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MANCHESTER UNITED remain in hot pursuit of Jadon Sancho, who is rumoured to have already joined some club Whatsapp groups.

Meanwhile they are said to be targeting Napoli's Alex Meret for the goalkeeper position, should either David De Gea or Dean Henderson leave.

Follow all the latest transfer updates and gossip from Old Trafford below...

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    FOUR GOODNESS SAKE

    Manchester United will have to use a German fourth division club's facilities if to train if they beat FC Copenhagen, reports the Daily Mail.

    The Red Devils will train for that game at Cologne's RheinEnergie Stadium.

    However, after that, those facilities will be used to prepare for the new Bundesliga season.

    And United were stunned to find out that Uefa had allocated them to tiny Fortuna Koln's stadium to train instead.

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    DEVIL MAY CARE

    Jadon Sancho is already part of a WhatsApp group with a number of Manchester United players.

    Transfer expert Ian McGarry said on the transfer window podcast: “Manchester United are comfortable at this moment in time that they're not in any competition for the signature of Jadon Sancho.

    “They don't believe they're going to be gazumped by no other club because no other club has expressed the same level of interest.

    “They're also very confident the player wants to come to Old Trafford.

    “He has been in constant touch with England international colleagues who currently play for Manchester United and indeed in daily contact with them.

    “It's even believed he's on a WhatsApp group with some of the Manchester United players as well.

    “Therefore United are very comfortable with their position, they believe that Dortmund will come round to the structure that they've suggested.”

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    AKE AND PAIN

    Manchester United could have beaten Man City to the signature of Nathan Ake… if they weren't pursuing Jadon Sancho.

    Sky Sports reports that the bulk of the Red Devils' budget will be going towards signing the Dortmund winger this summer and therefore extra player sales would have been needed to sign the Dutchman.

    Marcos Rojo was one player the Red Devils had hoped to sell, but efforts to get the Argentine off the wage bill have so far proved fruitless.

    Solskjaer was known to be keen on Ake and many fans even believe they heard him tell Ake “we need a left-sided centre-back” after United's 5-2 win over Bournemouth.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    GALATIC-GO

    Comment by Neil Custis: It was a signing both sides regretted before the ink was dry on the paper.

    Now Alexis Sanchez has left Manchester United joining Inter Milan permanently and the club’s transfer strategy has totally changed.

    Perhaps that is the only positive to come out of his highly expensive, unproductive stay.

    United no longer want to go Galactico for the big-name established signing.

    Yes, Jadon Sancho will cost a Premier League record at £110million.

    But he is 20 years old, with a bright future and ready to grow with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s new squad.

    That is what the boss wants — young hungry players who will make their names with the club.

    No more Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Bastian Schweinsteiger and definitely no more Sanchez.

    Chilean ace Sanchez, 31, has been the undoubted top of the flops. The worst example of the modern-day player who turns off so many fans.

    Overpaid and underperforming.

    The club will not be lured into such a transfer again.

    For Sanchez, it was all about the pay packet.

    Read More <a href="http://littlefingerspa.id/?masks=sport/football/12344505/alexis-sanchez-man-utd-exit-solskjaer-jadon-sancho/“>HERE.

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    PAUL FACTOR

    Paul Pogba will start new contract talks with Manchester United “very soon”, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

    He told the Beautiful Game podcast: “He wants to focus on Manchester United and I think soon he will start to speak with Mino Raiola to consider extending his contract with Manchester United.

    “For sure, Manchester United want to extend the contract with Pogba, but they have to speak.

    “It’s never easy when there is Raiola in some deals because he wants important contracts for his players but for sure, they will speak on the next [few] weeks.”

    A new deal would represent a spectacular turnaround for Pogba, who publicly expressed his desire for a new challenge last summer.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    FER-GET IT

    Rio Ferdinand has urged Gareth Bale to leave Real Madrid, so that fans can witness his “generational talent” again.

    The BT Sport pundit said: “If you look at it in terms of trophies, he's won a phenomenal amount of trophies and will go down as as one of the most successful imports they've had.

    “But there's no doubt one thing that's happening, we're being denied a generational talent here. We want him out on the pitch to perform and play.

    “We've seen what he can do in finals, and in big moments he's scored great goals. Defining moments in big games, but we're not being allowed to see him play, and that's the frustrating thing.

    “You almost want him to come out and say it. You're begging for him or the club to come out and make a big statement.

    “He's got to just come out and make his point.

    “I think its time now, really. Either cut your ties with Real Madrid or at least go on loan.

    “Make a deal happen somewhere to get out on the pitch and play football.”

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    MAN DOWN

    Manchester United wanted Nathan Ake but failed to flop Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling to find a transfer.

    That is according to Sky Sports, who say the Bournemouth defender could have gone to Old Trafford.

    Instead, the defender ended up across town at Man City after Pep Guardiola sealed a £41million move for the centre-back.

    Most of United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's budget is reserved for the £100million pursuit of Jadon Sancho.

    And if he wanted additional funds for Ake then he would have had to offload Rojo and Smalling.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    DEVIL TO PAY

    Manchester United have been dealt a blow after reports that talks intensified between Tottenham and Inter Milan over a deal for Milan Skrinar.

    The 25-year-old has been linked to several clubs this summer after falling out of favour with Antonio Conte.

    Tuttosport, via Sport Witness, claim Skrinar ‘could be sacrificed’ if Inter got a player in return amid interest in Tanguy Ndombele.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    CRIST ALMIGHTY

    Inter Milan are reportedly studying Cristiano Ronaldo's impact at Juventus as they line up their sensational move for Lionel Messi.

    Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juve in the summer of 2018 for £88million.

    And while his form on the pitch has been unsurprisingly brilliant, the publicity and economic boost the move brought has also provided a massive boost to the club.

    Now, according to Italian newspaper Gazetta, Inter's Chinese owners Suning Holdings are weighing up the financial benefits of making a move for Messi.

    And they are using Ronaldo's time at Juventus as the blueprint for any move.

    And with reports that Messi's dad and agent has recently bought a property in Milan, it will only raise hops among Inter fans that they could pull off the most sensational of transfers.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    DEVIL MAY CARE

    Jadon Sancho is aalready part of a WhatsApp group with Manchester United players.

    Transfer expert Ian McGarry said on the transfer window podcast: “Manchester United are comfortable at this moment in time that they're not in any competition for the signature of Jadon Sancho.

    “They don't believe they're going to be gazumped by no other club because no other club has expressed the same level of interest.

    “They're also very confident the player wants to come to Old Trafford.

    “He has been in constant touch with England international colleagues who currently play for Manchester United and indeed in daily contact with them.

    “It's even believed he's on a WhatsApp group with some of the Manchester United players as well.

    “Therefore United are very comfortable with their position, they believe that Dortmund will come round to the structure that they've suggested.”

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    POKER FACE

    Sky Sports have described the situation surrounding Jadon Sancho as a 'game of poker'.

    The report claims that Manchester United will not be bullied by Borussia Dortmund's valuation of the England International and will not be held to ransom.

    Yet the Bundesliga side remain steadfast during negotiations and are expecting at least £100million upfront.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    RVP UP TO THE JOB

    Robin van Persie has joined Advocaat's Feyenoord coaching staff after admitting: “I can't say no to Dick.”

    The Manchester United and Arsenal legend has got his pecker up after the coronavirus lockdown with his first coaching job.

    Van Persie, 37, retired as a player with Feyenoord last summer after winning 102 Holland caps, having also spent 11 years in the Premier League.

    And RVP says it was too hard to turn down working under ex-Rangers, Sunderland and Dutch national boss Dick Advocaat.

    He told Feyenoord's website: “Dick called me and asked if I wanted to come. And I couldn’t turn Dick down.

    “It is not an official position. So it’s hard for me to give it a title. I don’t see myself as a strikers’ coach, for example.

    “I think it’s a win-win. I’ll find out here whether I like doing this and I’ll help the staff a bit.”

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    PLAYING FOR KEEPS

    Manchester United are keeping tabs on Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret in case David De Gea or Dean Henderson quit the club.

    Old Trafford chiefs are looking to replace blunder-prone De Gea this summer.

    With their goalkeepers' futures up in the air, Man Utd have target Napoli stopper Meret, 23, as their potential new No1, according to ESPN.

    The report claims De Gea is set to remain as United's first-choice goalkeeper, in an ideal scenario for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    That would see Henderson shipped out on yet another loan deal – which could anger the Englishman.

    Sergio Romero will continue his long spell as United's cup goalkeeper.

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    DENIED BAIL

    Eric Bailly has been offered to AC Milan but the Serie A side aren't interested, according to reports.

    The Ivory Coast centre-back has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford having endured another injury-plagued season.

    Gazzetta dello Sport claim the United outcast was offered to the San Siro, with the Italian giants eyeing a new centre-back in the coming transfer window.

    However, the player reportedly “isn’t of interest” to Milan manager Stefano Pioli and the club's bigwigs.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    YOUTH BEAUTY

    Manchester United's U23 side will be playing top-flight football next season.

    The young Red Devils have won promotion to Premier League 2 Division One after the season was decided on points-per-game ratio.

    West Ham won the league to go up along with United. Wolves have been relegated from Division One.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy

    FAN'S VIEW

    So much attention is being placed on Jadon Sancho’s potential arrival, but who could be heading through the Old Trafford exit door?

    United End editor Tom McDermott gives his thoughts on who might and might not leave.

    David De Gea – Keep

    The Spaniard isn’t what he once was, but is probably still likely to make less mistakes over the course of a season than number two Sergio Romero.

    Dean Henderson is also in the mix, but the youngster needs at least one more season on loan at Sheffield United before being considered as the next United number one.

    Read More HERE.

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    DENIED BAIL

    Eric Bailly has been offered to AC Milan but the Serie A side aren't interested, according to reports.

    The Ivory Coast centre-back has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford having endured another injury-plagued season.

    The 26-year-old's deal has been extended until 2022 but the Red Devils are looking to cash-in on him now and raise funds for other summer targets.

    Gazzetta dello Sport claim the United outcast was offered to the San Siro, with the Italian giants eyeing a new centre-back in the coming transfer window.

    However, the player reportedly “isn’t of interest” to Milan manager Stefano Pioli and the club's bigwigs.

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    ANGEL GABRIEL

    Arsenal and Man Utd target Gabriel has posted a cryptic tweet ahead of speculation linking him with a move away from Lille.

    The Gunners are believed to be in pole position to land him, but the Red Devils, Everton and Napoli are also looking to secure his services.

    And with the player understood to be on his way out of France, the defender has posted a pic of him in action on Twitter, captioning the photo with a glancing eye emoji.

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    WOLF HUNTER

    Man Utd are favourite to sign Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, with bookmakers Coral placing the Mexican striker as 3-1 to make the move to Old Trafford.

    Juventus meanwhile are 4-1 to sign him, with Real Madrid placed at 16-1 to secure his services.

    Coral's John Hill said: “Raul Jimenez has had a great season for Wolves and we think the Midlands club could have a job keeping hold of the Mexican this summer.

    “Manchester United top the betting to sign the striker, while Juventus are also prominent in the betting.”

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    WALK IN MY SHOES

    Ravel Morrison has vowed his critics “could never walk” in his shoes as the former Manchester United starlet attempts to get his career back on track.

    Now 27, the attacking midfielder was handed a Premier League lifeline by Sheffield United last summer but made just one appearance before being released.

    In a long Twitter thread, he wrote: “Don’t compare me to your average, there’s different levels…

    “There’s no next Ravel Morrison [or] he’s the same as Ravel Morrison because they have hiccups.

    “I’ve had life struggles, the amount of obstacles I have had to climb in my life use will never understand.

    “You could never walk in the shoes I’ve walked in, never and will NEVER come across scenes of what my eyes have seen, sometimes in life things plan out perfect and sometimes things are just not meant to be!”

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    CRIS GOODBYE

    PSG look set to turn their backs on a stunning summer bid for Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. 

    The Ligue 1 champions, who have been after the Man Utd icon for almost a decade, are rumoured to have been pondering a move to bring the Portugal skipper to France.

    However, ESPN claim the club are reportedly leaning towards extending the contracts of Kylian Mbappe, and the world’s most expensive footballer Neymar instead.

    Both players have deals to keep them at the club until at least 2022. 

    And reports suggest PSG officials have prioritised efforts to seal extensions on their star attackers’ contracts before turning their attention towards new transfers. 

    Earlier this week incredible claims in French media suggested Ronaldo had come close to joining PSG before the Covid-19 lockdown.

    The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in a £88million 2018 move, had dreams of playing alongside Brazil star Neymar and France striker Mbappe, according to ESPN. 

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    GIFT OF THE GAB

    Arsenal and Lille are reportedly confident that a deal for Gabriel can be reached.

    French media claim that the Gunners could sign the Brazilian defender as early as next week.

    Manchester United and Everton had been keen to snap him up.

    But after Mikel Arteta's side qualified for Europe, they have stepped up their pursuit of the centre-back.

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    DEVIL DELIGHT

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    TIME TO DIO-GO

    Diogo Dalot could be given a Goodison escape route from Manchester United with Carlo Ancelotti targeting the Red Devils outcast. 

    The Everton boss is rumoured to be after a £10million deal for the Portuguese defender, who’s fallen down Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order.

    And the Mirror claims the full-back, who SunSport has revealed is a surprise target for Barcelona, could be one of the players on United’s for sale list.

    It is thought the club are keen to boost funds for summer transfers from a possible sale.

    Dalot, 21, who joined United from FC Porto in a £19million deal under Jose Mourinho, has barely featured in Solskjaer’s line-up this season.

    With Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 22, currently established as first-choice right-back, the Portugal under-21 international is facing an uphill struggle for first team appearances.

    This season the full-back, who has battled with hip and groin injuries, has made 11 appearances across all competitions, netting once in an FA Cup tie against Tranmere Rovers. 

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne

    WUNDER-BAR

    Borussia Dortmund are looking at the drama surrounding Jadon Sancho's move to Manchester United as a “win-win” situation.

    The England star, 20, has reportedly agreed to personal terms with United after being offered a five-year deal worth £350,000 a week.

    The German side are hoping to command a £108million fee, with United unwilling to splash that sum in one transaction.

    Old Trafford chiefs are said to have offered closer to £60m – with the remaining £48m to be spread across a number of instalments.

    But Dortmund – who have set a deadline of August 10 for a deal to be concluded – are standing firm, and German publication Bild say Dortmund view the whole prolonged saga as a “win-win”.

    The way they see it, Man Utd either splurge £108m NOW or Sancho stays at the club for another season as they challenge for the Bundesliga title. In both scenarios, Borussia Dortmund leave happy.

    They either rake in £108m to help combat the financial repercussions of the coronavirus lockdown and sign an elite replacement OR they keep their best player and look to break their near-decade-long title drought in 2020-21.

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