Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Camavinga transfer LATEST, Varane 'gives his word' to Red Devils, Shaw 'set for new deal'

MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly come to a pre-contract agreement with French defender Raphael Varane.

And Eduardo Camavinga has become one of United's top transfer targets this summer, with an approach made to the player.

Jadon Sancho gave Man Utd fans a taste of what to expect next season as he enjoyed an excellent performance in England's 4-0 drubbing of Ukraine.

Meanwhile Luke Shaw is reportedly set to sign a new deal in the coming months.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    GETTING THE AXE

    Manchester United are open to loaning Axel Tuanzebe out in the summer transfer window.

    According to Football Insider, Tuanzebe could be on the move in the next couple of months.

    Aston Villa have been reportedly keeping tabs on the 23-year-old defender, who has previously played on loan at Villa Park.

    Such a move would suit all parties, especially the youngster who would get more playing time

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  • Kostas Lianos

    VARANE ALTERNATIVE

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to sign a top centre-back to partner up with Harry Maguire at the back.

    Real Madrid star Raphael Varane appears to be United's top target in the summer transfer window.

    According to AS, however, the Red Devils are also keeping tabs on Sevilla star Jules Kounde.

    The Manchester giants are making progress with Varane but want to keep their options open and thus Kounde appears to be among their potential alternatives

  • Kostas Lianos

    VAR-Y CLOSE

    Manchester United are 'very close' to completing Real Madrid star Raphael Varane's move to Old Trafford.

    That is according to Spanish journalist Jorge Calabres, who told El Bunker podcast that Varane is closer to joining United than he is to renewing his deal with Los Blancos.

    Calabres also claims that a bid of £42million, plus add-ons, would be enough to reach a deal with the Madrid giants.

    Reports suggest that the France international has verbally agreed to join the Red Devils

  • Kostas Lianos

    SOUTHGATE ADVICE

    Manchester United legend Gary Neville understands Gareth Southgate is facing a pleasant dilemma about who he will start in attack as he is spoiled for choice.

    Neville told Sky Sports: “I think Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane pick themselves.

    “But between Saka, [Jack] Grealish, [Phil] Foden, [Jadon] Sancho, [Marcus] Rashford, I honestly think you could flip a coin between them all and it could land on any of them and you wouldn’t be disappointed. We have such strength in those positions.

    “We are so blessed, that actually I pick one – Bukayo Saka to come back in for Sancho – but it’s not because I favour one over the other. I just thought Saka brought such energy to the game against Germany at Wembley, and such energy to the game against Czech Republic that I feel he comes back in.

    “The Danish team won’t enjoy playing against him – that’s not to say they’d enjoy playing against Sancho or any other – I just think Saka had such an incredible influence on that crowd at Wembley.

    “But it may not even be a four-man defence system – Gareth may match Denmark up. He did that against the German team, and I do think that because of the experience against Scotland, where England struggled against the wing-backs, that he may match them again”

  • Kostas Lianos

    PAUL-ING AWAY?

    Paris Saint-Germain have contacted Paul Pogba's representatives over a potential blockbuster summer move.

    That is according to RMC, who claim Pogba is 'more than open' to the idea of leaving United for PSG.

    The Ligue 1 giants are confident in their bid to sign the star midfielder as his contract runs out next year.

    Therefore, the Red Devils could be forced to cash in this summer or risk losing the France international for nothing next year

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  • Kostas Lianos

    VARANE PLAN

    Manchester United are reportedly ready to splash £75million in total to sign Raphael Varane and Eduardo Camavinga.

    According to Marca, United plan to allocate £50m of that to get Real Madrid star Varane and the other £25m to secure Rennes ace Camavinga's services next season.

    It's been claimed that the Real centre-back has already verbally agreed to join the Red Devils this summer.

    But their rivals Chelsea plan to upstage them in signing Camavinga with a last-gasp bid for the midfielder

  • Kostas Lianos

    RAMOS BLOW

    Manchester United have received a major transfer blow with Sergio Ramos set to have a medical at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, according to reports.

    The legendary Real Madrid captain is leaving after 16 trophy-laiden years at Los Blancos and is expected to sign a two-year deal with the French giants.

    United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Bayern Munich were all said to have been keeping tabs on the Spain international after his departure from Real.

    But it is PSG who have pulled ahead in the race for his signature it seems.

    According to ESPN, the 35-year-old will have a medical with the Ligue 1 giants on Tuesday

  • Kostas Lianos

    CAM AND GET HIM

    Manchester United have found themselves in a bidding war with Chelsea and Arsenal over Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga.

    The Ligue 1 side are expected to cash in on Camavinga as his contract expires next year.

    The Red Devils and Gunners are understood to be eyeing up an offer for the young midfielder, with transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claiming he could be available for as little as £26million.

    It has been stated that the Manchester giants were making progress in their quest to lure the 18-year-old to Old Trafford.

    But according to Get French Football News, the France international's priority is to join Paris Saint-Germain, though they are yet to make a formal bid.

    They also state that Blues manager Thomas Tuchel is pushing for a move, with the west Londoners in talks with Camavinga's agent Jonathan Barnett

  • Kostas Lianos

    EUROS RETURN

    Euro 2020 action returns tonight as we have reached the semi-final stages after a series of exciting encounters.

    Italy are going to square off against Spain at Wembley Stadium in what poses as the most fascinating match of this round.

    The winner will go on to battle either England or Denmark in the final on Sunday.

    The Three Lions will be in action tomorrow against Kasper Hjulmand’s side in a match that will see several Manchester United stars in action

  • Etienne Fermie

    SCOTT TO BE DONE

    Manchester United star Scott McTominay is enjoying his summer holiday alongside a heavyweight great.

    Team-mate Paul Pogba was snapped with Ronaldinho earlier this week.

    And McTominay, 24, mixed with heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua while enjoying some down time after Euro 2020.

  • Etienne Fermie

    THIA-NO

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed Liverpool ace Thiago called him up wanting to join the Red Devils in 2013.

    The midfielder left Barcelona and ended up joining Bayern Munich.

    But it could have been so different had United pulled their finger out – instead the only player David Moyes brought in on deadline day was Marouane Fellaini.

    Speaking on his YouTube show, Vibe with FIVE, Ferdinand explained: "Before Thiago left Barcelona, he called me.

    "We played against Barcelona in the States on tour, and he was unreal. He was playing as the 10, and he scored a worldie.

    "So we knew about him anyway, and a few years later, Moyes was manager.

    "I don't speak to Thiago, I don't know him, but David De Gea gave him my number.

    "'He rang me, and he said: ‘Rio, I would love to come to Man Utd. Can you speak to someone?’"

    Rio chatted to Thiago in 2013
  • Etienne Fermie

    ARE ROO UP FOR IT?

    Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney is looking to reunite with a familiar face at Derby, by signing ex-England team-mate Phil Jagielka.

    Rooney has taken veteran defender Jagielka in for training as the Rams try to get clearance to sign new players.

    Jagielka is a free agent after leaving Sheffield United and Rooney thinks he could handle the Championship as he puts a squad together.

    Bolton also wanted to take a look at Jagielka who had a run of games in the Premier League last season despite his advancing years.

    Experienced Richard Stearman is also training at Derby, with Rooney's club in talks with the EFL about how many players they can sign and what they can spend.

    Rooney and Jagielka had some almighty tussles in the Premier LeagueCredit: PA:Press Association
  • Etienne Fermie

    AOUAR-TOPILOT

    Houssem Aouar has reportedly skipped Lyon pre-season training amid transfer interest from Man Utd and Arsenal.

    The 23-year-old has allegedly been AWOL for five days and looking to force through a move away from the club.

    Arsenal, Man Utd and Liverpool have all been linked with the French midfielder.

    And Get French Football News claim he hasn't been seen for days despite Lyon saying he is not sick.

    The report adds that Aouar is unhappy that Memphis Depay left on a free to join Barcelona.

    Houssem Aouar has reportedly skipped Lyon training
  • Etienne Fermie

    DE BYE

    David de Gea could be loaned out by Manchester United next season to make some room in their goalkeeping department.

    United find themselves lumbered with four keepers and De Gea may be sacrificed to ease the load, according to Manchester Evening News.

    The 30-year-old is up against Dean Henderson, Lee Grant and Tom Heaton for the No1 spot in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team.

    The Red Devils have already loaned out 21-year-old goalie Nathan Bishop to Mansfield Town this year and it looks like De Gea is potentially the next casualty.

    Henderson is Solskjaer's first pick, Heaton just joined the club on a three-year deal and Grant signed a one year contract extension.

    David de Gea is currently away on Spain dutyCredit: Getty
  • Etienne Fermie

    SILVA LINING

    Manchester United target Andre Silva has signed for RB Leipzig from Eintracht Frankfurt after completing his medical.

    The German giants unveiled their new £30million striker, 25, on Friday.

    Silva is reportedly set to earn a whopping £4.3m a season, according to SB Nation.

    Before this latest development, United were said to be leading the race to sign the prolific Portuguese.

  • Etienne Fermie

    ED'S UP

    Chelsea have reportedly joined Manchester United and Arsenal in the race to prise French starlet Eduardo Camavinga away from Rennes.

    With the midfielder having just one year left on his deal at Roazhon Park, the Ligue 1 side are expected to cash in on the 18-year-old.

    The Red Devils and Gunners are understood to be eyeing up an offer for the Les Bleus international, with transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claiming he could be available for as little as £26million.

    It has been stated that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were making progress in their quest to lure the teenager to Old Trafford.

    But according to Get French Football News, the player's priority is to join Paris Saint-Germain, though they are yet to make a formal bid.

    They also state that Thomas Tuchel is pushing for a move, with the Blues in talks with Camavinga's agent Jonathan Barnett.

    Camavinga is attracting plenty of interest
  • Etienne Fermie

    CAM AND JOIN US

    Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba likes target Eduardo Camavinga 'enormously' – and has even compared the teenager to himself.

    The Frenchman said: "I only wish him the best and much more. He has everything for that.

    “His future is in his hands. He is very at ease, he is a little dancer. He makes me think a bit about me.

    “He is not a timid person. It is good, because he is confident. He has confidence in his qualities.

    “He is a very good youngster, I like him enormously."

    Pogba and Camavinga have played together for FranceCredit: AFP
  • Etienne Fermie

    PREM DELIGHT

    The Premier League has reacted with joy at the news that full stadiums will be allowed for the new season.

    And fans will NOT need to show a 'vaccine passport' when attending.

    The Prime Minister officially confirmed the end of lockdown restrictions from July 19 in his press conference on Monday evening.

    From later this month, capacity crowds inside stadiums will be allowed.

    A statement from the Premier League read: "Fans have been hugely missed so we welcome today's announcement by the Government, and are looking forward to full stadiums in the 2021/22 season.

    "As we move towards a Government decision on Step 4 of the roadmap and beyond, we will continue to work with football stakeholders and relevant public authorities to ensure that the return to full capacity is done in a way that keeps everyone safe."

    Unlike in recent pilot events, spectators will NOT need to show evidence of a double Covid-19 vaccination – unless venues demand it or the pandemic problems significantly worsen.

    Football fans will be celebrating soon knowing that stadiums are back to full capacity
  • Etienne Fermie

    FREDDY FOR ACTION

    Fred started as Brazil beat Peru 1-0 to book their place in the Copa America final.

    The tense match was settled by Lucas Paqueta's 35th minute strike.

    The Selecao will now face Argentina or Colombia in Sunday's final.

    Fred has been in fine form for his countryCredit: EPA
  • Etienne Fermie

    SAMBA STYLE

    Paul Pogba would much rather be playing for France in the Euro 2020 semi-finals this week.

    But his alternative of hanging out with Ronaldinho isn't so bad.

    The duo grinned as they posed for a picture on holiday this week.

  • Etienne Fermie

    HAR HA LAND

    Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire is 'in a great place' ahead of England's Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark at Wembley tomorrow night.

    He said: "Yeah, I have great support around me. Great family, great friends and a great club as well who have helped me along the way.

    “I look back and obviously it was a challenging time. I think every international player has been through ups and downs in their career. That’s part and parcel of being a footballer. It was a challenging time but I’m proud of the way that I handled it and the way I’ve come through it.

    “Now I’m in a positive place and everything’s good at the moment and long may it continue.

    “I wouldn’t say it’s extra motivation because of that [defeat],” he continued. “I think the motivation is there: it’s the semi-final of a European Championship.

    “The semi-final loss at the World Cup hurt a lot so when it comes on Wednesday night we need to make sure we get a positive feeling, rather than the one that we got against Croatia [in 2018].”

    Harry Maguire is raring to go ahead of tomorrow night's semi-finalCredit: AFP
  • Etienne Fermie

    GOD RAM IT

    Manchester United have received a huge transfer blow with Sergio Ramos set to have a medical at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, according to reports.

    The Real Madrid legend is leaving after 16 trophy-laiden years at Los Blancos and is expected to sign a two-year deal with the French giants.

    Ramos, 35, became a free agent last Thursday.

    As well as United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Bayern Munich 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.

    He will have a medical with the Ligue 1 giants on Tuesday, according to ESPN.

    And will sign a two-year contract after Real only offered him one.

    Sergio Ramos is set to have a medical with PSG on Tuesday
  • Etienne Fermie

    CLUB STATEMENT

    Manchester United have released a club statement, following Boris Johnson's announcement last night.

    It reads: "Manchester United welcomes this evening’s statement (5 July) from the UK government about the proposed easing of COVID-19 restrictions across the country from 19 July.

    "This is positive news for the club and our fans as we prepare to welcome them back for next season.

    "We will now work through the detail of this announcement and any subsequent guidance from the football authorities to amend our plans, stadium regulations and supporter guidance ahead of our pre-season friendlies and the Premier League season.

    "As part of that, our policies in relation to face masks, social distancing, capacities and ticketing will be reviewed and communicated to our fans to make attending our games as safe as possible, in line with the national guidance."

    Old Trafford is set to open its doors againCredit: Reuters
  • Etienne Fermie

    SHAW WON'T LET YOU DOWN

    Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire believes that Luke Shaw's 'mentality' has been the key difference in producing his brilliant performances for club and country.

    Maguire said: "I would say the main difference within Luke now is his mentality, in terms of pushing himself and the demands he is putting on himself to not just be six out of ten in each game, not to play comfortable, to push on and push himself to be the best player on the pitch.

    “Because there’s no reason why he can’t do that with all the attributes and ability that he has.

    “It is working well for both club and country. We have a really good  relationship and we are striving to improve.

    “I put demands on myself and others. Luke probably gets a little bit more of  it than everybody else because he  is stood alongside me for 90 minutes.

    “If Luke is playing well, I am playing well because we are so close to each other and covering each other. It is just the same with my centre-half partners."

    Shaw and Maguire are thriving for club and countryCredit: Getty
  • Justin Lawrence

    SOLSKJAER PRAISE

    Davide Petrucci has lifted the lid on what it's like to play under Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    Petrucci worked with Solskjaer when he was boss of United's reserve team from 2008 and 2011.

    And the Italian has nothing but good words to say about the Red Devils manager.

    In an interview with The Mirror, he said: "I started with the Under-18s but after two months I moved to the reserves and Ole was there.

    “He was always positive, always smiling and encouraging us to play football, play forward, play fast and to enjoy the game."

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