Man Utd Jadon Sancho transfer LATEST updates, Varane meeting 'this week', United 'fear Pogba will leave for FREE'

MANCHESTER UNITED are ramping up their chase for Jadon Sancho with a reportedly improved bid submitted to Borussia Dortmund.

Meanwhile, United have tabled a bid for Raphael Varane of £50million, according to separate reports.

And we have the latest reports on Paul Pogba's contract negotiations.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    'POGBA FOR VARANE SWAP TALK'

    Manchester United are prepared to offer Paul Pogba to Real Madrid in exchange for Raphael Varane, according to reports.

    The France defender, 28, has been on United's radar for some time and is said to be one of the club's top targets this summer.

    Previous managers Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho both wanted to bring Varane to Old Trafford.

    Ed Woodward was even prepared to spend £100million on the defender in 2018, but never came close to striking a deal.

    But Varane now reportedly prefers a move to United over PSG, and his representatives are keen to hold a meeting with the Red Devils.

    And according to AS, via the Express, United could offer up Pogba in order to get a deal over the line.

    United fear Pogba will not agree a new contract and leave on a free next summer.

    The club had previously placed a £150million asking price on the midfielder to ward off interest from Juventus and Real Madrid.

    Talks opened over a new contract for Pogba earlier this month, while the Italian press claim a swap deal involving Cristiano Ronaldo is also on the cards.

  • Ian Tuckey

    ROONEY MISSES ULTIMATE UTD TOURNAMENT XI

    Manchester United stars have shone on the international stage down the years.

    Ryan Giggs may have never made it to a tournament with Wales, but plenty of other United greats have.

    The Red Devils are well represented once again at Euro 2020, with the likes of Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford hoping to sprinkle their stardust on the biggest stage.

    Prior to the tournament, United themselves compiled an XI of players that have thrived for their countries while turning out for the Red Devils.

    There's no place for the likes of Wayne Rooney or Paul Scholes – so let's take a look at who DID make their cut.

  • Ian Tuckey

    JAY-MAKER

    Heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua has called out his next opponent… Manchester United star Jesse Lingard.

    Thankfully AJ doesn't want to meet the winger in the boxing ring, with the two agreeing to do battle on video game FIFA.

    Lingard, 28, was the first to pipe up by tweeting: "So Anthony Joshua thinks he’s king of the ring and FIFA!

    "Well I’m gonna show him June 21 at 11.30am UK time as part of the world’s biggest charity eSports festival Gamers Without Borders

    "Lets see who's the real heavyweight champ."

    Gamers Without Borders is a charity aiming to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine to underdeveloped countries.

    Several celebrities have agreed to get involved in the scheme, including Joshua and Lingard.

    AJ couldn't believe the audacity of Lingard's tweet, responding: "No chance, Jesse Lingard [followed by a laughing emoji]. See you there."

  • Ian Tuckey

    RAMOS OPTIONS NARROWING TO OLD TRAFFORD?

    Manchester United have received a boost in their pursuit of Sergio Ramos – with rivals City reportedly ruling themselves out a move for the Real Madrid legend.

    AS claims Ramos was offered to the Premier League champions earlier this month on a free transfer.

    But Pep Guardiola rejected the opportunity to land Ramos despite losing Eric Garcia to Barcelona.

    It’s claimed that City plan on keeping hold of new Spain international Aymeric Laporte, who has been linked with an exit.

    Pep already has John Stones, Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake at his disposal.

    And with Fernandinho also able to operate there, City will not be presenting Ramos with a contract.

    That means United could have a clear run at landing the iconic defender, 35, after his shock Bernabeu departure was confirmed this week.

    Ramos is believed to want a two-year contract on wages worth £200,000 a week. Those demands also saw Paris Saint-Germain drop out of the race to sign him.

    And with Ramos already ruling out a return to Sevilla and a controversial Barcelona switch, United could be his only option this summer.

  • Ian Tuckey

    UTD DON'T NEED RICE

    Manchester United should NOT sign West Ham star Declan Rice, according to club legend Nicky Butt.

    The former Red Devils midfielder believes Scotland international Scott McTominay is just as good as his English contemporary.

    Speaking to Ladbrokes, Butt said: "I think Man United are solid enough in midfield.

    "I keep hearing things about Declan Rice, but is he a better player than Scott McTominay?

    "I'm not sure, I think with McTominay, Paul Pogba and obviously Bruno Fernandes, we [Manchester United] are in a good place in the middle of the park."

  • Ian Tuckey

    UTD WORRY IT'S PAUL OVER

    Manchester United are reportedly fearing that Paul Pogba will turn down a new contract and walk away for free next summer.

    The Frenchman arrived back at Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016 in an £89m move but only has 12 months remaining on his deal.

    United are desperately trying to convince Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola to sign a new package after they were forced into triggering a one-year extension in his current agreement.

    However, those attempts to persuade him appear to have become deadlocked.

    Now The Mirror states United are becoming increasingly worried Pogba will run out his contract and leave for nothing at the end of next season.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to get into any public spats with the outspoken Raiola.

    But United have allegedly ‘made it very clear’ they would sell Pogba this summer if he has no intention of penning fresh terms.

  • Ian Tuckey

    UTD COULD SELL TELLES TO FUND TRIPPIER DEAL

    Manchester United are willing to sell left-back Alex Telles to fund a move for Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier, according to reports.

    The Mirror are reporting that Man Utd are still keen on Trippier and a reported bid of £10m was turned down not long ago.

    And Atletico boss Diego Simeone doesn’t want Trippier to leave for anything less than what they value him at, £40m.

    Trippier’s ability to play at both right and left-back provides cover if Telles is sold.

  • Ian Tuckey

    UTD IN PAY PAU LINK

    Manchester United are willing to launch a transfer bid for Pau Torres, according to reports, writes JOSHUA JONES

    But they face competition from Real Madrid for the defender’s signature.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to bring in a new centre-back this summer as a long-term partner for Harry Maguire.

    And according to AS, the Red Devils may make an official bid in the coming weeks.

    Torres, 24, enjoyed a fine season with boyhood club Villarreal and capped it off by lifting the Europa League, beating United in a marathon penalty shootout. 

    He has been with the club since 2002, aged just five, and has racked up 88 first-team appearances, earning himself a starting spot for Spain at Euro 2020.

  • Ian Tuckey

    CHANGE OF BRAND IMAGE

    Manchester United are planning to loan out Brandon Williams to a Premier League club this summer, according to reports.

    The England Under-21 full-back was wanted by multiple clubs in January, including Southampton and West Ham.

    Brandon Williams could leave Manchester United for the first time since joining aged 7

    But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prevented Williams' departure as he wanted to keep him as a back up option.

    But the United boss is now confident he has enough cover at left-back so is willing to let the 20-year-old leave on a temporary basis, according to the Mirror.

    And Solskjaer reportedly believes the full-back could benefit from regular Premier League football.

    The youngster, 20, struggled for game time last season after enjoying a breakthrough campaign in 2019/20.

    The arrival of Alex Telles last year limited Williams to just 14 appearances in all competitions – four of those came in the Premier League.

  • Ian Tuckey

    POGBA FREE EXIT FEAR

    Manchester United fear that star midfielder Paul Pogba is ready to run his contract down and leave Old Trafford for free, reports say.

    According to The Mirror, United a desperate to get the Frenchman to sign a new deal.

    But they have been unsuccessful in persuading the player and agent so far.

  • Ian Tuckey

    TOP GEA WAGES

    David de Gea is clear at the top of Man Utd’s wages chart!

  • Joshua Mbu

    'NONSENSE'

    Graeme Souness has insisted that moaning Bruno Fernandes ‘would not have lasted five minutes in my dressing room’ after his latest display for Portugal, writes GARY STONEHOUSE.

    The 26-year-old started for his country yesterday against Germany but was subbed off in the second half of their 4-2 Euro 2020 defeat.

    Speaking on ITV Sport, Souness said: “He’s an exceptionally talented boy, there is so much to like about him.

    “A great striker of the ball, when he shoots he makes the goalkeeper work.

    “I played with players that would not be accepting of the thing you just touched on [petulance], you know he doesn’t get the ball and he is waving his hands around.

    “He would not have lasted more than five minutes in my dressing room, but he is a wonderful talented boy.”

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  • Joshua Mbu

    GREALISH WANTED BY CITY

    Man City are ready to smash the Premier League transfer record to land Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, according to reports.

    The Telegraph are reporting that City manager Pep Guardiola is a big fan of Grealish.

    City are willing to break past the £90million mark to get the creative winger, smashing Man Utd’s record on Paul Pogba back in 2016. 

    Grealish has been linked with a move away from Villa Park for some time.

    And the likes of Man Utd are still keeping tabs on him.

  • Joshua Mbu

    BIG MONEY

    Pogba and Maguire joined Man Utd for big money and it places them on the list as one of the biggest transfers of all time.

  • Joshua Mbu

    MAN UTD EYE SOYUNCU

    Man Utd are interesting in signing Leicester City centre-back Caglar Soyuncu, according to reports.

    The Express are reporting that Man Utd are looking for a solid centre-back partner for club captain Harry Maguire, citing Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur.

    And although Real Madrid's Varane is high on that list, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking elsewhere too.

    Soyuncu is also attracting interest from Champions League winners Chelsea.

  • Joshua Mbu

    RAPH AND READY

    Raphael Varane's agents want to meet with Manchester United this week, according to reports.

    The centre-back is said to have snubbed a two-year contract extension at Real Madrid and has decided he wants to move to the Premier League instead of Paris Saint-Germain, writes WILLIAM PUGH.

    And his representatives reportedly want to finalise a deal to take him to Old Trafford 'in the coming days'.

    Varane, 28, has one year left on his Los Blancos contract.

  • Joshua Mbu

    KNOCKOUT-BOUND

    Wales are ever so close to securing a place in the knockout stages of Euro 2020!

  • Joshua Mbu

    DEMOLITION

    Man Utd have recorded two of the biggest wins in Premier League history!

  • Joshua Mbu

    POG FEAR

    Man Utd fear that star midfielder Paul Pogba is ready to run his contract down and leave Old Trafford for free.

    According to The Mirror, United a desperate to get the Frenchman to sign a new deal.

    But they have been unsuccessful in persuading the player and agent so far.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    PAU WOW

    Manchester United are willing to launch a transfer bid for Pau Torres, according to reports, writes JOSHUA JONES

    But they face competition from Real Madrid for the defender's signature.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to bring in a new centre-back this summer as a long-term partner for Harry Maguire.

    And according to AS, the Red Devils may make an official bid in the coming weeks.

    Torres, 24, enjoyed a fine season with boyhood club Villarreal and capped it off by lifting the Europa League, beating United in a marathon penalty shootout. 

    He has been with the club since 2002, aged just five, and has racked up 88 first-team appearances, earning himself a starting spot for Spain at Euro 2020.

  • Joshua Mbu

    HIGH WAGE

    David de Gea is clear at the top of Man Utd's wages chart!

    The wages of Manchester United's current players
  • Joshua Mbu

    TROUBLE BRU-ING

    Lee Dixon took a swipe at Bruno Fernandes for 'strolling' around with 'zero energy' as Portugal were thumped by Germany on Saturday, writes DAVE FRASER.

    The Manchester United star, 26, was utterly anonymous as the Germans powered their way to a 4-2 victory in Munich.

    Fernandes was hauled off after a miserable hour, replaced by Wolves' Joao Moutinho, having made absolutely no impact.

    Shortly before he was hauled off – with Portugal losing 3-1 – Lee Dixon slated the Red Devils ace for his desperately poor afternoon, taking particular aim at his woeful work-rate.

    Speaking on ITV, fuming co-commentator Dixon said: "I think someone needs to tell Fernandes he's 3-1 down.

    "He is just strolling on the ball.

    "He had a chance then to run into space and commit a few players ahead of him.

    "No energy in his run at all."

  • Joshua Mbu

    REAL DEAL

    What big money signings would you like to see?

    Man Utd's biggest transfers ever, both in and out, including Ronaldo
  • Joshua Mbu

    BOUNCE BACK

    Man Utd are backing Bruno Fernandes and Portugal to bounce back in the next game after suffering a Bavarian battering in Munich at the hands of Germany.

    The former World Cup winners ran riot on their home patch, scoring four in a six-goal thriller!

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Man Utd are willing to launch a transfer bid for Pau Torres, according to reports.

    But they face competition from Real Madrid for the defender's signature.

    According to AS, the Red Devils may make an official bid in the coming weeks.

    Torres was in the Villarreal side which beat United in the Europa League final.

    And he is currently starting for Spain alongside Aymeric Laporte at the Euros.

    Meanwhile, Sky Sports claims Man Utd have made an improved bid for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

    An offer believed to be in the region of £75m has reportedly been submitted to the German club.

    Dortmund are believed to be looking to to get a sum of £80m, but there is a willingness to sort the situation out.

    Finally, United are willing to sell left-back Alex Telles to fund a move for Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier, according to reports.

    The Mirror are reporting that Man Utd are still keen on Trippier after a reported bid of £10m was turned down not long ago.

    And Atletico boss Diego Simeone doesn’t want Trippier to leave for anything less than what they value him at, which is £40m.

    Trippier’s ability to play at both right and left-back provides cover if Telles is sold.

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