Jadon Sancho terms 'mostly agreed', Man Utd 'lead Varane transfer race', Saul Niguez 'available for £40m'

PERSONAL terms between Man Utd and Jadon Sancho are 'mostly agreed', according to reports.

Meanwhile the French press state that United are leading the chase for Real Madrid's Raphael Varane.

And Atletico Madrid are reportedly willing to sell Saul Niguez for £40m with Man Utd said to be leading the race.

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  • Etienne Fermie

    THAT'S SAUL SHE WROTE

    Manchester United target Saul Niguez is 'determined' to leave Atletico Madrid this summer, according to reports.

    But Juventus currently lead the race for the Spaniard's signature, AS claim.

    The report claims that Saul wants to take 'another direction in his career'.

    Atletico ace Saul, 26, is expected to demand around £115,000-a-week.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Etienne Fermie

    JAN DEMAND

    Rumoured Manchester United target Jan Oblak has refused to be drawn on his future, amid Atletico exit talks.

    The Slovenian, 28, told Marca: "I can't see the future, neither myself nor the club nor anyone can.

    "It will depend on a lot of factors, such as if the club needs to sell any players or not.

    "I have nothing to say about my future, I have been at Atleti seven years and I have two years left on my contract.

    "I have played more than 300 games here and, while I enjoy having won La Liga Santander, I'm not thinking about anything else.

    "I'm here, I'm happy. We'll see what the future brings."

    Credit: Reuters
  • Etienne Fermie

    VAR CHECK

    Manchester United are ahead of PSG in the race to sign Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, according to reports.

    The French defender, 28, is set to have just a year remaining on his Madrid contract – and could leave this summer.

    Ligue 1 giants PSG would love to bring Varane back to France ahead of next season.

    But according to AS, it is Man United that 'sound the strongest' in the race for Varane's signature.

    Credit: EPA
  • Etienne Fermie

    LIONS IN WAIT

    Manchester City are plotting a sensational double swoop on England's superstar pairing and Man United targets Harry Kane and Jack Grealish, according to reports.

    Boss Pep Guardiola is ready to open the cheque book after missing a golden opportunity to end the club's wait for a Champions League trophy.

    SunSport exclusively revealed earlier in May how City are ready to splurge £100million on Aston Villa's Grealish.

    But a new striker remains top of his priority list with club legend Sergio Aguero playing his last game for the club.

    Tottenham captain Harry Kane is the man that City want to fill his boots.

    Kane has made it no secret of his desire to leave Spurs this summer in search of silverware.

    Rivals Man United are also interested in both players but the Athletic write how they would rather sign for the blue half of Manchester.

  • Etienne Fermie

    BETTER CALL SAUL

    Manchester United have been handed a major boost in the race to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, according to reports.

    The Spaniard will push for a move to the Red Devils with Atletico willing to cash in for £40million.

    Niguez, 26, has been a long-term target of United having attempted to sign him a year ago.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn't lost interest in the midfielder and is preparing to make his move with a fresh offer.

    His availability is expected to attract interest from both Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.

    But the Mirror write how Niguez would prioritise a move to Old Trafford above their European rivals.

    Manchester United are preparing a £40m move for Saul Niguez
  • Etienne Fermie

    DAL'S BACK

    Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot is unsure over his future at the club.

    The 22-year-old had a successful loan spell at Italian giants AC Milan, helping them finish second in the Serie A.

    Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Dalot said: "I like to become more and more complete.

    "The Italians love football, they always talk about it and being part of this culture has been a fantastic experience. And on the pitch, I feel I have improved a lot tactically.

    "There are some defensive aspects I learned here and it was fantastic to develop these qualities too.

    "That's not the only thing either, as I improved in pressing high and recovering the ball as soon as possible.

    "Very useful stuff. I say that I had a fantastic year and met beautiful people.

    "It was a real pleasure to play for Milan but now I think about the Euros and I really don't know (on his future) what will happen."

  • Etienne Fermie

    GET IT JA-DON

    Manchester United have 'mostly agreed' personal terms with Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

    And the player's representatives are 'expecting' a £77million transfer to get over the line this summer.

    United tried to sign Sancho last year but were put off by Borussia Dortmund's £108m asking price.

    Now Sport1 in Germany reckon the Bundesliga side have dropped their demands and an accepted bid will open the door for negotiations to be completed.

    But after the discussions that took place in 2020, it should not take too long to seal an agreement between United and Sancho.

    The report does add, though, that a formal transfer bid is yet to be lodged by the Old Trafford club.

    It is thought United are prioritising winger Sancho over strikers Erling Haaland or Harry Kane this year.

    Jadon Sancho's transfer to Manchester United could be completed while he is on international duty with England
  • Etienne Fermie

    POG-BOOM!

    Pick that one out! What a finish this was by Paul Pogba against West Ham.

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  • Etienne Fermie

    SOL SEARCHING

    Donny van de Beek is 'set for talks' with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a disappointing first season in England.

    The Dutchman arrived at Manchester United from Ajax for £40million last summer, but made just four starts in the Premier League.

    Van de Beek, 24, didn't feature at all in last week's Europa League final defeat to Villarreal in Gdansk.

    And according to The Telegraph, the midfielder will talk to Solskjaer to 'see where he stands' within the squad ahead of the summer transfer window.

    Credit: PA
  • Etienne Fermie

    LUK-ING BACK

    Chelsea are lining up a sensational transfer for ex-Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.

    But they would need to stump up a British-record £100million to convince Inter Milan to sell.

    The Blues sold the Belgian to Everton in 2014 for £28m before he joined Man United three years later then headed to Italy in 2019.

    Since arriving at the San Siro, Lukaku has banged in 64 goals in 95 appearances and fired the club to their first Serie A title in 11 years.

    However, Thomas Tuchel is desperate to bolster his squad this summer to mount a serious Premier League challenge.

    According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea have identified Lukaku as a more plausible transfer option ahead of Harry Kane and Erling Haaland.

    Romelu Lukaku could return to England this summerCredit: EPA
  • James Orr

    CALLING DYBS

    Paulo Dybala is reportedly set to sign a new contract at Juventus, in a transfer blow for Manchester United.

    The Argentine's current deal has just one year remaining, which has sparked plenty of interest.

    But following the return of Massimiliano Allegri to the Turin club, Dybala's Juve career is set for a new lease of life.

    Extension talks between the club and Dybala, 27, are said to have broken down earlier this year.

    Since being re-appointed on Friday, however, Allegri has chatted with the attacking midfielder over his role in the team.

    According to Goal, the Italian is keen to tie the playmaker down to a new deal.

    And talks are set to recommence later this week.

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING UTD FANS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is “lucky” to still be the Red Devils’ manager, according to Arsenal hero Martin Keown.

    Keown told talkSPORT: “They’ve had a succession of managers at the club but have not really been trusted and had a working relationship [with the club] and I do feel that with Ole.

    “I do feel, when you look at it, he’s lucky to still be there really.

    “He knows the standards that are being set and he can’t keep suffering disappointments, semi-final after semi-final, getting to finals.

    “I do think he’s fortunate but this is the current-day Manchester United.”

    However, United’s Europa League final defeat to Villarreal could see them be handed a favourable Champions League group next season.

    The Red Devils lost on penalties in last week’s final in Gdansk as the Spanish side won the first major honour in their history.

    Solskjaer’s squad found themselves in Europe’s second-tier competition after failing to get out of their Champions League group.

    And United’s attempt to reach the knockout stages of next year’s European Cup have been boosted after missing out on Pot 1.

    Of the eight teams in Pot 1, the winners of the top six ranked domestic leagues are included, as well as the two champions from this term’s European competitions.

    England’s Manchester City, France’s Lille, Germany’s Bayern Munich, Italy’s Inter Milan, Spain’s Atletico Madrid and Portugal’s Sporting Lisbon are in Pot 1.

    And finally, Harry Maguire seems confident of featuring in England’s Euro 2020 kick-off match against Croatia on June 13.

    The Manchester United star suffered an ankle injury against Aston Villa and has since been in a race against time to be fit for the summer’s Euros.

    According to the Daily Mail, however, the centre-back’s progress is looking good and there is confidence that he will be fit in just two weeks.

    The Red Devils are reportedly set to meet Maguire on Monday for a fresh check-up, with the results once again beamed to Gareth Southgate’s physios.

  • Joe Brophy

    JUAN AND ONLY

    Manchester United will struggle to replace Juan Mata's influence in the dressing room next season.

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  • Joe Brophy

    SAINTLY MOVE

    Chris Sutton claims Southampton star Danny Ings may go to either Manchester United or Manchester City in the summer as a cheaper striking option.

    Sutton told BBC Radio 5Live: “There’s talk about Danny Ings leaving.

    “He could end up at Manchester City or Manchester United.

    “There are all sorts of rumours flooding around the Norfolk area, but that’s what I have heard.

    “And how could they [Southampton] possibly replace him?”

  • Joe Brophy

    SAUL SEARCHING

    Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez is pushing for a move away from the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

    That is according to the Daily Mirror, who claim that Saul is ready to bid farewell to Atletico.

    The midfielder has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

    However, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are also keeping tabs on the 26-year-old.

  • Joe Brophy

    DEVIL DELIGHT

    Manchester United’s Europa League final defeat to Villarreal could see them be handed a favourable Champions League group next season.

    The Red Devils lost on penalties in last week’s final in Gdansk as the Spanish side won the first major honour in their history.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad found themselves in Europe’s second-tier competition after failing to get out of their Champions League group.

    And United’s attempt to reach the knockout stages of next year’s European Cup have been boosted after missing out on Pot 1.

    Of the eight teams in Pot 1, the winners of the top six ranked domestic leagues are included, as well as the two champions from this term’s European competitions.

    England’s Manchester City, France’s Lille, Germany’s Bayern Munich, Italy’s Inter Milan, Spain’s Atletico Madrid and Portugal’s Sporting Lisbon are in Pot 1.

  • Joe Brophy

    NOT SO S-MART

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is “lucky” to still be the club’s head coach, according to Arsenal hero Martin Keown.

    Keown told talkSPORT: “They’ve had a succession of managers at the club but have not really been trusted and had a working relationship [with the club] and I do feel that with Ole.

    “I do feel, when you look at it, he’s lucky to still be there really.

    “He knows the standards that are being set and he can’t keep suffering disappointments, semi-final after semi-final, getting to finals.

    “I do think he’s fortunate but this is the current day Manchester United.”

  • Joe Brophy

    BRU BEAUTY

    No surprise to see this man topping the list for assists this season.

  • Joe Brophy

    MORE FROM ROONEY

    Rooney also reckons it's crucial for the Three Lions' hopes this summer that Manchester United centre-back Harry Maguire and Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson recover from injuries.

    He said: "England have a good chance and will be very hard for any team to beat if they reach the last four, with the semi-finals and final at Wembley.

    "But to succeed I think Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson have to be fit.

    'Those two plus Harry Kane are the spine of England’s team. Gareth needs them on the pitch.

    "Those players being there allows Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Mason Mount and Marcus Rashford to go and express themselves, and every side has those leaders, those rocks, whom the rest depend on in a crisis.

    "If the going gets tough in a game, Jordan and the two Harrys are the ones all the other players will look to."

  • Joe Brophy

    OVER TO ROO

    Wayne Rooney 'would have tried absolutely everything' to persuade Jamie Vardy to play at Euro 2020 – as he rates him an ideal strike-partner for England skipper Harry Kane.

    Vardy, 34, retired from international football in 2018 but is still in hot form for Leicester.

    Derby boss Rooney, 35, wrote in his Sunday Times column: "One man I wish was in Gareth’s squad is Jamie Vardy.

    "I would have tried absolutely everything to lure him out of retirement for these finals.

    "I know some people may be surprised at this, especially with the legal case between my wife and Jamie’s wife, but this is my honest football opinion.

    "He may be 34, but Jamie is still a brilliant player, who was involved in 24 goals in the Premier League this season and would have been a great asset – not only as an impact sub but as a potential starter.

    "Look at how Kane has been playing for Tottenham Hotspur, dropping deeper and playing through balls – Jamie could have been running on to them."

  • Joe Brophy

    GET GAB

    Manchester United have been dealt a blow following reports that Tottenham could be tempted to part ways with Harry Kane if City offer Gabriel Jesus plus cash.

    Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will try and get the best deal possible for Kane should any team try and buy him this summer.

    But according to the Daily Star, Spurs have an interest in Brazilian striker Jesus – opening up the possibility of a cash-plus-swap deal for Kane.

    Jesus is valued at £70million and if City chuck in a similar amount as well, Tottenham could be tempted to sell.

  • Joe Brophy

    KANE AND ABLE

    Could these be the boots Kane will be wearing at Old Trafford next season?

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  • Joe Brophy

    GUNNER RAID

    Arsenal are poised to pinch ex-Manchester United fitness guru Tony Strudwick, according to reports.

    It is the latest step in Mikel Arteta's huge backroom overhaul after a dismal campaign for the Gunners.

    According to the Mirror, Strudwick is to take a role as academy head of sports science and medicine at Arsenal.

    Strudwick will leave his job as head of sports science and medicine at Sheffield Wednesday to work for the Gunners.

    He spent seven years at Old Trafford earlier in his career, working as a first-team coach before moving to head of athletic development.

  • Joe Brophy

    DIO-GO?

    Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot is unsure over his future at the club.

    The 22-year-old had a successful loan spell at Italian giants AC Milan, helping them finish second in the Serie A.

    Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Dalot said: “I like to become more and more complete.

    “The Italians love football, they always talk about it and being part of this culture has been a fantastic experience. And on the pitch, I feel I have improved a lot tactically.

    “There are some defensive aspects I learned here and it was fantastic to develop these qualities too.

    “That’s not the only thing either, as I improved in pressing high and recovering the ball as soon as possible.

    “Very useful stuff. I say that I had a fantastic year and met beautiful people.

    “It was a real pleasure to play for Milan but now I think about the Euros and I really don’t know (on his future) what will happen.”

  • Joe Brophy

    VAR-CICAL

    Manchester United are reportedly willing to double Real Madrid star Raphael Varane’s wages at Old Trafford.

    Real are ready to sell Varane if he opts to snub a new contract offer at the Santiago Bernabeu.

    According to ABC, Los Blancos are ready to make decisions regarding captain Sergio Ramos and the France international after confirming the signing of David Alaba.

    Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has prioritised a centre-back signing to partner up with Harry Maguire in defence, and Varane poses as his top preference.

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