Jadon Sancho 'pushing for Man Utd transfer before Euro 2020', Haaland unlikely after Cavani deal, Heaton 'set to sign'

JADON SANCHO remains Manchester United's top summer transfer target, according to Gary Neville.

And reports suggest that the England star is pushing for a £78m move, which could be completed before Euro 2020.

Sancho has gone up in the pecking order of Man Utd targets following Edinson Cavani's contract extension, which means a new striker is unlikely to be required for another year.

Meanwhile the Red Devils are said to be on the verge of signing Tom Heaton as backup goalkeeper.

Sergio Romero and Lee Grant are almost certain to leave the club this summer while the club may only be big enough for one of David de Gea andDean Henderson.

Get all the latest Man Utd news and transfer updates here…

  • Kostas Lianos

    SANCHO PUSH

    Borussia Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho is pushing his agent to secure a transfer in the summer.

    That is according to Manchester Evening News, who claim that Sancho felt let down that his representative Emeka Obasi failed to materialise a move to United following protracted negotiations.

    This comes after reports suggesting that United want to land the winger before the summer’s delayed Euro 2020 competition.

    Dortmund are reportedly open on letting the England international go for a cut-price after making a “gentlemen’s agreement” with him that will allow him to leave if certain conditions are met

  • Kostas Lianos

    JAD DO IT

    Reports from Bild suggested that Manchester United want to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho before this summer's delayed Euro 2020 competition.

    Sky Germany have backed that claim saying that United wish to wrap up the transfer of Sancho as soon as possible.

    The Euros start in June 11 and the winger is expected to be part of England manager Gareth Southgate's side.

    The 21-year-old has reportedly made a "gentlemen's agreement" with Dortmund that would allow him to leave the club if certain terms were met

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  • Kostas Lianos

    UEFA ACTION

    UEFA have opened a disciplinary investigation into Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus over their involvement in the European Super League fiasco.

    Last month, 12 elite clubs joined forces in their bid to form a closed competition which sparked global outrage from fans, players, coaches and pundits.

    Last week, the other nine 'founding members', including Manchester United, signed a 'Club Commitment Declaration' with UEFA that saw them agree to a €100million (£86m) fine if they entered into a similar breakaway project in the future.

    UEFA released the following statement: "In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspectors have today been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding a potential violation of UEFA's legal framework by Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Juventus FC in connection with the so-called 'Super League' project.

    "Further information regarding this matter will be made available in due course"

  • Kostas Lianos

    PEP TALK

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand praised Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola after his Premier League title win.

    Ferdinand said on BT Sport: "You've got to give credit where it's due.

    "Pep and his men have bounced back. He went back to the drawing board, fixed things up and they came out flying. Deserved champions.

    "I love him, he's a maverick. This season, what he's done especially, tactically the way he's changed his team.

    "He's thickened up his midfield, got more bodies in, played with a false number nine, getting more bodies in the midfield to control the pace of the game, not making it a basketball game, up and down. It was more about controlling possession, strangling teams"

  • Kostas Lianos

    YES, BUTT

    Manchester United hero Nicky Butt understands the reason behind the fans' protests against the Glazer family but has urged the supporters to keep it peaceful.

    United fans staged a demonstration at Old Trafford as well as The Lowry Hotel and some of them even broke into the team's ground almost two weeks ago.

    Butt told Manchester Evening News: "I think everyone has a freedom to say what they want and have their thoughts heard, but you can sometimes overstep the mark and it did that the other night.

    "Obviously nobody wants to see police officers being injured, that spoils it because there’s a lot of good fans out there who want to protest the right way"

  • Kostas Lianos

    HAALAND WARNING

    Borussia Dortmund are confident that star striker Erling Haaland is going to stay at the club.

    Haaland has attracted immense interest from Europe's biggest hitters, such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.

    But Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke believes the Norway international is going to stay and advised the doubters to remember how they thwarted United's intense interest for Jadon Sancho last summer.

    Watzke told SportBild: "Your assumption is fundamentally wrong: Because there are no conditions from us.

    “I have the clear expectation Erling Haaland will still play for us next season. And I don’t worry about anything else.

    “I suspect they also know about the contractual situation and our attitude. I’m really completely relaxed here. With Jadon Sancho, nobody believed us until deadline day last summer that he would stay – and he is still here today”

  • Kostas Lianos

    SOU-PER MAN

    Arsenal legend Ian Wright claims Brighton star Yves Bissouma should snub a move to Liverpool and opt for Manchester United.

    Wright said on the Wrighty’s House podcast: “You look at Bissouma and Bissouma is looking at Liverpool, and we know that Liverpool have had their problems this season.

    “If you’ve got to choose between Liverpool and Man United in the current climate, I’m probably going to go with Man United.

    “What’s going on at Liverpool is there are a lot of players getting into that 30 age bracket – [Virgil] Van Dijk, [Jordan] Henderson, the three guys up-front.

    “You think to yourself, yeah Liverpool magnificent what they have done the last couple of years.

    “But you look at Man United and what Man United are on the cusp of doing and it’s a much more attractive proposition right now.

    “And I’m not being disrespectful for Liverpool. But where’s the funding?”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    GREEN PASTURES

    Premier League hall of famer Alan Shearer is confident Manchester United ace Mason Greenwood is going to experience tremendous success in his career.

    Shearer also described Greenwood as "the most natural finisher England have", and that includes Tottenham superstar Harry Kane.

    The Newcastle legend told The Athletic: "Mason Greenwood is going to score a stack of goals over the next 10 to 15 years.

    “That’s my confident prediction. I also believe he’s the most natural finisher England have and that includes Harry, who has worked prodigiously to make himself one of the best players in the world.

    “Greenwood has a left foot, a right foot and a short backlift, allowing him to get his shot away quickly. If we need to score a goal, I’d be very happy to chuck him on”

  • Kostas Lianos

    KANE RULE HIM OUT

    Manchester United are still keeping tabs on Tottenham star Harry Kane.

    That is according to Football Insider, who claim that United are still after an elite striker even though Edinson Cavani signed a one-year extension with the club.

    Kane is among their top targets even though his £100million evaluation is fraught with complications.

    The Red Devils have also been linked with Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland

  • Kostas Lianos

    HEATON UPDATE

    Manchester United appear set to sign Tom Heaton from Aston Villa.

    Heaton is a United academy graduate who never managed to break into the first team due to Edwin van der Sar's presence at the time.

    It's important to clarify that the 35-year-old's imminent arrival at Old Trafford doesn't mean either David de Gea or Dean Henderson, who've been battling over the No1 spot, are on their way out.

    In fact, the agreement states that the ex-Burnley star will be a third-choice goalkeeper

  • Kostas Lianos

    SANCHO LATEST

    Manchester United will try and sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho before this summer's delayed Euro 2020.

    United have been keeping tabs on Sancho for over a year and tried to land him last year but their £91million offer was turned down by Dortmund.

    But now the Red Devils have the chance to buy him for £78m after the Bundesliga giants made a "gentlemen's agreement" with the winger.

    Dortmund's hierarchy agreed to let the England international go at the end of the season if certain terms are met

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  • William Pugh

    GOOD MORNING UTD FANS,

    Manchester City are champions of England once again after the Red Devils lost at home to Leicester.

    Pep Guardiola’s dominant side have now lifted their third title in four years after blowing away the rest of the field.

    City should have spent Saturday evening celebrating their title triumph but were forced to put the champagne on ice after losing 2-1 at home to Chelsea.

    But it was just a matter of when before their champion status was confirmed with three matches to spare when Caglar Soyuncu headed home Leicester’s 66th-minute winner at Old Trafford.

    And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent a message of congratulations to their neighbours.

    He said: "If we want to take up the challenge with them we need to strengthen our squad. Congratulations to them. They have had a fantastic season.

    "I am very pleased with my boys that have made it to the last 10 days with a Manchester City side ahead of us that are lauded as the best in Europe.

    "We want to take the next step [to bridge the gap to City] and it might be that we need a couple more to strengthen the squad."

    Meanwhile on the transfer front, SunSport has revealed that Roma have joined the race for Brighton star Ben White – the defender loads of major clubs across Europe are scrambling to sign.

    The Italian sleeping giants have turned their attention to White on the instruction of new boss Jose Mourinho.

    When Mourinho agreed to take charge in the Eternal City he made it clear the side needed strengthening, and the 23-year-old Seagulls ace is one of the names he gave them.

    But the chances of Roma being able to seal a deal for White are remote, because there is so much interest in him Brighton know they can place a huge valuation on him – in excess of £45million.

    Liverpool were watching him closely after that year at Elland Road, making inquiries to the Seagulls as the club were rejecting bids up to £25m from Leeds.

    But it is not just Jurgen Klopp who admires from afar, Arsenal and Manchester United have also been tracking his performances in the Premier League.

    And finally, United are ready to press ahead with a £15million bid for winger Kamaldeen Sulemana – and hope he will be qualified to play for them by the start of next season.

    United sent top scout Tommy Moller Nielsen to watch Sulemana score in FC Nordsjaelland’s 2-2 draw against Copenhagen on Monday night after tracking the 19-year-old all season.

    And SunSport understands they are set to make a move for the Ghana international soon.

    United know they may need to act fast in order to beat Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, Lyon and Monaco in the race for his signature.

  • Joe Brophy

    VAN BLASTEN

    Marco Van Basten has warned Donny van de Beek being a ‘big boy’ at Ajax is not the same as cutting the mustard at Manchester United.

    He told ZiggoSport: “It just shows what a great life [players] have when they play at Ajax.

    “They all think very quickly that they are a big boy here and can make it in other countries.

    “But in the Netherlands, there is a nice competition.

    “In a team like Ajax you are really helped, especially in the No10 position.

    “Then you often see that they go abroad and it is a different story.”

  • Joe Brophy

    MANCHESTER UNITED 1 LEICESTER 2

    If it is any consolation to Manchester United fans this has put a severe dent in Liverpool’s hope of qualifying for the Champions League.

    Maybe that was the plan all along for the protesters.

    Get the game against Klopp’s men postponed leading to fixture congestion that forced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to field a severely weakened side allowing Leicester to get a vital three points towards securing a place in the top four.

    Read Neil Custis’ match report HERE.

  • Joe Brophy

    WINGING IT

    Manchester United will reportedly push through a £78million transfer for Jadon Sancho BEFORE Euro 2020.

    And Borussia Dortmund will not stand in the winger’s way after blocking his proposed Old Trafford switch last summer.

    Bild claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to make a big statement in the transfer window.

  • Joe Brophy

    GUARD OF HONOUR

    Manchester City are champions of England once again after neighbours Man United lost at home to Leicester.

    Pep Guardiola’s dominant side have now lifted their third title in four years after blowing away the rest of the field.

    City should have spent Saturday evening celebrating their title triumph but were forced to put the champagne on ice after losing 2-1 at home to Chelsea.

    But it was just a matter of when before their champion status was confirmed with three matches to spare when Caglar Soyuncu headed home Leicester’s 66th-minute winner at Old Trafford.

  • Joe Brophy

    TH£ RICH LI$T

    Five of the Premier League’s Big Six have been named in Forbes’ top 50 most valuable sports teams on the planet just weeks after their failed European Super League money-grabbing plot.

    Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham were among 12 European giants to sign up for the controversial breakaway competition last month.

    Incredibly, FIVE of the greedy Premier League’s Big Six are among Forbes’ top 50 most valuable sports teams on the planet – worth a combined £13BILLION.

  • Joe Brophy

    FINAL HURRAH

    Harry Maguire has suffered ligament damage – but still hopes to be fit for the Europa League final.

    The Manchester United captain today received the results of his tests after he suffered an injury in Sunday’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa.

    There is minor ligament damage to his ankle but not as serious as it could have been.

    Maguire has also suffered heavy bruising which has yet to go down but is able to walk without discomfort.

  • Joe Brophy

    DEVIL MAY CARE

    Neil Lennon is among the candidates for the Salford City job – as Gary Neville and co prepare for another managerial appointment.

    It’s been a revolving door at the Peninsula Stadium with the Class of 92 owners looking to keep things moving in the right direction.

    And former Celtic boss Lennon is among the favourites for the job, according to Coral, and is priced at 8-1.

    However Kenny Jackett and Alex Neil are the two front-runners with Roy Keane, Warren Joyce and Derek Adams also in the mix.

  • Joe Brophy

    GHANA GET YA

    Exclusive by Duncan Wright: Manchester United are ready to press ahead with a £15million bid for winger Kamaldeen Sulemana – and hope he will be qualified to play for them by the start of next season.

    United sent top scout Tommy Moller Nielsen to watch Sulemana score in FC Nordsjaelland’s 2-2 draw against Copenhagen on Monday night after tracking the 19-year-old all season.

    And SunSport understands they are set to make a move for the Ghana international soon.

    United know they may need to act fast in order to beat Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, Lyon and Monaco in the race for his signature.

  • Joe Brophy

    WHITE STUFF

    Exclusive by Duncan Wright: Roma have joined the race for Brighton star Ben White – the defender loads of major clubs across Europe are scrambling to sign.

    The Italian sleeping giants have turned their attention to White on the instruction of new boss Jose Mourinho.

    When Mourinho agreed to take charge in the Eternal City he made it clear the side needed strengthening, and the 23-year-old Seagulls ace is one of the names he gave them.

    But the chances of Roma being able to seal a deal for White are remote, because there is so much interest in him Brighton know they can place a huge valuation on him – in excess of £45million.

    Liverpool were watching him closely after that year at Elland Road, making inquiries to the Seagulls as the club were rejecting bids up to £25m from Leeds.

    But it is not just Jurgen Klopp who admires from afar, Arsenal and Manchester United have also been tracking his performances in the Premier League.

  • Joe Brophy

    TEAM NEWS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sprung a shock with a heavily rotated side for tonight’s clash against Leicester.

  • Joe Brophy

    FERG-ET IT

    Sir Alex Ferguson won a staggering 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups, two European Cups and the Club World Cup during an illustrious 26-year spell at Manchester United.

    But the serial winner realised right at the beginning of his managerial career with East Stirlingshire in 1974 the need for players with mental resilience as well as technical ability in order to be successful.

    He told the Guardian: "I remember my first away game as a manager, 1974. We got beat 5-2 by Albion Rovers.

    "I went home that night and I told myself, ‘If I don’t get mental toughness in my players, I’ll never make it as a manager.’

    "That was at the forefront of all my methods of management – to make sure players could cope with the strains and challenges of being a top footballer.

    "I’ve always tried to endow them with that talent of being mentally tough. I’m very lucky. Aberdeen had some mentally tough players."

  • Joe Brophy

    TOUGHEN UP

    Sir Alex Ferguson hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as ‘tough as old boots’.

    The Scot told the Guardian: “At United, all the best players were mentally tough.

    “Ronaldo is tough, honestly, as old boots. He was always going to be a great player because he had it up there [Ferguson taps his head].

    “We played a part in that because Eric Harrison, the [youth] coach, made it tougher for the youngsters.

    “He said, ‘If you don’t have mental toughness, you’ll never make United’s first team.'”

  • Kostas Lianos

    NEXT LEVEL

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has advised all top clubs to sign Marquinhos.

    United are on the lookout for a top defender to team up with Harry Maguire at the back and Ferdinand claims the Paris Saint-Germain star would take anyone to the "next level".

    The pundit said in his Vibe with Five YouTube channel: "If any team is in the market for a centre-back, right now, out of the top teams, with the finances, Marquinhos is the only place I’m going.

    "Big-game player. Every big game you see that guy play he turns up.

    "Fit as you like, quick, robust, hardened, battle-hardened, understands the big-game environments.

    "Top, top player, great attitude, leader, got it all. If I’m looking for a centre-back of experience who can take me to the next level, he’s the one I’m going for"

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