Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Corentin Tolisso BOOST, Griezmann shock summer bid, United want to KEEP Martial

MANCHESTER UNITED are eyeing up a shock summer move for Antoine Griezmann, according to reports.

Barcelona are in dire financial straights and the Red Devils could swoop for the French international.

United have also received a boost in their interest over Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso, who is now available at a cut price.

And Anthony Martial looks set to STAY at the club, despite interest from Inter Milan who are trying to find a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.


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  • Giacomo Pisa


    Rio Ferdinand also warned United fans that Romelu Lukaku will be desperate to prove his worth in the Premier League after his Manchester United exit with the striker set to join Chelsea.

    Ferdinand said on his FIVE YouTube channel: "He’s got a whole stadium full at Manchester United who doubted him, all the fanbase at Old Trafford doubted him. A lot of people weren’t too dissatisfied when he left.

    "He will be sitting there and looking in the diary to see when that Old Trafford game is and he will want to unload."

    Ferdinand went on to say: "Romelu Lukaku guarantees you 20 goals, minimum. He guarantees you that. He’s scored goals wherever he’s been, he’s an elite goalscorer, it’s as simple as that.

    "If he gets the chances that Timo Werner got last year, he bangs 30-35 goals, it’s as simple as that.

    "I think Werner will still be vital for them with how he runs off the ball and creates space.

    "Chelsea have heavy artillery up front now, a real mix of talent, all different type of players, a real good blend.

    "Lukaku going there makes them an absolute threat to win the title. They could win it."

  • Giacomo Pisa


    Red Devils legend Ferdinand also thinks the Gunners have made a mistake in letting Joe Willock leave on a permanent deal, saying: "I don't know how Arsenal have let Joe Willock go. The guy scores goals from midfield man. I really like him.

    "I don't understand that. Newcastle have done unbelievable well to get him by the way, I think he's a really good talent."

  • Etienne Fermie


    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has savaged their Premier League rivals Arsenal.

    He said on hive FIVE YouTube channel: "With Arsenal, I know they’re building and Arteta is trying to build something and he’s setting the foundations there, but they’re in no man’s land.

    "They’re not a threat to anybody. You don’t consider them a real threat at all and it’s not just the Arsenal that I played against with Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Martin Keown, Tony Adams, Sol Campbell, Ashley Cole.

    "It’s just a very different time now for Arsenal. It’s sad to see because I really like Arsenal."

    Rio Ferdinand has laid into the Gunners
  • Etienne Fermie


    It's nearly here, Man United fans!

    After an exciting summer that has seen the arrivals of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, the Red Devils get their Premier League campaign underway against Leeds United on Saturday.

    Which games are you most looking forward to?

  • Etienne Fermie


    SunSport have named our Premier League newboy Xi.

    And of course, two United players feature.

    Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane have made the cut, as you would expect.

    Here's the rest of the side, which also includes a Man United old boy on the verge of a Prem return.

  • Etienne Fermie


    Manchester United and Arsenal's pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso has been given a huge boost.

    The Bundesliga giants had initially wanted £17million for the star, according to Metro.

    But after receiving no concrete offers for him, they've slashed that price significantly to just £8.5m, Bild have reported.

    The France international only has one year left on his contract with Bayern and they're eager to cash in on him before his deal ends.

    The German champions were reportedly considering offering Tolisso a new contract but decided against it in order to bring in some fresh legs.

    And they plan to use the funds raised from Tolisso's departure to do just that.

    Tolisso could be on his way to either United or Arsenal after Bayern lowered their valuation of the star to just £8.5m
  • Etienne Fermie


    Barcelona legend Xavi left Liverpool off a list of Premier League giants he would like to manage, preferring rivals such as Manchester United instead.

    And the Spanish World Cup winner, boss of Qatari side Al Sadd after retiring as a player in 2019, rated Manchester City chief Pep Guardiola as the world's 'best coach'.

    Xavi, 40, dreams of managing old club Barca but hailed the Premier League's 'atmosphere, packed stadiums' and players as an exciting alternative.

    The ex-midfielder told Sky Sports in 2019: "Obviously if I had to choose, I would choose a big team, City or United, Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham.

    "Also, [Jurgen] Klopp and [Mauricio] Pochettino and Unai Emery, many people who have gone there are doing an extraordinary job."

    Xavi wants to boss a top European club once he has learnt his trade with Al Sadd
  • Etienne Fermie


    Manchester United are plotting a late transfer swoop for Luka Jovic, according to shock reports.

    The Serbian striker, 23, burst on to the scene at Eintracht Frankfurt before joining Real Madrid for £52million in 2019.

    But he has flopped since his Bernabeu switch, scoring just two goals in 32 appearances before being shipped back to his former side on loan.

    AS reported earlier in the summer Real Madrid would demand £35m for the forward and are willing to take a significant loss.

    And now according to Tribal Football, United are considering making a move to sign Jovic.

  • Etienne Fermie


    The most-affordable Premier League season tickets prices for each club have been revealed – with Arsenal and Tottenham the priciest.

    Surprisingly, meanwhile, Wolves (£549) and Brighton (£545) are charging MORE for their cheapest season tickets than Manchester United (£532).

    While at the other end of the table, West Ham boast the best-value season ticket.

  • Etienne Fermie


    Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain is a done deal, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    The Argentine has agreed a two-year contract, with the option to extend to a third season.

    He will now fly out to Paris to complete the deal.

    Messi, 34, had been briefly linked with a move to Old Trafford.

    But PSG have won the race to his signature.

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    Manchester United legend Roy Keane has turned 50 today.

    The former hard tackling midfielder is now a no holds barred pundit, with Red Devils fans often finding him on their tellies.

    Here's a little reminder of the Irishman's magic as a player.

  • Etienne Fermie


    Manchester United star Luke Shaw was in outstanding form last season.

    And after his goal in the Euro 2020 final, he should be brimming with confidence when he returns to action for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    So what better reason for Shaw to be the scorer of Man United's goal of the day?

  • Etienne Fermie


    The Premier League have announced fans will be subject to random spot-checks on coronavirus vaccinations this season.

    Prem bosses have warned supporters they should be prepared to prove they've been double jabbed or received a negative lateral flow test in the last 48 hours.

    Confirming the news in a statement, the Premier League said the spot-checks will happen 'initially' for the first few matchdays of the season.

    Supporters have been told they can 'expect the introduction of random spot-checks' at some grounds.

    The Premier League have introduced the temporary measure to ensure they are ready to implement the system should it become mandatory.

    The government withdrew restrictions on capacity limits in July but it's still unclear whether 'vaccine passports' will be introduced later in the year.

    The Premier League have also asked fans to continue wearing masks in indoor areas and to avoid close contact with strangers.

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  • Etienne Fermie


    It's nearly time, Man United fans.

    As you get ready for Saturday's Premier League opener, why not take a look back at the Red Devils' pre-season strikes?

    Here they are for your enjoyment.

  • Etienne Fermie


    It's a sight Man United fans have all been waiting for.

    Jadon Sancho is finally training at Carrington!

    From his subsequent Twitter post, it was a little chilly at the Red Devils' training complex…

  • Etienne Fermie


    Manchester United have ended their interest in Kieran Trippier, according to reports.

    And that could pave the way for Arsenal to make a transfer swoop.

    The Red Devils were linked with a £30million switch for the Atletico Madrid star throughout the summer as they looked to bolster their defence.

    But according to the Mirror, their interest has now cooled.

    Trippier, 30, would have provided competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back.

    But Atletico's high £34m transfer fee demands and Diogo Dalot's impressive form in pre-season mean Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is content with his summer business bringing in Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Tom Heaton.

    Manchester United have cooled their interest in Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier
  • Etienne Fermie


    Leicester City are lining up Jesse Lingard as a potential replacement for James Maddison should the Englishman leave for Arsenal.

    Lingard is seen as an ideal replacement for Foxes ace Maddison, according to reports. are reporting that Arsenal still remain way off Leicester's £60million valuation of Maddison.

    But with Joe Willock set to join Newcastle United for £25m, more funds could be available to try and tempt the Foxes to part ways with the 24-year-old.

    And should Arsenal stump up the cash for creative midfielder Maddison, Man Utd's Jesse Lingard is a potential replacement.

    Lingard had a successful pre-season at Man Utd
  • Etienne Fermie


    Chelsea are reportedly set to announce the £97.5million signing of ex-Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku imminently.

    The Inter Milan forward flew to Monaco on Monday to continue finalising the deal at the headquarters of his agent, Federico Pastorello.

    According to transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, he will soon head to London to seal the deal.

    Chelsea have agreed a club-record £97.5m fee with Inter after Lukaku hit 30 goals and won the Serie A title last season.

    Medical tests began in Milan on Monday morning after swift negotiations over personal terms.

    The 28-year-old was then spotted by reporters boarding a flight out of the Italian city, while also clutching a Blues shirt.

    When asked about his future, he is quoted as saying: "I'll send a message to the Inter fans soon."

    Ex-Man Utd star Lukaku is returning to the Premier LeagueCredit: PA:Press Association
  • Dylan Terry


    Manchester United are interested in Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann and will make a move for the striker soon, according to reports.

    Barcelona announced Lionel Messi’s departure from the club last week but still need to sell players to balance the books.

    The Catalan club must reduce their wage bill and as one of the highest earners they are prepared to let Griezmann leave.

    The Frenchman is being chased by United, who, according to Todofichajes, plan to make a low offer given the knowledge of Barca’s need to sell.

    Griezmann, 30, is reportedly paid a gross salary of £32million a year, and getting that off the wage bill would greatly benefit Barcelona.

    The forward is believed to be keen on a departure and has asked his agent to try and force an exit from the Nou Camp.

    And after fans booed Griezmann’s arrival at the training ground following Messi’s departure he may be even more determined to make a move elsewhere.

  • Dylan Terry


    WE are just days away from the start of the new Premier League season… meaning the countdown to create your Dream Team is ON.

    Leicester beat Man City in the Community Shield on Saturday, giving football fans an early taster before the opening game of the season.


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    Here are the fixtures for the opening weekend of the Premier League season, which gets underway on Friday.

    Friday 13 August

    Brentford vs Arsenal

    Saturday 14 August

    • Manchester United vs Leeds United
    • Burnley vs Brighton and Hove Albion
    • Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
      Everton vs Southampton
    • Leicester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • Watford vs Aston Villa
    • Norwich City vs Liverpool

      Sunday 15 August

    • Newcastle United vs West Ham United
    • Tottenham vs Manchester City
    • Dylan Terry


      Could Harry Maguire be ready to return for Manchester United's opening Premier League clash of the season against Leeds?

      The England man has lacked a pre-season due to coming back late from the Euros, but he is expected to be available for the start of the campaign.

    • Dylan Terry


      Manchester United's newest signing Jadon Sancho could make his debut for the club in their Premier League opener against Leeds on Saturday.

      Red Devils fans, are you ready to see him out on the pitch? Been a long time coming.

    • Dylan Terry


      The signing of Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho is a good start for United this season, but they need more quality in their squad to be title contenders.

      Varane, 28, has been granted a visa and has travelled to Manchester to complete his Red Devils move.

      The Frenchman is currently in quarantine and due to undergo his medical and sign his contract.

      The France star is exactly what United need at the heart of the defence.

      With Victor Lindelof proving to be unreliable, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to search for a long-term partner to Harry Maguire.

      United always thought they would consider talent in Spain’s top-flight for their search.

      However, few would have picked Varane, simply because it felt unlikely that he would leave Real Madrid.

      Having watched the likes of Jules Koundé at Sevilla, and Pau Torres at Villarreal, the club have undoubtedly taken the best option in the serial Champions League winner.

      Varane joins Jadon Sancho, 21, as Solskjaer’s second summer signing, but there are still question marks concerning other areas of the pitch.

      Read more here.

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      Manchester United are interested in making a shock free transfer swoop for Lionel Messi, according to reports.

      The Barcelona great, 34, made an emotional exit from the Nou Camp on Sunday.

      Despite agreeing a new contract at his boyhood club, LaLiga rules prevented the terms being signed.

      It means the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is now a free agent and open to offers.

      And according to Duncan Castles, United may put a contract on the table for Messi and his family to consider.

      It is thought the Red Devils are crunching the numbers to work out if they can afford a deal.

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