Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Trippier UPDATES, Solskjaer wants FIVE new contracts, Varane's first training session

Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Trippier UPDATES, Solskjaer wants FIVE new contracts, Varane's first training session

08/17/2021

RAPHAEL VARANE has shared a video of himself training at Carrington for the first time after completing his move to United before the win over Leeds.

Paul Pogba is also willing to stay at United after his incredible FOUR assists in the 5-1 victory on Saturday.

We've also got all the latest on Man Utd's pursuit of Erling Haaland and Eduardo Camavinga.

Meanwhile, United haven't ruled out a move for Kieran Trippier, but Atletico Madrid are still demanding £51million for the England right-back.

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  • Kealan Hughes

    NORWICH CLOSE IN ON WILLIAMS

    Norwich are in advanced talks to sign Brandon Williams on loan from Manchester United.

    The Canaries are hopeful of winning the race for the full-back over other interested clubs – but a move is unlikely to be concluded this week.
    Williams has also been a long-term target for Southampton and Newcastle, but United have been reluctant to loan Williams out in previous windows.

    He provided cover for both Luke Shaw and Alex Telles at left-back, and Aaron-Wan Bissaka at right-back last season, while Diogo Dalot was out on loan.

  • Kealan Hughes

    RON HIS WAY BACK?

    Cristiano Ronaldo could be on his way back to Real Madrid this summer as Los Blancos have entered the race for the Portuguese megastar.

    Ronaldo was reportedly recently 'offered' to Manchester City by his agent Jorge Mendes, according to El Chiringuito.

    The 36-year-old's contract is set to expire next summer, and it's looking increasingly likely that Ronaldo won't remain with the Old Lady past next summer.

    And one potential destination could be a return to Real Madrid as Carlo Ancelotti looks to bring the attacker back to Madrid.

  • Kealan Hughes

    'BIG-TIME PLAYER'

    Anthony Martial has praised Manchester United’s decision to sign Raphael Varane and has described his fellow Frenchman as a ‘big-time player’.

    Varane officially completed his £43 million move from Real Madrid to Old Trafford last week and was given a huge reception by United fans during his unveiling on the pitch on Saturday.

    And Martial, who has played alongside Varane for France’s national team, believes his new teammate will not need long to adjust to the Premier League.

    In an interview with Manutd.com he said: "Varane, I know already, of course.

    "And the skillset he has, I know he will bring a lot to our team, in addition to his long experience, so we are all really delighted with these two new players we have.

    "Varane is a big-time player. I don’t think he [Varane] will need too much time to adapt to his new environment, but I’m there for him for whatever little help or advice he may need.

    "He has all his experience, he’s a player who has won a lot during the time of his career at Real Madrid and also in the French national team.

    "So I am sure he will bring all his powers, as he really is a top player and I know things are going to go well for him here at United."

  • Kealan Hughes

    GORETZKA UPDATE

    Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer has insisted that the club will not pay over the odds to tie Leon Goretzka down to a new contract at the Allianz Arena, report the Express.

    The 26-year-old, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent months, will be a free agent at the end of the season as things stand.

    The two parties have been locked in negotiations for some time, but Goretzka is yet to agree fresh terms.

    His current situation leaves Bayern with a dilemma over whether to cash in this summer or risk losing him for nothing in a year's time.

    United have since been credited with an interest in his services, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly looking to strengthen his midfield ranks.

    However, it remains to be seen whether the Red Devils will launch a move for Goretzka this summer or wait for him to become available on a free transfer next year.

  • Kealan Hughes

    ‘WANT CONSISTENCY’

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has called out Graeme Souness over his refusal to Paul Pogba.

    The French midfielder, who has entered the final 12 months of his Old Trafford contract, produced four assists as the Red Devils thrashed Leeds 5-1 on Saturday.

    Sky Sports pundit Souness created a stir after only offering faint praise to Pogba, a player he has frequently heavily criticised, following that scintillating display and claiming Mason Greenwood was the real ‘star’ performer.

    Fellow pundit Micah Richards highlighted Pogba’s four assists, to which Souness replied: “We expect that from a £100million man.”

    Ferdinand initially defended Souness on his Vibe with Five YouTube podcast, saying: “I don’t think Graeme Souness articulated it but I believe he thinks… Let’s not get out of our pram about this, let’s not go overboard, let me see this for the next three months, I want consistency.

    “I think that’s where Souness’ mind is at with Paul Pogba. If we’re being honest, consistency is probably one of the factors that goes against Paul Pogba in his Man United career.”

  • Kealan Hughes

    NAGEL'S PREM NIGGLE

    Julian Nagelsmann has taken a dig at the megabucks spending of the Premier League’s giants following the recent transfers of a number of superstars.

    Man City’s £100million signing of Jack Grealish and United’s successful move for Raphael Varane are among the moves that have grabbed attention across Europe.

    United, who face Southampton next, splashed £126 million on Varane and former Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

    And the former RB Leipzig gaffer, 34, took a mild swipe at Prem spending when asked about Bayern’s transfer business

    When asked if the club had plans to make more signings before the end of the summer window, Nagelsmann said: “We will see

    "It's not easy to spend loads of money, we're not in the Premier League.

    "If it is possible then perhaps we will get in a new player. If not, it's okay as well and we will work with the players that we have in our squad."

  • Kealan Hughes

    RON-BELIEVABLE

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has reportedly offered the former Manchester United superstar’s services to neighbours Man City.

    And the latest claims state that the Portuguese ace could be available from Juventus for just £26milliion.

    The 36-year-old Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from Italy this summer following his team’s disappointing 2020-21 campaign.

    PSG and ex-clubs United and Real Madrid have all been linked with the forward after he entered the final 12 months of his contract.

    Juve chief Pavel Nedved recently told rival clubs to forget about trying to sign Ronaldo this summer because he is staying put.

    However, Corriere dello Sport have now made the astonishing claim that his agent Jorge Mendes is now offering him to Man City.

    They state Juventus would accept a figure of £26m for him as that amount would ensure they do not make a loss on the veteran.

  • Kealan Hughes

    RIO WANTS MORE

    Rio Ferdinand has named two perfect options that Manchester United should make a move for before the transfer window shuts this summer.

    Ferdinand believes there are two "perfect" options to join this month before the window shuts – Saul Niguez and Declan Rice.

    He told his FIVE Youtube channel: "I think if the right player becomes available for the right price, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go and get him.

    "The problem is who is out there and who could be a good fit? Saul Niguez would be a perfect fit and he’s asking price was £160m a couple of years ago, now it’s more like £40-50m.

    "In today’s game that’s a decent price for someone like him who has Champions League experience. I’m a big fan of his. If you can get him in this window, I think you do it.

    "I think Declan Rice would be a massive addition to this squad. I’m a massive fan of his. I would love to see him keep progressing."

  • Kealan Hughes

    RON TO WATCH

    Juventus are reportedly working on a potential summer exit for star forward Cristiano Ronaldo, amid links with a return to Manchester United.

    The 36-year-old has spent three years in Turin after leaving Real Madrid in 2018 and has now entered the final year of his contract.

    According to La Repubblica, Juventus are looking to offload Ronaldo to help balance their books, and both parties have mutually agreed to facilitate his transfer away from the Serie A club.

    The Portuguese international's £30.6m annual salary has caused problems for Juve financially, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.

    United have been linked with CR7 but any potential deal that would see him return to Old Trafford would be difficult to complete due to the forward's wage demands.

  • Kealan Hughes

    LINGARD UPDATE

    Manchester United have dropped their asking price for Jesse Lingard with West Ham ready to make a final bid, according to the Express.

    West Ham have never given up hope of signing Lingard on a permanent deal – and hopes were raised this week with the 28-year-old said to be still keen on a return to East London if things at Old Trafford do not work out.

    The Hammers have had one bid for Lingard already turned down but are preparing a second firm offer in the hopes of securing a deal before the end of the transfer window on August 31 – with United’s asking price said to have dropped to around £20 million.

  • Thomas Blow

    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    SunSport can exclusively reveal that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants new contracts for FIVE of his Manchester United stars.

    Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw are all in line for bumper new deals to bring them in line with the club’s top earners.

    And boss Solskjaer is also confident of tying Paul Pogba down to a long-term deal after his stunning start to the new season.

    Fernandes has five years to run on his contract but is on £100,000-a-week and is already in talks for a new deal which could be worth between £250,000 and £300,000.

    Englishmen Rashford, Maguire and Shaw all earn between £180,000 and £200,000-a-week and will also be offered similar terms to Fernandes.

    Rashford and Shaw see their deals end in two years’ time but the club have options of further years, while Maguire’s contract ends in 2025.

    Meanwhile, Raphael Varane trained with Manchester United for the first time on Monday.

    The centre-back also revealed he plans on bringing his 'winning mentality' to Solskjaer's squad after his £42million move from Real Madrid.

    Varane, 28, took part in Monday's session at Carrington, where he was pictured doing running and passing drills.

    He also took time out to chat to fellow newbie Jadon Sancho.

  • Dylan Terry

    OLE’S AT THE WHEEL

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants new contracts for FIVE of his Manchester United stars.

    Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw are all in line for bumper new deals to bring them in line with the club’s top earners.

    And boss Solskjaer is also confident of tying Paul Pogba down to a long-term deal after his stunning start to the new season.

    Fernandes has five years to run on his contract but is on £100,000-a-week and is already in talks for a new deal which could be worth between £250,000 and £300,000.

    Englishmen Rashford, Maguire and Shaw all earn between £180,000 and £200,000-a-week and will also be offered similar terms to Fernandes.

    Rashford and Shaw see their deals end in two years’ time but the club have options of further years, while Maguire’s contract ends in 2025.

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  • Dylan Terry

    LINGARD SET FOR WEST HAM?

    Jesse Lingard has been named as a West Ham player on the Premier League’s official website.

    But he very much still belongs to Manchester United.

    Lingard, who has been isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, enjoyed a stunning loan spell at the London Stadium last season.

    The Hammers are eager to bring him back to East London, but have so far been left frustrated in their attempts to get a deal over the line.

    On his profile on the Prem’s official website, however, he has been listed a West Ham player for the 2021-22 campaign.

     

  • Dylan Terry

    LUK AND LEARN

    Didier Drogba has helped Romelu Lukaku settle into life at Chelsea once again.

    And the Belgian is certain that he has improved since his last spell in the Premier League.

    Lukaku detailed how he and Drogba have been in constant communication ahead of his second debut for the club.

    He told the club website: “Our relationship means the world to me. It’s not like we talk once a month, I talk to the guy every few days!

    “We have a group chat so we’re constantly communicating and I’ve been on the phone with him a bit more in the past two weeks.

    “I had a lot of questions to ask and he still knows a lot of people here so he really prepared me well with the last details.

    “Now I just need to get to know the players and the manager a bit better and just be available as quickly as possible for the team.”

  • Dylan Terry

    ‘WEST HAM WILL TRY AGAIN’

    Manchester United may need to sell West Ham target Jesse Lingard, if they are to sign a big-name midfielder, claims Fabrizio Romano.

    Despite the England international enjoying a decent pre-season for the Manchester outfit, he was left out of the matchday squad for their opener against Leeds United.

    West Ham still retain an interest in signing him and have reportedly waited this long to table a formal offer is because they expect his price to drop closer to deadline day.

    Speaking on The United Stand, the journalist said, “I would keep an eye on United’s midfield situation. If United sell him (Lingard) then they will have an opportunity to do something in the market”

    “West Ham will try again for Lingard. My understanding is that they will try in the final days for Jesse Lingard.

    “Many clubs wait until the end of the window as they expect prices for players to change and I’m expecting them to go back for him.

    “They are still waiting to decide on this position but they are still keen on Jesse Lingard as it’s always been either West Ham or Manchester United for him.”

  • Dylan Terry

    HE'S A KEEPER

    WEST HAM's Darren Randolph has cast doubt over Jesse Lingard's Manchester United future after telling the star 'I'll be seeing you soon'.

    The West Ham goalkeeper spent six months with Lingard last season, after the midfielder joined on loan in January.

    And Hammers keeper Randolph appeared to do his best publicly to tempt Lingard back to the London Stadium.

    He posted on Instagram: "@JesseLingard I'll be seeing you soon at Rush Green for training! You know you want to!"

    Lingard was forced to watch from home as United opened their Premier League account by thumping Leeds 5-1 at home.

    But afterwards, Solskjaer all-but confirmed the player would be returning to United's side after recovering from Covid-19.

    He said: “Don’t forget Jesse Lingard who has re-invented himself and has come back the man that we know he is with the quality. He is going to play a big part as well."

  • Dylan Terry

    CLUBBING TOGETHER

    Nine members of the failed Super League breakaway have been readmitted into the European Club Association.

    But Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus remain bullishly committed to the hated and failed project.

    All six English teams; Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham have been allowed to return to Europe's decision-making organisation.

    And they have been joined back in the fold by Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

    All 12 teams had initially withdrawn from the ECA back in April when they announced their commitment to forming the Super League.

    But after what the ECA describe as an 'exhaustive process of re-engagement', the repentant nine have been allowed back with fines and the promise of heavy punishments if they try and pull a similar stunt in future.

    The governing body, chaired by PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, said in a statement: "The ECA executive board took into consideration the clubs’ acknowledgement that the so-called European Super League project was not in the interests of the wider football community and their publicly communicated decisions to abandon said ESL project completely.

    "The ECA board also acknowledged the clubs’ stated willingness to engage actively with ECA in its collective mission to develop European club football — in the open and transparent interests of all, not the few."

  • Dylan Terry

    RAPHA READY

    Raphael Varane trained with Manchester United for the first time on Monday.

    The centre-back also revealed he plans on bringing his ‘winning mentality’ to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad after his £42million move from Real Madrid.

    Varane, 28, took part in Monday’s session at Carrington. He was pictured doing running and passing drills.

    And he also took time out to chat to fellow newbie Jadon Sancho.

    The Red Devils announced the arrival of the France international just moments ahead of their season opener against Leeds in front of a packed out Old Trafford.

    A deal was agreed last month which is said to be worth an initial £34m – with a further £8m in potential add-ons.

    But with Varane enjoying a post-Euro 2020 break, he’s only just passed his medical and put pen to paper on his contract.

    However, having been seen training with his new team-mates, the former Lens man is keen to get up to speed as quick as possible.

  • Dylan Terry

    THAT'S A RAPH

    Raphael Varane shows off the various Manchester United kits as he prepares to make his debut for the club.

    The former Real Madrid centre-back was unveiled ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side's 5-1 victory over Leeds on Saturday afternoon.

    Now all eyes will be on Varane as the fans await his first game in a Man Utd shirt.

  • Dylan Terry

    SARR IN MAKING

    Manchester United have been joined by Chelsea and Manchester City in a transfer race to land teenage sensation Pape Matar Sarr.

    The 18-year-old Metz midfielder could be heading for a move to the Premier League with United leading the clubs chasing his signature.

    The 18-year-old burst on the scene with a series of impressive performances after breaking in to the Metz team.

    The Senegalese talent won his first cap for his country in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo in March.

    Sarr made 22 appearances in Ligue 1 last season for Metz, scoring three goals as his all-action displays alerted several European heavyweights.

    United have been tracking the rising star and the Red Devils are set to face competition from Chelsea and champions Man City.

  • Dylan Terry

    THE CLUB FER ME

    Raphael Varane has dreamed of playing for Manchester United for 10 years since Sir Alex Ferguson visited his mum.

    The Red Devils announced the arrival of the France international just moments ahead of their season opener against Leeds in front of a packed out Old Trafford.

    United have paid Real Madrid £42million for his services and are known to have been interested in him for years.

    And the 28-year-old confirmed as much in his first interview since the transfer was officially confirmed.

    Varane told United's website: "There had been a lot of rumours and a lot of people speaking about me and Manchester United since 2011, when Sir Alex Ferguson came to my mother’s house.

    "When it was real, that was when I spoke with my club, and I felt it was a real opportunity to play in the Premier League for Manchester United.”

  • Dylan Terry

    SUMMER STEAL

    Paul Merson thinks Manchester United have done the best bit of business this summer by signing Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.

    The Arsenal legend thinks it was a shrewd move by United to snap up the French defender, he told the sportreview.

    And the ex-Gunner reckons Varane could help the Red Devils mount an assault for the Premier League title.

    The 53-year-old said: "Raphael Varane will turn Manchester United into title contenders – he’s the signing of the summer in the Premier League.

    "With all the class and experience he brings with him from Real Madrid, I think he’s going to have a massive impact."

  • Dylan Terry

    LIN BUSINESS?

    Jesse Lingard has been named as a West Ham player on the Premier League's official website.

    But he very much still belongs to Manchester United.

    Lingard, who has been isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, enjoyed a stunning loan spell at the London Stadium last season.

    The Hammers are eager to bring him back to East London, but have so far been left frustrated in their attempts to get a deal over the line.

    On his profile on the Prem's official website, however, he has been listed a West Ham player for the 2021-22 campaign.

  • Dylan Terry

    MAD ABOUT HIM

    Manchester United winger Amad Diallo is reportedly wanted by Sheffield United.

    The Red Devils could be willing to loan out the winger to gain experience in English football.

    The Blades want to bolster their attack as they bid to secure an immediate return to the Premier League following relegation.

    Diallo has reportedly been one of their targets dating back to last season and would fit into Slavisa Jokanovic's attacking gameplan.

    United are considering sending the winger out on loan before the transfer window shuts at the end of this month.

  • Kealan Hughes

    'WEST HAM WILL TRY AGAIN'

    Manchester United may need to sell West Ham target Jesse Lingard, if they are to sign a big-name midfielder, claims Fabrizio Romano.

    Despite the England international enjoying a decent pre-season for the Manchester outfit, he was left out of the matchday squad for their opener against Leeds United.

    West Ham still retain an interest in signing him and have reportedly waited this long to table a formal offer is because they expect his price to drop closer to deadline day.

    Speaking on The United Stand, the journalist said, “I would keep an eye on United’s midfield situation. If United sell him (Lingard) then they will have an opportunity to do something in the market”

    “West Ham will try again for Lingard. My understanding is that they will try in the final days for Jesse Lingard.

    “Many clubs wait until the end of the window as they expect prices for players to change and I’m expecting them to go back for him.

    “They are still waiting to decide on this position but they are still keen on Jesse Lingard as it’s always been either West Ham or Manchester United for him.”

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