Who have United been linked with this summer? The latest rumours…
United and Palace have agreed a £50m fee for Wan-Bissaka
United and Palace have agreed a £50m fee for Wan-Bissaka
The latest on who Manchester United have been linked with this summer. Warning! It’s already a very long list…
The latest players Man Utd have been linked with…
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – United and Palace have agreed a £50m fee for Aaron Wan-Bissaka with the 21-year-old defender completing his medical on Thursday evening, and an announcement of his signing due on Friday (Sky Sports, June 27); United must pay £45m upfront for the right back as Palace demand what Man City spent on Kyle Walker transfer (The Sun, June 22).
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Harry Maguire – City and United have told Leicester they are prepared to pay £65m for Harry Maguire (Sky Sports, June 26); United are out of the running for Harry Maguire after being told he would cost a world record £100m (Daily Mirror, June 27); United are confident they can beat rivals City to sign the Leicester defender (Daily Star, June 24).
City, meanwhile, look to have beaten United to the signing of Maguire by pencilling his medical into the diary (Daily Star, June 20); Andreas Pereira could be used as a makeweight to facilitate Maguire’s move (The Sun, June 18).
United are growing increasingly confident of winning the race to sign Maguire in light of City’s reluctance to pay over £80m for the England international. (Daily Mail, June 15)
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Bruno Fernandes – United are set to meet with the agent of Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes in an attempt to secure a £70m deal for the 24-year-old (O Jogo, June 27); Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a personal plea to Ed Woodward for the club to “speed up” a deal for the £63m-rated Sporting midfielder (Daily Star and Record, June 24). Meanwhile, Spurs believe Fernandes will join United after meeting the player’s representatives this week (The Sun, June 21).
Ilay Elmkies – Manchester United and Manchester City are both battling to sign the highly rated Hoffenheim youngster (The Sun, June 28)
Samuel Umtiti – United are interested in Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti but the World Cup winner has reiterated his desire to remain at the Camp Nou after an injury-hit campaign (Mundo Deportivo, June 28).
Wissam Ben Yedder – United are prepared to trigger the Sevilla striker’s £35m buyout clause if Romelu Lukaku secures a move to Inter Milan this summer (France Football, June 26).
Neymar – PSG approached Man Utd about the possibility of directly swapping Neymar for Pogba, although it is understood the Premier League club currently think the deal for the Brazilian would be far too expensive to justify. (The Independent, June 25).
Christian Eriksen – The Tottenham playmaker is eyeing a switch to United or Juventus after seeing his dream move to Real Madrid collapse (Sunday Mirror, June 23).
David Brooks – United are considering a summer move for Bournemouth forward David Brooks (The Sun, June 20).
Max Aarons – Manchester United are stepping up their interest in Norwich defender Max Aarons, who they see as an alternative to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to Sky Sports News (Sky Sports News, June 20).
Paulo Dybala – The forward could be used as a makeweight in a return to Juventus for Paul Pogba (The Daily Telegraph, June 20).
Issa Diop – Diop’s representatives are due to hold talks with West Ham about his future next week (Sky Sports News, June 20); Sources close to the player say he can be sold for £60m (Sky Sports News, June 17); Manchester United are interested in signing the player and willing to pay £45m plus a player for the West Ham defender (Sky Sports News, June 16); But West Ham will resist any offers for Manchester United target Diop this summer. (The People, June 16).
Meanwhile, West Ham asked about Anthony Martial after being contacted by United about a player-plus-cash deal for Diop (Daily Mail, June 19).
Declan Rice – The England international feels a move to Old Trafford this summer would be too early in his career (The Independent, June 20); West Ham have told United they have no intention of selling Rice this summer (Sky Sports News, June 19).
Philippe Coutinho – The Brazilian could make a shock return to Liverpool this summer (Le 10 Sport, June 21); The former Liverpool winger says he will not join United out of respect to his former club (Sky Sports News, June 17).
Youri Tielemans – United have made a £36m bid for the Monaco midfielder (The Sun, June 18); The club have made further enquiries into signing Tielemans. (Mail, June 16); The Leicester midfielder says he is flattered by links with Tottenham and Manchester United (Sky Sports News, June 6).
Technical director – United are desperate to appoint a technical director to help Solskjaer rebuild his squad (the Sun, June 24). Rio Ferdinand admits he is interested in becoming United’s first technical director but says the role has not yet been defined by the club (Sky Sports News, June 12).
Ed Woodward will continue to call the shots on the transfer policy at United, with the club not expected to appoint a sporting or technical director this summer. (Daily Mail, June 12).
Junior Firpo – United and Liverpool will go head-to-head for the signature of the Real Betis left back (Marca, June 24).
Toby Alderweireld – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will try and sign Toby Alderweireld if Manchester United miss out on landing Matthijs de Ligt. (Daily Express, June 9).
Matthijs de Ligt – United are now believed to have withdrawn their interest (Sky Sports News, May 26).
Kevin Strootman – United are one of several clubs who have been offered the player on loan (Sky Sports News, May 25).
Joao Felix – Manchester United have been joined by rivals Manchester City in the £105m race for Benfica wonderkid (The Sun, May 30); City and United are in fact locked in £120m battle for the youngster (Daily Express, June 4).
Giovani Lo Celso – United have emerged as favourites ahead of Tottenham to sign Real Betis playmaker Giovani Lo Celso, who is valued at £67m by the La Liga club. (The Independent, June 15).
Sean Longstaff – United are thought to be interested, but no approach has been made (Sky Sports News, June 17); United are confident they can reach a £25m agreement with Newcastle for midfielder Sean Longstaff. (Daily Mirror, June 15).
Mathis Rayan Cherki – Manchester United are considering signing the 15-year-old Lyon midfielder (The Daily Telegraph, June 16).
Gareth Bale – Bale is no longer one of Manchester United’s transfer targets this summer as ‘both his age and the salary he commands means he does not fit the transfer profile the club are pursuing’ (Sky Sports News, June 13).
Ivan Perisic – The Croatian will be allowed to leave Inter this summer for a fee of around £35m. There has previously been interest in Perisic from Manchester United and Arsenal, but as yet no bid has been submitted by a Premier League club. (Sport Italia, June 14).
Antoine Griezmann – Manchester United have been blindsided in their bid to sign Griezmann as he is expected to join Barcelona for £110m. (Mirror, June 16); United have made a last-ditch £95m bid to convince the French striker to join the club instead of making a move, as expected, to Barcelona (The Sun, June 13).
CONFIRMED: Daniel James – The Wales winger has completed his transfer to United from Swansea on a five-year contract.
Jan Oblak – Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak wants to leave the club this summer and is interested in a move to Manchester United (ESPN, June 11).
Rodri – Manchester United are willing to match Manchester City and pay £62m Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri (Daily Star, June 11).
Donny van de Beek – Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek wants a move to the Premier League to join either Manchester United or Tottenham (Daily Star, June 11).
Gianluigi Donnarumma – To fall in line with FFP, AC Milan may have to cash in on Gigi Donnarumma this summer with a fee in the region of £60m being quoted (Calciomercato, June 8); Manchester United have reportedly launched a move for AC Milan goalkeeper. (Daily Star, June 2).
Ryan Sessegnon – United made contact with Fulham about the 19-year-old in May; Sessegnon has now told Fulham he will not be signing a new contract offered to him by the club (Sky Sports News, June 7).
Nicolas Pepe – The Lille winger is set to snub interest from several Premier League heavyweights and sign for Bayern Munich. Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United were all credited with interest in the 24-year-old (The Sun, June 8)
James Maddison – Manchester United are said to have made signing the Leicester forward ‘their new priority’ and ‘moved into pole position’ to sign the 22-year-old. Maddison is expected to cost £60m if he leaves Leicester this summer (The Independent, June 4).
Mo Salah – Red to Red Devil? United are reportedly set for a £180m battle with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich for Salah’s signature (Daily Mail, June 4).
Mauro Icardi – United have reportedly been offered Icardi by Inter Milan, but have decided against making a move (Sky in Italy).
Kalidou Koulibaly – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified £84m Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly as his prime transfer target this summer (Daily Mail, June 9).
Thomas Meunier – United have held more talks over a potential £22m transfer for the PSG defender as they grow frustrated with Crystal Palace’s valuation of Aaron Wan-Bissaka. (daily Mail, June 2). But Arsenal manager Unai Emery has made personal contact with Meunier in an attempt to convince him to join the Gunners ahead of Manchester United. (Daily Mirror, June 2).
Adrien Rabiot – France international Rabiot has held talks with Serie A champions Juventus ahead of the expiry of his contract at PSG on July 1 (Sky Sports News, June 14).
James Rodriguez – Real Madrid will offer James Rodriguez to Manchester United as they look to try and bring Paul Pogba to the Bernabeu (Daily Star, June 9).
Andre Onana- Manchester United have identified Ajax goalkeeper Onana as a possible successor for David de Gea. (The Sun, June 12).
Ivan Rakitic – Manchester United have contacted Barcelona to discuss a deal for Croatian midfielder Rakitic. (Sport, June 12).
Denzel Dumfries – Manchester United want the PSV Eindhoven defender as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer steps up his bid for a new right-back. (The Sun, June 16).
Elseid Hysaj – United are ready to launch a move for the Napoli right back (Sky in Italy, June 19).
Mateo Mejia – Real Zaragoza have dismissed suggestions Mejia has joined United after it appeared the Spanish wonderkid had made the switch to Old Trafford. (Daily Mail, June 25).
The latest on those who could leave Old Trafford this summer…
Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan will make a bid worth £62.8m within 24 hours to sign United striker Romelu Lukaku on a two-season long loan with an obligation to buy, according to Sky in Italy (June 28).
United will not entertain Inter Milan’s proposed £63m deal for Lukaku (Daily Mail, June 28); Inter and United are still some way off arriving at an agreement for the sale of the striker, with the Italians’ valuation at least £20m short of the £75m United want for him (Daily Mail and Gazzetta dello Sport, June 24). Meanwhile, Inter are ready to offer United the chance to offload the striker in a straight swap for Mauro Icardi (Sunday Express, June 23).
The Serie A club need to sell Icradi before they have any hope of financing a deal to sign Lukaku (Guardian, June 22)
With Romelu Lukaku linked with a move to Inter Milan, we take a look at some of his best Premier League moments for Manchester United.
Paul Pogba – The Frenchman’s team-mates believe he should leave United for the good of the club (Sun on Sunday, June 23) with the player expected to hold a pre-season meeting with Solskjaer when he will tell the United boss he wants to leave this summer (Star on Sunday, June 23).
And Solksjaer wants the club to sell Pogba in order to boost his £100m transfer budget this summer (Daily Star, June 22). Meanwhile, there are 48 days for Real to complete the signing of Pogba as Premier League clubs cannot sign players after Aug 8 and although United would be able to sell the World Cup winner after that point, they would be unlikely to do so if they could not replace him. Pogba wants to leave before United start their pre-season schedule on July 13 (AS, June 22).
However, Juventus have ended their interest in Jorginho, with the club set to offer Pogba a return to Italy (Daily Express, June 22) and the France international is desperate to return to Juve and has underlined his desire to move back to Turin by phoning new coach Maurizio Sarri (Tuttosport, June 21).
Solskjaer, meanwhile, wants Pogba out of Old Trafford – as he is trying to raise transfer funds (Daily Mirror, June 21); The midfielder wants Juventus return rather than Real move from Man Utd, according to Sky in Italy (Sky in Italy, June 20); Real have made their opening offer for Pogba, of around £90m (The Sun, June 18); The Real target is prepared to go on strike to force through a switch to the 13-time European champions. (ABC, June 16); Pogba has suggested he is open to a potential transfer away from United.
David de Gea – United are back in talks with the Spaniard and are confident of getting him to sign a new five-year contract (the Sun, June 22). The goalkeeper’s “prospects of a move to PSG are set to hinge on the French giants” move for Matthijs De Ligt’ (The Daily Mail, June 20).
Juan Mata – The Spaniard has signed a new deal which will keep him at United until 2021, with the option of a further year’s extension. And Mata took a £45,000-a-week pay cut to sign the new deal (the Sun, June 24).
CONFIRMED: Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia have been released by the club.
Scott McTominay – United are trying to tie down McTominay to a new contract to stop him joining Crystal Palace. (The Sun, June 16)
Fred – Roma’s new manager Paulo Fonseca is weighing up a summer bid for United midfielder Fred, who move to Old Trafford for £53m less than 12 months ago. (Metro, June 15)
Andreas Pereira – The midfielder is in line for a new four-year deal at Manchester United (The Sun, June 8).
Premier League players released
Matteo Darmian – Valencia are reported to have held talks with United about buying the full-back (The Sun and Daily Mail, June 7).
Marcus Rashford – United will trigger their 12-month extension option in the striker’s contract to prevent an immediate exit from the player (the Sun, June 24). However, with 12 months to go on his contract, Rashford is no closer to signing a new deal than earlier in the summer (The Sun, June 13).
The forward is holding out for a staggering £300,000 a week to sign a new deal at United. (Mirror, June 16); United may be forced to pay Rashford £350,000 a week to fend off Real Madrid and Barcelona. (The Sun, June 16)
Alexis Sanchez – United are set to be lumbered with the £500,000-a-week forward next season because nobody can afford to sign him (Sunday Express, June 23; The Times, June 22). However, Juventus and Inter Milan are believed to be interested.
Marcos Rojo – The Argentinian defender says he wants to stay at Old Trafford.
Antonio Valencia – The right-back is expected to leave Manchester United in the summer after the club opted not to trigger a contract extension.
Dean Henderson – The goalkeeper wants his wages to triple to £75,000 a week to stay at United (Sun on Sunday, June 23). Meanwhile, United’s ‘keeper is unsure where his future lies at the club after a successful loan spell at Sheffield United which saw them gain Premier League promotion.
Axel Tuanzebe – The 21-year-old will hold showdown talks with United over his future in the next fortnight. (The Sun, June 25).