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MANCHESTER UNITED could finally be about to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

The view from both the United and Lazio camps is said to be that this time around a deal could be done for the £50m-rated Serbian international.

Milinkovic-Savic has been a Red Devils target since the days of Jose Mourinho and United's poor performance in their 2-1 defeat to Brighton has led to renewed calls to strengthen the midfield.

Further down the line though is said to be a move for Adrien Rabiot, with a £15m deal reported to have been agreed with Juventus.

United have also reportedly made a £7m offer for Marko Arnautovic.

The hot-headed Austrian currently plays for Bologna and is said to be seen as an ideal character for a dressing room short of confidence.

Meanwhile the Red Devils have released a video which shows wantaway star Cristiano Ronaldo getting BOOED by home fans.

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  • Justin Lawrence

    United offer Arnautovic millions

    Man United are prepared to offer Marko Arnautovic a contract worth £10m, according to reports.

    United boss Ten Hag is keen on the Bologna forward who he reckons can add some much-needed belief to the squad.

    And the Red Devils have presented the striker with a deal that includes £2.5m every season, plus £7.5m in bonuses across three years, the Express reported.

    But United's cash may not be enough to tempt Bologna into selling as they've stated that he's a priceless member of the team.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United eye Milinkovic-Savic

    Man United are reportedly making a move to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic Savic.

    According to The Telegraph, the club have now renewed their interest in Serbian international Milinkovic-Savic – who they have been linked with for a number of years.

    An official price tag has not been set for the 27-year-old whose contract expires in 2024.

    However, the report states that Man Utd would be expected to pay in the region of £60m.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ten Hag loses rag

    Erik ten Hag is reportedly growing increasingly frustrated with Man United for failing to land Ajax star Anthony.

    Ten Hag's placed Anthony high on his list of targets but to no avail thus far.

    And he's patience is wearing thin with the United board, according to the Telegraph.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Martinez gets debut praise

    New Man United signing Lisandro Martinez had a good debut despite the club losing to Brighton, according to Wes Brown.

    He said on The Debate: " I was still looking at the size of him, but I like him. He's sharp, he's in your face, he's not scared of getting involved and he passed the ball out well.

    "He took up some good positions and for him home Premier League debut, it was not a bad one for him personally, even if it was the team.

    “I think he is quick, he reads the game well and he doesn't look like he panics when people are running at him with the ball. He was good. I know we got beat, but personally he was good.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rabiot 'wants Prem transfer'

    Adrien Rabiot is reportedly keen to make a move to the Premier League from Juventus.

    And Juventus won't stand in his way of a move, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    So Man United should have no issues landing Rabiot if they can meet his wage demands and appease his mother and agent Veronique.

    Romano told CaughtOffside: "He (Rabiot) has been one of the options on Manchester United’s list for weeks. Contacts were then accelerated over the weekend.

    “The player would like a Premier League move but now negotiations are starting with his mother and agent Veronique, so it will be a financial discussion on salary and more.

    “Juventus are open to selling him, the agreement between clubs is not a problem.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rabiot makes wage demand

    Man United will have to fork out £5.9million in wages to land Adrien Rabiot from Juventus.

    SunSport revelaed that the Red Devils have agreed a £15m fee for the defender.

    But Rabiot is demanding just under £6m annually to complete the move to Manchester, according to Gazzetta.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arnautovic 'not for sale'

    Man United target Marko Arnautovic isn't for sale and Bologna's director Marco Di Vaio has revealed why.

    He said: "It’s not easy to play in the transfer window, there’s a lot of talk, we want to keep Marko.

    "Sartori, the president and Fenucci said as much. He’s at the centre of our project.

    The interest in him makes us proud, especially because he was an idea by Sabatini and carried forward by the club to realise a dream, which was to bring him here after two or three years in China. 

    “It was a bet that we won, he responded on the pitch and we want to move forward with him.

    "We don’t want to sell him, but to strengthen the team to have an important season.”

  • Jake Lambourne

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    Bologna director Marco di Vaio has revealed the club are “not planning” on selling Marko Arnautovic after reportedly rejecting a bid worth around £7million from the Red Devils for the 33-year-old.

    He said, via Fabrizio Romano: “Man United on Arnautovic? We’re proud of Man Utd interest for Marko but we are not planning to sell him.”

    Di Vaio added: “We want to keep him at Bologna as president said, he’s key part of our project – there’s not even price tag.”

    While Bologna boss Sinisa Mihajlovic said: "I would be happy for Marko [in case he joins United] but I don’t think he will leave.

    "I spoke to Arnautovic about Man Utd proposal – in case he leaves we will see… but I think he will stay."

    Reports yesterday suggested the Red Devils have agreed a £15m deal with Juventus to sign Adrien Rabiot.

    Christian Eriksen has already been recruited in midfield, but Erik ten Hag remains keen to bolster his options further.

    But the Red Devils will have to go through Rabiot's tough negotiating mother Veronique, who is also his agent, to get a deal over the line.

    And finally, Jose Mourinho is reportedly eyeing a swoop for Victor Lindelof. 

    After bringing the Swedish skipper to Old Trafford in 2017, the Portuguese gaffer is keen on a reunion with the defender.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    More on Marko Arnautovic

    Bologna manager Sinisa Mihajlovic is the latest person from the club to suggest Marko Arnautovic is going nowhere.

    The Red Devils are claimed to have had a £7million bid rejected for the 33-year-old striker.

    And the Bologna boss has said he doesn't think the Austrian forward will join United this summer.

    Mihajlovic said, via Fabrizio Romano: "I would be happy for Marko [in case he joins United] but I don’t think he will leave.

    "I spoke to Arnautovic about Man Utd proposal – in case he leaves we will see… but I think he will stay."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Mum's the word

    Manchester United will have to negotiate directly with Adrien Rabiot's mum and agent, Veronique, to seal a deal for the midfielder.

    The Red Devils have agreed a £15million deal with Juventus for the Frenchman.

    But personal terms are yet to be discussed.

    And the tough part will be thrashing out terms with the fiery Veronique.

    Previously, she has clashed with sporting directors, demanded to meet managers and attend training sessions.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    Ferdinand would "no doubt" take Welbeck

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has said he would take Danny Welbeck back at Old Trafford.

    The Brighton ace played a starring role as the Seagulls beat United yesterday, setting up Pascal Gross for the opener.

    When asked if he would have Welbeck at United this season, Ferdinand said on his YouTube channel: "On today's performance, no doubt. 

    "If you wanted a back-up striker you wouldn't go wrong with Danny Welbeck.

    "You tell him he'll play 15-20 games across the season, fill in for Cristiano [Ronaldo], give us the legs and give us the movement.

    "He can get in behind and creates the space for the likes of Bruno [Fernandes]."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Naut on his watch

    Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Marko Arnautovic.

    Bologna director Marco di Vaio has insisted the club are "not planning" on letting the 33-year-old leave.

    The Red Devils are believed to have had a bid worth around £7million rejected for the ex-Stoke and West Ham man.

    Di Vaio said, via Fabrizio Romano: "Man United on Arnautovic? We’re proud of Man Utd interest for Marko but we are not planning to sell him."

    He added: "We want to keep him at Bologna as president said, he’s key part of our project – there’s not even price tag."

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    Soundess – Rabiot not an "upgrade"

    Graeme Souness doesn't reckon the signing of Adrien Rabiot is an "upgrade" to Manchester United's current midfield options.

    The Red Devils are believed to have agreed a deal worth £15million to sign the Frenchman.

    But Souness told talkSPORT: “He was at PSG and ran down his contract and went to Juve. He’s not done it there.

    “I’m not sure that’s much of an upgrade on what they’ve got there already.

    “What it stinks of is if you are signing him at this time, he’s not your first choice. Maybe your second. It is 24 days to go until the window closes, one game gone, I think you are reacting to things now.

    “That’s when you make mistakes.”

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Ten Hag speaks on Eriksen position

    Manchester United's lack of a striker saw Christian Eriksen play in the forward line against Brighton.

    But Erik ten Hag firmly sees his future in the middle of the park.

    The Dutchman said on Eriksen: “We didn’t have a typical number nine, I knew he did it at Ajax, a long time ago. Play as a striker.”

    “I think Christian Eriksen is the best in the midfield.

    “It was also the idea [against Brighton] that he drops and gets in between the lines.”

  • Giacomo Pisa

    United targeting more midfield options

    Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a move for Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez.

    The Red Devils have today agreed a £15million deal to sign Juventus ace Adrien Rabiot.

    But it seems as though United are targeting even more reinforcements in the middle of the park.

    Spanish newspaper AS say 28-year-old Argentina international Rodriguez is an option.

    Rodriguez has spent the last two years in Spain after joining from Mexican side Club America in 2020.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    Ten Hag on Arnautovic links

    Erik ten Hag was quizzed yesterday on rumours linking Marko Arnautovic to Old Trafford.

    But the Red Devils manager remained coy on a move for the 33-year-old Bologna forward.

    He replied: "I don't go into names because I think, in this pre-season, 250 players are involved or linked to Man United. So that's it.

    "We have two strikers, maybe a third one with Rashford as well, you could see him as a striker.

    "He had a really good pre-season on the left side and also today had two really good chances, coming in from the left side, so I think it was the right decision to do it like this.

    "But we didn't have the typical nine. He was not available today."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Nevile hits out at Arnautovic pursuit

    Gary Neville has slammed Manchester United for their "desperate" search for a striker.

    The Red Devils are widely reported to have had a bid worth around £7million rejected for the 33-year-old Bologna forward.

    After hearing of United's failed offer live on Sky, Neville interrupted presenter Dave Jones to say: "The first thing you do when the phone rings from Manchester United is reject the bid.

    "The reality of it is you know full well, they’ve lost that game today, they’re actually negotiating from an even worse position than they were yesterday and that’s a bigger problem for them."

    He then added: "We’ve seen it with Falcao, Ibrahimovic, Cavani, Ighalo – these desperate, sort of experienced signings.

    "We’ve seen it now for eight or 10 years, it’s a pattern, it’s happening time and time again.

    "We don’t even get angry, we don’t even get animated about it anymore. It’s got to the point where I don’t even want to comment about it."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Ten Hag talks on CR7 bench decision

    Erik ten Hag has revealed the reason why Cristiano Ronaldo didn't start yesterday's defeat to Brighton, despite Anthony Martial being injured.

    The Dutchman cited Ronaldo's lack of match sharpness as the reason why he was only good enough for the bench.

    CR7 was introduced after the break but could not inspire the Red Devils to a comeback win.

    Ten Hag said, via The Athletic: "If (he Martial) was available, the striker, I would have played him.

    "Cristiano Ronaldo is maybe for 10 days in team training, that’s too short for 90 minutes, so that’s the reason we didn’t start him."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Roma eyeing Lindelof move

    Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on a reunion with Victor Lindelof.

    Roma are targeting a move for the Swedish international, according to Forza Roma.

    The same outlet say the Red Devils value Lindelof at £16.8million.

    Mourinho originally signed Lindelof from Benfica in 2017 when he was in charge at Old Trafford.

    Lindelof, 28, was not part of Erik ten Hag's matchday squad in yesterday's 2-1 defeat to Brighton.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Dalot's debrief after Brighton defeat

    Diogo Dalot has described yesterday's defeat to Brighton as a "setback" – but insists the Red Devils are still focused on following Erik ten Hag's masterplan.

    The Portuguese full-back said: "This result is not going to take our heads off the path and what we need to do.

    "It is a setback but in football you don't have time to think a little bit, now we have to analyse and definitely do better.

    "Now is not the time to stop, it is a setback from the beginning but we need to analyse what we can do better.

    "We need to be a little bit more organised, especially off the ball, press a little bit more, get the ball back faster and then when we have it, have more time on it, be calmer, have a clean head so we can think what plays we should do.

    "That's what we tried, I think it was visible we got better but it was not enough for the comeback."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    De Jong reportedly prefers Chelsea to United

    Frenkie de Jong would rather join Chelsea over Manchester United, reports suggest.

    The midfielder could be forced out of Barcelona this summer despite making it clear he wants to stay in Spain.

    And De Jong believes Chelsea are a "good option" for him if he were to be pushed out the door at the Nou Camp, according to Mundo Deportivo.

    United have been targeting De Jong since the start of the window and have even agreed a fee with Barca for his services.

    But it seems as though the player himself would rather move to London.

    Reports suggest De Jong wants to join a club playing in the Champions League and challenging for titles, something the Red Devils are not currently doing.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Arnautovic's agent confirms offer

    Marko Arnautovic's agent has confirmed he has had an offer from a "well-known club".

    The 33-year-old is a target for the Red Devils having previously worked with Erik ten Hag at Twente.

    And his agent, Danijel Arnautovic, has confirmed there is an offer on the table for his client.

    He told Austrian outlet Kurier: “It's true that there is an offer from a well-known club.

    “I'm in contact with Bologna to see if that [offer] can be realised.”

  • Giacomo Pisa

    On your Mark-s

    Marko Arnautovic could hand in a transfer request to force through a move to Manchester United.

    The Red Devils are keen on signing the 33-year-old from Bologna and have had a bid worth around £7million rejected by the Italians.

    But Arnautovic is eager to join the Red Devils, according to the Telegraph, and is considering whether to ask the club to let him leave.

    The ex-Stoke and West Ham man previously worked with Erik ten Hag at Twente.

    United are believed to be confident that they will be able to strike a deal with Bologna in the coming days for the Austrian forward.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    More on United target Sesko

    Reports earlier claimed RB Salzburg star Benjamin Sesko is on the verge of a move to RB Leipzig in Germany – but the deal will not go through until 2023.

    And now the transfer fee for the Slovenian sensation has been revealed.

    Leipzig will pay just £20m to sign the 19-year-old, according to Sky Germany.

    Sesko had been a target for the Red Devils, who are in need of attacking reinforcements with Cristiano Ronaldo wanting to leave and Anthony Martial currently out injured.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Red Devils snubbed Caicedo

    Manchester United snubbed the chance to sign Moises Caicedo before he joined Brighton, reports suggest.

    Caicedo joined the Seagulls in 2021 for just £4.5million from Ecuadorian side Independiente del Valle.

    But, according to The Athletic, the Red Devils turned down the chance to sign him before he headed to the South Coast.

    The 20-year-old starred for the Seagulls in yesterday's 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

    United remain desperately short in midfield, and it's now a case of what could have been when it comes to Caicedo.

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