Man Utd transfer news LIVE: United interested in Leon Goretzka, Pogba linked with PSG switch, Trippier could cost £18m

Man Utd transfer news LIVE: United interested in Leon Goretzka, Pogba linked with PSG switch, Trippier could cost £18m

MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Paul Pogba is reportedly close to agreeing a deal to move to PSG thia summer.

Kieran Trippier, however, is one player the Red Devils are trying to bring in to the club, and he could cost upwards of £18m.

And Raphael Varane's move to Old Trafford is "edging closer every day", according to reports.

Meanwhile Jadon Sancho has passed his medical and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed his announcement is imminent.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    BAIL STORM

    Aston Villa are reportedly plotting a bid for Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey, writes MARC MAYO.

    The winger, 23, hit 15 goals last season while helping the Bundesliga side qualify for the Europa League.

    But, with two years left on his contract, the German side may be ready to cash in with a bid of £30million said to be enough to tempt a sale.

    According to the Mail, ambitious Villa are confident that they can complete a deal for Bailey.

    Manchester United and Arsenal have both previously been linked with the player, along with Tottenham and AC Milan.

  • Joshua Mbu

    NEV NABBED

    Man Utd have leapfrogged over Arsenal in the race to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves. 

    Wolves are reportedly willing to part ways with the midfielder for just £35million, according to talkSPORT.

    Credit: GETTY IMAGES
  • Joshua Mbu

    GOR BLIMEY

    Man Utd are interested in signing highly rated Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka.

    According to reputable journalist Christian Falk, United have already spoken to Goretzka's agent.

    And specific salary figures have been discussed.

  • Joshua Mbu

    VAR-Y CLASS

    Raphael Varane surprised a group of kids by visiting an amateur French football club while on holiday, writes JOSHUA JONES.

    The Manchester United target rocked up at seventh-tier AC Cambrai during his time off and posed for photos with the youngsters.

    Varane came through the youth ranks at RC Lens, a 45-minute drive away in North-East France, before joining Real Madrid in 2011. 

    According to Get French Football News, the defender spent nearly two hours at Cambrai on Monday.

    The club, founded in 1919, play at the 2,000-seater Stade de la Liberte in the Hauts-de France region.

    They reached the last 64 of Coupe de France in 2006-07, losing 4-1 to Ligue 1 giants Marseille. 

  • Joshua Mbu

    READYING AND WILLING

    Brandon Williams can play at both left-back and right-back.

    But in pre-season training, he's showing he can play in between the sticks!

  • Joshua Mbu

    TOUGHEST OPPONENT

    Man Utd superstar Mason Greenwood has named his toughest opponent he has ever faced.

    And it may come as a surprise to most football fans.

    When asked who the toughest opponent he has faced is, Greenwood replied: "I’ve probably got to say, it might be a surprising one, but do you know [Joe] Bryan, the one for Fulham?

    "He allowed me no space, no time on the ball, when we played them home and away. It was one of my most difficult games for us. 

    “He’s one you probably wouldn’t think I’d say his name, but he was getting tight to me and not giving me much space.

    "He was a good defender and he was probably my toughest challenge.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    RAP IT UP

    Man Utd are keen on Real Madrid's Raphael Varane.

    And Varane is reportedly very keen to join Man Utd this summer for a fee just over £50million.

  • Joshua Mbu

    HAMMER TIME

    West Ham are still favourites to clinch Jesse Lingard's signature, writes JAMES ANDERSON.

    That's according to bookmakers Sky Bet, who've priced the Hammers at 4/6 to sign the Manchester United attacker.

    Lingard enjoyed a phenomenal loan spell at the London Stadium last season.

    The 28-year-old scored nine goals and provided five assists in 16 appearances to help David Moyes' side qualify for Europe.

    His profitable loan spell also earned him a recall to Gareth Southgate's England squad for fixtures against Austria and Romania.

  • Joshua Mbu

    OLE'S AT THE WHEEL

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is one of the highest paid managers in the Premier League.

    But Man City's Pep Guardiola tops the list earning a whopping £20million-per-year.

    surprisingly, Leeds' Marcelo Bielsa is on the list, coming in at fourth – earning £8m-per-year.

  • Joshua Mbu

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    ALMOST A RAP

    Raphael Varane wants to seal his move to Manchester United before he returns to Real Madrid training later this week, writes DYLAN TERRY.

    The 28-year-old centre-back is currently negotiating a deal with the Premier League giants in what would be one of the biggest signings of the summer.

    And according to AS, Varane is keen to tie up the transfer before he returns to Real Madrid for the start of pre-season training in the next few days.

    If the deal can be sewn up before he is due to return to the Spanish side then he will be able to join straight up with Man Utd.

    It is thought that neither club are in a hurry to complete the transfer, but Varane is hoping it can be done swiftly.

    Man Utd are said to be offering a fee in the region of £43million but Madrid are holding out for a sum in excess of £50m.

    OFF-PITCH ACTIVITIES

    Marcus Rashford has called out the Spectator.

    The forward called out the magazine on Twitter after learning they were going to run a story suggesting he benefitted commercially during the past 18 months that covered the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Rashford wrote: “Just heard @spectator are planning to run a story on me tomorrow about how I have benefited commercially in the last 18 months…

    "To clarify, I don’t need to partner with brands. I partner because I want to progress the work I do off the pitch and…(1)

    “Most of any fee I would receive contributes to that. Last summer, 1.3M children had access to food support, through my relationship with Burberry children have a safe place to be after school where they will be fed, following the November investment…(2)

    “Vulnerable children have safe places to go this summer holiday, and due to my relationship with Macmillan 80,000 children now have a book to call their own.

    “Do I have a larger commercial appeal following the U-turns? I’m sure. (3)

    “But I’m also a Manchester United and England international footballer. Why has there always got to be a motive? Why can’t we just do the right thing? (4)”.

    JLINGZ

    Watch as Jesse Lingard scores a spectacular solo goal in Man Utd training!

    LIN OF DUTY

    Everton have joined the list of clubs keeping tabs on Jesse Lingard’s situation at Manchester United, writes MARTIN BLACKBURN.

    The England ace is back at Old Trafford after a successful loan spell at West Ham last season.

    The Hammers would be interested in taking him back but David Moyescould face competition from his old club.

    New Toffees boss Rafa Benitez has made it his top priority to strengthen the wide areas to provide more ammunition for Dominic Calvert Lewin.

    TRIP ADVISOR

    Man Utd are heavily interested in signing Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier.

    The right-back helped Atletico win LaLiga last season.

    But a move back to England is on the cards, and any deal could cost upwards of £20million.

    • Dylan Terry

      MORNING, MAN UTD FANS

      The Red Devils are currently in Surrey as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer puts his team through their paces in the scorching British sunshine.

      Solskjaer, 49, is loving being away from Carrington for a few days, telling the club’s website: “It’s fantastic to be here.

      “The facilities are great and we’re together, that’s the main thing for that bonding.

      “We all eat together and spend time with each other and it’s a chance to really do some good work and really put down a foundation for the rest of the season for these boys, and men some of them!”

      On the transfer front, Paul Pogba continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with PSG reportedly keen.

      Reports in France claim Pogba is close to an agreement with PSG but the Ligue 1 giants have yet to contact United.

      The star midfielder has entered the last year of his United contract and is not stressed about his next move.

      The France international is expected to link up with the Red Devils for pre-season by the end of the month

      His compatriot Raphael Varane is set to join the Red Devils as a deal edges closer, while Eduardo Camavinga also continues to be linked.

      United are also working on a deal to sign England full-back Kieran Trippier.

    • Ian Tuckey

      TOFFEES JOIN LINGARD HUNT

      Everton have joined the list of clubs keeping tabs on Jesse Lingard’s situation at Manchester United.

      The England ace is back at Old Trafford after a successful loan spell at West Ham last season.

      The Hammers would be interested in taking him back but David Moyes could face competition from his old club.

      New Toffees boss Rafa Benitez has made it his top priority to strengthen the wide areas to provide more ammunition for Dominic Calvert Lewin.

      He has already completed a deal for Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray of Bayer Leverkusen is also on the radar.

      Benitez is also keen on Burnley’s Dwight McNeil but it is understood no formal offer has gone in to the Clarets yet.

      Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said at the weekend that Lingard is part of his plans for the new season at United.

      Townsend has signed a two-year deal at Goodison Park having been released by Crystal Palace at the end of last season.

    • Ian Tuckey

      PSG BLOW FOR UTD OVER POGBA

      PSG are set to give Manchester United a big dilemma over Paul Pogba’s future.

      The 2018 World Cup winner’s agent Mino Raiola has already discussed personal terms with the French giants.

      And if they follow it with a sizeable bid, it would severely test the resolve of the Red Devils to keep their 26-year-old star.

      Pogba has 12 months remaining on his £290,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford and has yet to indicate he wants to sign a new one.

      So United must accept they will lose him for nothing next summer, or accept a cut-price bid for the midfielder before the transfer deadline in six weeks.

      United have been here before as Pogba walked away as a free agent in 2012, much to the fury of former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

      They got just £800,000 in compensation from Juventus and will be keen not to get stung again.

      PSG believe they could land Pogba for less than half of the £89million United paid Juve to get him back in 2016.

    • Etienne Fermie

      ICYMI – POGBA SITUATION

      Manchester United have yet to receive word from Paris Saint-Germain regarding a possible deal for Paul Pogba.

      Reports in France claim Pogba is close to an agreement with PSG but the Ligue 1 giants have yet to contact United.

      The star midfielder has entered the last year of his United contract and is not stressed about his next move.

      The France international is expected to link up with the Red Devils for pre-season by the end of the month

      Paul Pogba is expected back at Carrington later this monthCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd
    • Etienne Fermie

      CAM ON THEN

      Man United have repeatedly been linked with a move for Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga this summer.

      Like what you see, Red Devils fans?

    • Etienne Fermie

      YES SURR

      Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaeris delighted with his team's Surrey setting as they step up their pre-season preparations.

      He told the club's official website: "It’s fantastic to be here.

      "The facilities are great and we’re together, that’s the main thing for that bonding.

      "We all eat together and spend time with each other and it’s a chance to really do some good work and really put down a foundation for the rest of the season for these boys, and men some of them!

      "It’s a decision we made. Of course, we drive up the road and have great facilities at Carrington, but it is special to have that pre-season tour feeling.

      "The intensity of training will be good.

      "It’s always great when you get through a hard week of training and then maybe the weather cools down a little bit and you feel so much stronger as a player and you feel you can run more.

      "It’s an important week for us."

      Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is enjoying pre seasonCredit: Getty
    • Etienne Fermie

      UNITED ON MARC

      Manchester United are reportedly aiming to hire Marc Skinner as the gaffer of their Women’s Super League side.

      Telegraph Sport claims the Red Devils are in talks with the Orlando Pride head coach who is thought to be a top target to replace Casey Stoney.

      The ex-United Women’s manager left the club at the end of last term after three seasons in charge and having steered the side to fourth in the WSL

      Stoney, who led United to WSL promotion for the first time in their history in 2019, has since become head coach of US women's side San Diego.

      Skinner, 38, is under contract with the Pride who are fifth in a National Women’s Soccer League made up of ten teams.

      And the former Birmingham boss has been in his current role since swapping Blues for a move to US women’s football in January 2019.

      The Telegraph claims a deal between Skinner and the Red Devils is far off with discussions between the two parties thought to be ongoing.

      However, it is reported United players, dismayed by Stoney’s departure, are keen on the possibility of having the coach in charge at Leigh Park Village.

      Marc Skinner is reported to be in talks regard to Manchester United Women's manager job
    • Etienne Fermie

      KEANE TO GO HOME

      Manchester United legend Roy Keane produced a rare smile as he posted a selfie with his daughter.

      He wrote: "On the ferry heading home with my youngest 🇮🇪"

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    • Etienne Fermie

      RETIREMENT GOALS

      Manchester United legend Paul Scholes showed you never lose it in football training clips posted of him online.

      The United icon, 46, was filmed in passing and shooting drills and Dimitar Berbatov joined fans in saying 'class is permanent'.

      Scholes was taking part in the workouts to promote his son Arron's personal training business.

      The first clip shows him weaving in and out of cones at the same time as playing a game of one touch.

      And the second involved his lookalike son drilling passes at him to test his touch in a similarly taxing exercise.

      Arron had clearly tailored the workout to include physical exertion and ball work to keep it entertaining.

      And the third clip looked just that as Scholes danced in and out of a tyre before knocking the ball back to his son on the volley.

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    • Etienne Fermie

      FUN IN THE SUN

      Manchester United stars are being put through their paces during a summer training camp in Surrey.

      Here's a selection of pictures from day two of their training camp.

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