7am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Ousmane Dembele bid LATEST, Telles ‘expects to join THIS WEEK’, Upamecano interest – The Sun

ALEX TELLES is reportedly confident of joining Manchester United this week and linking up with the squad before Saturday's game at Brighton.

Meanwhile the Red Devils are also reported to have made a loan bid for Ousmane Dembele, as they look at alternatives to Jadon Sancho.

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  • MORNING, UTD FANS

    United's approach for Jadon Sancho has been labelled “bemusing” – but at least boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could hail keeper Dean Henderson after his belated debut.

    Old Trafford chiefs have been accused of dawdling in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund's England attacker Sancho – haggling over details rather than showing urgency ahead of the October 5 transfer deadline.

    But on the pitch United won 3-0 at Luton in the Carabao Cup, with Solskjaer praising both Henderson and under-pressure midfielder Jesse Lingard.

    The Norwegian told Sky Sports: “Going through is the big thing. There are some positives.

    “The keeper does his job, we scored some nice goals towards the end, apart from that it was a good workout.”

    And of Lingard he said:“He was getting closer to a goal and he had the legs and he was bright and busy today.”

    Solskjaer also hinted there might be more dealings to follow Donny van de Beek's summer arrival.

    But Ajax will offer midfielder Van de Beek's old team-mate Nicolas Tagliafico a new contract – in a bid to fend off United's interest in the left-back as an alternative to Porto's Alex Telles.

    Meanwhile, United are said to rate ex-England centre-back Chris Smalling at £18million – as Roma and Inter Milan hover.

  • SPURS IN FOR UTD TARGET SKRIN

    Spurs have opened talks with Inter Milan over defender Milan Skriniar, according to reports.

    The Slovakian centre-back is a transfer target for Manchester United this summer.

    But journalist Fabrizio Romano believes it is the North Londoners who are in negotiations.

    However, the sticking point could be the price tag with Inter hoping to get as much as £55million for the 25-year-old.

    Any suggestion Tanguy Ndombele may be used as part of a swap deal have been ruled out, though.

  • AJAX FIGHT TO KEEP TAGLIAFICO

    United target Nicolas Tagliafico has reportedly been offered a new contract to stay at Ajax.

    De Telegraaf claims the left-back has received a lucrative fresh deal from director of football Marc Overmars.

    Ajax are keen to keep Tagliafico after SunSport exclusively revealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on the 28-year-old.

    United had been weighing up a move for Porto star Alex Telles, who has entered the final year of his deal.

    But negotiations are progressing slowly and Tagliafico is now in Solskjaer’s sights, with a deal worth £23million mooted.

  • WE COULD BUY AND SOL

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says United's transfer window dealings might not be over.

    The Old Trafford boss told Sky Sports: “We are working with what we have now and then let's see what happens. 

    “We will give updates if something happens.”

  • OLE PRAISES HENDERSON AND LINGARD

    United chef Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed debutant keeper Dean Henderson and under-fire midfielder Jesse Lingard after a 3-0 Carabao Cup win at Luton.

    Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “There are some positives, the keeper does his job, we scored some nice goals towards the end, apart from that it was a good workout.”

    And of Lingard – tipped by many for a transfer window exit – he added: “I thought he was bright, he was getting closer to a goal and he had the legs and he was bright and busy today.”

  • LUTON BOSS: UTD WIN SO 'FLATTERING'

    Luton chief Nathan Jones claimed United were “massively falltered by their 3-0 Carabao Cup game at the Championship club – as subs Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood struck at the death.

    Only Juan Mata's 44th minute penalty had separated the sides in a tight third-round tie before that.

    And Jones told Sky Sports: “For 85-86 minutes I thought we were outstanding and then they bring Rashford and Greenwood on.

    “They push on when we are trying to get the goal back.”

  • RATINGS – THE SUBS

    Rashford (on 79) – scored a well taken second to put the game beyond doubt.

    Greenwood (on 78) – First goal of the season in the few final seconds of the matches will do him the world of good after a difficult summer. Assisted Rashford too.

    Fernandes (78) – Played a key role for the second goal.

  • RATINGS – CONTINUED

    Lingard 5/10 – Plenty of running and effort but a lack of quality in the final third. Not for the want of trying but will struggle to force himself into United's forward line on this performance.

    Needs a fresh challenge and a real regular run in the first-team – just not United's.

    Ighalo 3/10 – Pretty ineffectual throughout the contest although slightly improved as the game went on.

    Has barely featured recently and it is unlikely we'll see much more of him in a United shirt except the odd cup clash.

  • RATINGS – CONTINUED

    Fred 6/10 – Competition is rife for places in midfield and Fred can't afford any bad performances. A steady match, although didn't produce anything spectacular.

    Van de Beek 7/10 – A clever player, often on different wavelengths to his team-mates. Makes smart runs into the box and finds pockets of space when United are attacking.

    Does not shy away from a challenge either. Almost scored with 15 minutes to play.

    Mata 8/10 – Opened the scoring with a well-dispatched strike from the spot. Was probably United's biggest attacking threat and produced rare moments of class to help cut open Luton's defence.

    Will give Solskjaer confidence he can still perform at the top level.

  • RATINGS – CONTINUED

    Bailly 6/10 – His pace remains a positive but a lack of positioning means he gets caught out. He did make a goal-saving block late on in the contest.

    A few lapses in concentration caused United issues but his athleticism is beneficial to Maguire.

    Williams 8/10 – Won the penalty in the 42nd minute with his smart movement in the box.

    Bags of energy bursting down the flanks and showed remarkable fitness to get back into position on Luton's counter-attack. Should give Luke Shaw a run for his money in the first team.

    Matic 6/10 – Obviously rusty after making his first appearance of the season and struggled for pace against Luton's midfield.

    Kept the ball well on occasions but needs more minutes to show more dominance in matches. Tested the keeper the a couple of powerful left-footed efforts.

  • MAN UTD RATINGS VS LUTON

    Henderson 7/10 – Barely had anything to do throughout the contest but was called into action on 80 minutes by making a crucial save from a corner.

    Important not to have made any mistakes and Henderson looked at home in a United shirt.

    Wan-Bissaka 6/10 – Didn't get forward as much as he usually would – that was left to Williams on the other side.

    Caught out once or twice down the right but solid overall. Needs more minutes in the tank.

    Maguire 5/10 – Remains a real problem for Solskjaer. Poor with his distribution and lacked organisation at the back when Luton troubled United's defence.

  • F/T: LUTON 0 MAN UTD 3

    For reaction and match details, click on our match blog HERE.

  • GOAL!!! LUTON 0 MAN UTD 2

    Marcus Rashford surely sealed United's place in the Carabao Cup fourth round with his 88th minute strike.

    Follow all the action on our match blog HERE.

  • UTD'S 'BEMUSING' SANCHO APPROACH

    Borussia Dortmund are “bemused” by Manchester United's Jadon Sancho approach.

    That's the verdict of Sky Sports' Dharmesh Sheth, who claims United knew very well they would need to speed up their pursuit if they hoped to land the England attacker this summer.

    Sheth told The Transfer Show: “Time is running out for Manchester United to make an official move, and even if they do, Borussia Dortmund are simply not budging.

    “I'm told today that United knew well in advance of an August 1 deadline to come to the table with regards to Jadon Sancho.

    “That was extended to August 10 but United hadn't made any contact before that date. Instead, they focused on perceived issues surrounding agents fees and personal terms.

    “Dortmund have consistently said that Sancho will play for them in the coming season.”

  • LUTON 0 MAN UTD 1

    United will hope Juan Mata's spot-kick opener settles them down in this tie between two much-changed sides.

    But so far, early in the second half, Luon are matching their visitors in all but scoreline.

    Follow all the action on our match blog HERE.

  • H/T: LUTON 0 MAN UTD 1

    Juan Mata's 44th minute penalty gave United a narrow lead in a tight Carabao cup clash.

    Follow all the action on our match blog HERE.

  • LUTON 0 MAN UTD 0

    The home side have arguably looker the sharper side for the most of the first half.

    Follow all the action on our match blog HERE.

  • GO FIGURE

    Liverpool boast the most-valuable squad in world football, worth £267million MORE than Manchester United.

    Meanwhile, the Man City squad is worth £933m – putting them above Barcelona at £910m, in third.

    Chelsea come in fourth – ensuring three Premier League clubs occupied the top four spots.

    Manchester United are good only for seventh in the table at £719.5m – nearly £300m behind Liverpool.

  • LUTON 0 MAN UTD 0

    Tonight's Carabao Cup tie is under way. Follow all the action on our match blog HERE.

  • OLE HAILS DEBUTANT HENDERSON

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handed keeper Dean Henderson his United debut at Luton in the Carabao Cup and praised the England hopeful's hunger to prove himself.

    Henderson was linked with Chelsea over the summer after returning from his brilliant loan spell at Sheffield United.

    And just before kick-off tonight, Solskjaer said: “He is very driven, he has a great desire to be playing for Manchester United in goal and finally now he gets his first competitive game for us.

    Click HERE for all the action from Luton tonight.

  • LUTON VS MAN UTD UPDATES

    You can follow all the build-up and action from tonight's Carabao Cup tie at Luton, who have won both their Championship games so far, by clicking HERE.

    The third-round clash starts at 8.15pm.

  • UTD ARE SORL LOSERS

    Manchester United's shock move for Crystal Palace flop Alexander Sorloth came to nothing as the striker signed for RB Leipzig.

    The Norwegian struggled in a disastrous 12-month spell at Selhurst Park, failing to net a league goal in 16 appearances, before being sent out on loan.

    He has performed well elsewhere, freely scoring for Danish side Midtjylland before his move to Palace as well as Trabzonspor.

    His loan spell in Turkey last season, which came after a season-long loan in Belgium with Gent, earned Sorloth, 24, rave reviews.

    An impressive 33 goals in 49 outings helped Trabzon to second in the Super Lig table and a big move has been predicted for the forward.

    According to Turkish outlet Asist Analiz, United and Tottenham were hoping to fight over his services.

  • £18M SMALL TALK

    Manchester United value ex-England centre-back Chris Smalling at £18million.

    The 30-year-old is reportedly wanted by Roma – his successful loan club last season – and Inter Milan.

    So far Roma are thought to have only offered £13m for a 31-cap star who Old Trafford boss ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems happy to offload.

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