Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Varane having medical TODAY, Pogba 'in no hurry' to sort United future, Haaland boost

RAPHAEL VARANE has flown into Manchester for a medal at Man Utd.

Meanwhile the Red Devils are also monitoring Harry Kane's situation with the England captain refusing to train at Tottenham.

And Paul Pogba is set to play for Man Utd in their season opener against Leeds, but is not reported to be in any hurry to sign a new deal.

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  • Etienne Fermie

    OUT OF LUK

    Former Manchster United striker Romelu Lukaku's potential £100million switch back to Chelsea has reportedly infuriated Inter Milan boss Simone Inzaghi.

    The 28-year-old striker, who failed to score in any of his 15 games for the Blues between 2011-2014, is believed to be keen to return to Stamford Bridge this summer.

    According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, his impending move is said to have left new Inter boss Inzaghi furious.

    His anger is towards Inter's owners – Suning and the Zhang family – who have forced the Nerazzurri's directors to sell Lukaku.

    The owners are desperate to to cut the wage bill by 20 per cent, with Achraf Hakimi's sale to Paris Saint-Germain not enough to balance the books.

    Inzaghi is said to have been ensured that only Hakimi would be sold this transfer window, not his star striker who spearheaded Inter to the Scudetto title last term.

    And it's not just Inzaghi that is furious by Lukaku's probable exit, with directors Beppe Marotta, Piero Ausilio and Dario Baccin all considering their future at Inter.

  • Etienne Fermie

    'FRESH AND HAPPY'

    Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes is back and raring to go for the new Premier League season.

    He told the club's official website: "Yes, I’m fresh and happy to be back, seeing my team-mates again, training again, it’s always a good thing.

    "It was nice, finally a long break after the season.

    "It was a long time, I think five years maybe since my last full break.

    "Honestly it was good to be with family and friends and enjoy time with my kids, because when we are playing, the time we spend at home is less than what we spend at the training ground!"

    Bruno Fernandes is raring to goCredit: Getty
  • Etienne Fermie

    BACK LIN BUSINESS

    Manchester United star Victor Lindelof has revealed that he's feeling 'much better' after a positive summer break.

    He told the club's official website: "I feel much better now.

    "I’ve been working very hard on my back especially during the break. I struggled a lot with it last season and had to really play through it.

    "I played a game and then would need to rest for a couple of days and then it was straight into another game.

    "That was tough, but like I say I’ve been working very hard with different types of exercises and treatment, and I feel much better."

    Victor Lindelof is back in businessCredit: Getty
  • Etienne Fermie

    'WE NEED YOU'

    Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has called on medical professionals to help persuade families not to miss out on government food vouchers.

    In a latter to the BMJ, he wrote: "While we have seen 57,000 more parents benefit from the scheme as a result, I'm concerned we are plateauing.

    "More than 40% of those eligible for the vouchers are still not registered for the scheme, and I'm confident that the majority of these parents can be found in communities just like mine, where I grew up – no internet, no high street, no word of mouth.

    "In conclusion, and not to beat around the bush, we need you."

    Credit: AP
  • Etienne Fermie

    TIME FLIES

    Today marks two years since Manchester United signed Harry Maguire from Leicester City for £80m.

    The centre-back was appointed captain just six months later, after Ashley Young's move to Inter Milan.

    And he has already made an extraordinary 107 appearances in just two seasons for the Red Devils.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    RED DEVIL REPRESENTATIVES

    Lev Yashin has been named the greatest goalkeeper of all-time in a rundown by France Football, MARC MAYO reports.

    English shot-stoppers and Manchester United heroes feature highly in the top-ten list that sees the Black Spider come out on top.

    At No6 is Peter Schmeichel, a goalkeeper boasting titles in Denmark, Portugal and England with Manchester United as well as his country's Euro 92 victory.

    Few can match the Dane's claim to being one of the 1990s' best goalkeepers, a decade in which he won three Uefa Goalkeeper of the Year gongs.

    Edwin van der Sar is the ninth-best goalkeeper of all-time according to France Football, owing to a 21-year career that also included breaching the 100-cap mark for his country.

    As the majority of the Dutchman's trophies were won at the start and end of his career, with Ajax and Manchester United, he remained a standout performer up until his retirement in 2011.

     

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SPOTTED

    Manchester United players caused a stir among locals as they visited a restaurant in Dundee, BLAIR MEIKLE reports.

    Multi-million pound stars including Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire and Scotland international Scott McTominay were seen filing off a bus and into Forgans in Broughty Ferry for a meal.

    It came as the squad of superstars took some down time during their training camp at St Andrews University as they gear up for the new English Premiership season.

    Hundreds of excited locals lined Brook Street, with many kids wearing Red Devils strips, as the squad filed off their bus to dine in Forgans.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    POG-BACK

    Paul Pogba will start the season with Manchester United but could still move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, WILLIAM PUGH reports.

    The World Cup winner has been heavily linked with a move to the French giants but is likely to feature in United's Premier League opener against Leeds before any transfer takes place.

    Pogba, 28, has just 11 months left on his Old Trafford contract.

    And although he hasn't officially rejected United's extension offer, the Frenchman will take his time before deciding where his future lies, according to the Telegraph.

    Pogba will reportedly make a decision before the European transfer window shuts next month but will be available for selection when United host Leeds on August 14.

    The former Juve man linked up with his United team-mates at pre-season training in Scotland on Tuesday.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    NO DEAL FOR DALOT

    Manchester United are demanding £15-17million for full-back Diogo Dalot, according to reports.

    That's the fee stated by Milan Live, who also report that the Rossoneri are keen to bring Dalot back to San Siro after a successful loan spell last season.

    The Italian outfit are interested in a move for the Portugal international, but are not prepared to pay United's asking price.

    Milan would rather another loan deal for the 22-year-old, but with the Red Devils keen to offload players on a permanent basis to fund further transfers, this one may have reached a stalemate.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    VICTOR VYING FOR HIS PLACE

    Raphael Varane's arrival at Old Trafford may limit Victor Lindelof's match minutes, with Varane likely to start at the heart of defence alongside skipper Harry Maguire.

    But Swedish international Lindelof says he'll be on hand whenever Ole Gunnar Solskjaer calls on him after a noticeable improvement in his form last season.

    He told manutd.com: "You want to play every game, I played a lot of games last season, I feel like I’ve improved as a player and I’ve tried to become more of a leader on the pitch.

    "I think I improved on both aspects. I’m always pleased to be out on the pitch to help my team-mates so whenever boss the needs me, I’ll be there."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SOLSKAJER SIGNINGS

    Will Ole Gunnar Solskajer add to these signings he has made so far as Manchester United boss?

    Kieran Trippier, Saul Niguez and Ruben Neves are just three of the names linked with a move to Old Trafford.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    LOAN MOVE?

    Manchester United youngster James Garner is being linked with a loan move away from Old Trafford, with a host of clubs said to be interested in his signature.

    Garner spent the first half of least season on loan at Watford where he struggled for game time, but had a much more productive second loan spell at Nottingham Forest from January until June.

    And now Stoke City are said to be eager to bring the 20-year-old in on loan.

    United are set to offer the midfielder a new deal before accepting a loan deal, with the Red Devils keen for Garner to gain more first team experience.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    READY FOR RAPHA

    Raphael Varane is finally flying to Manchester – a week later than originally planned.

    The 28-year-olds move has been briefly held up as he awaited a visa to allow him to enter the UK, but that paperwork is now all sorted.

    He will arrive in the country today, will have to quarantine, then have a medical before signing his contract.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    JADON JOINING

    Jadon Sancho will link up with his Manchester United teammates for the first time tomorrow, according to reports.

    The Manchester Evening News state the £73million man will join in some sessions tomorrow after an extended break following England's Euro 2020 campaign.

    The 21-year-old has been doing some individual training while on holiday, but with just ten days to go until the Premier League opener against Leeds, it's uncertain yet whether Sancho will play a part in that game.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    BRUNO BACKS DONNY

    And Bruno Fernandes has backed Donny van de Beek to improve on last season's miserable campaign after the Dutchman has spent the summer bulking up.

    The 24-year-old struggled for game time at Old Trafford, playing just 500 minutes of Premier league action across 19 appearances.

    But Bruno has praised van de Beek's work ethic, saying: "He’s working hard and working hard in the gym.

    "Obviously he is one of the quality players we know and now he’s building up."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ON THIS DAY

    Manchester United signed Harry Maguire two years ago to the day in a record £80million – the most ever paid for a defender.

    And the Red Devils skipper has been speaking to manutd.com on his journey at the club so far, saying: "It’s been two years during which I’ve been really proud and honoured to wear this badge.

    "The first memory was excitement and just feeling really proud to join the biggest club in the world. I was excited to go and play in front of Old Trafford and the Chelsea game was a great first memory [on my debut].

    "I’m still improving as a player and I feel like we’re developing as a team as well and that’s the most important thing – developing and winning football matches.

    "It’s only two years into my Manchester United career and I fully expect to be here for a lot longer."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's new contract could put Manchester United in pole position to sign Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland next year, reports SunSport's Phil Thomas.

    United narrowly missed out on Haaland when he left Red Bull Salzburg for Dortmund 18 months ago.

    The 21-year-old has a close relationship with his fellow countryman and was unwilling to take the chance on moving to Old Trafford if the manager was about to be sacked.

    Both the star striker and his father, former Manchester City star Alf-Inge, admitted they did not want to risk working under a boss they had no vibe for if Solskjaer was axed.

    The United boss gave the Norway international his debut as a teenager at Molde.

    And now that his own long-term future has been secured after signing a new three-year contract last week, the Red Devils' top brass hope that will leave them as favourites to sign Haaland next summer.

    Meanwhile, United are reportedly hoping to sell 10 players this month to fund moves for Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier and Rennes ace Eduardo Camavinga.

    Solskjaer is looking to assemble a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title after back-to-back top-four finishes.

    According to ESPN, the Red Devils are looking to recoup £100million, with Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Phil Jones and Diogo Dalot up for sale.

    Andreas Pereira, Daniel James, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe and Brandon Williams are also believed to have been deemed as surplus to requirements.

    And the Manchester giants are also said to be prepared to cash in on Paul Pogba, who has just a year left to run on his contract.

  • Alex Terrell

    RAPHA RUSH

    Raphael Varane is set to fly into the UK today after getting some visa issues sorted, in order to complete his move to Manchester United.

    The deal for the central defender has still not been sorted by United but the club are relaxed that it will be seen through in due course.

    His original plan was to fly earlier this week but the Frenchman has had to quarantine.

  • Joshua Mbu

    'DREAM COME TRUE'

    Jadon Sancho has stated that it's a "dream come true" to play for Man Utd.

    On the move, he said: "I’ll always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play first team football, although I always knew that I would return to England one day.

    "The chance to join Manchester United is a dream come true and I just cannot wait to perform in the Premier League.

    "This is a young and exciting squad and I know, together, we can develop into something special to bring the success that the fans deserve.

    "I am looking forward to working with the Manager and his coaching team to further develop my game.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    FLAIR & PACE

    Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that Jadon Sancho will bring “tremendous pace, flair and creativity”.

    The boss said: "Jadon epitomises the type of player I want to bring to the club, he is a forward player in the best traditions of Manchester United.

    "He will form an integral part of my squad for years to come and we look forward to seeing him blossom.

    "His goals and assists records speak for themselves and he will also bring tremendous pace, flair and creativity to the team.

    “Old Trafford will give him the platform he needs to release his untapped talent and perform at the highest level.

    “For a player of his age, Jadon has already achieved a great deal and showed the courage to go and prove himself abroad.

    "We all look forward to welcoming Jadon to the squad as we prepare for the new campaign.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    TU MORE YEARS

    Manchester United are reportedly close to agreeing a new deal with defender Axel Tuanzebe, writes KEALAN HUGHES.

    The centre-back, 23, is the subject of interest from Aston Villa and has just one year remaining on his current deal.

    United will reportedly allow him to move on loan to the Villans – but first want Tuanzebe to sign a new contract.

    And according to Sky Sports, Tuanzebe is set to extend his Old Trafford stay until 2023, with the option of an extra year.

    Once that deal is finalised the defender could make the switch to Villa Park.

  • Joshua Mbu

    REDS GO MARCHING ON

    Man Utd start the Premier League season against rivals Leeds at Old Trafford!

  • Kostas Lianos

    LINDELOF INJURY

    Manchester United ace Victor Lindelof hopes his back injury will soon become a thing of the past.

    Lindelof told United's official website: "I feel much better now.

    "I've been working very hard on my back, especially during the break. I struggled a lot with it last season and had to really play through it.

    "I played a game and then would need to rest for a couple of days and then it was straight into another game.

    "That was tough, but like I say, I have been working very hard with different types of exercises and treatment – and I feel much better"

  • Kostas Lianos

    LUKAKU RETURN

    Former Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku could be set for a return to the Premier League.

    Lukaku has been linked with a stunning transfer to former club Chelsea, who have made him their top target this summer.

    According to the Daily Telegraph, the star striker will agree to make a club-record return if the Blues can agree a deal with Inter Milan.

    But it won't be easy as Inter are very reluctant to let the Belgium international go

  • Kostas Lianos

    LUK OUT FOR MORE

    Chelsea are offering Inter Milan star Romelu Lukaku a higher wage than the one he had at Manchester United.

    Eurosport’s Dean Jones told The Football Terrace: “When Chelsea first touched base with Lukaku about what they’d be offering, Man City were kind of in the conversation as well.

    “They’d actually offered more money to Lukaku in terms of an initial financial payment, what his wages would be and so on.

    “And so, Chelsea weren’t really in the same ballpark. But, since then, things have changed.

    “Chelsea have increased their offer, they’re now willing to pay Lukaku not just more than he’s on at Inter Milan but more than he earned at Manchester United.

    “He took a pay cut to go to Inter Milan, at United he was on around £200,000-a-week.

    “He’ll be getting more than that if he goes to Chelsea, probably closer to £250,000-a-week from what I’m told.

    “This is advancing, this story is moving all the time. Yesterday I took so many calls on it because suddenly it became a live story”

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