Manchester United transfer news and rumours

Manchester United transfer news and rumours

The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Manchester United – and those who could leave the club.

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The latest players linked with a move to Manchester United…

Federico Chiesa – Fiorentina’s president has revealed the Italian winger could leave for the right price, with Manchester United said to be interested (Sky Italy, April 17); Fiorentina are opening to selling the reported United target but the player is against a move (The Sun, April 18)

Jude Bellingham – United are leading the race to complete a £35m for the Birmingham midfielder (The Sun, April 17); Borussia Dortmund are confident their record of developing youth will convince Bellingham to sign for them (Daily Mail, April 17)

Dayot Upamecano – Manchester United and Manchester City are both interested in signing the RB Leipzig centre-back (Sky Sports, April 14); The 21-year-old defender has been urged to stay at RB Leipzig but Germany legend Lothar Matthaus (Evening Standard, April 17)

Kalidou Koulibaly – Manchester United are in “constant contact” with Napoli over a deal to sign the central defender whenever the transfer window reopens (The Sun, April 16)

Jack Grealish – Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still keen on signing the Aston Villa midfielder despite his high-profile breach of coronavirus lockdown rules (Daily Mail, April 16)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Manchester United have approached the Arsenal star ahead of the summer transfer window (Daily Express, April 16)

Philippe Coutinho – Suitors including Manchester United and Chelsea will have to find £70m if they want to sign Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho in the summer (Daily Express, April 16)

Saul Niguez – Manchester United secretly sent scouts to watch Saul as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer weighs-up a £70m offer for the Atletico Madrid star (The Sun, April 15)

Donny van de Beek – The Dutchman’s future is still up for grabs, according to the Manchester United and Real Madrid target’s agent (The Sun, April 15)

Andrea Belotti – United chief Ed Woodward has been offered the chance to sign Torino striker Belotti ahead of the summer transfer window (Daily Express, April 15)

Harry Kane – The England striker has revealed he would be prepared to leave Spurs if they fail to progress and win trophies (Sky Sports, March 29); United will be able to land the Spurs striker if they make a bid of around £200m (Mail on Sunday, April 12); Tottenham have no intention of selling Kane to Manchester United or any other Premier League rival (Sky Sports, April 13).

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Tottenham are confident of keeping hold of the £200m-rated striker despite facing major battle to qualify for the Champions League as Man City and United monitor situation (Daily Mail, April 1); United have been told there is no chance of them signing Kane because of the length of the 26-year-old’s contract, which runs until 2024. (Manchester Evening News, April 4).

Jadon Sancho – The Borussia Dortmund winger is “very open” to move to Old Trafford (The Athletic, April 10); Liverpool have pulled out of the race to sign Sancho – leaving Manchester United and Chelsea as the two Premier League clubs interested in the Dortmund midfielder (Daily Mirror, April 1); Sancho prefers a move to United over Chelsea and Liverpool because of his budding friendship with Marcus Rashford at international level (The Athletic, April 11)

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Other players linked with a move to Old Trafford…

  • Marc Juardo (Daily Star, April 13).
  • Joe Rodon (Sun on Sunday, April 12).
  • Carney Chukwuemeka (Daily Star, April 11)
  • James Rodriguez (The Sun, April 10)
  • Corentin Tolisso (Foot Mercato, April 9).
  • Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Foot Mercato, April 8)
  • Samuel Umtiti (Sport, April 6)
  • Matthijs de Ligt (Daily Express, April 4; The Times, April 1)
  • Odion Ighalo (Sky Sports, March 24; Sky Sports, March 26; Daily Star, April 14)
  • Thomas Meunier (Le Quotidien du Foot, April 2)
  • James Maddison (Daily Star, March 31)
  • Aaron Ramsey (The Sun, March 30)
  • Paulo Dybala (Daily Mirror, March 28)
  • Miralem Pjanic (Daily Mirror, March 28)
  • Diego Godin (Corriere dello Sport, March 24)
  • Samuel Umtiti (Daily Mirror, March 17; Sport, March 25)
  • Thomas Lemar (Daily Mail, March 21; Manchester Evening News, March 22)
  • Leon Bailey (Manchester Evening News, March 16)
  • Thomas Partey (Sunday Mirror, March 29)

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The latest on players linked with a Manchester United exit…

Paul Pogba – Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane wants to build his team around the midfield maestro (Diario AS, April 9); The France international is expected to sign a new contract at Old Trafford (Daily Express, April 18)

Anthony Martial – Inter Milan want to sign the France forward if they lose Barcelona target Lautaro Martinez (Gazzetta dello Sport, April 18)

Other players linked with a move away from Old Trafford…

  • Chris Smalling (The Sun, April 11)
  • Marcos Rojo (Daily Mirror, April 15)
  • Jesse Lingard (The Sun, March 22)
  • Andreas Pereira (The Sun, March 22)
  • Phil Jones (Daily Mirror, March 16)

The latest Manchester United contract talk…

Alexis Sanchez – The Chile forward is set to return to Old Trafford after Inter Milan rejected the chance to extend his loan after an injury-hit season (Daily Telegraph, March 31).

Man Utd will be forced to pay Sanchez a £1.1m loyalty bonus when he returns from Inter Milan (Daily Mirror, April 1)

Sanchez is looking to ‘rinse his contract dry’ at Manchester United for the next two years. (Daily Star, April 8)

Paul Pogba – Manchester United remain confident the France midfielder will extend his stay. The 27-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of next season but contains an option for a further term (Daily Mirror, March 16); Should United exercise that year it would only serve to make Pogba ‘angry’, with the midfielder keen on a move to Real Madrid (AS, April 7).

Pogba will be among the Manchester United players who return to training at Carrington on Wednesday (The Times, March 17); United will only trigger Pogba’s year extension to preserve their £100m asking price (The Sun, March 20)

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Dean Henderson – Manchester United are expected to honour the loan agreement which saw Henderson return to Sheffield United last summer, rather than summon him back to Old Trafford at the end of May (Sheffield Star, March 26).

Man Utd want to give the goalkeeper a bumper new contract worth £100,000 a week to keep him from Chelsea’s clutches. Frank Lampard’s side would reportedly bid £50m but Sheffield United want him on loan for another season (The Sun, March 15).

Juan Mata – The Spaniard has revealed he would be open to the prospect of finishing his playing career at Manchester United.

Asked during a Q&A whether he can see himself finishing his career at Old Trafford, Mata replied: “At the moment, I see myself here and playing for as long as I can at the club.

“As you know, after that, there are players who go to different countries and try a different league or culture in life.

“I don’t know if I’m going to do that because it depends on the circumstances. If you speak to Michael Carrick maybe he had a different plan but then, from one day to another, he became an assistant manager.” (Instagram, April 9)

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