Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Red Devils EYE £85m Harry Kane, Martial MISSES training, Osimhen latest – upates | The Sun

Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Red Devils EYE £85m Harry Kane, Martial MISSES training, Osimhen latest – upates | The Sun

01/21/2023

MANCHESTER UNITED could make a sensational swoop for Tottenham talisman Harry Kane this summer.

Spurs are said to have slapped a minimum £85million price tag on the England striker, who isn't likely to sign a new contract.

Meanwhile, Erik Ten Hag will be sweating over the fitness of French forward Antony Martial as he missed Friday's training session with a slight knock.

This could mean a second consecutive start for January signing Wout Weghorst in United's crucial clash against Arsenal.

And we have all the latest on United's interest in Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    Morning, United fans

    Harry Kane heads a three-striker shortlist for the summer but boss Erik ten Hag believes United already have enough firepower to sink Arsenal tomorrow.

    Tottenham's England skipper Kane, RB Salzburg ace Benjamin Sesko and Napoli hitman Victor Osimhem are rated serious transfer options.

    And current loan forward Wout Weghorst is so far regarded only as a stop-gap replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Meanwhile, it's claimed Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Scott McTominay will not be leaving Old Trafford this month.

    West Ham were linked with England central defender Maguire but right-back Wan-Bissaka has impressed Ten Hag while standing in for Diogo Dalot.

    McTominay was reportedly wanted by Newcastle but the Red Devils are reluctant to sell to top-four rivals.

    United, however, could consider temporary offers for wing starlets Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellistri.

    As for possible January incomers, the Red Devils and Tottenham are being linked with Rennes' Croatia midfielder Lovro Majer.

    Finally, Ten Hag has shrugged off banned midfielder Casemiro's absence away to the table-topping Gunners tomorrow.

    He said: “We beat Arsenal last time without Casemiro. We have an idea of how to deal with that.

    “It is up to us to beat their run and we will do everything to do that.

    “We have to be really good. We need a really good performance.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Pellistri set for Flamengo

    Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri is tipped to join Flamngo on loan.

    The 10-cap Uruguayan, 21, shone on his five-minute debut in United's 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Charlton last week.

    Boss Erik ten Hag was among those praising Pellistri's exciting cameo, which included a brilliant dribble to set up the first of Marcus Rashford's two late goals.

    But O Globo say Pellistri is in advanced talks to move to Brazilian giants Flamengo.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Fight for Croatia ace Lovro

    Manchester United and Tottenham are being linked with Rennes' attacking midfielder Lovro Majer.

    The ex-Dinamo Zagreb star, 24, played all seven of Croatia's World Cup 2022 games.

    Hard-grafting but also skilled technically, Majer fits the profile admired by United boss Erik ten Hag.

    And French publication Jeunes Footeux claim the Red Devils believe they can help him become a world-class performer.

  • Ian Tuckey

     'Step by step with Jadon'

    Erik ten Hag is still being cautious about Jadon Sancho's return.

    The Manchester United boss has welcomed the England winger backto training after saying last month he was “not in the right status or fitness state”.

    But asked about when the 22-year-old might play again, Ten Hag said: “I can’t answer that. 

    “He is making the next step… we will extend that in the coming days, the coming week and then go step by step.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Erik shrugs off Casemiro absence

    Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag has been quick to dismiss the impact of Casemiro’s suspension for Sunday’s game at Prem leaders Arsenal.

    The Brazil anchorman picked up his fifth yellow card in the 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Wednesday that ended United’s nine-game winning run.

    But Ten Hag said: “We beat Arsenal last time without Casemiro. We have an idea of how to deal with that.”

    While many think Arsenal will falter in the second half of the season, Ten Hag says he is not surprised to see them top and could even spot their potential while beating them in September.

    He said: “In the moment we played them, you could already see that the manager and the coaching staff were already working for a long time on the team.

    “I think they deserve the position where they are now. It is a really good structure, how they play. It is a really good mentality and a winning attitude in the team. That is why they are top.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Ten Hag backs Utd to topple Gunners again

    Erik ten Hag has told his players "you’ve beaten them once now do it again" as they prepare to face table-toppers Arsenal.

    Manchester United are the only team to win against Mikel Arteta’s side in the Premier League this season when they triumphed 3-1 at Old Trafford back on September 4.

    The Gunners have gone on a run of ten league wins and two draws since then to sit five points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand.

    But Red Devils boss Ten Hag said: “They are in a great run. There is a really good spirit in their team so we know what to do.

    “It is up to us to beat their run and we will do everything to do that.

    “We have to be really good. We need a really good performance. But if we do, I think we have a good chance also to get out of that performance a good result.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    How Utd aim to stun the Gunners

    One of the biggest games in English football takes place this Sunday as an in-form Manchester United travel to London to take on Premier League leaders Arsenal, writes ADAM SCULLY.

    The Red Devils are coming into this match on a hot streak, having beaten champions Man City 2-1 in a dramatic Manchester derby at Old Trafford a week prior.

    A 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Wednesday is certainly disappointing for United but the side’s unbeaten run still stands at ten games now.

    Meanwhile, the Gunners triumphed in their own derby, defeating Tottenham relatively comfortably 2-0.

    That extending their lead at the top to eight points from City before Pep's team clawed it back to five with their own win over Spurs on Thursday.

    The gap between Arsenal and United currently stands at eight points but a victory for Erik ten Hag’s men will bring them right back into the title race.

    However, it certainly won’t be an easy task.

    Mikel Arteta’s side have lost just one league game all season. To whom? That’s right, Manchester United.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    Red Devils weigh up Harry bid

    Manchester United want to sign England and Tottenham ace Harry Kane, according to reports.

    The Spurs star is entering the final year of his contract at Tottenham in the summer.

    And that is exactly when Man Utd are planning to take advantage and seal a stunning swoop for the 29-year-old.

    According to the Daily Mail, a new striker is a priority for Erik ten Hag.

    As a result, Ten Hag has listed Kane as his number one target for his summer wishlist.

    Kane has scored 15 goals in 20 Premier League games this season.

    This tally puts him behind only Erling Haaland in the golden boot race this season.

    However, Kane fits the profile of striker Ten Hag likes to have leading the line.

    He is robust and is able to contribute in possession by dropping deep and spreading the play – something he has combined with Son Heung-Min for on a record-breaking number of times in the Prem.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Utd to keep Maguire & Wan-Bissaka

    Manchester United will NOT loan out Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Scott McTominay this month.

    That's according to reports tonight, which suggest manager Erik ten Hag is largely happy with his current squad.

    But temporary offers for wing starlets Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellistri will be considered.

    West Ham were linked with an attempt to borrow United's out-of-favour England central defender Maguire.

    And right-back Wan-Bissaka has impressed Ten Hag while standing in for Diogo Dalot.

    Meanwhile, McTominay is reportedly wanted by Newcastle.

    But Ten Hag regards them as valuable squad players unless he finds better replacements.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Kane, Sesko & Osimhen on Utd shortlist

    Harry Kane tops a three-striker shortlist for Manchester United this summer.

    That's the consensus again tonight after growing claims that the Red Devils are serious about pursuing England skipper Kane a year before his Tottenham contract expires.

    It's claimed Benjamin Sesko remains an option despite the Slovenia star agreeing a switch from RB Salzburg to RB Leipzig.

    And Napoli's Victor Osimhem, who has also been linked with Arsenal, is rated the third contender.

    Current loan forward Wout Weghorst is so far regarded only as a stop-gap.

  • Ian Tuckey

    How Gunners could face United

    Arsenal have found an alternative for Mykhailo Mudryk after signing Leandro Trossard.

    The Gunners completed a deal for the Belgian winger that saw him leave Brighton for £27million.

    The deal came about after the international fell out with Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi.

    He was in the last six months of his contract, although the Seagulls had the option to extend it by a further year.

    Trossard will give manager Mikel Arteta options to play down the left wing of his side – potentially against Manchester United.

    During his time at the Amex, the 28-year-old mostly played on the left forward position and he could do the same at Arsenal.

    Arteta could easily use Trossard in a forward three on the left side of Eddie Nketiah in the striker position.

    His stronger foot is his right foot, this means that he often cuts inside to shoot at goal.

    Another option Arteta would have with Trossard is to use him as a left-wing-back.

    Although he prefers to be further up the pitch, under former boss Graham Potter, he often excelled in the position.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Nev rues 'massive blow' for Utd at Arsenal

    Gary Neville reckons Casemiro's ban for Sunday's clash at Arsenal is a "massive blow" for Manchester United.

    Old Trafford legend Nev believes the Brazil anchorman has been "pivotal" to United's rise under manager Erik ten Hag.

    But the ex-England defender also claims Ten Hag was right to play Casemiro in Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.

    The 30-year-old earned his weekend suspension with his fifth booking of the season in that clash.

    Neville told Sky Sports: ‘Casemiro getting booked ahead of Sunday is a massive blow because he’s been pivotal for him

    ‘I thought Casemiro would play. I didn’t buy into this idea that he’d be rested – because Crystal Palace are too good a team.

    ‘It wasn’t a good challenge either to be fair, it could have been an orange, nearer to a red than a yellow."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Ferdinand expects big Utd reshuffle

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand admits Casemiro’s absence will be felt against Arsenal but is still confident of his former club’s chances.

    Ferdinand told William Hill: “There’s no getting away from the fact that Casemiro will be a big miss against Arsenal this weekend.

    “He’s been brilliant since he’s come in, but United did beat Arsenal without him earlier in the season, so it’s not the end of the world.

    “With him out, I’d imagine Erik ten Hag will shuffle the pack with Luke Shaw back at centre-back, [Tyrell] Malacia at left-back and [Lisandro] Martinez into central midfield.

    “You’d think that is the way he’ll go, and in all honesty, I’d be pretty shocked if Ten Hag went with Fred and Scott McTominay in midfield as that doesn’t seem to work”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Bruno: Ten Hag has made the difference

    Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes took a swipe at former managers as he insists current boss Erik ten Hag restored confidence at Old Trafford.

    Fernandes said: “The last two seasons were difficult and players’ confidence really low, and I think that’s why results weren’t coming.

    “I think the team now is confident and players are playing really good.

    “They’re doing what they have to do and what the manager’s asked us to do and we must carry on with that, it’s a responsibility.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Majer 'eyed by United and Spurs'

    Manchester United and Tottenham are being linked with Rennes' attacking midfielder Lovro Majer.

    The ex-Dinamo Zagreb star, 24, played all seven of Croatia's World Cup 2022 games.

    Hard-grafting but also skilled technically, Majer fits the profile admired by United boss Erik ten Hag.

    And French publication Jeunes Footeux claim the Red Devils believe they can help him become a world-class performer.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Kane could top Utd's summer wishlist

    United want to sign England and Tottenham ace Harry Kane, according to reports.

    The Spurs star is entering the final year of his contract at Tottenham in the summer.

    And that is exactly when Man Utd are planning to take advantage and seal a stunning swoop for the 29-year-old.

    According to the Daily Mail, a new striker is a priority for Erik ten Hag.

    As a result, Ten Hag has listed Kane as his number one target for his summer wishlist.

    Kane has scored 15 goals in 20 Premier League games this season.

    This tally puts him behind only Erling Haaland in the golden boot race this season.

    However, Kane fits the profile of striker Ten Hag likes to have leading the line.

    He is robust and is able to contribute in possession by dropping deep and spreading the play – something he has combined with Son Heung-Min for on a record-breaking number of times in the Prem.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Pellistri set for Flamengo

    Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri is tipped to join Flamngo on loan.

    The 10-cap Uruguayan, 21, shone on his five-minute debut in United's 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Charlton last week.

    Boss Erik ten Hag was among those praising Pellistri's exciting cameo, which included a brilliant dribble to set up the first of Marcus Rashford's two late goals.

    But O Globo say Pellistri is in advanced talks to move to Brazilian giants Flamengo.

  • Ian Tuckey

    How Utd aim to stun the Gunners

    One of the biggest games in English football takes place this Sunday as an in-form Manchester United travel to London to take on Premier League leaders Arsenal, writes ADAM SCULLY.

    The Red Devils are coming into this match on a hot streak, having beaten champions Man City 2-1 in a dramatic Manchester derby at Old Trafford a week prior.

    A 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Wednesday is certainly disappointing for United but the side’s unbeaten run still stands at ten games now.

    Meanwhile, the Gunners triumphed in their own derby, defeating Tottenham relatively comfortably 2-0.

    That extending their lead at the top to eight points from City before Pep's team clawed it back to five with their own win over Spurs on Thursday.

    The gap between Arsenal and United currently stands at eight points but a victory for Erik ten Hag’s men will bring them right back into the title race.

    However, it certainly won’t be an easy task.

    Mikel Arteta’s side have lost just one league game all season. To whom? That’s right, Manchester United.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    Erik brings best out of Marcus

    Manchester United hero Louis Saha reckons manager Erik ten Hag has helped Marcus Rashford unleash his full potential.

    Saha told Paddy Power: “Both Marcus Rashford and Erik ten Hag have been terrific this season.

    “The formula you need is not always about training and working hard, it can be about freedom and positioning, which is what Rashford needs for his game and Ten Hag understands that. 

    “All credit to Ten Hag because step by step he’s provided the right balance for Rashford to express himself, trust in his own quality and allow his talent to shine through”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Man Youri-nited still possible

    The Red Devils could still have an interest in Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans.

    Arsenal and more recently Newcastle have been the Belgium midfielder’s main suitors.

    But CBS reporter Ben Jacobs told GiveMeSport United’s “long-standing interest” remains.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Martial misses training

    Anthony Martial has reportedly missed a training session ahead of Manchester United's huge game against Arsenal this weekend.

    The Frenchman has been struggling with injuries and was subbed off at half-time during last week's Manchester derby.

    He could potentially join Casemiro in missing out on the Emirates clash with the midfielder suspended.

    The Times report that the striker was absent from training yesterday.

    The claims will spark fears that Martial has yet to overcome a knock which saw him replaced by Antony against Man City.

    The star was also absent from Wednesday's draw at Crystal Palace.

    Martial will be desperate to fight his way to fitness and feature in a game that could be decisive in the title race.

    United can apply some pressure to the Gunners and close to within five points of the London side with victory.

    Martial will also have more individual reasons to want to be fit as he fights to keep his place in the first team.

    Wout Weghorst, who made his debut at Selhurst Park, will be keen to stake a claim for the main striker position.

  • Ian Tuckey

    New date for Leeds clash

    United will take on Leeds on February 8 after their clash was postponed.

    The Premier League confirmed the new date after the game was postponed due to FA Cup fourth-round ties taking place on the same weekend.

    But if either side requires a replay in their respective ties then the fixture could be moved again.

    The change means the two teams will face each other twice in the same week, with United set to travel to Elland Road on February 12.

  • Ian Tuckey

    How Gunners could face United

    Arsenal have found an alternative for Mykhailo Mudryk after signing Leandro Trossard.

    The Gunners completed a deal for the Belgian winger that saw him leave Brighton for £27million.

    The deal came about after the international fell out with Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi.

    He was in the last six months of his contract, although the Seagulls had the option to extend it by a further year.

    Trossard will give manager Mikel Arteta options to play down the left wing of his side – potentially against Manchester United.

    During his time at the Amex, the 28-year-old mostly played on the left forward position and he could do the same at Arsenal.

    Arteta could easily use Trossard in a forward three on the left side of Eddie Nketiah in the striker position.

    His stronger foot is his right foot, this means that he often cuts inside to shoot at goal.

    Another option Arteta would have with Trossard is to use him as a left-wing-back.

    Although he prefers to be further up the pitch, under former boss Graham Potter, he often excelled in the position.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Don't look back in, Elanga

    Manchester United stars Bruno Fernandes and David De Gea bumped into team-mate Anthony Elanga while going out for a meal.

    The Red Devils' stars in the 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace headed for breakfast at the Juniper Cafe in Hale Village, Cheshire.

    And while there they spotted team-mate Elanga.

    However, a fan also spotted the trio, but snubbed a photo with Elanga to ask him to take a photo of De Gea and Fernandes.

    De Gea and Fernandes sported black coats and jumpers to shield them from the chilly weather.

    Meanwhile, Elanga donned a light green hoodie with a stylish white pattern down the arms.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Utd expect wanted man Garnacho to stay

    Manchester United are “confident” that Alejandro Garnacho will sign a contract extension “very soon” despite interest from Europe’s big hitters.

    SunSport recently reported that Garnacho snubbed a new deal worth £20,000-a-week.

    That led to both Juventus and Real Madrid stepping up their pursuit of the 18-year-old talent.

    SunSport then reported how the Red Devils had upped their offer and were “close to” agreeing terms with him and his representatives as they looked to secure his future.

    Now a fresh update from FootballTransfers claims that Garnacho is on the verge of signing a package worth north of £30,000 per week.

    That would be on a six-and-a-half year agreement with the option of a further 12 months which includes bonuses for goals and other performance-related terms.

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