Man Utd transfer news: Sancho Ballon d'Or clause REJECTED by Dortmund, 'Ronaldo for Pogba SWAP', Saul Niguez latest

CRISTIANO RONALDO could make a stunning return to Old Trafford this summer, according to reports.

The deal could reportedly be a swap for Paul Pogba, who has refused to be drawn on speculation regarding his future at Man Utd.

We've the very latest on Jadon Sancho as Dortmund rejected a Ballon d'Or clause in United's proposal, as well as an update on Saul Niguez.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    RON THE PAUL

    Manchester United may swap star midfielder Paul Pogba for Juventus stars Cristiano Ronaldo or Paulo Dybala this summer.

    That is according to Tuttosport, who report Juve would be willing to part with Ronaldo or Dybala in exchange for Pogba.

    That is because the Bianconeri cannot afford the sort of transfer fee that the Red Devils would demand for the France international.

    Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has been in Italy for meetings this week, with the 36-year-old talisman's future on the agenda

  • Kostas Lianos

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Manchester United's alleged bid to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho continues to gather pace, with the German giants reportedly rejecting a proposed Ballon d'Or clause.

    The two clubs are expected to agree a fee in due course – and that will be good news for Manchester City's bank balance as they are believed to receive a 15 per cent sell-on fee.

    United's alleged pursuit of Kieran Trippier also remains in the news, although club legend Rio Ferdinand has told them NOT to sign the England star.

    Ferdinand told the Metro: "He wouldn't be my choice, if I'm honest, but I see the qualities he has."

    And the Red Devils are believed to be interested in signing £68m-rated Saul Niquez from Atletico Madrid but face competition from Chelsea, Juventus and Bayern Munich.

    Donny van de Beek, meanwhile, could be on his way out of Old Trafford as Arsenal have reportedly enquired about the midfielder.

    And Paul Pogba has refused to rule out a move, telling the press: "I have one year left on my contract, everyone knows that."

    But one player that seems likely to stay is Jesse Lingard as SunSport understands he wants to fight for his place in the team next term.

  • Thomas Blow

    EXCLUSIVE – LING LONGS TO RETURN

    Jesse Lingard has held a candid meeting with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and told him: My heart still belongs to Manchester.

    The 28-year-old spent the second half of the season on loan at West Ham, where he was such a hit that he went from Old Trafford outcast to an England return.

    Although the Hammers would love to make the move permanent – and the player himself still hasn’t totally ruled it out – he would far prefer to stay in the north west.

    And he told United manager Solskjaer exactly that when they had a frank meeting recently to discuss the striker’s future.

    Lingard accepted he had to leave Old Trafford in the short-term if he wanted first team football and was an instant success at West Ham.

    He hit nine goals in 16 games, won an England recall after two years and only narrowly missed out on a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Euros.

    But despite also having an excellent relationship with Hammers boss David Moyes, he has admitted to friends his big hope is to rebuild his United career.

  • Thomas Blow

    JOSE MOURINHO COLUMN

    Jude Bellingham is going to have a major role to play for England in this tournament, I am convinced of it.

    And while it’s very dangerous to compare players – especially when you compare them with top, top performers – I do think Bellingham has something of Frank Lampard about him.

    Click here to read Jose Mourinho's column

  • Thomas Blow

    RAPHAEL VARANE LATEST

    Real Madrid are ‘willing to sell Raphael Varane for around £52million’ to Manchester United this summer.

    The defender, who is currently with the French squad preparing for Euro 2020, is about to enter the final 12 months of his contract.

    Varane, 28, has enjoyed a glittering decade at the Bernabeu but he has so far failed to show a strong desire to sign an extension.

    A host of clubs have been linked with the ace, including the Red Devils and Premier League rivals Chelsea.

    And Spanish show El Partidazo de COPE report that Real would be willing to listen to offers for Varane now and have set their asking price rather than risk losing him for nothing in 2022.

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is closing in on the signing of England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, is also determined to land a centre-half over the close-season.

    And Varane is believed to be his No1 target to partner captain Harry Maguire at the back next term.

  • Thomas Blow

    RED HOT ROM

    Romelu Lukaku has now scored TWENTY goals in his last 15 competitive appearances for Belgium.

    Incredible to think United let him go to Inter Milan two years ago!

  • Thomas Blow

    UNITED THOUGHTS WITH ERIKSEN

    Manchester United have sent a classy message to Christian Eriksen after he collapsed during Denmark's Euro 2020 match against Finland.

    The Inter Milan star needed several minutes of CPR but is now awake and stable in hospital.

  • Thomas Blow

    JADON SANCHO LATEST

    Borussia Dortmund have reportedly rejected Manchester United’s proposed Ballon d’Or clause in any deal for Jadon Sancho.

    SunSport revealed this week that the Red Devils have agreed personal terms with the England winger, worth £350,000-a-week over five years.

    Borussia Dortmund are insisting United increase their offer of £61million to £78m, with a further £10m in add-ons, but this is expected to happen.

    United expect the deal to go through smoothly after a summer of wrangling last year when they refused to meet the German club’s £110m price.

    According to the Athletic, the last part of the transfer is largely down to bonuses with Dortmund keen on realistically achievable add-ons.

    The Bundesliga giants are said to be seeking instalments that are based on club income via team success rather than individual awards.

    That has caused Dortmund to reject United’s Ballon d’Or clause that would have been triggered if Sancho finished in the top three in the annual gong.

  • Thomas Blow

    'I LOVE YOU'

    Belgium are currently beating Russia 2-0 in their Euro 2020 match.

    The first goal came courtesy of ex-United striker Romelu Lukaku, who had a special message for his Inter Milan teammate Christian Eriksen as he celebrated.

    The midfielder collapsed during Denmark's game against Finland this evening.

    He required several minutes of CPR on the pitch but is now awake and stable in hospital.

  • Thomas Blow

    DONNY VAN DE BEEK UPDATE

    Arsenal have reportedly contacted Man Utd over a possible move to sign Donny van de Beek.

    Mikel Arteta is in the market to sign a new midfielder with the likes of Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira all likely to leave.

    And with Van de Beek struggling for game time at Old Trafford, it has been said that the Gunners would be keen to lure him to North London.

    According to 90min, Arsenal have been in touch with the Red Devils to see if they would be prepared to part ways with him.

    And they have requested United to keep them updated on his situation at the club.

  • Thomas Blow

    D’OH

    Matt Doherty has defended ex-United boss Jose Mourinho and believes the players did not do enough to prevent his dismissal from Tottenham.

    The Portuguese manager, who is SunSport’s football expert for the Euros, was sacked after 17 months in charge at the Tottenham Stadium.

    He won 45 out of 86 games and was let go just days before Spurs’ Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City.

    Despite failing to make Spurs better Doherty has sympathy for Mourinho, and suggests the squad let down their former boss.

    Doherty told Sky Sports: “He was only there for 18 months. If it was three or four years, it could be a different conversation, but we just weren’t getting the results for him.

    “The manager is always the one to lose his job, but as players, we were the ones on the pitch and we weren’t able to get the results for him, which was a shame because he’s one of the best managers ever.”

  • Thomas Blow

    KANE & ABLE

    Harry Kane has designed his perfect footballer using the attributes of some of the biggest names in the sport.

    The Tottenham striker may be the source of England's hope for the Euros but he is still envious of his fellow professionals.

    And the attributes Kane has highlighted gives an insight into the strengths he wishes to add to his game.

    As quoted by respected Spanish newspaper AS, Kane shared the characteristics players would want to have, saying: "Pogba's ability, Reus's fantastic free-kicks, Saúl's perfect driving, Piatek's intuition and Donnarumma's size."

  • Thomas Blow

    ICYMI – SAUL OVER IT

    Chelsea are reportedly ready to rival Manchester United in the chase for Saul Niguez as Atletico Madrid lower their asking price to £68million.

    The Premier League pair are joined by PSG, Juventus and Bayern Munich in tracking the highly rated midfielder.

    He is highly rated at Atletico, but due to financial strains amid the coronavirus pandemic, they are open to selling him.

    According to Mundo Deportivo, Niguez has release clause of £130m with his contract expiring in 2016.

    But Atletico will listen to offers of around £68m and Juventus are said to be the most interested.

  • Thomas Blow

    KING'S RANSOM

    Manchester United target Kingsley Coman reportedly wants to quit Bayern Munich this summer.

    RMC Sport claim that the French winger has chosen to reject a contract extension with the Bundesliga giants because the proposed salary is too low.

    The report adds that Coman – whose current deal runs until 2023 – has been offered £10million a year to stay at Bayern.

    But that is still below the £14.5m fellow winger Leroy Sane has been raking in annually since his move from Manchester City.

    And Coman is said to be using his German teammate's salary as a benchmark in negotiations having recorded better stats on the field.

    The 24-year-old was also reportedly left upset by Bayern's decision not to award him the iconic No10 shirt.

  • Thomas Blow

    ASH AND BURN

    Burnley are eyeing a shock move for former Manchester United and England ace Ashley Young, it's been claimed.

    The 35-year-old was most recently plying his trade in Italy with Serie A champions Inter Milan.

    Young's contract with the Nerazzurri, however, recently expired and has prompted a number of teams to contemplate acquiring his services.

    And according to reports, Burnley are one of the sides eager to snap up the wingback.

    The Mirror claims Clarets chief Sean Dyche wants to bring in a replacement for the recently-released Robbie Brady and is 'keen' on signing Young.

  • Thomas Blow

    DANNIT

    More now on Dan James, who was shocked to substituted in Wales' 1-1 draw with Switzerland at Euro 2020.

    He certainly did not expect to come off shortly after Wales scored, pointing at his shirt and appearing to ask ‘me?’ as he trudged off.

    The evidently annoyed 23-year-old shook his head but also shook the hand of both his replacement and manager while departing.

  • Thomas Blow

    SLICK CITY

    Manchester City are set to pocket £11million this summer, if Jadon Sancho moves to rivals Manchester United.

    The Borussia Dortmund star left the Etihad for Germany back in 2017, turning down a £30,000-a-week deal at just 17 in the hunt for first-team football.

    Now 21, SunSport has revealed that Sancho is set for a return to the North West with City's fierce rivals United.

    But while the Sky Blues will have to watch one of their own cross the divide, they will at least profit financially.

    According to the Mirror, Dortmund included a 15 per cent sell on clause in the deal that initially took Sancho to Germany.

  • Thomas Blow

    75 MINS FOR JAMES

    Daniel James started Wales' 1-1 draw against Switzerland at Euro 2020.

    The 23-year-old had a solid game for his country, playing some neat balls into the box and causing problems down the left with his pace.

    He looked disappointed to be substituted in the 75th minute for Bournemouth star David Brooks but can be pleased with a good shift.

    Wales' next game is against Turkey in Baku on Wednesday, June 16.

  • Jake Lambourne

    TARTAN BARMY

    Man Utd hero Patrice Evra has thrown his support behind Scotland ahead of their Euro 2020 opener by sharing a bizarre video of himself wearing a kilt and playing the bagpipes.

    The retired Frenchman shared the clip of himself dancing in a full Scottish get-up and pretending to play the bagpipes with his 7.6million Instagram followers on Saturday.

    And in further homage to the Scots, the former full-back had Flower of Scotland playing in the background.

    The eccentric star ends the clip by lifting his kilt to reveal a joke bum, with the words I Love This Game.

    Evra's accompanying caption read: "LORD EVRA thank you to all my #scottish people #ilovethisgame #positive4evra #lordevra #scotland."

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  • Jake Lambourne

    NOU DEAL

    Barcelona are set to offer Man Utd target Ilaix Moriba a new contract, according to reports.

    In a season which didn't bring Barca fans much joy, the emergence of Moriba is one thing to celebrate.

    The 18-year-old played a big role this season, making 18 first team appearances across all competitions.

    And he managed to find the back of the net once, whilst also providing three assists.

    According to Spanish outlet Marca, Barca will sit down with the teenager next week to offer him a three or four-year deal.

    Moriba's current contract expires in the summer of 2022.

    Ilaix Moriba celebrates with idol Lionel Messi
  • Jake Lambourne

    RESILIENT REDS

    Watch the first episode of Man Utd's new series 'Resilient Reds' below.

  • Jake Lambourne

    BLUE BLOOD

    Man Utd summer target Jadon Sancho has admitted that grew up a Chelsea fan.

    The Borussia Dortmund and England ace also revealed that he idolised Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba growing up.

    Speaking to talkSPORT, Camberwell-born Sancho said: "I was a Chelsea fan growing up, I can’t lie.

    “Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard were my favourite players at the time.

    “I just love Frank Lampard and how he played his game; he was so direct and so composed on the ball.

    “I like things like that.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    ON THE PAUL

    Paul Pogba has remained coy when addressing rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

    He said: "Contacts with Paris? I have an agent that deals with all that

    "I don’t have Nasser [Al-Khelaifi]’s number.

    “My only thought, now, is the Euros. I’m focused.

    "I’ve got more experience than before. I’m focused on the present, the Euros.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    MOY BUENO

    West Ham have announced that former Man Utd manager David Moeys has signed new three-year contract.

    There had been speculation leading the Scotsman with a return to Everton.

    Commenting on his new contract, he said: "I am delighted to have committed my future to West Ham United

    “This is where I want to be and I’m happy. I’m excited to be given this opportunity to build on what we all have already achieved here.

    "The owners and I are fully aligned with how we want to keep developing and improving the football club.

    “The Board and everyone at the Club have been fantastic to work with, giving me great support and I feel that we are all united in what we want to achieve in the coming years and how we might be able to achieve those things.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    PAUL OF DUTY

    Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba has refused to rule out a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

    The World Cup winner has one year left on his contract at the Theatre of Dreams.

    Commenting on his future, he said: "I have one year left on my contract, everyone knows that.

    "There have been no concrete proposals for extensions. I'm still in Manchester.

    "After the season there was the vacation, so I didn't sit down with the managers and coach. I'm focused on the Euros."

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