Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Sancho move CONFIRMED, 'Direct contact' made with Varane, United targeting Leon Goretzka

MANCHESTER UNITED have confirmed the signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

United midfielder Paul Pogba is reportedly close to agreeing a deal to move to PSG this summer.

Kieran Trippier, however, is one player the Red Devils are trying to bring in to the club, and he could cost upwards of £18m.

And Raphael Varane's move to Old Trafford is edging closer, with "direct contact made" according to reports.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    DEVILS DELIGHT

    Jadon Sancho has spoken of his joy at finally sealing his switch to Man Utd.

    He told the club's website: "I’ll always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play first team football, although I always knew that I would return to England one day.

    "The chance to join Manchester United is a dream come true and I just cannot wait to perform in the Premier League.

    "This is a young and exciting squad and I know, together, we can develop into something special to bring the success that the fans deserve.

    "I am looking forward to working with the manager and his coaching team to further develop my game."

  • Jake Lambourne

    SANCHO SIGNS

    Man Utd have announced the signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term deal.

    The 21-year-old has joined on a five-year deal with the Red Devils having the option to keep him at Old Trafford until 2027.

    Sancho chipped in with 50 Bundesliga goals and 64 assists during his time with BVB.

  • Jake Lambourne

    POG BOOM

    Champions League hopefuls Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Paul Pogba, according to reports.

    PSG are believed to be considering a £40million bid for the 28-year-old, although Man Utd reportedly want £50m.

    Should Pogba complete a move to the French capital, he could play alongside Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, after his move from Liverpool.

    The France international could also play in a more advanced role, with Italian midfielder Marco Verratti, 28, joining Wijnaldum in the middle.

    Here's how Les Parisiens could line-up.

    How Paris Saint-Germain could line up with Paul Pogba in their team
  • Jake Lambourne

    TWO SLOW

    Jamie O'Hara believes Liverpool's centre-back pairing of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez would be better than Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane.

    He told talkSPORT: "My question would be, why is he leaving Real Madrid Everyone’s making out he’s the best centre-half in the world, so why is he leaving Real Madrid?

    “They need a centre-half and if they did get him, it improves the team massively. It would be a top signing and it was a position they definitely needed to improve.

    "It’s world class, Varane and Maguire. But I’d worry a little bit potentially for pace. I saw Varane get torn apart by Chelsea in the Champions League.

    “Pace would be something that teams would try and exploit against them two.”

    Before adding: "You look at Liverpool, when Van Dijk and Gomez are fit, they’ve got pace to get them out of trouble."

  • Joshua Mbu

    NEW SEASON, NEW CHALLENGES

    Man Utd will want to try and catch city rivals Man City this season.

  • Joshua Mbu

    BIG MONEY

    Contract rebel Paul Pogba COULD top Man Utd's highest earners list IF he signs a new deal.

    But the Frenchman has recently rejected a new contract.

    The wages of Manchester United's current players
  • Joshua Mbu

    ‘IT’S A DREAM’

    Former Man Utd player and now Barcelona newboy Memphis Depay has said “it’s a dream” to be able to play alongside Lionel Messi. 

    Barca announced the signing of Depay some time ago, but he was announced officially at the Nou Camp yesterday. 

    The prospect of playing alongside Messi excites Depay.

    He said: “It’s a dream [to play alongside Messi].

    “Watching all his games, he’s a legend. I don’t need to say much. The best player in the world.

    “You see what he did in the Copa America so I’m looking forward to playing with him. 

    “I think everybody in the world would like to play with a player like him. Yesterday I had tour in the museum and you see all the Ballon d’Ors he’s won, and there’ll probably be another one soon.”

    Credit: GETTY IMAGES
    Credit: GETTY IMAGES
  • Joshua Mbu

    RAPH’S RESPECT

    Raphael Varane is determined to leave Real Madrid in the right way, SHOULD a deal be agreed with Manchester United.

    According to Fabrizio Romano, the defender is determined to keep his relationship with Real in tact.

    And Varane has a lot of respect for the club, and president Florentino Perez. 

    He does, however, want a new challenge in the Premier League.

    Contract shouldn’t be an issue, according to Romano, it’s up to the clubs to thrash out a deal.

  • Joshua Mbu

    POG TOP

    Man Utd newboy Jadon Sancho comes in at fourth of Man Utd's all-time most expensive transfers.

    Paul Pogba remains top after his £89.3million transfer back in 2016.

  • Joshua Mbu

    DAL'S OUT

    Manchester United are looking for a sizeable loan fee for Diogo Dalot should AC Milan look to revisit another loan deal.

    The right-back was on loan at the Serie A club last season, and even played against his parent club in the Europa League – but was on the losing end.

    According to Sky Sports, United want between £4.2million-£5.1m as a base loan fee, with an option to buy.

    But should AC Milan opt to not move for Dalot, Real Madrid's Alvaro Odriozola as an alternative.

  • Joshua Mbu

    RAP IT UP

    Manchester United and Real Madrid remain £10million apart in negotiations for French defender Raphael Varane.

    According to the Mirror, the Manchester club are £10m off Real's valuation for the four-time Champions League winner.

    But both parties remain interested in getting a deal done.

  • Joshua Mbu

    GOR BLIMEY

    Man Ut target Leon Goretzka COULD be the perfect replacement for contract rebel Paul Pogba.

  • Thomas Blow

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVIL FANS

    United have reportedly agreed a deal in principle to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

    The 28-year-old centre-back has been negotiating a deal with the Premier League giants in what would be one of the biggest signings of the summer.

    According to Telefoot, all that is left is for Real and United to agree a transfer fee for the French defender.

    Man Utd are said to be offering a fee in the region of £43million but Madrid are holding out for a sum in excess of £50m.

    Meanwhile, Donny van de Beek wants to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his place, according to reports.

    The 24-year-old has struggled since joining the club in August 2020, making just 19 Premier League appearances.

    According to the Manchester Evening News, van de Beek will snub interest from Spain, Italy and Germany to keep his United dream alive.

    The Holland international has been linked with a move abroad this summer after a difficult first season in England.

    Most of van de Beek’s United appearances to date have been off the bench as he’s failed to nail down a place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.

    Barcelona, Real Madrid, Roma and Juventus have all been linked with the midfielder in recent months.

    And finally, Andreas Pereira has revealed his desire to return to Lazio after enjoying a loan spell in Rome last season.

    He told GianlucaDiMarzio.com: "I’d like to go back to the Biancoceleste [Lazio] if I was given more time. Rome could be my definitive home, I had a great time.

    "I love the style of play and the team spirit that exists in Serie A. Lazio have priority in my heart. But your country has won me over, why not come back one day if the opportunity arises?"

  • Joe Brophy

    KANE AND ABLE

    Harry Kane is set to become the Premier League’s top earner after moving to Manchester City.

    The Red Devils have four names on the list – with incoming arrival Jadon Sancho set to be on the largest pay packet at the club.

  • Joe Brophy

    MOR THE MERRIER

    Chelsea and Manchester City are hovering for Ilaix Moriba after his contract stand-off with Barcelona escalated.

    The Spanish midfielder, 18, has been removed from Ronald Koeman’s first-team squad until his future is sorted.

    Sport.es say the Under-17 international is upset by Barca’s decision – sparking more links with a host of Premier League giants.

    And the Manchester Evening News claim Chelsea and City are the frontrunners.

    Manchester United were also understood to have monitored Moriba during the second half of last season.

  • Joe Brophy

    OLE TRAFFORD

    Man Utd have already confirmed they have reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for the signing of Jadon Sancho.

    And Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane could soon be heading to the Theatre of Dreams to partner Harry Maguire at the back.

    And it is believed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still eyeing up a new midfielder.

    Here’s how the Red Devils could line-up should they secure all their targets.

  • Joe Brophy

    MORE ON DEPAY

    The Dutchman was asked about boss Ronald Koeman's influence in his decision to join the club.

    He said: "You just don't say no to Barcelona in my eyes.

    "But did he have a big impact? Yes, very big, because I know him from the national team. He put me in the centre forward position and it did a lot.

    "In the games that I played under the coach I did a lot of things that created chances or goals so I think he made me feel comfortable to play in a different way, a different role.

    "I have to thank him a lot for that because before that I was playing on the side, also I can play on the left side, but he tried something new with me in the middle and it worked very well for him and for me too.

    "And then obviously he made the step to Barcelona and from then we kept in contact and he tried to convince me to come last season already and I was willing, and the club was willing, and finally it happened.

    "I think now was the right moment and then it happened. Obviously it was the influence of the coach but you cannot say no to Barcelona so I would (have) come anyway."

  • Joe Brophy

    FLYING DUTCHMAN

    Former Manchester United star Memphis Depay has been officially unveiled by Barcelona after signing on a free transfer last month.

    The Dutchman, 27, agreed to join after letting his Lyon contract expire at the end of last season.

  • Joe Brophy

    BETTER CALL SAUL

    Man Utd’s pursuit of Saul Niguez has been given a major boost by Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.

    The Argentine, who has just been rewarded with a three year contract for guiding Atletico to the La Liga title last season, admitted that Saul’s exit this summer could be inevitable.

    Although Saul’s an important member of his team, Simeone revealed that it’s possible he could be at Barcelona, or another team, next season.

    And if he does have to go, the world’s highest paid boss – who rakes in a mind-blowing £36.2million a year – said there’ll be no hard feelings.

    Goal reported that Simeone said: “We cannot put aside what is rumoured and talked about.

    “If he has to leave, give him a big hug, wish him the best with the boys who gave us life and continue to be friends. As always, to Barcelona or elsewhere.”

  • Joe Brophy

    RICH MAN'S WORLD

    As the transfer window hots up, super-agents behind the scenes are desperate to get their clients the best possible deal.

    And they are paid handsomely for doing so – with Paul Pogba's agent sitting on top of the pile…

  • Joe Brophy

    LIFE'S A BEACH (CLUB)

    Luke Shaw and Jack Grealish have been relaxing in Mykonos as they enjoy a well-earned holiday after Euro 2020.

    The Three Lions pair were pictured sipping drinks and chilling by the pool at the exclusive SantAnna beach club on Wednesday.

  • Joe Brophy

    GREEN WITH ENVY

    Mason Greenwood also listed Fulham's Joe Bryan as his toughest opponent during this memorable Q&A with fans.

  • Joe Brophy

    MORE FROM PEREIRA

    The Brazilian made 33 appearances for the Serie A side and feels he would be an asset if he were able to return.

    He added: "I know I could do even better if I was given more space. Even the fans agree, they wrote to me about it on social networks.

    "At Lazio I have always given my best in the time I was granted. I think my performance could be better if I had more minutes and more freedom to play.

    "When you come in at the end of the game, the task you have to do tactically is not the best.

  • Joe Brophy

    PLEASE TAKE ME ROME

    Andreas Pereira has revealed his desire to return to Lazio after enjoying a loan spell in Rome last season.

    He told GianlucaDiMarzio.com: “I’d like to go back to the Biancoceleste [Lazio] if I was given more time. Rome could be my definitive home, I had a great time.

    “I love the style of play and the team spirit that exists in Serie A. Lazio have priority in my heart. But your country has won me over, why not come back one day if the opportunity arises?”

  • Joe Brophy

    POG FIGHT

    Manchester United are weighing up a number of midfield targets to potentially replace Paul Pogba.

    With the French midfielder out of contract in just a year's time, it will be far from easy for the Red Devils to find a star who can match his talents.

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