Man United Insists On Azeez

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Golden Eaglets star, Ramon Azeez.
Manchester United remains hopeful of signing Nigerian wonderkid Ramon Azeez.

The Future Pro Academy lad had successful trials at United earlier this season and his impact also attracted attention from Manchester City.

Ifeanyi Abanum, the editor of, told, 'He underwent successful trials with Manchester United, but because of work permit issues a deal has not been reached.

'Manchester United and his agent are trying to go around this by invoking the English Premier League 'special talent clause' as he doesn't have the caps to qualify or a work permit.'

Meanwhile, Nigerian starlet Sani Emmanuel has missed out on a dream move to England.

The U-17 international striker enjoyed successful trials at both Chelsea and Tottenham this year, but has seen a dream switch to the Premiership fall through.

Ifeanyi Abanum, the editor of, told Emmanuel was taken to England by John Shittu, the agent of Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi.

Abanum said, 'After undergoing successful trials, a deal could not be reached with Chelsea because of work permit issues.

'So he was taken to Tottenham. Again, he passed the trials at White Hart Lane, but Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham manager, insists he doesn't want to sign any players until after the World Cup.'