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Harry Kane reps approached by Red Devils, Jadon Sancho LATEST, Pogba ‘could leave Man Utd for £55m’, Varane talks

MANCHESTER UNITED'S top transfer target Jadon Sancho is dreaming of a Premier League move, according to the German press.

Elsewhere, United are reportedly willing to part company with star Paul Pogba if they receive a bid of around £55m.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to keep the Frenchman on board but his situation has become a concern with his contract set to expire in a year.

And the Red Devils have "stepped up" their interest in Atletico Madrid's England full-back Kieran Trippier.

The 30-year-old is set to quit the La Liga challengers this summer

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  • 'ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY'

    Dimitar Berbatov thinks Harry Kane is in a similar position he was in when he joined Manchester United in 2008.

    The Bulgarian is delighted that he made the move and his words might hit home for the England captain.

    He told The Telegraph: "When you hear that one of the biggest clubs wants you after you’ve tasted the success of winning a trophy, let me tell you something, things change dramatically.

    "Because you think, ‘this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to win more, so I’m not going to miss it’.

    "I knew I would disappoint some people, some people would be angry but, in the end, this is my own path, my own success story, so I needed to write it in my own way.

    “That’s why I took that decision and, probably, we will see it happen again soon because Harry Kane is in my position now where I was before.

    "It’s difficult, it’s stressful, a lot of questions in your head, but in the end I needed to write my own story in football.”

  • INK-REDIBLE

    Antonio Valencia unveiled a new Red Devils tattoo depicting his UEFA Cup trophy lift in 2017.

    And it's not too shabby!

  • SANCHO ALTERNATIVE

    Manchester United are eyeing up a potential transfer deal for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby this summer.

    The talented 21-year-old has shone once again in the Bundesliga this season, and CaughtOffside understands his performances have attracted interest from the Premier League.

    Diaby looks like he could soon be ready to make the step up to a bigger club, though CaughtOffside understands Leverkusen won’t let him go on the cheap, with a fee of at least £45million required to convince them to sell.

  • MEND TO BE

    Manchester United have entered the race for Sporting Lisbon prodigy Nuno Mendes.

    The left-back has made a rapid rise to prominence this season, making 44 appearances in all competitions for Sporting.

    Mendes has a release clause of about £61m in his contract but United have made contact with the Portuguese champions about a potential £52million deal for the 18-year-old full-back.

    Manchester City had been linked with a move for Mendes but SunSport understands there is no interest from them.

  • 'IN MY HEART'

    Manchester United youngster Arnau Puigmal Martínez has announced his exit from Old Trafford on Instagram.

    He posted an image that reads: "Four years ago I decided to leave everything behind and sign for Manchester United.

    "I've experienced many things that will be part of me forever.

    "Now I feel it's time to put and end to this amazing phase of my life. But first, I just wanted to thank every person in this club that has helped me from day one.

    "I feel blessed that our paths crossed, and you will always be in my heart."

  • KAM TO OLD TRAFFORD

    Man United were trumping Ajax’s offer for FC Nordsjaelland forward Kamaldeen Sulemana during talks today, per Football Insider.

    Ajax have submitted a bid worth £12m in total for Kamaldeen Sulemana.

    The Premier League giants were expected to beat that offer as the race for the signature of the 19-year-old hots up.

    United have made the capture of the teen star a top priority after assessing him extensively this season.

    Discussions with Nordsjaelland chairman Tom Vernon, the former United scout, were taking place to accelerate a deal, with Sulemana valued at £15m.

  • HARRY OFF?

    Harry Kane has reportedly told Tottenham again he wants to leave this summer.

    Sky Sports claims Spurs are ‘now making enquiries about replacement centre-forwards’ to fill the huge void should their talisman depart.

    And they state this is the ‘first indication that the club are willing to consider the feelings’ of Kane.

    Manchester United and City have both been linked with bumper moves for the hotshot.

    And Chelsea have also allegedly been in contact with Kane's representatives CK66 to express their desire to sign the England star.

  • SHARPE SHOOTER

    Former Manchester United winger Lee Sharpe believes Bruno Fernandes is still ‘not at Kevin De Bruyne’s’ level.

    The Portuguese star has been phenomenal since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020 and is their top scorer this season.

    Sharpe told GentingBet: “The jury is still out for me on Bruno Fernandes in terms of him being one of the very top players in the League.

    “He does something magical; he’ll spray a pass somewhere or score a decent goal, or a free kick, and then he’ll spend 10-15 minutes of the game giving the ball away really cheaply.

    “I’m not sure whether that’s just a form thing that he’s going through - or whether it’s actually him as a player.

    “So, I’m reserving judgement at the moment whether he’s one of the best in the league – I think De Bruyne is right up there in the top three players in the league, I’m not sure Bruno gets into that top three."

  • TRAFF RAP

    Manchester United have threatened protesters with a stadium ban and criminal charges following last week’s defeat to Liverpool.

    Last Thursday saw two people arrested and the Liverpool team bus BLOCKED as around 2,000 United supporters descended on Old Trafford to protest the Glazers’ ownership.

    United have now warned fans that future anti-social behaviour could result in stadium bans and criminal prosecution.

    United’s chief operating Collette Roche said: "We remind everyone that inconsiderate, reckless or anti-social behaviour by anyone visiting Old Trafford will not be tolerated.

    "Club sanctions will apply for the use of flares within the stadium and any pitch incursions or vandalism will result in criminal prosecution."

  • DANNY'S BOY

    MANCHESTER UNITED winger Daniel James has revealed he and partner Ria Hughes are expecting a baby boy in September.

    James, 23, has been with Hughes for four years and the couple are now set to welcome their first child into the world.

    Announcing the news on Instagram, the Man Utd star said: "BABY JAMES …Just what me & Ria wished for🤍👶🏻 .

    "Our little one due September😆💙."

    And he was met with congratulations from the official Man Utd Instagram account.

    The club replied: "Brilliant news! Congrats from all of us."

  • ON THIS DAY

    Perhaps Phil Jones' most infamous moment in a Manchester United shirt.

    On this day in 2015 Jones made THAT headed tackle on Arsenal's Olivier Giroud.

    How time flies.

  • 'I'VE BEEN BETTER'

    Mason Greenwood believes he has been better this season despite not tallying as many goals

    Greenwood told Sky Sports: "For most of last season I don’t think my link-up play was as good.

    "But I was banging in the goals so people got it in their head that I was doing better last season than this. I don’t agree. I think I have been better this season.

    "I have still got a few years to reach my full level of speed. I am still growing, still filling out. I am only 19.

    "My hold-up play has improved. My all-round play, my defensive work. Just being a player, basically. That is coming through now."

  • INJURY UPDATE

    Solskjaer told Manchester United Live:" We had a couple of days off after the Liverpool match and we’ve welcomed Dan James back and Anthony Martial back so that’s big, big plusses for us.

    "We didn’t lose any against Liverpool so we’re fit. We’re only missing Harry [Maguire] and Phil [Jones].

    "They [Daniel and Anthony] have done all their rehab programmes and ticked all the boxes so a couple of days of training before the game with the team, but they’re not ready to start a game yet. Let’s see.

    "Hopefully, we can get both of them on the pitch and give them some minutes."

  • MISSING ROO

    Throwback to this day in 2016 when Wayne Rooney scored his 100th Premier League goal at Old Trafford in a 3-1 romp of Bournemouth.

  • ALL FOR JUAN

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that a decision has not been made over Juan Mata's future yet.

    He said: "I’ve kept the dialogue with Juan and we’re due to speak again very soon.

    "Of course he’s not played as much as he would like and that’s a decision we will make with him.

    "He’s in charge of his own future, he’s been such a good servant for the club. But it’s hard to leave good players and good people out of the team, and it’s about what does he want as his next step in his career.

    "Is it to play his career out here or is it to go somewhere else? We haven’t made the final decision yet."

  • FAN THE FLAMES

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is excited to see fans back for the last two games of the season.

  • RON OF THE GREATS

    Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he hopes to go down in footballing history as 'one of the greats' of the game.

    Speaking at his unveiling as LiveScore’s Official Global Brand Ambassador, he said: “I hope that I will be remembered as one of the great players, someone that worked hard, that always did his best to help his team and will be part of the history of the game.”

    Ronaldo was also asked which of the current crop of young stars he believes will become the best player in the world.

    And he replied: “It is hard to choose just one player to say this one will be the best, but I think it is exciting to see this new generation of young players, like Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappé, who are coming through.

    “Some players can have one or two great seasons, the really great players are the ones that keep doing it season after season, and that is not so easy to do.

    "It takes a lot of hard work, and a lot of commitment.”

  • NOT GUNNAR HELP

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his players have been suffering due to fans protests.

    Thousands laid siege to Old Trafford and the team hotel forcing their game with Liverpool to be postponed.

    There were more protests against the club’s owners the Glazers before the game against Leicester last week too.

    And Solskjaer said: “I think the mood in any club and the relationship between the team and the fans is vital to what happens on the pitch.”

    Solskjaer believes the protests and subsequent fixture pile up was the reason for them losing their last two games at home to Leicester and Liverpool.

    He said: “I just didn’t want to use it as an excuse because we lost two games but surely it’s a reason behind the performances.”

  • NOTHING RON

    Cristiano Ronaldo was 'happy to be subbed' for the first time ever, according to Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo.

    The Portuguese superstar was replaced by Alvaro Morata with 20 minutes left of Juve's dramatic 3-2 win over Inter Milan on Saturday but apparently remained 'happy and smiling' in the dressing room.

    Pirlo told Sky Italia: "I think it was the first time he was happy to be subbed off.

    "We were one man down, and he'd have been chasing shadows. He was happy and smiling in the dressing room."

  • HANNIBAL LECTER

    Neil Wood has expressed his sympathy for Hannibal Mejbri following his red card in Manchester United U23s 3-1 defeat to Derby County.

    He told MUTV: “You’ve seen throughout the season, there’ve been enough videos out there of him being kicked numerous times in games and his frustration does take over and get the better of him.

    "We’ve tried to educate him throughout the season, not rising to it — [telling him] ‘you’re gonna be a target’ and to take inspiration from the best players who just get up and intimidate with the football again, keep getting on the ball.

    “I’ve just had a 25-minute chat with him. He needs to learn. This is something he’s going to have for most of his career, if he goes on to have a successful career he’s going to get targeted and face a lot of these tackles."

  • A-MAD FOR IT

    Alternatively, Amad Diallo could be given another chance to impress following his exploits in the defeat at Leicester.

    As a result, Mason Greenwood would be pushed up-top with Cavani rested.

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