Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Erling Haaland boost, Harry Kane monitored, Pogba and Saul Niguez LATEST

MANCHESTER UNITED have gained a big boost in the race for Erling Haaland due to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's new contract, SunSport can reveal.

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

And we've got all the latest on Paul Pogba and Saul Niguez's transfer sagas.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    KANE RECAP

    United continue to monitor Tottenham star striker Harry Kane.

    Kane was given extra time off after starring for England at Euro 2020 but he failed to report for pre-season training for two consecutive days, leaving Spurs’ hierarchy "disappointed".

    According to ESPN, the Red Devils continue to hold an interest in the 28-year-old but would have to fend off rivals City.

    Chelsea have also been previously linked with the England international

  • Kostas Lianos

    HAALAND BOOST

    Chelsea have given up on their pursuit to sign Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland this summer.

    That's according to The Athletic, who claim that the Blues have turned their attentions on Romelu Lukaku.

    Haaland was the west Londoners' top target but a deal was always going to be difficult following the departure of Jadon Sancho to Manchester United.

    It would have also taken an astronomical fee for the west Londoners to land the 21-year-old this month.

    The Norway international has also been linked with United, who could try and trigger his £68million release clause that becomes active next summer

  • Giacomo Pisa

    POG-BACK

    Paul Pogba has joined up with his Manchester United teammates at their pre-season camp in Scotland.

    His return to the United fold will come as a surprise to some as the French superstar's been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

    After a tumultuous Euro 2020 with France, which saw them crash out of Euro 2020 at the hands of Switzerland in the last-16, it was thought that Pogba was heading for the United exit.

    Paris Saint-Germain emerged as favourites to sign the midfield dynamo, who's in the final 12 months of his contract with the Red Devils.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    RON RETURN?

    Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to leave Juventus, JAMES ANDERSON reports.

    And French heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain are favourites to clinch his signature before the transfer window closes.

    However, bookmakers Sky Bet believe Mauricio Pochettino's side have plenty of competition with Manchester United, Sporting Lisbon and Real Madrid in contention.

    Cristiano Ronaldo next club – Sky Bet odds

    • Paris Saint-Germain – 7/2
    • Manchester United – 5/1
    • Sporting Lisbon – 10/1
    • Barcelona – 12/1
    • Real Madrid – 16/1
    • Any MLS side – 33/1
    • Tottenham – 40/1
    • Wolves – 40/1
    • Crystal Palace – 100/1
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    GARY'S EXCITED

    Manchester United legend Gary Neville is delighted with the move to sign Raphael Varane.

    He told Sky Sports: "I think Varane is really exciting. Sancho is also exciting, but that was almost inevitable that it was going to happen."

    He goes on to say:

    "Varane is exciting. I think last season every United fan, every commentator, every pundit, every analyst that watched United said that they needed a partner for Harry Maguire, and they have got one.

    "He is a good age, has got massive experience and has got a good centre-back alongside him.

    "Actually, they have got a good back-four, so he is not coming into a team that he will have to hold together. You would argue that he is the last piece of the jigsaw in the sense that the rest of them are still doing a pretty good job."

    GREAL BOOST

    According to the Mail Online Jack Grealish will join Manchester City TODAY.

    And while the signing will not initially please United fans it could be a deal that helps them.

    City are also said to be interested in Harry Kane who wants out of Tottenham.

    But with £100million set to be spent on Grealish a move for Kane as well looks unlikely.

    That leaves the Red Devils free to try and tie up a deal for the England skipper, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eager to add a striker to his ranks.

    And with  Andreas Pereira, Diogo Dalot, Axel Tuanzebe, Brandon Williams, Dan James and Phil Jones set to be moved on there may be the right funds available for United to ready a bid.

    CLEARANCE SALE

    Six Manchester United players are on the transfer list this summer, according to the Mirror.

    United are reportedly prepared to let go of Andreas Pereira, Diogo Dalot, Axel Tuanzebe, Brandon Williams, Dan James and Phil Jones as they look to recoup some of the combined £110million paid for Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.

    Should the Red Devils manage to shift some players, more funds are likely to be made available to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    He's reportedly keen to add a midfielder with the future of Paul Pogba looking uncertain.

    The Frenchman is entering the final year of his United contract, with Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez has been strongly linked with a £40million move to Manchester

    CASH BOOST

    If Romelu Lukaku moves from Inter Milan to Chelsea, the Red Devils will benefit from a cash boost.

    Lukaku has been the subject of an £85million plus Marcos Alonso bid from the Blues that was rejected, but Chelsea are set to return with an offer between £100-110million.

    And should Lukaku leave San Siro a sell-on clause in the deal to sell Lukaku in 2019 means United will land between four and five percent of the fee.

    That means if Lukaku moves on for £100-110million, United will pick up £4-5million, which could help with further signings this summer.

    COUNTDOWN

    There's just ten days to wait now until the Red Devils kick off their 2021/22 Premier League campaign with a mouthwatering clash against bitter rivals Leeds United at Old Trafford.

    But with a hold-up regarding Raphael Varane's visa, the 28-year-old Frenchman may not be ready in time for the season opener.

    The hold-up is not thought to be serious, it's just a matter of waiting for the paperwork to come through.

    But Varane is yet to undertake a medical and sign his name on the dotted line so a race is now on to get the deal done in time for the first game of the campaign.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      TUAN LATEST

      Aston Villa are reportedly interested in a permanent move for Axel Tuanzebe.

      The 23-year-old has been linked with a loan move to both Newcastle and Villa, but a £5million loan fee has curbed that interest.

      But now according to the Telegraph, Villa are instead interested in a permanent deal for Tuanzebe.

      He's slipped even further down the pecking order at United following Raphael Varane's arrival at Old Trafford, with Harry Maguire, Varane, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly all preferred to Tuanzebe.

      A move seems inevitable, but will it be on loan or a permanent one?

    • Alex Terrell

      GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS

      Manchester United continue to monitor Tottenham superstar Harry Kane.

      Kane was given extra time off after starring for England at Euro 2020, but he failed to report for pre-season training for two straight days, leaving Spurs’ hierarchy "disappointed".

      According to ESPN, the Red Devils continue to hold an interest in the star striker but would have to fend off rivals Manchester City.

      Chelsea have also been previously linked with the England captain

      Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez may be the next man to join United after a flurry of arrivals this summer.

      Tom Heaton, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane have already sealed switches to Old Trafford, but the Manchester giants are keen to continue spending.

      With Paul Pogba's future up in the air, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to add a midfielder to the squad, with Saul strongly linked with a move from Atletico.

      Speaking to The United Stand, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano said: "Manchester United are among the clubs that have been in contact with Saul Niguez’s agent.

      “They have an interest in the player and consider him ‘one of the biggest opportunities on the market. €40-45million will get a deal done, no bid yet."

      Finally, Roma defender Alessandro Florenzi has been identified as a potential replacement for Kieran Trippier at Atletico.

      That is according to AS, who report that Atleti would be open to signing Florenzi, who spent last season on loan at Paris Saint-Germain.

      United are interested in signing Trippier but the Spanish champions are reluctant to let him go.

      However, if Diego Simeone succeeds in finding a top successor, then that would open the way for the Red Devils to land the England international

    • Joshua Mbu

      LUK AT THAT

      Chelsea are preparing to make a fresh approach for former striker Romelu Lukaku.

      According to reputable journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Blues are set to offer between 120-130million euros for the forward.

      Inter previously turned down an offer worth 100m euros plus Marcos Alonso.

      Chelsea are offering the former Man Utd striker a huge contract to tempt him to move back to the Premier League.

    • Joshua Mbu

      MART RAID

      Everton forward Kevin Campbell has urged his former team to try and move for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial.

      Martial has found himself somewhat out of favour at Old Trafford, and hasn't really lived up to his big money move from Monaco.

      Campbell told Goodison News: "There could be a loan worked out. You don’t always have to pay all of the wages, although United would like them to pay as much as they can. 

      "Martial playing regular football is an asset, they paid around £60million for him, so he needs to play football. 

      "When he fancies it, he’s hard to stop – he’s electric."

    • Joshua Mbu

      SANCHO STYLE

      Jadon Sancho will certainly excite Man Utd fans!

    • Joshua Mbu

      DYNAMIC DUO

      Arsenal legend Robert Pires believes Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire will form “an excellent duo” at Manchester United.

      The Frenchman said: "Yes Raphael will certainly adapt to English football.

      “Surely there will be matches in which he will suffer physical clashes, but he is now a player of great experience.

      “I see him well paired with Maguire, they will form an excellent duo.”

    • Joshua Mbu

      KIER PATH

      Manchester United have received a huge boost in their pursuit of Kieran Trippier, writes WILLIAM PUGH

      That is because Atletico Madrid have reportedly lined up Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi as a replacement for the England hero.

      The England full-back has been linked with the Red Devils for weeks, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen on the former Spurs player.

      And the 30-year-old is said to be desperate to move to Old Trafford.

      However, with two years remaining on his contract, Atletico are digging their heels in on the fee.

      They are reportedly holding out for his £34million release clause to be triggered.

      But they are still making plans for Trippier’s departure, according to Spanish outlet AS.

    • Kostas Lianos

      VAR CHANGE

      Premier League officials have announced changes to VAR (Video Assistant Refereeing) that could eradicate any 'trivial' decisions.

      The system has attracted immense criticism in the last two seasons due to the offside and handball rules offering a lack of clarity to players and fans.

      But that will change going forward as officials look to 'dial back' the use of VAR.

      Officials are hoping this decision will reclaim some of the sport's spirit before technology was introduced to the game.

    • Kostas Lianos

      TAKE THE KNEE

      Manchester United issued the following statement after players from all 20 Premier League clubs agreed to take the knee before matches in the upcoming season.

      It read: "All Manchester United players fully support the decision to continue taking the knee in the Premier League this season.

      "We have said many times as individuals, a team and a club that we are united against racism.

      "We need to keep demonstrating that message – now more than ever. We hope these actions continue to have an impact and lead to positive change, especially with fans back supporting us in the stadium.

      "Racist abuse in any form on any platform cannot be tolerated and together we must keep fighting it"

    • Kostas Lianos

      FED DEVILS

      Manchester United stars Bruno Fernandes and David de Gea were spotted enjoying a fancy Italian lunch on Saturday.

      United were meant to play Preston in a pre-season friendly but it was cancelled after a coronavirus outbreak in the team's camp.

      The club did not disclose which players – if any – have contracted COVID-19, but both parties preferred to take the safer option with the start of the season not far away.

      But a gathering of the squad at Cibo restaurant on Saturday at least gives an indication into which players have not been forced to isolate.

      The Red Devils are now in Scotland where they continue their pre-season training camp

    • Kostas Lianos

      LINGARD SITUATION

      Jesse Lingard wants to stay at Manchester United amid interest from West Ham.

      That is according to the Daily Star, who report that Lingard wants to stay and fight for his first-team place at United.

      The winger spent the second half of last season on loan with the Hammers and put together a raft of scintillating performances in east London.

      And David Moyes is reportedly keen on signing the England international on a permanent basis

    • Kostas Lianos

      BAD TRIP

      Atletico Madrid have set up a €40million (£34m) price tag on Manchester United target Kieran Trippier.

      That is according to Mundo Deportivo, who report that Atletico will demand a hefty fee for Trippier.

      Atleti are not keen on letting the left-back go following an impressive display last season that helped them win LaLiga.

      The England international also stood out in Euro 2020 with the Three Lions

    • Kostas Lianos

      TOP 10

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

      United boss Ole Gunnar 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

    • Kostas Lianos

      SHAW RETURNS

      Luke Shaw has linked up with Manchester United during the club's pre-season training camp in Scotland.

      Shaw was granted an extended holiday following an incredible Euro 2020 campaign with England.

      The left-back is going to play a big part in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad this coming season.

      United are also expecting Paul Pogba to join up soon while his future at the club remains uncertain.

    • Kostas Lianos

      VARANE UPDATE

      A visa issue may be preventing Raphael Varane from playing in the 2021/22 Premier League opener against bitter rivals Leeds United.

      According to the Daily Telegraph, United signed Varane on an initial £34million deal that could rise to £42m, but the transfer is being held up.

      The France international is yet to get a Visa through that allows him into the country, meaning a medical has not yet been completed and he is yet to put pen to paper on a contract.

      However there are not thought to be any major issues, it's just a matter of waiting for the paperwork to come through so the deal can finally get over the line

    • Kostas Lianos

      TRIPPIER BOOST

      Roma defender Alessandro Florenzi has been identified as a potential replacement for Kieran Trippier at Atletico Madrid.

      That is according to AS, who report that Atletico would be open to signing Florenzi, who spent last season on loan at Paris Saint-Germain.

      Manchester United are interested in signing Trippier but Atleti are reluctant to let him go.

      However, if Diego Simeone succeeds in finding a top successor then that would open the way for United to land the England international

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