Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

Wednesday, June 12

  • Manchester United are planning to raid Ajax for goalkeeper Andre Onana
  • That’s if David de Gea decides to leave Old Trafford
  • Manchester United target Paulo Dybala has been backed to leave Juventus
  • United have been given hope in their quest to sign Antoine Griezmann

Angry Barca?

Barcelona are reportedly growing frustrated with Ajax superstar Matthijs de Ligt.

The Catalan giants were believed to be in pole-position for his signature heading into the summer transfer window.

But the Dutch international is still yet to make a decision on his future with Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Liverpool and Juventus all trying to turn his head.

And according to Sport, the La Liga champions are angry with the numerous delays that have ‘soured’ relationships.

Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

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Have a little patience with Ole

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged supporters to be patient with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“Manchester United fans have to be patient,” Ferdinand told talkSPORT. “The strength of Liverpool and Man City, how many points ahead they are and how far ahead they are in terms of what they’re delivering on the pitch, is huge at the moment. To close that gap is going to take some going.

“You think of Liverpool, when Klopp came in he had time to really implement his ideas, what he believes is the right strategy to go forward from a recruitment point of view but also playing style.

“If Ole can get that time and can get that right, and get his ideas into the players with clarity, then they’re onto a good thing.”

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Juan Mata to Turkey

Turkish sides Fenerbahce and Galatasaray are interested in signing Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata.

Mata, 31, has just under three weeks of his contract remaining and he’s yet to respond to the offer of a one-year extension.

Now, The Sun claim Fenerbahce and Galatasaray have both approached Mata’s representatives about a deal.

It’s also reported that Barcelona have expressed an interest in signing the former Valencia man on a free transfer.

Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

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Ivan Rakitic to Man Utd

Spanish outlet Sport have claimed that United have made contact with Barcelona over a possible deal to bring Croatia international Ivan Rakitic to the club.

Rakitic was part of the Croatia side that broke English hearts at last summer’s World Cup, and is said to have caught the eye of United.

Sport indicate, however, that the former Inter Milan target is happy at Barcelona despite the prospect of improved terms being on the horizon.

Therefore, United would need to offer Rakitic a mega deal in order to have a chance of convincing him to move.

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Antoine Griezmann confident

Antoine Griezmann is confident of securing a move to Barcelona this summer, reports claim.

Griezmann has revealed his intentions to leave Atletico Madrid after five years but the club are yet to receive any official bids.

Barcelona were expected to swoop for the Frenchman but have so far failed to firm up their interest.

However, Mundo Deportivo claim he is confident a move will materialise once his release clause drops to £105million on July 1.

The report adds that Griezmann will have to accept the terms he agreed with Barcelona last year before his move fell through.

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Matteo Darmian exit?

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian may finally be granted an Old Trafford exit.

Darmian, 29, made just six Premier League appearances last season under Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

He was tipped to leave in January but the Red Devils decided against selling due to a number of injures.

Now, ESPN FC claim Valencia and two unnamed Italian clubs are interested in signing the full-back.

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Romelu Lukaku latest

Romelu Lukaku said he knows where he will be playing next season as he hinted his future lies away from Manchester United.

Inter Milan are understood to be lining up a move as manager Antonio Conte is a big fan.

Paris Saint-Germain have also set their sights on the former Chelsea and Everton hitman.

“I have a contract with Man United,” he said. “I’ll speak with my club and my agent Federico Pastorello to make the best decision.

“I am going to enjoy my holidays with my family now. I know what I’ll do, but won’t say it. We’ll see. If I expect a busy summer? Yes.”

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Leaked fixtures…

Manchester United will kick off their 2019/20 Premier League season at home to Brighton according to leaked fixtures that have been posted online.

Leaks happen almost every season and these are not confirmed games but if they turn out to be true then United will surely be happy to start with what looks like an extremely winnable fixture.

Saturday, August 10: Tottenham vs Norwich, Bournemouth vs Sheffield United, Crystal Palace vs Arsenal, Everton vs Newcastle, Southampton vs Chelsea, Watford vs West Ham, Burnley v Liverpool

Sunday, August 11: Aston Villa vs Leicester, Manchester United vs Brighton

Monday, August 12: Wolves vs Manchester City

Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

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Nicolas Pepe not happening

Liverpool are not interested in Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.

That’s according to the Evening Standard, who claim Jurgen Klopp isn’t looking for a marquee signing this summer.

Speculation of a £60million Premier League move for the exciting winger has been rife in recent weeks with Manchester United also credited with interest.

However the Evening Standard claim Klopp wants to make smaller purchases to boost his squad depth, rather than a major addition.

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Joao Felix to Atletico

Manchester United transfer target Joao Felix has been lined up for a summer move to Atletico Madrid, reports claim.

Express Sport revealed in April that United and Manchester City were set to do battle for the in-demand Benfica forward at the end of the season.

However, it seems Manchester United and co. are set to be left disappointed if the 19-year-old follows the advice of his agent.

The Mirror report Jorge Mendes, known for his dealing with United in the past, is eager for Felix to head to Atletico Madrid.

Mendes is said to see the Wanda Metropolitano as the ideal place for Felix to continue his development next season.

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Wanted: Andre Onana

Manchester United are planning to raid Ajax for goalkeeper Andre Onana IF David de Gea leaves the club.

With just over a year left on De Gea’s contract, the 28-year-old has been linked with moves to Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.

And despite numerous efforts to tie the Spaniard down to a new contract – nothing has been agreed.

According to The Sun, Ed Woodward and co. have started planning for his departure and are considering Onana, 23.

The Red Devils have been impressed with the Cameroon international, who is viewed as a cheaper and more attainable than Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.

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Paulo Dybala exit

Manchester United target Paulo Dybala could be forced to leave Juventus this summer.

That’s according to Italian football expert Adam Digby, who believes Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence has hampered his scoring abilities.

“I think Dybala will be the one player who is forced to move on,” Digby told Sky Sports News. “He only scored three goals in the league and he really is the player that has been marginalised by Ronaldo’s presence.

“I can fully see him moving on this summer in search of somewhere he can play his more natural role.”

Antoine Griezmann twist

Manchester United have been given hope in their quest to sign Antoine Griezmann after the Frenchman admitted he may leave La Liga.

Griezmann will leave Atletico Madrid this summer after five years in the Spanish capital and despite Paris Saint-Germain reportedly overtaking Barcelona in the battle for his signature – Manchester United are still keen.

“There’s a need for patience, as it’s still soon,” Griezmann said. “I want my future to be decided more than anyone, but there’s a need to wait.

“I don’t know if I’ll remain in Spain. Maybe in two weeks we’ll know something. I just want to play football and have fun.”

Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford

Manchester United transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford (Image: REUTERS)

Romelu Lukaku vow

Romelu Lukaku pledged to use an unhappy season at Manchester United to come back stronger.

Belgian fans staged a display of affection for “Big Rom” before last night’s European qualifying victory over Scotland, unveiling giant banners reading “26 years old, already a legend”.

Lukaku scored in the 45th and 57th minutes to ensure Belgium remained unbeaten in Group I after four games and said he had been determined to rectify a season in Manchester that saw him lose his place and face transfer talk.

“I’ve had a difficult season at club level,” he said. “I lost my place and haven’t played much. But that is a phase in my career and it will help me for the next step.”

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The back-up plan

Manchester United have an alternative full-back in mind should they fail to sign Crystal Palace star Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The Red Devils are looking to snare Wan-Bissaka – but the Eagles’ £65million valuation could scupper the deal.

And should Roy Hodgson’s side stick to their valuation – Manchester United will look to Norwich defender Max Aarons, according to Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol.

“Manchester United interested in signing Norwich City defender Max Aarons if their move for Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka is unsuccessful,” Solhekol wrote on Twitter. “Palace also want Aarons – if they sell Wan-Bissaka to United.”

source: express.co.uk


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