Man Utd transfer news LIVE: United make contact with Goretzka agents, Pogba linked with PSG move, Trippier fee £18m

MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Paul Pogba is reportedly close to agreeing a deal to move to PSG this summer.

Kieran Trippier, however, is one player the Red Devils are trying to bring in to the club, and he could cost upwards of £18m.

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

Meanwhile Jadon Sancho has passed his medical and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed his announcement is imminent.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    SON OF A GUN

    Man Utd superstar Mason Greenwood has named his toughest opponent he has ever faced.

    And it may come as a surprise to most football fans.

    When asked who the toughest opponent he has faced is, Greenwood replied: “I’ve probably got to say, it might be a surprising one, but do you know [Joe] Bryan, the one for Fulham?

    “He allowed me no space, no time on the ball, when we played them home and away. It was one of my most difficult games for us. 

    “He’s one you probably wouldn’t think I’d say his name, but he was getting tight to me and not giving me much space.

    “He was a good defender and he was probably my toughest challenge.”

  • Thomas Blow

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    SunSport can exclusively reveal Man Utd are lining up German star Leon Goretzka amid mounting fears they will be forced to sell Paul Pogba.

    The Red Devils are preparing the prospect of £89million record signing Pogba quitting United for a SECOND time.

    His Old Trafford contract expires in summer 2022 and he has given no indication as yet that he is willing to commit to a new one.

    And Goretzka, 26, is currently at a similar stand-off over his future with Bayern Munich.

    The former Schalke ace could be available on a free transfer in a year’s time or – if there is no resolution – may have to be sold for a knockdown fee this summer.

    Meanwhile, Man Utd star Mason Greenwood has named Fulham’s Joe Bryan as his toughest-ever opponent.

    Greenwood said: "I’ve probably got to say, it might be a surprising one, but do you know [Joe] Bryan, the one for Fulham?

    "He allowed me no space, no time on the ball, when we played them home and away. It was one of my most difficult games for us.

    "He’s one you probably wouldn’t think I’d say his name, but he was getting tight to me and not giving me much space.

    "He was a good defender and he was probably my toughest challenge."

    Finally, Kevin De Bruyne is the bookies’ favourite to win PFA Player of the Year for a THIRD successive season.

    Man United star Bruno Fernandes is third on the list from Sky Bet.

    And new Red Devil Jadon Sancho is sixth-favourite.

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY MARTIN BLACKBURN

    Man Utd are lining up German star Leon Goretzka amid mounting fears they will be forced to sell Paul Pogba.

    The Red Devils are preparing the prospect of £89million record signing Pogba quitting United for a SECOND time.

    His Old Trafford contract expires in summer 2022 and he has given no indication as yet that he is willing to commit to a new one.

    And Goretzka, 26, is currently at a similar stand-off over his future with Bayern Munich.

    The former Schalke ace could be available on a free transfer in a year’s time or – if there is no resolution – may have to be sold for a knockdown fee this summer.

  • Anthony Chapman

    DRINK IT IN

    Fulham defender Joe Bryan was left stunned after Mason Greenwood named him as his 'toughest opponent'.

    Greenwood said: "I’ve probably got to say, it might be a surprising one, but do you know [Joe] Bryan, the one for Fulham?

    "He was a good defender and he was probably my toughest challenge."

    Bryan has reacted to the admission – with hilarity.

    He commented on a Sportbible post of Greenwood's comment with: "What's he been drinking then."

  • Anthony Chapman

    GOR BLIMEY

    Man United are standout favourites to sign Leon Goretzka.

    That's according to Betfair, who've priced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side at 6/4 to lure the Bayern Munich midfielder to Old Trafford.

    However, there are plenty of interested parties also considering an approach with PSG, Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal all featuring in the latest betting market.

    Leon Goretzka next club – Betfair odds

    • Manchester United – 6/4
    • Barcelona – 6/1
    • Chelsea – 6/1
    • Paris Saint-Germain – 9/1
    • Arsenal – 10/1
    • Manchester City – 10/1
    • Borussia Dortmund – 15/1

    ALMOST A RAP

    Raphael Varane wants to seal his move to Manchester United before he returns to Real Madrid training later this week, according to AS.

    If the deal can be sewn up before he is due to return to the Spanish side then he will be able to join straight up with Man Utd.

    It is thought that neither club are in a hurry to complete the transfer, but Varane is hoping it can be done swiftly.

    Man Utd are said to be offering a fee in the region of £43million but Madrid are holding out for a sum in excess of £50m.

    IRON BRU

    Kevin De Bruyne is the bookies’ favourite to win PFA Player of the Year for a THIRD successive season.

    Man United star Bruno Fernandes is third in the list from Sky Bet.

    And new Red Devil Jadon Sancho is sixth-favourite.

    However, unless Arsenal can pull off a shock deal for Jack Grealish, there are NO Gunners players in the top 17.

    PFA Player of the Year – Sky Bet odds

    • Kevin De Bruyne 5/1
    • Harry Kane 9/1
    • Bruno Fernandes 10/1
    • Mohamed Salah 11/1
    • Raheem Sterling 11/1
    • Jadon Sancho 12/1
    • Jack Grealish 14/1
    • Mason Mount 16/1
    • Diogo Jota 18/1
    • Kai Havertz 18/1
    • Riyad Mahrez 18/1
    • Joao Cancelo 20/1
    • Phil Foden 20/1
    • Sadio Mane 20/1
    • Timo Werner 20/1
    • Virgil van Dijk 20/1
    • Ruben Dias 22/1

    BRYAN MIGHTY

    Man Utd star Mason Greenwood has named Fulham’s Joe Bryan as his toughest-ever opponent.

    Greenwood said: "I’ve probably got to say, it might be a surprising one, but do you know [Joe] Bryan, the one for Fulham?

    "He allowed me no space, no time on the ball, when we played them home and away. It was one of my most difficult games for us.

    "He’s one you probably wouldn’t think I’d say his name, but he was getting tight to me and not giving me much space.

    "He was a good defender and he was probably my toughest challenge."

    NEVER SAY NEVES

    Man United are now odds-on favourites to sign Wolves star Ruben Neves ahead of Arsenal.

    That's according to bookmakers Sky Bet, who've slashed their odds on the Portuguese midfielder after a flurry of activity in the betting market.

    Check out the odds on Neves’ next club below.

    • Anthony Chapman

      TALKING HEADS

      PSG are set to give Manchester United a big dilemma over Paul Pogba’s future.

      The 2018 World Cup winner’s agent Mino Raiola has already discussed personal terms with the French giants.

      And if they follow it with a sizeable bid, it would severely test the resolve of the Red Devils to keep their 28-year-old star.

      Pogba has 12 months remaining on his £290,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford and has yet to indicate he wants to sign a new one.

      So United must accept they will lose him for nothing next summer, or accept a cut-price bid for the midfielder before the transfer deadline in six weeks.

    • Anthony Chapman

      TRIPP AWAY

      England hero Kieran Trippier is enjoying a well-earned holiday in Ibiza with his wife and family after a busy summer.

      The 30-year-old helped the Three Lions reach the final of Euro 2020, losing an agonising penalty shootout to Italy.

      And ahead of a potential £18million move from Atletico Madrid to Man United, Trippier is having a much-needed rest.

    • Anthony Chapman

      TALE OF TWO CITIES

      Footballers dream of playing for the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona during their career – but few get the chance.

      A fortunate handful have played for both, but not many have impressed at Old Trafford AND the Nou Camp.

      Here, SunSport analyses their performances and considers which club got the most out of their respective talents.

      CHECK OUT THE PLAYERS HERE

    • Anthony Chapman

      ROJO SEES RED

      Former Manchester United star Marcos Rojo appeared to punch a security guard before grabbing a fire extinguisher during Boca Juniors' crazy riot on Tuesday night.

      The Argentine side crashed out of the Copa Libertadores following a 3-1 penalty shootout loss away to Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro.

      After the game, Boca players rioted in the tunnel and changing rooms – spending a night in jail for their brutal antics.

      Now a video has surfaced which appear to show Rojo in the thick of it.

      Boca spend night at police station after RIOTING, ‘attacking cops and threatening Atletico Mineiro chief with IRON BAR’

    • Joshua Mbu

      BAIL STORM

      Aston Villa are reportedly plotting a bid for Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey, writes MARC MAYO.

      The winger, 23, hit 15 goals last season while helping the Bundesliga side qualify for the Europa League.

      But, with two years left on his contract, the German side may be ready to cash in with a bid of £30million said to be enough to tempt a sale.

      According to the Mail, ambitious Villa are confident that they can complete a deal for Bailey.

      Manchester United and Arsenal have both previously been linked with the player, along with Tottenham and AC Milan.

    • Joshua Mbu

      NEV NABBED

      Man Utd have leapfrogged over Arsenal in the race to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves. 

      Wolves are reportedly willing to part ways with the midfielder for just £35million, according to talkSPORT.

      Credit: GETTY IMAGES
    • Joshua Mbu

      GOR BLIMEY

      Man Utd are interested in signing highly rated Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka.

      According to reputable journalist Christian Falk, United have already spoken to Goretzka's agent.

      And specific salary figures have been discussed.

    • Joshua Mbu

      VAR-Y CLASS

      Raphael Varane surprised a group of kids by visiting an amateur French football club while on holiday, writes JOSHUA JONES.

      The Manchester United target rocked up at seventh-tier AC Cambrai during his time off and posed for photos with the youngsters.

      Varane came through the youth ranks at RC Lens, a 45-minute drive away in North-East France, before joining Real Madrid in 2011. 

      According to Get French Football News, the defender spent nearly two hours at Cambrai on Monday.

      The club, founded in 1919, play at the 2,000-seater Stade de la Liberte in the Hauts-de France region.

      They reached the last 64 of Coupe de France in 2006-07, losing 4-1 to Ligue 1 giants Marseille. 

    • Joshua Mbu

      READYING AND WILLING

      Brandon Williams can play at both left-back and right-back.

      But in pre-season training, he's showing he can play in between the sticks!

    • Joshua Mbu

      RAP IT UP

      Man Utd are keen on Real Madrid's Raphael Varane.

      And Varane is reportedly very keen to join Man Utd this summer for a fee just over £50million.

    • Joshua Mbu

      HAMMER TIME

      West Ham are still favourites to clinch Jesse Lingard's signature, writes JAMES ANDERSON.

      That's according to bookmakers Sky Bet, who've priced the Hammers at 4/6 to sign the Manchester United attacker.

      Lingard enjoyed a phenomenal loan spell at the London Stadium last season.

      The 28-year-old scored nine goals and provided five assists in 16 appearances to help David Moyes' side qualify for Europe.

      His profitable loan spell also earned him a recall to Gareth Southgate's England squad for fixtures against Austria and Romania.

    • Joshua Mbu

      OLE'S AT THE WHEEL

      Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is one of the highest paid managers in the Premier League.

      But Man City's Pep Guardiola tops the list earning a whopping £20million-per-year.

      surprisingly, Leeds' Marcelo Bielsa is on the list, coming in at fourth – earning £8m-per-year.

    • Joshua Mbu

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      ALMOST A RAP

      Raphael Varane wants to seal his move to Manchester United before he returns to Real Madrid training later this week, writes DYLAN TERRY.

      The 28-year-old centre-back is currently negotiating a deal with the Premier League giants in what would be one of the biggest signings of the summer.

      And according to AS, Varane is keen to tie up the transfer before he returns to Real Madrid for the start of pre-season training in the next few days.

      If the deal can be sewn up before he is due to return to the Spanish side then he will be able to join straight up with Man Utd.

      It is thought that neither club are in a hurry to complete the transfer, but Varane is hoping it can be done swiftly.

      Man Utd are said to be offering a fee in the region of £43million but Madrid are holding out for a sum in excess of £50m.

      OFF-PITCH ACTIVITIES

      Marcus Rashford has called out the Spectator.

      The forward called out the magazine on Twitter after learning they were going to run a story suggesting he benefitted commercially during the past 18 months that covered the Covid-19 pandemic.

      Rashford wrote: “Just heard @spectator are planning to run a story on me tomorrow about how I have benefited commercially in the last 18 months…

      "To clarify, I don’t need to partner with brands. I partner because I want to progress the work I do off the pitch and…(1)

      “Most of any fee I would receive contributes to that. Last summer, 1.3M children had access to food support, through my relationship with Burberry children have a safe place to be after school where they will be fed, following the November investment…(2)

      “Vulnerable children have safe places to go this summer holiday, and due to my relationship with Macmillan 80,000 children now have a book to call their own.

      “Do I have a larger commercial appeal following the U-turns? I’m sure. (3)

      “But I’m also a Manchester United and England international footballer. Why has there always got to be a motive? Why can’t we just do the right thing? (4)”.

      JLINGZ

      Watch as Jesse Lingard scores a spectacular solo goal in Man Utd training!

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