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From Italy: Antonio Conte closing in on agreement with Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position is being reviewed by Manchester United and after a run of poor results, which has left his side with only 14 points after nine games in the Premier League this season, the Norwegian boss is under increasing pressure at the club.

Sunday’s embarrassing 5-0 defeat to bitter rivals Liverpool was the tipping point for many supporters, with the debacle extending United’s winless run in the league to four games. Solskjaer’s last victory in the Premier League came at West Ham in September, when Jesse Lingard scored the winner in the 89th minute.

On Monday, there were reports of contact being made with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte over replacing Solskjaer – the Italian has been out of work since walking away from Inter Milan earlier this year. Talks with Conte were reportedly underway as the Old Trafford hierarchy began planning for the post Solskjaer era.

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There is now an update on the situation, with Italian outlet CalcioMercato, via Sport Witness claiming that Conte is now ‘close’ to Manchester United, with the club supposedly choosing him as their next boss.

An agreement between Conte and United is said to be ‘one step away’, with the only missing detail in the arrangement being Solskjaer’s dismissal.

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