Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Trippier could cost £18m, Varane switch 'closer every day', Saul Niguez boost, Sancho update

MANCHESTER-BOUND Kieran Trippier is in talks to buy Raheem Sterling's £3m Cheshire mansion, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

The defender, 30, who is on the verge of a move to Manchester United, has been chatting to Manchester City star Sterling about a possible deal for the luxury pad.

And Raphael Varane's move to Old Trafford is "edging closer every day", according to reports.

Meanwhile Jadon Sancho has passed his medical and an announcement is believed to be imminent.

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  • Thomas Blow

    GOOD MORNING UTD FANS

    Wayne Rooney reckons Jesse Lingard can battle his way into Manchester United’s starting line-up after his eye-catching West Ham loan spell.

    Rooney, 35, told Sky Sports: "Jesse is a fantastic player. He’s done excellent when he went to West Ham on loan and sometimes that’s what kick starts your career again.

    "He went through a difficult period and he got through it.

    "And his way of getting through it was going on loan, getting back to playing football again and he’s given himself a great chance of getting back in the squad at Manchester United."

    Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid are playing hardball with Manchester United over England defender Kieran Trippier.

    The former Tottenham right-back is wanted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to provide defensive cover at Old Trafford next season.

    United are ready to pay around £18million for the ex-Burnley man, 30, but Atletico boss Diego Simeone is in no rush to sell.

    So the Old Trafford outfit look like having to raise their offer if they are to land the Bury-born player.

    The Spanish champs are still waiting to hear what Trippier wants to do.

    And he may need to force the issue if he is to get his dream move back to the Premier League after two years in LaLiga.

    And finally, United are getting closer to signing Real Madrid ace Raphael Varane.

    That is according to the Manchester Evening News, who report that United are ‘inching closer every day’ towards finalising a deal for Varane.

    Talks have been very productive and the centre-back expects to join the Red Devils this summer.

    Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for a top defender to link up with Harry Maguire at the back.

  • Joe Brophy

    TRIPP ADVISOR

    Atletico Madrid are playing hardball with Manchester United over England defender Kieran Trippier.

    The former Tottenham right-back is wanted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to provide defensive cover at Old Trafford next season.

    United are ready to pay around £18million for the ex-Burnley man, 30, but Atletico boss Diego Simeone is in no rush to sell.

    So the Old Trafford outfit look like having to raise their offer if they are to land the Bury-born player.

    The Spanish champs are still waiting to hear what Trippier wants to do.

    And he may need to force the issue if he is to get his dream move back to the Premier League after two years in LaLiga.

  • Joe Brophy

    TELL TALES

    Roma have seen a loan bid for Alex Telles turned down…

  • Joe Brophy

    PRICE FOR RICE

    Declan Rice could cost Chelsea a whopping £100million should the Champions League winners make a move for the England star.

    The Athletic claim West Ham are after the megabucks fee from suitors interested in their star with Manchester United and the Blues thought to be keen.

  • Joe Brophy

    MCSAUCE

    Scott McTominay's body transformation has been hailed by fans after he returned to pre-season following his Euro exploits this summer.

  • Joe Brophy

    NO TRIP HOME

    Atletico Madrid do not want to lose Kieran Trippier during the summer transfer window.

    That is according to AS, who claim that Atletico aren’t keen to let Trippier join Manchester United or any other club for that matter.

    As it stands, the England international is not for sale and can only leave if he hands in a formal transfer request.

    Reports suggest the full-back is nevertheless keen to return to the Premier League.

  • Joe Brophy

    RAF RIDE

    Raphael Varane is set to return to Real Madrid despite being linked with Manchester United.

    That is according to Marca, who claim Varane will rejoin Real’s training complex this week for pre-season.

    However, it seems highly likely that the defender has played his last game for Los Blancos.

  • Joe Brophy

    LIN TO WIN

    Wayne Rooney reckons Jesse Lingard can battle his way into Manchester United’s starting line-up after his eye-catching West Ham loan spell.

    Rooney, 35, told Sky Sports: "Jesse is a fantastic player. He's done excellent when he went to West Ham on loan and sometimes that's what kick starts your career again.

    "He went through a difficult period and he got through it.

    “And his way of getting through it was going on loan, getting back to playing football again and he's given himself a great chance of getting back in the squad at Manchester United.”

  • Joe Brophy

    BRAZIL NUTS

    Alex Telles will need to rely on all his skills if he wants to claim the left-back spot from Luke Shaw next season.

  • Joe Brophy

    FER REAL

    Bruno Fernandes was presented with a top award in his home town of Maia after become a world-class footballer at Manchester United.

    The Portugal playmaker, 26, received the Medal of Merit from his hometown last week.

    Fernandes beamed: “Being a Mayan and being a proud person to have been born and raised here, being able to receive this medal means a lot to me.

    “It means what I’ve been doing, in addition to the dreams I’ve conquered, also makes my land proud. I hope to continue to do so.”

  • Joe Brophy

    FINAL PREP

    Manchester United are set to base themselves in Scotland ahead of the Premier League season.

    SunSport understands Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning to bring his squad north at the start of next month.

    They will base themselves in St Andrews and train at the university facilities used by Dundee United.

    The Red Devils open their Premier League campaign at home to Leeds on August 14 and their stay in Fife will allow them to put the finishing touches to their preparations.

    It’s thought Solskjaer will have all of his players who were involved in the Euros at his disposal.

  • Joe Brophy

    BANK MANAGEMENT

    Barcelona have asked four of their biggest stars – including a former Manchester United player – to take pay cuts, according to reports.

    The Catalan giants are said to have entered talks about salary reductions with ex-Red Devils ace Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, and Sergio Busquets to help them to pay Lionel Messi, say ABC.

    A personal letter has been sent to each squad member explaining the club's dire financial situation and encouraging them to take a cut, according to Sport.

    As well as the wage reductions, Barca are also reportedly looking to get rid of Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho Samuel Umtiti and Miralem Pjanic.

  • Joe Brophy

    SET IN STONE

    Arsenal are reportedly interested in West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

    Sky Sports News claims the former Manchester United youngster, 28, has emerged as a possible target for Mikel Arteta.

    The Spaniard is thought to be in the market for a new stopper as doubts grow over Bernd Leno’s Emirates future.

  • Joe Brophy

    RAV-EL OF A PLAYER

    Wayne Rooney gave Ravel Morrison a run-out in Sunday's friendly 2-1 loss to old club United.

    It was his first match since leaving ADO Den Haag as a free-agent in January.

    And although the Rams lost 2-1, Rooney was happy with Morrison's contribution during the game.

    He added: "He showed some nice touches on the pitch against United but we need to remember he hasn't played for a very, very long time.

    "So it was natural that physically he was going to tire."

  • Joe Brophy

    CLASS ACT

    Wayne Rooney reckons Ravel Morrison's bad-boy reputation precedes him and that the star is misunderstood.

    While speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: "I think with Ravel, he's very misunderstood. His ability is clear for everyone to see.

    "Since he's been with us, the standards in training have gone up.

    "There are things he does on and off the ball that I can recognise immediately.

    "That's where he's brought the levels up in training."

  • Joe Brophy

    KEANE BEAN

    He may be making a living for the things he says since retiring but here's a reminder that Roy Keane could more than back it up in his prime.

  • Joe Brophy

    NOT KOUL

    Napoli rejected a 26million bid from Manchester United for Kalidou Koulibaly.

    That is according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who claim that the Senegalese is unhappy with his club rejecting United’s offer.

    The Red Devils are looking for a highly-rated centre-back to partner Harry Maguire in defence and are closing in on Real Madrid's Raphael Varane.

  • Kostas Lianos

    VARANE RETURNS

    Raphael Varane is set to return to Real Madrid despite being linked with Manchester United.

    That is according to Marca, who claim Varane will rejoin Real's training complex this week for pre-season.

    However, it seems highly likely that the defender has played his last game for Los Blancos.

    The France international is still keen to join United, who have made immense progress in their bid to sign the 28-year-old

  • Kostas Lianos

    TRAINING CAMP SQUAD

    Manchester United have announced their squad for training camp in Surrey.

    As you can see, there are many notable absences but that is because they are still working their way back after Euro 2020.

    Goalkeepers: Nathan Bishop, Lee Grant, Tom Heaton, Matej Kovar.

    Defenders: Di'Shon Bernard, Will Fish, Teden Mengi, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams.

    Midfielders: Andreas Pereira, Ethan Galbraith, James Garner, Hannibal, Daniel James, Dylan Levitt, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Facundo Pellistri.

    Forwards: Tahith Chong, Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood, Joe Hugill, Shola Shoretire.

  • Kostas Lianos

    VAN DE BEEK SWAP

    Manchester United have offered Donny van de Beek to Barcelona.

    That is according to Mundo Deportivo, who claim that United are looking to loan Van de Beek out.

    The same report suggests that Samuel Umtiti could join the Red Devils on loan as part of the deal.

    Nevertheless, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has publicly backed the attacking midfielder to be a success at the club

  • Kostas Lianos

    YOU KANE DO THAT

    Harry Kane would “tarnish” his reputation if he refused to link up with Tottenham in pre-season training.

    That is according to Former Crystal Palace player Darren Ambrose, who responded to a recent report suggesting that Kane’s team-mates are worried that the star striker won’t join them in a bid to force a move away.

    Ambrose told talkSPORT: “You should always return, you’re under contract.

    “A gentleman’s agreement means nothing, absolutely nothing – particularly if Daniel Levy is like we know he is, he’s notoriously hard to deal with. He’d have said everything to get Kane to sign the contract initially.

    “He’s Tottenham’s main man and idolised by the supporters. I think he’ll tarnish any reputation and anything he brings to Tottenham by doing this.

    “He’s the England captain as well. I honestly can’t see him not turning up. I don’t know him personally but he seems like such a professional guy.

    “If he refused and Daniel Levy doesn’t get the offer or money that he wants, he could just say: ‘Don’t come back in then’"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    VARANE CLOSE

    Manchester United are getting closer to signing Real Madrid star Raphael Varane.

    That is according to the Manchester Evening News, who claim that United are 'inching closer every day' towards finalising a deal for Varane.

    Discussions have been very productive and the centre-back expects to join the Red Devils this summer.

    Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for a talented defender to link up with Harry Maguire at the back

  • Kostas Lianos

    STILL WAIT-INGS

    Southampton star Danny Ings is holding out for a bid from Manchester United or Manchester City.

    Ings has been on fire at Saints and was recently linked with a move to City.

    According to talkSPORT, the striker is keen to move to a bigger club but there have been no offers yet.

    However, the England international still has his sights on United and the Citizens

  • Kostas Lianos

    STILL A KEEPER

    Manchester United 'firmly rebuffed' Wolves' bid for Dean Henderson.

    That is according to The Athletic, who claim that Bruno Lage's side were keen on signing Henderson on loan.

    However, the Red Devils didn't entertain that offer at all and look set to have both the England international as well as David de Gea fight out for the No1 spot.

    Tom Heaton also joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side but as a third-choice keeper.

    Besides, Wolves signed Jose Sa from Olympiacos who will replace Rui Patricio between the sticks

  • Kostas Lianos

    SAUL SEARCHING

    Manchester United are in "advanced" negotiations for Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez.

    That is according to Mundo Deportivo reporter Francesc Aguilar, who claims Saul's agent Jonathan Barnett is making progress with United.

    Meanwhile, Atletico and Barcelona find themselves in a stalemate regarding a potential swap involving the midfielder and Antoine Griezmann.

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