Man Utd 'closing in' on Varane transfer, Sancho number LATEST, Goretzka transfer link, Pogba contract updates

MANCHESTER UNITED are closing in on the transfer of Real Madrid defender Rafael Varane, according to reports.

And the club have confirmed the HUGE signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

A United statement read on the move, worth a reported £73m: "Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Jadon Sancho.

"The signing is subject to contractual terms and a medical, which will be completed after Jadon’s involvement in the UEFA European Championship..

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  • Kostas Lianos

    HAALAND LINK

    Chelsea are reportedly preparing an offer for Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland, who has also been linked with Manchester United.

    That is according to the Daily Mail, who claim the Blues are close to landing star striker Haaland.

    The report suggests the Norway international expects a move to the west Londoners this summer after another successful season in Germany.

    However, Chelsea are still facing a fierce bidding war with Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid.

  • Kostas Lianos

    MATA STAYS

    Juan Mata has agreed to stay at Manchester United for one more year.

    According to the Manchester Evening News, Mata put pen to paper on a one-year extension after his previous contract expired at midnight on Wednesday.

    The winger has played a major part in the club ever since 2014 when he moved to Old Trafford from Chelsea.

    The Spain international was part of the teams that won the FA Cup and Community Shield in 2016 as well as the EFL Cup and Europa League a year later

  • Kostas Lianos

    VAR REVIEW

    Manchester United are reportedly closing in on a deal for Real Madrid ace Raphael Varane.

    That is according to ESPN, who claim United have received encouragement over a transfer for Varane following a deal for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

    The report adds that the centre-back is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top defensive target and Real are prepared to negotiate a realistic fee for the 28-year-old.

    The Red Devils are already said to have held 'some discussions' for the France international – whose contract at Los Blancos is due to expire in June 2022.

    The Manchester giants' efforts to sign Varane have stepped up following France’s surprise round-of-16 exit at Euro 2020 against Switzerland.

    United are allegedly confident that a deal can be done for around £43million – a sharp decrease from Madrid’s initial £60m valuation

  • Kostas Lianos

    POGBA FUTURE

    Manchester United star Paul Pogba is set to enter the final 12 months of his Old Trafford deal.

    According to the Daily Express, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could try and sign a midfielder if Pogba's contract saga continues.

    That is why the Red Devils have been linked with the likes of West Ham star Declan Rice and Bayern Munich ace Leon Goretzka.

    The Manchester giants will start focusing on other targets once Jadon Sancho's move from Borussia Dortmund is completed

  • Kostas Lianos

    GORETZKA LINK

    Manchester United have been linked with a shock swoop for Bayern Munich star Leon Goretzka.

    That is according to Bild, who claim that Goretzka has emerged as a potential target due to contract problems between the midfielder and Bayern.

    The Germany international's deal expires next year and talks have opened over an extension.

    But the 26-year-old's demands are reportedly giving the German champions a 'headache.'

    United are reportedly in the market for a central midfielder with West Ham star Declan Rice also posing as a top target

  • Kostas Lianos

    SANCHO SITUATION

    As you probably already know, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund announced yesterday that a deal has been struck between them regarding Jadon Sancho.

    Sancho will join United after Euro 2020 with the Manchester giants paying Dortmund £73million for the star winger.

    And the England international is set to become United’s second-highest earner.

    The 21-year-old will pen a five-year deal at Old Trafford worth £91million – or £350,000 per week.

    That will see Sancho'swages more than treble from the £100,000-per-week deal he is on at Dortmund

  • Etienne Fermie

    MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund announced yesterday a deal has been agreed to take Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford after Euro 2020.

    United will pay the Germans £73million for the England winger who will join when he is released from Three Lions duty.

    Sancho is to become United’s second-highest earner.

    He will pen a five-year deal at Old Trafford worth £91million – or £350,000 per week.

    That will see his wages more than treble from the £100,000-per-week deal he is on at Dortmund.

    And it will also see him among the very best-paid players in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.

    Elsewhere, United want to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.

    The Red Devils are on the hunt for a new striker as a long-term No9 replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

    And they have identified the Everton front man as the ideal candidate.

    Calvert-Lewin, 24, enjoyed the best season of his career in 2020-21 with 21 goals in 39 appearances to be the Toffees’ crowned player of the year.

    And finally, United are reportedly closing in on a deal for Real Madrid star Raphael Varane.

    ESPN claim the Red Devils have received encouragement over a transfer for the France World Cup winner following a deal for Jadon Sancho.

    The report adds that Varane is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top defensive target and Madrid are prepared to negotiate a realistic fee for the 28-year-old.

    United are already said to have held ‘some discussions’ for the centre-back – whose contract at the Bernabeu is due to expire in June 2022.

    And the club’s efforts to sign Varane have stepped up following France’s surprise round-of-16 exit at Euro 2020 against Switzerland.

    United are allegedly confident that a deal can be done for around £43m – a sharp decrease from Madrid’s initial £60m valuation.

  • William Pugh

    SANSIBLE SIGNING

    Manchester United icon Denis Irwin has heaped praise in Jadon Sancho after it was confirmed the club have agreed a deal to sign him.

    The former left-back said: "Quality player, very clever, great pace and an eye for a goal."

    United have agreed a £73million deal to bring the England winger to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

  • William Pugh

    REDS FIXTURES

    Manchester United welcome Leeds to Old Trafford to open next season's Premier League campaign.

    That's followed by a trip to Southampton.

    And the Red Devils finish their campaign with a visit from Chelsea before travelling to Crystal Palace on the final day.

  • William Pugh

    OH WHAT A PHIL-ING

    Phil Jones has been a Manchester United player for ten years.

    And the Red Devils were quick to praise the centre-back for his contributions with a video montage posted online.

  • William Pugh

    NEV-Y DUTY

    Gary Neville has backed Mason Mount to return to the England team to face Ukraine after missing two Euro 2020 games in a row.

    The Chelsea star, 22, was ruled out of the win over Czech Republic after being told to self-isolate before watching the Germany game from the bench.

    Gareth Southgate also took a midfielder out of the Wembley triumph to set up with a back five, a decision he may reverse in Rome.

    Former defender Neville picked his expected team for Saturday on Twitter and called on the Three Lions boss to use a 4-2-3-1 formation.

    There has been a clamour for Jack Grealish to feature more heavily all tournament but the Manchester United legend opted for Mount instead.

    Neville, 46, added that the Aston Villa playmaker ‘could’ feature having also preferred Phil Foden on the right wing.

  • William Pugh

    NEAR AND VAR

    Manchester United are reportedly closing in on a deal for Real Madrid star Raphael Varane.

    ESPN claim the Red Devils have received encouragement over a transfer for the France World Cup winner following a deal for Jadon Sancho.

    The report adds that Varane is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top defensive target and Madrid are prepared to negotiate a realistic fee for the 28-year-old.

    United are already said to have held 'some discussions' for the centre-back – whose contract at the Bernabeu is due to expire in June 2022.

    And the club’s efforts to sign Varane have stepped up following France’s surprise round-of-16 exit at Euro 2020 against Switzerland.

    United are allegedly confident that a deal can be done for around £43m – a sharp decrease from Madrid’s initial £60m valuation.

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  • William Pugh

    BUKAYO BROMANCE FOR SHAW

    Luke Shaw has revealed he loves Bukayo Saka and wishes he was his son.

    The England left-back gushed about Arsenal ace Saka who has been one of the Three Lions' best players during their march to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.

    And Manchester United ace Shaw says he admires the 19-year-old for 'taking it all in his stride'.

  • William Pugh

    JA PAY TO PLAY

    Jadon Sancho is set to become Manchester United’s second-highest earner after sealing a £73million move from Borussia Dortmund.

    SunSport revealed last month that the England star had already agreed personal terms with the Red Devils, worth £350,000-a-week.

    That will see his wages more than trebled from the £100,000-per-week deal he is on at Dortmund.

    And it will also see Sancho – who will pen a five-year deal – among the very best-paid players in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.

    David De Gea continues to top the list, raking in £375,000 per week – totalling £19.5million a year.

    But Sancho would slide in ahead of Paul Pogba, with the Frenchman earning £290,000 per week.

  • William Pugh

    SWEDE REUNION

    Nothing at Euro 2020 will be as touching as Victor Lindelof’s reunion with his son after Sweden’s exit.

    The Manchester United defender’s anguish at Ukraine’s last-gasp triumph evaporated on his doorstep as toddler Ted Louie shook with excitement, screamed with joy and then embraced Lindelof.

    The former Benfica star’s wife Maja Nilsson posted a video of the exchange on Instagram, captioning it: “Someone has been missed.”

    Two-year-old Ted first peered through the letterbox like a kid at Christmas looking up the chimney for Santa Claus, before pushing the front door open and rushing to his dad.

    He bounced up and down, waving his arms in excitement, and was swept up into the centre-back’s arms. Lindelof, 26, grinned just as widely as his son, who then escorted him up the stairs while clutching his dad’s hands and craning his neck up to to gaze into his eyes.

    Even the most disappointed, disgruntled football fans at the Euros, their team’s dreams shattered on the field, would surely be cheered by this reminder of the deeper things in life.

  • William Pugh

    GET YOUR NEYM ON IT

    Sergio Ramos is reportedly on the verge of signing for Paris Saint-Germain.

    After 16 years at Real Madrid, the veteran defender became a free agent on Thursday and already has his eye on his next destination.

    Manchester City and United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and PSG were all said to have been monitoring the Spaniard as his exit from Los Blancos became clear.

    But it is Les Parisiens who have pulled ahead in the race for his signature, according to ESPN. Sporting director Leonardo is said to have accelerated talks in the middle of June and progress has been made this week.

    It is claimed that a final decision on his future will be made in the coming days.

    Former Clasico rival Neymar, described as a friend of Ramos, has also reportedly urged the player to make the switch to PSG.

    Credit: Rex
  • William Pugh

    ON THE PAUL

    Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has slammed Paul Pogba following France’s Euro 2020 exit as he claimed he ‘lost the plot’ against Switzerland.

    The World Cup champions crashed out at the last-16 stage after losing on penalties against Vladimir Petkovic’s men having squandered a two-goal lead.

    Pogba thought he had banged in the winner for Les Bleus after his curling strike from distance nestled into the top right corner to put his side 3-1 up.

    But a lapse in concentration moments later allowed Haris Seferovic to pull one back, before Mario Gavranovic fired in a dramatic stoppage time equaliser.

    Petit has hit out at his compatriots for their early exit, as he told Paddy Power: “There was one incident – Pogba lost the ball for the second Swiss goal – and France collapsed.

    “We lost everything. Concentration, team spirit, desire – and the tie. Worst of all, we started fighting on the pitch between ourselves. There was a big clash between Rabiot and Pogba, who lost the plot, after the second Swiss goal and from then on we had no control, no confidence."

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  • William Pugh

    NAL AND VOID

    Juventus insist Cristiano Ronaldo has not asked to leave this summer, dealing a blow to Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

    Ronaldo, 36, has been strongly linked with a Turin exit three years after joining from Real Madrid.

    Former club Man Utd have been linked and French outfit PSG are also thought to be interested as they look to reclaim their Ligue 1 crown from Lille.

    And it’s believed Ronaldo is available for just £25m should there be any serious bids. However, Juventus chief Federico Cherubini claims he is ‘happy’ with Ronnie’s presence at the club.

    Cherubini said: “We’ve currently received no signal from Ronaldo to leave the club this summer.

    “Same from our side. We’re happy to have Cristiano back with us once the new season will start.”

  • William Pugh

    PEP'S JADON JACKPOT

    Manchester City will scoop £10million from Jadon Sancho's £73m move to neighbours United.

    Etihad chiefs inserted a 15 per cent sell-on clause when Borussia Dortmund signed him in 2017.

    And although City were hoping the Bundesliga giants would hold on for nearer their original £120m asking price, Sancho's valuation has steadily dipped over the past 12 months.

    Dortmund and the Red Devils each confirmed on Thursday that United's third offer for the 21-year-old England winger had been accepted.

  • William Pugh

    JAY'S PAY DAY

    JadonSancho is to become Manchester United’s second-highest earner.

    The England winger, 21, has agreed a mega transfer from Borussia Dortmund.

    The two clubs are have agreed the £73million transfer fee but, as revealed by SunSport, personal terms are already sorted.

    Sancho will pen a five-year deal at Old Trafford worth £91million – or £350,000 per week.

    That will see his wages more than trebled from the £100,000-per-week deal he is on at Dortmund.

    And it will also see him among the very best-paid players in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.

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  • William Pugh

    CALL FOR CAL

    Manchester United want to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.

    The Red Devils are on the hunt for a new striker as a long-term No9 replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

    And they have identified the Everton front man as the ideal candidate.

    Calvert-Lewin, 24, enjoyed the best season of his career in 2020-21 with 21 goals in 39 appearances to be the Toffees' crowned player of the year.

    That goal return tied him level with his England team-mate Marcus Rashford and four more than Edinson Cavani.

    Mason Greenwood grabbed 12 while Anthony Martial managed seven in a difficult campaign but Bruno Fernandes top scored with 28.

  • Joshua Mbu

    BREAKING: MAN UTD ANNOUNCE SANCHO

    Man Utd have announced that they have agreed a deal with Borussia Dortmund for England international Jadon Sancho.

    The deal will be completed once the player has returned from international duty with England at Euro 2020.

  • Joshua Mbu

    RIO ON SANCHO

    Rio Ferdinand highlighted the strengths Sancho brings to Man Utd.

    Speaking on his official YouTube channel Ferdinand said: "On the right hand side, and the left hand side, we haven’t got a winger who goes on the outside.

    "Goes on the outside and crosses the ball. That’s what you need.

    “He can play right-wing, left-wing, he can go both ways, he plays with both feet. But on that right wing, as well as Mason [Greenwood] has done, and I’m a massive Mason Greenwood fan, out there having a winger.

    "This is Man United, always associated with wingers. Always have done over the years.

    "Any of our most successful times there’s been wide players who can go on the outside and cross the ball.

    “[Mason] wants goals, which is a good element, a good aspect, but Jadon gives you both options and for a full-back – terrible news.

    "The element of going on the outside, beating the full-back and crossing it and then the Mason Greenwood’s, the Cavani’s, the Rashford's coming in from the other side, we should be getting more goals from those scenarios this season.

    "He will add to the attacking variety we have in a red shirt.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    JAD ENOUGH

    Erling Haaland's dad has posted a tongue-in-cheek X-rated tweet after finding out about Jadon Sancho's £73million move to Manchester United, writes ETIENNE FERMIE.

    Alf-Inge, 48, watched his son Erling link up brilliantly with Sancho over the last 18 months.

    But the duo will be broken up, at least for now, with Sancho set to light it up Old Trafford.

    Replying to Fabrizio Romano's confirmation of the deal being done, Alf-Inge replied: "F***. 🐝 But all the best @Sanchooo10.

    "You will be missed."

  • Joshua Mbu

    OUT THE DOOR

    There isn't expected to be any big outgoings this summer.

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