising him
regular first-team football – something the big clubs are unable to do.

Martinez has already wrapped up a
deal for Honduras international Roger Espinoza and agreed to bring in
striker Chile Angelo Henriquez on loan from Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Michael Appleton's
problems as Blackpool manager continue, with former boss Ian Holloway
determined to take defender Neil Eardley to Crystal Palace.

Appleton, already facing a fight to
keep Tom Ince from Liverpool, does not want lose Eardley as well but
knows the player has a special relationship with Holloway, who signed
him soon after taking the job in 2009.

Roberto Martinez promises Sir Alex Ferguson that Angelo Henriquez will return to Manchester United in form

I'll be Cleverley with Henriquez! Martinez vows to improve United's loan ranger just like he did with Tom

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06:56 GMT, 21 December 2012

Roberto Martinez has promised Sir Alex Ferguson he will send Angelo Henriquez back to Manchester United ready to challenge for a regular starting spot.

The Wigan boss has pulled off quite the coup in agreeing in principle a loan deal for the Chilean striker, who joined Manchester United last summer Unversidad de Chile

Henriquez, a full international despite being just 19 years old, has struggled to make any inroads on Ferguson's first-team, and has even missed out on opportunities with the reserves.

Helping hand: Roberto Martinez has promised to develop Angelo Henriquez

Helping hand: Roberto Martinez has promised to develop Angelo Henriquez

Helping hand: Roberto Martinez has promised to develop Angelo Henriquez

Martinez has previous when it comes to shaping the career of young United players, namely Tom Cleverly who enjoyed a stint at the DW Stadium in 2010 and is now a regular in the England side.

The Latics' boss said: 'Angelo is as good a goalscorer as you will find. He scored goals at Universidad de Chile and he is going to score goals here.

'I am sure he will be an important player for United. We are glad we can work with him and he can use Wigan as Tom Cleverley did and adapt to what is needed in this league.'

Wigan want Manchester United starlet Angelo Henriquez as cover for striker Aruna Kone

Wigan want Man United starlet Henriquez as cover for striker Kone

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23:10 GMT, 14 December 2012

Wigan are hoping to tie up a loan deal for Manchester United striker Angelo Henriquez.

The 18-year-old Chilean moved to Old Trafford in the summer for 3.5million but has yet to figure in the first team.

Loan move: Manchester United striker Angelo Henriquez

Loan move: Manchester United striker Angelo Henriquez

Wigan want cover for their striker Aruna Kone, who is due to join up with the Ivory Coast for the Africa Cup of Nations next month.

Henriquez scored for Chile on his debut last month against Serbia.

Sir Alex Ferguson puts focus on South American scouting

Unearth gems! Fergie ups United's game in South America with increased scouting network

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UPDATED:

08:14 GMT, 10 September 2012

Sir Alex Ferguson has instructed his scouting team to up their efforts in South America and Mexico as the Manchester United boss looks to beat his European rivals to the planet's brightest young talent.

The Scot has been in the United States during the international break, and while he has enjoyed some well-earned time off, he has revealed he's keeping tabs on the seven staff he has stationed in around the region.

More of the same: Sir Alex Ferguson wants Manchester United to bring in a steady flow of talented young South Americans like Angelo Henriquez who was signed this summer

More of the same: Sir Alex Ferguson wants Manchester United to bring in a steady flow of talented young South Americans like Angelo Henriquez who was signed this summer

On the look out: Sir Alex Ferguson is in the United States

On the look out: Sir Alex Ferguson is in the United States

United have delved into the South
American market almost every year since the arrival of the Da Silva
brothers – Rafael and Fabio – in 2008, largely experiencing success.

Angelo Henriquez was signed for 4million this summer from Universidad Chile, following in the footsteps of Javier Hernandez who was signed for a similarly lowly fee in 2011.

And now Fergson says he hopes to unearth a few more gems in the coming years to avoid having to pay considerably more for players once they've developed at other European clubs.

'Our scouting there has increased,' he told Inside United. 'We've got an operative in Mexico, two in Brazil and four South American scouts now.

'Quite frankly, they do produce. The South Americans love playing football, it’s just in their blood. The three Brazilians – Anderson, Rafael and Fabio – love it and are first to training every morning. It’s a breath of fresh air.

'Antonio Valencia is as tough as nails with great discipline about him. Chicharito has a fantastic attitude to playing and everything else. It’s really good. We’ve done very well in Central and South America in the last two or three years.'

United first moved to tie up good
links with the region in 2011 when they secured a partnership with Sao
Paulo academy Desportivo Brasil.

The
likes of Gladstony, Aguilar, Lucas Evangelista, Agnaldo, and Rafael
Leao have all been invited at some point to visit the club, and in some
cases train.

This
increase of a presence also comes off the back of a frustrating summer
for Ferguson who missed out on the highly-rated teenager Lucas Moura who
was eventually signed by Paris St Germain for 35million.

Samba magic: Fabio and Rafael da Silva were plucked from their homeland

Samba magic: Fabio and Rafael da Silva were plucked from their homeland

Samba magic: Fabio and Rafael da Silva were plucked from their homeland

Manchester United confirm Angelo Henriquez signing

United at last! Fergie delight as Chilean hotshot Henriquez finally confirmed in 4m deal

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13:50 GMT, 5 September 2012

Manchester United have finally confirmed the signing of 18-year-old Angelo Henriquez.

The Chilean striker underwent a medical with the club in August ahead of his 4million move, but only now have the Premier League giants reacted to the capture.

The South American moves to Old Trafford from Universidad de Chile, where he scored 11 goals in 17 league games in 2012 on-route to helping his team to the national title.

United he stands: Angelo Henriquez has officially been unveiled by Manchester United in a 4m deal

United he stands: Angelo Henriquez has officially been unveiled by Manchester United in a 4m deal

United he stands: Angelo Henriquez has officially been unveiled by Manchester United in a 4m deal

United he stands: Angelo Henriquez has officially been unveiled by Manchester United in a 4m deal

Of the transfer, Sir Alex Ferguson said: 'Angelo has made a tremendous impact on the game in his short career so far. His pace is a great asset and he reads the game really well for someone of such a young age.

'We have a proud record of developing young talent and Angelo fits the profile of a United player – skilful, attacking and someone who plays the game with real flair.'

Watching brief: Henriquez has been around the club for the best part of a month

Watching brief: Henriquez has been around the club for the best part of a month

The player himself added to Manchester United's official website: 'I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world. Manchester United is a great team and has a great manager.

'To be able to be part of that is a huge honour and I can’t wait to get started. I hope I can be part of many successful years with United.'

The club also confirmed Henriquez will wear the No 21.

Angelo Henriquez in dreamland after sealing Manchester United switch

Henriquez in dreamland after sealing switch to Man United

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16:23 GMT, 15 August 2012

Angelo Henriquez has no intention of wasting his dream move to Manchester United.

The 18-year-old had a medical with the Old Trafford outfit on Wednesday and was due to meet Sir Alex Ferguson to sort out his short-term future.

New arrival: Henriquez (right) says he's fulfilling a dream after completing his move to Manchester United

New arrival: Henriquez (right) says he's fulfilling a dream after completing his move to Manchester United

That could involve remaining at Old Trafford, or being allowed to leave on loan, either to an English club or his present team in Chile, Universidad. United have yet to confirm details of the deal.

Deal: Henriquez completed his medical on Tuesday

Deal: Henriquez completed his medical on Tuesday

However, speaking to Chile paper La Tercera, Henriquez touched on his bewilderment at the speed of the deal.

'I am super happy to get to Manchester United. I'm fulfilling a dream,' he said.

'I am going where I wanted. 'You look on television and see the outstanding players, scoring spectacular goals. I cannot waste this opportunity.

'It is not clear what will happen with my future. 'I want to play in the first team of Manchester United. That's my first thought.

'If they decide to send me on loan, I would prefer to continue at Universidad, although I will do whatever United deem appropriate.'

Manchester clubs battle for Chilean Angelo Henriquez

Mancini adds some spice to Fergie relationship with cheeky bid for Chilean Henriquez

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08:47 GMT, 14 August 2012

Fantasy football 2012

Roberto Mancini is risking the wrath of Sir Alex Ferguson with a move for Chilean teenager Angelo Henriquez.

An official deal already exists between Manchester United and the 18-year-old's club Universidad de Chile, with the Under 20 expected to complete a 4million switch in the near future.

However, City boss Mancini has sent his most trusted scout Gary Worthington to watch Henriquez in action during a recent youth international tournament in Holland.

Rift: Roberto Mancini is hoping to swipe Angelo Henriquez from under the nose of his great rival Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United

Rift: Roberto Mancini is hoping to swipe Angelo Henriquez from under the nose of his great rival Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United

The striker scored 11 goals in 17 league appearances in 2012, his breakthrough year, helping Universidad to the title.

Reports say Henriquez has spent time at Old Trafford and part of long-running courtship.

Mancini, though, is desperate to make a statement of intent in the transfer market having been frustrated with numerous targets throughout the summer, namely Robin van Persie and Eden Hazard.

Manchester United agree 3m deal for Angelo Henriquez

Man United agree 3m deal for 18-year-old Chilean forward Henriquez

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UPDATED:

23:46 GMT, 7 June 2012

Manchester United have agreed a 3million fee for 18-year-old Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez.

Henriquez has been on United's radar for over a year, he has starred in his country's age-group sides and has also appeared for Universidad de Chile's first team – scoring eight times in 10 games.

United hope to gain a work permit for the Universidad forward.

Heads up: Henriquez looks to be heading to Old Trafford

Heads up: Henriquez looks to be heading to Old Trafford

Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday are in talks over a deal for West Brom defender Joe Mattock, 22.

Feyenoord entice Dirk Kuyt from Liverpool with coaching role

Kuyt lured back to former club Feyenoord with promise of coaching role

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UPDATED:

21:28 GMT, 11 April 2012


Heading for Anfield exit: Dirk Kuyt (left)

Heading for Anfield exit: Dirk Kuyt (left)

Feyenoord are willing to offer Dirk Kuyt a coaching role in an attempt to entice him back to Holland in the summer.

Kuyt, 31, can leave Anfield for 1m, but the Dutch side can only offer a 1m-a-year salary, which is far short of rivals such as Fiorentina.

Meanwhile, Liverpool continue to monitor Atalanta winger Ezequiel Schelotto, 22.

Chelsea have opened talks with Universidad de Chile's Igor Lichnovsky, 18.

Liverpool eye summer move for Udinese"s 12m-rated Chile midfielder Isla

Liverpool eye summer move for Udinese's 12m-rated Chile midfielder Isla

Udinese's Mauricio Isla has emerged as a summer target for Liverpool, who are ready to offer around 12million for the 23-year-old Chile midfielder.

Roma are also keen on the versatile South American, who started all of his country's games in the 2010 World Cup.

Target: Isla (left)

Target: Isla (left)