Manchester United transfer news and rumours

The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Manchester United – and those who could leave the club.

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The latest players linked with a move to Manchester United…

Ivan Rakitic – Barcelona midfielder Rakitic plans to run down his contract at the Nou Camp despite links with Manchester United in the mean time (Evening Standard, May 8)

Jack Grealish – Manchester United are stepping up their interest in Grealish, with a a £50m move planned for the Aston Villa man (The Sun, May 8); Manchester United have more interest in signing Grealish from Aston Villa than any deal for Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez (Daily Star Sunday, April 19); Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still keen on signing the Aston Villa midfielder despite his high-profile breach of coronavirus lockdown rules (Daily Mail, April 16)

Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund now expect Sancho to remain at the club this summer but sources close to the player insist a move away is still likely (Sky Sports News, May 7)

United believe they have won the race to sign Sancho after months of secret talks, with just the agreement of a fee with Dortmund standing in their way. It’s claimed that ‘the length of Sancho’s contract, his salary, bonuses and a huge buyout clause have been sorted out over months of secret talks.’ (The Sun, April 20); The England international has had his transfer value slashed by Borussia Dortmund ahead of the summer window (Daily Express, April 24); United will offer Sancho the club’s iconic No. 7 shirt to push through his move to Old Trafford (Daily Mirror, April 30); Manchester United might wait another 12 months before signing No 1 transfer target Sancho due to the financial issues caused by the coronavirus (Daily Mirror, May 7)

Timo Werner – United have placed the RB Leipzig striker on their transfer shortlist, despite Liverpool leading the race for his signature (Daily Express, May 6)

Eduardo Camavinga – United could rival Real Madrid for the signing of the 17-year-old Rennes star (AS, May 5)

Joe Hugill – Manchester United hope to beat Tottenham to the signing of Sunderland’s young striker Hugill for a six-figure sum (Sunday Mirror, May 3); United are close to finalising a deal for Sunderland’s promising 16-year-old striker (Manchester Evening News, May 5)

Donny van de Beek – The Ajax midfielder is viewed as a replacement for Paul Pogba and Manchester United are interested in a deal to sign the Netherlands international ahead of the summer transfer window (Diario Sport, May 4)

Moussa Dembele – The Lyon he would struggle to turn down the chance to move to Old Trafford (Manchester Evening News, May 2)

Boubakary Soumare – United face a fight with Liverpool for the signing of Lille midfielder (The Sun, April 29)

Dayot Upamecano – United appear to have been beaten to the signing of RB Leipzig defender, who is set to join Bayern Munich (Daily Star, April 29)

Ben White – Manchester United are reportedly locked in a transfer battle with Liverpool and Manchester City to sign Leeds United loanee White this summer. The Brighton defender has impressed during his time at Elland Road (The Athletic, April 28)

Federico Chiesa – United are now part of a “four-club race” to sign Fiorentina winger Chiesa. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces additional competition from Juventus, Inter Milan and Chelsea (Gazzetta dello Sport, April 28)

Wissam Ben Yedder – United are one of a host of top European clubs targeting a move for Monaco’s Ben Yedder. The 29-year-old is valued at £40m and has also attracted interest from Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia (L’Equipe, April 28)

Angel Di Maria – Manchester United have been offered Di Maria back as part of a swap deal with Paul Pogba, according to sensational reports (The Sun, April 25)

Saul Niguez – Man Utd and Man City have been given a free run at signing the Atletico Madrid midfielder after Barcelona decided against taking up their first option to buy the midfielder (Daily Mirror, April 24); United’s hopes of signing the midfielder have diminished after Atletico Madrid demanded his £135m release clause was met (Daily Mail, April 22)

Faitout Maouassa – Manchester United have reportedly joined Newcastle in the race for the Rennes defender (Daily Mirror, April 23)

Joao Felix – Manchester United have reportedly “held talks” with Jorge Mendes over a possible £110m deal for Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix (Daily Star, April 21)

Ousmane Dembele – Manchester United hope close friend Anthony Martial’s position in their squad will boost hopes of signing Barcelona forward Dembele. (The Sun, April 20)

Other players linked with a move to Old Trafford…

  • Hirving Lozano (Daily Mail, May 7)
  • Donny van de Beek (Daily Mail, May 1)
  • Matthijs De Ligt (Daily Mail, April 20)
  • Philippe Coutinho (Sunday Mirror, April 19; Daily Express, April 16)
  • Arturo Vidal (The Sun On Sunday, April 19)
  • Jude Bellingham (The Sun, April 17; Daily Mail, April 17)
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (The Sun, April 16)
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Daily Express, April 16)
  • Harry Kane (Sky Sports, March 29; Sky Sports, April 13; The Guardian, April 21)
  • Federico Chiesa (Sky Italy, April 17); (The Sun, April 18)
  • Saul Niguez (The Sun, April 15)
  • Andrea Belotti (Daily Express, April 15)
  • Marc Juardo (Daily Star, April 13).
  • Joe Rodon (Sun on Sunday, April 12).
  • Carney Chukwuemeka (Daily Star, April 11)
  • James Rodriguez (The Sun, April 10)
  • Corentin Tolisso (Foot Mercato, April 9).
  • Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Foot Mercato, April 8)

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The latest on players linked with a Manchester United exit…

Jesse Lingard – At least four Premier League clubs want Manchester United winger Lingard if the club decide not to offer him a contract extension (Daily Star on Sunday, May 3)

Paul Pogba – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made plans to make Pogba a key part of Manchester United’s future and build a partnership with Bruno Fernandes but Real Madrid are set to table a cut-price £70m bid for the wantaway Old Trafford star (Sunday Mirror, May 3); Pogba sees his immediate future at United and is ready to stay at Old Trafford until next summer. Ed Woodward has convinced the player to stay put (Daily Mirror, May 4); Real Madrid are preparing to table an offer for the 27-year-old United midfielder (Mundo Deportivo, May 5)

Alexis Sanchez – The forward, who has spent this season on loan at Inter Milan, has desires on moving back to his native Chile following a failed spell at United (Daily Mail, May 4)

Diogo Dalot – Barcelona are set to test Manchester United’s position on Diogo Dalot after a strong assessment of the right-back (Daily Star, April 25); Manchester United have slapped an astonishing £35m price tag on the Paris Saint-Germain target (Daily Mail, April 24)

Other players linked with a move away from Old Trafford…

  • Chris Smalling (The Sun, April 22)
  • Anthony Martial (Gazzetta dello Sport, April 18)
  • Marcos Rojo (Daily Mirror, April 15)
  • Jesse Lingard (The Sun, March 22)
  • Andreas Pereira (The Sun, March 22)
  • Phil Jones (Daily Mirror, March 16)

The latest Manchester United contract talk…

Dean Henderson – The 23-year-old goalkeeper, who has spent this season on loan at Sheffield United, is expected to spend another season away from Old Trafford next year (Daily Star, May 2); Manchester United are yet to decide if they will allow Henderson to extend his loan at Bramall Lane (Sky Sports News, May 5)

Angel Gomes – United have tabled a last-ditch £30,000-a-week offer to the 19-year-old before he quits for free this summer (The Sun, May 6)

Alexis Sanchez – The Chile forward is set to return to Old Trafford after Inter Milan rejected the chance to extend his loan after an injury-hit season (Daily Telegraph, March 31); Man Utd will be forced to pay Sanchez a £1.1m loyalty bonus when he returns from Inter Milan (Daily Mirror, April 1); Sanchez is looking to ‘rinse his contract dry’ at Manchester United for the next two years. (Daily Star, April 8)

Paul Pogba – Manchester United remain confident the France midfielder will extend his stay. The 27-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of next season but contains an option for a further term (Daily Mirror, March 16); Should United exercise that year it would only serve to make Pogba ‘angry’, with the midfielder keen on a move to Real Madrid (AS, April 7).

Pogba will be among the Manchester United players who return to training at Carrington on Wednesday (The Times, March 17); United will only trigger Pogba’s year extension to preserve their £100m asking price (The Sun, March 20)

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Juan Mata – The Spaniard has revealed he would be open to the prospect of finishing his playing career at Manchester United.

Asked during a Q&A whether he can see himself finishing his career at Old Trafford, Mata replied: “At the moment, I see myself here and playing for as long as I can at the club.

“As you know, after that, there are players who go to different countries and try a different league or culture in life.

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