Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Trippier wants United move, Camavinga and Ruben Neves if United can raise funds, Rice LATEST

MANCHESTER UNITED are still in for Eduardo Camavinga and Ruben Neves but need to raise money by selling Jesse Lingard, among others.

And they can still beat Arsenal to the signature of Kieran Trippier if they choose to, with the defender reportedly set on a move to Old Trafford.

Meanwhile Man Utd are said to be willing to bid for Declan Rice, but only if West Ham's asking price drops from £100m to a figure around £60m or £70m.

JOIN SUN VEGAS: GET A FREE £10 BONUS WITH 100s OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (Ts&Cs apply)

Get all the latest Man Utd news, updates and transfer gossip here…

  • Etienne Fermie

    HAD YOUR PHIL

    Rio Ferdinand believes Phil Jones is coasting at Manchester United and has urged the injury-prone defender to leave the club.

    He told his digital magazine Vibe with FIVE’s YouTube channel: “He’s taking up a youth team player’s position in that squad right now.

    “He’s had too many injuries now. I was in the same team as Phil Jones.

    "He came from Blackburn as a young kid and everyone was saying he was going to be this great player.

    “Huge potential but injuries have absolutely annihilated his career and then confidence issues at certain times as well.

    “He’s never been able to fully establish himself in the team. Whether it’s injuries, lack of form, lack of confidence. I think he should’ve gone ages ago.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

    Manchester United's Under-21s get their EFL Trophy campaign underway tonight with a tricky trip to Lincoln City.

    Ahead of the clash, feast your eyes on some of the Young Devils' best strikes in the competition from years gone by.

  • Etienne Fermie

    'ONES TO WATCH'

    SKy Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have labelled two Man United stars as their 'ones to watch' this season.

    Neville, 46, said: "I want to see how well Varane does for Man Utd.

    "They are intrigued to see how a great player, a World Cup winner, does in this side. I think it gives them a massive confidence."

    And his colleague Carragher has faith in Man Utd's other big summer signing Jadon Sancho, calling him a 'superstar' on the telly.

  • Etienne Fermie

    NOT DON YET

    Donny van de Beek is so determined to make it at Manchester United that his agents don't bother telling him of transfer interest.

    The 24-year-old Dutch midfielder, who joined from Ajax for £39million, remains on the fringes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting XI.

    He has failed to see any pitch-time in United's opening two games – a 5-1 thrashing of Leeds and a 1-1 draw at Southampton.

    But according to The Times, Van de Beek is refusing to call time on his United future.

    The newspaper claims that 'his representatives received offers in the close season'.

    But these were not sent on to the player as 'he made it clear earlier in the summer that he wanted to stay'.

  • Etienne Fermie

    ALL HANDS ON DEC

    Manchester United have reportedly made West Ham midfielder Declan Rice their 'dream transfer target' but will have to cough up £100million to seal the deal.

    The 22-year-old England international still has three years left on is current contract at the London Stadium, with the club also holding the option of extending it for another 12 months.

    But according to Manchester Evening News that is not fazing the Red Devils, who are keen to add a central midfielder to their squad.

    Rice has been ever-present for the Hammers since breaking through into their first team in 2017.

    He has featured 144 times over the past four seasons for his boyhood club and earned himself the tag of 'England regular' as a result of his consistent performances.

    Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been alerted to Rice's impressive form and is keen to sign him, with Chelsea also said to be interested.

    But United will be forced to break the club's record transfer fee if he wants to acquire the West Ham man's services as the East London outfit have placed a £100m price tag on his head.

  • Etienne Fermie

    RED LIGHT

    Manchester United will learn their Champions League opponents on Thursday as the draw for the group stage is revealed.

    The Red Devils have not tasted European glory since 2008 and will be hoping they are given a favourable route to the knockout stages.

    But it could be tough for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men as they have been placed in pot 2 for the group stage draw.

    As a result, they could face a number of European heavyweights in the first round of the competition.

  • Etienne Fermie

    MASE NO SENSE

    Gary Lineker, like Rio Ferdinand, couldn't fathom Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's decision to move Mason Greenwood out wide on Sunday.

    The teenager had starred through the middle against Leeds on the opening day, but was shunted to the right in order to get Anthony Martial back in the team against Southampton.

    Lineker tweeted: "[I] Would like to see Greenwood play up top. Looks a real box player. Much more so than Martial."

    Mason Greenwood grabbed Man Utd's equaliser on the South CoastCredit: AFP
  • Etienne Fermie

    NO NINE OR REASON

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was slammed by Rio Ferdinand for the 'baffling' decision to play Mason Greenwood out wide at Southampton.

    The teenager started the season with a goal and shining performance as the No9 in the 5-1 demolition of Leeds.

    But he was pushed out on to the right for the 1-1 draw at St Mary's to make room for Anthony Martial to start through the middle.

    Ferdinand told his FIVE YouTube channel: "Mason Greenwood has arguably been our best player since we've come back.

    "In one of the pre-season games I saw, I think against Everton, and the two games we've played in the league, he's been unbelievable.

    "The guy has come back stronger, fitter, better, he's growing into a man from a boy – so why shift him from centre forward to out wide to bring Anthony Martial in? I don't understand it.

    "He's the goal-getter – Cavani's not fit, Greenwood put him as a No9. I think he's good enough to do that.

    "So to play him out wide again, that was the one baffling thing for me."

    Mason Greenwood continued his fine start to the season with another goal at Southampton
  • Etienne Fermie

    AWAY WITH THIS

    Paul Pogba claims records mean nothing if Manchester United are not winning trophies.

    The Red Devils matched Arsenal’s top-flight record of 27 away games without defeat, thanks to Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Southampton.

    But that meant little to French World Cup winner Pogba – who saw it as two points dropped, rather than one gained.

    The midfielder, 28, said: “It’s great, but I prefer to win the league and not have the record.

    “It’s good, it’s positive, but next time what we want to have is a record of winning away.

    “That would be the best, not drawing when we know that we can win these games.”

    Paul Pogba says records are meaningless unless Man Utd are winning trophies
  • Etienne Fermie

    CAM ON THEN

    Manchester United 'still want to sign' Eduardo Camavinga, according to reports.

    But according to ESPN, the Rennes midfielder is unlikely to join the Red Devils.

    United are keen on the 18-year-old.

    Although reports in France suggest that he would rather join PSG or move to Spain.

    Eduardo Camavinga may have played his final game for RennesCredit: AFP
  • Etienne Fermie

    RETURN TRIPP

    Arsenal are ready to revive their interest in Man United target Kieran Trippier – but need Atletico Madrid to slash their asking price.

    The Gunners were told last month that Three Lions full-back Trippier, 30, was keen to return to England after two successful seasons in LaLiga.

    They were shocked when Atletico demanded the full £34million release clause within the former Tottenham defender’s contract.

    But with less than a year still to run on his deal – and with Trippier failing to make Diego Simeone’s starting line-up for their opening two games – Arsenal hope that the Spanish champions will be open to negotiation.

    Atletico are desperately trying to offload players as they count the cost of the Covid pandemic.

    But they are not in the mood to do Arsenal any favours after falling out over Thomas Partey’s £45m move last year.

    Kieran Trippier has failed to start Atletico's opening two games
  • Etienne Fermie

    CANDY KANE

    Manchester United legend Gary Neville has urged the club to rival City in the race to prise Harry Kane away from Tottenham.

    Kane, 28, has been heavily linked with a move to join the Etihad this summer in a huge transfer.

    Neville told Sky Sports: "Anthony Martial, Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, you are talking about potentially offloading a lot of wages there, potentially getting some transfer fees in.

    "Why are they not going for Harry Kane this week? Because I believe that if Harry Kane entered Manchester United you could get up to 90 to 95 points.

    "Without him, they are still going to have to replace Edinson Cavani and Martial next summer. Martial is not going to do it, Cavani has only got one year left.

    "They are going to have to get a centre-forward at some point, why not get the man now to give them that impetus to get towards that 95 points? Because I don't think they can just with Sancho and Varane."

    Harry Kane made his first appearance of the season for Spurs on SundayCredit: Getty
  • Joshua Jones

    MORNING UNITED FANS

    Paul Pogba is tipped to join Real Madrid next summer – but United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is being urged to bid for Harry Kane.

    PSG seemed to have overtaken Real – with Pogba's old club Juventus floundering way behind – in the hunt for United midfielder Pogba.

    But now it's suggested the Spanish giants have begun planning to lure Pogba on a free transfer in a year's time.

    Norway skipper Martin Odegaard the first player out as Real reduce their wage bill ahead of a huge pay offer for in-form Pogba when his United contract runs out.

    Spanish outlet ABC have repeated the common suggestion that it's Pogba's "dream" to join Real.

    And they say he's regarded as the natural successor to Croatia captain Luka Modric, 35.

    But Old Trafford legend Gary Neville appears more concerned with United's issues further forward – as he insists they need to buy striker Kane if they are to challenge for City's Prem title.

    Neville's "gut feeling" is that massive summer buys Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho will not be enough to upgrade last season's runners-up to dethroning their neighbours.

    City remain favourites to land £150million-rated England skipper Kane, although Tottenham are increasingly confident of keeping the 28-year-old.

    Neville said of Varane and Sancho: “They won’t have the same impact on Manchester United as [Virgil] van Dijk and Allison [did at Liverpool] to get them up to 95 points that you need to win the league. 

    "I think they’ll still be short.”

    Finally, England Under-21 full-back Brandon Williams has joined Prem new boys Norwich on loan for the rest of the season.

  • Ian Tuckey

    NO NEED TO CARRA ON SPENDING

    Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville rowed over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s spending at Manchester United.

    The dynamic duo returned to Sky Sports screens for the first time this season ahead of West Ham’s 4-1 win over Leicester.

    And what ensued was a hilarious clash over United’s spending record under boss Solskjaer, which saw Carragher declare that any one of Thomas Tuchel, Jurgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola could win the title for the Red Devils.

    That’s after Neville compared Solskjaer and Klopp’s first 99 games at their respective clubs, with both managers having a near-equal points record and win percentage.

    But Solskjaer achieved his with a net spend of £341million, having spent £421m, while Liverpool chief Klopp had a profit of £30m after spending just £247m.

    Neville started by questioning United’s business in the current window, with winger Jadon Sancho and defender Raphael Varane arriving for big fees.

    He went on to claim United needed to make MORE signings in order to challenge for top spot.

    Neville said: “I’m struggling to understand why United aren’t going that extra step in this transfer window."

    But Carra argued: “United finished above them last season, they bough Varane and Sancho, I don’t get this feeling of ‘United can’t compete’."

  • Ian Tuckey

    POGBA WANTS TROPHIES NOT RECORDS FOR UTD

    Paul Pogba claims records mean nothing if Manchester United are not winning trophies.

    The Red Devils matched Arsenal’s top-flight record of 27 away games without defeat, thanks to Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Southampton.

    But that meant little to French World Cup winner Pogba – who saw it as two points dropped, rather than one gained.

    The midfielder, 28, said: “It’s great, but I prefer to win the league and not have the record.

    “It’s good, it’s positive, but next time what we want to have is a record of winning away.

    “That would be the best, not drawing when we know that we can win these games.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    KANE BARRIER TOO BIG FOR CITY

    Tottenham are reportedly confident of keeping Harry Kane as they believe a potential move to Manchester City is ‘virtually impossible’.

    The Mail claims Daniel Levy believes he will win the tug-of-war for Spurs’ star striker following a £100million bid from the champions.

    It’s thought Pep Guardiola’s side offered an initial £75m for England captain Kane.

    And that fee would rise to £100m with add-ons and bonuses.

    However, that offer was snubbed outright for Spurs, who have always maintained it will take at least £150m for them to sanction Kane’s exit.

    City, who have already shattered the £100m mark by landing Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, remain eager to wrap up a deal for Kane before deadline day.

    However, with just over a week remaining, Tottenham believe they are in the driving seat over Kane’s future.

    And one man who believes the forward needs to get used to the idea of staying is Peter Crouch, who had a similar tough encounter with Levy when being forced out of Spurs in 2011.

  • Ian Tuckey

    'POGBA FOR REAL NEXT SEASON'

    Real Madrid sold Martin Odegaard to Arsenal to lay the track to land long-term target Paul Pogba on a free next summer.

    Pogba’s deal with Manchester United is due to end in 11 months and Spanish newspaper ABC are reporting that will be the best time for the France star to finally realise his “dream” of playing for Los Blancos.

    The report says the wheels for Pogba’s trip to Madrid have also been oiled by the Gunners completing the £30million signing of Odegaard, 22, this summer.

    The Norway midfielder spent the second half of last season on loan from Real Madrid but has now signed on a permanent basis.

    In addition to easing pressure on Real’s wage bill, ABC say the Odegaard switch has helped clear the way for Pogba, 28, to become the natural successor to Croatia captain Luka Modric, 35, in Madrid’s midfield.

    ABC say Real have not been prepared to pay the sky-high transfer fee United would have slapped on Pogba in the middle of his contract.

    But if he becomes a free agent next summer that will be the “definitive opportunity” to finally land their man.

    The report adds the Spanish giants will adopt a similar approach to swoop for Pogba’s fellow French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, 22, who is in the final year of his deal at PSG and has just seen the Ligue 1 champions bring in Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.

  • Ian Tuckey

    BRANDON EYES INSTANT DEBUT

    Norwich's new Manchester United loanee Brandon Williams could line up for the Canaries in Tuesday night's EFL Cup clash with Bournemouth.

    Norwich boss Daniel Farke revealed the 20-year-old full-back should be "available for tomorrow" after training today.

    Farke will then make a "late decision" on whether to field the former England Under-21 star, who's been chased by several other clubs for a loan move over the past 12 months.

     

  • Ian Tuckey

    ANDERSON CHARGED OVER ALLEGED CRYPTOCURRENCY RING

    Former Manchester United star midfielder Anderson has reportedly been charged with alleged involvement in a £4.7million cryptocurrency fraud ring.

    Brazilian newspaper Globo named the four-time Premier League winner, 33, as one of eight people being investigated by a state prosecutor for aggravated theft, fraud and money laundering.

    It’s alleged the group used cryptocurrency to launder cash illegally redirected from the stock exchange.

    The probe has subsequently been dubbed ‘Operation Cryptoshow’.

    But Anderson has denied the allegations and aims to clear his name.

    His lawyer Julio Cezar Coitinho Junior told Globo: “We have not been summoned. It is hard to talk right now.

    “There is an investigation under way. Anderson has said he is aware.

    “But Anderson is going to prove he was a victim, not an accomplice. That is his position.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    'UTD MUST JOIN KANE FIGHT'

    Gary Neville believes little short of signing Harry Kane will make Manchester United serious contenders to dethrone neighbours City in the Premier League.

    Pep Guardiola's Prem kings are overwhelming favourites to land England skipper Kane, despite an anticipated second bid of £120million for the striker still falling well below Tottenham's £150m-plus valuation.

    Credit: Alamy

    But Old Trafford legend Neville doubts United's huge summer buys Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane will be enough for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men to upgrade from finishing runners-up last term.

    Ex-England defender Nev told Sky Sports: "My gut feeling is no.

    "They won't have the same impact on Manchester United as [Virgil] van Dijk and Allison [did at Liverpool] to get them up to 95 points that you need to win the league. I think they'll still be short."

  • Ian Tuckey

    PAW IMPERSONATION OF A HARDMAN

    Manchester United's legendary hardman Roy Keane showed off his cuddly side by dressing up as a character from popular children's TV show PAW Patrol.

    The 50-year-old has developed a reputation for his no-nonsense punditry style but delights fans with his comical Instagram posts.

    And his latest upload has seem him dress up as animated puppy Chase alongside two of his young relatives, thought to be his grandchildren.

    Captioning the snap of him in a giant dog costume, Keane quipped he's only doing it to pay for his pool heating bill.

    He joked: "Available for party hire. I don’t like parties or kids but the pool needs heating."

    Piers Morgan was quick to comment four laughing face emojis on the post with Keane's fans loving the picture.

    One messaged: "Who knew Roy Keane had a soft side."

  • Ian Tuckey

    MARTIAL FLAW

    Anthony Martial has been slammed by pundits for his performance in Manchester United's 1-1 draw at Southampton.

    The Red Devils equalled Arsenal's record of 27 away Premier League games unbeaten by avoiding defeat, but Martial failed to catch the eye.

    The 25-year-old netted just four times in the Premier League last season, and has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford.

    He managed just 58 minutes before being hooked by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at St. Mary's and faces a battle for playing time with the likes of Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho.

    Martial has been at the club since an initial £36million switch from Monaco that could eventually rise to £54million.

    And former professional Jamie O'Hara told talkSPORT breakfast: "Martial was shocking, it was a really bad performance from him.

    "He just plays like he’s not bothered whether he plays well or not. It’s a weird attitude to have.

    "When I used to go on a football pitch, I was just obsessed with trying to be the best player out there.

    "Martial just plays like he doesn’t care whether he’s good or not. It’s just it’s weird how he plays because he’s got so much talent.

    "But it’s not good enough, he’s miles off it when you compare him and Lukaku, they’re just worlds apart."

  • Ian Tuckey

    CAN TEEN GREEN BE RECORD GOAL MACHINE?

    United fans are wondering if Mason Greenwood can now go on to become the club's highest-scoring teenager ever – after a goal apiece in their first two Premier League games.

    The England striker, who will be 20 on October 1, squeezed United's point-saver in yesterday's 1-1 draw at Southampton – after firing home in the 5-1 rout of Leeds.

    Greenwood has already soared past Wayne Rooney's 15-goal record as United's top-scoring teen in the Prem – with 19.

  • Ian Tuckey

    FOUR'S TO BE RECKONED WITH

    They're four of the biggest names in football- but who is the best striker in the world right now?

    Erling Haaland, Harry Kane, Robert Lewandowski and Romelu Lukaku have all been in red hot form since the turn of the year and here's a look at the numbers they average per 90 minutes.

    The 28-year-old joined Chelsea for the second time in a £97.5million deal from Inter earlier this month.

    And in doing so he became the second most expensive Premier league player of all time behind £100million man Jack Grealish.

    The Belgian forward fired Inter Milan to their first Serie A title since 2011 last season, and also won the FA Cup with Chelsea in 2012 in his brief first spell at Stamford Bridge.

    He also won a Belgian title with Anderlecht in 2009.

    In terms of goals Lukaku averages less per game than Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland, but he does create more chance than both of the Bundesliga strikers and Harry Kane.

  • Ian Tuckey

    LOSS LEADERS

    Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea’s staggering losses for the 2019/20 Premier League season have been revealed.

    Finances in England’s top flight took a huge hit when the coronavirus pandemic brought football to a standstill last year.

    There were no games in over three months as clubs scrambled to reshuffle their finances.

    And fans are only just getting used to returning to stadiums in numbers once again.

    As a result, there were massive drops in revenue for every Premier League club in the 19/20 campaign – bar the three teams promoted from the Championship.

    Excluding Aston Villa, Norwich and Sheffield United, who all benefitted from new lucrative TV deals, the other 17 teams saw a combined loss of £618MILLION due to Covid-19.

    According to Swiss Ramble, United had the biggest loss in the top flight, numbering £118m. Next in line were Tottenham with a deficit of £69m.

    Man City (-£57m), Arsenal (-£52m) and West Ham (-£51m) were also hit hard.

    Liverpool and Chelsea fared only slightly better, with respective losses of £43m and £40m.

    But Everton managed to drop just £2m.

    Source: Read Full Article