7.15pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Sancho move ‘going to wire’, PSG and Leipzig in Champions League, Dembele LATEST – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED's deal for Jadon Sancho could go right down to Deadline Day, according to reports.

The Red Devils are also preparing for all eventualities and are therefore said to have opened talks with Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele over a potential loan, while the Champions League group stage draw has been made.

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  • William Pugh

    SMALL BONUS

    Manchester United could receive a £20million boost to their transfer funds with Roma reportedly close to signing Chris Smalling.

    The centre-half finished last season with the Italian side, and impressed during his loan there.

    Now, according to The Athletic, Roma are edging closer to United's valuation – which is believed to be offers in excess of £18m.

    The Serie A giants were originally not budging at £12m, but 'significant progress was made on the deal on Wednesday' and 'only the final details of the transfer now need to be resolved between the two sides'.

    Smalling had fallen out of favour at Old Trafford, and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to want to go with Victor Lindelof to partner Harry Maguire this season.

    That extra money in the coffers could make up the shortfall between United's Jadon Sancho bid and what Borussia Dortmund want for the winger.

  • William Pugh

    NBA host Jaydee Dyer shared the vile racist abuse he faced, revealing he was called “black c**t”.

    Bela Shah confirmed it was mostly “racist or sexist”, while Laura Woods claimed: “I didn't quite know how to process it.

    “It was so abusive and so direct and hurtful… I didn't know what I'd done to deserve it.”

    Boxing presenter Woolhouse even revealed she was sent a truly shocking message regarding her brother, who tragically died in a bus crash in Malaysia in 2014.

    Through tears, she read: “That big, ugly grin… I hope you can join your brother in death soon.

    “He probably killed himself trying to get away from you.”

  • William Pugh

    'HATE WON'T STOP US'

    Sky Sports presenters have bravely read out some of the horrific abuse they have faced online in a bid to combat trolls.

    The broadcasting company shared a two-minute video of a host of their top talent recalling some of the worst abuse they've ever faced.

    In a campaign to combat online abuse called 'Hate Won't Stop Us', the likes of Anna Woolhouse, Bryan Swanson and Alex Hammond opened up in a video which reveals the disturbing attacks they have faced.

    Amongst the abuse, Kate Mason revealed she was told: “I hope you get Aids. S**g.”

    Michelle Owen added: “I've been called a 'dumb b***h'. I was told I'd got fat and put weight on while I was pregnant.”

    Sky Sports News presenter Bryan Swanson revealed he was tweeted: “F*** off you chief, pig-faced c**t.”…

  • William Pugh

    HELLO AGAIN

    Manchester United will face their former right-back Rafael in the group stage of the Champions League.

    The Brazilian currently plays for Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir.

  • William Pugh

    THESE ARE THE CHAMPIOOOOONNNNNNSSSSS!

    The Champions League group stage draw has been completed in Switzerland.

    Group A – Bayern Munich, Atletico, RB Salzburg, Lokomotiv Moscow.

    Group B – Real Madrid, Shakhtar, Inter Milan, Monchengladbach.

    Group C – Porto, Man City, Olympiakos, Marseille.

    Group D – Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, FC Midtjylland.

    Group E – Sevilla, Chelsea, Krasnodar, Rennes.

    Group F – Zenit, Dortmund, Lazio, Club Brugge.

    Group G – Juventus, Barcelona, Dynamo Kiev, Ferencvarosi TC.

    Group H – Paris Saint-Germain, Man Utd, RB Leipzig, Instanbul Basaksehir.

  • William Pugh

    GROUP H DRAW IS COMPLETE!

    Istanbul Basaksehir will join group H alongside PSG, Man Utd and RB Leipzig.

    PSG

    Man Utd

    RB Leipzig

    Istanbul Basaksehir

  • William Pugh

    GROUP H

    RB Leipzig will be joining group H alongside PSG and Man Utd!

    Paris SG

    Man Utd

    RB Leipzig

  • William Pugh

    GROUP H!!!!

    Manchester United have been drawn in group H alongside Paris Saint-Germain!

    PSG and Man Utd so far…

  • William Pugh

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW…

    All the teams from Pot 1 have been drawn…

    United out any minute now…

  • William Pugh

    MANY HAPPY GREENTURNS

    Mason Greenwood turns 19 today but it was tinged with disappointment as it was confirmed he has been left out of Gareth Southgate's latest England squad after his Icelandic antics.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LIVE

    We’ve got live updates on each ball flying out of the pot in the group stage draw from Nyon which starts in five minutes.

    Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City will learn their fates for the group games, which start later this month.

    CLICK HERE FOR OUR LIVE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW BLOG

  • Kiro Evans

    DRAW POSSIBILITIES

    The Champions League Group Stage draw is edging closer with coverage set to begin in around 30 minutes.

    United fans – who do you fancy and who do you want to avoid?

    Looking through the groups, we've crunched the numbers and think these are the best and worst possibilities:

    BEST: Zenit, Dynamo Kyiv and İstanbul Başakşehir

    WORST: Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig and Marseille

  • Kiro Evans

    SANCHO STALLED

    No movement on Sancho, according to the well-connected reporter Fabrizio Romano, as United fans continue to grow desperate.

    The clock is ticking to deadline day.

  • Kiro Evans

    GREENWOOD DROPPED FROM ENGLAND SQUAD

    As expected Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden have been dropped from Gareth Southgate's England squad after their Icelandic antics last month.

    In better news, United have three players in the England squad – including Harry Maguire who was dropped last time out after his now infamous incident in Mykonos.

    The other Red Devils included are Marcus Rashford and keeper Dean Henderson.

    Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will probably be hoping any of those three can whisper some persuasive words to Jadon Sancho, who is also in the England squad and heavily linked to the club.

  • Kiro Evans

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW TWO HOURS AWAY

    United fans are braced for the Champions League draw at 4pm having played in the second-tier Europa League last season.

    Here's a reminder of the pots ahead of the draw.

    POT ONE: Bayern (GER), UEFA Champions League holders; Sevilla (ESP), UEFA Europa League holders; Real Madrid (ESP); Liverpool (ENG); Juventus (ITA); Paris (FRA); Zenit (RUS); Porto (POR)

    POT TWO: Barcelona (ESP); Atlético Madrid (ESP); Manchester City (ENG); Manchester United (ENG); Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR); Dortmund (GER); Chelsea (ENG); Ajax (NED)

    POT THREE: Dynamo Kyiv (UKR); Salzburg (AUT); RB Leipzig (GER); Internazionale (ITA); Olympiacos (GRE); Lazio (ITA); Krasnodar (RUS); Atalanta (ITA)

    POT FOUR: Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS); Marseille (FRA); Club Brugge (BEL); Mönchengladbach (GER); İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR); Midtjylland (DEN); Rennes (FRA); Ferencváros (HUN)

  • Kiro Evans

    POGBA READY FOR EUROPE

    Paul Pogba is ready for this afternoon's Champions League draw (set to take place at 4pm – but we're sure UEFA will faff around for at least 30 minutes before a ball is taken out of a hat).

  • Kiro Evans

    LOVELY LINK-UP

    Probably worth taking another moment to reflect on that glorious passing move from United yesterday, which led to Juan Mata's goal.

  • Kiro Evans

    FLETCHER: BACK OLE NOW

    Darren Fletcher has implored the United board to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and bring in some more signings – or risk a top four place.

    The ex-midfielder has become just the latest ex-United favourite to publicly put pressure on the club, following Gary Neville and Steve McClaren in recent days.

    Fletcher, 36, told Sky Sports: “For me, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, for the job he has done for the club, from where it was to what it is now, deserves the players he wants in.

    “He's always got the best interests of the club at heart, I know that, but sometimes Ole has to look after himself as well, because he's going to be judged season on season.

    “People don't look at the work you've done, they want the here and now, and for Manchester United to get to where they want, they need players.

    “They need three, four, five players to get anywhere close to challenging Liverpool. If they don't recruit, they are going to find it tough to finish top four.”

  • Kiro Evans

    SAFE HANDS

    Here is the Dean Henderson save which United fans are still raving about.

  • Kiro Evans

    DEMBELE DISTRACTION

    Manchester United are not interested in Ousmane Dembele, reports suggests, with Barcelona believing the rumours are manufactured only to put pressure on Dortmund.

    Dembele was reportedly being lined up if United could not secure Jadon Sancho, but Spanish expert Guillem Balague says Barcelona think it's all smoke and mirrors.

  • Kiro Evans

    DE BATTLE IS ON

    United legend Andy Cole has warned David De Gea's first team spot is under threat after another impressive performance from back-up keeper Dean Henderson.

    The 23-year-old got down low to pull off an great reflex save to deny Leandro Trossard as United won 3-0 at Brighton last night.

    This follows on from another great late stop against Luton Town in the previous round of the EFL Cup.

    Now Cole is convinced there are signs that a battle for the No.1 slot is on.

    He told Sky Sports: “I’m not going to be disrespectful to Sheffield United, but playing for Manchester United, you’ve always got to be on your toes.

    “For 50-60 minutes you might not touch the ball, then all of a sudden you’ve got to produce a world class save. Henderson’s done that so I think he’s proven he is a very good goalkeeper.

    “David de Gea’s going to have a battle to stay number one.”

  • Kiro Evans

    BIG SMALL MATTERS

    Roma are closing in on the permanent signing of Chris Smalling, reports say.

    The 30-year-old impressed on loan at the club last season and they are now keen to bring him aboard long-term.

    His price tag, rumoured to be around £13m, could help free up some cash for United's attacking pursuits.

  • Kiro Evans

    GREENWOOD'S B-DAY

    It's Mason Greenwood's birthday today, with the exceptional young talent turning 19 (don't you feel old?).

    The last month hasn't been the easiest for the teen after he and teammate Phil Foden were sent home from international duty after inviting Icelandic girls into their hotel room and getting caught.

    The fallout of those actions could continue today, as Gareth Southgate prepares to name his next England squad at 2pm – and neither Greenwood or Foden are expected to make the cut.

    Hopefully the youngster can still enjoy his birthday regardless.

  • Kiro Evans

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW BUILD-UP

    Man United are back into the Champions League after spending last season out of the competition, and will look forward to facing some of the biggest teams in Europe.

    Bayern Munich and Juventus are likely the most fearsome opponents in pot one, while there's a handful of dangerous clubs ready to pounce in pot 3.

    Down in pot four, and remember Midtjylland, United fans? The Danish side gave Louis Van Gaal's men a proper scare in the Europe League four years ago, before Marcus Rashford led a second-leg bounce back.

    POT ONE: Bayern (GER), UEFA Champions League holders; Sevilla (ESP), UEFA Europa League holders; Real Madrid (ESP); Liverpool (ENG); Juventus (ITA); Paris (FRA); Zenit (RUS); Porto (POR)

    POT TWO: Barcelona (ESP); Atlético Madrid (ESP); Manchester City (ENG); Manchester United (ENG); Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR); Dortmund (GER); Chelsea (ENG); Ajax (NED)

    POT THREE: Dynamo Kyiv (UKR); Salzburg (AUT); RB Leipzig (GER); Internazionale (ITA); Olympiacos (GRE); Lazio (ITA); Krasnodar (RUS); Atalanta (ITA)

    POT FOUR: Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS); Marseille (FRA); Club Brugge (BEL); Mönchengladbach (GER); İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR); Midtjylland (DEN); Rennes (FRA); Ferencváros (HUN)

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    HE'S A SPECIAL JUAN

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for golden oldie Juan Mata in their 3-0 win at Brighton last night.

    The United manager said: “You have seen in this game the quality he brings.

    “I am never surprised when he plays like this.

    “He created more or less every moment of the highest quality in this game in an attacking sense and defensively which shows just how conscientious he is.

    “He got us on the ball and calmed us down.

    “He is a valuable member of the squad and a top professional.

    “He has had a fantastic career and has won whatever there is to win and is an example for everyone to look to.”

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